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Magical Creatures Shoot. Photography by Hayley Sparks. Styling by Stefanie Ingram. Floral styling by Jardine Hansen. Hair and Makeup by Jessica Dies and Kate Wilcox.Magical Creatures Shoot. Photography by Hayley Sparks. Styling by Stefanie Ingram. Floral styling by Jardine Hansen. Hair and Makeup by Jessica Dies and Kate Wilcox.Dress, Caramel Baby and Child

 Magical Creatures Shoot. Photography by Hayley Sparks. Styling by Stefanie Ingram. Floral styling by Jardine Hansen. Hair and Makeup by Jessica Dies and Kate Wilcox.
Top, caplet and shorts, Tutu Du Monde,
Dress, same as above,

Bailey the “Gnome”
Top, waistcoat, cardigan, bowtie and leggings: Paade Mode (pictured above and below)

Magical Creatures Shoot. Photography by Hayley Sparks. Styling by Stefanie Ingram. Floral styling by Jardine Hansen. Hair and Makeup by Jessica Dies and Kate Wilcox. Magical Creatures Shoot. Photography by Hayley Sparks. Styling by Stefanie Ingram. Floral styling by Jardine Hansen. Hair and Makeup by Jessica Dies and Kate Wilcox.
Dress and cape, Tutu Du Monde, Wings, Sheer Flight

Magical Creatures Shoot. Photography by Hayley Sparks. Styling by Stefanie Ingram. Floral styling by Jardine Hansen. Hair and Makeup by Jessica Dies and Kate Wilcox.Magical Creatures Shoot. Photography by Hayley Sparks. Styling by Stefanie Ingram. Floral styling by Jardine Hansen. Hair and Makeup by Jessica Dies and Kate Wilcox.
Knit top, blouse and leggings Paade Mode

 Magical Creatures Shoot. Photography by Hayley Sparks. Styling by Stefanie Ingram. Floral styling by Jardine Hansen. Hair and Makeup by Jessica Dies and Kate Wilcox.Dress, Marie Chantal, Wings, Sheer Flight

Magical Creatures Shoot. Photography by Hayley Sparks. Styling by Stefanie Ingram. Floral styling by Jardine Hansen. Hair and Makeup by Jessica Dies and Kate Wilcox.Dresses, Marie Chantal, Leggings, Paade Mode, Wings, Sheer Flight

We are considering ourselves VERY lucky to be the first to share this beautiful shoot from top Australian childrens photographer; Hayley Sparks and stylist Stefanie Ingram.
I love the contemplative and mysterious angle they’ve chosen to capture these little magical souls !
(You can visit a previous post of Hayley’s work here)

THE DREAM TEAM

Photographer: Hayley Sparks
Styling: Stefanie Ingram
Floral styling : Jardine Hansen
Hair and Makeup by Jessica Diez at Onenninetynine Management and Kate Wilcox

Models: Bambini Talent Group (all models except for Hallie – long light brown hair) and Starfish Kids Talent Agency (Hallie)

MINI SPACE: Harper + Henry Lee

homestylePop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design Blog
Pop Factorys; Bridget Lee with Henry and Harper
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You may have spotted the shortened version of this feature in the current issue of Homestyle and now finally here is the full juicy one worthy of some scrolling!
I popped down to Tauranga to visit the clever Bridget Lee of Pop Factory and check out the spaces she has created for her little boys; Harper and Henry.
The playful and graphic style that comes through in her brand (which she has in partnership with her brother Chris), was translated brilliantly into cool and totally livable rooms.
Further down you can learn how Bridget and her husband Jon put the rooms together and stay tuned for more from Pop Factory here very soon!

Pop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogyPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design Blog

WHO LIVES HERE:
Jonathon & Bridget Lee with Harper (3.5yrs) and Henry Beau (1.5years).

WHAT WAS YOUR PLAN BEHIND THE DECORATION OF THE ROOMS?
Our aesthetic is simple, individual, nostalgic, playful, and modern. We don’t like clutter, we appreciate well designed built to last furniture and toys, that are not quickly outgrown.

