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Liv Cullen

I am a wife and stay at home mum with a beautiful baby girl, living in Sydney, Australia. I have a background in interior design and am passionate about designing fun and beautiful spaces for little people - which is what you find me doing in my spare time. I also love to do anything that involves creating something tasty, practical or beautiful.

Summer’s Nursery

Summer skies and winter sunsets were my inspiration for our little girls room – Capturing those awe inspiring moments and those moments of fun as hot air balloons pass or children run along gazing a kites soaring in the sky.
Before we knew if it was going to be a little girl or boy’s room, we decided to give the room a pale, sky blue canvas and built everything from there. The colour we ended up choosing was a perfect mix of blue with a pretty lilac undertone, in the morning sun it feels bright and fresh, while in the evening it looks slightly purple and makes the room feel so soft and warm.
As soon as I found out a little girl was on the way, I then knew I could go down the sweet road of pretty sunsets and pastel skies – my mind was filled with images and everything came together very quickly from there. I wanted the room to feel whimsical but also peaceful, to be a place that would be fun for a little girl to play in but to also feel timeless and relaxing.
The rose pink velvet chair was my first must have piece of furniture and it really gave the room that pretty, yet elegant feel. We ordered the cot, change table and set of drawers online and then I put a lot of DIY into the room. The mobile to the hot air balloons, rainbow and pastel building blocks were all a labour of love – even the kites were made in the wee hours one morning when I couldn’t sleep at 8 months pregnant! We already had the IKEA bookshelf, which I decided to flip onto it’s side, add legs and then I white washed all the baskets on the bottom shelf to soften the golden colour up a bit.
I adore how this room came together – it has quickly become our favourite place to play!