To celebrate the launch of our new wallpaper, Spring Fling, Ainslee from Lumi and Co, dreamed up this blooming gorgeous room, and we brought together many of our fave businesses to give it life!
I sat down with our artist, Shannon Berg from Isla Dream Prints and our stylist, Ainslee Blades from Lumi and Co to talk all things kids’ interiors.
HEY SHANNON, TELL US ABOUT YOU…
Hi guys! My name is Shannon and I am the founder and artist behind a little nursery art brand named Isla Dream.
My creative journey began with makeup and face paint. Using these mediums to create whimsical looks on my clients at any given opportunity, and observing the excited reactions of children I had painted at events, I have always loved sharing my creativity with others.
WE'D LOVE TO HEAR THE STORY BEHIND ISLA DREAM...
After the birth of my second child Isla, I decided to move from skin to paper and create my own little piece of fairy-tale, this is when Isla Dream started to come to life.
All my artwork is hand drawn by myself in Sydney Australia, and printed on luxurious quality papers and fabric. I am passionate about providing my customers with high quality products that can be treasured for many years and handed down through generations.
My characters are designed to add comfort, joy and magic to your children’s bedrooms and lives. Their little smiles and reactions are what keep me creating!
SPRING FLING IS DIVINE, HOW DID YOU BRING IT TO LIFE? WHERE DID YOUR INSPO COME FROM?
My Spring Fling wallpaper come to life after creating a series of children’s prints in similar colours. I wanted to make something fun, happy and colourful to tie the whole collection together. I wanted versatility, and for it to work both in a play space as well as a bedroom. But mostly I wanted something that would make kids smile when they looked at it. I hope you love it!
YOU CAN FIND SHANNON HERE:
HI AINSLEE, TELL US ABOUT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS…
I’m Ainslee, mum of Lucas and Amelia. I’ve always had a passion for showing my creative side. The very first product I made was a name plaque for my kids rooms on my Dad’s laser! I had so much fun, and I’m so grateful for the opportunities and growth my business, Lumi and Co has had!
YOU SEEM TO LOVE STYLING KIDS’ ROOMS…
Coming from a big family, I’ve always been a kid person, and I think it’s so amazing to create a fun space that kids can be inspired by!
WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THE SPRING FLING ROOM?
I have slowly been injecting colour into Amelia’s room, it just makes it such a happy place to be! When I saw that Shannon (Isla Dream) and Elisa (Blond + Noir) were working on this wallpaper I just had to have it, the colours and the flowers caught my attention and I wanted to create a sanctuary for Amelia!
TELL US YOUR TOP THREE TIPS FOR DESIGNING A KIDS’ ROOM…1/ I always choose my statement piece and work from there! Wallpaper or decals are a good place to start.
2/ Then I take inspiration from the colours and tones!
3/ Good toy storage is a necessity!
And have fun!
YOU CAN FIND AINSLEE HERE:
1/ Hide and Seek Kids - Darcy bed https://www.hideandseekkids.com.au/
2/ Lumi and Co - The original 1:1 scale plaque in strawberry milkshake, "You Are Magic" wall quote, Lilly ballerina, Butterfly wall pops in new pastels, Secret garden set in rose, Wavy height chart in blush & peach https://www.lumiandco.com.au/
3/ Isla Dream Prints - Talulah fairy artwork, Spring fling wallpaper and decals https://isladreamprints.com/
4/ Blond + Noir and Minnie and Me Interiors - x1 pack of midi spring fling decals, x1 pack A2 transport words in cloud, sphinx, sunny kiss, purple pop, dusk & lemon squeezy, A3 "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" print in mauve, NEW split wall wallpaper featuring spring fling and custom block colour https://blondnoir.com/ https://www.minnieandmeinteriors.com/
5/ Juni Moon - Sweetheart wall basket daisy wall basket https://www.junimoon.com.au/
6/ Rug a Bub - Iluka play mat https://rugabub.com.au/
7/ Kind and Co - Lilac wooden tea set and fairy floss crochet cupcake toys https://kindandco.com.au/
8/ Little Miss H - Aurora dress https://littlemissh.com.au/
9/ Rorie the Label - Soft plush toy and miniature wooden wall shop https://roriethelabel.com/
10/ Fox Wood Co - Original montessori shelf, timber https://www.foxwoodco.com.au/
11/ Livly - Luna pop heart light, white https://livly.com.au/
12/ Elok - The petite chandelier, lace https://www.elok.store/
13/ Fun Square - Funsquare folding circle https://www.funsquare.com.au/
14/ Lettie & P - Punch needle A, Punch needle flower https://lettieandp.com.au/
15/ Little Design Shed - Name and family photo puzzle https://littledesignshed.com.au/
16/ L.A Neon - Letter A warm white neon https://www.instagram.com/l.a_neons/
17/ Letterly - Timber name https://www.letterly.com.au/
18/ The Bahan Collective - “Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair” wall flag/ banner https://thebahancollective.com/
19/ Popnlo - Cotton fabric bunting https://popnlo.com/
20/ Minni & Magic - Poppy princess tulle doll & Lucy princess tulle doll https://www.instagram.com/minni.magic/?hl=en
21/ Mustard made - The shorty in lilac + Wordbits in blush https://mustardmade.com/
Room styled by: Ainslee from Lumi and Co, Elisa from Blond + Noir and Annette from Hide and Seek Kids.
Room photographed by Elisa from Blond + Noir.