Sunday, 18 June 2017

Contemporary toddler bedroom

Rafa-kids XL shelf in toddler room
Rafa-kids XL shelf in toddler room

It was a nice surprise to come across this modern room and spot our Rafa-kids XL shelf in it. Each time I see it in people homes I feel excited and inspired by the creativity and the personal touch. There are so many ways to use XL shelf around children’s room. This toddler bedroom belongs to a little boy called Thomas and was created by Terina Lyell from Oheightohnine. His parents asked an interior designer for a transformation of his room into a 'big boy' space. I like the contemporary look of the room with not so many elements. Sleeping corner with a toddler bed, a large shelf for books and toys, sitting corner and plenty of space to play. The color pallet is very calm with the dominant furniture in natural wood and white and a splash of dark blue here and there.  If you would like to see how the room was looking before and read more about the project, you can step by Terina's blog here
I wish you a nice new week! 

Contemporary toddler bedroom
Contemporary toddler bedroom
Contemporary toddler bedroom
Contemporary toddler bedroom
Contemporary toddler bedroom

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Shelfie in child's room and Rafa-kids Special Offer

XL shelf white  from  Rafa-kids
XL shelf white  from  Rafa-kids

Today I have for you a great storage idea and a special offer for Rafa-kids XL shelf in one. What do you do with all the cuddly Forever Friends who belong to your child? Our ten years old Frank has such a big collection of cuddles that they hardly fit in his bed! And that’s not the end, as he likes to buy or get from time to time some new ones. The other day I thought that our XL shelf could be a perfect storage idea for it. Your child can see all of the favorite cuddles and then take the ones he/she would like to play or sleep with. You win two things - a beautiful decoration in a child’s room and good way to storage them…Of course, the shelf is suitable for displaying any other collection of your child. What could it be? lego, little dinosaurs, books, drawings … 

The good news is that Rafa-kids needs to clean stock of the WHITE XL shelf at the moment, 
so we are having a VERY special offer for it - till the stock lasts! 
As this happens very rarely, grab your chance! 

Rafa-kids favorite Forever Friends:

XL shelf white  from  Rafa-kids
XL shelf white  from  Rafa-kids

I’m showing you two other children’s rooms with different ideas. 
Girls’ room; Hideandsleep Interiors
and a little Ollie’s room who is only 15-month-old : Mop_clothier

XL shelf white  from  Rafa-kids styling hideandsleep_interiors
XL shelf white  from  Rafa-kids styling hideandsleep_interiors
Playroom with XL shelf white  from Rafa-kids

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Gender Neutral Children's rooms trend

Gender Neutral Baby and Children's rooms trend
Gender Neutral Baby and Children's rooms trend
Gender Neutral Baby and Children's rooms trend
Gender Neutral Baby and Children's rooms trend
Gender Neutral Baby and Children's rooms trend

Could you imagine the room of your child in a calm and neutral atmosphere, or you find it to much and a bit boring? The gender neutral children rooms are at the moment very popular, and I like it a lot. The other day, my six years old son was drawing something, and when I asked why he doesn’t use the pink color- he looked at me with this strange look, and said -  “ mom - pink is for girls! “  I was angry, as this was definitely told to him by someone at school, and I’m far from accepting it. 
Anyway, today we are escaping from colours in children’s rooms, and any generalisations what is for boys, and what for girls. Let’s enjoy these beautiful natural textures of wood, linen, cotton. I found this editorial on Zara Home and was positively surprised. Contemporary, with modern elements, kept humble and fresh. I wish to see such an inspiring children rooms more often! 

Gender Neutral Baby and Children's rooms trend
Gender Neutral Baby and Children's rooms trend
Gender Neutral Baby and Children's rooms trend

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Minimal Rafa Bedroom

Minimal Bedroom from Rafa-kids - A teen bed, S shelf and B bench.
Minimal Bedroom from Rafa-kids - A teen bed, S shelf and B bench.

It’s been three weeks since our return from holidays already, but we seem to run still a bit slower. I don’t rush the busy working days to come back into my life. Do you cherish your hours of sleep? I noticed since the trip, how proper amount of sleep, affects my mood and how I feel during the day. 
Maybe that is why our first Rafa-kids photo shoot needed to be about comfort and simplicity in a bedroom. I love this large A teen bed in white. Can you imagine the same bed used for your child's early years, and then just restyled for a teenager?

