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Joni Lay

get the look: moody floral

Written on October 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm , by

Trend: dark backgrounds with bright florals

I was really excited to get to be a part of the BHG style event two weeks ago, and it was a great opportunity to extend the weekend to spend some extra time in NYC.  Chip flew up to meet me, and we walked until we ached, and enjoyed lots of great food and gathered lots of inspiration (and sleep!).  We also went to the Vampire Weekend concert in Brooklyn, and it was awesome.  I loved the backdrop they used – a giant, oversized floral with a huge gold mirror and white columns.  (source) It was really striking, and reminded me a bit of Rifle Paper Co. patterns.  I love this look, and it would be really fun in a nursery.  While some oversized floral wallpaper would be gorgeous, sometimes that can be a bit out of budget, so here is a room where the artwork brings in the same feel (adore those pillows!!).  garden prep baby room ideasSources, from top left: (1) Eclipse Chandelier; (2) Brass Wall Hanging; (3) Watercolor Flowers; (4) Ivy Hooks; (5) Crewelwork Flowers; (6) Citrus Floral; (7) Bouquet; (8) Oh La La; (9) Citrus; (10) Rose Gold Lamps; (11) Century Crib; (12) Lovely Pillows; (13) Crewelwork Blue Flowers; (14) Paris Gray Dresser; (15) Poppies; (16) James Harrison Chair; (17) Elsa Stool; (18) Dorothy Rug; (18) Pintuck Pouf

Enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay 


Joni Lay

get the look: animal print

Written on September 24, 2013 at 3:24 pm , by

Trend: Animal print, in fashion and interiors

Touches of animal print seem to be everywhere, and it’s a fun trend to incorporate into a nursery for a sophisticated touch.  Here is a take on a nursery with a few exotic details for a polished yet feminine look.  I really love the prints that  are a little more abstract, like the black and white spots, rather than the literal leopard, although that can be quite fun, too!  Green velvet is a natural pairing with animal print, and would be great for recovering an old chair, or on a pouf or ottoman for an extra luxe detail.baby room ideasSources, from top left: (1) Flower Drum Shade; (2) Paris; (3) Bunny Watercolor; (4) J is for Jaguar; (5) Little Darlings Bobcat; (6) Paris is Always a Good Idea; (7) New York Map; (8) Little Darlings White Tiger; (9) Vintage containers; (10) Century Crib; (11) Brass Tiger; (12) Black and White Pillows; (13) Hot Pink Dresser; (14) Charcoal Spots Sheet; (15) Green Velvet Chair; (16) Gold Branch Lamps; (17) Yellow and White Rug; (18) Let the Wild Rumpus Start; (19) Basket; (20) Charcoal Dots Fabric; (21) Freestyle Fabric

Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay 


Joni Lay

get the look: yellow ochre + peachy pink

Written on September 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm , by

Trend: Yellow Ochre + Pink + Black, White, and Gray

Lately, I have been seeing a lot of yellow ochre, paired with pink, along with black, white and gray for a crisp and sophisticated palette.  I really like how it tones down the pink a bit.  See examples here:(Sources, from top left: Dining Room; Tufted Pink Sofa; Color Tipped Scarves; Book CoverPretty Suit; Yellow Moulding; Wooden Dresser; Threaded Chairs)

So, here is a little nursery inspiration based on this palette (I like the little touch of aqua added in):baby room ideasSources, from top left: (1) Silvia Pendant Light; (2) Black & White Triangles; (3) Morning Sun; (4) Howl; (5) Triangles; (6) Atlas Sound Poster; (7) Tiger says Meow; (8) Home Is; (9) Dot Pillows; (10) Pink Caravan Crib; (11) Aqua Floor Lamp; (12) White Dresser; (13) Colette the Cat; (14) Be Brave; (15) Yellow Crib Sheet; (16) Molded Rocker; (17) Marigold Rug; (19) Plus Crib Blanket; (20) Basket Storage

Enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay 


Joni Lay

get the look: candy coated cozy

Written on August 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm , by

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

Written on August 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm , by

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


Joni Lay

get the look: white nurseries with graphic accents

Written on July 31, 2013 at 2:51 pm , by

TREND: White, clean nurseries with bright, graphic accents

Bright, clean rooms with crisp white walls seem to be a current favorite for creating cheery spaces.  Adding bright punches of color and geometric accents make for a very current, on-trend look.  I love this unfussy nursery designed by Morgan Satterfield, featuring the Animal Print Shop’s adorable Baby Elephant print.  Get a similar look with white walls, neutral furnishings and accents, and go for a fun pop of color or pattern with a crib sheet.  I love to keep crib bedding simple (it really makes the crib stand out, and I love being able to peek in on my sleeping baby through the slats!) and it’s a great way to save a little cost, plus you can invest in a few extra crib sheets to keep changing up the look as you please.  Note that you may have to get a crib skirt, as some cribs show too much of the hardware when the mattress is at its highest for newborns.  Serena and Lily and New Arrivals both have really pretty and clean crib skirts that won’t distract from the rest of the room.   Below are some great options for crib sheets (these would make great baby shower gifts, too!):crib sheetsSources, from top left: Dash’s nursery; (1) Rainbow Stripe Sheet; (2) Charcoal Plus; (3) Marine Queen; (4) Black Triangles; (5) Punch Kite; (6) Charcoal Clouds; (7) Wave Castle; (8) Mint Triangle; (9) Cobalt Moon; (10) Watercolor Ikat; (11) Charcoal Arrows; (12) Gold Polka Dots

Hope you enjoy! ~Joni, Lay Baby Lay