A Right Royal Snooze
| 2nd June 2015
Luci Living Design and VIVA are delighted to hear that Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrived safely and right on schedule earlier this month. On the design front and closer to home we are excited that a couple of our lovely clients are due baby girls anytime soon and Luci is going to be Grandma in September! We currently have a studio full of baby bits, pretty pastels, piles of nursery furnishing brochures, cutie accessories and gorgeous embroidered fabric samples that make us go ‘Awwww’ …‘Ahhhhh’ when we look at them!
There have been no official pictures released but we are pretty certain that nursery décor at the two royal residences of Anmer Hall and Kensington Palace are sure to be as chic and stylish as the Duchess herself. With this in mind we thought no better time than to put together a few ideas for VIVA readers on how to create an exquisite bedroom fit for a princess.
Always start with applying child-friendly, water based paints and we suggest use a variety of soft pastels shades on different walls and surfaces of the room. It was rumoured that an order for pink and purple paint was placed with the interior design company, Annie Sloan in three girlie shades prior to the new arrival. ‘Henrietta’- a lilac hue, ‘Antoinette’- pale pink with a hint of brown and ‘Emile’- soft pinky aubergine. True or not we love Annie Sloan paints and these particular colours get our seal of approval anyway.
We have a preference for fresh white nursery furniture such as the ranges at Little Lucy Willow based in Chorley or Housing Units of Hollinwood. For super celebrity style, check out Dragons of Walton Street, based in Knightsbridge, London who count Victoria Beckham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna among their customers.
We don’t think you can go wrong with a feminine French themed room for little girls. This style will work right through from the bonny bouncing baby years to the growing up fast and sophisticated young lady phase.
When the time comes for needing extra play space for princess parties, check out the lovely raised castle bed in our ‘Luci Loves…’ section below. We recommend Steve Dunn at Bespoke Interiors Of Cheshire for specialist joinery design and manufacturing.
Finally, for some ‘ooh la la’, fit a sparkly chandelier (dimmable of course), add shabby chic accessories such as an antique carved mirror, puddled curtains, rocking chair (always good), soft textured fabrics that are safe for babies, beautiful bows, cushions with frills and baby-friendly trimmings. We just love over cot / bed canopies if you have space and liven up walls and ceilings with pretty and interesting wall décor such as upholstered name letters by Jo Jo Maman Bebe.
In keeping with the theme, our very favourite fabric and wallpaper range of the moment is the super cute and charming Lollipops range for girls and boys by French company Camengo.
With that all done you certainly will have earned yourself a right royal snooze.
Little Lucy Willow: www.littlelucywillow.co.uk
Dragons Of Walton Street: www.dragonsofwaltonstreet.com
Annie Slone: www.anniesloan.co.uk
Camengo: www.camengo.fr (contact Luci Living Design)
Bespoke Interiors Made In Cheshire: www.bespoke-cheshire.co.uk
Jo Jo Maman Bebe: www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk
Housing Units: www.housingunits.co.uk
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