Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Perfect Girl's Desk

There are so many things that I like about this room featured on Amber Interior Design yesterday.  A bold wallpaper, chevron rug, the pink and orange combo and to top it off a custom desk and custom posting board.  Don't' you just love the shape?

For the next nursery I design, I'd love to have a carpenter build a piece like this to be used as a changing table, then when the little girl grows up it is a fabulous desk.  Talk about a piece growing with your child!

Monday, January 30, 2012

John Robshaw Jr.

John Robshaw has just come out with a Jr line of bedding (although their adult bedding sets work wonderfully for children's rooms).  Here is a quick look at their two introductory sets!

Navy and light blue medallions are showcased in the Bombay set:

Grey and the ever popular punk pink are beautifully combined in the Elderberry set:

Now when are they going to bring back their crib bedding and rugs?!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Perfectly Natural Playroom by Jute Interior Design

There is something so perfectly understated yet perfectly designed about this playroom by Allison Davin of Jute Interior Design.

photo by Matthew Millman

The room along with the rest of the house was featured on Remodelista last week and I've been dying to share it with you since I saw the post.  What is not to love? Yes those wicker baskets for bookcases might not be the most practical use of space but don't they look interesting and different?

Here is another one of their playroom designs featuring some great bold stripes:

photo by Matthew Millman

And I had to throw in these two nursery shots for good measure and to show you that Madeline Weinrib Rugs always make children's rooms look better!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bunk Room Friday - Speilberg's Nautical Nook

Talk about a nautical bunk room fit for the stars.  This fabulous room was designed by Naomi Leff for Steven Speilberg in his East Hampton home.  I'm nuts about the colors in that compass rug and the rich stain in the bunks.

via Architectual Digest

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Childrens Rooms by Jeffers Design Group

I have a new design crush to share with you today.  It is the fabulous residential interior design team from the Jefferes Design Group. I would kill to work with them for just a day.  They are based in San Francisco but work on projects all over the US focusing on Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and the Napa Valley area. They have been featured in all of the major shelter magazines many times.

The Jeffers Design Group has many beautiful projects which include children's spaces that it was hard to select my favorite but here you go:

The small scale horizontal stripes in this boys room makes this space unique.

I love everything about this nursery

A game/rec room for the teens in the house.

A nautical-inspired room with a fabulous red built-in desk.

Having some fun with color and seating in this playroom.

A stylish place to do homework (killer globe pendants).

You would never have guessed that this was a basement playroom.

A pretty and feminine place for homework.

Daybed and wallpaper - a favorite combo. Those birds are so sweet!

Tone on tone pink with a hint of yellow for this girl's room.

A dramatic teen room.

Those are some great curtain panels.

Such a pretty chest.

For your mountain home.

The yellow wall definitely makes a fun statement,

Which space is your favorite?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

High vs Low - Pink & Orange Ikat

Do you love the combination of pink and orange?  If so you have definitely seen and coveted the Kazak print by Quadrille.

Visit Project Nursery for my latest High vs Low to get the look for all budgets.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Introducing Franklin & Ben Nursery Furniture

A new furniture company, Franklin & Ben, is making waves in the children's furniture arena.  They are based in Los Angeles and their vision is to create a brand that references history by revitalizing traditional craft.

I'm gushing over the new Copley set designed by Jennifer Delonge (above). I'm a sucker for rink pulls and the two tone design makes the pieces extremely unique.

The Liberty set is a fresh take on the classic Jenny Lind style. You really can't go wrong there.

Bunk Room Friday - Elegant & Feminine

Most of the bunk rooms that I post are modern in nature.  Well this one is unusual because it definitely has more of an elegant and romantic vintage feminine look.

via Pinterest

Don't you just love the privacy curtains?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Artwork for Miss P's Nursery

Yes Miss P's nursery is almost finished (about time right!).  The newest piece to be completed is a piece of artwork created by her auntie (my sister).  I'm so impressed by her work and can't wait for the piece to get here so that I can hang it above her crib!

Window treatments will be installed in two short weeks then viola!, we are complete and will share!

Thank you Alex for creating this piece for Patton which she can keep forever (unless I steal it from her). If you are interested in having a piece commissioned for yourself let me know and I'll put you in touch with her!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Unusual Crocheted Poufs

I'd love to use these oversized hand-crocheted vegetables and fruits in a playroom.  

Prices range from $150-$330, and they are quite large, the apple is 19" x 24". Cute right?  A great way to teach your children that veggies and fruit are fun!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Oversized Ruler Growth Chart

Do you have a house with the "reclaimed" or a "vintage" look.  This is the growth chart for you!

