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Indis’ Black and White Nursery

Bear Quilt cover by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Monochrome nurseries are popular for boys but how about adding a girly touch to our Bear bedding.

You may not have thought of using this for a girl but we just love this gorgeous black and white nursery belonging to a sweet little girl named Indi. It really shows how unisex this black and white linen can be.  And of course it doesn’t look like the monochromatic trend is going anywhere fast.

Indis' black and white nursery with Bear Quilt by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Indi has a very clever mum, Kat who happens to be the brains behind Chuck and Taz. If you haven’t pimped out your pram with a liner from Chuck and Taz you better head there now. They specialise in super cool pram liners in unisex prints for boys and girls.

Indis' nursery with Bedlinen by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Indis' nursery , bedlinen by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

Indis' black and white nursery with bedlinen by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au


So our Black Bear range is available in Quilt covers/duvet covers in both single bed and cot sizes.  It features the bear print of the top and the black arrow on the reverse.  We also have the co- ordinating cot fitted sheets available in bear, white arrow and black arrow prints which are extra large so they will fit your larger cot mattress like a boori.

Black Bear Quilt cover..available in single and cot size by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au



We named this little guy Roary thanks to a suggestion on Instagram by one of our lovely followers.  He was hand drawn for us by Australian artist Pete Cromer. You can check out his work here.

Black bear cushion by www.blog.alphabetmonkey.com.au

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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.

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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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A big boys room..goodbye cot, hello bunks…

Well I finally ordered a new big bed for Campbell. I figure I can keep his current colour scheme and then in the new year implement a whole new look.  I kept putting it off because I wanted to wait till my sewing room was ready so I could move the cot straight in there.  I thought I could easily photograph new quilts and products that way as the new room will have lots of light and a lot less kids clutter to deal with.  But as time has gone on and a year has passed since we started renovating and things have just stayed as they are..including my sewing stuff taking over the lounge room and boxes filling the hallway.  However there is light at the end of the tunnel..more money has presented itself and things will be moving along shortly…yayyy!!!

I have been eyeing off some new bunks at work ..they are like mini bunks with the bottom bed pretty much on the floor and the top bed around shoulder high…my shoulder that is and I’m not that tall.  Way easier for making the top bunk and I love that he can use the bottom as a kind of chill out/ reading zone once he graduates to the top bunk.  Creating extra space is important is a small room like his….and  I can already see him and his cousins creating fun adventures in their space ship or pirate ship as they did in his little cot.

inspiration baord for cams big boy room

I have quite a few of these kind of scandi inspired monochromatic kids rooms pinned and I thought it would translate well to our home. We have black floors and white walls so its quite a good base to start with. I thought I might add in some chevron curtains and a duvet cover with all the fabric I bought to make curtains for our back bifolds ( to keep the heat in during winter). I  didn’t get around to it so I figure I’ll deal with that next winter and put it to use in this project.

Some people are kind of over the chevron but I’m still liking it and you know as long as you like it that’s all that matters…it’s not like Vogue Living is going to come and critique your room to see if it’s cutting edge enough. You need to buy and surround yourself with what you like and as the kids get bigger…what they like too.

The mushroom lamp is very cool and something I’ve seen in so many kids rooms but regardless I just kind of like it anyway…however whether I actually buy it is another matter. You can get them in black, red and I just saw they do yellow too from Lark……ooh maybe I want yellow now.

camp bells big boy room mood board

I am going to take my colour palette from the cool organic fabric from the Monsterz range at Cloud 9.  I bought some with the intention to make some crib quilts for my shop. However I like the retro vibe of the colours and the cool little monsters so I think I am going to mix in a few other fabrics and make him a quilt for one of the beds. I plan to mix and match patterns and designs so we can change things when we feel like it.

I love the fresh contrast of the toys and colours against the white in this room but in our room we will have to imagine some less glamorous toys like thomas trains and buzz lightyear. But hey I live in the real world. In reality these gorgeous rooms are highly styled and I doubt they remain like that all the time unless of course you have a lovely big toy room to store all the more mundane things in…I can only wish.

What plans do you have for your little one ‘big’ room?

room pics via pinterest

Bunk bed is the morgan bunk from Domayne

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