Sunday, March 31, 2013

New Paper Mache from Dwell Studio

I love this new Paper Mache Deer Head from Dwell Studio.  The deer actually looks sweet especially with the little yellow bird sitting on the antlers.

It is currently out of stock but you can put your name on the wait list for when it becomes available.

Another cute new paper mache item are their new birds.  How cute would these be on a painted mural tree or decal tree to add a 3-dimentional element to the room?

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with their families!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Fun Find - Reversible Nautical Blanket

It seems like everyone that I know who is having babies this spring is having a boy! Since I'm on the search for new baby gifts all the time (and primarily ones with a decor-theme), I had to share this adorable baby blanket with your from Land's End.

And for those southerners out there it is available monogrammed!

Have a wonderful Good Friday everyone! I'm excited for Easter weekend and Spring Break with my family for New York and Texas in town.  Stay tuned for some fun posts next week including my first giveaway in a while!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Minted's Birth Announcement Inspiration Board Challenge

My favorite on-line stationary store - Minted, is hosting a Birth Announcement Inspiration Board Challenge.  They are giving away over $2000 in prizes and you can win just by creating an inspiration board and embedding it to your blog.  It is extremely easy to enter as they have software on the site that you can use to upload images and create your board. And if you like Pinterest or Polyvore, this is the contest for you!  So get off Facebook and turn off your favorite trashy TV show and get to work!  The contest ends on Monday March 25th so you only have a few more days.

My top three favorite deign boards so far entered into the contest:

Peach and Pink by Brittany Warren:

Bebe Story by Rufina:

Not So Wild West by Ann Gardner:

Ok I had to add in one wedding board from another challenge because it was too pretty to pass up, but it shows the true beauty of inspiration:

Havana Wedding by Lauren Chism

Good luck!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Kids Rooms in the March Issue of Lonny Magazines

I always find the time to read the monthly on-line issue of Lonny.  This March issue holds a special place in my heart because they have decided to feature some wonderful children's rooms and products this month.

My favorite child's room in the issue is the playroom in Connecticut designed by Lisa Sherry of Lisa Sherry Interiors.  The bunk room is pretty spectacular too!

Luckily we also got a glimpse at a second bunk room designed by designer Jennifer Jansch. 

Don't you love the grey privacy curtains with tape trim? 

The older daughter has a more sophisticated grey version of a bunk nook placed perfectly under a pitched ceiling.

photography by Jenny Brandt

Now my favorite find in this issue is the Mini Mughal Tent. Extravegent but so chic and good looking! I'd want to camp out in that!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Perfectly Pink Nursery

As promised here is the first batch of new room photos.  This is a precious pink nursery in Manhattan Beach. The nursery belongs to a second daughter for the family so we used the furniture from the first child but spruced up the room with new bedding, accessories, rug, window treatments and a personalized painted mural. I think "precious" pretty much summarizes this room.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Personal Updates and Sneak Peeks

So I guess it is time for some personal updates!  I've been pretty busy the past few months working on some wonderful projects. Most of them are full service clients and I've actually even been working on more living spaces and full homes than anything.  But I have a few projects from the end of last year that I finally got around to getting photographed so I'll be sharing those with you in the next two weeks. I have about six more that need to be photographed in April and am dying to share those with you!

Here is a sneak peek:
Client's Nursery

Big Sister's Room

But on a more personal level I'm 21 weeks pregnant! Yup! #3 will be here in July! (Here I am all dolled up for a wedding in Sea Island, GA a few weeks ago, belly in full glory.)

We are over the moon with joy and nervous about the new challenges of changing to a household of 5! But I feel great and have had a relatively easy pregnancy so far. So my busy work schedule and personal family addition have sadly taken time away from this blog.  But if you need inspiration between blog posts I'm constantly posting current projects on Instagram like the bunk room below which is almost completed. (You can find me under andrikaso) and on Pinterest.

And don't forget that I write bi-monthly posts on Project Nursery such as my High vs Low last week on Project Nursery on Round Leather Mirrors, and monthly product ideabooks on Houzz

Friday, March 8, 2013

Nursery Design Featured on

I'm so excited to be included in one of the nursery designs featured on Project Nursery's post on today.

The nursery featured showcases one of our favorite wallpapers - Globetrotter by Clarke & Clarke as well as some custom bedding by New Arrivals Inc.

A very talented fellow designer and friend from college Liz Carroll Interiors's nursery design was also featured.

Funny that the color scheme is so similar! Great minds think alike :)! Great post Pam and Melisa, thanks again for featuring one of our rooms.