We talk all things design with Pamela Davidson

 

When designing your children’s bedroom, we like to say— just go for it! Don’t be afraid to add a splash of colour or throw in a couple of statement pieces. After all, your kid’s bedroom is a great little space to explore your imagination and express your creativity; its the perfect excuse to be as bold or as whimsical you want.

Here at One Two Tree, we never fail to be inspired by the very many ways that our lovely customers choose to put their own personal touch to our products. So, when we saw how Pamela (@pamela__davidson) chose to style our Australian Treasure Board as a statement piece that fit in wonderfully with her little one’s nursery, we knew that we had to pick her brains about all things design.

 

Australian Treasure Board fits in perfectly with any existing children's decor

 

What stood out about the Australian Treasure Board?

As soon as I saw the Australia Treasure board I knew I wanted to include it in Theo’s room. I fell in love with its unique design; it is very original and unlike anything else I had ever seen, which is a rarity these days. I also loved the natural timber construction— not only does it look good, but it would go with anything I decided to style it with.

I knew it was perfect for our family as it is a piece we will keep forever, and it pays homage to the beautiful country we are lucky to call home.

How did you decide to dress up your Australian Treasure Board?

I had a handful of special items and gifts that were getting lost amongst the endless amount of toys that have accumulated for Theo. The Australian Treasure Board is the perfect place to display these special pieces. All of the items on display are ‘firsts’ for Theo. The matryoshka doll set is the very first toy I bought Theo, before he was even born. I love seeing it all on display everyday.

 

What are some features that you look out for when choosing decor for your children’s rooms?

First and foremost I love investing in good quality pieces that will stand the test of time. It needs to be constructed well, and made of high quality, natural materials. With kids, this is so important as they have a tendency of getting into everything!

I love choosing decor that can also double as a toy, so if they are left out after playtime they still look great, and provide the room with different dimensions and textures, from soft knitted toys to timber blocks.

 

Do you have any general styling tips to share with our readers who are preparing their children’s rooms/ nurseries?

Books help to add a pop of colour in your kid's bedroom

Start with a neutral base, this will set the tone when establishing the foundations of your room or nursery. Big-ticket items such as cots, drawers and shelving are timeless in hues of white, grey or a natural timber, providing you with the perfect blank canvas.

You can then begin to add pops of colour once you have your key items in place. Along with prints and linen, I find books to be a really effective way to liven up a room. Not only are they great for a child’s development, but the book covers themselves are mini works of art that look so good on display. It is also easy to change up the style of the room by swapping around your books, whether it be going all monochrome, a rainbow of colours or focusing on one particular hue.

Unlike other spaces in your home, when it comes to children’s rooms and play areas, more is more! Don’t be afraid to place prints over the top of wallpaper or have an abundance of books on display. And most importantly, have fun with it all!

 

 

 

Hiya Melbourne, catch us at the Big Design Market!

One Two Trees participating in the Big Design Market Melbourne

 

Y’know here at One Two Tree, we take all things Christmas very seriously; and so when we heard that there was a three-day market dedicated to all things Christmas, you bet that we jumped at the opportunity to be a part of it!

 

 

Hailed as the ultimate Christmas shopping destination, the Big Design Market has continually brings together the best independent designers from both Australia and overseas. With over 230 brands, including Magpie Goose, Kester Black, Marc Martin, Leah Jackson, Erin Lightfoot, Bridget Bodenham taking part in this year’s event, walking away empty-handed will not be an option. What’s more, you can be sure that all the gifts you pick up here will not only be unique, but also ethically and sustainably manufactured— how’s that for checking all the right boxes?

Held just in time for Christmas, the Big Design Market is famous for drawing exceptionally large crowds each year, with more than 50,000 shoppers turning up at the Melbourne event last year. So if you love Christmas as much as we do, get in early and come have a chat. We hope to see you there!

Address:
Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens

Event Dates:
Friday 1 December 2017, 10am – 9pm
Saturday 2 December 2017, 10am – 7pm
Sunday 3 December 2017, 10am – 5pm

You’re invited to Precinct 75 Summer Pop-Up

Precinct 75 Summer Pop Up

 

Nothing says summer like taking a breezy stroll down a weekend market— sun on your face, sangria in hand, live music playing in the background. If this sounds like your ideal day out, then we’ve got you covered.

Over two weekends in November and December, the grounds of Precinct 75 will transform into a festival-style summer pop-up event. A full stomach makes a happy heart, and with lots of food and drink from local tastemakers like Rice PantryButtercream BakerySample Roasters, and the one and only Urban Winery, you’ll have enough grub to keep you grinning and satisfied.

There will also be designer workshops running throughout the summer pop-up. Never able to keep your cacti alive? Well, The Plant Society will be going through the ABCs of caring for your indoor plants. There will also be makeup tutorials by Mecca Cosmetica and book-signings by no other than Mr Jason Grant himself. And we’ve not forgotten about entertainment for the youngins. Think, a huge bouncy castle and endless face painting sessions to keep them well and truly occupied.

 

One Two Tree Studio 5.01, summer design pop up

 

However, the cherry on top is perhaps the vast array of artisan designers that will be participating in this spectacular summer pop-up. One Two Tree will set up shop at suite 5.01, alongside a raft of homeware and fashion brands, including Uashmama, Flash CampDesign Twins, InartisanPony Rider, Bird and Knoll, Bobbie DogsByron Bay Hanging ChairsMajor MinorBondi WashMJG by Mr Jason Grant and Addition Studio.

With Christmas just around the corner, the summer pop-up is the perfect opportunity to come down and pick up some unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones. There will also be lots of entertainment and good vibes all round, so don’t hesitate to bring the whole family along and make a day of it!

See you there!

Details for the Summer Pop-up:

Where?
Precinct 75
75 Mary St.
St. Peters, NSW 2044

When?
November
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th, 10am – 5pm