baby room inspiration

Golden Globes Inspired Nursery

Who’s watching the 2014 Golden Globes? All the glitz and glam left me feeling inspired to put a nursery concept board together with a whole ‘lotta red carpet worthiness. The first piece that came to mind immediately is the Uptown Crib from Nursery Works. It’s a bold statement piece which is exactly what you’d want to see on the red carpet..that is, if furniture walked the red carpet. We saw a lot of black and white gowns tonight but the inspiration for the selection of the Uptown Crib goes to the gorgeous Allison Williams wearing Alexander McQueen. A comfy chair is absolutely essential in a nursery and this red velvet swan chair designed by one of my absolute favorites, Kelly Hoppen is a dream. Red velvet, curvy lines and ball/chain fringe make it an absolute fantasy piece. Julie Bowen’s gown brings this fantasy chair straight to the red carpet. And whose dress looks chandelier-esque?? Kate Mara is a dreamy chandelier in this silver gown by J Mendel. Next up>>> Kelly Osbourne as the Trumeau Mirror by AFK Furniture! Dramatic black with decorative gold details of the mirror are also found on Kelly’s form fitting gown. I bet Jennifer Lawrence never thought her gown would inspire a side table but…it did! She is absolutely stunning in Dior and the femininity of the white  Sandrine Table with black painted detail by AFK Furniture is a classic style worthy of red carpet mention. And last but not least, one of my signature design touches is adding decorative pillows inside the crib. Ankasa Home is a long-time favorite of mine and their Park Ave pillow has a look very similar to Hayden Panettiere’s Tom Ford gown. It always amazes me how fashion and interior design go hand in hand and the influence on each other is sometimes uncanny! If anyone wants to make this GG Nursery room come to life you know who to call. ;)

Little Camper Nursery

We had a client request a camping theme for her little boy so we thought we’d share a concept board that we put together for her. This theme can either be super “campy” with a bold outdoor feel OR it can be understated modern with a hint of a camping vibe. The latter is what we went with since our client specifically requested the nursery to not be so “theme-y”. She leans more toward a modern style so the two-tone finish and clean lines of the Dutailier Crib and dresser were perfect for her. The color palette for this room is warm neutrals, espresso finish, with orange, green and white accents. Feelin like camping right?? The Nursery Works Empire glider is one of our favorites and works well for a boys room since it looks a little more masculine. Adding light fixtures in any space always adds a bit of interest and we love this exposed bulb from Lightopia. It’s great in a boys room and can remain in his room as he ages because it doesn’t have an ounce of juvenile feel to it! Our client absolutely loved this green Nursery Works tree bookcase and we do too! Check back as we post more concept boards to spark your imagination. Let us know what you think!

How to design a nursery with Camouflage

Camouflage was a statement pattern on the Spring 2013 fashion runways and we’re sharing some tips on how to incorporate this fashion inspired look into your kids rooms. Usually a pattern meant to blend into surroundings or go un-noticed, instead, we are  following the “anti-camo” look of Valentino, Rebecca Minkoff and L.A.M.B. You can go bold or play it safe by using the pattern in smaller doses. Whichever you choose, you are sure to create one stylish room!

1. Wallpaper: Wallpapering an entire wall creates a dramatic look and can be achieved on a softer level by selecting a wallpaper in grey tones as shown below.

2. BeddingIntroducing the pattern in smaller doses such as bedding is a great way to incorporate style without feeling like you went overboard.

3. Seating: You can upholster a desk chair seat or toss a bean bag on the floor to add the camouflage pattern to bedroom seating.

4. Artwork: This adorable alphabet poster art by littlebuginspiration on etsy promotes style & learning! win-win ;)

5. Decorative pillows: How cute is this camouflage owl pillow?! You can find it at sweetpitas on etsy.