Tallis’ Room

Tallis' Room: La Petite Blog
 
We are so excited to have a new La Petite contributor: Apphia Michael. Welcome!
 
I love a minimalist space, oh yes I do. Working at Wallpaper* magazine for the past seven  years pretty much sealed that deal, and having a baby 11 months ago has literally  opened a pandora’s box of late­night Pinterest­boarding and subsequent object­hoarding  of all the lovely things I want (scrap that, NEED) to fill her room with ­ Oh such lovely  things!
 
But minimalist or no minimalist, what direction to take her nursery in? I’m a big fan of that  good old pared­back new Nordic aesthetic. So we got a few giant hooks for Muuto and  Hay in ice pink and muted natural woods to soften things up. In the same vein, her cot is  a simple one ­ I love how it’s made from untreated light wood. Going completely off­piste  though, we then painted the walls in a dark, almost­black gothic tone. Perhaps that wasn’t  very ‘new Nordic’, but hey, who doesn’t love a design curve­ball! There is something to be  said for going down a more graphic route too, friends. Tallis’ room has ended up being a  complete miss mash of this, with lots of simple outlines and geometric ‘pop­up’ shapes  taking the lead together.
 
You may notice that there aren’t many pinks around, which is deliberate really, as we  wanted her space to start off being gender­neutral, in anticipation of all the tutus and  sparkly things she’ll no doubt want to introduce into its four walls over the coming years.
 
We bought our home in Shoreditch a month before Tallis was born and haven’t done any  work to it yet, so I can’t wait to hash up the flooring and put in some proper white oak  wood floors. Then, and only then, will her room be complete. Actually who am I kidding;  knowing me, Tallis’ room will always be a constantly evolving organism, an ever­changing  microcosm of her mum’s pinterest­boarding object­hoarding ‘happy place’ ­ thank you  very much, Pinterest and Instagram!
 
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Tallis' Room: La Petite Blog
Tallis' Room: La Petite Blog
Tallis' Room: La Petite Blog
Tallis' Room: La Petite Blog
Tallis' Room: La Petite Blog
Tallis' Room: La Petite Blog
Tallis' Room

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