HENRYS:
The nursery was planned all around the very special Catherine Martin wallpaper – “The circus is coming to town”. We fell in love with it when we were living in Sydney and had to bring it home with us, we moved home when I was six months pregnant with Harper. We chose not to find out the sex our either of our babies, so the nursery needed to be neutral – navy, white and grey with a few pops of colour was the chosen colour scheme. It’s a small room, so we minimised furniture, for example we left out a change table and instead used a change mat on top of the drawers. All toys are stored away in drawers in the wardrobe. The Wishbone Flip is a fabulous little rocker / ride-on and has been well loved by the two of them.

HARPERS:
The big boy room – we began this a few months out from Henry being born. Jon is a very keen fisherman and like father like son so is Harper, so we decided on a bit of a nautical theme. As Harps has grown he’s added his own interests and collections into the space. We used navy, grey and white again, we like the idea of being able to change things from room to room. We decided that because this room was bigger, we wanted to use it as bit of a communal play space and keep as much of the floor space clear as possible. Instead of bunks we went with a trundler option to save on space for visitors. A lot of the furniture is on castors so it can be easily moved around, which is super handy when we’re setting up huts and ‘caves’.

WHAT ARE YOU FAVOURITE FEATURES IN THE ROOMS?

HENRYS:
The wallpaper is still very loved, everyone comments as they enter the room. Our bearbrick (little bears on the picture ledge) collection is special, Jon and I collected these together for many years before the boys were on the scene. I’m a massive linen lover, the G.Nancy bears cot duvet was a perfect addition to Henry’s room, in fact both the boys love to snuggle under it. The pillow cases are by Pop Factory, such a fun and easy way to instantly change the feel of the bedding, though they both quickly settled on their favourites. The Kartell unit and Kartell Lu lu ghost chair were also purchases bought back from Sydney, so practical and hard wearing. Of course before leaving the country we did an ikea run, the picture ledges and forward facing book shelves are such economical and effective way to display the favourites. We have a collection of Little Golden books on the shelves, these are from all over the place, some were ours, some were thrifted, some were given – such a treasure.

HARPERS:
The fish wall is a bit of feature, and idea we’d seen on pinterest. We’ve suggested to Harps that we change it, he’d prefer we didn’t – definitely a favourite for him. The table and chairs have been great, they were purchases online from JS Interiors in Auckland. The shelves on castors are from Freedom, perfect stand for the puppet theatre and the overflow of books. The metal lockable cabinet was an Ikea purchase, an ideal place to store lego creations to keep them safe from little bro. Harper is very fascinated with Lego, so we added the Ikea picture ledges to display his mini figure collection which he is super proud of. Kip & Co velvet bean bag is a new addition, so lush, the boys like to jump off the bed and ‘splat’ into it – also a very good reading spot!

IN HINDSIGHT, IF YOU COULD MAKE ANY CHANGES WHAT WOULD THEY BE?These rooms are evolving spaces, we’re always in there changing and moving things about. We’d love to change the curtains, roman blinds would be ideal. Some new pendant lighting in both rooms would be a great addition too. Oh and some Armadillo & Co rugs wouldn’t go a miss either!

DID YOU GET CRAFTY YOURSELF? ANY DIY FEATURES THAT YOU PULLED TOGETHER?
Yes, we sure did! A lot of the these elements we made ourselves. The prints on the walls were designed by the boys Uncle Chris. Chris is the other half of Pop Factory and he wanted to design something fun for their rooms.  Others noticed them on instagram etc and inquired, I guess that’s how Pop Factory began!
The drawers in Harpers room are a TradeMe find, we really struggled to find a solid set of drawers that we liked, so we sanded and painted them up, removed the legs and added castors, we’re so happy with the result and they’re just the right height for Harper. The lampshade in Henry’s room is a plain drum covered in a remnant of the Catherine Martin wallpaper.

