More than design, Judith offers psychology-based insights that breathe life into spaces, unraveling the "why" behind every choice. Her mission? Crafting spaces that mirror her clients' stories, whether residential transformations or commercial havens. Atelier Akuko's acclaim in publications like Domino Magazine and Wallpaper Magazine speaks volumes about Judith's artistry.
In her Brighton apartment, shared with husband Timothy and son Philou, Judith lives by the mantra: "If I can't find it, I'll make it." This embodies her creativity, resilience, and the profound personal touch she brings to every creation.
When motherhood came into Judith's life, it brought about a transformation in her design preferences. Her energetic son, Philou, became the inspiration for a vibrant nursery in their Brighton rental home. Embracing a lively palette of colors, patterns, and shapes, she cultivated a space that resonated with his vivacious spirit, ensuring its adaptability for future changes.
By incorporating framed art, creative fabrics, and practical design solutions, she not only encouraged his exploration and self-expression but also created an environment where his boundless energy could thrive. This nursery transformation was not just about IKEA hacks, knobs, and furniture legs; it was a testament to Judith's ability to blend creativity and functionality while celebrating her son's lively nature.
Combining practicality and aesthetics, Judith's IKEA Platsa cabinet hack, featuring vibrant round Otto legs and playful Bill knobs, infused creativity into functionality. This transformation not only addressed storage needs but also turned the cabinet into an artistic focal point.
See all our furniture legs for IKEA Platsa here.
Drawing inspiration from the art collected during Philou's initial year, Judith embarked on a creative journey. A framed Matisse print procured from a local flea market, birth announcement cards, and gallery leaflets from her expectant explorations laid the foundation. But the true showstopper of Philou's burgeoning art collection? Two IKEA-framed tea towels adorned with the enchanting work of Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori. Hung at a child-friendly level just above his play couch, these pieces beckoned Philou to engage with his surroundings, celebrating his cultural heritage and infusing the walls with a burst of color. It was a creative nursery transformation brought to life with an IKEA hack, blending artistic flair with practical design.
Patterns aren't limited to frames. To complement the organic shapes in Philou's art, a geometric fabric were applied to an IKEA Ivar unit using Mod Podge. The doors were replaced with curtains, indulging his love for opening and closing. The miniature closet concept aimed to encourage his outfit choices, though it's an ongoing process :)
Check out all our furniture legs for IKEA Ivar Hacks here.
Choosing the wallet-friendly Sniglar crib from IKEA at $120, Judith transformed its basic look. Adding a coat of "Garden" paint from Little Greene and embracing a playful spirit, she attached Pretty Pegs' knobs to the corners, evoking a fun four-poster bed style.
For a finishing touch, she painted and affixed eaves fillers from the hardware store, usually meant for corrugated roofs, to the bottom ledge of the bed frame.
Big Bill 55Ø
We take great joy in seeing our furniture legs and knobs come to life in Philou's lively nursery. Judith's ingenious use of our offerings is truly inspiring. Her ability to infuse creativity and functionality, all while celebrating her son's vivacious nature, is remarkable. Judith's nursery showcases the harmonious blend of design and practicality, turning a space into a dynamic and inviting haven.