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The Collaborative – PLAY

To PLAY means to engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.

In the latest, The Collaborative room reveal we got to do just that, PLAY. We wanted to create an area with bold colours and a serious accent on FUN!

We wanted to create an accent wall to create a focal point with the teepee, and I love how corners disappear when you paint them dark. How cute is the teepee bunting that we draped over the grey teepee!

Another accent that we created was with the alphabet cards that was hung on the wall with wooden pegs on a string.

We’ve added multiple creative play areas with the vinyl decals (meant for tables but perfect for the floor too)

We just love adding quirky items to a space.

I really adore the colours used in this room, it is one of my current colour crushes and extremely trendy.

This room design can be easily adapted for a bedroom or another area in a house.

Ever wondered what to do with all the beautiful artwork your child brings from school, I have boxes full and my kids are only 6 and 3. Bumble Box has made it easier for us with the art books. They send a box, you fill it and you get a beautiful book returned to you with all their gorgeous artwork. No more guilt about throwing it away! See their details bellow.

Images by Philip Beukes

The items used in this The Collaborative photo shoot was from the following brands:

Alphabet cards : Stickaroo

Kids art book: Bumblebox

Owl & Fox Pillows: Menagerie

Beanbag: Tiny Tiger Kids

Cape & Mask, Cloud Chalk decal, Table Vinyl (Floor), Giant Colour me in: Rising Heroes

Crochet balls in navy, teal and mustard: Indigo & Rain

Heeltyd speeltyd bag, Ek’s ‘n kind van God blanket: Mayalief

Combi Artwork: Ten Eleven Twelve

Illustrated playmat, Artwork clipframe, Mr Hanger, : LittleME by Little Interiors

Wooden blocks, Wooden radio, wooden teepee, Star-moon-cloud cutouts, Play Wording: Bokaloli

Dino Letter, planter, stag head: Swagger Collective

Llama toy: Typo

Calabash light: Dis Moi calabash

Lion Head: Woodlings kids

Teepee Bunting: Avie’s Room

Toy box, Packman coat hangers: Vintage Living Furniture

Unicorn Knot toy: Cherry dot studio

Astronaut, Rocket plushie: Squiggle & Squeak

Grey & White striped mom bag, Checked Floor Pillow: Migi Designs

Teepee: My Tiny Teepee

Various slowcraft soft toys, embroidery hoop artwork, Bear money box, wooden camera, Wooden cars: La Fede

Floor pillow, rug, mustard pillow: MRP Home

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I am extremely passionate about creating stylish spaces that not only promote growing and learning but spaces that grow with your child. Apart from creating gorgeous, functional spaces I love doing DIY projects and I am devoted to share tips and tricks to create a happy and healthy home for the whole family.

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