We get asked often to do the LittleME high contrast stimulation dangles in softer colours to fit into a specific nursery colour scheme, which we can do {and it has it’s place} but it defies the object of high contrast stimulation. Read more here about the benefits of high contrasting […]

How to incorporate high contrast stimulation decor in a nursery

This toddler room for Demetri encapsulates everything about being a boy. Little Demetri is almost 3 and loves trains, rockets, robots and planes. I did not want to bind the room with only one theme,  I would like to have the option to tweak the room as he grows up, […]

Demetri’s Toddler Room

  We live in a house built in the 70’s, so home renovations were inevitable for us and we have been prolonging it for way to long. A few months ago we woke up one morning and decided to actually just start the renovations. Our plan for the first leg of the […]

Home Renovations by Prominent Paints

Winter Wonderland The first chills of winter came creeping in this weekend and this means it is the best time to share our WINTER WONDERLAND room with you. This is one room that exceeded our expectations by miles. We used shades of blue and mint and played with pops of pink […]

The Collaborative: Winter Wonderland

Come into My Room, My Small Playground Designing a child’s room is no child’s play. It must be a place where the little ones can have fun and indulge their sense of exploration and imagination. Another priority parents must not lose sight of is safety. And when you want to […]

Guest Post: Come into My Room, My Small Playground

The LittleME by Little Interiors decor brand is launching an amazing, ONE OF A KIND range of cot sheets at KAMERS|Makers Autumn shows in Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is a beautiful range of illustrated fitted sheets in collaboration with illustrator extraordinaire Tracey Preston from Ten Eleven Twelve (#sectretcollab).The range is designed […]

New Product Alert: LittleME cot sheets

 The hottest buzzword in the new season is “Swoon”. Not only because we’ve been anticipating the reveal of the new Swoon range by La Fede but also because it so perfectly describes the look and the feel of the next room reveal by The Collaborative. Think florals, dusty pinks, golds, […]

The Collaborative – Swoon

We decided to take a little step away from the super trendy toddler rooms and we had a bit of nostalgic fun by creating a quirky, retro gaming inspired room for boys. We wanted recreate some memories from our own childhood in a very simplistic design. We used some vintage furniture pieces […]

The Collaborative – Retro Games Room

The flirtatious and flamboyant flamingo is the centre point of this new room reveal. The currently trendy bird is popping up everywhere. It is believed that “To see a Flamingo in your dream symbolises your sense of community and cooperation. If you focus on working together toward a common goal […]

The Collaborative – The Flamingo Room

Celebrating Valentine’s day today I wanted to do a love inspired room. Typically Valentine’s day reminds of reds and not so much of softer colours. I wanted to stick to soft romantic shades of pink and grey, with the Silhouette Wing Rug – Lorena Canals being the centre of attention. {how […]

Love inspired room

Boho chic is top of the current trend lists, the style is influenced by both bohemian and hippy styles. We used florals, pastels and macrame as key elements in making this boho theme work well. We used more pastel colours which makes an amazing nursery theme but can also be ideal for an older […]

The Collaborative – Boho Chic Room

Black and white has been the dominant colour scheme in a lot of rooms lately. The Rock ‘n Roll theme is the ambassador for the black and white themed room. We added pops of red and blue to this with some accessories and loads of texture. This theme can be used in […]

The Collaborative – Rock ‘n Roll Room

Unicorns, bunnies, rainbows and sleepy clouds…. that’s what girls are really made of. The unicorn room is a busy, fun and eclectic room to inspire and bring creative play to every little girl! This room was purely designed with fun in mind, and boy did we play. We are loving […]

The Collaborative – The Unicorn Room

Greenery is the Pantone colour of 2017 so it is only fitting to have our first room reveal from the 3rd The Collaborative shoot named accordingly. We wanted to create a room with an older child in mind. Black and white colour schemes are still trending worldwide but we wanted to bring […]

The Collaborative – Greenery

Zach’s Room Tour   Tanielle from @watchzachgrow allowed us a sneak peek into her newly done room for her little Zach. This gorgeous little boy has the most beautiful smile and the vibrant room really shows of his energy. Zach’s favourite colour is green so Tanielle decided on go with a soft […]

Room Tour – Zach’s Room

“Brand repping” is a reinvented way of advertising. It has been around forever and has recently been a growing marketing tool in South Africa for small businesses using people with a good eye, trendy style and growing online following. You can get high quality photo’s of your products in real life settings […]

What brand reps mean for South African small businesses

Guide to the perfect children’s room Guest post by Carike from Kidz City. A child’s bedroom is more than just a place to sleep, it is their playground, workshop and world. It is important that this space reflects their little personalities. But for a parent, it is easy to get […]

Guest Post: Guide to the perfect children’s room

To many of us, baby shower gifts are regular items on our shopping lists. At some point you start running out of ideas or there is, “GAASP”,no gift registry. Here’s a list of items that moms really like to receive, and won’t always ask for. TEETHING NECKLACE for mom. I just […]

Baby shower gifts that mommies love {Win}

The Collaborative – Vintage Car Room We all know boys like cars and everything that comes with it. We had so much fun playing while we were setting up this look. We used elements of everything boys love from comic books to kites, to create a look that every boy will […]

The Collaborative – Vintage Car Room

Whether we like it or not, Christmas holidays are around the corner and that means Jingle Bells, beach days, cocktails, and loads of fun in the sun. Here are my holiday season lust-haves for summer 2016.   1. Benbat OLY mirror: The drive to the beach is far for some of us, especially when […]

Holiday 2016 lust-haves {Win}

           Peyton’s mom, Hesan, did a pretty awesome job with her nursery and I’m very excited to share her nursery reveal here. She had a very clear vision about the nursery design and with very little input from me, executed it very well. I must add […]

Room Tour – Peyton’s nursery

African Inspired Nursery
African inspired nursery This theme has always been my favourite nursery theme. Both my kids had a version of an African inspired nurseries. All our fellow South African suppliers had some awesome contributions for this room.        The colour scheme was a wash of white and natural colours with pops […]

The Collaborative – African inspired nursery

Today I would like to introduce you to a very, very special friend of mine! At 22 weeks pregnant Luke’s mommy and daddy received confirmation that he had a 99% chance of being born with Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome. This meant that Luke had an extra copy of chromosome 21, so he […]

Down Syndrome: What we are learning from Luke

Spring is in the air and the sweet smell of blossoms are teasing our senses. What a perfect way to kick of our The Collaborative 2 room reveal, a Vintage floral room! This room is a little girls dream, designed for her to get lost in their own perfect little whimsical […]

The Collaborative – Vintage Floral Bedroom

This room tour of Hudson is by Chandre from Styled_by_mama. She is mom to Hudson and a brand representative to some local South African brands on Instagram. Hudson is almost two and it was now time to upgrade his room to a toddler room. She did not bind herself to just one theme, […]

Room Tour – Hudson’s room

The Collaborative is the brain child of Chantelle {La Fede designs} and Mariette {Little Interiors} with the goal get mostly South African small businesses to collaborate to create beautiful room settings with locally designed and manufactured items. Each Collaborative shoot includes 3 room designs. Collaborative 1 included a Girl’s Playroom, a Monochrome Boy’s Room […]

The Collaborative – Tribal Woodlands Nursery