Rosenberry Rooms Featured in ShopSmart!

Rosenberry Rooms has been featured in Consumer Reports’ ShopSmart magazine! Our hooded towels by 3 Sprouts are included in a roundup of Great Gifts Under $25!

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For cool kids: RosenberryRooms.com

Get ready for an overload of cute, with personalized bowls, hippo-riffic hooded towels, and other gifts. With many gift sections, it’s almost impossible to leave the site without buying something for the kids on your list. Try the Animal Head cotton hooded towels ($20).

Christmas cutoff: Varies because items are customized.

 

Marlowe’s Fall Fun

April Christensen of April Marie Photography has shared these darling photos of her beautiful daughter, Marlowe (age 1), enjoying the fall weather before the winter chill kicks in!

The colors of autumn provide a perfect, serene backdrop – and we just LOVE little Marlowe’s outfit! How cute is that plaid vest?!AprilMariePhotography01 AprilMariePhotography02 AprilMariePhotography03 AprilMariePhotography04 AprilMariePhotography05 AprilMariePhotography06 AprilMariePhotography07 AprilMariePhotography08 AprilMariePhotography09 AprilMariePhotography10 AprilMariePhotography11 AprilMariePhotography12 AprilMariePhotography13Credit:
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Meet Lauren of A Lovely Lark!

A-Lovely-Lark-HeaderNAME: Lauren

WEBSITE/BLOG: A Lovely Lark

HOMETOWN/CURRENT CITY/TOWN: Central Pennsylvania

FAVE FOOD: Chocolate

FAVE HOLIDAY: Halloween

FAVE COLOR: Pink

FAVE MOVIE: Love Actually

FAVE TV SHOW: The Walking Dead and Downton Abbey!

FAVE WEEKEND ACTIVITY: Going on adventures with my three favorite people – my husband, Kevin, and my two daughters, Violet (4) and Lucy (1)

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What inspired you to create A Lovely Lark?

After having my first daughter, Violet, I fell in love with children’s design and decor. I love that it’s all so fun and whimsical. There are really no rules – the sky’s the limit! While I was already admittedly a bit of a blog addict, there weren’t many resources out there for cute/modern kids’ design, so I decided to start my own!

Your home is gorgeous! What was your favorite room to makeover and why?

Thank you! My favorite rooms to makeover have definitely been my girls’ rooms. I felt like there were really no rules – I could really get creative and play with color, pattern, and all of those sweet, whimsical elements that really make a child’s room feel special. Plus I loved adding personal touches like the tree mural in Violet’s nursery and the cloud mural in Violet’s big girl room.

A-Lovely-Lark-Violet's-Room-Update-6A-Lovely-Lark-Living-Room-Family-Room-Art-Wall-15A-Lovely-Lark-Wood-Floors-Kitchen-RenovationWhat has been your favorite DIY project? Tell us about it!

My favorite recent DIY Project was the water table that I created for the girls this summer. They are both obsessed with water and I wanted to give them a fun, but safe place to play outside while I was pulling weeds or doing other not-so-fun outdoor chores. At the same time I didn’t want a plastic monstrosity that would sit on my patio for a few years and then be shipped off to the donation pile or a landfill somewhere. So instead I created a DIY water table out of a thrifted side table and a deep metal tray. It took a little elbow grease, but they love it. We can also use it as a sensory table with sand or rocks in the cooler fall months, and I love that when they outgrow it it could take on a new purpose as a pretty outdoor planter.

DIY-Water-Table-A-Lovely-Lark-3What do you like best about your work? What is the most challenging?

I love having a creative outlet. While I absolutely love and cherish my role as a mother, since having children I’ve sometimes felt like I lost a piece of myself. My needs are no longer first and finding time for those things that were previously my hobbies and interests can be very difficult. Blogging has helped me to hold onto a little piece of myself that I otherwise feel like would be completely swept away in the crazy ride that is motherhood. I also love that I have a way to support my family that allows me to spend more time with my girls. My writing has allowed me to take over a year of unpaid maternity leave and to recently return to work part-time rather than full-time. I’ve also met some really amazing people through the blogging world. The thing I’m currently finding the most challenging is just having the time and energy to write after a long day of work, making meals, giving baths, romping around the yard, playing princesses, reading books, and you know, just being a human being. The most important thing for me is being present for my girls and maintaining a strong and healthy relationship with my husband. My family comes first, and finding a balance between work, motherhood, marriage, and writing has been especially challenging.

photo 1How would you describe your style?

