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New Trends In Baby Rooms……

Friday, December 19th, 2014

…..from Design in Vogue   http://www.designinvogue.com/baby-rooms-decor-ideas-for-2015/

…..from Design in Vogue

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http://www.designinvogue.com/baby-rooms-decor-ideas-for-2015/

Small Fry(day) – Nursery to Foyer

Friday, April 11th, 2014

I was recently introduced to Brian Hibbard’s art represented by the Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC.  Here are a few of his pieces. I love art that is not room specific and can transition to various rooms around the house.  I chose one of his pieces to demonstrate View More

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I was recently introduced to Brian Hibbard’s art represented by the Shain Gallery in Charlotte, NC.  Here are a few of his pieces.

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I love art that is not room specific and can transition to various rooms around the house.  I chose one of his pieces to demonstrate just what I mean.  This beautiful piece would make quite a statement over the crib of a nursery or in the foyer entrance to the home.

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It is never too early to start your art collection!

Are you planning a nursery?  Want to keep the conversation going?  Please email Lisa at btbaby@beverlytaylordesign.com.

Small Fry(day) – Paint and a little creativity…

Friday, April 4th, 2014

I am sure you have heard of the amazing powers of a can of paint…but it really is true.  One of the quickest and easiest ways to freshen up a room or a piece of furniture is with some paint. I recently updated an old green chest with View More

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I am sure you have heard of the amazing powers of a can of paint…but it really is true.  One of the quickest and easiest ways to freshen up a room or a piece of furniture is with some paint.

I recently updated an old green chest with some fresh white paint and a can of hot pink spray paint to finish off a little corner of my baby’s nursery.  And lo and behold…

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So much better, right?!?!  The chest itself got a coat of Sherwin Williams Pearly White.  The hardware was in terrible shape.  I tried to polish up the brass, but some pieces were beyond help.  Enter the hot pink spray paint for a hit of color.  Doing the hardware was not enough, so I thought I needed an additional detail on the drawer fronts to tie it all together.  I was tossing around several design details in my head when I saw this detail on a chest in the latest House Beautiful magazine.

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I knew that this was the shape I wanted.  I created a template and taped it off and used my hot pink spray paint once again.  I LOVE the way it turned out.  An easy update to a boring old chest.

Are you planning a nursery?  Want to keep the conversation going?  Please email Lisa at btbaby@beverlytaylordesign.com

Small Fry(day) – Rock on

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Lately, I have been finding some fun alternatives to the standard gliders/rockers that you find in many of kids’ retail stores and catalogs.  What I love about these it that they can all transition out of the nursery into other rooms of the house. Are you planning a View More

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Lately, I have been finding some fun alternatives to the standard gliders/rockers that you find in many of kids’ retail stores and catalogs.  What I love about these it that they can all transition out of the nursery into other rooms of the house.

Chairish

Chairish

Grandin Road

Grandin Road

Ballard Design

Ballard Design

Caracole Light

Caracole Light

Are you planning a nursery?  Want to keep the conversation going?  Please email Lisa at btbaby@beverlytaylordesign.com

 

Small Fry(day) – Thoughts to take you into the weekend

Friday, March 21st, 2014

I have never thought of myself as a “deep thinker”, but for whatever reason this one struck a chord with me.  So, I share with you my “deep thoughts” to take you into the weekend.  Choose to make it a happy one!! Image via Pinterest

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I have never thought of myself as a “deep thinker”, but for whatever reason this one struck a chord with me.  So, I share with you my “deep thoughts” to take you into the weekend.  Choose to make it a happy one!!

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Small Fry(day) – Toy Storage Baskets

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Hello and happy Fry(day)!! Today I am rounding up some attractive toy storage baskets. These are all beautiful baskets in and of itself to have sitting around the house. Put one in every room to clean up the clutter!!

Hello and happy Fry(day)!!

Today I am rounding up some attractive toy storage baskets. These are all beautiful baskets in and of itself to have sitting around the house. Put one in every room to clean up the clutter!!

