Colour me wonderful

This is one of those awkward blog posts where my American keyboard wants me to write one thing but my fingers can’t help spell it correctly differently. Colour/Color.

That angry red squiggly line is all over my text, but I’m gonna do it, I’m gonna stick with the U. It’s where my heart’s at and I know it’ll annoy my family if I leave it out! 🙂


A while back I came across a blog that I absolutely fell in love with. You have to check it out. If you’re a colour (here we go!) fan like me you’ll be following this guy everywhere.

Mr Bazaar from brightbazaarblog makes it his business to notice colour. Fantastic combinations, interesting compositions, textures, patterns, the works!

These are just a few of many pictures that I picked off his blog which is simply a delight to browse around.

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The discovery of Mr Bazaar was timed with a bout of Hand, Foot and Mouth that the kids got. Although we were super lucky to avoid any serious nastiness with it, we were still in isolation for a week. We’re not ones for spending much time at home, we’re usually only here for food and sleeps during the day, the rest of the time we like to be outside walking the streets of Brooklyn and enjoying the beautiful weather. A week indoors was quite a challenge for us all and one that I wasn’t going to be taking lightly!

Sitting and playing in the kids room for hours on end, I grew increasingly bothered by it’s decor. Somehow it had just ended up blue. All blue. And very all blue at that.

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When we first moved in to this apartment, this room was ours. That beautiful light streaming through the window, that was ours.


Now we sleep in and urban cave, but it’s ok. It’s ok. (More to come on that soon.)

Admittedly, the room is sooo nice for the children. It’s so nice to have a good space to be able to hide all the toys in too so that they don’t litter the living room. However, after painting the walls blue originally, then scoring a free rug that also happened to be blue, the blueness just ended up getting a little out of control. Cue Mr Bazaar’s inspiring blog and the need to get colourful!

So, I made some bunting (of course!) and got my paint on:

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That little guy there is Molly and Alfie’s Opa, made for them by their Oma. Brilliant isn’t it?

I’m so in love with their room now and enjoy playing in there with it’s pop-y colours.  Gosh, it won’t be long until it’s all change again when it’s time for Alfie to be in a big bed…especially now that he’s just turned one! Check out these pics…so funny trying to get photos of the two of them together!

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And of course….



Haha! Can’t help but be totally in love with these two.

Right, enough for now! Don’t forget to check out Bright Bazaar, you won’t regret it.

As always, thanks for stopping by x

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3 thoughts on “Colour me wonderful

  1. Great work Mad – love that final photo of the kids and great choice on the Ikea red shelving unit. You’ll be pleased to know that I have that same one alongside a bright red filing cabinet in my studio!

  2. This was a wonderful spray of colour across my otherwise simple/dull day

  3. You have a gift for colour Maddy …..and show us how…I can see that it’s not necessary to do a whole room…as we were brung up to do ! …just a portion makes all the difference.
    Love your decor tho.


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