If you have children, the chances are their rooms look a lot nicer than your own…or is that just me? Kids decor for me is kind of like kids clothes – a joy to buy (I live in hope that one day Cotton On Kids will release adult versions of their designs). There is such a wide range of kids decor to choose from and you can have so much fun with it. You don’t need to agonise over whether the bunny lamp goes with the watermelon bedlinen…or if the superhero poster would look better above the desk or next to it. It’s easy and fun – and such a joy to style. Which is why I think we are often drawn to children’s design.
Toiles Chics deck chairs with Liberty print covers, Édition Limitée. Kidsmill wardrobe, HK Living lamp and stool, hemp rug and soft toys, all Deer Industries. Light ball garland and paper ornaments, Childrens Showcase. Tea set, Ikea.
We are fortunate in Singapore to have two (relatively) new children’s businesses open. Édition Limitée who has until now focused more on a grown up market with their beautiful stonewash bedlinen and jewellery, recently added the most gorgeous childrens deck chairs (and single bed sizes in their bedlinen) to the mix. I am in love with these simple beautiful deck chairs from Toiles Chics in France. They are lightweight so you can easily move them from living room to bedroom or wherever else your children like to be and because the cover is separate and comes in a number of designs, you can update the look of them with a new cover whenever you feel like a change. They can also be personalised with your child’s name. Clever and beautiful.
Toiles Chics deck chair with natural linen/silver crown cover, Édition Limitée. HK Living antler hooks, white paper basket, paper star cushions, fabric rug and soft toys, all Deer Furniture. Numero 74 heart cushion and star garland, both Cuckoo.
The second business which opened earlier this year is Deer Industries. Located in Tan Boon Liat building, they have a large showroom full of beautiful childrens furniture and accessories. Stocking mainly European brands, their aesthetic is clean and modern with a twist of tradition. I have completely fallen for the Dutch designed Kidsmill range. In a variety of designs that marry traditional craftsmanship with modernity, the pieces are so beautiful you could use them as a feature in their own right (like the stunning blue wardrobe) or use them as a plain white backdrop that you can add colour and fun too. In addition to the furniture, Deer Industries also stock rugs, baskets, bedlinen, decor…and the softest toys imaginable.
Toiles Chics deck chair with mustard and black star cover, Édition Limitée. Kidsmill bed and bookshelf, HK Living stool, cushion and bedlinen, woven basket, cable knit throw and soft toy, all Deer Industries. Vintage style print and black felt garland, Cuckoo. All other accessories, stylists own.