24.04.2019

Aalto X The New Moodboard: Youth + Beauty


 

Ever wanted to have a baby just for the opportunity to decorate a little person’s bedroom and buy cute clothes? Just me then. If I was expecting, I’d paint my nursery grey. It’s contemporary, gender neutral, and also creates a serene, calming space for sleeping and nursing. It’s also the sort of colour they can grow up with, working just as well at two as it will at twelve.

Evocative – from our partners at Aalto Paint – is perfect for a little’s room.

Evocative is quite a sophisticated, elegant hue, but because it’s a more of a greige (a beige-like grey) it doesn’t feel cold. In fact, even though it’s modern and a little moody, it somehow manages to still feel both warm and soft. Get you a paint colour that can do both.

Grey in general is a super versatile choice that plays nicely with almost any other colour – and Aalto Paint have a generous palette of greys. But one of the reasons I settled on Evocative here is that it works especially well with these blush tones, because it has a hint of pink in it.

Overall, I’d describe this look as playful yet elevated… and that’s all thanks to the paint colour.

Products shown:

Charadriiformes Print from Paper Plane

First designed in 1959, a Kristian Vedel’s Bird will be a friend for life – from being a popular toy in a little one’s room, to a much-loved design icon in a future home. (Also come in light oak, but I love this deep Smoked Oak.)

Never mind the kids, I want some of these Raduga Grez Apartment Building Blocks for myself. Love the modernist shapes, love the colour palette. Available in NZ from Dapper Mr Bear.

One of my all-time fave IKEA designs, the BJÖRKSNÄS chest of drawers. (There’s also a bedside table in the same style, btw). Get it in NZ through Urban Sales.

Also from Dapper Mr Bear, Raduga Grez’ Cube Block Set in a palette of contemporary hues.

Ferm Living Little Architect Tables and Desks in Rose, available in NZ from Slow Store. Also comes in a deep emerald green, or grey.

Ferm Living Tufted Strawberry Rug, available in NZ through Slow Store.

Nobodinoz Toy Bag in Misty Pink, from Dapper Mr Bear

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This series is sponsored by our friends at Aalto – we use and love their multi-pigmented, premium paint.

 

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