book storage solutions for the kiddos

July 20, 2016

Surface space is something we’ve always been short on in Lydia’s nursery and with her ever-growing collection of books, I’ve been trying to find a way to store them all where they’re easily accessible and not ripping the covers.  Lately, we’ve been using baskets to corral them because we don’t have room for a bookshelf…

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adorable seating for the kiddos that blend in with any decor

August 21, 2015

I’ve been on the hunt for some pint-sized seating for Lydia to keep in our living room that is comfy enough to for her to relax in but that also doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb from the rest of my decor.  Call me crazy, but I get enough “pops of color” from baskets…

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4 baby/toddler purchases I’m so glad we made

August 17, 2015

If you have children, I don’t have to tell you that babies nowadays require SO. MUCH. STUFF.  I chronicled the items that were my saving grace the first three months of motherhood in a post here and there have been many, many purchases since that I’ve loved, but the things that have made the biggest…

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an amazing before + after for the kiddos

April 17, 2015

While scouring Pinterest the other day for some creative and inspiring use of space for our plan to turn our room over the garage into another bedroom, full bath and walk-in closet, I about died when I saw this cramped attic-turned-chic kids room by Shannon Wollack and Brittany Zwickl of LA-based design firm LIFE.STYLE.  Not…

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a great source for kids art

April 15, 2015

One of my favorite parts of working on kids rooms and nurseries is choosing art to go in the space.  I’m big on gallery walls as a way to inject a little personality and whimsy into the space as well as adding some color and fun!  Rifle Paper Co has quickly become one of my…

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for a little princess

October 26, 2012

Hello!  I apologize for the blogging break-the last week has been a whirlwind, between my brother’s wedding up in Philadelphia last weekend and speeding to complete a kitchen and bath renovation before my clients deploy, I’ve been burning the candle at both ends!  I’m so excited to get back into blogging mode and especially to…

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fit for a princess

August 27, 2012

In a few months, one of my dearest friends will be welcoming a little girl! I am thrilled for her and over the moon with excitement that she asked me to design her nursery from top to bottom!  This little one is going to be joining a big brother who is into superheros, soccer and…

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j+t’s playroom

August 21, 2012

Kids rooms and nurseries are quickly becoming some of my favorite spaces to work on!  Partly because there is such a sense of fun and adventure in decorating for little ones, but also because it’s impossible to take these spaces too seriously.  When the mama of two special little boys, aged 3 1/2 and 2…

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a great before and after

July 31, 2012

I love Pinterest- not only for the bevy of inspiration you can find for nearly EVERYTHING, but also because it leads to design blogs to pore over.  Such was the case when I stumbled upon Ashley of Smitten Design.  I love a good before and after and the nursery she designed for her adorable baby…

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matte stephenson

July 17, 2012

In my search for some artwork for one of the nurseries I’m just getting started working on, and, in light of the kiddo-inspired post I shared earlier today, I thought I’d share artist Matte Stephens delightful paintings, which I found on Etsy.  I am IN LOVE! And after sending a few favorites to my client,…

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