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Campbells Black and White room

Campbells black and white room..bedlinen by Alphabet Monkey

 

Hi, today I thought I’d share some pictures of Campbells big boy room. As you can see we managed to just squeeze in his bunk bed behind the door. I like this as it means when you look in his door you don’t see the bed taking over the whole room..as it is pretty tiny.

As you can imagine there is no shortage of bedlinen combos here…Today have mixed up a lot of black and white prints from both of my Storm and Ashkii ranges to keep an on trend monochrome look.

Campbells black and white room www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

We kept it pretty simple with black, white and yellow.. as we had already installed the yellow retro style light fitting.  But as time has gone on we have added more colour..mainly from toys and things..its kind of impossible to keep those things out so you may as well work with it.

Campbells black and white room www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Teepee are very popular right now and they are a lot of fun for playing but also for resting and reading a book.  Campbell likes to surprise our dog Jasper who sneaks in here to have a little nap.  The little cane chair is actually one I had in my own room as a child.

Below is a super simple string line which we can peg up memories.

Campbells black and white room www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Campbells black and white room www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Mixing up the black and white raindrops and arrows and teepees.  This is actually the reverse of the Storm quilt.

Below are the super cute little runners given as a gift when he was born..too cute to part with.

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This bunk is a lower than normal bunk. He sleeps up on top now but he was able to sleep on the bottom from when he was about two.  Now its a great place to read , play on the iPad etc.

The quilt on the bottom bunk is also the reverse to our Ashkii quilt cover..the one that features the green geometric print on the front.  So we can turn it over and mix things up whenever we feel like it.

Campbells black and white room www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Campbells black and white room www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Hope you enjoyed this little tour of Campbells room..I think this is the tidiest it had been in a long time.  I must confess I am one to just close the door and ignore the mess..there are better things to do I say.

You can find our cushions, bunting and bedlinen in our online store here.

Photography thanks to Jade Flores Photography.

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Alphabet Monkey Birthday Sale

Our Ashkii range by Alphabet Monkey www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

Good morning everyone….. hows the weather hey?? We have gone from a glorious summer like spring to winter today..brr.

But in better news…did you know that this weekend marks Alphabet Monkey turning 4?? Yes it was four years ago when I first set up my Etsy shop. Wow I couldn’t hardly even upload a photo back then and Campbell was only about 9 months old.  Wow how much has changed in that time.

Well to celebrate we will be having a 4 day SALE in our online store.

Alphabet Monkey birthday sale

We will be offering 25% off our entire Ashkii/Brave and Storm Range from 9am Thursday 16 (yes tomorrow) until midnight on Sunday 19 Aust EST. So if you haven’t had a chance to grab any yet or want to add to what you have now is the time.

Other items ( like our elephants) that are not included in the sale will still be available in our Etsy store.

Ashkii/Brave range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au.  Cool boys

All our prints are available as quilts , cushions and fitted sheets.

Ashkii /Brave SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey  www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Ashkii range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au #teepee #b

Ashkii Range SS14/15 by Alphabet Monkey

Ashkii Single bed quilt cover has black arrows on the back..mix and match with our pillowcases and cushions

Stormy cot collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Our Storm range is also available as an XL boori size patchwork quilt as well as the modern quilt style pictured.

Stormy Quilt cover by alphabet monkey.. the ABC of cool boys spaces.

Our Storm single bed quilt is reversible with for a monochromatic raindrop look on the back.

Stormy collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.auAnd we also have soft organic cotton newborn swaddles available in all our cool patterns.

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Stormy Collection

Stormy cot collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

So in all the excitement of introducing the new Ashkii Teepee inspired range I realised I had completely overlooked sharing with you the updated Stormy Collection.

We can now offer a bigger range of co ordinating items for the Stormy collection to cater for your nursery or your move into a big bed.  Range includes cot fitted sheets, bunting, cushion covers, single quilt cover, cot quilt and swaddles. i am so happy with the quality of all the fabrics and the finishes.  As with the Ashkii range..these are our own exclusive designs which are screen printed by hand and then made up by talented artisans in Indonesia.

