Written on May 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm , by Joni Lay
Trend: Agates, crystals, and geology details in home decor.
Here is a room for an adventurous little explorer who loves rocks, gems, and digging for treasures. I love that giant crystal poster – what a statement piece! Sources: (1) Morgan Pendant Light; (2) the Grand Canyon; (3) Halite Print; (4) Anthracite Print; (5) Love Rocks; (6) Vintage Geology Print; (7) Crystal Poster; (8) Metals Print; (9) Geode bookends; (10) Geometric Wool Pillows; (11) Kudos Crib, Walnut; (12) Isosceles Lamp; (13) Campaign Dresser; (14) Geology Chart; (15) Lagoon Graham Glider; (16) Vesper Rug; (17) Triangle Crib Sheet; (18) Pouf
Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
Written on May 14, 2013 at 4:29 pm , by Nicole Balch
I’ve been noticing a return to traditional (even ornate) forms lately, but reinterpreted in a more modern way. Chippendale furniture is one example. It can be picked up at flea markets and in antique shops, but I’ve also spotted some variations on the look from big-box retailers.
Here’s a bedroom sporting the look with a Chippendale headboard. This one is likely a vintage find that was painted.
You can get a similar look with white walls and a bed featuring layered linens and a geometric headboard, like the one below.
- Morocco Headboard
- Jenny Stripe Organic Sheets
- Washed Linen Bedding
- Jacquard Leaf Bedding
- Tahla Euro Sham
- Light Blue Ceramic Table Lamp
- Mattress Ticking Cotton Rug
- Chic Dresser
Written on May 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm , by Joni Lay
Trend: Black and White AccentsBlack and white is looking extra fresh these days; to update a room or add a little polish, try putting one of these graphic accents into the mix. Black & white art in a nursery is a great addition as babies love staring at the contrast. Just don’t put it over their bed!
(1) Bokeh Lights; (2) Black Pendant Light; (3) C’est Tort; (4) Lots of Dots; (5) Stripes; (6) A La Belle Etoile; (7) Hexagons; (8) Triangle Pillow; (9) Isosceles Lamp; (10) Spot Pillow; (11) Black & White Stripe Blanket; (12) Love you to the Moon and Back; (13) Emerson Quote; (14) Black Sheep; (15) Cowhide Rug; (16) Souk Rug; (17) Black & White Pillow
Written on May 1, 2013 at 10:00 am , by Victoria Smith
With summertime on the horizon, freshen up your space to compliment the warm flower scented breeze that will soon be floating in through your windows. A mix of antique and modern pops of color come together to create this bedroom oasis – just in time to welcome your family and friends into your home for a visit or two.
Get this look: 1. Start at the top – this antique brass chandelier brings a mid-century modern touch to kick off your space. 2. A sleigh bed like this one in antique mahogany is an excellent piece that can work with any trend. 3. Classic hotel style bedding keeps everything sleek and clean. 4. These Z Gallerie pillows provide great accent patterns to keep things fun. 5. The Harriet Clear Glass lamp is a versatile to brighten your room. 6, 7 & 9. A framed vintage print and glacier blue flower vases add layers and interest to the elegant demilune nightstand. 8. Hang a few rattan placemats to create your own art and add texture to your walls. 10. This red and ivory hand woven rug finishes off the look with a classic yet contemporary bold pop of color.
Written on April 30, 2013 at 5:51 pm , by Nicole Balch
The IKEA Expedit shelving unit can probably be considered a modern classic by now, and I continue to see them pop up all over the place. It takes a bit of ingenuity to get one to catch your eye, but that’s what this home office has going for it in spades.
I would not have thought of putting swing-arm sconces above a big shelving unit. Would you? But it works, and it looks fantastic! The rest of the space supports the design too, elevating a fairly standard big box item into something wonderful. Here’s how to achieve a similar look.
- Cassidy Indigo Ikat Armless Chair
- Classic Gray Binders
- Knipsa Seagrass Basket
- Braided Storage Basket with Lid
- Brass Swing-Arm Sconce
- Expedit Shelving Unit
- Gramercy Mirrored Desk
- Merie Table Lamp
Written on April 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm , by Joni Lay
TREND: Repurposing Vintage Dressers!
Using a vintage dresser, sideboard, or credenza is a fun way to add a bit of character to a nursery or child’s room, and can often be a great way to save a little money. If you look in the right places, a vintage piece is often considerably less expensive than a new one (asking family members for no longer used furniture is also a sweet way to add a little family history to the room, i.e. using Grandma and Grandpa’s dresser from their first bedroom suite, etc.!) and there are plenty of options for making it suit your taste. The changing table can be a real statement piece in a nursery, and it was the first thing I found for both Vivi and Brigette‘s rooms. Below are some of my favorite options for repainting (find sources and links to style boards below image) for some inspiration:(1) Similar Perspecta Dresser, from the Anchorman Nursery; (2) Ultramarine Dresser, from the Blue for Two Nursery; (3) Triangle Dresser (no longer available), from the Little Lone Ranger Nursery; (4) Gold Dipped Dresser, from My Little Surfer Girl Nursery; (5) French Gold Dipped Dresser, from the Mod Princess Nursery; (6) Peach Ombre Dresser, from the Pretty Little Peach Nursery; (7) Red Ombre Dresser, from the Cheery Cherry Nursery; (8) Blue Colorblocked Dresser from the Sailor Boy Nursery
Hope you are inspired! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay