Spotlight on – Product stylist – Dilya Ehrhardt

Hello and welcome to the Kids Teepee Tent blog, my little corner of the internet dedicated to kids interior design, mindful living and play time!

I would like to introduce you to a lovely, creative mum I met via Instagram, Dilya Ehrhardt, a Russian lady living in Germany. Having worked previously as an art director within an advertising firm you can see she has a creative eye and flair for using colour, since becoming a mum to her 2 children Dilya has been turning her hand to children’s styling and is now one of my favourite insta collaborators, the images she creates with her clever styling arrangements and great product selection are gaining her a quickly growing audience and it’s not difficult to see why…here are a selection of her images.

(she painted this gorgeous wall herself based on the amazing wall treatments of Peek & Pack). I told you she is creative. Anyone else what to see a photo of the Moozle teepee by that wall?!

Follow Dilya on Instagram for more inspiring kids interior and fashion here – @nyearthur

Dilya and her children have the MIDI size Moozle teepee, available here.

To see more behind the scenes images, what’s inspiring me right now, customer photos and other work with collaborators come and join me on Instagram here, don’t forget to say ‘hi’ x

 

 

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Book Review – The Fox And The Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith

We are fox fans in this house, especially since my son Dexter was born, I just kept thinking of him as my fox cub and so he has grown-up having a strong connection with foxes. The Christmas before last he asked his Ma (Grandma) to make him a fox as her gift to him, which of course she lovingly did as all good crafty grandma’s would, and he has treasured it ever since, often telling me of his love for Ma’s fox nightly as he hugs it (more gently now, since he made the neck floppy and had to ask for a stuffing re-fill).

Last Autumn when I first saw the beautiful cover of illustrator Coralie Bickford-Smith’s new book The Fox And the Star, I knew just what my mum should give Dexie for Christmas.

When he opened it he got it instantly…a book about my fox! he exclaimed in wonder and joy.

Even without the fox fever that seems to have gripped our family you can’t help but appreciate the stunning design and illustrations of this delightful book. It is a tactile and visual feast for your senses. From the pleasing feel of the cloth bound book with the striking white print and text on the cover, with its details of spider’s web and beetle, the gorgeous illustrations within down to the lovely end papers.

When a book is by an award-winning illustrator such as this one is, there’s a concern that the story might be secondary to the visuals and whilst the story here is possibly not a childhood classic it is perfectly charming in its gentle telling of the lonely fox whose friend the star guides him though his nightly forest exploration, until it disappears one night leaving the fox scared and alone until he comes back into his life.

The message in the story is positive and uplifting, about facing your fears, about trusting your instincts and going beyond your comfort zone to seek the wonder in the world.

A message I am more than happy to tell my children.

Rating out of 5 ♥ :

Design: ♥♥♥♥♥

Story: ♥♥♥♥

Total: 4.5 ♥

My own fox homage in applique form. Available on a MIDI size teepee, the perfect little reading nook and calm space to dream and imagine in.

 

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July – A Month Of Sundays

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I’ll just let the photos do the talking I think. It’s July. There are flowers.

Why not use some to decorate your Moozle teepee tent and take some pretty pics with your kiddos whilst your at it? Mine were actually outside playing on the swing whilst I took these but maybe you’ll have more luck!

Tag your photos on Instagram with @katemoozle for a chance to get yours featured.

To make the garland I just pinned the flowers we picked to a strip of fabric and tied it around the teepee, it doesn’t have to be any more permanent than that as the fresh flowers wont last long anyway.

The teepee tent in these photos is the Moozle MIDI size.

Mint and silver sequin tutu dress by Tutu Du Monde.