It seems going bright and white is a common trend these days, but I’ve been seeing a few dark rooms here and there that I find very inspiring. I’m trying to talk my husband into painting our living room black. I think it would be pretty amazing, but he’s not buying it quite yet, so we’ll see! Jordan and Lesley‘s recent bedroom redos are both great examples of darker walls that make for cozy rooms that are anything but drab. Everything pops off the dark background and it certainly makes for a calming, comforting place to sleep (always a plus with tiny ones!). Use a light colored rug, light artwork, and metallic finishes to keep it interesting. Here is a little inspiration:
Sources, from top left: (1) Globe Pendant Light; (2) Triangle Shelf; (3) Mountain Ridge Print; (4) Eagle Sconces; (5) Keep the Wild in You; (6) Courage Print; (7) Retro Glacier; (8) Orange Kilim Pillows; (9) Birch Sparrow Crib; (10) Yellow Ceramic Lamps; (11) California Blue Dresser; (12) Bergama Butterfly Chair; (13) Plus Side Table; (14) Kasbah Rug; (15) Paisley Sheet; (16) Linen Fringe Curtain Panels; (17) Charming Storage Basket; (18) Bug Pillow
One of the most important parts of the nursery is the rocker or glider where you plan to feed and rock the baby. Vivi is three and a half years old, and the glider we purchased when she was born is still an essential part of her room! We read to her in it, hold her in it when she is sick or has a bad dream, and I often sit there to do reading or other tasks while she plays.
I have found that having a little side table makes it feel even cozier, so you have a place to set a book or a cup of tea or water (especially during night feedings when you have other nursing items or bottles or what not that need to be within arm’s reach). Below are a few of my favorite side tables out there, and these are so lovely that they will easily find another place in your home once they have outlived their purpose in the nursery. Which is your favorite? (sources below image).
Sources, from top left: (1) Libby Side table; (2) Vintage Glass top table; (3) Black Tray table; (4) Pink Wire Table; (5) Zuvan Side Table; (6) Neon Pink Nightstand; (7) Pentagon Dipped Table; (8) Streamline Metal Table; (9) Wire Burst Stool; (10) Elsa Stool; (11) Faceted Woodblock Table; (12) Rope Handle Table
Enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby 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
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
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
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