Swedish Linens

I’m ‘a tiny bit obsessed’ by kids design bedding in natural fibres and contemporary colours and have long been following Swedish Linens. I adore her designs and have been a fan on Instagram for a while now. I coincidentally also adore anything rainbow in the kids rooms so this amazing sheet fits perfectly in our home. I was tempted to go for mustard or cinnamon brown but plumped for nudie pink in the end to mismatch with our existing duvet covers from H&M and Coco&Wolf.

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Swedish Linens was founded by textile designer Hannah Johnsén, a previously-sleep-deprived mum to two young boys. She found that everything got easier (and definitely quieter) after investing a little extra thought and care into the family’s sleeping environment. Their mission is to improve your sleep by giving you the highest quality bedding with the least impact on our planet.

Everything you see in their store is 100% organic. You can buy their sheets with a clean conscious and sleep better at night knowing you are making a difference. Swedish Linens bedding range is 100% organic, OEKO-tex and GOTS certified.

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Tobs and Ror Rattan Chair

I’ve loved rattan furniture and accessories in interior styling for some time now, sourcing some vintage pieces to mix in to the kids rooms, but recently stumbled across Tobs and Ror, who have an amazing mix of contemporary rattan furniture in kids sizes and beautiful colours.

There are beautiful headboards, rattan cupboards and delicious chairs in pastel and natural colours, and Tobs and Ror has been really kind and given a 10% discount code to everyone which is coralatkinson10 at tobsandror.com and therattancompany.co.uk

I fell head over heels with the rattan Petal chair and knew it would look incredible in either of the kids rooms as a statement piece. It feels solid and sturdy and beautiful quality, and I’ve styled it in a few of our rooms to show how versatile it is.

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This is not a sponsored post, but the chair was gifted over in return for styling work. x

Easter with Meri Meri

This Easter we got merry with some beautiful seasonal decorations and gifts from our friends at Meri Meri . The kiddos loved dressing up in the bunny ear sets, and Willa adores her new dolly with matching headdress.

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They spent ages decorating their hard boiled eggs with the egg decorating kit, and we look forward to filling our bunny pinata with treats for Easter weekend.

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The surprise filled carrots make brilliant table decorations along with the flower plates too. It’s all perfect to celebrate Easter with those we love and we hope you’ll have a fantastic weekend too!

Happy Easter everyone x

Getting Easter ready in the kitchen.

Getting Easter ready in the kitchen.

The sweetest straw bunny bag, perfect for collecting eggs!

The sweetest straw bunny bag, perfect for collecting eggs!

Using the Meri Meri egg decorating kit.

Using the Meri Meri egg decorating kit.

New Easter dolly complete with her own Easter headdress!

New Easter dolly complete with her own Easter headdress!

The boys in their Easter bunny ear sets from Meri Meri

The boys in their Easter bunny ear sets from Meri Meri

More egg decorating..

More egg decorating..

The amazing bunny pinata

The amazing bunny pinata

Decorating her bunny egg!

Decorating her bunny egg!

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With her new favorite dolly

With her new favorite dolly

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This is not a sponsored post, but all Meri Meri items were kindly gifted over to us which we really appreciate. x

Family Photography with Tim Dunk

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We met the incredibly talented photographer Tim Dunk in Leeds last week. I’m always slightly trepidatious taking three children anywhere together to meet someone as they are all fairly wild, but Tim had them laughing, relaxed and happy as soon as he arrived. His calm and non invasive style is perfect and has everyone at ease immediately.

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Tim had taken some incredible captures 3 years ago of us, when I was pregnant with Willa which I have framed on the walls at home, so I was so excited to catch up with him now Willa is running about too. She was the biggest ham of them all and I was genuinely amazed at how she enjoyed the hour long session climbing, exploring and jumping about with Tim- she’s his new biggest fan.

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You can find Tim’s website here, and I honestly could not recommend him more, he is SO flipping talented!

I will love these for a lifetime. Big thanks Tim. How will I ever chose which to have on the walls?! X

(All pictures copyright of Tim Dunk Photography)

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The story of Velveteen Babies

When I had my second child, I felt that I needed a personal project to give me a sense of identity. At this time I had discovered Instagram, and the inspiration it gave me for designing my then little ones nursery.

