Get the Look

Joni Lay

get the look: natural wood tones

Natural wood tones of varying shade paired with a neutral palette lend a calm, serene feel, perfect for a nursery.  Baby will love the black and white contrast, and keeping the palette simple will make it easier to pull the room together.  A couple of small pops of muted color, like that tray below and that kilim pillow, bring the space to life.  Don’t be afraid to mix wood finishes and tones for a more interesting mix!  Find the sources below the image:

neutral baby nursery inspiration

 

Sources, from top left: (1) Deer Flirtation; (2) Globe Pendant; (3) Gigi Triangle Mobile; (4) Vintage Coat of Arms; (5) Three Again; (6) Rhino Banner; (7) Vintage Knight and Horse; (8) Hold Fast Pennant; (9) Kaleido Tray; (10) Andersen Crib; (11) Kilim Lumbar Pillow; (12) Triangle Crib Sheet; (13) Task Table Lamp; (14) Vintage Dresser; (15) Novara Floor Lamp; (16) James Harrison Wingback; (17) Torres Rug; (18) Vintage Drum Table; (19) Stool; (20) Tassel Pillow

 

 


Nicole Balch

Get the Look: Think Pink

TREND: Mixing different shades of the same color, in this case, pink.

Pastels always make a comeback for decorating in spring, but many embrace the delicate colors year-round. In the bedroom above, we have a neutral base with plenty of pink layered in, in several shades. The vivid tone of the curtains brings a lively energy to the room, and keeps it from feeling too light and floaty. To get a similar look in your own home, try the items below!

  1. David Hicks’ La Fiorentina Fabric, Lee Jofa
  2. Crystal Swag Chandelier, Shades of Light
  3. Square Louis Side Chair with Brass Nailheads, Ballard Designs
  4. Pink Polka Dot Ikat Silk Bolster Pillow, Bombshell Bar Goods
  5. Vintage Portrait Painting, Etsy
  6. Mid-Century Task Table Lamp, West Elm
  7. Tall Upholstered Nailhead Bed, West Elm
  8. Vintage Pink Wool Blanket, Etsy

 

– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely


Joni Lay

get the look: floral chic

I’m loving the explosion of flowers in springtime, and always find it so inspiring, don’t you?  My super talented friend Ashley Woodson Bailey just opened a shop to sell prints of her gorgeously moody flower photography, and it’s a great springboard for a room design.  I’m especially loving this Neon Bash print, which has a hint of that radiant orchid everyone is talking about this year, and is perfect paired with neutral wood finishes and pops of yellow.  Check out the links below the image:

flower baby girl room ideas

 

Sources, from top left: (1) Driftwood Pendant Light; (2) Brass Scroll; (3) Hello Love; (4) Abstract Print; (5) Neon Bash; (6) Vintage Saffron Chart; (7) Yellow Lamps; (8) Caravan Crib; (9) Pillows; (10) Yellow Dresser; (11) Wicker Mirror; (12) Flower Record Player; (13) Capel Dot Rug; (14) Dobby Dot Curtain Panel; (15) Tulip Crib Sheet; (16) Hanging Chair; (17) Mushroom Lamp; (18) Pink Knit Pouf

Hope you enjoy!  Happy spring!  ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay 


Nicole Balch

Get the Look: Front Porch

TREND: Modern updates for the front porch.

Does spring feel like it’s on its way to you yet? As March prepares to go out like a lamb, our thoughts often turn to sprucing up the outsides of our homes. Most houses, even the very traditional, look fantastic with a mix of modern and classic design updates like those on the front porch above. It’s an easy style to work with, and you can get a similar look with the items below. There are even two chairs to choose from: one that’s true to the inspiration image, and another to bring in even more modern style!

  1. Fisherman’s Indoor/Outdoor Pendant, Pottery Barn
  2. Threshold Lugano Potting Urn, Target
  3. Neutra House Numbers, Design Within Reach
  4. Braxton Outdoor Sconce, Restoration Hardware
  5. Sedona Chair with Cushion, Frontgate
  6. Penelope Lounge Chair, Room & Board
  7. Barcelona Floral Indoor/Outdoor Pillow, Pottery Barn

 

– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely


Joni Lay

get the look: a skateboarding inspired nursery

Do y’all have spring fever as much as I do?  It’s getting really gorgeous here (Atlanta) and I just want to be outside in it!  Here is a room inspired by the spring that’s in the air, with a vintage west coast skateboarding feel that would work for a girl or a boy.  (How cute is that tank?!)  Check out last year’s spring fever post, too.  Sources listed below image.

Sources, from top left: (1) White Pendant Light; (2) Tiger Poster; (3) Meow Poster; (4) Rattan Mirror; (5) Los Angeles; (6) Later Skater Tank; (7) Dots Poster; (8) Summer Almanac Print; (9) Triangle Crib Sheet; (10) Hold Me Tight Pillow; (11) White Sparrow Crib; (12) Fade Out Lamp; (13) Bamboo Dresser; (14) Retro Rocker; (15) Maze Rug; (16) R is for Rad; (17) Gray Pouf; (18) Wire Ball Basket

Hope you enjoy the sunshine! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay


Nicole Balch

Get the Look: Ceiling Medallions and Rosettes as Art

TREND: Ceiling medallions grouped on the wall as art.

This isn’t a new idea, but it is one that seems to be resurfacing and making the rounds again. Ceiling medallions (or to be more accurate, ceiling rosettes, without a hole in the center) can be painted and hung on the wall in a grouping for a fun DIY take on art. They can easily be found online or at big-box home improvement stores, and they’re affordable (usually under $30, and often under $10). Choose your favorite color, get some paint out, and create a grouping of your own!

  1. Vintage Farmer’s Basket, Wisteria
  2. Ekena Millwork Washington Ceiling Medallion, Bellacor
  3. Fypon Belmont Ceiling Medallion, Home Depot
  4. Ekena Lyre Ceiling Rosette, Home Depot
  5. Ekena Millwork Foster Acanthus Leaf Ceiling Medallion, Bellacor
  6. ‘Fresh Pineapple’ Yellow Glidden Paint, Home Depot
  7. Saarinen Tulip Side Table with Wooden Top, NJ Modern or YLiving
  8. Favorite Throw – Solid, West Elm
  9. Söderhamn Sofa, IKEA

 

– Nicole Balch, Making it Lovely