Inspire an interest in travel, or honour your family's international roots with a bedroom designed with world colours and accessories in mind. Here are ideas for taking your cue from gems made locally and from other cultures. There are stylish pieces for the nursery that will last a lifetime and whimsical pieces that make us proud of New Zealand design. As well, we've chosen products to support distant lands to reflect the rest of the teams taking part.
Above: Designers Guild Around The World ready-made cushion from $185, fabrics in the same design from $113 per metre and wallpapers from $124 per roll. Duvets made to order, contact Allium for details, www.allium.co.nz.
Hug A Planet ball from Nature Baby, $28.95 to $59.95, www.naturebaby.co.nz.
Take inspiration from New Zealand's beautiful natural landscape, with shades of green from the native bush, pearly greys from our creeks and rivers and dark shades of our local rock and gravel. The cooler shades in grey will bring out the warm tones of our native timbers in locally produced toys and furniture.
The Resene colours featured are, from top: Chelsea Cucumber, Rakaia Half and Abacus. Resene has a nifty feature at www.resene.co.nz to find complementary colours. Use the Colour Palette Generator and simply upload an image - of artwork, a duvet or anything to set the tone of the room. Then, voilà! up pops a range of suitable colours!
Nuzilla Bird Mobile $42, www.thegardenparty.co.nz
Shane Hansen Pick N' Mix print unframed, $585, from The Poi Room, www.thepoiroom.co.nz
Kiwi lamp, RRP$129, www.alexchai.co.nz.
Kiwi bird, $19, from Dinkybits, www.felt.co.nz.
All Black sports-themed musical mobile, $74.95, www.cheekychild.com.au.
Nuzilla A-Z alphabet wall art, $30, www.thegardenparty.co.nz.
Annie Walsh rugby jersey $67.50 and hat, $27.50, all from www.thepoiroom.co.nz.
Ingrid Anderson's Retro cushion and Fernbird cushion, both from $56, www.iatextiledesign.co.nz.
Miracle Toys' Map of Aotearoa, $36, Shane Hansen's Pania & Boy Friendly print unframed $675, and Annie Walsh rugby jersey $67.50 and hat, $27.50, all from www.thepoiroom.co.nz.
Sitting Bull Happy Sheep beanbag, $329, www.ecc.co.nz.
Resene Black-out paint, www.resene.co.nz.
Nuzilla Wooden Kiwi $42 from The Garden Party, www.thegardenparty.co.nz.
A-Chai Design Kiwi Hook, RRP$19.98, from www.alexchai.co.nz.
UK: Resene Bring It On Red paint, www.resene.co.nz. Barbara Coupe Union Jack cushion, $185, and Chelsea cushion, $287.50, both from www.allium.co.nz. Whimsy Double Decker duvet cover set, RRP$150, Double Decker cushion, RRP$45, sheet set, RRP$140, all from www.timeforkids.co.nz.
SOUTH AFRICA: Freckles Safari quilted cushion AU$49.95, Cremer International, 09820 2595
Resene Double Tana paint, www.resene.co.nz.
Margaret Ostheimer Giraffe, RRP$39.95, and Lion, RRP$35.95, www.naturebaby.co.nz.
Safari lion cushion, AU$79.95,Freckles Silly Safari cot set, AU$129.95, Cremer International, 09 820 2595
FRANCE: Patterson Rose Mariner cushion $30, from www.allium.co.nz. Resene Torea Bay paint, www.resene.co.nz Universal trio of canvases, $49.95, www.kidrepublic.co.nz. Star Lights, AU$39, www.rougeliving.com
Syling & additional photography: Sheryl Burson
AS FEATURED IN ISSUE 14 OF OHbaby! MAGAZINE. CHECK OUT OTHER ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE BELOW