Have you seen that beautiful “cheers banner” that has been floating around Pinterest? Apparently it’s no longer available, but I thought it was worth a shot to re-create it because it’s just so lovely, and it would be a great addition to any room or any party, regardless of the season. It’s also a great way to use some of that cardboard that is inevitably laying around this time of year!
(Sequin Bows, Star Garland, Hourglasses)
Here is a list of the items you will need:(1) Cardboard; (2) Yarn or String; (3) Marker; (4) Gold Contact Paper (I used gold vinyl, but contact paper will be similar); (5) Washi Tape; (6) Heavy Duty Shears or Utility Knife; (7) Acrylic Paint; (8) Paintbrush; (9) Gold Fringe Garland (I used some shredded mylar, because the store was out of the garland, but the garland would be much easier to work with!)
Here is what you need to do:It would also be really sweet with your baby’s name on it, and strung up on the wall in a nursery! It’s a festive update to the name bunting, don’t you think? Or perhaps for a birthday party? We’ll be using it for a little family New Year’s celebration.
Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
Trend: Flokati and fluffy textures in the nursery and interiors.
It seems that fluffy textures are popping up everywhere recently. It can add a great bit of texture and warmth to a room, as well as a bit of playfulness.
(sources: Girl’s Nursery; Anton and Toby’s room; Viva la Vivi Party; Winter White Kids’ Party)
A shaggy, fluffy rug is also a great option if you have a carpeted room, but want to break up the expanse of carpet (see Henry’s room). The contrast in textures will make it work, and help define the space a little better. Fluffy white rugs are also great for taking photos of baby, and he or she will love crawling around on it! The fluffy pillows and throw versions are also perfect for parties, playrooms, and even holiday decor. I love what Kristin did with one under her tree! You can’t beat unbreakable Christmas decor with little ones under foot! Here are some great options available – I am loving the colored versions as well.
Sources, from top left: Round Flokati Rug, Ombre Fur Pillow, Sheepskin Throw; Pebble Fur Pillow; Souk Rug; Pink Fur Pillow; Faux Throw; Little Faux Sheep Pillow
Hope you are inspired! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
Trend: Gold lamps in decor.
The gold trend is anything but over, and I’m a huge fan of gold accents in a room, especially when it comes to lighting. It is subtle, but can make a big difference, and add just the right bit of bright polish. For example, here is a favorite styled in Henry’s nursery. This room has lots of natural and neutral finishes, but that pop of gold injects a bit of personality and a refreshing textural change:
and in Vivi and Brigette’s shared room:
Here is a roundup of some favorites, with a range of styles to fit any personality or taste. Which is your favorite?
Sources, from top left: (1) Perch Table Lamp; (2) Rodeo Drive Lamp; (3) Lily and Gold Lamp; (4) Gold Rock Lamp; (5) Gold Pear Lamp; (6) Branch Lamp; (7) Brass Bunny Lamp; (8) Ripley Lamp
Enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay