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Kids Rule: Dylan’s Shark Cave, Designed by eye4design
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Kids Rule: Dylan’s Shark Cave, Designed by eye4design

Swimming with style, this marine-themed room for six-year-old Dylan is a shark-lovers paradise. Choosing various shades of blues to represent the ocean, Janice Burke from eye4design created this highly customised room using mainly recycled pallet wood. "Dylan originally had a double bed in his room and his mum thought two twin beds would work better," said Burke. "I wanted the beds to be different heights so that he could sleep on the taller one and hide underneath it and use…


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Kids Rule: Pippa’s Perfect Nursery, Designed by Emily Hopkin

Perfect for a polished little princess-in-training, Pippa's nursery, also by interior designer mum, Emily Hopkin, is proof that kids' rooms don't have to be so, well, childish. "I don't think everything has to be babyish in a child's room," said…


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Kids Rule: Charlie’s Cheerful Room, Designed by Emily Hopkin

You know you are destined to have the coolest room on the preschool block when your mum is an interior designer! Four-year-old Charlie is lucky indeed to have Emily Hopkin, an interior designer at Linberg & Simmons, as his mum.…


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Kids Rule: Carter’s Sea Creatures, Designed by Christina Davis

Crafty mum Christina Davis scoured the web for inspiration for son Carter's charming sea-creature-themed nursery. "A family member sent us the link to the [sea-creatures] rug, thinking that it was cute and that we might like it. I loved it…


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Kids Rule: Callie’s Pink Palace, Designed by Nicola Lucas

PPProProving pink can be both girly and glamorous, five-year-old Callie's new bedroom is the perfect room to grow up in. "Callie wanted a pink room when she moved out of the nursery as a big girl into her own real…

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A Flash of Green

Some time ago, I was thinking about how beautiful Bermuda was looking in all its best summer colours when our friends James and Marian invited us to a barbecue in their garden overlooking Ely's Harbour in Somerset. Though we didn't…