I would definitely describe it as happy and whimsical, with a mix of both traditional and modern elements. I have an equal love of the bright, clean feeling of white and bold, vibrant color, so I love creating rooms with a very light overall palette that have pops of color throughout. I also enjoy playing with pattern and texture, so I’ve used a lot of wallpaper, playful fabrics, and patterned rugs throughout my home.

IMG_2660 A-Lovely-Lark-DIY-Banner-5If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?

I’m kind of obsessed with Peter Walsh and would be insanely thrilled to have him work with me on organizing my home. Back in the Oprah days I used to dream that he would – Surprise! – show up at my door. Unfortunately, (considering that I’m not a hoarder) I knew that it would never happen, but a girl can dream, right?! While I do my best with keeping the toys and general clutter under control, I just know that there are all sorts of tips and tricks that he could teach me for making the most of our tiny home.

Do you have advice for other working moms?

You’re doing okay, ma. When you start to feel that mom guilt creeping in or those feelings that you aren’t enough, remember that you’re doing the very best you can for your kids and you’re enough. I love the saying, “You can do anything, but not everything.” It’s helped me to remember to choose what I’m going to make a priority in my life and I try to do my very best at those few things. I may have a pile of dirty dishes in the sink, I might not craft up Martha Stewart-worthy Halloween costumes, or create perfectly styled Bento-box lunches, but do you know what? That’s okay. If you’re keeping your kids safe and making them feel loved, then you’re doing it right, period.

A Lovely Lark AboutIf you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

I absolutely loved our honeymoon to Germany and Austria and would go back in a heartbeat. I’d also love to visit more European countries – they’re just so different from our young country. I’ve visited Australia a few times now (my sister and her family live there), and while it’s so unique and beautiful in its own way, there’s nothing quite like the sense of history and depth that you experience in Europe.

What are your 3 favorite Rosenberry Rooms products?

1. Aden + Anais swaddle blankets

2. Blabla Knit Dolls (Love Wooly the Sheep!)

3. Little Auggie’s Pretty With Pink collection

Laurens-PicksWhat’s next for A Lovely Lark (upcoming events, projects, etc.)?

I’m so excited to be putting the finishing touches (finally) on Lucy’s nursery! I’m currently working with Restoration Hardware to finish off the space and I’m thrilled with how it’s all coming together. I’m also working on my annual holiday gift guides, which are always super fun to put together!DSC05693Be sure to check out Lauren’s blog, A Lovely Lark, for beautiful inspiration and fun DIY projects!

 

Happy Halloween!

HappyHalloween2014Happy Halloween from your friends at Rosenberry Rooms! We hope everyone has a safe and frightful night (with lots and lots of candy)!

Love these spooky walls decals? You can find them here.

 

Design Reveal: Gabriel’s Big Boy Room!

We have another awesome design reveal from the talented NYC-based design boutique SISSY+MARLEY! Their submissions never disappoint. This black and white big-boy room for Gabriel is simply amazing and is the perfect place to sleep, play and relax. The room is  visually interesting with its combination of graphic prints, and we especially love the subtle pops of royal blue and yellow in the toys and accessories.

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What do you think of this stunning room? Would you go for a graphic, black and white room like this for your little one? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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SOURCE LIST

Wallpaper – Ferm Living

Bed - ducduc

Dresser – ducduc

Rug- Madeline Weinrib (similar, similar)

Egg Chair – Little Nest

Window Treatment – The Shade Store

Table + Chairs – Little Nest

Toy Basket (triangle pattern) – Ferm Living

Toy Basket (half moon pattern) – Ferm Living

Posters – This Modern Life

Eloise’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Party

Post by Kayley Miller

Eloise's Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 1st Birthday Party! | VeryRosenberry.comFor Eloise’s 1st birthday party I wanted to use pinks and aquas (like her nursery) along with some gold.  As I was pinning pink and gold decor ideas I came across a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star party and thought that theme went perfectly with the colors I wanted to use!

Eloise's Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 1st Birthday Party! | VeryRosenberry.comI designed the invites and had them printed on pretty pearl paper!Eloise's Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 1st Birthday Party! | VeryRosenberry.comThis party was lots of work and so much fun to plan :) .  I made most of the decor myself so it was a labor of love for sure!  I’m so happy with how it turned out, and so thankful my sister Marci could take these gorgeous photos for me!

