Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vintage and Retro Wallpaper

Wallpaper has been the decorating item of the year, we've seen it everywhere from living room and kitchen to even bathrooms, but I think the best use for it is children decor.
This is a selection of lovely rooms where they have used wallpaper as a way to add color and graphical interest to a child's room.
The first picture is from the house of
Allison Jones, founder of Lark, who now lives in Australia, I found it via papier mache, very cute children online magazine. I love the way they used mismatched prints and colors.
Picture 2 and 3 are belong to a creative woman from Denmark who makes super cute retro dresses. Check out her creations at smilerynker
Pictures 4, 5 and 6 are from Stine Holm's house , the owner of Lutterlagkage, an amazing store in Sweden. You can see pictures of her store and learn more about her designs here.
The owl wallpaper is not vintage, though it looks like it. It's designed by Andrea Larson from Denmark.
Aimee Wilder, a talented designer from Brooklyn, who has worked for the likes of Martha Stewart and Dwell makes the gorgeous retro looking wallpaper with the squirrels and the robots.
All of this rooms remind me of my childhood back in the seventies, when I had yellow fabric with blue flowers for my curtains and bedspread. For a fun and authentic retro look , mix big prints, colorful wallpaper with bold colored furniture, white wooden floors and crochet cushions or blankets.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cupcake Wrappers

It is no secret how much I love cupcakes. I have posted before about cupcake sets from Wu&Wu and Meri Meri which are sold in my shop. This time I found lovely cupcake wrappers from The Cupcake Wrapper Co.
Kat and Nat, two Mums from Melbourne, Australia who, like many of us where looking for that job to excite and challenge us but still give us time with for our families, started the company last September. Their wrappers, Australian designed and made, stylish and eco-packaged can make any cupcake look fabulous. They are made from a thick & sturdy paper card stock and are laminated on both sides to prevent discoloration from cupcakes and icing.

I love their designs, the line they just lounged for Christmas is fun and retro, I'd use them for tea parties and birthdays too ( I am huge fan of polka dots).
What I like the most is the styling of their photographs. They seem to have the loveliest collection of antique floral plates and teacups, glass accessories and vintage kitsch porcelain figures.

You can buy their wrappers from their Etsy shop and visit their Blog to learn about new products.