Written on April 8, 2014 at 4:34 pm , by Joni Lay
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:
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
Written on March 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm , by Joni Lay
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:
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
Written on March 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm , by Joni Lay
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
Written on February 25, 2014 at 3:14 pm , by Joni Lay
Copper is on its way to becoming the new darling of home decor. Gold is still fantastic, but copper is a great alternative or complement to just shake things up a bit. It’s still a little hard to find, but you can get crafty with a can of copper spray paint or some copper tubing (check out this end table DIY and this laptop stand DIY!) until you can find it in more places. I’m loving the pairing of copper and sweet shades of peach; it would make for a really lovely and modern nursery!
Sources, from top left: (1) Vintage Copper Pendant Light; (2) Circles 2 Print; (3) Little Bears; (4) Mini Hot Pink Heart; (5) Vintage Copper Jello Mold; (6) Synchronized Swimmers; (7) Un Deux Trois; (8) Black Dots; (9) Gray Sheep; (10) Char-Bea Pillows; (11) White Sparrow Crib; (12) Mia Lamps; (13) Matte Black Dresser; (14) Sleep Tight Crib Sheet; (15) Copper Tray; (16) Milo Glider; (17) Accent Table; (18) Caramel Zebra Stencil Rug; (19) Color Block Basket; (20) Ah-ha Print
Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
Written on February 11, 2014 at 5:00 am , by Joni Lay
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.
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)!
For Brigette’s party, I hung the branches from the ceiling for a dreamy tablescape (our basement has exposed beams and pipes).
Happy Valentine’s Day! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay
Written on January 28, 2014 at 8:03 pm , by Joni Lay
Shelving is a great way to add extra storage into a nursery or kids’ room. It can be used for the inevitable overflow of books, or as a place to display keepsakes or special items that need to stay away from little hands and also adds interest to a room. Here is a roundup of some of my faves:
Sources, from top left: (1) Branch Shelf; (2) Color Bar Ledge (available in a rainbow of colors!); (3) Prism Brackets; (4) Tricolor Wall Shelf; (5) Honeycomb Shelf; (6) Ingrained Wall Shelf; (7) Paxton Mirror Shelf; (8) Rope Shelf
You can also make your own version. I love how these turned out that we put into our den. They are the Ikea Ekby brackets painted gold and paired with reclaimed wood shelves:
What suits your style the best?