nursery

Joni Lay

Side Table Love for the nursery

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


Joni Lay

get the look: natural wood tones

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:

neutral baby nursery inspiration

 

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

 

 


Joni Lay

get the look: floral chic

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:

flower baby girl room ideas

 

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 


Joni Lay

get the look: a skateboarding inspired nursery

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


Joni Lay

get the look: copper

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!

copper baby room ideas

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

 

 


Joni Lay

DIY-ify a Valentine Wall Hanging

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.

valentine arrow

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)!

valentine wall hanging

For Brigette’s party, I hung the branches from the ceiling for a dreamy tablescape (our basement has exposed beams and pipes).

valentine party

Happy Valentine’s Day!  ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay