Design Reveal: “Cottage-Modern” Orange and Blue Nursery

New mom, designer and editor of Cottage Modern, Kristin, recently shared the darling nursery she designed for her baby boy. The result is a beautiful mix of traditional, contemporary and modern styles. Simply put, it’s clean and classic. Kristen selected a calming color scheme of whites and blues with accents in bright orange and subtle nautical touches. My favorite is the simple

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How Do You Organize Your Kids’ Books?

Building a library of books for your child is a great way to encourage them to read. However, keeping books organized takes some thought and time. Here are a few ways I like to organize kids’ books. By Color: My favorite is to arrange them by color. This makes quite a design statement. The floor-to-ceiling bookshelf below is a great

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Best Christmas Ever: Muppets

I was one of those kids that grew up watching The Muppet Show. One of my favorite Christmas memories is when Santa brought my brothers and me each a Muppet puppet—Kermit, Animal, Rowlf the Dog and Miss Piggy. Can you guess who received Miss Piggy? Santa was so clever because the set of gifts was perfect for siblings that ranged

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Design Board: Foxy Nursery Design

Last week, I rounded up some of my favorite fox decor items, and while doing so, I came across a darling fox pillow. It made me think how cute a fox themed nursery would be. […]

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Keeping Your Kids’ Toys in Check

Are your child’s toys taking over your home? You are not alone; this is a common problem for many of my clients. Now is the perfect time to take action, get organized and add some style to your children’s play areas. The first step in organizing is to purge any unused, broken or duplicate toys. One way is to give back

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Cute Baby Items for Breast Cancer Awareness

We all know that October is breast cancer awareness month, and sadly, most of us know someone who has been affected by it. The statistics are shocking, but there is hope. Breast cancer research advances every day. In September, we heard the news that a nondisease-causing virus killed human breast cancer cells in the laboratory, which creates the potential for new therapies.

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