Design Inspiration Ideas

Sam Simon’s Look Back at 2014

2014 flew by so quickly! Every time I flip my calendar to December, I can’t help but take some time to reflect on the design challenges and successes of the year gone by. […]

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Room Decor, Wall Decor

Growing Strong: Art Project with the Bournedale School

I love to get out into the community to do projects, especially with kids. There is something so fun about working with children—their honesty, openness, creativity and innate wonder always impress me. I am honored to have received a grant from the Bourne Cultural Council and Kelly Burdge, an art teacher at the school, to create some mural magic with 120 children at

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Room Decor, Wall Decor

Cute for a Cause: Good Shepherd Center for Women and Children, LA

Back in January, I was contacted by Nicole Yonke of Annette English & Associates, an interior design firm based in Los Angeles. Nicole asked if I would be interested in working with them and Reggie Sully of McCoy Construction (they create incredible homes for some of our most famous Hollywood royalty) and donating time to create a children’s center within the Good Shephard

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Fab Finds, Paint Colors, Room Decor, Tips & Trends, Wall Decor

Chalkin’ Up Some Fun!

o ahead kids…draw on the walls! HUH? Yes…go for it! Turn one of your kid’s bedroom or playroom walls into an “ok to draw on me area”. A much better solution than your little Picasso taking pen to sofa or bare walls at this point, right? Create a wall that is simply painted with some chalkboard paint. Make the area as big or as little as you like.

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Fab Finds, Room Decor, Wall Decor

Details…Details…by Marie Ricci

Sometimes the smaller details make the biggest impact. When I spotted these darling decorative accents by Marie Ricci, I absolutely fell in love. Marie’s hand carved originals add the perfect amount of personalization, charm and whimsy to any nursery or kid’s room all while adding a touch of architectural detailing…

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Baby Rooms, Room Decor, Wall Decor

Gallery Round Up: Lofty Living

Much like trading in a sporty car for a 4-door, growing families are also faced with evaluating their living quarters. Many urban dwellers seek suburbia for added space and a calmer environment. Below are rooms from our readers who have embraced their city spots when it was time for baby.

Not only does this Toronto nursery have a skyscraper view, but it has some of my favorite urban features like exposed brick and concrete ceilings…

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