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07 Mar

Stylish children’s rooms as featured in the Sunday Times newspaper – Home section. My son’s room.



It was an honour last weekend to have my son’s bedroom featured on the front cover of the Sunday Times newspaper – Home section.

It was written by Katrina Burroughs, on Unisex style in children’s bedroom.

To quote Katrina “it was about the decor wars that are gently waged between adults and their offspring – and between adults and the purveyors of pink and blue designs –  and how the bill payers can triumph, creating child friendly yet stylish interiors that satisfy all parties.”


I styled two gender neutral rooms for the feature. The above photo was used. The other room was styled in a monochrome palette, revealed below.

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Not sure if you remembered my son’s recent bedroom Spring refresh above? It was very blue.

I’ve fine tuned it to yellow and mint for the unisex feature.


Katrina’s comment in the Sunday Times made me smile. Here it is “Her taste is understated, chic, design-savvy – good luck getting her to admit a novelty duvet into her house.”

Yes, the whole issue around novelty duvets! I’ve been lucky so far with the latter, my children have not really requested them and we have worked collaboratively to achieve the look in their rooms.

Here’s a list of where everything is from:

The duvet cover is from Hay; the linen mint ombre throw is from Designer’s Guild; the bed is from Little White company; the prints are by Fine Little Day and Corby Tindersticks; the chevron green rug is from Urban Outfitters; the side table is Componibili by Kartell; the mint leaf lamp is by Muuto.


This striped cushion in yellow and blue is by Kangan Arora, a recent purchase from Heals. That sweet little fella sitting on the bed is by Lucky Boy Sunday.


The chair is vintage, by Casalino and the cushion is by Lucky Boy Sunday.

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Here is the monochrome room

The duvet cover is Arne Jacobsen by Design Letters from Skandivis; the dog pillow is by H&M ; The Cross throw is by Pia Wallen; the geometric storage bag is by Ferm Living and the mint stool is part of the new Brakig range from Ikea.


The monochrome prints are from Future and Found.

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The alphabet cups are by Design Letters and the laundry bag is by House Doctor.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my styling! Have a wonderful weekend. x

  1. Hi Geraldine,
    What a wonderful honour to have been chosen for the front cover! You did a stylish and newsworthy job! A fresh, appealing colour combination for either gender!
    Deb C from Melbourne

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Deb for your kind comment. I’ve really enjoyed styling the rooms. Have a lovely weekend xx

  2. Firstly, thank you so much for featuring our Design Letters bed linen Geraldine! I love your styling and like all the shots of M’s room, however, I do particularly love monochrome and believe that and the grey colour scheme to be a growing trend in kid’s room! Have a lovely weekend! Txx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      You are so welcome my friend. I love both colour and monochrome and I’ve shown here how easy it is to switch from one look to the other. Have a wonderful weekend! xx

  3. Geraldine you are a girl with such class! Both looks are super cool and how much fun for Little M to keep having revamps of his room. My eldest is about to be moving into his own room and I really look forward to getting my hands on it! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend and the hugest congratulations for the feature again. M xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you so much Mel! I had a wonderful weekend. Looking forward to seeing what you do with your son’s room. x

  4. I love both of the styles that you have shown – both options look great and it just goes to show that you don’t have to succumb to either pink or blue as a colour way for your child’d bedroom. Great styling and congratulations for being featured on the front cover – wonderful! x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you so much Michelle for that lovely comment! 🙂 I am so pleased you like the styling xx

  5. What a fantastic feature! Testament to your fab styling and design eye. As soon as I saw the front cover I knew I recognised the room and then I clicked that it was your sons from one of your previous posts! Congratulations, Geraldine! xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you lovely Hollie! It was such an honour to have been featured. My son was so proud that his room was on the cover. Hope to see you soon Hollie! xx

  6. You did a fantastic job here, Geraldine, congratulations! I hope you were smiling proudly all weekend!

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Lena! Yes, I was smiling proudly and so was M. Hope to see you soon to catch up lovely. xx

  7. Congratulations on making the cover of The Sunday Times! I actually prefer the bluer room because the depth of colour is more dramatic but I understand the green as it’s more neutral. The styling is great. xD

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Doris! the blue is actually back in his room now. I’ve taken the green for my room 😉 xx

  8. Great styling Geraldine! Im not surprised to see your space featured in a newspaper! Lots of interior design inspiration in M’s room! I love how playful it is, perfect space for a child’s imagination to run wild!

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you so much Lauren, that’s such a lovely comment. I’ve so enjoyed styling his room. He loves it too and that’s what really counts. Have a lovely week and I hope I get to meet you when you next visit London! xx

  9. Congratulations Geraldine! So great to see gender-neutral kids room stylings! Somehow I’ve seen too many pink/blue kids rooms and really don’t understand that concept. The Hay bedsheets are (still) so pretty. Sweet dreams to M. in his fancy room! xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Judith, I’ve enjoyed styling the rooms and M is loving it too. Happy weekend lovely xx

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