Design, Interiors & Lifestyle Blog
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Mamas and Papas Hilston nursing rocking chair and stool.

Do you spot something new in my living room? I guess there are a couple of new things, but what I want to show you is my new rocking chair.

When I was on holiday in Canada, I came across a store selling rocking chairs. They were so comfortable to sit in. I nearly had a nap in one. Unfortunately they only shipped to the States and Canada.

However, my dampened spirits were soon lifted, when I received an email from Mamas & Papas with a preview of their new Hilston nursing rocking chair. Yes indeed, I have a nursing rocking chair in my living room. Before you jump to conclusions, the answer is no. No, I am not expecting nor have I had a baby.

You see, not only is the Mamas & Papas Hilston nursing chair comfortable, it looks so good too. So, you don’t need to be pregnant or nursing to own one.

In fact, I remember the days when I was pregnant, many many years ago, nursing chairs, although comfortable, were pretty ugly to look at.

Nowadays, sustainable design is so high on the agenda. No longer do we condone the throw away culture of yesteryears.

This Hilston nursing chair is perfect, because not only is it functional for those who are nursing, but they look super stylish too. There will therefore be no mad rush to get rid of it. Hilston nursing rocking chair My Hilston nursing rocking chair is in a silver fabric, but you can order it in a variety of colours, from pink to minty greens and more.

It is so comfortable to sit on, with its ergonomic shape designed to support.

As you can see, the chair comes with a matching foot stool too, perfect for resting those tired legs. Hilston nursing rocking chair I hope that you’ll agree that this is simply the best looking nursing rocking chair that you have seen? Furthermore, it is so comfortable to sit on too.

I shall look forward to sitting there after a busy day of work at the hospital and even rock myself to sleep.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. Have a lovely day.

(All photography and styling are by me. The chair was a gift.)

Tips on how to organise a teen boy’s room with with Curver’s concrete looking Beton boxes

I have come to realise that banishing clutter is the way forward to a happy and relaxing vibe at home. That, and of course the addition of some colour.

What does one do on a long bank holiday weekend? Well, for me it was about reorganising the home.

I decided to start in my son’s bedroom. You may recall that, a while back, his bedroom was just blue and black.

However, over a period of time colour crept in.

I’m not sure he is totally happy with a rainbow coloured room, so I’ve decided to balance it with shades of grey, in the form of concrete looking plastic boxes from the Curver Beton range. Curver Beton boxes As you can see, I have 3 large Curver Beton boxes by his bed side. It’s so cool that it also doubles as a bedside table. My son loves playing games with his dad. It is not uncommon to see cards and dice strewn on the bed. I wanted to make his games accessible, yet easily cleared away. These Beton boxes were just perfect for his bedside space. I have unstacked them here for you to see. So now his bed looks so neat. Don’t you think that despite the colours, it feels very calm and relaxing?  The Curver Beton boxes come in different sizes.

As you can see, I have made full use of the boxes in organising my son’s things. I just love that texture and look of concrete. The good news is that it’s super light, unlike the real thing.

They would be great as storage in a men’s Den or perhaps in an industrial type interior space. The grey tone works really well with the blue walls and pops of yellow in my son’s room.

I have stored his socks in that super large Curver Beton box under his shelf.

The box is easy to open and has ample room. There are so many uses for these Beton boxes, for example, I’ve used them to organise his collectible cards.

He loves Pokemon cards, and it’s great that we can now keep them all in one place. Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my son’s revamped colourful room.

So, what do you think? Those Curver Beton boxes are great for a tween turning into a teen room.

I’ll be showing you more aspects of his room on instagram soon, so watch this space.

(This is a paid partnership post with Curver, however all opinions are my own. Photography and styling are by myself. The frames on the walls are gifts from e-Frame and rugs by Pappelina.)

Meural Canvas digital art frame that brings true to life art to your home.

There are times when as a parent, I feel I should be exposing my kids more to the world of art.

We are lucky in London because there are a wealth of art galleries to visit for free. 

However, being so busy , this often becomes a neglected perk.

The other day, my son showed me his school art journal. He was learning about the works of artists from Van Gogh to Damien Hirst.

I decided I should be embracing his interest in art more, and that’s why I got so excited when I discovered NETGEAR’s Meural Canvas.

You can see the canvas on the left hand side wall of his room. meural canvas I’ve decided to style a workspace around his Meural Canvas. meural canvas The Meural Canvas is an amazing piece of technology which brings art to life.

It’s a digital canvas that allows you to subscribe to artwork from galleries around the world.

The image quality is so pristine and life like, with its anti glare screen and ambient light sensor. It’s almost like staring at that art in real life.

Navigating the artwork collection is easy too.  You could use the Meural app on your phone or wave your hand in front of the canvas. This weekend marks the birthday of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, renowned author and illustrator of ‘The Little Prince’. To celebrate his birthday, Meural has released a virtual “The Little Prince” storybook, exclusively for the Meural Canvas. 

The storybook includes beautiful custom illustrations formatted to fit the screen, providing a new way to interact with the beloved characters and themes of The Little Prince. If you wave your hand upwards in front of the frame’s gesture sensor, text from the story appears on each virtual page, allowing you to read it out loud like you would a traditional book. It’s so fun to read with my son. For those who have read the book, the images are a great talking point too.

The images can be viewed both in portrait and landscape orientation, by using meural’s swivel mount. So many fantastic features in an art frame don’t you think?  You can even stream your own photos if you so desired. I can’t wait to walk my son through the galleries of the world from the comfort his room. Imagine having a Klimt, Monet or Turner on your wall, at the touch of a button!  I’d like to end my post with a happy birthday to Antoine de Saint-Exupery. His illustrations and writings are simply inspirational.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a paid partnership post with Meural).

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