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Invitations designed by Kayley and can be found at OllieAndLulu on Etsy
A tutorial on how to do these streamers can be found here
Cake was pretty and delicious and made by Jami Cakes 
Cute AND super yummy cookies are from Ladybug650 on Etsy
Lulu’s darling crown came from Little Blue Olive on Etsy

Photos by Three Peas Photography

Check out Kaylee’s Etsy shop! http://www.etsy.com/shop/OllieAndLulu

A Place To Play

Thanks to Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine for including Rosenberry Rooms in their playroom roundup! This is such a fun color combination and is suitable for both boys and girls! We especially love the art, bookcase, lamp and throw pillows! (And you can certainly never go wrong with a teepee!)

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2. Mr. Cat Orange Framed Canvas Wall Art // 3. Mod Pod Floor Lamp // 5. Mini Library Book Shelf // 12. Zebra Throw Pillow in Citrine

Little Xavier’s Nursery

It is so exciting to receive submissions of real rooms, and we fell head over heels for this nursery sent to us by Melissa Barling of WINTER*DAISY! The soft, neutral colors throughout this nursery are perfect for little Xavier and can grow with him for years to come.

We especially love the classic yet contemporary Kalon Studios crib. Its dark rails provide a nice contrast to the light walls and chair, and the maple wood ties in perfectly with the other natural elements in the room.

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Thanks again to Melissa for sharing this adorable nursery with our readers!

What do you think of little Xavier’s space? Tell us in the comments below!

 

SOURCES

Crib

Circular Wall Shelf

Rug (similar, similar)

Dresser – custom painted

Chair

Toy Bin  (similar)

Bunting – custom by WINTER*DAISY

New Kids Bedding from Oilo!

We love bold, modern prints and Oilo always does it right. Their soft color palettes are perfect for the nursery or big kid’s room (or even your own!).  The latest collections from Oilo are sophisticated and clean. You are sure to love them as much as we do!

Zara Collection

Duvet Cover // Pewter Euro Sham // Zara Standard Sham // Mosi Sheet Set

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Bloom Duvet Cover // White Cotton Sateen Sheet Set // Petal Pink Euro Sham

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Link Collection

Link Duvet Cover // White Euro Sham with Stone Flange // Link Standard Sham // Link Sheet Set

link-duvet-cover-in-stone-9double1 link-sheet-set-in-stone-8These fun, new prints are also available in crib beddingzara-3-piece-crib-bedding-set-5 bloom-2-piece-crib-bedding-set-in-petal-pink-4 link-2-piece-crib-bedding-set-5Now through October 10, enjoy 10% OFF bedding and lighting from Oilo!

Which new pattern is your favorite?

Rosenberry Rooms Featured in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine!

We are big fans of Pregnancy & Newborn magazine and are always flattered when we see our great products have been featured!

The September 2014 issue showcases three Rosenberry Rooms products – the Aqua Whale Wave Switch Plate Cover,  the Clocky Rolling Alarm Clock, and the Zebra Throw Pillow in Citrine!

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On this page: Aqua Whale Wave Switch Plate Cover // Xylophone Outdoorsman Wall Decor // Modern Whale ClockLayout 1

On this page: Clocky Rolling Alarm Clockzebra-pillow

On this page: Mr. Cat Orange Framed Canvas Wall Art // Mini Library Book Shelf // Mod Pod Floor Lamp // Zebra Throw Pillow in Citrine

