Design: Land of Nod in the Kids’ Room

My sister recently sent over some photos of the progress she has made in her kids’ room. The Land of Nod helped us personalize this bedroom for my 3 nephews and niece who currently share it down in North Carolina.

First…a couple photos of the cuties… White-Cabana-Land of Nod-Children-2 White-Cabana-Land of Nod-Children-3Now, the room:

The youngest kiddo is in a crib, the second youngest is in a toddler bed, and the older two share a bunk bed. On the window wall, you’ll see the crib and the toddler bed. White-Cabana-Land of Nod-Children-6The Bon Voyage luggage storage cases are filled with the kids’ goodies (but I’ll admit that they rarely stay neatly piled on the chair as in the photos). My sister hung the half dot rainbow garland across this wall to add some fun colour. It also ties in very well with the two pieces of art that my sister painted. White-Cabana-Land of Nod-Children-7 White-Cabana-Land of Nod-Children-8 White-Cabana-Land of Nod-Children-9

(so much colour for White Cabana!)

Each bed has a letter pillow to personalize them for the kids. In the above photos, you’ll also notice the flea market bench (the kids are also sitting on it in the photos above). We love this kid-sized bench, and the munchkins actually use it to play, read, put on socks, etc. Here I was thinking that it was going to be a just-for-show-bench! Nope – they actually use it!

My sister created (most of) the artwork in the bedroom, including the scattered colourful squares and the kids’ silhouettes. The art hung on the clipboards? Those are the kids’ masterpieces! It is their room after all!

Thanks to The Land of Nod for sponsoring this post.

Art: Saatchi Online

If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter then you know that I’ve got painting on my mind. That is, I’m determined to paint all the walls in my new house white. Which white? Not sure. I’m still working that out. While I am eager to get painting, I am also thinking about future artwork and placement. I have a ridiculously big main bathroom and I think a large striking piece of artwork would be perfect in the space.

There are some great sources of art online and in stores at every price point. Saatchi is one such online retailer that carries a wide selection of originals and prints. Here you can shop online for picture collages, mosaics, photography, and even sculpture from artists around the world.

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White Out by Amelia Midori Miller (USA)

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White by Ana Devora (USA)

Interior-Monica Trastoy

Interior by Mónica Trastoy (Spain)

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Things From the Sea by Kriste Danil

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Phidias I by Jason Blackmore (UK)

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Letter to Mama by Catalina Viejo Lopez De Roda (USA)

Helia-Manel Rodrigues

Helia by Manel Rodrigues (Portugal)

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Structure – Experimentation XVIII-3 by Francoise Issaly (Canada)

And the works at Saatchi aren’t all white. Just look at how vibrant these works are: Pink Wall, Turquoise Ocean Turquoise Sail, Hatch with Yellow and Green Shadows.¬†

* This is a sponsored post.

ModCloth's Colouring Book

Are we ever too old for colouring books? I think not. This one from ModCloth would occupy me for hours. Or, if I felt too lazy, I would just frame the prints just as they are. How cute would the giraffe look in a kid’s room?

Between the Lines, $19.99, ModCloth

Ready for colour, $19.99, ModCloth

Starting with some black & white, $19.99, ModCloth

 Photos courtesy of ModCloth.

Colourful Career

Okay – I’m not really a quiz person but this one¬†got me hooked.¬†

1. Choose your favourite colour.

2. Choose your least favourite colour.

3. Choose your favourite colours in order.

4. Voilà: Your career path is chosen for you!

My results: organizer + researcher. It’s so spot on, it’s freaky!

Have fun and please feel free to share your results!

What's Your Colour?

I took this quiz over via How About Orange and learned that red, not white, is the colour that matches my personality.¬†For White Cabana readers who want to know a little bit more about me…the following red is my colour description is fairly accurate.

You boast incredible willpower and are capable of overcoming obstacles that would normally leave others shaking in their boots. You have a penchant for colorful environments and often impress others with your energetic bursts of energy. Your interests in many areas of life often leave you scattered, but when you focus you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.

And you? What’s your colour? Please share.