Hello! Sorry these blog posts are so sporadic (does anyone else only use that word because of Clueless??) I'm going to try get back into the swing of things now so hopefully they will happen more often.
I thought I would share Belle's bedroom. It's been such a cathartic process putting her room together. When I was in the depths of my grim pregnancy and during my maternity leave I would often make trips to Ikea to pick up extra bits and bobs. Although Ikea is a lot of peoples idea of hell, I found something so easy about getting in the car, parking outside the door and waddling around on a quiet Wednesday morning.
I love spending time in this room - it's very peaceful and I love the idea that so many memories will be formed in here and so many of Belle's firsts will happen here. Oh and PS, yes it does resemble so many clothes I wear - monochrome with hints of colour and clashing prints!
So here you go - The room of Belle Sydney Breger.
The polka dots are decals I found on Ebay. They are removable without damaging the paint so perfect for when I get bored of this wall. It took me forever to find a chest of drawers to fit exactly into that nook where a fireplace used to be. I eventually settled on a chest of drawers and some bright boxes to fill the space.
The rug is Ikea and super super soft.
I ordered the tassles from Hong Kong. Then realised I had only ordered enough for half the wall so had to wait another 3 weeks for the rest to arrive. I only drove my husband (AKA Mr.DIY) a little crazy when he was putting them up about the centre point being totally centred. The BB sign and the 'Hi' blanket are gifts from friends who got my subtle hints about no pink and my love for monochrome!
The cot is from Mamas and Papas and exactly what I wanted the room to be based around.
My brother in law drew these pictures for Belle's room - they are my favourite things and it's very special that he made them.
At the moment Belle is sleeping in a mini crib in our bedroom. She sleeps on something called a Cocoon A Baby which I don't stop raving about. It's a soft white mattress, like a nest, with a strap around her waist. It's made from memory foam and moulds into her body. Her head is raised slightly, and her bum and legs go over a foam bar. It's meant to reduce colic/reflux (she hasn't suffered from either) and the soft strap secures her so we don't ever need to worry about blankets going over her head or her rolling of it. I can't recommend it enough!
I had to pack away some of her clothes because the amount was ridiculous! So there are now storage boxes with the clothes that she has yet to grow into. Below are a few of my favourite pieces in her wardrobe...
My new favourite website - Mini Rodini. I think I check it as much as I check ASOS 'New In'
I mean, come on, baby Kenzo!
A lush little leopard outfit from Gap
Each time my mum comes to visit Belle she brings a piece of clothing that she has kept from when I was a wee girl. I actually remember this dress (I think I used to dress my dolls up in it!) The hanger is what my mums best friend gave my mum when I was born! I've started to put together things I will keep and give Belle's baby when she is older...
She has more shoes than her dad....
My favourites are the Nike Air Forces Ones that match mine.
Thanks for reading - Happy Monday and check back!