We’ve prepared something extraordinary for you today! If you are a lover of clean Scandinavian style with gorgeous vintage finds and like to spice things up a notch with some pops of boho here and there (well who doesn’t?!) – you’re going to love this cutie-pie three-year-old Filippa’s room we are going to be visiting in a sec!
Located in the suburbs of Hamburg, Yvonne, lawyer and a mum of three, nurtures her passion for decorating by making her home as clean and bright as it gets while letting her creative imagination run wild in the kids’ rooms. Her devotion to nesting her family in the most graceful way is best illustrated by the nickname “Miss Tiptop” her husband gave her. After they’ve read a book “Little Miss Neat” by Roger Hargreaves about the little lady who loves to keep her house very tidy and spends the whole day decorating and rearranging everything, he just couldn’t but recognise his beloved wife in the character. And so the legend was born!
Filippa’s room is a well-balanced mixture of everything with a great emphasis on neutral colours and high-quality toys. But the sentiment comes first.
“Choosing the style wasn’t difficult, because it was very clear for us which furniture would move in. Filippa´s bed and wardrobe are vintage, my father already slept in this bed and had put his clothes on the same shelves when he was little. Me, my sister and our two other children already slept in this bed, too. So it has a very special meaning for us.” says Yvonne.
To give it a gentle push towards a more modern look the rest of the room was built around these fabulous centrepieces. Wallpaper in the play area and calm pink feature wall next to the bed are bringing in that special touch while staying on the neutral side.
With huge walls and roof slopings, finding space for furniture can be tricky. But when it comes to putting away all the pink and glitter plastic toys Filippa simply adores to play with you won’t find anyone as diligent as Yvonne:
“I love baskets and try to hide everything in there! We have a lot of storage space in the kids’ rooms which is important to avoid the chaos or at least to minimise it! So there is one pigeonhole for Lego, one for wooden toys, one for Barbie and so on. The kids love to put everything out and make a mess, but at the end of the day, everything has a place which makes it so much easier to clean up”
But there is no such thing as too much storage space when it comes to kids’ rooms, so Yvonne would like to bring in one more closet into the room. Plus a couple more things such as bedding from Garbo & Friends, a Rafa Kids Shelf, a new rug from Olli Ella and the new furniture from CamCam CPH, which she feels would fit the room perfectly!
For all those looking for advice on decorating a kid’s space, Yvonne suggests:
“Pick timeless furniture and decorate it with modern accessories, depending on what the kid wants or needs. If I didn´t have had my father´s furniture, I would have bought a high-quality white bed, a white wardrobe and a white commode. These pieces never get out of time, and you can decorate them in so many different ways by changing the wallpaper, bedding, decoration and so on! So I wouldn’t buy trendy pieces but classics which can grow with the child.”
Bed, commode and wardrobe – vintage (heirloom) I Bedding : Camomile London and Nukko Design I Bedlinens : Swedish Linens I Playkitchen: Ikea (customized) I Wall paint from Little Greene Paint Company “Light peach blossom” I Canopy, wall organizer and garlands : Numero74 I Drop Garland : Velveteen Babies I Rug (grey cloud) : Little P for Little People I Doll bed : Small Stuff Official I Ceramic balloons : By On Design I Print : Mrs Mighetto I Shelf : String furniture I Wooden circus : Up Warsaw I Doll pram : Ooh Noo I Mouse chair : No Fred I Wooden toys : My Soulmate Place , Timureva, Ciao Bambino, Ostheimer, Kolekto Play I Baskets : Olli Ella I
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