Back then it was quite a different world, not many interior brands in kids design existed, and at the time, monochrome was a huge trend but there wasn’t much actually ‘out there’ to buy.

I began by making Barney a little cloud to hang over his bed with monochrome drops, followed by a few ‘babies’ which were little felt ‘people’ dressed in monochrome outfits.

After making a few and sharing them in my feed, many friends started to ask me to make some for them, and the rest is history!

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I named the brand ‘Velveteen Babies’ after making these little doll toys, and as I loved the sentiment of ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ the brand name emerged. I’m not sure I’d name it that today if I could think u a new brand name, but as its so well known now, it has stayed with me.

As well as all the hours I spend hand creating my mobiles, garlands and decorations, a huge massive passion of mine is styling, and I come from a visual merchandising background.

I style virtually all my posts in our home, which we are still renovating. It’s an incredible pressure to present different ‘looks’ using just three children’s areas which are all really small, but sometimes the best work comes from working with a challenge! I absolutely ADORE working with other design led businesses and incorporating their work into my schemes. I am passionate about supporting other small businesses and sharing products that I know my followers will love and appreciate as much as I do.

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I feel incredibly lucky and fortunate to be able to do this as my ‘job’ and work around my family, producing beautiful things that people appreciate the world over. It’s an absolute privilege.

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My children’s gift guide with a pastel aesthetic

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Whenever I post anything pastelly on Instagram it always gets a positive response, so when I was thinking of sharing my go-to gift suggestions for Christmas 2018 I thought I’d start with all the pretty things.

 Many of these things I already own and think so highly of, and there’s a few that I’ll be purchasing myself for my own little ones. 

I hope you find it useful! X Coral  

Pastels in our own home, and things they really do love to play with when they are at home.  

Pastels in our own home, and things they really do love to play with when they are at home.  

Fable Heart Crown. The ultimate dressing up accessory- designed to be safe for little ones with its unique ribbon attachment at the back, and comes in luxe velvet and also in glittering material too.   https://fableheart.com

Fable Heart Crown. The ultimate dressing up accessory- designed to be safe for little ones with its unique ribbon attachment at the back, and comes in luxe velvet and also in glittering material too.  https://fableheart.com


The ultimate toy kitchen- it’s the most beautiful thing. Plenty of space for all the playfood and accessories, and it’ll look the dream in any room. From   https://www.thetipi.co.uk

The ultimate toy kitchen- it’s the most beautiful thing. Plenty of space for all the playfood and accessories, and it’ll look the dream in any room. From  https://www.thetipi.co.uk

Maileg Mice.   The detail on each micro mouse by Maileg is just divine. They are so sweet, and I’m always arranging ours in mischievous positions, usually climbing on the toys and hiding on the chest of drawers. From:  https://www.polarpost.co.u k   

Maileg Mice. 

The detail on each micro mouse by Maileg is just divine. They are so sweet, and I’m always arranging ours in mischievous positions, usually climbing on the toys and hiding on the chest of drawers. From: https://www.polarpost.co.uk

 

So every home needs a fairy ship surely?! Officially a ‘Christmas decoration’ but we have ours on display year round with a Maileg mouse generally sat in it ready for adventure! Not a toy as it’s fragile, but it’s the prettiest decoration for any home.      https://www.polarpost.co.u k

So every home needs a fairy ship surely?! Officially a ‘Christmas decoration’ but we have ours on display year round with a Maileg mouse generally sat in it ready for adventure! Not a toy as it’s fragile, but it’s the prettiest decoration for any home.  

 https://www.polarpost.co.uk

The sweetest wooden toy tea set by Russian brand Raduga Grez is one of our favourites and sits perfectly with out toy kitchen too.    Feels chunky and robust enough for little hands.     https://www.thispaperbook.com

The sweetest wooden toy tea set by Russian brand Raduga Grez is one of our favourites and sits perfectly with out toy kitchen too.  

Feels chunky and robust enough for little hands. 

