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Today’s post written by Angela


I so admire Aussie designer Ingrid Daniell: not only is she Mum to gorgeous twin boys, but she is the prodigious talent behind magnificent decor and accessories label, Cocoon Couture –

Ingrid gets it just so right in her design, masterfully balancing appealing retro-styled ‘critters’ that are undoubtably “kiddy”, with a design features that harmonise beautifully with an adult aesthetic, making it an absolute snap to create a full-filled, imaginative environment for your child, while retaining a sense of calm in your home interior.

I am not the first to regonise Ingrid’s talent: Cocoon Couture have a massive following, both here in Australia, and overseas, and last year they won the prestigious Home Beautiful magazine ‘Best Home Accessory’ Award for the magical floor-standing Enchanted Tree.

As well as this award-winning piece, Cocoon Couture produce a superb range of smaller wooden room accessories, including mobiles, bookends, wall art, and decorator pieces. All Cocoon Couture timber products are handcrafted from eco-friendly ply wood, so you can enjoy these products with a clear conscience.

I’m loving Cocoon Couture’s beautiful new line of wooden wall art kits. Every kit includes a pre-printed ply wood tile featuring two sets of Cocoon Couture critters stickers so your child can have the fun of completing the piece themselves: a truly thoughtful product.

The lynchpin of any living space is the seating: it’s where you can sit, relax, and feel comfortable and at home. Cocoon Couture beanbags are the perfect seating solution for kids, adding a dash of casual playfulness, while being infinitely practical.  Cocoon Couture bean bag cover feature one of the Cocoon Couture ‘critters’ (choose from tiger, bird, whale or fox, and new designs for 2009, Dreamy Owl and Bouncy Bunny, to name but a few) in vintage inspired fabric applique on pinwale (fine) corduroy fabric. These fabulous beanbags feature a separate inner, so you can easily wash the cover without having the remove all the beans, and also an inbuilt handly at the top of the bag for ease of carrying – genuis!

Also don’t miss Cocoon Couture’s fabulous range of shoulder bags, library bags, (soooo cool and very affordable), cosy cushions, sweet fabric gift cards, and the most appealing height charts on the market.

The pricing of Cocoon Couture’s products is also very reasonable, and production of many pieces has been revised, which means that many pieces are even cheaper than last year. You can view all products and check rrp pricing on the Cocoon Couture website. To purchase Cocoon Couture products from whereever you are in the world, please check the stockists page.

To keep up to date with all developments at Cocoon Couture, you can follow Ingrid on Twitter, or check out the brand new Cocoon Couture blog.

Cocoon Couture are a sponsor of the KidStyleFile Annual Reader Survey: 7 lucky survey respondents will each receive a  Cocoon Couture prize pack including a Bean Bag and Wall Art Kit valued at $149.90!  Click here to start the survey now.


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