BETWEEN THE INTERNET AND MAGAZINES THERE ARE SO MANY SOURCES OF INSPIRATION OUT THERE TO KICK START INTERIOR PROJECTS.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PARTICULAR INTERNET HAUNTS OR APPS THAT YOU CAN’T QUITE GET ENOUGH OF?
I wish I had time to trawl the net like the days prior to Pop Factory and two busy boys! I love The Selby for a peek inside the lives of the best creatives out there. Whilst planning the boys rooms, I used to spend a fair bit of time on Apartment Therapy. I loved the room tours under the family section. Nowadays, it’s all about whatever pops up on my instagram feed and a fleeting scroll through pinterest.

Pop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design BlogPop Factory's Bridget Lee shares the bedrooms she has created for her young sons. Tauranga, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design Blog
All photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior’s
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“COUNTRY KIDS”

Well weeeee are a little lucky to get to share these beautiful shots with you!
Super talented Australian photographer Hayley Sparks shot this lovely, dreamy editorial with stylist Tessa Kavanagh which appears in full in the current La Petite magazine. Here are some never seen before outtakes that didn’t quite make those pages but I think you’ll agree they are outstanding and many quite captivating!

Lots of links for you to follow if you so choose. Enjoy this breath of summer courtesy of Hayley and her team x

Photography by Hayley Simmons. Styling by Tessa Kavanagh. Original shoot appeared in Le Petite Magazine - Digital Issue 15. Sydney, Australia. Jumpsuit Seed Heritage, Nautical flag, POA, Nyary
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Photography by Hayley Simmons. Styling by Tessa Kavanagh. Original shoot appeared in Le Petite Magazine - Digital Issue 15. Sydney, Australia.
Top Gap, Skirt Country Road
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Photography by Hayley Simmons. Styling by Tessa Kavanagh. Original shoot appeared in Le Petite Magazine - Digital Issue 15. Sydney, Australia.
Top Cotton on Kids, Shorts Cotton on Kids, Picnic basket K7 Vintage, Dress Target
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Photography by Hayley Simmons. Styling by Tessa Kavanagh. Original shoot appeared in Le Petite Magazine - Digital Issue 15. Sydney, Australia.
Dress The Kidstore
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Photography by Hayley Simmons. Styling by Tessa Kavanagh. Original shoot appeared in Le Petite Magazine - Digital Issue 15. Sydney, Australia.
Shirt Country Road, Shorts Cotton on Kids
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Photography by Hayley Simmons. Styling by Tessa Kavanagh. Original shoot appeared in Le Petite Magazine - Digital Issue 15. Sydney, Australia.
From left: Bather The Kidstore, Skirt The Kidstore, Top Country Road, Shorts Myer
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Photography by Hayley Simmons. Styling by Tessa Kavanagh. Original shoot appeared in Le Petite Magazine - Digital Issue 15. Sydney, Australia.

Sheets Frank and Mint, POA Izzi ad Popo
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Photography by Hayley Simmons. Styling by Tessa Kavanagh. Original shoot appeared in Le Petite Magazine - Digital Issue 15. Sydney, Australia.

Shorts Pumpkin Patch, Henley Country Road,  Vest K7 Vintage
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THE CLEVER TEAM IS:

Photographer: Hayley Sparks
Stylist: Tessa Kavanagh
Models: Bayside Modelling Agency

Outtakes from full editorial as seen in Issue 15 of Le Petite Magazine

MINI SPACES : Isla + Violet Fulton

The home of interior designer/blogger/colour queen; Alex Fulton. Bleheim, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home + Junior's Design Blog

First things first! If you love the look of Isla and Violet’s bedrooms and shared bathroom then you’ll want to check out the full (massive!) feature on the rest of their home over here on Studio Home!

Isla (10) and Violet (8) are lucky to call NZ’s reigning Queen of Colour; Alex Fulton their Mum. Their rooms are a reflection of their girls bright, enthusiastic personalities with each putting their own stamp on their spaces.

The bathroom has only recently been completed and I think its safe to say most of us would be ready to move in to shower there everyday!

Alex will take us through her ideas and thoughts behind the rooms and we’ll hear from the girls too x

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All photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior’s
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WHO LIVES HERE:
Jeff Fulton – Dad and chief goal kicking instructor (that’s what it says on his business card!). He co-owns The Vines Village, an artisan hub based in rural Marlborough, with his twin brother Tim Fulton.

