I am thrilled to have partnered with Project Nursery, one of my favorite kids' blog. In case you never heard of them, you must check them out. At Project Nursery's blog you will find tips about kids décor, kids parties, and everything that is trending in the baby world. For this partnership, I will be writing about one DIY project every month. These projects will range from simple, yet elegant décor for kids' spaces, to free printables and more. So let me give you a sneak peek of our first DIY project for Project Nursery. Because almost every baby will have a difficult time transitioning from crib to big bed, we decided to create a DIY headboard to make that milestone more fun. For more details and to see all instructions about this very simple DIY project, visit Project Nursery here. Oh, and just in case you have any ideas of projects you would like to see, feel free to contact us. Since Project Nursery is all about baby, think about projects that would target mamas that are decorating their kids' spaces. PS: Don't forget to follow us on IG so you can see all the behind the scenes of more projects like this one.
Not too long ago I was planning a nursery. But as every parent knows, time flies by and soon enough you get yourself planning the kids college education instead. Sigh... When we moved to our current house I was about 5 months pregnant. It was such a special time with the expectation of the new addition to our family of four plus our new house. We were experiencing lots of new beginnings, as well as a ton of design projects, like the nursery for the new baby. For my third pregnancy, we decided to surprise ourselves and not find out the sex of the baby. So, when I designed this gender neutral space, I used timeless artwork throughout the room and neutral colors. No blues or pinks. I also wanted this nursery to be a continuation of the design style of our new house. So I brought lots of white and rustic wood tones to this room just like we have throughout the rest of the house. But my main design goal for this space was to create a room that could be easily transformed from a nursery to a big boy bedroom. Function + Style = Perfection. Baby Victor came along on July 27, 2012 (read his birth story here). During a hot Summer night in 2014, while washing the dishes, I heard a loud thud sound and an instant cry coming from upstairs. Before the little guy turned 2, he had already managed to climb his way out of the crib. We gave it another try thinking that maybe it had been a lucky night when he managed to "escape", but the very next night, we were faced with the same scenario. So out goes the crib and in comes the bed. I chose this IKEA bed because of its color, clean lines, and the bonus large drawers underneath it for the much-needed storage space. This bed is perfect for this room. We added some acrylic shelving next to the new bed for his favorite books plus a few new wall decals. A fun bedding from Dwell Studio plus some modern pillows and voila, we had a big boy bedroom for the "big" guy. On the other side of the room, facing the crib and bed area, I designed a desk, dresser, and changing station. We custom made a desk using the same wood from the other side of the room and an IKEA's old dresser that I used to have in my bedroom. Eliminating the changing pad when we were diaper free was all that was needed to have a full functioning desk for future homework sessions. Most of the decor stayed the same. How could someone ever get too grown up for a daily dose of Sharon Montrose's gorgeous animal prints, right?
I am super thrilled to share our new collection of modern pillows. Our pillows scream chic but playful home décor. They work in the kids’ room, playrooms, and even your lovely living room. All pillows are designed and crafted here in the USA, just for YOUR family. All pillows are: - 18×18 inches - Double sided print - Soft and durable - Concealed zipper - Pillow insert included (handwash only) - Resilient polyester filling retains shape To celebrate the new pillow collection, we are giving away one pillow to one of you. To enter, follow us on Instagram and then, tag one of your friends in the comments. Visit here to see the entire collection.
My latest design project involves seven kids, ONE bedroom and a lot of imagination. I am super thrilled to be creating a room for seven kids at my parents' house. The youngest of them is 3 years old and the oldest is 10. And the first sleep over is this weekend! This room is pretty spacious and it was in great shape. The bedroom is surrounded by four windows, so the space gets great lightning throughout the day. We painted the bedroom walls a light gray color and refinished the floors to give it a fresh feel. The beds for the project arrived last week from IKEA. Which means, we have to assemble all 7 beds, 4 of them being regular beds and then 3 pullout beds. I have put so many IKEA furniture together over the years that sometimes I don't even need to follow the instructions. But that doesn't really make it all that much easier. It takes time to assemble these pieces. Oh, it does! Still, I love how affordable it is and the clean design of the furniture is just my style. Once we finish the space I will do a full tour here on the blog. Come back soon to see how we transformed this space into a room for seven kids! For design inspiration visit my pinterest board here. For behind the scenes, follow us here.