Kristy is the proud mother of Minnie, a seven months old girl who loves pink and a little bit of magic! She is the main inspiration for her mothers childrens interior design studio Minnie and Me that started whilst Kristy was on maternity leave. Kristy has sixteen years’ experience working in child and youth mental health as a mental health nurse and family therapist and uses her knowledge of child development combined with her love of all things pretty to create functional and beautiful rooms for little ones.
The brief for Minnie’s room was pink, pink and more pink. It never gets boring as the room is inspiring in a creative way with many beautiful things to appreciate and look at. The overall feel of the nursery room is girly with a vintage touch.
Minnie’s room was designed around the amazing rose gold cot from Incy Interiors, which Kristy wanted to be the focal point of the room. Another big feature in Minnie’s room, also positioned cleverly on the feature wall and therefore visible when you enter the room, is the beautiful wooden bead hanging rack used to display her pretty clothes and cute little shoes; pieces of art in themselves.
Kristy is sentimental and has strong beliefs around the importance of family and being connected to family and friends, including those who have passed on. Kristy and her husband Ben hope to pass these values onto Minnie. Therefore, so many of the pieces in Minnie’s room previously belonged to family members, for example, her Papa’s childhood chair from the 1960s and the chest of drawers given by a cousin which was restored with white paint.
More sentimental objects given by the family includes the vintage teddy bear that takes pride of place in Minnie’s cot, Minnie’s cousin’s rocking chair which was given a new lease of life with a fresh coat of paint, ornaments which belonged to her great grandmothers and a print which was given to Kristy by her aunty that had previously hung in Kristy’s childhood bedroom. Special gifts which Minnie received from family and friends are also on display throughout the room.
Storage was important in Minnie’s room, given her bedroom does not have a wardrobe. A change table with drawers and cupboards was essential as well as a tall boy for clothes. Baskets to hold toys and shelves to display precious keep sakes were included. A book shelf was installed at a height that Minnie will soon be able to reach so that she can choose her favourite books. The rocking chair provides a perfect spot cuddling up together and reading.
The light in the nursery is softened by a sheer white blind and white roller blinds that can also be found throughout the rest of the house. We can just imagine that Minnie dreams of princesses and magic in such a soft and comforting nursery..
Fairy lights : Typo I Rug : Adairs I Ottoman : Adairs I Throw : Adairs I Display shelves : Ikea I Storage basket : Kmart I Stool : Kmart I Pendant : Family Love Tree I Mirror : Family Love Tree I Tallboy knobs : Provincial Home Living I Beautiful Soul Print : One Sonny Day I Swan and Watermelon prints : Bek Halliday Art I Doll (in cot) : Alimrose I Dolls (on rocking chair) : Nana Huchy I Unicorn rattle : Miann & Co I Jewellery box : Pottery Barn Kids I Vase : Kmart I Faux Flowers : Provincial Home Living I Dream catcher (white) : Typo I Dreamcatcher (multicoloured) : Gold Frankincense and Myrrh I Dolls bed : Hello Little Birdie I Bunny : Trellis Dolls I House cushion : Little Village Handmade I Letter lights : Little letter Lights I Toy box : Kmart I Minnie shoe : Mini Melissa I Name frame : Love J Frame
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