Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Join Me For A Modern Playroom "Pin" Party

I'm thrilled to be participating in a "pin" (Pinterest) party on Wednesday night.  A few selected writers on Project Nursery (including myself) have been asked to help create a modern playroom design using Little Nest furniture.  If you are designing a modern playroom definitely sign up to follow this board as it will be a good one.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Prayers for Oklahoma


Take a few moments out of your day to send prayers to the victims and families of the victims of the tragic mile-wide tornado that hit Oklahoma today. So many innocent lives were lost and homes destroyed.

Although I live in California now, I grew up with Tornado drills and warnings in Texas and even experienced a small one with my family which traveled over the DFW airport last year. So this natural disaster hits close to home for me.  Please reach out to your local Red Cross, Salvation Army and church to donate clothing, household items and money to those who lost everything.


New Ideabook on Houzz: Simple to Stunning TeePees and Tents


Check out my newest ideabook on Houzz featuring some of my favorite TeePees and Tents on the market.



After my ideabook was already published I saw this adorable play tent "Preppy Playhouse" in Pottery Barn Kids and had to share it with you all. I showed it to my four year old son and he said he even wanted it! Pretty darn cute!




Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Quadro Rug


I saw this Quadro rug last week at CB2 in Santa Monica and thought it was a great piece for a tween bedroom or a playroom. Graphic sophisticated style with playful childish color.

Turns out the editors at Lonny liked it too as it is featured this month in their Scout guide.




Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bedroom and Playroom Combined Euro Style

Those Europeans make everything modern look so chic.  If you have a large room in your house why not combine the playroom with the bedroom?

image via El Mueble
I love the seat cubes with bin storage below!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Surface Skins from Blik


Seriously, how amazing are these new surface skins from Blik?  Apply them to any smooth surface to create a dynamic art piece.  I can't wait to use the Homage (above) for a kids art table.



Or the Guache is pretty spectacular too!  I wonder if it would work on my West Elm Parson's desk?

The skins are available in four sizes and can be used to cover table tops, desk tops or can be cut to fit cabinets and dressers.



Where would you use them?  Answer the question on the Blik website in their wrapped giveaway to enter into their giveaway of these new skins!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Personalized Photo Mother's Day Ideas


Mother's Day is just around the corner and no one is more touched my photo gifts than a mom.  Buy one of these beautiful photo books by Artifact Uprising for your mom, grandmother and mother-in-law and throw in a copy for yourself!  My favorite is the 50 page hardcover 8.5" x 8.5" for $69.  If you don't want to spend that much they also have a soft cover version which I just purchased to document a ski trip for $28. They also have instagram-friendly books in the 5" x 5" or 8.5" x 8.5" size which is perfect to share with those who aren't linked into social media!


If you don't have time to make a book, my favorite on-line paperie Minted also has some wonderful personalized gifts for Mother's Day. This year they offer new individual customizable Mother's Day Cards.  The cards run $5.99 a piece which is the price of two bad generic ones from Target!  And these cards will be displayed and much more appreciate by mom!  Here are a few favorites!




Take a few moments and make something personal today!