Soft pastels and shades of stone create a heavenly space for pretty pointes, pliés and pirouettes.
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■ Paint the focal wall with Plascon Cashmere Choc Milkshake (R7 D2-3) and the other walls with Plascon Cashmere Igloo (B6-E2-3).
Use the Igloo to add a wave detail to the focal wall.
■ Create visual interest with accessories in complementary shades but in different textures, such as wood, leather, Perspex, paper and tulle.
■ When it comes to bedding, stick to a base of white and accent with key pieces in powder blue and pink.
■ Here, an understated ballet theme comes through in framed ballerina pics and an ingenious ballet tutu lampshade.
Accessories: Bed, blue velvet cushions and big letters, all Artefect. Bed linen and swingseat cover, both Aldona Interiors. Large ombre cushion, Continuum. Fabric over bed frame, Mavromac. Pouf, Moroccan Warehouse. Ballet shoes, pink jersey and white tutu, all Ballet & Dance Emporium. Clear Perspex stool, Kartell. Pink bunny, Vamp. Duck, Kids Living. Rope, Marine Equipment Supplies. Laminated flooring, Albert Carpets. Carpet, Fibre Designs.
Stripy blue and white is the perfect backdrop for sailor stories and every nautical boy.
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■ Divide the focal wall into equally sized vertical stripes and paint them alternately with Plascon Cashmere Oceanos (B6-C1-1) and Plascon Cashmere White (CAS 1).
■ Add some texture in the form of denim bed linen, wicker, rope and wood.
■ Complement the nautical theme with a few stripy fabrics, anchor motifs and antique toys.
Accessories: Bed, bed linen, swing-seat cover and sack in storage box, all Artefect. Anchor cushion, Mr Price Home. Star
cushions and boat, all Peter Osborn At Home. Striped fabric over bed frame, Mavromac. Storage box, Block & Chisel. Bear soft toy, Kids Living. Wooden block, Marine Equipment Supplies. Stack of rope, CD Fox. Striped top (on swing), Rabbit & Wood. Vintage car, On Site Gallery. Laminated fl ooring, Albert Carpets. Boy wears: Navy t-shirt, Woolworths. Cable toggle cardigan, Country Road Kids. Shorts, Keedo.
A cloud motif and a sprinkling of playful accessories come together in a whimsical world for the best slumber parties on the block.
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■ Create a neutral base with Plascon Cashmere Resplendent (Y4-D2-3). Then use an artist brush and Plascon Cashmere White (CAS 1) to add free-form clouds in different sizes.
■ Build on the monochromatic look with accessories in earthy textures and shades of white, beige and brown.
■ Make this neutral look pop by adding playful bits and bobs in bright silver and gold.
Accessories: Bed, bed linen, linen over bed frame, large pillow, side table, cover on swing and gold frame, all Artefect. Suitcase and vintage linen for white cushion on bed, both Coco Karoo Interiors. Fabric for cloud cushion, Mavromac. Dog (with self-made
paper wings added), star cushion and aeroplane, all Kids Living. Rope, CD Fox. Cloud light, Weylandts. Laminated flooring,
Albert Carpets. Carpet, Fibre Designs. Girl wears: Anglaise top and shorts, Naartjie. Feathered angel wings, Party Corner.
A burst of sunshine yellow and grassy green bring the sports field indoors for your little champ. Let the play dates kick off!
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■ Create an active scene by painting the focal wall in Plascon Cashmere Golden Daffodil (Y3-A1-1) and the other walls in Plascon Cashmere Whisper (B5-E2-3). Then use the Whisper to stencil a sports-themed graphic onto the yellow focal wall.
■ Turn the floor into a fun playing field by painting it with Plascon Cashmere Dragon’s Hide (G2-C1-1) and adding stippled and solid stripes in Plascon Cashmere White.
■ Complete the look with a smattering of sports equipment and utilitarian accessories in yellow and grey.
■ For a cheeky touch, add traditionally outdoor objects – like a garden gnome, wallclimbing blocks and a swing.
Accessories: Bed, Artefect. Grey flat linen sheet, Aldona Interiors. Grey bedding and cushion, Salome Gunter Interiors. Graphic yellow cushions, Vamp. Fabric for tent over bed frame and swing seat cover, Mavromac. Black gnome, Kartell. Bucket chair and yellow gnome, both Quirky.Me. Soccer shoes and netball ball, Mr Price Sport. Soccer ball, Game. Yellow rope, CD Fox. Carabiners, Marine Equipment Supplies. Yellow light, Entrepo.
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