Design Inspiration: Modern White Nursery by Naomi at Little Crown Interiors

Naomi Alon is the incredibly talented artist, author, designer and founder of Little Crown Interiors who has produced this perfectly curated bright and modern nursery for one of her clients. Baby Kale’s room is a combination of modern and minimal, with unexpected pops of colors and statement furniture pieces. To incorporate Naomi’s style ethos, keep things simple but don’t be afraid to let your imagination take over!

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Crib | Crib Mattress | Crib Sheet

Naomi’s color palette consists mostly of neutrals which accentuate the pops of color in the statements pieces she has chosen. The use of the acrylic crib not only creates the illusion that Baby Kale is floating on a cloud, but is a fun piece which will be the talk of playgroup. The decision to add foliage creates harmony in a room which consists mostly of hard lines and edges, as well as complementing the timber flooring.
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Rug (Similar) | Glider (Similar) | Ottoman (Similar) | Wall Art

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Wall Art | Elephant | Giraffe

Creating a nursery built prodonemtntly using white not only makes the space feel larger, but also encourages the addition of unexpected color and lines. Feel free to use your imagination and be brace with your decor choices!

 

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Tee Pee | Small Rug

When designing your baby’s nursery, giving the room ownership makes the space a retreat for you and baby. Adding personal touches such as personalized wall art or framed family photos brings warmth and familiarity to a space which is already full of love and hope for your new baby.

 

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Bookcase

Statement pieces in neutral colors often become multipurpose throughout their life-cycles; the Tree Bookcase looks as good in Baby Kale’s room as it would in a playroom, or even a modern living room to display an array of books and family artefacts. Never be afraid to inject some personality into a shared space, especially when deciding how to refresh your home without breaking the bank.

 

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Accent walls are a great way to ground an overall theme; Naomi’s use of blue and green decor lends personality and purpose to a crisp white space. As your baby gets older, accent walls can be painted over to suit your child’s (and yours!) changing tastes and preferences.

 

A very warm thank you to Naomi from Little Crown Interiors for letting us use her images. Naomi can be contacted through her website, Little Crown Interiors.

Winter Mocktail

Winter time is all about being with family, snowball fights and warm nights by the fire. For women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, the thought if mulled wine or a warm winter cocktail can be inviting, but has to be forgone. Lucky, we found a non-alcoholic spin on the classic winter Mulled Wine for those who are avoiding alcohol, or just want a warm, spicy and fruity drink.

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Mock Mulled Wine

Ingredients:

1 Litre Pulp-free Orange Juice
1 Litre Cranberry Juice
8 Cinnamon Sticks
5-6 Cloves
8 Star Anise
8 Blueberries
1 Orange

Directions:

Combine and Orange Juice, Canberry Juice, 3 Cinnamon Sticks Cloves and Star Anise in a large saucepan. Slowly bring the mixture u to a boil, when reduce to a simmer, and keep on the heat for 5-6 minutes when the spices start to become fragrant. Once simmered, pour immediately into mugs. Slice the orange into rounds and place 1 round, 2 blueberries, 1 Star Anise and a cinnamon stick each individual mug as a garnish. Each batch should produce enough Mock Mulled Wine for 6-8 mugs.

Enjoy in the evening with a few squares of dark chocolate for an indulgent treat.

Images from Mitzy at Home

Design Inspiration: Chloe’s Big Girl Room by Winter*Daisy

Perhaps you’re searching for some inspiration for your little darling’s ‘big girl’ room? This can be a tricky task as you move from sweet nursery into a territory that you may not be sure how to navigate! One of Rosenberry Rooms’ favorite designers – Melissa of Winter*Daisy – has created the perfect whimsical haven for one lucky girl named Chloe.

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The room is the perfect harmony between modern and girly, with the gold accents balancing out the soft lavender walls and patchwork style quilt.

 

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The addition of the tent in the reading nook gives Chloe the perfect place to sit with friends and debrief on the day’s events at school, or curl up on a rainy day with a book on the sheepskin rug.

 

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It can be difficult to know how to decorate bare walls without going overboard, however Melissa has achieved this seamlessly! The gold decals used for one of the accent walls have been framed and utilized as artwork to bring the theme together.

 

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The Chloe print next to the bed allows this little girl to feel that this is her big girl space, and it looks adorable and highlights the mauve wall. By painting the recessed wall over the bed a different color, it eliminates the need for a tall headboard and allows for endless decorating possibilities for above your child’s bed.

 

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The design of this room works so well because it allows Chloe a bright and soft space to grow in and explore, without sacrificing any of the wonder or whimsy of the carefully curated nursery that she is transitioning out of.

Nursery Design Tips from Tori Swaim:
How to Design Your Dream Nursery

We are excited to share some nursery design tips from Tori Swaim! Tori is a mom of three, designer and the brilliant mind behind New Arrivals Inc. Tori has tons of experience designing spaces for little ones, and she has shared some ideas to help you get inspired.

There are so many online resources for nursery design inspiration right at your finger tips! Some of my favorites include Houzz, Pinterest and Decorpad. Design blogs are also a great resource for gathering ideas. Deciding on your favorite colors and patterns will help you get started on creating your dream nursery! A good starting point for your nursery design is the baby bedding.

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Start by visiting a fabric store and gathering swatches of your favorite fabrics. Separate your swatches into color groups. Spend some time playing around with different color combinations and throw in fun patterns as well. You can also create a mood board by searching for colors samples and patterns online.

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Next, decide which group has your favorite colors and patterns. Think about whether or not these fabrics will coordinate well with other items you have in mind for your room (furniture, lighting, decor, ect). Choose one main patterned fabric and then coordinate basic patterns around it. Decide where you will use the main fabric. Usually the main fabric will be used on the crib skirt or crib bumper. Coordinating basics are perfect for the sheet and changing pad cover. The main fabric is also good for curtain panels and throw pillows. Mixing and matching patterns and colors will create visual interest.

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After you’ve decided on colors and patterns for your crib bedding, it’s time to select paint and coordinating decor. Pull together a few paint samples and match them to your bedding fabrics. It’s also a good idea to take paint samples and fabric swatches with you when shopping for other nursery items. This will help you visualize how items will look once they are all in the room together.

Non-toxic paint is great for nurseries

Designing a nursery can be overwhelming.  Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to decide on colors, fabrics, furniture and room decor. It’s never too early to start coming up with ideas and getting inspiration. Pinterest is a great starting point and a great way to keep your ideas organized.

Whatever you do, design a nursery that makes you smile.  After all, you will be spending a lot of time there once your little one arrives!

- Contributed by Tori Swaim, Owner and Designer of New Arrivals Inc. Bedding

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Products featured above include Zig Zag Baby Crib Bedding Set in Rainbow by New Arrivals Inc.; DENY Designs canvas wall art – Hedgie, Miss Gladys, and Have Spirit; Innit Design’s Acapulco Chair in White Weave; non-toxic wall paint by Lullaby Paints; Blabla’s Pink Birds Mobile; 3 Sprouts’ Crocodile Toy Chest; Tocky the Rolling Alarm Clock in Aqua; and Bungalow 5’s Yellow Shangrila Lamp Base.

 

 

Rosenberry Rooms on ABC’s Nashville

If you’re a fan of ABC’s hit drama Nashville, you may have seen some products from Rosenberry Rooms featured in Season 3!

We were very excited to work with the producers of the show to help furnish the nursery of character Juliette Barnes. (Juliette is played by actress Hayden Panettiere, who was pregnant at the time of filming!)

Here is actor Jonathan Jackson (who plays Avery Barkley) seen sitting in the nursery with our Alto Crib by Spot On Square!

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Want to see more of what was featured in the nursery? Here is the entire collection! (See sources below.)nashville-featured-products

Crib / Credenza / Dresser / Mattress / Changing Pad

Mother’s Day Salad

Post by Adria Ruff of Anders Ruff

We are celebrating Mother’s Day again this week. When I used to live in Ohio, I hosted Mother’s Day brunches for mothers and grandmothers over the years. While planning the menu, I would try to create a healthy main course, yet delicious just the same! I wanted to share with you a simple main course salad that is perfect for any special occasion and will impress your guests!

What makes this salad so fantastic, is the warm breaded goat cheese patties. It takes a few extra minutes, but SO worth the fuss! I have served this to a few people who “don’t like goat cheese”… and you better believe they thought it was the best part of the salad!

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Mixed Greens with Grilled Chicken and Warm Goat Cheese (Served with Balsamic Vinaigrette)

Ingredients:
Mixed Greens  (baby spinach leaves blend well with this salad)
Grilled chicken (can be prepared a day or two ahead of time)
Fresh asparagus (no need to blanche) – cut longer if placing on plate; cut smaller if mixing in bowl
Dried cranberries
Almond slices
Strawberries (washed and sliced)
Goat cheese
Panko crumbs
1 egg


Dressing:

2/3 cup Olive Oil
1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
2 tbsp of honey  (you can add more or less to taste)
1 tsp of dijon mustard (you can add more or less to taste)
Salt  & pepper to taste


Directions:

1. Prep your salad greens, and place on plate (or bowl – depends on if you are doing individual plates or one large bowl)
2. Add strawberry slices, dried cranberries, fresh aspragus (it tastes great, just raw and crisp) and almonds to mixed greens
3. Slice grilled chicken and lay on top of salad
4. Prepare goat cheese patties as follows:
4a.  Scoop goat cheese into small balls or patties
4b.  Dip into mixed egg andersruff-mothers-day-brunch-salad-01-640x6914c.  Roll in panko crumbs until coatedandersruff-mothers-day-brunch-salad-02-640x2064d. Fry in really hot oil, until all sides are golden brown – only takes a few minutes; leave in pan on warm until ready to serveandersruff-mothers-day-brunch-salad-03-640x219

5.  Top it off with the balsamic vinaigrette and serve!

The great part about this salad, is that it is an “all-in-one” meal. You can serve warm pita bread with it for a final touch!andersruff-mothers-day-brunch-salad-04-640x1007

This is a perfect salad for a shower as well. Even if you aren’t hosting a Mother’s Day event, you can make this for dinner – that’s what I do and my family loves it!

Let me know if you try this salad – I would love to hear if you love it as much as I do!

Go Green with Eco-Friendly Products

Blog-EarthDay-April2015_01See all this and more at RosenberryRooms.com.

A Peek Inside Penelope’s Nursery!

Rosenberry Rooms’ very own Emily recently had her first baby – a girl named Penelope Rose! We couldn’t be happier for her and her family. IMG_4870_bwIsn’t Penelope a doll? IMG_4868_cropped_bwDuring a congratulatory visit, Emily gave us a peek inside her gorgeous nursery design. The colors and mix of patterns are incredible, and we can’t wait to share the details!

Emily started with the beautiful Posey Jade bedding collection by DwellStudio and the White and Natural Lolly Convertible Crib by BabylettoIMG_4846_editedIMG_4852The coordinating boudoir pillow by DwellStudio and knit doll by Blabla are oh-so-sweet! IMG_4848_editedThe Revolution Maze Rug adds such a fun pop of color to the floor!IMG_4856IMG_4863This Enchanted Forest art above the changing table gives baby Penelope something fun and colorful to look at during diaper changes.IMG_4853 copyThe glider by Nursery Classics provides a comfortable place to sit and nurse or rock baby. Emily chose a beautiful neutral tone with white piping for a touch of contrast.IMG_4850 copyHow cute are these Elephant Bookends by Stray Dog Designs? Made of papier mache, they add a fun whimsical accent to the room!

IMG_4849_editedAlongside the window treatments, beautiful art prints (which read Hello Little One, My Oh My You Are Lovely and You Are Oh So Loved) line the wall with sweet sentiments.IMG_4854Didn’t Emily do an amazing job putting together this nursery? What do you think of the results?

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Photos by Elizabeth Burns

Spring 2015 Diaper Bag Trends

Blog-DiaperBags-April2015_01There are so many options when it comes to diaper bags these days, why not choose something that is practical and stylish? Here are some of our favorite trends for the Spring 2015 season!

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BACKPACK

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YELLOW
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BLACK AND WHITE
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Which style is your favorite? Share with us in the comments below!

Design Reveal: Adrienne’s Room

Black and white never goes out of style and is such a great choice for a kid’s room!

