Archive for February, 2012

February 23, 2012

Bye-Bye Boring Bookcase

by Gillian

Want the look of a custom bookcase but don’t want to pay the custom price? Purchase an inexpensive bookcase like this one BILLY Bookcase – white – IKEA, and wallpaper the back of it. Sherwin Williams carries thousands of patterns of removable pre-pasted wallpaper which you just peel and stick! Sherwin-Williams Online Decorating Store

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February 21, 2012

Design Seeds

by Gillian

I recently stumbled across Design Seed’s blog which i think is a great resource for anyone stuck trying to figure out a color scheme for their room. Jessica has an incredible eye for color and is able to pull together color combinations from a single image. Her site will absolutely inspire your next project! Design Seeds®: For All Who Love Color.

                                      

                                        

                        

                         

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February 16, 2012

WallCandy Arts

by Gillian

These adorable wallpaper patterns are sure to add flavor to any kid’s room. The best part is they are totally removable, repositionable, and reusable! Each self adhesive sheet can be cut to fit any size or shape. They are non-toxic, and do not leave a messy residue on your walls when you remove it.

Green Apple WallPaper

French Bull Izzy

London Bus

French Bull Cityscape

Hearts Red

Yellow Stripe

Summer Clouds

French Bull Large Multi Dot

Twin Pops Yellow

Pink and Brown Stripes

  • Half Kit includes 2 rolls wallpaper (totaling 5.22 yards in length) $148
  • Full Kit includes 4 rolls wallpaper (totaling 10.44 yards in length) $296
  • each roll is 26″ wide by 94″ long
  • removable and reusable vinyl
  • squeegee hand tool included

Removable WallPaper | Original Designs by WallCandy® Arts.

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February 13, 2012

Blue Ivy’s Crib

by Gillian

What do you guys think about Blue Ivy’s crib from Nursery Works?

It’s originally $3500 but on Gilt today it’s $2999

Celebrity Nursery: Nurseryworks & More brought to you by Gilt.

Once the flash sale ends you can still purchase it through the Nursery Works website:

Nurseryworks — Vetro Crib.

February 10, 2012

Gumball Rug

by Gillian

How fun is this rug? I think this would be amazing in a playroom…

February 8, 2012

Make Room For Two!

by Gillian

“How can I make my child’s room suitable for two children?” I often hear this from parents who are either expecting another bundle of joy or just need to redo a space for two siblings who will be sharing a room. Since most affordable apartments in NYC aren’t huge every inch of space counts and needs to be maximized. But don’t worry! Here are 5 tips to help you design an adorable shared bedroom.

1) Use furniture to create a sense of privacy. Try a cute folding screen, an open back bookcase, or divide the space with a hanging curtain. Modular Bookshelf For Kartell – Kartell – Home Furnishings – Unica Home


2) Keep an overall color theme throughout the space. If you have a boy and girl sharing together I would suggest neutral color for the walls and flooring and pick two colors that are complimentary for bedding and accessories and if possible try to find the same pattern and use the boy and girl versions.

Kids’ Bedding: Kids Hot Pink Stripe Cotton Bedding

Kids’ Bedding: Kids Green Stripe Cotton Bedding

3) Giver your children their own personal space, no matter how small. Provide baskets for storage, or give each child a bulletin board or magnetic board so they can hang their personal artwork.

Large Round Bay Cork Board by Maine Cottage, Corkboards & Chalkboards, Decor for Children.

4) Instead of the standard arrangement of beds on opposite walls, try putting a large nightstand in the corner of the room with the head of the beds placed perpendicular to each other.

Seacliff Bedroom | Pottery Barn Kids

Or If your wall is long enough see if there’s a local carpenter who can build a simple box frame for storage below with a headboard in between and line two twin beds along one wall.

Drake Design Associates

5) If your children are old enough save floors space and go for bunk beds! (Not recommended for children younger than 6 yrs old)

Perch Bunk Bed

February 2, 2012

Books On Display

by Gillian

My children have so many books it can sometimes be difficult to find just the one they want to read! Here are two great solutions to make your bookshelf functional and create an ever-changing wall of artwork.

The first was built by a NYC dad for a brother and sister’s shared room based on a Martha Stewart Project

Making Children’s Bookshelves – Martha Stewart Crafts.

The second is a series of ledge shelves from Land of Nod that can be arranged to accommodate your wall space.

Kids Wall Racks: Kids Wooden Book Wall Ledge.

Straight and Narrow Book Ledge

23.75″Wx2.75″Dx3.5″H

$20 each