In this week's #TTStyleSeries, Rachel Vigor brings a nursery to life with her nature-inspired room reveal.
We love Rachel’s unique style which gives the room a calm and peaceful feel.
Using the gorgeous Leander and Troll furniture range, Rachel has created a space any child would be thrilled to sleep and play in. The cot and dresser perfectly complement the rooms feel with their gorgeous light timber finish.
The Leander cot cleverly converts from cot to junior bed, as seen in this nursery look. The junior bed is lower to the ground - great for small legs! The matching Troll dresser is a perfect storage solution and, not to mention, a stylish addition.
In tune with the nature-influenced theme, Rachel has selected a graphic tree print from Pickawall. Pickawall's wall paper range is so easy to apply and can completely change a rooms look within minutes. We also love Rachel's added touch with leaves stuck on the wall!
All decor, linen and toys were hand picked by Rachel from Tinitrader. Brands include Homely Creatures, Feliz, Jude, La De Dah Kids, Indus, Mithali Designs, Rock Your Baby, Shelter 7, Little Pop Studio and more.
We were lucky enough to learn more about Rachel while she was in the Tinitrader studio.
1. What is your background? What made you get into styling?
After completing my VCE I was accepted into the VCA to study fine art but declined at the last minute after someone told me I wouldn’t make any money as an artist.
I went on to study business and tourism while pursuing a modelling career to pay for my studies. I continued modelling and started working in the art department on TV’s and movies which transpired into styling still photography.
I’ve been styling for around 15 years and still absolutely loving it!
2. Where do you get your inspiration from? What sort of people do you aspire to?
I get most of my inspiration from nature…. I love the way it balances colour and form to create its beauty and it breathes life into everything, everyone should have at least one plant in their home.
I aspire to people who speak their mind with honesty, humility, compassion and always a great sense of fun.
3. What is the biggest change you have seen in the styling world?
The following of generic trends and the pursuit of mass appeal rather than true creativity.
4. what do you get up to in your spare time?
I love to potter around my home and move things around. It’s like an organic living creature that keeps evolving.
5. If you could have any dinner guest who would it be and why?
Kathy Lette, the Australian author, because she is a lot of fun. Kathy is intelligent and does great work for women's and children’s rights around the world.
6. What is something that made a big impact on you in to do what you do now?
My VCE art teacher who was the first person to recognise and acknowledge the artist in me and encouraged me to pursue that.
7. What is your typical Sunday routine?
I’m not a routine type of person so anything is possible.
8. What is a skill you would like to learn and why?
I would like to be a great orator because there is real power in communication… Think Barack Obama, Martin Luther King, Sir Winston Churchill.
9. Creatively, is there a particular theme you keep returning to or do you change up your style based on your surroundings and products?
I always base any styling job on the particular surroundings but my natural style is based on nature. Its relaxed, Australian and fresh.
10. What's one tip you can give to parents styling or decorating their kids room?
Choose a colour scheme that is calming. A bedroom as its name suggests is a place of rest and it should reflect that.
Bright colours such as red or orange are best in a playroom to invoke action and creativity.