The A120 bed looks so light and minimal because the legs are designed a bit away from the front line, and that creates this contemporary effect. I wanted to keep everything very minimal so you can see how beautiful this bed is. Together with the Rafa-kids S shelf and  B bench, it is such a complete look. I hope you like this calm and elegant atmosphere, as much as we do. 

Minimal Bedroom from Rafa-kids - A teen bed, S shelf and B bench.
Minimal Bedroom from Rafa-kids - A teen bed, S shelf and B bench.
Minimal Bedroom from Rafa-kids - A teen bed, S shelf and B bench.

Products from Rafa-kids collection: 
B90 bench together with the S shelf also in White.

Minimal Bedroom from Rafa-kids - A teen bed, S shelf and B bench.




Thursday, 25 May 2017

Villa in Sau Paulo

Villa in Sau Paulo
Villa in Sau Paulo
Villa in Sau Paulo
Villa in Sau Paulo
Villa in Sau Paulo

Finding an authentic place to stay with our family during holidays, is one of my top priority since some time. After we got kids, we hardly ever choose hotels, as they give us sort of claustrophobic feeling and are such a unpersonal place to stay. I always spend a lot of time searching for the best possible accommodation within our budget. Airbnb is a platform that I’m starting my searching path. If you are lucky, you can find treasures, like the one I’m showing you today. This Saõ Paulo villa is created by an architect Paulo and hidden in a very nice residential area of the city. Worth the walk around too! 

I’m not going to show you a lot, as I think it is a house with a soul and the pictures can’t do its justices….. Paulo rebuilt two old buildings, connecting them with a charming patio and a large kitchen on the ground floor. I really like the combination of the raw concrete, the unpolished large wood elements with greenery sort of over growing it all. The outside jungle is present inside thanks to using large glass panels, and this creates such a unique feeling when you are around. The villa is decorated with plenty of objects and furniture which we absolutely love, and we felt so well and comfortable, as it was almost our house….well, we could keep dreaming, right?  

If you ever going to visit Saõ Paulo, you can find the villa here: Airbnb - Villa Sau Paulo
please send greetings to Paulo from us. Obrigado! one day we will be back! 

Villa in Sau Paulo
Villa in Sau Paulo
Villa in Sau Paulo

picture credits: Rafa-kids - Arek Seredyn

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Brazil with kids - part 1 - Olá Rio!

Brazil with kids - Rio
Brazil with kids - Centro Rio
Brazil with kids - Rio
Brazil with kids - Lapa markt
Brazil with kids - Rio
Brazil with kids - Lapa
Brazil with kids - Lapa
Brazil with kids - Lapa

It is exactly a week ago since we came back from our wonderful family trip to Brazil. It will be difficult to show you all, probably absolutely impossible so I will try to do it just step by step, to give you a glimpse. As Brazil is such a huge country, we did not want to be too ambitious and decided to stay around Rio and the South Coast. I will start with a little impression from the marvelous city of Rio…well, can you imagine a city with gorgeous beaches, mountains around it, a lake in the middle and between all this powerful landscape there are different districts, each with his own vibe and atmosphere. Well, that’s not all, imagine it is warm there almost year round and the sky is so blue. I don’t know any other place like that…We decided to stay at Ipanema district, just 2 minutes from the beach, the restaurants, the best ice cream ( what do you think about ginger ones? we got it at Milk frutas Cafe ), and yellow taxis, which become for us the easiest way to travel around…

We took it very slow and decided that one attraction per day is enough for us and for our boys. What are our favorite spots? Botanical Garden! walking in a jungle of greenery, then a trip to Sugarloaf mountain to see the sunset, we joined a food tour ( highly recommended! ) - called Eat Rio. Tom was a wonderful host and we had a chance to visit the local market, try plenty of fruits and juices, and also walk around colorful streets of Lapa…and at the evening we run on the Ipanema beach! I really love walking around the colorful Centro of Rio. The mix of architecture and people is just so fascinating!  We have a feeling that stories about the danger in Brazil are exaggerated. We experience this country as welcomed, warm and very friendly for our family, as people talked and try to connect with us, even we didn’t understand single world! Of course, you will also see the poor and tougher parts of the city, but I think it is good to show that to kids too, and talk about it. The world is not a perfect place, but it doesn’t make it any less fascinating….to be continued…

Brazil with kids - Ipanema beach
Brazil with kids - Copacabana beach
Brazil with kids - Sugarlof
Brazil with kids - evening ate Ipanema