REAL LIFE, LONDON: Anton’s Bedroom

anton_bed011ANTON’S ROOM in south London is – mostly – the work of his stylist mother Emma Cassi, who makes intricate jewellery from vintage lace and beads for adults and children.

Four-year-old Anton’s room is painted white “like the rest of the house,” says 33-year-old Emma, who moved to London from Dijon with her husband, Bertrand, prior to Anton’s arrival, “because it was his dream to live in London since he was 11 years old.”

For hits of colour on top of the white background, Emma has “added two coloured lines [on the walls - paint inside masking tape]. I prefer to bring colour to the room with vintage plastic toys and books.”

Emma and Anton find these “together in junk shops. They can be old frames, postcards… His taste isn’t always toy oriented, and he likes seeking out treasures!”

Elsewhere, Anton loves “his Brio train and jumping on his bed” which is from Feather & Black. On top is a Habitat quilt, a handmade cushion made using Liberty fabric (you can now buy their fabric online) and a Maison de Vacances silver leather cushion.

Anton’s wardrobe is Ikea – painted with Farrow & Ball paint and decorated with Mulberry mustard tartan wallpaper. The table and chair are also Ikea, and the little unit above the table “to tidy cars and animals” is from Emmaus in France – painted in the same apple green / yellow and blue green palette as the wardrobe, table, chair and wall lines. All in all it’s proof that boys can do vintage beautifully…

*View Anton’s entire room in our gallery below. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

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