This design is brought to us by Sissy+Marley, complete with their statement wallpaper and quirky accents. There is so much visual interest spread around this room! Take a look around (and find the sources below!).AD Room AD Room AD Room AD Room AD Room AD Room

SOURCES:

WallpaperBed / Dresser / Reading Chair / Book Shelves / Tent / Toy Basket

Images by Marco Ricca

A Bunny-Inspired Kids Room

Easter is just a few days away, and the spring holiday has inspired us to create a room that is all about bunnies! This adorable room design features bright colors and nature-themed accents, creating the perfect place for your child to dream, create and play!bunny-kids-room

SOURCES

1. Gabby Pendant / 2. Pierre Knit Doll / 3. Rabbit Patch Twin Duvet Cover / 4. Rainbow Peeps Art / 5. Bunny Holding a Bear Holding a Bunny Art / 6. Hold on to Your Dreams Art / 7. Rabbit Clock / 8. Birch Rabbit Chairs / 9. Play Table / 10. Rug / 11. Twin Bed / 12. Frame / 13. Stump Stool / 14. Dresser

Make Mini Tissue Tassels with Holly!

Post by Holly Moeller of Paper Crush

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I’m loving the tissue tassel trend for party accessories right now – there are so many fun ways to use them and dress up your parties! I finally sat down and made some large ones; they were pretty easy and I got the hang of it after a couple of tries.

Then I thought to myself…boy these sure would be cute in a mini version, wouldn’t they??!!

And thus the mini tissue tassels were born. I quickly added them to some long skewers to easily dress up a simple white cake.Mini-Tissue-Tassel-Supplies

Supplies:

  • Tissue paper
  • Cutting Mat
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Straight Edge/Craft Ruler
  • Twine

One piece of tissue paper will make 4 mini tissue tassels.Mini-Tissue-Tassels-Steps-1

1. Start with a piece of tissue paper (mine was 20″ x 20″)

2. Fold the paper in half from top to bottom

3. Fold in half the other way (from left to right)

4. Fold in half again from left to right. You should now have a piece folded tissue paper that measures 5″ wide by 10″ long.Mini-Tissue-Tassels-Steps-2

5. With folds on the left and bottom, cut your paper to 4 inches

6. Rotate paper so that folds are at the top and left. Start on the right side and cut 1/4″ sections from the bottom up, leaving approx. 1 inch uncut at the top

7. Cut entire width of paper from right to left in 1/4″ sectionsMini-Tissue-Tassels-Steps-3

8. Unfold cut paper one time.

9. Cut down the middle of your paper all the way through to the top, giving you two sections.

10. One section will remain folded. Unfold this section and cut down the middle all the way through.

11. Now you will have 4 sections of paper.Mini-Tissue-Tassel-Steps-4

12. Unfold one section and open so that fringe is on the outside.

13. Start at the bottom of your section and roll up to the top, untangling fringe as you go, if needed.

14. Once at the top, this is what your tassel will look like.Mini-Tissue-Tassel-Steps-5

15. Find the center of your tassel and twist the tassel around the skinny end of a pen to form your loop.

16. Continue twisting

17. Twist tassel around the pen approximately 2-3 times.

18. The finished product.

I know this seems like a lot of steps, but once you do it a couple of times, it will seriously only take you about 5 minutes to make 4 mini garlands.Pretty-Mini-Tissue-TasselsThis poof of pretty mini tissue tassels makes me smile!Circle-of-Pretty-DIY-Mini-Tissue-TasselsThe last step to create a garland is to tie your tassels onto a piece of twine or string.Mini-Tissue-Tassel-Garland-CloseupTo add to a cake for a sweet topper, simply tie your twine onto 2 bamboo skewers and insert into cake.Mini-Tissue-Tassel-Garland-2To create a similar cake using the colors of your party, I purchased a plain white 8″ cake from Walmart. Then I added pearl sixlets around the top and alternated sixlets with sour balls around the base of the cake. This is a simple and inexpensive cake that anyone can easily make.Mini-Tissue-Tassel-Garland-Cake Mini-Tissue-Tassel-Garland-Cake-Top-View


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With a passion for party and event planning, Holly Moeller started Paper Crush to share ideas and projects, and to inspire others when planning their next event.

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