Archive for January, 2012

January 31, 2012

Animal Index by Hiroshi Sasagawa

by Gillian

Keep your kid’s books organized by category or author with these ADORABLE felt index cards.

2 Indexes per package (front and back of animal). $27

Material: rigid felt (100% Polyester).

via ANIMAL INDEX by Hiroshi Sasagawa.

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January 19, 2012

Color Of The Year 2012: Tangerine Tango

by Gillian

Back in early December Pantone declared Tangerine Tango #17-1463 their color of the year for 2012. Representative of the energy boost we need to forge ahead this fiery hue does just that. Now I am certainly not suggesting that you paint your entire room this bold shade but consider using it as an accent wall, or if that is too much use it in throw pillows, a rug, table linens, art, accessories, or appliances. Pantone – PANTONE Color, products and guides for accurate color communication.

Blue and orange are complimentary colors and work so well here to make a charming and cheerful nursery from DwellStudio | SKYLINE LT. BLUE CRIB SET – For Boys – Baby.

And for the grown ups….

This is a HUGE color commitment as not only have they painted the walls but the ceiling as well! I do love the mirrored effect of the high gloss though.

The blue sofa and side lamp help compliment the bright walls.

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January 14, 2012

Bunk Room

by Gillian

I am a city girl. I grew up in Manhattan and I plan on living here forever. However, sometimes I dream about moving out of my small apartment into a spacious house just so I can have a bunk room. Just think how much fun the kids would have on a sleepover! Here are just a few of my favorites…

Eve Robinson Associates Inc.

East 67th Street Apt

Steven Gambrel

Ship Themed Guest Room

M. Elle Design

Rustic Chic in Idaho

January 9, 2012

A Wall They Can Draw On

by Gillian

You love the fact that you have a budding artist in your family, you loathe the fact that your little one draws on your walls! Well, give them a wall they CAN draw on. Use chalkboard paint to transform a boring wall into a canvas for your little Picasso.

January 5, 2012

Make Your Mark With A Monogram

by Gillian

I love anything monogrammed so I was thrilled to see that Pottery Barn Teen is now making a less expensive version of my favorite monogrammed pillows from Jonathan Adler.

Pottery Barn Teen Alphabet Needlepoint Pillow

10″ x 10″


Jonathan Adler Junior

Baby Alpaca Letter Pillow

9″ x 12″


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January 3, 2012

Afraid Of Color?

by Gillian

In theory, you like the idea of a room with color. In reality, you’re not sure. So how can you get the wow factor without the regret? Paint the back of your bookcase. Pick a bright color since you want it to really pop. Don’t worry, most of the color will be obscured by books, tchotchkes and pictures.

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