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!

 

 

 

New Location at Precinct 75

One Two Tree's new location at Precinct 75

Well the time has finally come for us to fledge The Nest. It has been an amazing two years building One Two Tree up in an area so full of creative energy and such community spirit. However, its time to close that chapter as we move onto greener pastures; a new location with a bigger space that is able to accomodate our growing demands— how exciting!

Moving forward from retailing solely online, we were after an open space where we could welcome our lovely customers. We wanted to be able to provide them with a physical store where they could freely browse and get a feel of just how our decor would be able to brighten any given area; and the Precinct 75 ticked all our boxes.

Located at St. Peters, this incredible, light-filled warehouse is a short walk from the station and will allow you to conveniently pop in and say hi.

Our new location holds monthly markets

The grounds of Precinct 75 also transforms into a lively market on the third Saturday of every month; and we are looking forward to being part of a market that curates a selection of stalls that specialise in handmade, local and quality products.

With over 70 other creative businesses— including brands like Inartisan, Design TwinsThe Society Inc., and Uashmama operating within Precinct 75, we know that you’ll fall head over heels in love with our new location as quickly as we did!

Find us today at:

The Precinct 75 | Suite 5.01 (located alongside Uashmama)
75 Mary St
St. Peter’s NSW 2044
AUSTRALIA

New Zealand a Treasure Board to call your own!

Following the success of our Australian-shaped Treasure Board, we started receiving loads of requests from customers all over the world, pleading with us to create various Treasure Boards unique to their homeland. But amongst the heap of requests, one country especially stood out to us…

Well New Zealand, you asked and we listened— we’re proud to introduce the latest Treasure Board to our One Two Tree family, in none other than the shape of New Zealand! Aside from the fact that you guys were probably the most passionate in your pleas, it also felt right to expand our Treasure Board series with a country close to our hearts.

From its rugged coastlines to its glistening snow-capped mountains, we were inspired by how New Zealand was known and absolutely adored for its breathtaking sceneries and vast landscapes; and we wanted to encapsulate these striking physical features in our Treasure Board. Although it took a bit of tinkering around with the design to get completely perfect, we were finally able to recreate New Zealand’s unique shape by differentiating each of its three main islands!

New Zealand treasure board

 

New Zealand treasure board

Personally, I think that the most exciting stage about developing a new product is seeing the very many ways that our lovely customers choose to display our pieces around their homes. With endless options as to how to style and fill the shelves of our NZ Treasure Board, I can’t wait to get inspired by the creativity of each and every one you!

 

 

New Zealand treasure board

 

 

Specs:

Height: 82cm. Width: 23cm. Shelf lengths from 9 to 14cm long. Depth of Shelf: 6cm. 9mm Australian Plywood— Natural Finish. Weight: 1kg. Arrives flat packed with assembly instructions and hardware.

*All orders placed for New Zealand will be custom made within 1-2 weeks and we ship worldwide with Express International Couriers.

Afterpay is also now available, just in time for Christmas!

 

 

Returning to Life Instyle this August

 

One Two Tree participating in Life Instyle

We’re super excited for our return to Life Instyle this August. It was great to meet and partner with so many wonderful Australian Stockists in 2015. We can’t wait to do the same again this year!

We are thrilled to continue showing off our beloved Christmas Tree, Message Boards, and other Australian made products at Life Instyle this year! It was a pleasure to meet so many people who shared our passion for sustainability and locally made goods. Although it hasn’t been easy, we definitely know that we’ve made the right choice being an all-Australian business. We thank you for your support!

At this year’s Life Instyle, we are also pleased to be introducing our new range of Treasure Boards and Little Aussie Treasures in person! As well as some other goodies that are yet to be announced! All Made from 100 % sustainable Australian plywood, of course.

We’ve had such fun designing and creating this year and hope you’ll enjoy meeting our little Aussie creations as much as we’ve enjoyed making them!

Looking forward to meeting you upstairs at Life Instyle, stand 2157 from the 4th – 7th of August!

 

One Two Tree collaborates with Bonnesoeurs

We are excited to share with you the images of our latest collaboration with styling team Bonneseurs for their magazine “Les Enfants du Design”. It’s now online for you to lust all over the delightful children spaces created.

Featuring our Letter M from our Alpha Art Print range and below our V2 Nautical Linen flag. Both collections are proudly now stocked in Paris at the gorgeous online boutique Les Enfants du design.

For further investigation peruse Bonnesoeurs’ Instagram:

@bonnesoeurs_thelissa@bonnesoeurs_lelia and @lesenfantsdudesign and Facebook at Bonnesoeurs and  Les Enfants du Design – Le Blog.

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One Two Tree bigger & bolder than ever!

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 Let it never be said that we at One Two Tree fail to heed the cries of our beloved friends and customers.

Who knows how many emails, comments and friendly phone calls we’ve received requesting our signature eco-friendly Christmas tree in a larger, more traditional size. We have finally buckled down and built the damn thing! And now we must thank you, you persistent people. What we’ve created is something bigger, bolder and just so so beautiful. Right in time for your 2015 Christmas celebrations!

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Standing at a glorious 150cm and weighing in at almost 15kg – our Large One Two Tree is an absolute beauty. All-Australian designed and made to last you and your family a happy lifetime. Let us banish those plastic, land-filling nasties from your home, office or retail space once and for all.