I really enjoyed meeting the mamma, Mari-Louise, behind the blog ‘Just a Mamma‘ in real life a few weeks ago. A down to earth mamma with a genuine smile and a totally lovilee personality. She recently revamped a bedroom for her two little girls and it was totally gorgeous, so I asked her whether she’d mind me sharing it with you. They kept the room a secret for the two girls and made the reveal a total momentous occasion. The girls were styled in Annapatat Outfits and La Fede, Pierrot collars.

The design covered it all, a dream zone, a treasure zone where they can each store their keepsakes, a space to play and just to be themselves. There is even a cute teepee to ‘hide’ in.


When Eliana and Lia asked to share a room we were more than reluctant to agree but after a brief trial period we soon realised it wasn’t just a good idea but a great gift we could give our girls. Not only would it settle the “I don’t want to sleep alone” debate but it’s a fantastic opportunity to bond and learn consideration and respect for others. So we started planning our toddler bedroom to share…

1st, we needed a theme. Not wanting to go with something trendy or our own we decided to let the girls make most of the decisions. I told them to keep their eyes open and show me what they would like in THEIR room. Eliana fell in love with a Lolali swan but wanted it in black (her favourite colour), Lia just kept asking for a “pink room” that sparkled.

We had a colour scheme; black, pink and gold. I decided to include white and grey just to soften the overall look.

We also had a theme; swans and all things magical. Eliana; our “black swan” – intense, passionate and beautifully unique. Lia; our “white swan” – whimsical, fun and overflowing with contagious happiness. The room, a perfect combination of their personalities but also including special touches unique to each.

Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom

G7 Euro Designs manufactured a custom wall-to-wall bed and the girls chose their own headboards. A black cloud with star cut-outs for Eli and a white house for Lia. The beautiful grey, bunny bedding is available from Clever Little Monkey and gives a cloudy look and feel to the be. The collection of scatter cushions all over the bed literally adds a confetti of happiness.

Moon and Stars Wall Sticker by Panda & Frost. Bed Canopy and Golden Dream Pillow set by Moocachoo. Dusty Pink Pom Pom Crochet blanket from Baby Couture. Sleeping Eyes Pillow case by Zana Products. Black ‘Koeksister’ Pillow and Light Grey Knotted Pillow by Sprout Kids Co. Black and White Grid Pillow by Scandi Home Decor. Pink, black and white triangle Pillow by Mayalief. Bordeaux the Swan by La Fede.

The pretty keepsakes from memories gone by and a handful of favourites that don’t over stimulate get honored spots to be lovingly displayed on our industrial shelves by Cactic Manufaturing.

Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom

Bunny chairs and Round Table by Hello Dovetail. Book shelves, bunny and deer Watercolour print by Simply Child. The Twins – Blanche and Milan by La Fede. Flower Fox by Lolali. Bunny Watercolour Print by Simply Child. “Slaap Sag” print by M.Studio.

Babushka Forest Nesting Dolls by Mayalief. Storage baskets for the Toys are from Scandi Home Decor. Fox by Lolali. The gorgeous teepee is from My Tiny Teepee.

Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom
Big reveal: Swan inspired toddler bedroom

Images by Madison and West Photography.

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