Today we have Nina fromÂ Olive & Moss sharing her daughter’s bright and funÂ nursery. Olive & Moss offer a menagerie of playful animal characters on high-quality colourful childrenâ€™s clothing. Ninaâ€™s vision for the company is beautifully demonstrated in the nursery.
Where do you live?
I live in Forest Hill, south-eastÂ London. I have quite an unusual modern houseÂ – it’sÂ a large family home described as a â€˜Chalet Houseâ€™. A local architect bought the landÂ and built it within the garden of a large Victorian propertyÂ just 3 years ago. Itâ€™s a great fun house, large, bright and very airy. There are biâ€“folding concertina doors in the main living area which lead to the decking, garden and garden studio.
How would you describe Beatriceâ€™s bedroom?
Beatriceâ€™s bedroom is a great size room decorated in soft pinks, prints, patterns and textiles. Itâ€™s has an eclectic mix of soft furnishings, toys, teddies and arts and crafts.
What was your inspiration for the room?
Well we moved into this house when Bea Bea was almost two, so she soon began to have her own ideas about what she liked and, surprise, surprise, it had to be pink! My challenge was to use pink in a way that was pleasing to us both. I opted for a Farrow&Ball paint and combined it with bold colours, whites and a medley of patterns.
Did you have a set plan for the room or has it evolved?
Aside from the base colour, the room just evolved. I had the pink curtains from our previous home and continued to add blankets and accessories from the Olive & Moss range as well as soft furnishings that I enjoy picking up on many a shopping trip.
What are your three favourite things in the room?
Well Bea Bea adores her little table and chairs, arts and crafts are frequently practised in this productive area and her little friends love to join in, too. I think the bay window is a fantastic feature with so much potential for dressing it up and making a great feature of it. Iâ€™m equally enjoying the wall of pictures, adding Bea Beaâ€™s artwork, ideas from work and prints and postcards to the area is a great pleasure.
Have you enjoyed decorating the space?
Absolutely! I could go on forever!
Where did you buy the key pieces from in the room?
Her Granny bought Bea Beaâ€™s cot bed from John Lewis, I think it has a imaginary fairy tale element which I love. The sets of drawers are both up cycled vintage sets from local suppliers in East Dulwich. Aside from that Ikea is as always a fantastic source of practical, quirky storage ideas.
Any tips for decorating rooms/sourcing pieces?
Take your time, let the room evolve as you child does, be flexible as their needs change continually so you are often bringing in new ideas and letting go of old solutions. Enjoy yourself, have fun and get your little one involved too.
Any future plans?
I love a plan and a list so. I think it will be soon time to say goodbye to the cot bed and bring in a larger model, â€˜a big girl bedâ€™ â€“ sob.Â I’m also keen to create a collage-style family tree withÂ photos of the family.
Oliver Bonas for fluorescent jars. TK Maxx for theÂ set of hooks. Olive & Moss forÂ prints, blankets and wall stickers. John Lewis for the cot bed.Â IkeaÂ forÂ shelves, storage cubes and table and chairs.