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Design Board: Orange Twist

Pam and I are pleased to share our latest design board for parents-to-be Gloria and Kevin Hann. Here’s the skinny: The gender is a surprise. She likes modern. He likes vintage. They both want ORANGE. Oh and the budget is $3500. How did we do?


1. Don’t want to pay $1000+ for a glider that you’ll only use in baby’s room. Check out the Enchanted Camelot Glider – It swivels and glides! Espresso with egg shell piping adds a lovely tailored look (aka expensive look). $384.88

2. Since space is tight, you’ll be content with this small, sleek and contemporary “Trumpet” side table from Target yet looks like DWR. $24.99

3. A little splurge can’t hurt after saving on the glider. These Jonathan Adler Acapulco pillows are a modern take on Mexican tapestries. $125.00

4. No need for a bulky ottoman, rest your feet on this P’kolino Play Ottoman. The lid comes off to reveal (much needed) toy storage or flips for a toddler play table. $229.00

5. Grommet drapes can add a bit of a masculine feel. To lighten the room, flowing white sheers adorned with orange ribbon at the top provides a girly alternative. Either way, black out shades for underneath are a great investment. $59.00 each

6. Since hubby likes the existing lighting fixture (and mom-to-be is not quite as enthused), we found a chandelier with a similar look but a bit more sparkle. Tip: Make sure you place this on a dimmer switch. $199.00

7. Venetian mirrors are hot right now and this one is stunning. $198.00

8. Add an accent wall behind the changing table for some drama. Stripes are bold, contemporary and fun! Not to mention an inexpensive, easy DIY, otherwise known as quality time with your significant other. Note: We also offered some fun DIY art ideas for above the crib!

9. Don’t forget the “Presto-Chang-O” Changing Top. Make sure it’s in espresso to contrast and compliment. $119.00

10. & 11.We love Land of Nod for their quality and reasonable prices. This white dresser has clean lines and can be dolled up with the right vintage knobs. $799, $8-$12/each

12. The ever popular Binth Alphabet Poster inspired by Danish wooden toys provides a classic touch. $85.00

13. Mom says she must have the modern Oeuf Classic Mini Library. Good taste Mom! (However, here’s a West Elm alternative that won’t break the bank). $650.00 OR $279.00

14. The DaVinci sleigh -style crib in espresso provides a rich, sophisticated look at a great price! $359.00 + free shipping!

15. A quality rug is important and they don’t get much better looking than those from $450.00

*Oh and if you are wondering about the crib bedding, we have some simple, organic, custom ideas to share with our client by way of “Make Room for Baby”. $59.95 + fabric

Stay tuned for the launch of Little Apple Design later this summer! If you are interested in purchasing a custom design board of your own, please contact us for pricing and details.

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  4. avatar Carla says:

    Great suggestion – just found it online. Love this site. Thanks!

  5. No pics just yet but I have seen it in person and the orange looks great! The crib wall is painted the full orange and they went with white organic bedding. However, check out our previous post here: , the simple brown and white crib bedding would look terrific. I’ll work on Mom and Dad to send a picture update! :)

  6. avatar Carla says:

    Any pics of the finished room? I love the use of color. What type of bedding would work here?

  7. avatar Laura says:

    Love the nursery, I was wondering what sort of bedding you would suggest in the crib? Plain, colored, pattern?

  8. Hi Nani, The bunny is actually a hair brush /comb set found at Skip Hop. It’s really cute and practical!

  9. Hello! I love the theme! I am on the orange lime and aqua one, and I would love to know where I can buy that bunny piggy bank on top of the Oeuf bookcase… love it!

  10. avatar Lyndsey says:

    Wow! Great job you guys! I’m lovin orange lately!

  11. avatar sara says:

    love the room, the colors and the chandelier! amazing job.

  12. avatar J says:

    Great setup. love it!!

  13. avatar bibzees says:

    Another job well done! It’s the pieces like the chandelier and mirror (from one of my favorite stores Anthropologie) that really make this room one of a kind! I hope they send in pictures of the finished product!

  14. avatar Katie says:

    Love this room. The mirror, chandelier, pillows and accent wall work so well together. Great job!

  15. avatar April says:

    Absolutely adorable! I love the colors and everything that was picked out – – it’s perfect for a baby girl or boy. I especially like how most of the pieces can be used even when the baby transitions into a toddler and young child. Can’t wait to see the fishished results and of course meet this sweet precious little baby!

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  17. avatar Marisa says:

    I love this room – cozy, cute, and vibrant as a baby’s room should be, but at the same time, sophisticated. Swap the crib for a full-sized bed and I’d live in it!

  18. avatar Jan says:

    SUPER cute! I love the orange striped wall and multi-purpose ottoman. Using it as storage space and/or a play table is genius!

  19. avatar Gloria says:

    This is for my nursery and I am so excited!!! We were really at a loss in terms of what we wanted and what direction to go in and this has really given us a great jumping off point. We have some direction which is what we needed and now I can’t wait to get started!!! Thanks Melisa and Pam!

  20. Great job, girls! Looks fabulous!
    I love the rug & chair!