Amalie Morgan is the artistic mama behind Sweet Yellow Décor, creating and designing handmade original colourful concrete décor pieces for the home and children’s rooms. The range includes concrete planter pots in a range of shapes, sizes and colours, pastel concrete diamonds, skulls, ice creams, tea light holders, bunnies, ducks, vases, magnets, bowls and so much more!
We had the pleasure of chatting to Amalie about her inspirations, her family, and how her obsession with succulents inspired this beautiful brand…
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I’m Amalie – originally from New Zealand but we’re now living in Melbourne and have been here for nearly four years. I have a lovely partner, and a son Marley who is two years old. I’m a Bachelor-qualified Early Childhood teacher and have been in the profession for 14 years. I’m now working full-time as a kinder teacher, and continuing my hobby of designing and creating concrete pots and décor pieces.
How did you get started with Sweet Yellow Décor?
I got started with concrete from my obsession with succulents and the need to make my own pots while I was on maternity leave. Who knew it could be so fun (and also theraputic)?!
What (or who) are your biggest influences?
My biggest influences are some amazing accounts I follow on Instagram, and I’m obsessed with Pinterest, plants, interiors and colours.
Do you experience mum guilt and how do you tackle that?
Not really! I work mostly when my son is asleep or when he’s happy playing independently. I get him involved with the garden side of things. He loves watering the garden everyday and now has his own selection of plants to observe and care for.
If you could sum up your day in three words what would those words be?
Being a teacher 5 days a week I would say – busy, colourful and fun
What does your workstation look like?
Eeek! It’s currently taking over my dining room with two tables covered in items ready for painting and packing.
Give me your best kid distraction strategy:
I highly recommend setting up an experience (like play dough, crayons, or dare I say, TV) and spending 5 or ten minutes getting my son engaged… and then slowly sneaking into the next room to do painting or to take photos.
What are you most proud of achieving biz wise?
I’m super proud of my original designs and the blog features I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in, including Buzzfeed, Kreo Home, T Life Creative, and more.
What are your big goals for the next 12 months?
My goals over the next few months is to find our first brand reps/enthusiasts to outsource some of the styling and photography, as I just don’t have as much time anymore!
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