Look at this adorable bundle below..Storm Organic swaddle pictured on the Black Raindrop fitted sheet.  Both the sheet and the swaddle are also available in soft grey..great for unisex.

Stormy collection by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

Stormy Quilt cover by alphabet monkey.. the ABC of cool boys spaces.

The single bed quilt cover can be used on the reverse for a cool black and white vibe, as pictured below.

Storm quilt cover by alphabet monkey..the ABC of cool boys spaces. www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

 

All items have been available for preorder but the stock should be here next week so any orders will go out very soon.  You can check out the range here.

 

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Stormy Range..It’s back

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Well we have been waiting long enough for the return of the Stormy range.

It’s been a favourite with mums wanting a super cool look for their little guys nursery,  so you will be glad to know the waiting is almost over….

I’ve set up the Stormy range on my new website available for pre orders.  We will be doing the new photography when they first arrive in early june but you could expect to get your items by late june.

I wanted to wait for the new photography but it seems many of you are happy to proceed so you don’t miss out on the first drop.  Although we have gone into a partnership with a small workshop  in Indonesia (actually run by an Aussie), we are only producing very limited runs of 12 of each product to start so this is no means mass production.  This has enabled me to offer more products and prints , as well as keep the highest quality.

We have fitted sheets, bunting, organic wraps,cushions, single bed quilt set, two styles of cot quilts which are all bigger sizing than we have currently been doing.

If you would like to check it out head over to my new site , http://www.alphabetmonkey.bigcartel.com

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Indian Summer ..teepee quilt

Indian summer quilt limited range by alphabet monkey

Firstly congrats to our Facebook prize winner which was announced yesterday on Facebook , Leh-A-h. She was very excited to win the prize and has actually been a long time follower of our page..so a big congrats to you.

I finally had a chance yesterday to take a few snaps of the Indian summer in the navy and taupe colour way. Here are the first pics.
You might remember that we have had the alternate colour combination in the greys and minty greens available for a while now and first featured them here if you haven’t seen it.
And we also previously looked at the trend for teepees in kids spaces here.

All items are now listed and available to order now in my etsy shop.

And if you looking for even more teepee and indian styling inspiration you can always head over to my teepee pinterest board here

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Decor8 nursery…can you spot our quilt??

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I am so totally excited to share this gorgeous nursery reveal shared by Holly Becker from Decor8 ( which if you don’t know is one of the most widely followed interior design blogs in the world) eek!!

I have read Hollys’ blog since around 2008 and have followed her amazing growth and success.  I have done many online blog courses with Holly  and her lovely husband Thorsten.  I keep returning to do them because I just find the community there so helpful and the course and particularly Holly’s podcasts so positive and inspiring.  I think this helps you just in everyday life..not just in blogging.  And I have also made friends there too.

So when Holly announced she was having a boy I really wanted to send a quilt over ..but what do you send someone like her.  Most brands would be scrambling to have her feature anything of theirs on her site.  I saw her design board and decided to make up a cloud quilt in yellow and grey.  I knew that it didn’t really matter if it didn’t match the room because you can take those quilts anywhere or use as a floor/travel blanket etc.

But to see it here in Hollys’ blog pictured in the room is such a thrill.  Something I would never had imagined a year ago.  And just look at the room..isnt it beautiful.  You can see before and after pictures as well as the sources for many of the items on her blog here.

And being the clever couple they are it was all styled by Holly and photographed by Thorsten.

If you would like one for yourself you can find it here . Also keep an eye out for a new version of the cloud quilt in aqua and grey.

 

All photos by Thorsten Becker

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Just listed… elephants

elephant

Just thought I’d keep you up to date with this super limited quilt set that I have just listed in my etsy store.
I know a lot of you are waiting for more of the yellow and grey appliqué elephant quilts like this. I am going to be making more but i am still waiting on a bulk supply of grey and yellow fabric from a new supplier. I’ll let you know when I know.