Alex Fulton – Mum and Design nut. Runs Alex Fulton Design, a design business that unites colour with people through Interior Design, a Retail Space (AFD Store) and Design workshops (AFD School)

Isla Fulton – Age 10, a sport and reading crazy kid that wants to save the worlds animals.

Violet Fulton – Age 8 nearly 9, a singing and dancing queen that loves to organise everyone and do art.

WHAT WAS YOUR PLAN BEHIND THE DECORATION OF THESE ROOMS?
Isla’s: Isla is a huge animal lover and not really a girlie-girl. She was quite specific with her favourite colours and what she wanted the room to look like. She showed me favourite images from magazines and we formed a plan from there. I think it’s really fun to involve your kids in designing their own spaces making them essentially mini-clients. Like my grown up clients they have function, colour and design needs that want to be meet. I also like to set a budget and to get them to help me to keep track of what things cost. Fun and practical!

Violet’s: Violet too was pretty head strong with colours and style. She’s more a pink girl but loved mixing pinks with oranges and greys. In her room you can defiantly tell that it’s a girls room and the canopy bed was a complete nod to that. I really love that things aren’t too matchy matchy and that both girls can display things they love on the walls and furniture rather than being hidden out of sight. It’s their space to express who they are and to surround themselves with their personality.

WHAT ARE YOU FAVOURITE FEATURES/FURNITURE/ITEMS IN THE ROOMS?
Isla’s: Hands down it’s the toy net. Isla is obsessed by soft toys and it was getting ridiculous with how many toys were crowding her bed. We also had just got two puppies so we really needed to come up with a solution that looked good and was functional. I had looked online for anything that would suit but couldn’t see anything that would work so I went to Bunnings and got all the bits I needed to make my own solution. It’s been so popular that I made a wee tutorial on my blog about how to make your own!

Violet’s: I love the use of grey in Vi’s room. We had some pretty solid, plain wooden furniture that was handed down to us and we gave them a make-over by spraying them in a medium grey colour. We used a darker toned grey to wrap around the bottom half of the room. It worked really well and it helped to give the room some depth and interest. It looks hot!
IN HINDSIGHT, IF YOU COULD MAKE ANY CHANGES WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
In Violet’s room we did have a plan to build in a wardrobe (this house had NONE when when we brought it) and to make a bed/play space above it. It came down to cost that we couldn’t go through with it but it would have been a pretty amazing space to hang out in. The girls are really happy in their individual spaces and the fact they are linked with a bathroom almost makes the room feel like a self contained play/sleep space. Happy and very lucky girls.

DID YOU GET CRAFTY YOURSELF? ANY DIY FEATURES THAT YOU PULLED TOGETHER?
I’ve already mentioned the toy net in Isla’s room and I also put the dots on the back wall by just using the cheap quik stik dots you can get from stationary shops. There weren’t any decals around back them and I couldn’t afford to wallpaper the whole room so I compromised with the dots. They are randomly placed but I have had many people asked about how I achieved the look and what the dimensions were for spacing. That does make me giggle as it was all by eye and using the ‘force’!

BETWEEN THE INTERNET AND MAGAZINES THERE ARE SO MANY SOURCES OF INSPIRATION OUT THERE TO KICK START INTERIOR PROJECTS!
DO YOU HAVE ANY PARTICULAR INTERNET HAUNTS OR APPS THAT YOU CAN’T QUITE GET ENOUGH OF?
Good ol’ instagram gets me every time. It’s a place to get ‘real images’ and a way to see through other creative’s eyes. It’s fresh because the images aren’t over produced or doctored. They tell a visual story of people’s journeys and that rocks the planet. I have made some very special connections through instagram, connected by similar aesthetics and what our eyes stumble across in a beautiful captured moment. I can’t help but be inspired by that.

NOW ISLA AND VIOLET…..

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR ROOM?
Isla: I like all the smart ideas my Mum had for storing my stuff away for me. The net above my bed is my favourite because it’s awesome.
Violet: I like how I can hang bunting and stuff all around my bed. I also love my birds and cat art that I can see when I lie in bed, it’s made by an artist called Evie Kemp.

IF YOU COULD ADD ANYTHING AT ALL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Isla: A Zebra, a real one.
Violet: A robot that does your nails for you in any colours you want.

The home of interior designer/blogger/colour queen; Alex Fulton. Bleheim, New Zealand / Photography by Julia Atkinson for Studio Home + Junior's Design Blog

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MINI SPACES: Beau Monde Mama


Bedroom created by Beau Monde Mama for her daughter, Auckland, New Zealand. Featured in Homestyle magazine / Shot by Julia Atkinson for Junior's Design Blog

Not long ago I connected with some creative Mum’s who had popped up on my radar following the launch of Junior’s and from my work with Studio Home.
To me creating a space for children seems to sit apart from nesting for ourselves and the amount of love and effort that goes into it is often tripled! So spurred on by the opportunity to share some of these stories in the latest issue of Homestyle too, I put petrol in my car and got moving!

Its with great pleasure that I introduce the first sneak peak into the room of baby Thea Ruby created by her creative Mum, Emma Highfield – the voice behind Beau Monde Mama and new online store; Beau Monde Babe ! Emma and her little family live in the lovely area of Arkles Bay on Whangaparoa Peninsula north of Auckland.
As you can see Thea was pretty wee when we shot this and was till in a bassinet however this beautiful room was ready and waiting for her.

Enjoy the pics and scroll to the bottom to get an insight into how Emma put this little soft haven together.

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All photography by Julia Atkinson for Junior’s Design Blog and Homestyle Magazine
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WHO LIVES HERE?
Emma Highfield – mum/wife/designer/blogger/creative
Steven Shalfoon – Daddy/husband/business owner
Thea Ruby Shalfoon – cutie/eating and sleeping machine – 4.5 months old
Charlie the Border Collie and Pepper the Cat

WHAT WAS YOUR PLAN BEHIND THE DECORATION OF THIS ROOM?
I wanted to create a fun and flexible space that wasn’t too ‘girly’ and was based around the graphic feature wall in her room. I opted for a neutral base and used peach and monochrome accents for the décor.
It was also important to me to include a large chalkboard somewhere in her room as I want her room to be a place that she can enjoy and play in. Her room is designed to be easily adapted as she develops her own tastes and preferences and is hopefully a space she will love when she gets a bit older.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE FEATURES ?
My favourite feature in her room is the graphic feature wall which I masked up and painted myself – it took hours but was worth all the effort! I am obsessed with my nursing chair that I found at Freedom Furniture, it is super comfortable and the arm rests are the perfect height.
Cot is from Farmers.
Blankets: Kate & Kate, Jamie Kay.
Cushions: Henry & Co Home, Lorna Love, Society6.
Bed linen: Feliz and pillowcase is Beau Loves
Art prints: White Fox & Co, Henry & Co, Society6
Felt Garland: Jamie Kay

IN HINDSIGHT, IF YOU COULD MAKE ANY CHANGES WHAT WOULD THEY BE?
I would really like to replace the rug, I struggled to find something that complimented the feature wall in her room

DID YOU GET CRAFTY YOURSELF? ANY DIY FEATURES THAT YOU PULLED TOGETHER?
I repainted the entire room then masked and painted the feature wall. I also made the bunting above her cot and the wooden/glitter name letters. My husband painted the chalkboards and made the house bookshelf and my dad made the brackets for her shelves – her room really is a labor of love!

BETWEEN THE INTERNET AND MAGAZINES, THERE ARE SO MANY SOURCES OF INSPIRATION OUT THERE TO KICK START INTERIOR PROJECTS!
DO YOU HAVE ANY PARTICULAR INTERNET HAUNTS OR APPS THAT YOU CAN’T QUITE GET ENOUGH OF?
I am completely obsessed with pinterest and instagram as a source of inspiration.
My favorite instagram accounts to follow for children’s interior design inspiration are:
@thislittlelove_au
@artmarble
@tinytribemag
@miniwilla
@chloeuberkid
@hidesleep
@petitevintagebel 

This post was made with the partnership and support of Homestyle magazine
You can check out a shortened feature plus more in the new look issue out now!