color palette

Joni Lay

get the look: candy coated cozy

Trend: Pale Pink & Gray

I couldn’t help but be inspired by the lovely palette posted by Kirsten yesterday.  It makes for a great nursery, especially with the special edition caravan crib (which won’t be available for long – it’s just out for the summer!).  Paired with a soft gray, it becomes cozy and inviting as we approach (hopefully) cooler weather.pink baby nursery inspirationSources, from left to right: (1) Cardigan pendant; (2) Yes, Yes, & Yes; (3) Beauty in the Imperfect; (4) Deer Herd; (5) Let’s Swim to the Moon; (6) Peachy Keen Pillows; (7) Pink Caravan Crib; (8) Kiss Me; (9) Gray Dresser; (10) Bee; (11) Pink Landscape; (12) Cleo Lamp; (13) Graham Glider; (14) Gray Rug; (15) Pink Dipped Pouf

Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay 


Joni Lay

get the look: indigo and dip-dye

TREND: Shades of indigo and dip dyed fabrics.

I keep seeing indigo and tie-dyed, hand-dyed fabrics popping up everywhere.  It’s a nice fit with all the chambray and denim on denim everywhere in fashion.  If you like the look, here are some ways to incorporate it into a nursery (maybe even try some pieces yourself - might be fun to try it on a crib sheet!).  I like the juxtaposition of this look with some more polished, clean lines to keep it from getting too overdone. indigo nursery ideasSources, from top left: (1) Turning Pendant; (2) Indigo Blue Painting; (3) Jet Set; (4) Sunset; (5) Constellation Gardens Hoop; (6) Nashville Blueprint; (7) Blue Abstract Painting; (8) Shibori Print; (9) Denim & Cork Pillow; (10) Natural Sparrow Crib; (11) Denim & Cork Pillow; (12) Gold Rock Lamp; (13) Walnut Dresser; (14) Ikat Pillow; (15) Wood Print; (16) Indigo Rail Dhurrie; (17) James Harrison Chair; (18) Curtain Panels; (19) Crib Sheet; (20) Dhurrie Pouf 

Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay


Kirsten Grove

Runway To Color Palette: Get Your Copper On

One trend that is overtaking fashion and interior design, and one trend that I hope doesn’t go away for awhile is copper. You could translate that into more than just copper. Brass and even gold are in it to win it right now as well. When decorating with copper, it’s best to use it sparingly. Even used in just one piece is usually the perfect amount. We see that the outfit below only has a pop of gold in her bracelet, which blends beautifully with the deep greens. Of course the easiest way to use copper is in lighting. Frames, ceramics and even some furniture pieces can be great copper options. Here’s the look:

Products: 1. Blanket 2. Stereo 3. Pendant Light 4. Dining Chair 5. Olive Plant 6. Basket 7. Coffee Table 8. Floor Lamp For even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Leaves in Pants.
Talipot Palm is one of those greens that you just can’t get enough of. Try it in fabrics, baskets and even upholstered pieces.

Color Inspiration: Flowers in Pants.
For a pop of color, Fireworks is perfect for pillows and other accessories.

Color Inspiration: Pants.
Chartreuse could be a very pretty accent color to use on a wall. Also would look lovely used for an upholstered piece.

Bonus: Paint your entire room in Pure White for a clean backdrop.

Outfit Photo via Lauren Teslia. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

Below is a room that has a spread of pretty greens and one breathtaking copper pendant. Are you loving this color palette? Or are you ready for something else?

Room image via COCOCOZY.


Kirsten Grove

Runway To Color Palette: Finding Sunshine

Color can be intimidating to add into your space. It’s hard to figure out which color to choose and what neutral colors to mix it with. I personally am a fan of adding pops of color as statement pieces instead of adding neutral colors to bold, colorful spaces. One color that seems to make a space feel fresh and clean is yellow. Yellow has been popping up everywhere in fashion. Concerning interior design, yellow can be tricky since most people don’t want their space to feel like a giant banana. Following the ensamble below, it’s important to mix the yellow with clean neutral colors like white and brown. Yellow also looks incredible paired with gold and brass. Here’s the look:

Products: 1. Pillow 2. Chair 3. Plate 4. Headboard 5. Dresser 6. Table Lamp For even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Skirt.
Daffodil is the perfect yellow for upholstered pieces, accessories and art. You can also use it for the backdrop in shelving.

Color Inspiration: Shirt.
For a nice modern, creamy white, you will love Arcade White. Use it on walls, floors, wood pieces or just about anything else.

Color Inspiration: Sunglasses.
Use Java in wooden furniture pieces.

Bonus: Krylon has a great gold spray paint that can be used on lighting and accesories.

Outfit Photo via The Hampton House. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

Below is a modern eating area that shows how influential one pop of color can be. What are your thoughts on this color trend?

Room image via BHG.


Joni Lay

get the look: a little firecracker nursery

Trend: Seasonal decor

With Fourth of July tomorrow, here is a little inspiration for a nursery with a patriotic twist.  patriotic nursery inspirationSources, from left to right: (1) Double Arrow; (2) Quatrefoil Pendant; (3) Brass Fireworks; (4) District of Columbia; (5) Watercolor Dots; (6) Stripes; (7) The Time is Now; (8) USA Stamp Poster; (9) Red & Blue Pillow; (10) Skip Crib; (11) Red Rock Lamp; (12) Blue Bali Dresser; (13) Say the Word; (14) Gold Martini Table; (15) Tatum Rug; (16) Try Soda; (17) Flag Pillow; (18) Red Apple; (19) Cohen Glider; (20) Blue Pouf

Have a happy and safe 4th celebrating the priceless freedom we enjoy!  ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay


Joni Lay

Get the Look: a Little Superhero Nursery

Trend: Superheroes + Little boys.  (Isn’t that always a trend?)

With summer blockbuster superhero movies at the theaters, it seems superheroes are on the mind.  I have gotten quite a few requests for superhero boards, so here is a fun and fresh take on a room that will hopefully make little supermen in training and mamas happy.  Go with vintage superhero artwork, and pair it with crisp white and fresh hues of aqua and yellow to keep it light and playful without feeling too juvenile. (Also, check out the Avengers board from last summer!)superhero nursery inspirationSources, from top left: (1) White Pendant; (2) Superman Bunting; (3) Superhero Letter; (4) Hooks for hanging capes; (5) Batman poster; (6) Zap; (7) Be Brave; (8) Thor print; (9) Flash Pillow; (10) Skip Crib; (11) Batman Pillow; (12) Superman Poster; (13) Chevy Blue Dresser; (14) Hulk Poster; (15) Vintage Batman Comic Book; (16) White Joya Rocker; (17) Solar Flare Rug; (18) Star Fabric (great for curtains); (19) Gold Dot Crib Sheet; (20) Dynamic Duo; (21) Captain America Poster

Hope you enjoy!  ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay