LUXE BABY LOVE

TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS, LUXE BABY.
Luxe Baby is all about modern, minimal, Scandi inspired childrens decor. It is for modern homes and babes with style. I make every piece myself and pour a little magic sleeping dust into each item.

WHAT MADE YOU START UP YOUR BUSINESS.
I have always loved making things for myself and started making items for Marlowe’s nursery while I was pregnant. I opened an Etsy store selling my first Luxe Baby product when she was a couple of months old and the response was really overwhelming so I couldn’t wait to create more products. It was a way for me to create, connect with other mums, work during Lolo’s nap times and stay at home with her longer. I’m lucky enough to now be able to call this my job and still be a full time mum to Marlowe.

‘IT WAS A WAY FOR ME TO CREATE, CONNECT WITH OTHER MUMS’

HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO JUGGLE WORK LIFE AND MUM LIFE.
Ummmm with many many balls in the air at the same time! Some days I feel like I’ve totally got it covered and other days the balls all drop to the ground haha! I am constantly wishing for more hours in the day and wondering how on earth I am going to get through my to do list while trying really hard to give Marlowe my everything at the same time. 

It is challenging and I don’t get nearly enough sleep but I love being a mum more than anything and also get such a rush out of being my own #girlboss. I’m not too hard on myself if I let a ball drop every now and then, I laugh at myself often and realise that each days juggle looks different. There are definitely more productive days than others and as Marlowe grows and changes so does our routine.

Right from the start I decided that I was a Mum first and foremost and focused purely on that each day, it was only at night time once Marlowe was in bed that I would put on my business hat and work till the early hours of the morning. As my business has grown I have needed more than just my night times though. Marlowe has just started daycare one day a week and she also has a play date with my mum one morning a week as well. Without this help I wouldn’t get any sleep at all!

‘I DECIDED I WAS A MUM FIRST AND FOCUSED PURELY ON THAT EACH DAY’

WE LOVE YOUR SCANDI RANGE. BUT WE KNOW YOU DO MORE THAN JUST MAKE NOW. CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR VENTURE AS A STYLIST.
Uh huh, I am so uber excited about this new venture. I have always dabbled in styling and ever since I started Luxe Baby have been even more interested. I am constantly approached by other businesses to style their products and finally decided to make it official last month. It is something that I get such a rush out of and love brainstoming concepts for businesses and bringing my ideas to life. This is something that I hope to do a lot more of in the future. It is also something that Marlowe and I can do together, in between setting up a shoot there is plenty of off-key singing, crazy dancing, playing and laughter. It may take a little longer, but makes my job so much fun.
 
THROUGHOUT YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THE BIGGEST LESSON YOU HAVE LEARNT IS.
Look after your customers and run your own race, stay original and love what you do, the rest will follow.

‘RUN YOUR OWN RACE, STAY ORIGINAL AND LOVE WHAT YOU DO’

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS. 
Firstly, make sure your product is original and really great quality. Support other makers, be active on Social Media and share your journey. I know how much I love getting to know the people behind a brand, Instagram is such a fabulous platform for this, so share your journey as well as showcasing your beautiful products. 

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PIECES FROM YOUR OWN RANGE.
I can’t go past the Scandi Luxe Super Moon - it’s huge, it’s clean and modern and it’s also a piece that can make a nursery or kids room. 

AND YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE IN MAGIC MISS M'S ROOM.
I will always love her cot (especially when she is alseep in it!), my husband put a lot of time and love into making it and that makes it extra special. There are always a million beautiful handmade items on rotation in her room which also create a wonderful vibe in there as well.

WE ARE THRILLED THAT YOU SAID A BIG YES TO JOINING THE CAPTAIN + CO. TEAM AS OUR NEW 'GO TO STYLE GAL' BUT WHAT ELSE IS PLANNED FOR LUXE BABY'S FUTURE.
Yassss this is oh so exciting!! Along with contributing to your amazing blog I have big plans for lots of new products (the ideas book is overflowing at the moment) and am in talks with a small Australian based sewing workshop to help me with some of my sewing. If this works out it means I will have the time to get some of these products off the paper and into reality, so fingers crossed!

I am also looking forward to working with lots of businesses in a styling capacity and creating loads of fabulous shoots. Hopefully adding lots more babies to the Luxe Baby fambam as well!
 


TOP FIVE TO FOLLOW.
I think I follow close to a thousand people and you are asking for 5!?! I am pretty indecisive with these kinds of things so this question is making me lose hair haha! So I will choose a top 5 for today but have too many on rotation...
@captainandthegypsykid
@jetsetmama
@_dimity_
@fancytreehouse
@thegracetales

TOP FIVE STYLIN' STYLERS.
Same as above (crazy hair pulling question, too many inspiring accounts)...
@sofiaatmokkasin
@liveloudgirl
@design_stuff
@curatedby
@peppahart