Sleep in Style

Its a slow morning…a late family dinner last night means Gigi is happily watching movies on the sofa and Mr Blake is napping, so I thought its the perfect time for another post. Having recently finished renovating our house we’ve been putting the finishing touches to the kiddies bedrooms.

I’m a big monochrome, minimalist fan…however that doesn’t always translate well into children’s bedrooms, they do need some colour and to be surrounded by things that make them feel happy and comfortable, but also create a calm sleeping environment. So we’ve kept a neutral base (walls, floors etc) and used colour in accessories and included toys in the decorations. This makes it easier to change as they grow up.

We hope you like having a sneak peek into their rooms.

Gigi’s Room

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Blake’s Room

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Lighting

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Having worked in interior design I know the importance of good lighting, and with babies and toddlers rooms its vital…firstly in the baby stage at night you want to keep it dim and calm, but light enough to see what you are doing, and then toddlers need to start getting some independence over their own lighting choices.

This is why we use the Philips myBuddy. For toddlers is great as you can set a timer for the ‘sun’ to come up on its tummy to tell them its time to wake up. The ‘moon’ can be left on all night to give a soft nightlight, and if they need extra light they can just press its hat to give a brighter light. This gets Gigi to stay in her room until 7:15am despite being awake from 6:30am most days!!

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I decided to buy a blue one for Blake’s room ready for when he was older. However I’ve realised it works very well as a nursery light, either the sun or moon give a soft light, enough for the ‘dream feed’, but not too bright to disturb precious sleep!

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(Note: I have not been paid for this review and I purchased the item myself)

Gigi & Blake

As the first post of the site we thought we’d just say hi and show our faces…

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#Gigi – Hi I’m Grace (Gigi), I’m three years old and I like to cover myself in stickers, eat pasta and hide under the kitchen table every time my mummy wants to leave the house. Currently I either want to be a vet, a disney princess or a pasta taste tester when I grow up. My favourite phrases are ‘its not fair!’ and ‘can I have that for my birthday?’. My sticker reward chart is making Mummy’s life a little easier though.

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Next Up…

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#Blake – Hi I’m Blake, I’m 11 weeks old and I like to smile, eat copious amounts of formula and poo myself every time my mummy wants to leave the house. Currently I either want to be a night shift worker, a superhero or a baby formula taste tester when I grow up. My favourite phrases are ‘uggle’ and ‘waaaaaaah’. My ability to giggle at basically anything is making Mummy’s life a little easier though.

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And not forgetting…

#Humphrey – Our gorgeous and very tolerant dog, Humphrey! He is a 7 years old black and white cockapoo, we see him as our first born child (and sometimes, actually mostly, the favourite)!

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