Melissa Barling Children's Interior Design Vancouver Kids

If you've just started reading or if you've been following along for a while, I wanted to say a big welcome and tell you a little bit about what you can expect here. Last post was a highlight reel of 2016 and now as we are fully launched into 2017, I wanted to share some new categories that are coming up on the blog. 

Kids Rooms (not new)...we'll continue to share my design work as well as decor finds, tips, how to's, etc. for children. This is usually shared on Tuesdays.

For the minis (more, so much more!)...we'll continue with a big focus on local, natural, lovely, the handmade or maker shops. I'll be sharing kids' clothing, accessories, toys we love and any product that wows us. Find this on Wednesdays!

Happy Thursday + what we're reading...this is a brand new category dedicated to kids books recommended by our kids to yours and I'm excited to share my first one this Thursday.

Friday Faves...This is a weekly round up of items that I love, from canopies to blocks, artwork to kids shoes! 

I'll also continue to share the odd DIY, some of our family moments, parties, etc on Mondays.

If there's anything that you'd like to see that isn't here, I'd love your thoughts!!! Please leave me a comment below and I'll see if I can find a way to include it coming up! 

Have a great week!



Today I chose to hit go(!!) on my first blog post for my new project: WINTER DAISY interiors for children.

Hello! I am Melissa. I am obsessed with design - the function of something that works well, flows properly and of course the creativity of making a space look and feel beautiful. I am a 30-something mama of 3 kids, aged 3 and under. I am both Canadian and British and am married to an Australian - I have lived and worked in all 3 countries before settling in Vancouver, BC, Canada, our current hometown.

This blog is a place to start a conversation with women around the world about life as a working mom (with kids that's a given!), showcase WINTER DAISY's projects,  offer thoughts and ideas and have fun along the way.  A few of the topics you can expect to hear more about over the coming weeks…

  1. Life with 3 (3 kids, 3 years and younger)
  2. Get Sorted! (organization tips for the busy woman)
  3. Date night (where to go, what to do, when to do it)
  4. Love it! (kids products I love)
  5. Fashion fun (simple achievable looks you can shop on your lunch hour)
  6. Yum (tasty eats)
  7. A little reveal... (what WINTER DAISY has been working on)

Are there any others that you'd like to read about? Please leave a comment and let me know! You can follow along with WINTER DAISY by subscribing to the blog (click on Blog RSS below), liking us on Facebook and pinning our photos on Pinterest. Any shares, likes and thoughts are greatly appreciated. I look forward to sharing this new adventure…