Katrina Walkenhorst has always loved design and interiors but it was having children of her own that really sparked her to undertake design studies and turn her passion into a business. She had so much fun decorating her daugher’s Scarlett’s room that she decided to focus solely on kids interiors. What a good choice! Katrina obviously has a flair for making kids’ rooms unique – just take a look at Scarlett’s cosy and serene girl’s room that incorporates whimsical and childlike elements perfectly.
Katrina tells us that she wanted to keep it quite minimalistic after understanding how much “stuff” babies come with after having her first daughter. She made sure she had adequate additional storage as below the changingtable and the cane basket. She chose the Oeuf cot for its clean, updated and modern classic design and the Stokke changing table for its practical height and storage capacity.
The room was originally set up with a nursing chair in the corner where the teepee is now, but once it was no longer required Katrina wanted to set up a teepee for Scarlett to crawl in and out of and to create a cosy play space. She loves to play peek-a-boo in there, play with toys, and use it as a cosy reading space.
Katrina came across the Mrs Mighetto art from the Wondergirls series and fell in love with it for the space. It became the inspiration point for setting up the scheme for the room.
The teepee was a much loved toy of Scarlett’s older sister that passed down once she didn’ play with it anymore.
The gold angel wings were originally a dress-up but Katrina cut off the elastic loops and attached them to the walls.
The dollhouse sits on a bench stool allowing it to be at the perfect height for Scarlett to play with.
The pink and white pom pom decorations were purchased from a local party shop and clustered together for the effect.
A pretty doll sits in one of the beech house shelves.
Cot : Oeuf I Change table : Stokke I Paper pom poms : local party store, similar can be found here I House shaped shelves : Bloomingville I White felt ball garland draped over shelves : Etsy I “Ten Tiny Fingers'” copper foil print (inside large house shelf) : Bespoke Letterpress I Wooden toy camera : Twig Creative I Stackable crayons : Playon I Bench stool : Green Cathedral Furniture I Doll’s House : Le Toy Van I Pom pom blanket : Kip & Co I Gold Angel wings : Cotton on Kids I Gold wall decal : Shanna Murray I Teepee : An Angel at My Table I Paper garland (wrapped around top of teepee) : find similar here I Copper string lighting (top of teepee) : Norsu Interiors I Wall print : Mrs Mighetto I Grey feather garland : Poppies for Grace I Floor rug : Kmart I Cane toy storage basket : Parenthood I Felt storage basket : Norsu Interiors I Sheepskin rug : Adairs I Letter S Marquee light : Letter Lights I Doll : Nana Huchy
ABOUT KALEIDOSCOPE KIDS INTERIORS
Kaleidoscope Kids Interiors was founded in 2016 by Katrina Walkenhorst. She had previously renovated and decorated adult interiors but it was after having her second child Scarlett that she decided to focus on kids interiors. She tells us : “Kids spaces by nature have licence to be a little unconventional, incorporating more fun and playful elements. I loves the challenge of designing rooms that express the personality, lifestyle and interests of her clients both big and small. To see the joy that a completed room brings my clients is just the best!”
Kaleidoscope Kids Interiors is a design studio based in Melbourne, Australia, but she also do e-design packages enabling her to design for clients worldwide.
Photography : Peter Berzanskis
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