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MINITECTURE - New Play&Reading Mat

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Hello! How was your weekend?

I was busy finishing a little project of mine... have a look!

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After getting a rug and new furniture in December for Léonore's room, I continue to put together her room in 2014!  

Under her window I installed a mattress for playing, reading and of course cuddling! 

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I put the mattress in between our two (storage) wardrobes and in front of the built-in shelves! 

Additionally to the mattress I bought a few pillows at IKEA and sew some pillowcases and a cover for the mattress this weekend! 

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Matthieu brought back from Uganda in December these gorgeous African fabrics. I always thought I would keep Léonore's room neutral (all of white/grey/black) and let the toys function as the colourful elements of the room - but when I saw these fabrics I knew I was going to put together a little African-inspired corner in her room! Who knows maybe it is an introduction to what lies ahead of us.... 

MINISPACE - Mood board for Léonore's room

Added on by martine nicolay.

Here are the mood boards I put together for Léonore's room. Enjoy!

1  - black and white theme  2  - cuddle and reading corner (via  lescopirates.fr )  3  - red eames elephant by  vitra    4  - bean-bag and teepee tent (via  thebooandtheboy.com )

1 - black and white theme 2 - cuddle and reading corner (via lescopirates.fr) 3 - red eames elephant by vitra  4 - bean-bag and teepee tent (via thebooandtheboy.com)

Storage, storage, storage... 1 - wooden boxes by  ferm living  2 - panier recyclé by muuto (found at  reedandsimon  in Luxembourg) 3 - wire basket be  ferm living  4 - Black Harlequin Basket by  ferm living  5 - Storage basket by Varpunen (found at  lesenfantsdudesign.com ) 6 - one more storage basket by  ferm living  7 - and of course we also need a small table and stools to play and draw! by  muzzle design  (found at  L'armadio di Oliver  in Rome)

Storage, storage, storage... 1 - wooden boxes by ferm living 2 - panier recyclé by muuto (found at reedandsimon in Luxembourg) 3 - wire basket be ferm living 4 - Black Harlequin Basket by ferm living 5 - Storage basket by Varpunen (found at lesenfantsdudesign.com) 6 - one more storage basket by ferm living 7 - and of course we also need a small table and stools to play and draw! by muzzle design (found at L'armadio di Oliver in Rome)

MINISPACE - Changing Table

Added on by martine nicolay.

Looking back at the pictures, Léonore's room doesn't look bad, not at all. I think she got the best room of our apartment. In the morning, she got the best light and I like the height of the ceiling and of course, love the old wooden floor.   

The month before she was born, we set the room up as you see it now and since we haven't changed it. Léonore is no longer a new born, she will be walking any day now - so I guess my project will be to change her nursery into a play room!  

But first let me tell you a few notes on her nursery set up - starting with her changing table.  

Changing table

Changing table

All we bought new was her crib

For the changing table we used 2 of our drawer chests that we put back to back together and fixed them to each other with some screws - I have to thank Julia who gave me the idea of using to MALM chests back-to-back! Thank you!

DIY changing table

DIY changing table

At the hardwood store, we bought two plywood sheets that we painted - white for the top part and chalkboard black for the front part.  

We screwed the plywood to the chest drawers (from the inside - so you don't see the screws later). 

Léonore enjoys having visitors leaving her messages on her board - which she always finishes up with her very own last touches! 

 

Coming up next week : more DIY and mood board to turn a nursery into a playroom!