Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Give the Gift of a Family Tree from Ferran Arboretum

Amongst the hustle and bustle of on-line shopping yesterday I ran across these lovely and tasteful family tree prints from Ferran Arboretum.  A fabulous gift for a grandparent or a fun piece to have in your own home to help teach your children your immediate lineage. These linen prints come in four colors (cranberry, navy, khaki or green) and can either be framed or made into a pillow. And yes you can even add your pet!

They also have less expensive canvas options available for the children's birthday prints.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I'm thankful for my family, friends, health and the fact that I love my job of being a mom and part-time designer & blogger!

Oopsy Daisy Thanksgiving Place Mats

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New Interactive Advent Calendars

Time to get your advent calendars purchased! This year, think about using one of these interactive versions:

A Christmas Countdown Calendar decal lets your child build their very own Christmas tree as the holiday approaches.  Put on a new ornament every day.

Christmas Countdown Calendar

Lego City

Even Lego is jumping on the advent band-wagon.  The Lego City Advent Calendar has your child build a part of a mini holiday city every day counting down to Christmas.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Let's Try That Again..New Photos Just In

Technical difficulties...bear with me...

Here are the beautiful photos taken by Liz of Life Iz Photography of one of my most recent completed projects in Palos Verdes.

For additional images of the room please visit my portfolio at Andrika King Design.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Holiday Decals

Jingle Bells and Christmas Smells
The holidays have officially begun in Manhattan Beach with the kick off of the Downtown Open House festival and tree lighting celebration this week.  Now I can official start thinking about Christmas.

A new holiday trend that I love is using seasonal decals in children's rooms or playrooms to help each child deck the halls.  Here are a few of my favorite Christmas-inspired decals.

Happy Holidays

Wee Decor Christmas Tree

LittleLion Tree

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Children's Rooms in Lonny

I always look forward to clicking through the monthly issue of Lonny on a morning with my coffee when everyone in my house is still asleep.  Here are a few child-friendly rooms featured in this month's issue:

I had to share three angles of this first room because I love the casual, laid back rustic vibe.  Although this is a Sag Harbor guest room it could easily double for a boy's room. Designed by Ari Heckman and Ethan Feirstein and photographed by Patrick Cline. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Restoration Hardware Baby & Child Opening in Los Angeles

I knew there was a rumor floating around that Restoration Hardware Baby & Child was opening a showroom in Los Angeles but I had no idea that it would be here so soon! Woo hoo!  Now we have a chance to see their wonderful products in person.

Note their 20% off Friends & Family event runs from Nov 8-12 on-line and in stores! 

Vintage-Inspired Playroom

I've been following the "Rooms with a View" fundraiser in Connecticut posts on Quintessence this week and wanted to share a playroom design developed by Bachman Brown Design.  There are so many elements that I love in this room from the cork board wall to the eclectic gallery display over the storage dresser or the white walls with painted trim.

The vintage mod table and chair set is pretty spectacular too. Can't you see this in a NYC apartment or in a home in Echo Park?