Star-Studded Broadway Birthday Party

By Paula Biggs of Frog Prince Paperie

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My daughter. I love her to pieces. But she’s definitely inherited a few (ahem) dramatic qualities from her parents. (Ok, really, just from me…my husband is as undramatic as they come.) Lucky for us, we have a fabulous budding acting school around the corner, The Viera Studio, where we can channel all that dramatic energy! When Maddie’s birthday came around this year, there was no question, it was going to be a Broadway Birthday Party, and we were absolutely having it at acting school.broadway-birthday-party-1 broadway-birthday-party-22 broadway-birthday-party-18Location birthday parties can be harder to pull off than a home party, but if everything is kept fairly streamlined you can get a lot of flair and keep the setup time to a minimum. This party was set up in two hours – and the birthday girl said it was her favorite EVER.broadway-birthday-party-foodThe party was timed it so the kids weren’t going to be there during a meal, so only cake and snacks made it to our Broadway birthday party stage. The food was kept very simple: roasted almonds (like you find in the theater), snack mix, a tray of fresh strawberries, some gluten-free cupcakes, marshmallow pops and that gorgeous cake you saw at the top of the page. It was plenty! The food was decorated with a few printables from the Frog Prince Paperie Etsy shop.broadway-birthday-party-tablescape broadway-birthday-party-place-settingSince the space the birthday cake portion of the party was in was already so predominantly black, the party colors were based around where we were having the event and we threw in some red and gold as a nod to those Broadway theater curtains. I found gold paper plates in the store, and added simple card stock and gold star placemats underneath. Balloons from the dollar store decorated the tables; the name of the game here was EASY!broadway-birthday-party-2With black tablecloths and red satin tie-backs, the atmosphere was just perfect in the room…and it didn’t take long to put together.Broadway-Birthday-Party-activitiesBefore we even made it to the food part of the afternoon, we had a dozen kids to keep entertained. As everyone filtered in, we sent them to make stars for their dressing rooms. A pile of sparkly sticker letters and a some pre-cut 9 inch gold stars kept the crowd busy until all our guests arrived.broadway-birthday-party-25 broadway-birthday-party-27broadway-birthday-party-29The kids were let loose on all the costumes in the studio to dress at they see fit. Even if that meant wearing four costumes at the same time. My daughter’s favorite musical is Annie, so they learned “It’s a Hard Knock Life” complete with choreography and brooms. It was pretty impressive what a skilled teacher and 45 minutes can do!broadway-birthday-party-31And because I think it’s a parent’s duty to truly earn all those therapy sessions their kids will have later in life, I had a little Broadway Birthday Party surprise for Maddie. The parents came out and did their own Broadway number complete with kick-line, off-tune rendition of “Happy Birthday” and giant Maddie heads. She was completely mortified at first (my work here is done!) but then she thought it increasingly funny as the show went on. (Good thing she has a sense of humor!)broadway-birthday-party-17After a little more free play and freeze dancing, the kids were sent home with some specially-made gourmet popcorn in the party’s colors from the Tin Roof Popcorn Company. Popcorn and theater just go together!broadway-birthday-party-33Easy set-up, easy take down, and the birthday girl couldn’t have been happier. It’s what I call a successful event!

Plan a Broadway Birthday Party of your own! Pin this for inspiration later!Broadway-Birthday-Party-Ideas

SOURCES:

Printables, Styling, Photography | Paula Biggs of Frog Prince Paperie

Cake  | Something Sweet Bakery

Venue  | The Viera Studio

Popcorn Party Favors  |  Tin Roof Popcorn Company

Carolyne’s Coral & Gold Nursery

Carolyne Nell – named after her two late great grandmothers – was born July 28, 2014. We spotted her gorgeous room on Project Nursery and just had to share it! Mom Amy gave us a little insight into her inspiration for baby Carolyne’s nursery, as well as the challenges of becoming a mom of two!

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Photo by Natalie Gray Photography

I decided to go very “girly” for her nursery and came up with the idea of doing a focal wall of glitter. I found some AMAZING wallpaper and fell in love with it, so I centered everything else around that! I loved the way the coral and aqua accents complemented the gold.

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Photo by Natalie Gray Photography

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Carolyne is the baby sister to big brother Tripp (3 years old). He’s obsessed with her and loves “helping” take care of her and giving her kisses!

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Photo by Natalie Gray Photography

It’s been pretty challenging making the adjustment from one child to two – especially with stubborn big brother in the midst of potty training and tantrums! I knew it would be hard getting used to two kids, but it’s definitely proven to be quite the adjustment! Giving both of them my attention is tough, but I’ve really tried to make the effort so he doesn’t have crazy jealousy issues! We actually have a “big brother box” full of cheap toys, coloring books, etc (Target and Walmart dollar aisles are the greatest!) that he gets to choose something out of when he’s being a “big helper” and/or someone comes to meet her and brings her a gift (so he doesn’t feel left out or jealous). But, with all of that being said, nothing is more rewarding than being a parent and watching your babies grow up before your eyes! It’s truly amazing (and kinda devastating) how quickly they grow and change!

What is your favorite part of Carolyne’s nursery? Tell us in the comments below!

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Sources:

Photography – Natalie Gray Photography

Bookcase – Rosenberry Rooms

Crib – Bratt Decor – style shown is discontinued (similar, similar)

Bedding – Coral Floral by Caden Lane

Monogram above crib – Etsy (similar, similar)

Glitter wallpaper – The Best Wallpaper Place

Polka dot decals – DIY peel and stick vinyl + circle cutter (similar)

Dresser – Reinvented Vintage (Little Rock, AR)

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