A nursery design should calm baby and parents alike. A soft, neutral color palette accented with botanical artwork does just that. Hang framed prints symmetrically above the crib for a look that feels both clean and organic. This is also a great idea for the perpetual houseplant killer – you get the color of nature without the upkeep.
To honor John and Sarah's four-legged baby, their rescue dog Scout, a custom piece of art was framed with child-safe acrylic. For extra safety, the piece was attached directly into studs with a French cleat, making it impossible for Orly to knock it off the wall.
South African artist Danielle Clough creates her adorably diminutive works in embroidery which she then mounts in a small frame or wooden hoop. We're obsessed with this utterly whimsical squinting fox, the perfect mantle piece art object for a dollhouse or ideal to hang in a baby's room.
Trim your plant as needed to maintain its size, and remove any flowers when they fade. Looking for more plants to grow in a terrarium? Calvo suggests Alpine water fern (Blechnum penna-marina), Baby’s tears (Soleirolia soleirolii), Dwarf crisped fern (Dryopteris affinis ‘Crispa Gracilis’), Creeping fig (Ficus pumila) and Artillery plant (Pilea glauca ‘Aquamarine’).
These homeowners wanted a more functional, stylish kitchen with plenty of safety failsafes before the arrival of their baby, so designers created a kitchen with an intuitive design. The cabinets to the right of the hallway are side-by-side, pull-out pantry cabinets to maximize storage, and to the left of the hallway, is a shallow, custom-designed cabinet with a charging station and a purse hook.
StudioHue designed this contemporary nursery to grow with the child, but for now a sitting area with a comfortable midcentury modern chair and ottoman have been placed in the room for parent and baby's needs. The soft gray color will allow bolder colors to be introduced with furnishings, knickknacks and other decorative touches, such as the yellow accent table and wall stripe and lilac pillow and wall square. Who says every little girl needs to be in the pink?
A ribbon with floral accents has been painted on the beige walls in this nursery. The walls are also used to display artwork of a pink-skirted mannequin and a framed photograph of a little girl in a pink tutu. Including family photographs and personal items in a nursery provides a sense of heritage and personalizes the space, making it especially inviting for baby and mother.
A deep, royal blue sofa and tufted yellow coffee table stand out in this natural living room design. A pair of wood stools with baby blue seat tops are a unique seating addition. A natural and brown rug adds an interesting pattern below the furniture. Gray stone frames the fireplace finished with a white mantle. Color coordinated bookshelves compliment the bold furniture colors.
This music room features a baby grand piano and tufted black leather bench atop a luxurious white cow hide. An audience of two can sit in the taupe armchairs which feature nail head bordering, while a musician can choose either an electric guitar or piano with which to perform. Floor to ceiling white curtains, a maroon set of drawers, and gold wall art complete this look.
As delightful as the real thing, but a lot more useful for the parents-to-be - these charming "cupcakes" are crafted with baby socks and onesies. The party host sent instructions to guests who wanted to make the adorable "cakes" to bring to the event and set out as decor throughout the day. Later, they were packed up for the parents to take home.
Cindy calls the living room the most important room of her home. "It's where I hang out with my babies," she says. "We dress them in the living room, and I don't know why a lot of the time. We play in the living room, maybe because it's connected to the kitchen."
Fresh greens, herbed goat cheese and citrus notes are featured in this flavorful springtime salad. For the dressing, you'll need: ½ cup orange juice, ¼ cup white wine vinegar and ¼ cup olive oil. For the salad, you'll need: 6 ounces of mixed baby lettuces, 1 avocado cut into wedges, 4 ounces crumbled herbed goat cheese, 1 navel orange sliced in rounds or segments and fresh herbs like flat leaf parsley, cilantro and thyme.
This space went from totally drab to so charming. Seriously, check out the before pictures on Amy’s blog. The all-white space — painted by Amy and Mat — was carefully curated after lots of Pinterest research. Baskets, touches of brass, a cute little baby blue stool and a wowza white telephone booth occupy the space now. But, believe it or not, Amy isn’t done styling it quite yet. “I’m currently looking for garden accessories and French-inspired seating on Facebook Marketplace,” she says.
The foyer of the Williamson home prominently features a portrait of beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo by artist Molly B. Right. Allison says of her two sons, Ben and Henry, "they've been around art since they were babies." When she was first beginning her career as a gallerist "there would always be art stacked around on tables." She admits "one time a soccer cleat went through a painting."
The homeowners wanted a parlor for more intimate entertaining, so designers created a warm, inviting space to meet their needs. To keep the space bright and light, designers took advantage of the tropical sunlight. A wall of windows to the right of the space lets in plenty of light that can be controlled by sheer curtains. For additional light, two slender windows line the textured fireplace surround, which adds dimension to the space. To help make the space warm and inviting, designers had wood paneled ceilings installed and brought in a beautiful baby grand piano and modern, wood chairs to complement the rich, wood floors that run throughout the house.
Even if you live in a more contemporary home, the holidays are a wonderful opportunity to blend some classic details with your modern design. The holidays are about cherished traditions, the past and making new memories. Designer Mallory Mathison makes some memories of her own in this charming little boys' room that riffs on the colors of the French flag. Vintage elements like a red hobby horse and a preserved boxwood ball contained in a child's silver baby cup show how effortlessly classic touches can be intergrated into holiday decor.
This hen-and-chick turns deep red when the temperatures drop, and then it stays red year-round. It’s known as a cobweb sempervivum because of the white growth on its leaves that looks like a spider web. Rosettes grow two inches tall and 12 inches wide, spreading by sending stalks of baby rosettes out from the mother plant. Plant them in a rock garden or a container. Zones 3 to 8.
Colletti designed this open glass container for use on a coffee table. The moss on the left is Irish moss (Sagina subulata), a lush-looking groundcover with a fuzzy texture. The red center plant, Hypoestes, works as a focal point. Colletti loves baby tears (Helxine soleirolii, in the lower right corner of the container). It's growing next to a creeping fig (Ficus pumila) in the lower right corner. Sheet moss was used in the upper right corner. “The plants are the stars,” Colletti says, “so the top dressing is minimal; clean lines accent a home décor display.”