Baby Room

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 […]

The Collaborative – Kalahari nursery

This year Decorex SA has introduced the Milk Jug cafe to the Decorex shows, an area specifically dedicated to kids, surrounded by kids decor and interior inspiration. Little Interiors was honoured to have teamed up with an amazing group of kids decor brands to design a drool-worthy nursery space. My […]

Decorex 2017

You’ve got the budget but you do not know where to start, it’s normal for anyone to feel overwhelmed by the choices and deadlines when doing an interior space. Sometimes it helps getting a professional in to help you in the form of an interior consultation to help with some […]

What to expect from an Interior Design Consultation

Sometimes less is more and sometimes more is more. The brief for this nursery was to create a gender neutral, stylish and clutter free area form mom and baby. I did not use a specific theme in the room but the LittleME Cacti crib sheeting inspired a more tribal feel […]

No Fuss Nursery

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

  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

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}

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

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

I love to use photos to decorate a nursery and at a recent baby market I met Andelle Schenach and I fell in love with her display.. It is such a beautiful way to showcase maternity and newborn photo shoots in a non conventional way. *Photo Credit: Andelle Schenach Photography There are […]

Decorate with photos 

To me, this year’s Decorex was all about lights, textiles and wood and all I can say is WOW!! The show really had a lot to offer and the 100% Design South African section did not seize to amaze. Colours that are trending right now is oceanic blues, dusty yellows, […]

Decorex 2015 – my favourites

Bunting is a nice way to bring colour and fun accents into a room. I found these DIY printable Winnie the Pooh bunting letters from the Baby Disney South Africa site. You have two colour options per letter and can print them at home. Click here for the link. Remember […]

Free Disney DIY Bunting

With the birth of England’s new Princess, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, the world is in Princess mode. A little sparkle of hope brightened all our lives even for just a day. Inspired by the fuss over this little Princess I created a princess inspired mood board to commemorate this event. […]

A room perfect for your princess

I wanted to create a custom bean bag for my baby and 3 year old for our holiday house. I found this pattern and tutorial from Straight Grain (see also fabric toy barrel post) very helpful and easy to use. I made 2 (one toddler and one baby one) in […]

DIY: Baby and Toddler beanbag

African Inspired Nursery Finally the nursery reveal that I’ve been dying to share. I had so much fun doing this nursery, it definitely came with its share of challenges for such a tiny room.  I did not have a massive budget, so a lot of the items were DIY projects and it was […]

African inspired nursery

Every mom-to-be finds pride in doing her baby’s nursery. It is the process of getting the room done that makes most moms feel ready for the baby. After having your first child you realize what you actually needed and what you could’ve done without, this is where an experienced and an unbiased […]

Why should you use an Interior Designer (ME) for your ...

Red nursery designs are not comon but as everything turns red during the month of love, it is just fitting to have some red inspiration. Red really does make your heart beat faster for a second when you walk into a room, that’s why you need to be extra careful […]

Roses are RED and nurseries TOO!!

I found this brilliant tutorial on how to use a peg boards to organize your nursery and to add a perfect gallery wall. Rachael of This is our Bliss shared this useful turorial on how to make the pinboard shown in her nursery reveal, bellow. Click here for the full tutorial.  Happy DIY Friday! {Mariette}

Organize with peg boards

With the last of the Movember evidence gone, I find it fitting to tribute a post to the little men out there, with some mustache inspired nurseries. It is a cute theme and quirky accents can be used to add some fun details to a nursery. There are some fun DIY ideas […]

Mustache a nursery

For our first baby, we did not know the gender so I designed a neutral Jungle themed nursery. We are doing the same with the second baby and I am using some of the elements that I used in the jungle nursery in the new baby room. I used second-hand furniture in the […]

Out of Africa Nursery

You really do not need a massive space for a nursery, a baby’s spacial needs are pretty basic, but what you do need a lot of is STORAGE! Here are some tips on how to make a small space work well for a nursery: * PLANNING: This is probably the […]

How to make a small nursery work

All boys adore superheroes, some never outgrow it either. I love the idea of doing a nursery in a superhero theme and of course what toddler would not love waking up to their favourite hero every morning. This is not only a theme for boys, so girls don’t need to feel left out. […]

Superhero Theme