Have you started your holiday shopping yet? The Project Nursery team has curated a 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, which includes our favorite items for everyone on your list this holiday season. From moms and dads to babies and toddlers, we have ideas for the whole family! Ready for the best part? You might want to sit down for this... One VERY lucky reader will win all the items featured in our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!
Are you excited yet? Head on over to our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide to enter and to get all the details on the items featured on this year's must-have list. Good luck and happy shopping!
Thanksgiving is the time of year when we pause to reflect on the things that bring us joy and enjoy a day of fun and food with our loved ones. As the weekend approaches, we know some of you are boarding planes to start your festivities and others are at home working on your grocery lists.
Wherever you are, we want to thank you for all of your hard work and the amazing energy you always bring to our gallery. We hope you'll find the time to take a break from holiday planning and check out the rooms and parties we love this week. Don't forget to tell us which one of these projects you like most by Monday, and then remember how grateful we are for YOU!
'Tis the season, and if you're anything like us you're getting ready to dust off your camera and capture your family's cheerful holiday photo. If you're still on the hunt for that festive outfit to complete your baby's holiday look, call off the search because we've got you covered. One lucky Project Nursery reader will win a $175 shopping spree to the adorable online boutique Le Top.
Dressed in an outfit from Le Top's stylish collection of unique and whimsical children's clothing, your little one will look like the poster child for the holiday season.
For over 35 years, Le Top has been creating quality playwear that reflects the joy and innocence of childhood. So whether your kids are dressing up for the holiday season or hitting the park, they will be dressed in style and comfort.
WIN IT! One Project Nursery reader will win a $175 shopping spree to Le Top.
We get a lot of design magazines, but a few weeks ago, we came across an issue of Monitor on Psychology (yes, one of us is married to a psychologist). One of the articles in the magazine was titled, "Design in Mind - How Psychologists are Influencing Our Spaces." It summed up a lot of things we learned in design school, and we wanted to share some of our thoughts on nurseries in particular, and how using color and light in the nursery can affect the space.
Color. We wrote a post a while back about how color affects your baby, but this time we want to talk about how color affects you. There is a lot of research covering how colors evoke certain feelings, but there's another huge aspect to it all—each person's individual makeup. For example, if you have a higher body temperature and usually feel warm, you might be drawn to cooler colors like green and blue.
If you're someone who always needs a sweater, you may feel more comfortable surrounded by reds and oranges. What does this mean for your nursery? Simple—your energy is more important than the color on the walls. Choose colors that
Camo-inspired clothing is all the rage for adults and children, so why not bring it into the bedroom? I don't usually like to decorate a room in a complete theme, but there is nothing to say I won't decorate with a theme in mind. This time, it's a hunting themed room.
This is a bedroom I designed for a preteen boy who loves to go hunting with his father. The room was originally blue, but I papered above the chair rail with burlap to give the walls some dimension.
If you haven't heard of Operation Shower, read on to learn more about this amazing nonprofit organization that supports military families by hosting baby showers in their honor. With their spouses deployed in other parts of the world, military moms-to-be often have to travel the road of pregnancy and childbirth alone. Because they give up so much, they deserve our thanks, our love and yes, even a little party to celebrate the arrival of their newest little family members.
Throughout this month of thanks, Operation Shower will be hosting parties as part of their Operation: Party. Support. Love. initiative. The money raised at these events—including the one highlighted below—will provide things like books, diapers, onesies and baby showers for deserving military families.