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The Wobbelboard. An unexpected hit in our house, within seconds it was a boat, a rainbow, a bridge and a tunnel! Children just instinctively seem to know how they want to play with them.     https://www.wobbel.eu/en  

The Wobbelboard. An unexpected hit in our house, within seconds it was a boat, a rainbow, a bridge and a tunnel! Children just instinctively seem to know how they want to play with them.  

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Another tea set, but one all ages will really love- it comes in this beautiful case and is delicate and pretty. Although it’s dainty, it’s made of metal so is fairly robust, and makes a wonderful clinky noise!      https://www.bobbyrabbit.co.uk

Another tea set, but one all ages will really love- it comes in this beautiful case and is delicate and pretty. Although it’s dainty, it’s made of metal so is fairly robust, and makes a wonderful clinky noise!  

 https://www.bobbyrabbit.co.uk


A stylish doctors set. This set is one I’ve bought for my daughter, and love it’s styling, much nicer than all the garish plasticky ones around.     https://www.daisiesanddinosaurs.co.ukk/product/kids-concept-doctors-case-white/

A stylish doctors set. This set is one I’ve bought for my daughter, and love it’s styling, much nicer than all the garish plasticky ones around. 

 https://www.daisiesanddinosaurs.co.ukk/product/kids-concept-doctors-case-white/

The prettiest dolls high chair. Again, one I’ll be ordering for my own little one, it’s the nicest dolls high chair I’ve seen.      https://www.thetipi.co.uk/product/natural-wooden-highchair-for-dolly/

The prettiest dolls high chair. Again, one I’ll be ordering for my own little one, it’s the nicest dolls high chair I’ve seen.  

 https://www.thetipi.co.uk/product/natural-wooden-highchair-for-dolly/


Fit for a fairy. Numero 74 always create their products in the nicest tones and colours, and I love how non sickly these fairy wings are. Would look pretty hanging from a wall as well as on your little ones!      https://www.mollymeg.com

Fit for a fairy. Numero 74 always create their products in the nicest tones and colours, and I love how non sickly these fairy wings are. Would look pretty hanging from a wall as well as on your little ones!  

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Every child is drawn to a mini stroller and these ones from Bobby Rabbit are way sturdier than the cheapy ones you get in supermarkets and they look so much better too! It has a wipe clean fabric surface which makes it extremely practical!      https://www.bobbyrabbit.co.uk/products/dolls-stroller-flowers

Every child is drawn to a mini stroller and these ones from Bobby Rabbit are way sturdier than the cheapy ones you get in supermarkets and they look so much better too! It has a wipe clean fabric surface which makes it extremely practical!  

 https://www.bobbyrabbit.co.uk/products/dolls-stroller-flowers

Stocking filler solution! These gorgeous little mini figures from Lapin and Me are super cute, and look beautiful displayed as well as being play value.      https://www.lapinandme.co.uk

Stocking filler solution! These gorgeous little mini figures from Lapin and Me are super cute, and look beautiful displayed as well as being play value.  

 https://www.lapinandme.co.uk

I just love the Little People, Big Dreams series- it’s so interesting and inspiring. Smallprint Books is my favourite shop to buy unusual, beautiful and beautifully selected books from, there’s always something wonderful for all ages.      https://smallprint-online.com

I just love the Little People, Big Dreams series- it’s so interesting and inspiring. Smallprint Books is my favourite shop to buy unusual, beautiful and beautifully selected books from, there’s always something wonderful for all ages.  

 https://smallprint-online.com

I’m not sure there’s any brand quite as magical and dreamy as Thicket and Thimble. These animal dolls are the absolute dream and make the most beautiful heirloom gift.      https://thicketandthimble.com

I’m not sure there’s any brand quite as magical and dreamy as Thicket and Thimble. These animal dolls are the absolute dream and make the most beautiful heirloom gift.  

 https://thicketandthimble.com

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Stocking filler ideas - beautiful accessories from Sesame and Lily. Something beautiful and with a twinkle of magic. The range of hair clips, jewellery and accessories is truly a delight.      https://sesameandlilly.co.uk

Stocking filler ideas - beautiful accessories from Sesame and Lily. Something beautiful and with a twinkle of magic. The range of hair clips, jewellery and accessories is truly a delight.  

 https://sesameandlilly.co.uk

Happy shopping and I hope I’ve helped with some ideas x  

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