Monday, 26 September 2016

Monday inspiration - Marsala colour for children’s rooms

Monday inspiration - Marsala colour for children’s rooms
Monday inspiration - Marsala colour for children’s rooms
Monday inspiration - Marsala colour for children’s rooms
Monday inspiration - Marsala colour for children’s rooms
Leander new furniture
Marsala colour for children
linen in marsala colour

Deep burgundy, carrot red, marsala with contrasts coming in natural cream , grey and green…..

Not many of you know, that I finished 5 years of art school specialising in ceramics. I use to paint a lot and even had few exhibitions….and my paintings were not black and white! but had intensive contrasting colours. I’m very sensitive regarding colours around me and as you see in this selection, I like to mix and match the same colour from different fields, to give you a total  - hopefully inspiriting look. 
If you think, that Marsala colour is not very much Scandinavian…well, let’s just look at traditional Swedish houses for a moment…I find this particular colour pallet a bit difficult, but it has it’s depth, elegance and chic, if used in a modern way. I absolutely love the combination with grey and dark green. 

Welcome Autumn! 

modern children’s rooms  - Rafa- kids blog

Thank you for the inspiration :  1 - 2 - 3- 4 - 5 - 6 - 7- 8 - 9 - 10

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Personal treasures - Couleur Locale store

Couleur Locale store treasures from Marocco
Couleur Locale store treasures from Marocco
Couleur Locale store
Couleur Locale store treasures from Marocco
Couleur Locale store

Do you remember my blog post about Bohemian vibe in children’s rooms?  One of the characteristic elements of this style, is to decorate it with unique, one of a kind, objects. Unfortunately not all of us can travel to find them in different parts of the globe and take them back home…but there are people which would love to do it for us!  Couleur Locale store concept is based on this nomad need of traveling and searching products which are one of a kind pieces. Don’t you like that? Each stool, lamp or even little bowl and basket tells a story…..and this can be found in Marocco, Kenia, Senegal …you can read more about it here

I really like this beautiful styling and pictures created by stylist Cleo Scheulderman 
and photographer by Jantje Jelmaat at the authentic Maroccan home transformed into a modern space. 

Couleur Locale store treasures from Marocco
Couleur Locale store treasures from Marocco
Couleur Locale store

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Modern and Relax girl room

Modern and Relax girl room
Modern and Relax girl room
Modern and Relax girl room

Let’s have a look at this unique and well curated Girl room, which I found on Avenuelifestyle. There is nothing better than to know a personal story hidden behind such a project, which you can read on this blog post : Lolas-bedroom-before-after. I’m not sure if I can say much more about it… 

Why I like it so much ? Definitely this little reading nock, which is custom designed and made by Lola’s parents is my favourite part of the room.  Please also notice the collection of textile, starting from rug, blankets and pillows, the colours are just subtle and cosy, giving a lot of reach texture into Lola’s room. What about the little colourful baskets on the desk matching so perfect with the Maroccan rectangular rug?  They give a bit of boho vibe into this room which is so nice. A perfect, beautiful room, don’t you think ? 

Modern and Relax girl room
Modern and Relax girl room
Modern and Relax girl room
Modern and Relax girl room
Modern and Relax girl room

Saturday, 17 September 2016

PAX & HART collaboration MIANN & CO

PAX & HART collaboration WINNIE - MIANN & CO
PAX & HART collaboration WINNIE - MIANN & CO

I’m always so exited to discover new collaborations between small brands. Most of the time it means - we will get a beautiful limited editions products that you will not find anywhere…. So much beauty and creativity!  

