I have decided to create a little space here in the blog to share inspiration on how to use some of Trendy Peas‘ products along with other beauties that I find online. Since I get a lot of requests to customize the colors of our prints to match existing fabrics, I thought that it would be fun to also show how some of our prints can already work with so many beautiful fabrics. In this series, I am pairing our new Fairy’s Garden print with this lovely bedding from Serena and Lily. What I like about these two pieces together is that you can bring in so many colors to the space and it would still work. There are some purples, yellows and pinks on both patterns, but they are not too matchy-matchy, which creates a space that can evolve with time.Read More
I started to create inspirational boards on Pinterest by color. The first one I did was inspired by the gray and yellow colors that I found are very popular nowadays. This time around, I chose the very traditional pink and white for that special little girl. If you are expecting a baby girl or if you are designing a little girl’s room, visit the board here and get ready to be inspired. You will discover some amazing spaces all done using beautiful shades of pink and white.
The room above on the left is via Ella+Elliot and on the right is by the lovely ladies at Sissy and Marley.Read More
I find that the easiest way to decorate a party is to use balloons. Lots of them. There are so many colors to choose from. And when you get creative you can add matching ribbons, insert candy and confetti inside them for a big colorful delicious pop the kids will love. Alex and I came up with a tradition of surprising the kids with balloons in their rooms the morning of their birthday. So late last night, we blew up about 20 balloons and hung them from Bela’s ceiling when she was asleep. It is so much fun. She woke up with a big smile on her face. Even though it is a surprise, it is also something that they already expect by now. So every year we try to get creative. I love this idea here and here. I also got a chance to do some fun writing for a surprise birthday message on our new chalk wall in the kitchen. Do you like balloons like I do? Here are some photos to get inspired.Read More
I sipped my coffee this morning while reading my emails and then whoa, for my surprise, the email newsletter from Project Nursery featured an adorable video touring baby Victor’s nursery. What a delight! Thank you so much Melissa and Pam from projectnursery.com. I am thrilled!Read More
If you are looking for a way to add a special touch to your nursery, you should consider painting your dresser or changing table. I have been seeing a lot of good examples online, so I started a Pinterest board that you can follow here.
I love the idea of the ombre look, having each drawer painted a different shade. You can also create geometric patterns with tape, paint it over with a bold color and once you peel the tape off, you will have a beautiful and fun graphic piece of furniture. It is a great way to add color to a kids room. Have you done any projects like this? It sounds like a fun DIY project that I should tackle!Read More
My Christmas cards are finally done! I am sharing here some of the best photos from our little photoshoot. I am not revealing the one I chose to use on the cards; that would spoil the surprise for my family and friends. Here are my three cuties, trying to lay still while I ordered them around from up the stairs. They heard things like: “Hold Victor’s hand”, “How about a smile?”, “No, we are not done yet”, “Guys, come on, one more”, “Marcus, stop sucking your thumb”. It was quite interesting. The preparation for the shoot took way longer than the actual few photos I was able to snap. I dressed them up in somewhat coordinating colors. I chose navy blue, white, gray, and red. The red on Victor’s pants set the tone for the typeface that I used on the card. They had a snack right before the shoot. Nothing like chocolate chip cookies to make my kids happy. And then it was onto the floor. The solid brown rug was the perfect backdrop to create a clean set-up for the photos. I loved how it turned out. The final card will be posted here on Christmas day. How about you, do you take your own photos or are you lucky to have them professionally taken? Do you want to share your card? I would love to see it.Read More