Minky's Pink Paradise

Minky's Pink Paradise

Lauren Hufnagl
Apr 4, 2014

Name: Minky (3)
Location: Gold Coast, Australia

Keeping my own kids' interior design blog is a wonderful hobby and was a huge source of inspiration when I styled Minky's big girl room. I wanted to create a look that reflected her bright, quirky personality (at all of three years!), use lots of handmade and vintage pieces, and support small, local and Indie designers.

I am a stay-at-home mum, and we are on a pretty tight budget, so I made a lot of the décor and saved up for the bigger items. She loves bunnies, books and pink, so I had to incorporate those three things in a pretty small space of only 3x3m. It's flooded with light, so I kept the base palette white and added pops of color in with things like cushions and wall art.

The vintage peacock heart chair was found in an antique store just near Brisbane for just $30! I spray painted it in Dulux 'Aqueous' but might steal it for myself. We bought the Ikea Hemnes bed second hand, and the chest of drawers were the first thing I bought when I left home 18 years ago! Another vintage piece is the bedside, which I repainted white and color dipped the legs in Porters 'Pretty In Pink'.

The main wall was a bit plain, so I added a sprinkling of Urbanwalls' gold hearts. I have a weakness for framed prints. The Kelli Murray owl is from Society6 and others are from Etsy, Empire Lane Design and a giclee print by Anahata Katkin. I made the bird mobile when she was only five weeks old and in a state of manic sleep deprivation. She still loves kissing her birdies goodnight!

The felt garland is by Brisbane designers Dudley Co. The cloud name cushion was inspired by a tutorial on Lay Baby Lay, and I altered it to be a cloud shape. The pretzel pillow is by Australian linen designers Kip & Co who make the most fun and luxuriously soft bedding. I wanted the whole pretzel sheet set too but just stopped at the pillowcase! One of my favourite pieces is the glitter coat hanger by Pearls & Pastries in the USA which I found via Instagram.

Thanks, Jane! Readers, you can see more of Jane by visiting her blog, My Little Lovebird.


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