2012 Cribsies - Please Nominate Us

It is that time of year again to nominate your favorite children's and baby brands and websites in the Cribsies Awards.  We were thrilled to be nominated last year and would love to achieve that honor again in 2012.

So please nominate us (Nursery Notations) this week HERE.  Voting starts next month.  Thank you!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Gently Used Netto Changer & Oopsy Daisy Artwork For Sale

I'm in the process of changing over this nursery into a toddler room and we are basically changing out everything except the window treatments and carpet.  Soo some great pieces must be sold.  First on the list is the Netto Collection Changer/Bookcase.  I really love this piece because it is truly a bookcase with a changer option (removable tray).  It would look wonderful in any room, for a teenager or adult.  This client does not have room in her home for it so she is selling.  It originally retailed for $1400 and we are selling it for $750 as it is in great condition and barely looks used. This Loft Collection from David Netto is no longer available so you could consider it a collector's item.

Dimensions: 36" H x 41" W x 20.5" D and it is located in Manhattan Beach, CA (we will not ship this)

Next up - Oopsy Daisy Prints

We are selling them as a set of three  - Elephant in the photo above and the two birds below.  Dimensions: 18" x 24" and the retail for $119 each, we are selling them for $180 as a 3 piece set. These can be shipped for $25 (since they have to be packed appropriately).

And take note, when her big girl bed gets here we will be selling the crib below to match the bookcase/dresser...stay tuned and let me know if you are interested in the crib in a few weeks (she isn't ready to get out yet).

New European City Highlights Wallpaper

I'm swooning over this new wallpaper by Clarke and Clarke.  What is not to love about all of the European trip highlights just perfectly sketched in just the right shade of pink. Nothing like getting your kid ready for studying abroad at an early age. Forget about just a girl's room, it would look lovely in a power room also.

Thanks to Cristin at Simplified Bee for bringing it to my attention here.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Find - Tiny Dancers

This just makes me smile.  I can't wait until my little girl starts taking ballet (and soccer).

Bunk Room Friday - The More the Merrier

Hey all, I apologize for being MIA this week. My computer crashed a few days ago and I'm in the process of recovering files...etc.  And since my clients come before you all (sorry) I'm working on them first.  But I wanted to leave you with a gorgeous bunk room image for the weekend:

I'm not completely sure who the designer is (it says Jennifer Buck but I can't find the link).  Anyways, I love the use of space and the way they have the bunks on almost every wall and the two large ottomans in the middle.  Wouldn't it be fabulous if the wall that we can't see were sliding glass walls that opened up into a backyard and pool?  Image via Pinterest of course

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mudroom Envy

Nothing like starting off the new year with some resolutions including getting your life organized.  I personally think that every home (if you have space) should have some sort of mud room or location where you can take off your dirty shoes and jackets.  Before kids it is not necessarily a necessity of after them..definitely!

Since I don't have space in my home for a mud room, I have complete mud room envy and dream about having one someday.  To see some of my favorites check out my latest post on Project Nursery and my Pinterest Mud Room Board.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Toddler Room Unveiled - by Andrika King Design

To start off the year I wanted to share a some photos of a toddler girl's room I finished in Manhattan Beach a few months ago.  This is the family's only daughter so we definitely wanted a fun and energetic feminine flair that she could grow into.  

The focal points of the room are the custom cherry blossom tree mural and the Pine Cone Hill embroidered bedding. The client wanted something girly yet very playful and what is not to love about flowers, trees and birds?

To save space in the room we had a custom corner unit built which functions as a bookcase and a desk. Although she is only four she now has her own little space to color away from her brothers. 

I'll have a few more rooms to share with you all in the upcoming weeks.  I'm a little behind on getting things photographed, including my daughter's own nursery. Poor girl finally got her own room, we are just waiting on the window treatments then we will be done, typical right?  A designer's own child's room is last to be completed! 

For more photos from my portfolio, please visit my website Andrika King Design.  Photography above and on my site by Liz from Life Iz Photography.

New J'Adore Crib from Bratt Decor

Coming this spring...the new J'Adore crib from Bratt Decor.  

I've gotta say, I like the new oval shape.  The only problem with a shape like this and the Stokke Sleepi crib is that there are not many bedding options out there so you have to get custom bedding made.  How do you feel about oval cribs?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bunk Room Friday - Beautiful Neutrals

Now this bunk room looks like it stepped right out of the pages of Restoration Hardware Baby & Chid.  

Beautifully designed by Beth Webb Interiors.  What a great leather elephant too!