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
Written on April 22, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
First off, let me begin by saying, how cool is the chic below?? Of course it was the Sartorialist who captured her and her effortless style. Now, if I can get a room to be as cool and fabulous as her, then I’ve done my job. The first key component is using green. Not just any green but a collection of army, grass greens. Pair this with neutral colors so no two colors are fighting for attention. The next detail to conquer is mixing textures. The stylish girl has a fur jacket mixed with cottons and other fabrics. It immediately creates a luxurious but laid back look. I am absolutely green with envy for this look! Here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Fur Jacket.
Grecian Ivory is a breathtaking option for a creamy base on the walls or inside cabinets.
Color Inspiration: Long Sleeve Shirt.
For a classic gray, Gray Clouds is the perfect choice for crisp accessories, upholstered furniture and even an accent wall.
Color Inspiration: Bag.
Black Of The Night is a great classic black. Perfect for wood pieces, lighting and other accessories.
Written on April 10, 2013 at 4:39 pm , by Joni Lay
A little inspiration for a twin room – can easily be neutral or more girly, depending on what you need, in fresh ultramarine and mint green:
(1) Hammered Pendant; (2) Triangle Crib Bedding; (3) Ultramarine; (4) Gold Ampersand; (5) Mint Green; (6) What I Love Most; (7) Bear in the Mountains; (8) Let the Adventure Begin; (9) C’est Nous; (10) Blue Elephant; (11) LA; (12) Birch Sparrow Crib; (13) Aqua Metal Table; (14) Bird Pillows; (15) Ultramarine Dresser; (16) Poang Chair; (17) Multicolor Rug; (18) Blue Jewel Lamp; (19) Adventure Seekers; (2) Birds of a Feather
Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
Written on March 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm , by Joni Lay
Today’s board is taking inspiration from this new season and Easter, which is around the corner:Sources, from top left: (1) Quatrefoil Pendant; (2) Orange Ranunculus; (3) Little Brass Bunny; (4) Vintage Bunny Card; (5) Dandelion; (6) Molasses print; (7) Hadrian Poster; (8) Painted Pebbles Print; (9) Speckled Egg Pillows; (10) Natural Sparrow Crib; (11) Pink Lamp; (12) Chevy Blue Dresser; (13) Love Love Me Do; (14) Adelaide Rocker; (15) Fluffy Bunny Rug; (16) Bunny Close Up; (17) Turquoise Sticks Pouf; (18) Harlequin Pillow; (19) Bunny in the Grass
Happy Easter! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
Written on March 25, 2013 at 6:00 am , by Kirsten Grove
Spring has sprung and I find myself dreaming of the sun and it’s beautiful rays. Decorating in a golden palette is not just a stylish option, but so very fun and fresh. Creating a golden palette is as easy to the eyes as the clothing ensemble seen below. Using creams, oranges, golds and browns can create a very seamless design. The key is to layer color upon color. Too much of one color and you’ve got a matchy matchy design. Also, for every gold and orange, use a neutral color to bring balance. Here’s the look:
Color Inspiration: Blouse.
Cotton White is a creamy option to use as a backdrop for your golden inspired room.
Color Inspiration: Pant stripes.
Use a bright color like Marques Orange in accessories and fabrics.
Color Inspiration: Shoes.
Eastlake Gold is perfect for lighting fixtures, hardware, vases and other accessories.
Color Inspiration: Clutch.
Another gorgeous accent color to use in accessories and even curtain panels is Kumquat.
Bonus: Add Cardboard in upholstered pieces.
Written on March 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm , by Joni Lay
Lately, Vivi has loved reciting the Baa Baa Black Sheep rhyme. I think it’s mostly because someone gave her baby sister a sheep rattle, which she promptly confiscated, and when she first started playing with it, I would say the little nursery rhyme. I thought it would make for some sweet nursery inspiration . . .
(1) Cardigan Pendant; (2) Lake Geneva; (3) Black & White Print; (4) 3 Bags Full; (5) Light; (6) Baa Baa Black Sheep; (7) Lamb No. 1; (8) Sheep Committee; (9) X & O Pillows; (10) Ebony Jenny Lind Crib; (11) Gold Side Table; (12) Black Dresser; (13) Black Lamp; (14) Sheep Bookend; (15) Lamb Bib; (16) Graham Glider; (17) Little Lamb Photo; (18) Souk Rug; (19) Green Leaf Sheet; (20) Poodle Pouf
Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay