8 Nursery & toddler pieces that add color to a neutral room. April 29 2014, 0 Comments

Whether you are an apartment dweller and cannot wallpaper, paint in bright colors or want to keep your baby's room in a neutral palette adding a few colorful pieces can make a room. I love blues and turquoise for a baby's room especially if you are having a girl. I didn't shy away from pink in my son's room, it was very limited but his room hues consisted of kelly greens, shots of pink and blue here and there but the base of the room was white with more earth tones to hold the room together. Adding a few pops of color can really bring the room together and with brands such as H& M, Zara you can stretch the budget a bit spending on the key pieces (such as cool art) that can last for many years.

1. Jenny Prinn - Fishbowl 2 Acrylic and Mixed Media on canvas. Handmade frame by the artist. 20" x 20" via Serena & Lily. Serena & Lily also offers less expensive artist prints, you just have to check on the site often as they sell fast. I used Etsy and Renegade Craft Fair for my son's art.

2. Duvet Cover Set in turquoise via H&M

3. Mercado Baskets via Serena & Lily

4. Feathers Pillow via Zara

5. Welcome Pom Pom Garland via abeautifulparty etsy

6. Metal Container in turquoise via H&M 

7. Dotted Glow Table Shade and Half Karat Base via The Land of Nod

8. Hippopotamus Door Stop via Zara 


For more on what inspires us in kids interiors check out our Kid's Decor Pinterest board! 

A kid's room worth copying.... August 13 2013, 0 Comments


I'm so inspired by kid’s rooms that have the decor and the design to grow with the family. I can easily see this room becoming a family room or a guest room when it has been outgrown by it's current resident. Although it's quite blue and reads boy I have always loved blue for a girl’s room. A tweak here and there can easily turn this room a bit more feminine.


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Nursery room to toddler room, easy upgrades April 15 2013, 0 Comments






I cannot believe how fast my boy is growing. We recently had to revamp his space again and are planning an even larger revamp with a wall here and new grown up art work, meaning not baby. Right now we’re still bit in the in between as mom is having a hard time parting with some of the stuff animals from the nursery days. Until he throws them at me in disgust I plan to keep them around.

Some simple ways I made changes:

Twin bed, a toddler bed can work for most young children however my kid is tall and he kept breaking his small bed. We looked at a variety of beds from the very cheap to the eco- friendly and although I wanted to go green, I decided this bed was more sensible and work within our budget, which turn out not to matter for my in laws ended up buying it for their grandson. Lucky us! The only thing with being in Brooklyn I couldn’t find the bed near by  and it had to be purchased out of state and driven in by my in laws. Sounds complicated but they actually road trip here often.

T-rex- yup he’s as scary as he looks but right up my kids alley. It also brought the room up many notches to a serious boy space. T-rex is heavy and is meant for 8 and up so I place him in an area that feels safe and my son cannot reach him.

I had this Eames knock off rocking chair in the nursey and still love it. I place it by his bed so I can work while he hangs out on his bed. I took off the faux sheepskin I had on it during the nursery days, place it down as a rug and redecorated it with my old faux vest and pillows I’ve had for ages.

This hook is a fun replacement to the more nursery-ish hooks I had up and only $3.

I pulled this lucite box from the trash when the ELLE magazine team left, hey their trash is my treasure. I place plenty of padding (Ikea Faux sheepskin) around the play area as I can get over all the bruise this kid gets. I also use large tote bags I’ve had for years as storage in an effort to recycle what we already have.

My Inspiration:Kid decor pinterest page