West Elm

West Elm

Grandinroad

Grandinroad

Home Decorators

Home Decorators

Target

Target

Target

Target

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

Land of Nod

Land of Nod

Land of Nod

Land of Nod

Small Fry(day) – Cupid’s Arrow

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day!!  I hope you are spending some time with the ones you love.  I am hoping to get some extra hugs and kisses today from my two little ones, and maybe a bit of extra attention from my sweetheart!!  I cannot say that this is my View More

Happy Valentine’s Day!!  I hope you are spending some time with the ones you love.  I am hoping to get some extra hugs and kisses today from my two little ones, and maybe a bit of extra attention from my sweetheart!!  I cannot say that this is my favorite of all holidays, but I do love fresh flowers of any kind and my husband never disappoints. 

For this Valentine’s Day post, I decided to create a nursery board.  Rather than fill it with pink and red and hearts galore, I put a different take on it.  Who doesn’t want to be struck by cupid’s arrow?!?!  Arrows are all over home decor right now, and I think, are a great graphic pattern to add into a baby’s room.  This is how I would do it.  A large scale for the rug paired with more a more simple arrow shape on the bedding.  A few pops of red, a gallery wall, and you have a lovely nursery inspired by this day of hearts.      

 

 

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Sources:  Art Print / Crib / Crib sheet / Rug / Glider / Stool / Pillow

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Sources: Dresser / Lamps / Paper Hearts / Heart Lights Print / Love Print / Balloon Print / Silhouette Print

We are now offering online room designs for the nursery.  Additional details and information can be found here or you can always email Lisa at btbaby@beverlytaylordesigncom.

Small Fry(day) – Brooklyn nursery and tribal wall decor ideas

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Last week, I mentioned I made a trip to New York and while there, I had the chance to visit with one of my very best friends in Brooklyn. She did such an amazing job putting her THIRD nursery together!  The baby’s gender was a surprise, and I loved View More

Last week, I mentioned I made a trip to New York and while there, I had the chance to visit with one of my very best friends in Brooklyn. She did such an amazing job putting her THIRD nursery together!  The baby’s gender was a surprise, and I loved the neutral backdrop of furnishings with pops of color throughout with the wall hanging, toys, and mobile.  I was so impressed with this sweet room, I had to take a few pictures to share!

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One of my favorite items in the room is the wall hanging she used above the crib.  It is so unique and unexpected for a child’s room.  I searched for wall decor with a similar feel that would be fun for a baby’s room.  Here are a few that I found.

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Are you planning a nursery?  Want to keep the conversation going?  Please email Lisa at btbaby@beverlytaylordesign.com.

Small Fry(day) – Window shopping at ABC in NYC

Friday, January 31st, 2014

While on a recent trip to NYC, I stopped in at ABC Carpet and Home to do a little window shopping. I was overwhelmed with the abundance of unique items at every turn. Their selection for baby was unbelievable!! Truly one-of-a-kind pieces. I wish I could have taken View More

While on a recent trip to NYC, I stopped in at ABC Carpet and Home to do a little window shopping. I was overwhelmed with the abundance of unique items at every turn. Their selection for baby was unbelievable!! Truly one-of-a-kind pieces. I wish I could have taken one of everything home!

Here is just a small sampling. Feast your eyes!

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Stuffed animals for days

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A sparkly mobile to hang in the nursery

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How fun would this rug be in a baby’s room?!

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Beautiful mobile

Intricately beaded animals for display

Intricately beaded animals for display

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Small embroidered throw pillows

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Such a neat little teepee to display on a bookshelf

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Funky little pillow for a girl’s room

Are you planning a nursery?  Want to keep the conversation going?  Please email Lisa at btbaby@beverlytaylordesign.com.

Small Fry(day) – Faux taxidermy for your walls

Friday, January 17th, 2014

There are so many fun animal busts available for wall decor.  Stuffed, resin, cardboard, paper mache, you name it!  I think these would be perfect for a child’s room or in a playroom.  Whether a grouping of three or just a single one, they are a great way to make View More

There are so many fun animal busts available for wall decor.  Stuffed, resin, cardboard, paper mache, you name it!  I think these would be perfect for a child’s room or in a playroom.  Whether a grouping of three or just a single one, they are a great way to make a big statement on a low budget.  Most of the options I found are under $100!

Which is your favorite?  

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Are you planning a nursery?  Want to keep the conversation going?  Please email Lisa at btbaby@beverlytaylordesign.com.

Sources:  Bison / Green dinosaur / Rhino / Elephant / RamDiamond giraffe / Mouse / Pink dinosaur / Polka dot elephant / ZebraUnicorn / Giraffe