I’ve been searching through my collection of interiors magazines for ideas for the nursery this past few weeks. I don’t want to follow the norm and go for the usual girly, pink and white nursery but I’m keen to give the place I imagine I might be spending quite a lot of time some interest and personality.
Elle Decoration has come up trumps with a review of the rather fabulous book – The Homemade Home for Children. 50 thrift and chic projects for creative parents by Sania Pell. One quick order with Amazon and the book has just landed at home getting my brain cells whirring away.
Of course I’m realistic enough to know that our house is going to change massively when Little Pea arrives but Sania’s book showcases some great projects which I’m sure I’ll be proud to show off.
From these very cute building blocks…..
to this vintage card garland…..
…most of the projects use materials that can be sourced pretty cheaply. You just need a bit of time and creativity to get started.
The book also includes projects which could also help while away a cold, wet English afternoon when Little Pea is a little older including this bookcase dollshouse….
…to these treasure jars…
And, when the sun does eventually come out, there is a rather fabulous clothes line playhouse for us to create together…
The books covers projects for a nursery and bedroom, ideas for play, to wear, for storage and outside and usefully there are tons of templates in the back of the book to make life even easier.
Think my first stop is to try and source some vintage cards from a flea market or car boot and, keep pinning ideas on my Children’s Rooms pinterest board. Would love you to follow me – I’m coming across some great ideas.
Homemade Home is published by Cico Books and retails for £16.99.
Little Pea Green
P.S: Just discovered that Liberty are holding a launch of Homemade Home this Thursday (26 April) between 2-5pm. The author, Sania Pell will be signing copies of the book and you’ll also have the opportunity to try out some homemade home projects. Unfortunately it’s too far away for me but, if you’re in London, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. You can find out more on the CICO Books blog or Sania’s site.