Little Dreamers - Meet @keepingupwiththeseniors

 

In our quest to share some of our most loved NAMELY SPACES we have gone behind the scenes with some of our favourite influencers to get all the nitty gritty details on life, styling and what is next on the NAMELY CO wishlist. 

Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I'm Chantelle! Mama to three beautiful little loves who make life so special. I am a family & lifestyle photographer and looove to create magic behind the lens.  Content creation behind @keepingupwiththeseniors has been such a passion for many years now. 
What do you love most about being a Mum?
I love those precious little moments we get to experience. Those moments when Elijah places his little hand on my cheek. Or Mia just suddenly spouts a whole sentence. The stories Eva brings me home from preschool. Or when she says she has a question, and it's 'mummy I love you so much'. Those moments get me. They make me realise that nothing else matters as much as they do in that moment. 

What is the most important thing Elijah/Mia/Eva has taught you? 
They've taught me to slow down and try to truely enjoy my time with them. Time goes so quickly. Before I've even known it Eva's almost 4 years old and it feels like I've blinked. 

How do you find harmony between being a parent and running your own personal brand, whilst still finding time for yourself?  
This is a hard one for me. I wouldn't say I've actually found that harmony as yet. I struggle to work out how to divide my time, and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I think self care is a massive importance for mamas. Sometimes I get so caught up in being a mum, running a household, running a small business AND creating and continuing my brand and content via Instagram that I forget to take care of myself. 

What is your top tip for creating a stylish yet functional kids bedroom?
Ooooh, okay - function is obviously high up there. I need there to be space and storage for the kids stuff that you don't necessarily want on display - so I'll generally choose a good piece of furniture that looks beautiful  for storage. Then I go wild with all of the pretty things! 

What are your favourite activities to do with your kids during the Summer?
Summer with the kids means outdoor water play to keep cool and LOTS of picnics and adventuring! 

Is there a key piece a parent should start with when styling their child's room?
I think you're best to think of a theme, whether that be an item or a colour etc. then go from there! Create a mood board and see what works best, what works together and what doesn't! 

What is on your current NamelyCo Wishlist?
Oooh how could one choose! I'm actually in love with Namely's Fleur Harris Garden Party pillowcases at the moment! 
SHOP PILLOWCASE

Instagram handle @keepingupwiththeseniors

Website -  And note I will be relocating to Sydney very soon. 

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