Real Room – Feminine and Ethereal

Stylist Romi Weinberg has created feminine and ethereal bedrooms for to her two girls, Bo (12) and Tatum (7). With nearly 10 years experience styling food, events and interiors Romi had a clear vision when it came to designing her children’s rooms. 

Set against a calming white interior, punctuated with pops of dirty pink, fairy lights and touches of silver and gold – these bedrooms really are is as dreamy as they sound! 

WHAT WAS THE BRIEF FOR THIS ROOM? 

“It was very important to me that the rooms maintained fluidity with the rest of the house and was in keeping with the overall aesthetic of my home.

I wanted both of their rooms to be feminine and ethereal but different at the same time. They needed to be calm, relaxed and beautiful spaces for them to unwind and play in. Also the rooms needed to have open shelving for decor to allow me to style and give character to each room. This was very important to me.”

WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION? 

“Most of my inspiration comes from my favourite kids stores – Mamapapa in Avalon is my number one place to visit. Virgine (the owner) creates the most beautiful, ethereal spaces which are forever changing. I have most definitely been inspired by her effortless styling.

Bonpoint in Paris is another space that inspires me every time I visit. Their displays are incredible… soft, quirky and so very stylish.”

HOW DID YOU SELECT YOUR COLOUR PALETTE? 

“In keeping with the rest of the house, white is the base colour for both rooms (Dulux Antique White USA 1/4 strength). They have white timber floorboards and timber shutters. Colours added are dirty pinks, silver or gold and a touch of fluro to give it a quirky edge. I’m not a bold colour person, preferring more muted soft tones.”

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FEATURE IN THE ROOM?

“In Tatums room, my favourite piece would be her timber four-poster bed. It’s a one-off piece I found at Koskela in Sydney. I’ve draped the top of it with sheer muslin and fairy lights giving it a beautiful, soft fairy-like feeling. At night it’s absolutely gorgeous lying in it and reading books and cuddling together.

In Bo’s room, I love the timber animal hanging rail. My sister bought it for her when she was only little and it’s been a favourite ever since. Through the years I’ve varied the clothes that I put on display. Right now we have old dress up costumes from the various parties she’s had. It adds a quirky, playful feel to the space, which I love.”

WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

“Most definitely finding spaces to hide the toys that are not so pretty to look at!”

WHAT IS YOUR OVERALL FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THIS SPACE? 

“I love that the rooms are soft and dreamy. My favourite time of day is in the evening when all the fairy lights sparkle and the lights are dimly lit.”

TOP TIPS FOR STYLING KIDS ROOMS? 

  1. Plan before you decorate and think about what your child’s needs may be in the future e.g. where you might put a desk
  2. Create shelving or display areas so that you can style and change as their interests/personalities do.
  3. Keep decor and colour blocking to soft furnishings such as bedlinen, cushions and toys which are easily replaced.

 

For the full article and more beautiful photos, check out the latest issue of Minty Magazine here

Photography by Francoise Baudet 

 

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