Friday, June 29, 2012

Annette Tatum Seersucker Bedding



Remember the crib seersucker bedding from Annette Tatum that I am obsessed with for summer?  Well she just came out with big-kid bedding in the same colors.  If you are decorating a beach house anywhere, you must get some sets of these.







Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bunk Room Friday

Bunk Room Friday is BACK!



I have no idea who designed this wonderful modern storage and sleep solution for a small space but I LOVE it and found it on Pinterest of course. Bookshelves and even a rod to hold coats (or play clothes)  makes this a great bunk room.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Children's Rooms by Tiffany Eastman Interiors


I first saw a few rooms designed by Tiffany Eastman Interiors on Pinterest last week. Then the blog La Dolce Vita also featured some of her designs this week.  I liked her style for children's rooms so wanted to share them with you all to make sure that you didn't miss out.  She does a lovely job of incorporating beautiful window treatments in all of her designs.



Now I doubt these last two rooms are children's rooms but they very well could be with a few juvenile accessories.  One thing that these rooms are lacking is artwork...maybe we just can't see it in the photos in her portfolio.  I'm just not a bare wall kind of gal...




Tuesday, June 26, 2012

High vs Low - Kind of


I know that you are not really supposed to apologize in blog posts but I am going to anyways.  I apologize for neglecting you all for the past few weeks and for the next few weeks to come.  I'm slammed with work right now (loving every minute of it) and my poor blog is the lowest priority on the totem pole.  I promise to have some great spaces to share with you soon and I'll try and post some of my favorite "pins" from Pinterest every week.

In the meantime, while on the search for some lighting for a client's home remodel, I ran across a pretty substantial High vs Low.


The high is the beautiful Faux Bois Floor Lamp from Oly.  It comes in a few finish options and brings a nice touch of playful nature to any room.  The price is $2100 so not in the average children's room budget.



The next step lower is the Blum Wood Floor Lamp by Stray Dog Designs.  It too comes in an away of color choices and retails for $725 (1/3 of the price). Only bummer is that there is no bird!



If you like the look and can do with just a table lamp, the next option is the Sarah Lamp for $455.  I have used it in a few projects and love its playful nature in girls' rooms.

designed by Andrika King Design





The least expensive alternative for a similar look is the Branch Lamp from West Elm for $99.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Serena & Lily's Nursery in a Box

I'm glad that I'm not offering e-design or nursery-in-a-box design services at this moment because the big dogs Serena & Lily just stepped in to offer the service with a beautiful package for a reasonable price.  For $495 you get a personalized nursery design (using mainly Serena & Lily products), an inspiration board, a signed copy of the Nursery Style book and a guideline with a $250 gift card to Serena & Lily to purchase the items in the design.  A pretty good deal if you like the look of Serena & Lily.

To read more about the package visit Serena & Lily Nursery-in-a-Box



They also have their Pinterest account up and running with Baby Pinterest boards with themes such as Glam NurseryRetro-Fun NurseryForever Pink and All Natural Nursery.

You may ask why in the world am I promoting other design services?  Well since being with my kids is still my number one priority and I'm choosing to only work part time now (even though my husband argues that I'm really working more like full time hours since I work a lot at night).  Therefore I can't accept all the client inquiries that I have at this moment and I like being able to offer my readers and followers other options for good design.  So take a look at their new offering HERE.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day


The love between a father and a daughter is so special and unique.  My daughter has the most amazing look and smile just for her father and it makes me melt every time I see them together playing alone.  She already has her daddy wrapped around her finger.  My son's biggest hero and best friend is his dad. They already have "boys days" where they go out and play soccer and golf or hit the beach without the girls.

Honey thank you for being such a wonderful father, husband and best friend.

I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful father's in my life.  They have all provided me with so much support, love, encouragement and guidance. I would not be where I am today without them.  Thank you!




Thursday, June 7, 2012

Princes and Crows Wallpaper


I recently came across a new line of whimsical wallpapers by Princes and Crows called Little Prince. The characters in the designs are playful and could entertain a child for hours.   What I really like about these designs is that they have an old-world, almost vintage charm to them which is hard to find for children's rooms.








Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rosenberry Rooms Interview

Hop on over to the Rosenberry Rooms Blog today to read my most recent interview.  Thanks for the feature ladies!


Monday, June 4, 2012

$100 Gift Certificate Father's Day Giveaway from Minted

Father's Day is just around the corner and what better way to show that special dad that you care than with a personalized gift?  Minted is giving away one lucky reader a $100 gift certificate towards a Father's Day gift today.  The gifts include journals, art prints and notebooks.

Thoughtful Journal for your "honey do" list

escape art print for the office
simple name personalized stationary

Those are just a few of my favorites, click here for more suggestions.


To enter please comment below with your e-mail address of your favorite design so that we can contact you if you win. We will announce a winner Thursday am so you have until Wednesday night until 5:00 PST to enter.

Please note that June 11th is the cut off for Father's Day delivery so if you win order up!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Andrika Dress on its Way

I should be getting my "Andrika" dress designed by Sheridan French any day now!  Since we are officially beginning summer here at the beach I'm ready to start dressing the part!

It is also available in purple:


If you like any of her looks below, stop by her store for the 20% off special she has going on now.  Coupon Code SUMMMERSAVE20


For an easy guide for inspiration with her line, visit her fabulous Pinterest account where I grabbed these inspiration board images!




Friday, June 1, 2012

Bunk Room Friday

I haven't posted a Bunk Room Friday in a while so I'll give you two today!

photograph by Victoria Pearson

This room designed by a fellow Manhattan Beach resident Bethany Herwegh is an instant summer classic.  You can't go wrong with crisp white paired with marine blue.  Obviously a lot of custom millwork went into the design of this room but I love the use of space and secret nook up top. In case you were wondering the rug is from Serena & Lily.  To see the rest of this house visit the blog House or Turquoise or pick up your newest issue of Country Living.

photograph by Cheryl Shepard Photography

I also thought this full over a full was an interesting design. Another custom piece designed by another California group called  Real Rooms Design.  I like the small desk at the end of the bed and the functional placement of the FLOR tiles.  I'm personally seeing more of a demand for bunk beds and bunk beds with a full option below.  If you have the space try to make it work as it is always nice to snuggle with your kids! Have a great first weekend of Summer!