Where should we use patterns or prints, and what should be plain in a baby's room?
“Controversial, I know! But I tend to keep the walls and permanent fixtures plain and inject colour and pattern into the furniture, wall art, and bedlinen. Not that it feels like it when you’re in it, but kids grow up quickly and their needs change fast too. Within two-three years you’ll be swapping out the cot for a bed, getting rid of the nappy change station, perhaps even editing your storage solutions in the room. What comes with this transition is often a rethink of the room as whole and it’s much easier to make those changes when nothing is permanent.”
Current fave Sage X Clare pieces?
“I’ve always adored our wall hangings. They’re vibrant and soft and textural. They look great hung above a cot or next to the nappy changing area and will keep little ones distracted. I also have a soft spot for our baby blankets. Little babies often need lots of layers (more than you might think!) and these blankets are so soft and breathable as well as perfect for building layers. My little one, Heidi, sleeps with a number of these each night during the cooler months and with one in summer. Lastly, I love our cushions for some extra pops of fun and personality. They look great adorning a chair or even stacked up our Etienne Floor Cushions as a place to perch next to the cot or bassinet when you're settling. We all have those nights where it can feel like they’ll never go to sleep, so you may as well make sure you’re comfy.