You may have noticed a few new products in our collection recently, and hopefully that explains why we have been a little quiet over on the blog... The hunt for little treasures has kept us busy since the beginning of this year, but we were thrilled to see it all come together when we styled and photographed it all earlier this month, and when it finally launched in our shop last week.
With 3 new Bedtime Stories (including Ice Cream Dream, Summer Camp! and Stardust and Unicorns), and over one hundred new products that we have hand-picked from across the globe - including as far as Australia - our summer collection brings with it a splash of sunshine and an extra sprinkle of Bobby Rabbit magic and adventure.
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be introducing you to each new story, starting today with Ice Cream Dream.
We were inspired to create this room during our trip to Paris at the end of January. The Maison & Objet show has to be one of the most exciting trade fairs in Europe for children's interiors, and this combined with Playtime (which was on during the same weekend) meant that we were treated to a whole weekend of beautiful design for kids.
At Maison, the first thing we noticed was the amazing colour - EVERYWHERE! Having seen a lot of black and white for a few months earlier (and don't get me wrong, we love the monochrome look too), it was so refreshing to so many soft pastel shades infused with bright pops of neon. And so Ice Cream Dream was born: A room for little girls and big girls. With tones of pale pink, fresh mint, lemon sherbet and turquoise blue, with layers of coral red and a pop of bright neon pink.
Away from the colour story, flamingoes were another big trend - and what better bird for summer? We added in a tropical toucan or two, and the collection really began to take shape.
Highlights from this room include cushions from Rose in April and A Little Lovely Company, and some pretty amazing handmade treasures from Scalae in the south of France, including Charlie Toucan (pictured above) and Mum and Baby Whale Mobile (below):
Our practical and stunning, bright rattan storage baskets have also come from Paris, whilst our washable neon star storage bags were created by Berlin-based children's fashion brand Noe and Zoe as part of their brand new 'homewear' collection.
Both the unicorn cushions and the wooden flamingo garland are handmade in Germany by Foxella and Friends, a beautiful new brand we discovered recently on Instagram. We are honoured to be one of the few UK stockists of their adorable creations.
Speaking of flamingoes, our felt flamingo head by British brand Fiona Walker England is SO much fun and will add character (and a smile) to wherever she lives.
But an ice cream room wouldn't be complete without some ice creams, and we couldn't resist these scrumptious mini ice cream lights from Denmark. Available in pink, green or blue, they are powered by child-safe LED lights and are suitable for use until morning time. Did you ever see a cuter night light (or cuter bunnies, for that matter)?
Last but not least, the House Bed. This beautiful bed is designed and made in Sweden using locally sourced solid birch wood of the highest quality. Strong, durable and built to last, we love that it is low to the floor, so can be used as a bed, a sofa, a playhouse... or all three!
And just like everything in our collection, our hope is that it will be treasured and remembered for years to come.
Special thanks to Jules and Lex at Jules Mosley Photography (the dream team!) for all their help with the amazing styling and photography.