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The Collaborative – Playroom

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.

Our first The Collaborative room design was a playroom for girls. I created a moodboard using soft colours and fun designs to create a space that reflects a dreamy, girly playroom. We used a lot of quircky pillows and animals in the design.

The moodboard is used to put a collection of ideas together to create an overall look.

Often the design changes slightly in the end result but the overall look stays the same. A moodboard is very helpful in putting all your ideas in one place to eliminate what will not work and what will.

TheCollaborative Playroom

The final playroom reveal………………………

The Collaborative Playroom

We had some gorgeous models to help display some of the beautiful clothing. See all the supplier details bellow. Please show some {social} love to all these awesome brands.

{Photo credit: Phillip Beukes from Philography}

Please feel free to share what you loved about this room, in the comments. We will be revealing the next room soon.

Supplier details and prices bellow:

Poncho: R450
Linen Dress: R390
Yellow jersey: R260




Toddler Table: R1600
Toddler Bench: R600
Toddler Chair: R350
House Storage box: R450
Storage Basket: R220

Cotton On Kids
Cotton On Kids: 




Fox and Moon
Fox & Moon: Website 
Ice cream cuteness pillow: R180
Sleepy Bunny Pillow: R315



 La FedeLa Fede: Website
Moose: R300
Crown Moneybox: R280
Cloud Moneybox: R280
Car Pillow: R160
Wooden Camera: R165
Delft Whale: R320
Beth and Belinda: R260
Giant Panda: R260
Victory Dolls: R290
Crochet Crowns: R100
Wall Hooks: R135
Rufus the Polar bear: R260
Gina the Urangutang: R360
Bunny Book caddy: R350

Little Interiors: Website |
Sleepy Eyes: R45
Cloud Hanger: R120
#LittleMe by Geni Prints: R120-R150
Teepee: Click here to see how to make your own teepee.
#Girlsquad LittleME birchwood hanger: R130
Display/Storage tree: R1200
Sleepy Eye Canvas: R90



Nostalgie Textiles
Nostalgie Textiles:
Pillows: R300
Kiddies Apron: R70



Rooms in a box
Rooms in a box: Website




Schnooky Pie
Schnooky Pie: Website 
Summer vest: R195
Pink Harem onesie: R275-295



Vintage Living
Vintage Living Design Co: Website 
Wall Ruler: R400
Wall Ruler with vinyl name: R500
Cloud Shelf: 400
Clock: R250
Toy Box on wheels: R600-R1000



*if you are interested in adding your brand and products to the next shoot please send your product photo’s and details to or

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.