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Clever Little Monkey’s Real Room Makeovers

We first spotted the sneak peak of these beautiful pics on Ilze Louw’s social media.  We just had to know more…  Turns out one of our favourite photographers has teamed up with one of our favourite online stores to create something authentic and magical.

The idea behind this project was to showcase some of Clever Little Monkey’s products, featured in real homes with real families. It’s not merely a styled shoot captured in studio, but rather a personal approach to home interiors and room make­overs.

What makes this project even more remarkable is the ongoing relationship between the photographer and her subject. You see, Ilze Louw Photography has been capturing Christiaan since he was a few hours old ­making this collaboration truly noteworthy. This particular shoot that included a room make­over was done only two days before little Christiaan’s first birthday!

Not sure who had more fun, Ilze photographing yet another special moment in Christiaan’s life, Clever Little Monkey sourcing the perfect products for the room, or Christiaan himself exploring his new surroundings.


The make­over featured Scandinavian inspired products from the Clever Little Monkey storeChristiaan’s room came to life with this combination of products. The Skandi Pines duvet cover is 100%cotton with silkscreened pine silhouettes, adding a unique touch to the room. What makes this look especially successful is that it isn’t age­ sensitive and will be appreciated for years to come.

The Skandi Polar Bear Scatter and Sky Furry Scatter Pillows by Bunni brighten up the room and add a variety of designs that is aesthetically appealing. To contribute more depth to the room we also featured the House Shadow Boxes, each individually made and hand painted, with a small hook attached at the back for hanging. Tip: Add little trinkets or items that speak of your kids personal style and sentiment to make it truly personal.

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With this collaboration we wanted to show our customers that having a stylish, trendy room for your kids isn’t just something you see on Pinterest. This feature was done in a real room with a real family, not depicted to appear ‘real’. We love to bring a family’s visual and practical dreams to life and this room make­over shows you exactly how you too can create this look using just a handful of our cute products.

Clever Little Monkey has jumped at the opportunity of a styled shoot collaboration with the talented, Ilze Louw Photography. Ilze is a lifestyle art photographer that specialises in newborn, baby, child, family and maternity sessions. She aims to capture the beauty in the mundane, portraying pure emotion, conveyed in an artistic manner.

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