Nursery Tour

It’s been a long time coming, but I have finally got round to creating a little nursery tour for you all.

Now my favourite room within our home, we wanted our bebe’s nursery to be a calming, gender neutral space with a pastel colour palette and eclectic theme.

I’m not going to lie, in the beginning, the plan for this nursery was very different to it’s end result. But pregnancy hormones, a change of mind and season got me completely hating on the original colour palette and theme (teal space themed created over the winter time) so this is what we came up with and I really am in love.

I wanted to use as much natural wooden and rattan furniture within the space to warm up the cool grey colour that we used on the walls. I then painted a pastel mountain mural (loosely inspired by salvation mountain) as the main feature wall.

We wanted to stay away from the typical baby items but still make this room as functional as possible so Joff made an over the cot changing unit out of chip board and we added a pretty handle from anthropologie so that we can easily move it about. One of my favourite pieces in the room.

I fell in love with the rainbow mirror I picked up on sale at Urban Outfitters but felt something was missing when we hung it up. So I grabbed some fringing off of ebay and added it to the ends.

I also love the fact that the rattan peacock chair was a bridal shower gift from my parents and the moses basket used to be mine and my sibling’s when we were babes!

The wardrobe, an ebay find, was one of the first pieces of furniture we purchased and based our colour theme around. It’s vintage and was already painted in that beautiful dusky green colour.

I have tried to link everything below for those who are interested!

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Cot : IKEA | Wall Paint : Valspar | Rainbow Mirror : Urban Outfitters | Fringing : Ebay | Tie Dye Muslin Sheet : Etsy | Green Dinosaur Toy : Zara Home | Large Teddy Bear : Gifted | Wooden Blanket Rail : Ebay | Knitted blankets : Handmade Gifted | Fringed Unicorn Toy : Anthropologie | Pastel Marble Quilt : Gifted (Emma Nicol Illustration) | Natural fringed toy basket : Marks and Spencer | Large pastel screen print : Created by Joff | Large Wooden Frame : The Range | Silver Metal Toy Suitcase trunks: Habitat | Natural Jute Rug : Urban Outfitters | Sophie Giraffe Natural Rubber Toy : John Lewis | Mustard Memory Book : Meminio | Terrazo Light and ceiling shade : John Lewis | Wardrobe : Ebay | Breastfeeding print : The Plant Room | Dinosaur toys : Ebay | Leather journals : Anthropologie |Wooden baby gym : Ebay | Wooden baby gym toys : Etsy | Moses Basket : Gifted | Wooden moses basket stand : Ebay | Rattan peacock chair : Gifted | Rainbow Cushion: H&M | Rabbit Toy : Gifted | Peach Curtains : Ebay | Nude Changing Bag: ASOS | Blue Jumper : Handmade & Gifted | Rompers : Zara Mini | Suede Jacket : H&M | Changing Mat : John Lewis | Changing Table : Handmade | Changing Table handle : Anthropologie | Rattan storage and baskets : Ebay.

Colour Edit : Blue Sands.

Back in may, my parents were holidaying on the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia when my mama sent me over some of her travels snaps. One really captured my attention; a beautiful building painted in a muted clay colour and framed in ocean blue. A perfect colour combination for its setting and some real inspiration. Perfect timing as we’d just painted our hallway in a similar hue and I was having trouble finding a complementary friend for it.

Since receiving that photo, I can’t seem to get this palette out of my head. We all know that brown and blue can be a match made in heaven (I’ll always remember that advert on television, was it for dulux paint?) but playing by the rules doesn’t mean you can’t create something unique, striking and modern.

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New Products!

Morning guys!

Today I wanted to share with you some new products that are hitting the Kroma Online Shop…..Silk Scarves! In four of my designs, these are 100% silk mini scarves and are great to customise with any outfit ready for spring! If you’re interested in getting your hands on one, click here!

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A Morning with the Glass Narrator

When you think of maternity photography, what do you think of? I know a lot of us think of the posed and positioned mamas-to-be in long flowing gowns with their bellies out looking super glamorous out in open fields. As beautiful as that photography is, I’ve always been pretty afraid of booking in a shoot like that because, apart from my husband Joff, I’ve never really had anyone else take a photograph of me.

I’ve always wanted some beautiful photos of my pregnancy to look back on in years to come but ones that were a little less staged, a little less posed and a little more “me”.

When Karah Mew, The Glass Narrator, contacted me about arranging a maternity and newborn shoot, I took a little look around her website and knew that this was something I’d be interested in booking.

Karah’s photography is realistic and focuses on the little details that are easily forgotten. The best part for me, is that she photographs you in your own home, surrounded by all the things that best represent you and make your feel most comfortable and confident.

On Karah’s arrival, I gave her a little tour of our home and she asked me about our favourite spots to hang out in. She then took a couple of hours to capture me and bump within those spaces. We had a couple of outfit changes, but everything recommended were things that made me feel comfortable.

Karah created a really relaxed atmosphere, and we chatted about our creative jobs, motherhood and she shared advice in a non invasive way which I was really grateful for (including the fact that she had successfully cloth-nappied her two babes, something that we are planning on doing ourselves! )

The photos Karah took that morning will always be very special to me. The last stage of pregnancy, 38 weeks, these photos show the calm, the waiting and portray exactly how I felt at that moment in time.

It was very hard to chose, but here are my three favourites, including a look into our nursery! – For more photos of our shoot, please check out Karah’s blog post here

 

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Home Tour Throwback

Happy Weekend Guys!

This morning I wanted to do a little throwback to our home tour photoshoot that we did for Interiors by Jacquin last year.

I realised recently that I never ended up sharing these photos over here, and they are definitely some of my favourites!

What with transforming our studio space into a nursery and a few other changes here and there, they have also been lovely to look back on and see how our home has evolved to suit our needs.

But don’t worry, I’ll be doing a new little nursery tour over here very soon too! (I’m currently 39 + 2 weeks preggo!)

So, rewind to last April, our home tour was featured on Jacquin’s beautiful blog alongside some exquisite homes. We also did a little interview session so be sure to check that our here.¬†

Here are a few more of our favourite photos from the tour!

 

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Pregnancy Diaries #Second Trimester

Now that I am well into my third trimester of pregnancy, I thought I’d give a little update on what the second stage of expecting has been like for me.

The second stage of pregnancy (for me) was like a blissful little bubble of normality. The nausea had vanished, cravings were normal and sometimes I’d forget I was even expecting!

I know that every mama is different, but I have felt very lucky to feel no pain or discomfort through the second trimester and have been able to focus on preparing my body, staying active and looking after myself. (with a treat or two thrown in of course!)

The odd nose bleed did greet me on the occasional morning as well as a little milk leakage but my main memories of my second trimester include finding out the sex of our baby (we are having a little boy!) and watching my bump grow more and more.

Pregnancy has definitely allowed me to appreciate my body more and all the amazing changes it goes through. I also feel very lucky to not have experienced any dramatic hormonal changes. If anything, my anxiety through pregnancy has actually improved. (I say it’s because I always have a little friend with me when I’m feeling anxious to calm me down!)

It’s also the time when me and my husband realised that we needed to document my pregnancy more as time flies so quickly, I was worried I wouldn’t have enough photos of my bump to look back on.

So on the final week of the second trimester, we took our first proper set of pregnancy photographs and we’ve been snapping away ever since! – For this shoot I was inspired by vintage art deco mixed with some dreamy editing.

So, here they are!

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