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Small Fry(day) – Crib bumper alternative

Friday, January 10th, 2014

I am currently working with someone on a nursery for her precious little girl that is on the way.  We have already painted the walls a beautiful pale pink, and will be using her existing crib, changing table, and glider.  Our primary focus has been crib bedding, window treatments, View More

I am currently working with someone on a nursery for her precious little girl that is on the way.  We have already painted the walls a beautiful pale pink, and will be using her existing crib, changing table, and glider.  Our primary focus has been crib bedding, window treatments, and accessories.  She prefers not to use a traditional crib bumper, but I still wanted to add some visual interest to the crib bedding.  To solve this, we are having a crib sheet fabricated from two different patterned sheets and then piped in a solid. OB-bedding

The top portion of the sheet will be the small geometric pattern, piped by the solid pink, and boxed in the dragonfly petal fabric.  I think this is a wonderful alternative if you should choose not to use a bumper.  I cannot wait to see how it turns out!  Nor can I wait to meet the sweet  bundle of joy!

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

 

Small Fry(day) – Room to play

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Happy New Year!  I try to keep my list of resolutions fairly simple each year, because who really keeps them all year long anyway?!  Well, this one is one I hope I can follow through with a little better.  My goal is to utilize our family playroom.  Sounds View More

Happy New Year!  I try to keep my list of resolutions fairly simple each year, because who really keeps them all year long anyway?!  Well, this one is one I hope I can follow through with a little better.  My goal is to utilize our family playroom.  Sounds easy enough, right?  We have a huge space, but it often gets passed over for playing downstairs in the den.  I am determined to change that.  While I realize that the main purpose of the room is for the kids to be able to play, whenever I sit in there, I am always thinking of a dozen ways to change it to better suit my current tastes.  I have been gathering some inspiration for the space, and while there is no huge makeover in the plans, I think I can make some small changes that hopefully make ME want to be in there more. 

We have one empty wall in our play room that is upwards of 12 feet that needs some attention, and where I plan to start.  Here are a few ideas I have bouncing around in my head from some of my favorite play rooms. 

I love the art wall in this room.  It is full of kid’s artwork hung simply with washi tape.  It adds a lot of color and would be super simple to change out.9-miranda-brooks_16413357680

Here is another idea for displaying artwork, using just clothespins.item11_rendition_slideshowWideHorizontal_jenni-kayne-10

Lastly, a wall of bookshelves to take up some of the expanse and add some storage.Playroom+children+art+space+play+area+jL1CE2DtBVMl

I will keep you posted on my progress.  Meanwhile, what’s on your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2014? 

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

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Small Fry(day) – Add some sparkle for the New Year!

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Babies love light, they love seeing their reflection, and they love shiny things. Why not add some sparkle to their room this New Year? Sources:  Customizable banner / Ceiling light fixture / Abstract light photography / Metallic pouf / Pillow covers / Gem Mirror / Table Lamp / Mirror Chest Are you planning a View More

Babies love light, they love seeing their reflection, and they love shiny things. Why not add some sparkle to their room this New Year?

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Sources:  Customizable banner / Ceiling light fixture / Abstract light photography / Metallic pouf / Pillow covers / Gem Mirror / Table Lamp / Mirror Chest

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

Small Fry(day) – Christmas in the Nursery

Friday, December 20th, 2013

First of all, I am so excited to be here at Beverly Taylor Design and to have the opportunity to share with you! I have a passion for all things design-related, but am going to be narrowing in on my love for children’s spaces. And, specifically those for View More

First of all, I am so excited to be here at Beverly Taylor Design and to have the opportunity to share with you! I have a passion for all things design-related, but am going to be narrowing in on my love for children’s spaces. And, specifically those for the wee little ones, the small fry(s)!  Planning a nursery is such a fun process.  It’s a chance to step outside the box, use your imagination, and create a special place for your little one(s) on the way.

I feel a little pressure here for the first post, but I am going to give it my best shot! As I mentioned, I will be focusing on nursery designs, and I wanted to incorporate something meaningful to me right out of the gate. As we are just days away from Christmas, I thought it would be fun to put together a board reflective of this special holiday; one that has always been a wonderous and magical season for me.  I wanted the room to be cozy, playful, and reminiscent of Christmas, but one that can be enjoyed all year round. OB-Christmas_Nursery

I love how this came together!  It’s a warm, gender neutral, budget-friendly nursery that still has plenty of pieces that can carry through to the next room, or to other rooms in the house for that matter.

Sources: Bedding and cribDresser / Moose Rocker / Deer head / Rug / Mobile / Glider / Stool / Otomi fabric / Curtain fabric / Lamp

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