Nursery confection perfection

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Every so often you come across a designer’s collection that is so beautiful, so perfect in every sense, that it seems to have been designed just for you. This is how I felt as I delved through the images of the sublime new Sebra nursery collection.

It’s difficult to know where to begin when everything in the Sebra range is simple perfection. I would like to start by having another baby so that I have a legitimate reason to acquire the Kili Bed, hands down the most lovely cot I have ever seen (don’t tell my husband about the fifth baby bit).

Perhaps a more realistic Sebra purchase would be the equally beautiful and practical children’s table and chairs, or the fabulously retro rattan hanging chair.

Most of the furniture comes in a choice of four or five colours – icy blue, cool mint green, pale buttercup yellow, delicate rose pink and white. My personal favourite is the yellow. I always like yellow for its cheeriness – especially in kid’s rooms – and Sebra’s yellow is the ideal shade for a nursery.

Sebra’s designer, Mia Dela, mixes old fashioned crafts like crocheting and knitting with modern shapes to create her designs. Apart from furniture, Sebra has a range of superb printed linen, knitted blankets, soft toys and rattan chairs and toys (including a sweet doll’s pram).

Sebra is based in Denmark and not readily available in Australia. However, if your Danish is up to it, Sebra lists many online retailers that stock their designs. I found Lisen and Deens to carry the best range. Linen begins at €34, the rattan doll’s pram is €67 and the Kili Bed is €799. Now, if only I knew of a Danish freight forwarder…

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Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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