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get the look: floral chic

Written on March 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm , by

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 


Joni Lay

DIY-ify a Valentine Wall Hanging

Written on February 11, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Just this past week, we celebrated my baby’s first birthday with a little valentine party.  It was really fun getting crafty with the decor, and one of my favorite details was the little cupid arrows.  I’ve seen quite a few floating about this valentine season, but here is a super simple DIY and a couple of ideas on how to display them.

valentine arrow

All you need are some wooden dowels or striped straws, duck tape (I used silver!), feathers, and felt, plus scissors and a hot glue gun.  Cut out small squares of felt, cut out hearts two at a time (so they match) and hot glue them to the dowels or straws.  Choose about 5 feathers and affix them to each dowel or straw with a strip of duck tape wrapped around the dowel a few times.

To display them, I found a couple of branches in the backyard and spray painted them gold and attached the arrows with pink ribbon and added in some mini paper fans and a gold garland.  It makes for a pretty wall display above a dining table or in a kids’ bedroom (just hang it out of reach of little hands)!

valentine wall hanging

For Brigette’s party, I hung the branches from the ceiling for a dreamy tablescape (our basement has exposed beams and pipes).

valentine party

Happy Valentine’s Day!  ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay 


Joni Lay

get the look: animal print

Written on September 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm , by

Trend: Animal print, in fashion and interiors

Touches of animal print seem to be everywhere, and it’s a fun trend to incorporate into a nursery for a sophisticated touch.  Here is a take on a nursery with a few exotic details for a polished yet feminine look.  I really love the prints that  are a little more abstract, like the black and white spots, rather than the literal leopard, although that can be quite fun, too!  Green velvet is a natural pairing with animal print, and would be great for recovering an old chair, or on a pouf or ottoman for an extra luxe detail.baby room ideasSources, from top left: (1) Flower Drum Shade; (2) Paris; (3) Bunny Watercolor; (4) J is for Jaguar; (5) Little Darlings Bobcat; (6) Paris is Always a Good Idea; (7) New York Map; (8) Little Darlings White Tiger; (9) Vintage containers; (10) Century Crib; (11) Brass Tiger; (12) Black and White Pillows; (13) Hot Pink Dresser; (14) Charcoal Spots Sheet; (15) Green Velvet Chair; (16) Gold Branch Lamps; (17) Yellow and White Rug; (18) Let the Wild Rumpus Start; (19) Basket; (20) Charcoal Dots Fabric; (21) Freestyle Fabric

Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay 


Joni Lay

sharing a room: cheery cherry

Written on November 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm , by

Recently, I received a request from a mom who wants her toddler daughter to share a room with her baby brother on the way.  She wanted to use her daughter’s red Pottery Barn play kitchen as a starting point, so here is a palette suitable for both.  It’s lovely on the light blue, but would also work well on a white or neutral shade of wall.  This pretty red also has me thinking about the holidays . . . shared kids bedroomSources, from top left: (1) Pink & red Print; (2) Flow Print; (3) White Pendant Light; (4) Say the Word; (5) Matchbox Collection; (6) Red Print; (7) Monarch Bed; (8) White Table Lamp; (9) Wonder, Explore, Play; (10) Radio Flyer; (11) Pedestal Table; (12) Ebony Jenny Lind Crib; (13) Red Triangle Pillows; (14) Red Ombre Dresser; (15) Retro Rocker; (16) Gray Dot Rug; (17) Flags Pillow; (18) A Little Peacock; (19) Red Retro Play Kitchen

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!  ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay 


Joni Lay

so happy together: twin girls

Written on October 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm , by

Today’s inspiration is a fun and bright room for twin girls!  The prices for each item are listed below, as you could do this room on a smaller budget, especially if you create some of the artwork yourself and find a dresser locally at a thrift or antique store for considerably less.

animal baby room ideas

(1) Pink Pendant Light, $99; (2) Yin Yang Print, $20; (3) Rainbow Garland, $12 each; (4) Dream a Little Dream Print, $75; (5) Lion Print, $40; (6) Giraffe Print, $30; (7) Tiger Print, $40; (8) Ebony Jenny Lind Cribs, $179 each; (9) Rabbit Coat Hook, $20; (10) Elephant Pillows, $34 each; (11) Icy Mint Dresser, $325; (12) Deer Coat Hook, $20; (13) Polka Dot Rug, $299 for 5′x 8′; (14) Color Block Curtains, $39 each; (15) Hearts Fitted Crib Sheets, $29 each; (16) Animal Heap, $16.50; (17) Poang Chair, $69

Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay


Joni Lay

so happy together: a shared room

Written on September 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm , by

I receive frequent requests for shared room ideas, and I can understand the dilemma, especially with age and gender differences involved.  Here is one look at a room for a big sister and a baby brother to happily co-exist.

shared bedroom ideas

(1) Quatrefoil Shade; (2) Love Love Me Do Print; (3) Mountains Print; (4) Hot Dogs Poster; (5) Confetti Poster; (6) Vintage Ampersand; (7) Treat Me Nice Print; (8) Reinette Iron Bed; (9) Yellow Campaign Side Table; (10) Ebony Jenny Lind Crib; (11) Zebra Pillows; (12) Aqua Dresser; (13) Yellow Jewel Lamp; (14) Confetti Rug; (15) Empire Rocker; (16) Big Sister Pouf; (17) Mr. Lion Poster

Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay