Thursday, May 31, 2012

Featured in Babytalk Magazine May 2012

I'm excited to share with you that one of my nursery designs has officially been published in the May 2012 issue of Babytalk Magazine. If you don't subscribe to it check it out at your local Dr.'s office.

Here is the link to more photos of this bright and cherry space (photographed by Liz Lonkey of Life Iz Photography)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sponsor Highlight Polka Dot Peacock

I'd like to take a minute this week to highlight one of our newest sponsors to Nursery Notations: Polka Dot Peacock.  They are a wonderful on-line source for modern and traditional children's room decor, definitely bookmark them on your browser and click HERE for a look at all the brands they carry on their site.

Right now they have an exclusivity on the new Annette Tatum Seersucker Collection which I am obsessed with for summer.  You can read more about their interview with Annette Tatum here on their blog.

They are also starting a blog series tonight which showcases a room design using the new seersucker collection.  Here is a samples of one of their concept boards:

Now for those of you who don't want a bumper in your crib, the new Perfect Fit crib sheets from Annette Tatum are now available.  Basically you use these more decorative crib sheets instead of a bumper.  They are priced at $84 and are an easy way to spiff up your crib set once that bumper is gone.. 

 I personally think Polka Dot Peacock has one of the best selection of decorative crib sheets on the web and I always like changing out my crib sheets at least once a week to keep my baby's bed nice and fresh.  

Friday, May 25, 2012

Patton's Nursery Reveal

I'm finally sharing the photos and details of my little girl's nursery on Project Nursery this week.  I'm so happy with how it turned out and can't wait to add a few photos of her on the walls to complete the space!  We just had our newest session with Life Iz Photography (who also too the photos of this room), I share a few of the preview photos below.

For more photos, visit my portfolio on Andrika King Design.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Seersucker Crib Bedding from Annette Tatum

I'm dying over this new seersucker bedding from Annette Tatum.  Seriously what could be more cute for summer?  What I love most about it is that it isn't basic white.  The small stripe patterns and light texture make the sets more interesting than your average basics.  It is available in seven color combinations for boy and girl.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Customizable Artwork from Minted

Minted, the quality unique custom greeting card company has come out with a new line of customizable art prints.  Think Etsy without all the research!  I honestly love all of their designs, and unlike Etsy all the prints are available in sizes from 8"x 8" up to 44" x 44" (if you want to make a true statement piece).  Too bad framing a 44" x 44" is going to cost you a small fortune.

One of my favorites in the children's selection which I want to get for my daughter's room now is this Initial Wreath design. Maybe I like it because it reminds me of her birth announcement?

An example of the sizing available:

Here are some of my other favorites:
Map of Paris

This one is completely customizable, how much fun to put in your child's favorite things?
My son's would read: Dinosaurs, Pirates, Cars, Cookies n Cream, Swimming, Beach, Surboard Cookies, Bacon,  I might need to get this one for him.

My Favorite Things

Love You So Much


Monday, May 21, 2012

Featured on House of Turquoise

Nothing like being featured on one of your favorite blogs to brighten up your day!  Thank you House of Turquoise!

I've got a new boy's turquoise room ready to be photographed soon too! 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

New Devon Collection from Newport Cottages

I'm so excited for the debut of the new Devon collection of nursery furniture from Newport Cottages.  It is sophisticated and cool and can easily work in a traditional or modern style nursery.  It looks like a blend between the Oeuf Sparrow crib and the Dwell Studio crib with clean lines and a Shaker-style.  Except this one comes in over 15 colors and can also be custom ordered in any Benjamin Moore paint color (if you want to go crazy with color).  I'm personally digging this orange. One of my favorite aspects of Newport Cottages furniture is that it is all hand made to order out of hard woods right here in California.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bunk Room Friday - Orange Bunks in the Mountains

After a week of blogging hiatus I leave you with an energetic and unexpected bunk room designed by Philip Gorrivan for a residence at the Montage in Deer Valley. He took a chance and painted the bunk bed orange and it turned out fabulous!

Here are a few other children's rooms in his portfolio to get you through the weekend...I promise to return next week in full force.

 I'll finally be sharing photos of my daughter's nursery and my son's room is a sneak peek of the piece my sister Alexandra Frankel painted for her!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I spent Mother's Day weekend in New York with my lovely sisters and mother. The weather was beautiful and we had an amazing time exploring, shopping and eating our way through the city. Now back to California to be with my babies and wonderful husband. A special thank you to my in-laws for helping take care of the kids this weekend. I couldn't ask for a more wonderful family!

I hope all you mommies had a great day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Texas State Map

This map just makes me I just need to find somewhere to put it in my house!

Fantasy Bunk Bed

I'm designing a room for a client right now who ideally wants a full bed under a twin bunk.  I completely understand the functionality of a piece like this but I usually don't like the way they look because they generally feel lopsided. I did though come across the Fantasy Bed while looking for alternatives and I think it is stellar!

If you have a wall that is at least 105" long, it is a great compromise and solution. Granted it comes with a hefty $6000 price tag.  If you have a good carpenter he can probably build you a custom one for right around that.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Weekend Decor Project

These images are all over Pinterest and in case you don't "pin" I had to share:

How cool is this as a DIY artwork project?  Perfect for a rainy day activity for kids of all ages plus it would look great in a playroom (just keep it high enough so the kids don't play with or chip off the wax).

These images came from the blog Whatever by Meg Duerksen.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fun Finds - Imaginative Play

Gilt has a great Imaginative sale on today on two pieces that I have been coveting on Pinterest lately.  A table cloth dollhouse ($85) and an instant doorway puppet theatre ($65).  Such cute ideas which make great gifts unless you want to keep them for yourself! 

High vs Low - Star Sheet Sets

I love a good star pattern somewhere in a boy's room.  Serena & Lily came out with their star pattern for a sheet set years ago and it is still a hit.  $98 for a twin set and it is now available in aqua and green.

Now Pottery Barn has jumped on the wagon and has their own less expensive Organic Star Sheeting version available in red or navy for $58 for a sheet set.  Now this set is also "organic" for an added bonus, but many purists argue that once a fabric is printed on it is no longer truly organic because of the dyes in the fabric.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Daughter's Birth Announcements by Paper & Ink

While editing through the photos taken of Patton's nursery I realized that I had forgotten to show you all how her letterpressed and hand embellished birth announcements came out!  I was so happy with the custom work done by Brenna Berger of Paper & Ink in Manhattan Beach.  I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a customized unique announcement, invitation, or logo design.  Her work is just beautiful and she is very meticulous.

Since Patton's nursery is painted a soft peachy pink we found a textured Italian paper which had a similar undertone.  We chose letterpress because if I could, I'd letterpress everything! And to soften it up Brenna hand-painted the leaves in a coral watercolor and added berries in gold pen.

For more photos of the announcement click here or visit her blog Paper & Ink which has photos and stories of all of her portfolio.

And since I love photographs, I had Liz from Life Iz Photography take the photos of my baby girl and we printed them on linen-textured paper to flow with the design.  Thank you both for creating a special piece for my family!