Laly’s bedroom…
Posted in child's play, the sydney cottage November 1st, 2013 by pia


So this post has been a long time coming! I took these photographs at the beginning of the year, with the intention to reveal them at the time of the Little Treasures: Made by Hand book campaign. I suppose this is a great demonstration of slow. blogging. which is a movement I’m all for, along with the handmade movement, not to mention my personal endeavor to launch the curb-consumerism movement.

Would you like a peek into my little girl’s room?



I’ve just posted on the Country Style blog about how I came to decorate Laly’s room, and if you read the mag, you’ll know my latest article (issue November 2013) is all about decorating a child’s room and how I like the idea of making room for their own creativity.


So as much as this room is decorated in these images, it’s all removable and has already begun to evolve as Laly gets into making her own art and collecting her own treasures…




I took the above photo outside on the porch, looking through the window. It’s the only way to show you how everything sits in her room – it’s not a large room, but it’s very comfortable and functional, with a bit of magic and whimsy thrown in…


Beautiful toys handmade and vintage. Dash (the bandit penguin) and Stella (pink dotty moonsheep) I bought from Udder, a favourite online children’s boutique.


You’ll recognise heaps of the handmade items and craft projects in Little Treasures: Made by Hand, so if you’re interested in making some of the things you see in these photos, or finding out where the items came from, then grab yourself a copy of the book (which, in case you’re wondering, was printed and bound right here in Australia using soy based inks and recycled paper). Here are some of my favourite  instagram shots taken in Laly’s room over the past 6 months or so…

PJB_lalysroom_lalyfeb2013a stunning collection of New York review books given to Laly by my first and treasured publisher Angela from The Little Bookroom. I can’t wait to read these books to Laly.


PJB_laly20monthsold_2103Laly just learnt to turn her lamp on and off on the same day she learnt to say “light”. She also loves accessorizing with random headbands she finds in my closet.

PJB_startingartwall2013starting her art wall

Thank you for all your comments on my last post. Over the years I haven’t regretted opening up here, thanks to you guys. I want to reply to each and every comment as there are so many conversations to be had, but I know it’s not possible.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into Laly’s room. If you’d like to know more about the items featured, head over to the Country Style blog.



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  1. Maria says

    It’s a beautiful room Pia! I hope you don’t mind me asking, where did you buy the small wooden hangers from? I’ve been looking everywhere for some just like that! x

    November 1st, 2013 | #

  2. Sanda says

    So pretty!!

    November 1st, 2013 | #

  3. Dulce says

    not my intention to sound creepy in any way but can i move there? it’s beyond dreamy! i’m totally in love with this gorgeous room.

    November 1st, 2013 | #

  4. chelsea says

    You are so creative. I love this room! Everything is so unexpected! And I am with you on the slow everything movement, especially consumerism!


    November 1st, 2013 | #

  5. Darlene says


    November 2nd, 2013 | #

  6. Mary Jo says

    What a cozy and inviting space!
    Mary Jo

    November 2nd, 2013 | #

  7. Claudine says

    Lovely post. I love the birds above Lalys bed!

    November 2nd, 2013 | #

  8. Maria Ernest Fragopoulou says

    Such a beautiful room Pia! Filled with your style, but also with love, joy, and care.

    November 2nd, 2013 | #

  9. Angy Braine says

    Beautiful Pia, just beautiful. A truly unique aesthetic and very reflective of your intention. I just read Junkaholique’s post about her little girls room and swooned as well – I’m sure you’ve read it but if not then have a look – so similar to you – not in the style but in the authentic intention. I love it so much. And as for your last post – wowsers… i was a little dismayed at some peoples’ choice to be critical rather constructive… but as you say – that’s life. thank YOU for sharing yourself so authentically. ♥♥♥

    November 2nd, 2013 | #

  10. Angy Braine says

    …. just realised i used the word AUTHENTIC twice in my last comment… not entirely redundant you know. It’s actually a word I’d use to compliment you Pia… you are most AUTHENTIC.
    Big love ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    November 2nd, 2013 | #

  11. Ananasa says

    We don’t think we have seen a room this gorgeous before! Really it’s amazing! Your creativity and inspiration are contagious! Thank you for this lovely post Home For Handmade

    November 3rd, 2013 | #

  12. Becka says

    Aw Laly’s bedroom looks so lovely 🙂

    November 3rd, 2013 | #

  13. manon says

    De vrais trésors…
    Bonjour de france


    November 4th, 2013 | #

  14. Deborah Beau says

    This room looks perfect to me. I love it all, it’s real and lived in and poetic.
    I have written a post on my blog about Laly’s inspiring room, and your book:

    Thank you so much for letting us all take a peek inside.

    November 5th, 2013 | #

  15. piablog says

    thank you so much Deborah XX

    November 6th, 2013 | #

  16. lori says

    hello pia, i wanted to tell you i won your book ‘my heart wanders’ and it is one of my treasures. how lucky your little laly is to have such a beautiful mom. xxxxx lori

    November 11th, 2013 | #

  17. fliss says

    Oh Pia, Laly’s room is just beautiful.You have created such a special room with true Pia style and touches of whimsy. Thank you so much for including our handmade friends (and a link)…they look so happy in her room amongst her beautiful pieces.
    Happy days to you.

    November 14th, 2013 | #

  18. alicia says

    What a gorgeous room for a beautiful and lucky girl! xoxo

    November 17th, 2013 | #

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  20. Mommy G says

    I have a little baby girl too, and these pictures are very inspiring! It’s such a fantastical and dreamy room to grow up in!

    December 17th, 2013 | #

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