The Collaborative – Kalahari nursery


When you think of the Kalahari, a baby nursery is not the first thing that comes to mind. But with the rising trend of not having a full nursery, we could not resist the temptation to create a nook that will be able to fit into any grown up space but that can still function as a functional space for mom and baby.

Our mood board showed off a slight industrial look with elements that you would find in the African Kalahari region.

The overall look of this Kalahari Nursery was very subdued by all the natural colours but the pops of green brought the room to life. We were completely inspired by the beautiful calabash lights that we found from Dis Moi calabash and we decided to use the natural colour in this room.

Mayalief has launched their beautiful baby memory book, “The story of you”, this year. It is such a special place to jot down all the small things about the journey that we take with our precious babies, some of which we do forget with time. The book is available in English and in Afrikaans.

The “Mother & Child” sculptured doll set is one of my favourite pieces from RipleyCatCo, and the colours worked so amazing with this theme.

Images by Philip Beukes

The items used in this The Collaborative styled session was from the following brands:

Owl Pillow: Menagerie

Beanbag, Succulence wreath: Tiny Tiger Kids

Crochet baskets: Indigo & Rain

Olive blanket, Greenery Scatter, Baby memory book, Alphabet cards  : Mayalief

Macrame wall hanging: LouLou + Luc

Succulence illustration: Ten Eleven Twelve

Illustrated South African map play mat, Acrylic poster frames to display illustrations, High Contrast Dangles, Baby Gym : LittleME by Little Interiors

Mother & Child sculpture dolls: RipleyCatCo

Wooden blocks, Fox & Squirrel printed scatter: Bokaloli

Mother-in-law’s tongue and stand: Swagger Collective

Calabash light: Dis Moi calabash

Buck Head: Woodlings kids

Giraffe night light: Vintage Living Furniture

Knot pillows: Cherry dot studio

Various slowcraft soft toys, framed illustrations: La Fede

Calahari pillow, Shaggy rug, Hanging Succulent, Wood and cement bowls, Leather foot stool: MRP Home

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