Whenever I am doing a photo shoot I am always looking for creative elements that I can use over the crib or changing station. The space above the crib is especially nice for adding a touch of “one-of-a-kind” to the nursery. Many mobiles currently on the market are designed to “awaken” or stimulate a newborn, however it is nice to sometimes use that space for a touch of whimsy! I love coming up with unique ideas…some just happen to be more “out of the box” while others are handmade.
Spring is in the air (wishful thinking) and one of my favorite spring looks is the light and airy pom pom. They are not just for party center pieces or window displays, but they are the perfect accent for any whimsical nursery or child’s room. And the best part is they are inexpensive and can even be a fun DIY project.
I get so many emails these days but I always take the time to open and smile at the Jonathan Adler newsletter. He’s often pushing playful ceramics such as pill-inspired pottery. With two kids running circles around me, I find myself wondering if there are any magic pills to settle them down. Then he proceeds to tell me that “I’d be mad not to add” this or that. We’ll he’s right this time around and I just wanted to pass along his message…
When the time had come to transition our son into his twin “big boy” bed…there was the challenge of the bed being just a tad too high. It was important in this transition that he could get in and out of his bed all by himself. Although we as parents preferred more of the climbing into the bed than out…it
As designers, it’s our job to stay on top of current trends, and we’ve seen that Faux Bois is a staple in contemporary design these days. Everyone from Martha Stewart to Pottery Barn has followed suit, designing products influenced by nature. Faux Bois is French for “false wood” and its interpretation in the design world is basically anything that mimics
Any mother knows that kids accumulate stuff, and lots of it. Finding creative ways to store, organize and hide all this stuff can be a challenge. I went on the hunt to find the most stylish ways to store items such as diapers, toys, towels and other clutter that desperately needs a home. I was pleasantly surprised to find fashionable alternatives to the plain old plastic bin.