by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 22nd May 2012

Beautiful kids bedlinen by Newcastle based GatherKids

Knitted blanket by GatherKids

Ok so as is probably obvious, I am a massive fan of bright colour… and yet I can’t help but be envious of those effortlessly stylish ladies who are able to kit out their homes (and their children!) entirely in muted, neutral tones.  It’s just so flippin’ POSH.  I admire those ladies from a distance, secretly thinking to myself  ‘HOW do you avoid a splash of fluoro PINK, people!?’.  It really is very impressive.

One such stylish neutral-loving lady is Newcastle-based Melissa Webster, the designer behind GatherKids!

With two young kids of her own (and another due any day now!), Melissa is passionate about the use of natural, organic materials in her range of beautiful kids bedding and blankets.  As is evident in these stunning pics, the range is focussed on a delectable palette of muted greys, creams, oatmeals and natural browns, to bring a touch of calm to little ones’ spaces.  The debut collection includes beautifully crafted quilts, doona covers, sheet sets and supremely soft knitted blankets, as well as a sweet children’s furniture set with scandi-inspired design appeal.  The table in particular is very genius – it’s the perfect size to double as a grown-up coffee table, and looks nothing like the usual plasticky kids furniture.

Each piece in the GatherKids range is designed and developed in house.  The bedding is designed by Melissa (whose background is in visual merchandising and interior design), the furniture is designed by her husband Trent.   Natural materials for all products are sourced from certified and ethical suppliers, and the finished products are proudly made in Australia, New Zealand and India.

GatherKids can be purchased in Australia from retail stockists listed here.

ps. Now you’ve had a chance to admire her work, we’ll share Melissa’s beautiful family home in the next couple of weeks… you’ll never guess the colour palette!

Canvas teepee, blanket and stools from GatherKids

Sweet table and stools set for kids by GatherKids

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 22nd May 2012


  • Becca 4 years ago

    What beautiful blankets! I hope they stock this in the U.S.

  • Mel@GatherKids 4 years ago

    Self confessed Queen of Beige *sheepish:) But I do like that you think Im Posh! Haha! Love your work Lucy xx

  • Mel@GatherKids 4 years ago

    Hey Becca, we planned to distribute internationally but for now you can contact us directly at sales@gatherkids.com.au :)

  • Kids Instyle 4 years ago

    Aren’t they beautiful?? We are thrilled they are going to be Kids Instyle in August, we want one of everything.

  • megan 4 years ago

    stunning. xm

  • Ellie 4 years ago

    Very beautiful! I would love to get the teepee for my daughter. I can’t wait to see Melissa’s family home.

  • Siobhan C 4 years ago


  • Lucy 4 years ago

    Thanks guys! Melissa is amazing! Cannot believe she has two little ones under 5 and another on the way (is it out yet, Mel?!)

    All this and running her business almost single handedly.. amazing!

    Super excited to share Mel and Trent’s home in a few weeks.. stay tuned people! x

  • Mel@GatherKids 4 years ago

    Due any minute now! Will keep you posted:)

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