Anyway I’ve been going through trying to use up fabric that I have small amounts of. There are three of these sets available and you can check them out here.

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Trend Watch …. TeePee Fun

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With our new limited edition Indian Summer range launching this Sunday I thought it’s time to really start looking at this whole American Indian style trend.

It is evident in many areas in both fashion and interiors..from aztec motifs, arrows, geometrics, feathers, hunting etc.  I thought  we would look at how it is being interpreted into our children’s interiors over the next month starting with teepees.

So firstly I thought I’d group together some Teepee inspiration for you as they are so fun.  You can buy them , make them, make a rough one from sticks and blankets…it all depends how adventurous and creative you are feeling.

And the best thing is that there are so many ways to use them for both boys and girls.

 

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These gorgeous interiors are so simple yet stunning with a scandinavian edge.  The natural colour palette makes it a stylish look for any gender neutral nursery.

And look at how simple the tent above left is ….just hanging a sheet over a string..perfect fun.

 

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One of the coolest things about the teepee is that it makes you think of camping.  Set one up outside on a sunny day and lay inside reading while the kids run around playing.  Have a picnic and play some outdoor games..I’m sure that little girls will just love those pretty little tents for their own little private picnics.

I have also noticed they seem to be popular with adult styling for parties, picnics and events, so don’t think that its just for kids.  There are more pics in my Teepee Pinterest board.

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Or if the weather is not so great, why not venture on an indoor camping safari.

And as many parents have done..just add one to the play room or the nursery as a key style element ..that the kids will actually love too.

I’d love to have one but Cams’ room is just too small for it.  I have gathered plenty of examples for you for both boys, girls and also some inspiration for Indian styling on my pinterest board, Teepee and Indian Styling.  You should find plenty of ideas for creating a room with an Indian vibe…and don’t forget we will have lots of new products for you launching on sunday.  You can check out our pinterest board here.

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All these lovely images have been taken from my pinterest board where you can find all the sources and links if you would like to find out more.

If you are keen to get your hands on one, I would check out Etsy first as they always seem to have everything cool don’t they.

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Trend Watch..Urban Warrior

Today we are checking out another current trend in boys interiors which we are calling Urban Warrior. Well thats what Jacinda from Hide and Sleep Interiors has called it in her lovely inspiration board below.
I went back to check out Jacindas’ blog and realised in was way back in Febuary when she posted it and I have been meaning to share it ever since . Sorry for my slackness.

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She discusses some of the key elements to incorporate the look into your childs room.
These include elements like aztec and tribal style prints. I must admit that my yellow aztec print has been most popular for this kind of style.

Arrows in many forms including the arrowhead style geometric prints and triangle motifs.
Wild animals , feathers, raw timbers, teepees, dream catchers etc.

And here is a lovely big boys room who has used this look in a modern understated way.

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This bedroom is featured on the lovely blog Chasing Sunshine, you can see more pics here. I particularly love the dash of emerald green here and am also hoping to incorporate this colour into my next ranges. For the colour of the year I haven’t seen it used that much in kids interiors. I think its a great option for a refreshing and modern look for boys rooms and nurseries and so I think we may continue to see more over the next year.

And if you like this tribal look, I have good news because our next range is going to feature some gorgeous fabrics and prints which will fit right in with this vibe. For now you can check out our geometric and aztec styles for a modern nursery in our etsy shop.

And you can see this bedroom and plenty more on my pinterest boards which cover designs for little and big boys rooms as well as unisex and girls designs too. You can check it all out here

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Modern and Simple Nursery….yellow and blue

I just wanted to share this lovely nursery which I found on the Nest Design Studio blog.  I thought you might like to see how the design board was translated into an actual room…oh and it does also include an Alphabet Monkey quilt too.

 

Nest Design

And so it went from this lovely board …..to this fantastic room…..

blue and yellow nursery

 

It’s a lovely simple and modern room isn’t it?

I do actually have just one of those yellow chevron quilts left in my store if you want to snap up the lucky last one.

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