“We knew we wanted grey as opposed to the traditional pink for Madison’s room,” says Caryn Shirley of Durban of their choice of Greybeard by Plascon
“Little girls’ accessories tend to be in shades of pink and we thought that grey would provide a lovely contrast as well as make the room feel cooler on hot afternoons.”
A wicker toy box, wall-mounted shelving and a chest of drawers, which belonged to Caryn’s mother as a child, provide plenty of storage for clothes, toys and essentials. The toy box is particularly practical as Madison can unpack her toys herself and tidy away easily.
Caryn’s favourite element of the room is the beautiful, old-fashioned cot from Dastakari, a gift from Madison’s granny. Madison’s favourite item is the princess tent from Mr Price Home which, along with the pretty vinyl tree and butterfly stickers, adds a touch of whimsy to the space. A bright rug from Mr Price Home protects the carpet from any spills or mess. “A carpet or rug can also help to unify the room with a particular design or colour scheme,” Caryn advises.