Written on December 2, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
When I think of the color green, there are hundreds of tones that come to mind. Mostly because there are so many versions of green available. Forest, emerald, lime and celadon just to name a few. Whatever green that you fancy, try pairing it with silver and white. It gives the green a chance to pop and look stylish and trendy at the same time. I focus a lot on living spaces when I write this column. Today I want to style a bedroom using green, white and silver. Inspired by the skirt seen below, here’s the look:
Below is a stunning bedroom, showcasing a beautiful, bold green. Would you decorate using this color palette?
Image: Because I’m Addicted
Written on November 18, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
One color that doesn’t get the credit it deserves is plum. It can feel like a intimidating color to use in a space. Because it is a vibrant hue, it needs to be paired with neutral tones. When pairing it with neutral tones, it has an easier time showcasing itself. You don’t want to have an over abundance of plum in your space. It’s better to introduce it in small portions. If you choose to use it in a large piece of furniture, don’t introduce it in much more unless it’s a vase or throw pillow. Using a plum wallpaper would be a striking addition to your space and would be a better choice than painting an entire wall plum. The pattern in the wallpaper will break up this color choice and allow it to not feel so overwhelming. Inspired by the outfit below, here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Dress.
A hue like Grandeur Plum should be used sparingly. Try it one large piece, in wallpaper, accent wood furniture and small accessories.
Below is a beautiful living space incorporating plum. What are your thoughts? Would you decorate using plum?
Written on November 5, 2013 at 9:28 pm , by Joni Lay
Trend: Constellation charts and astronomy in home decor
Have you seen Gravity yet? We went this past weekend, and it was a pretty fantastic movie. I wasn’t expecting to be so emotionally drawn into the story line; I was ready for just a pretty film. It’s been on my mind ever since, and I can’t help but be inspired by it, especially since it’s mostly about a girl astronaut. Today’s board has sort of a retro-futuristic feel, with an unexpected color palette incorporating plums and pinks, perfect for a stargazing little one with big dreams.(1) Space Bound; (2) Teardrop Lamp; (3) Space Implode; (4) Black & Blue Moon Print; (5) 1892 Solar System Atlas; (6) Brass Urchin; (7) Planets of the Solar System; (8) Moon Print; (9) Isosceles Lamp; (10) Birch Sparrow Crib; (11) Pink Accessory Tray; (12) Pink Flutter Sheet; (13) Luminous Dots Pillow; (14) Minty Dresser; (15) Finn Rocker; (16) Rocketship Rug; (17) Space
Hope you are inspired! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
Written on October 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm , by Joni Lay
Trend: dark backgrounds with bright florals
I was really excited to get to be a part of the BHG style event two weeks ago, and it was a great opportunity to extend the weekend to spend some extra time in NYC. Chip flew up to meet me, and we walked until we ached, and enjoyed lots of great food and gathered lots of inspiration (and sleep!). We also went to the Vampire Weekend concert in Brooklyn, and it was awesome. I loved the backdrop they used – a giant, oversized floral with a huge gold mirror and white columns. (source) It was really striking, and reminded me a bit of Rifle Paper Co. patterns. I love this look, and it would be really fun in a nursery. While some oversized floral wallpaper would be gorgeous, sometimes that can be a bit out of budget, so here is a room where the artwork brings in the same feel (adore those pillows!!). Sources, from top left: (1) Eclipse Chandelier; (2) Brass Wall Hanging; (3) Watercolor Flowers; (4) Ivy Hooks; (5) Crewelwork Flowers; (6) Citrus Floral; (7) Bouquet; (8) Oh La La; (9) Citrus; (10) Rose Gold Lamps; (11) Century Crib; (12) Lovely Pillows; (13) Crewelwork Blue Flowers; (14) Paris Gray Dresser; (15) Poppies; (16) James Harrison Chair; (17) Elsa Stool; (18) Dorothy Rug; (18) Pintuck Pouf
Enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
Written on September 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm , by Joni Lay
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.Sources, 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
Written on September 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm , by Joni Lay
Trend: Yellow Ochre + Pink + Black, White, and Gray
Lately, I have been seeing a lot of yellow ochre, paired with pink, along with black, white and gray for a crisp and sophisticated palette. I really like how it tones down the pink a bit. See examples here:(Sources, from top left: Dining Room; Tufted Pink Sofa; Color Tipped Scarves; Book Cover; Pretty Suit; Yellow Moulding; Wooden Dresser; Threaded Chairs)
So, here is a little nursery inspiration based on this palette (I like the little touch of aqua added in):Sources, from top left: (1) Silvia Pendant Light; (2) Black & White Triangles; (3) Morning Sun; (4) Howl; (5) Triangles; (6) Atlas Sound Poster; (7) Tiger says Meow; (8) Home Is; (9) Dot Pillows; (10) Pink Caravan Crib; (11) Aqua Floor Lamp; (12) White Dresser; (13) Colette the Cat; (14) Be Brave; (15) Yellow Crib Sheet; (16) Molded Rocker; (17) Marigold Rug; (19) Plus Crib Blanket; (20) Basket Storage
Enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay