Thursday, 16 November 2017

Soft Autumn with Rafa-kids

Soft Autumn with Rafa-kids - A teen bed
A teen bed with soft pillows headboard

The days are getting colder and darker. I feel like I want to hide in my bed for few months and wake up in Spring. Autumn is not my favorite time of the year, unfortunately. In our last photo session for Rafa-kids I wanted to bring a bit of sunny and comfortable atmosphere inside our studio. A teen bed in natural wood is complemented with soft natural tones of white, grey and just a bit of mustard. Perfect cozy corner with modern simplicity style. 

I discovered the Nomad Felt cushions some time ago, and I knew how I would like to use them. Create a playful headboard above Rafa-kids bed. Most of the headboards available on the market are a bit boring to use, and I wanted to have something more playful and fit our style.  Nomad felt pillows are strong enough as you lean on them. It is also easy to hang them and take them off if you would like to sit on the floor. Please welcome in our collection the beautiful New Felt balls - which will cheer up your mood.  A small imaginative ball fits so perfectly into your hands, and oh yes into the hands of your child. We hope you like our cozy room for this dark autumn evening. 

Nomad Felt pillows at Rafa-kids
Rafa-kids A teen bed and felt pillows as a headboard
Felt pillows and balls
Rafa-kids A teen bed

Monday, 13 November 2017

Decorating children’s room with Hot Air Balloons

Decorating children’s room with Hot Air Balloons
Decorating children’s room with Hot Air Balloons
Decorating children’s room with Hot Air Balloons
Decorating children’s room with Hot Air Balloons
Decorating children’s room with Hot Air Balloons
Decorating children’s room with Hot Air Balloons

I’m coming back with my regular Monday series about decorating the children’s rooms! I have a lot of new energy and would like to start with the colorful and airy theme - Hot Air Balloons. I see them here and there, but today I have gathered some interesting examples of how to decorate children’s rooms with them.  Don't you think an Air Balloon is such a great symbol of traveling and exploring new places around the world?  It took me some time to find a company which produces them, but there is a Dutch brand called - Authenticmodels which makes great ones. One or two Balloons in a child’s space looks already very nice, but we could also make a statement and hang plenty of them for the wow effect.  As you can see they look great in a nursery room, toddler room or even pre-teener spaces. I could put them in any corner of my home as I find them a great element to use. 
I wish you a great new week!

Decorating children’s room with Hot Air Balloons
Decorating children’s room with Hot Air Balloons
Decorating children’s room with Hot Air Balloons

Thank you for inspiration, picture credits : 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5&6&7 - 8 - 9- 10

Friday, 10 November 2017

Mauro’s room

Rafa-kids R toddler bed
Rafa-kids R toddler bed

Today it will be a bit emotional post as the little bed you see on the pictures used to belong to our son. We designed Rafa-kids R toddler bed for our younger boy - Robert. He slept in it for few years, and now it was time to move into a bigger bed. I think many parents understand this a bit difficult moment when you have to accept the fact, that there is no more  ‘little baby’ in the house. 

Andrea is a landscaper and mother of three kids, Teo is 7 years old, Olivia 5 and Mauro is 2. Maybe you already know her from her beautiful IG - Teoyolivia.  Her family lives in Galicia, in the north part of Spain. They are now a happy owner of Rafa-kids R toddler bed and Mauro can sleep in it. I'm so glad to see the room so beautify decorated. This is definitely how I see Rafa-kids furniture, passed from family to family, and from one generation to other. It is only possible for these special objects, which are well made from good quality materials, and of course taken good care off.

Rafa-kids R toddler bed
Rafa-kids R toddler bed
Rafa-kids R toddler bed

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Rafa-kids design in residence house in NY

Residence house in NY
Residence house in NY
Residence house in NY
Residence house in NY

Today we go very far away to see a weekend home for a family of six. Why? We spotted Rafa-kids design in kids’ room and we are glad to show it to you! 
First a bit about this modern place designed around family gatherings both large and small. 

“ …. The idea was to curate an environment that reflected a simpler life outside of New York City, with furnishings that align with the natural surroundings and feel right all year long. The house is in a quiet town in the Hamptons, close to town as well as to the beach. (…) clients wanted a house just large enough to accommodate their extended family and friends in a comfortable, cozy way…”  

I can directly see that the interiors are warm and functional, with ‘less is more’ idea in mind and every object fits perfectly and feels just right. Many of the pieces were custom made and carefully sourced from small furniture makers. Yes, we are one of them! If you look carefully into the children’s room, you will spot our S shelves perfectly accommodated above the kid's beds. The use of the wallpaper is very dominant in this room, but I’m sure the kids love their sea theme atmosphere. You can find more about this project here: with a special thank you:  Styling Katja Greef and Photography Nicole Franzen.

Pictures via: ronenlev - project
Night shelf next to child bed -Rafa-kids design
Sleeping corner with Rafa-kids design
Rafa-kids S shelf
Rafa-kids XL shelf