This time, talented graphics designer Emma from PAX & HART , who creates very unique posters often seen in children’s room collaborated with gorgeous crochet toys brand MIANN & CO. Maybe you’ve already known the Winnie and Sailor posters?  Two characters which lived on Emma posters get into 3D crochet toys…It is such a wonderful idea, don’t you think? Beautiful colours of the dolls, the flower on the head and all this little details, which make it such a unique little products - ready to be cherished and loved. They are a limited edition and available through MIANN & CO

I wish you a wonderful Sunday…
PAX & HART collaboration WINNIE - MIANN & CO
PAX & HART collaboration WINNIE - MIANN & CO
PAX & HART collaboration WINNIE - MIANN & CO
PAX & HART collaboration WINNIE - MIANN & CO
PAX & HART collaboration WINNIE - MIANN & CO

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Open STUDIO

Rafa-kids studio Rotterdam

Last weeks we were busy paining and refreshing our studio in Rotterdam. We are almost finished and ready for the new season to start!  Yes, we can’t wait! Before that happens we thought, it would be great to OPEN THE STUDIO to welcome our local followers and friends of Rafa-kids while running this one off 3 DAYS OUTLET. Please note in your agenda : 

Rafa-kids 3 DAYS STUDIO OUTLET
when:
from September 15th to September 17th
10:00-18:00h (15-16 September)
11:00 -16:30h (Saturday 17 July)


where:
Insulindestraat 108, 3038JC Rotterdam 
You are more than welcome!


Why we do it ? 
Since this Summer we moved our stock into a bigger warehouse and now the studio is a place only for our creativities. We still have some furniture, photoshoot props and beautiful textiles. Come over to meet us and grab some nice occasions! See you soon….
We will reserve some outlet pieces for our internet followers so please STAY TUNED.

Rafa-kids studio Rotterdam K desk
K desk from Rafa-kids

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Monday, 5 September 2016

Rafa toddler bed - in real homes....

R toddler bed in Franek room - Poland
Rafa-kids R toddler bed in Franek room - Poland
Rafa-kids R toddler bed in Franek room - Poland
Rafa-kids R toddler bed in Franek room - Poland
Rafa-kids R toddler bed in Franek room - Poland

It’s Monday again and this time I invite you to a private rooms of two small boys…
Coincidentally both of them lives in Poland. 
How cute are these little toddlers, sleeping already in their ‘big boys’ beds. Aren’t they ? 
Some of our customers ask us if it is possible to make the R toddler bed longer, so it can last for some more years. Well, not really. This bed is designed for children from around 2.5 and will last till they are 6-7 years old. Then they will be ready for a normal size bed or maybe for a bunk bed ? I don’t think my 9 years old would like to sleep in a bed with wheels and side boards. Our R toddler bed is an unique furniture for this very special time of life… it is a perfect bed when the child moves out of the crib and this is the way we see it.  Let’s enjoy the time when they are little….
If you can read Polish, here is an article about the first room of Franek at ladnebebe blog and the second room I found on Instagram on Maniao account.

Thank you so much for inspiration and for choosing Rafa-kids bed for your precious children. 

Rafa-kids R toddler bed
Rafa-kids R toddler bed - whitewash
Rafa-kids R toddler bed - whitewash

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Saturday, 3 September 2016

Ferm Living Kids | A/W 2016 collection

Ferm Living Kids | A/W 2016 collection
Ferm Living Kids | A/W 2016 collection
Ferm Living Kids | A/W 2016 collection

I really like the start of the new Autumn/Winter season. When summer comes to an end a new wave of inspiration cheers us up. I’m waiting with excitement to see new beautiful products from our favourite brands. Ferm Living is one of them and it is always such a pleasure to watch their fresh 


We see again their signature graphic prints and minimal forms on NEW WALLPAPER, BAMBOO DINNER SETS and Kids Aprons. Funny HOUSE WALL STORAGE welcomed in the collection this season.  What else is new? Maritime motifs with fishing boats and on the other side sweet cherries, and festive drums decorate wooden mobiles and cushions. Stylish, playful with a good dose of colours. 

Ferm Living Kids | A/W 2016 collection
Ferm Living Kids | A/W 2016 collection
Ferm Living Kids | A/W 2016 collection
Ferm Living Kids | A/W 2016 collection
Ferm Living Kids | A/W 2016 collection