Get to know Joanne Laipson of Checkerboard!

JoanneCheckerboard brings you an extensive collection of personalized home accessories allowing you to create custom, one of a kind art and decor. Featuring high quality and modern designs, this collection has everything from nursery art to personalized placemats. Family owned and founded in 1989, Checkerboard has been providing families with personalized home decor for over two decades. With such an amazing standard of quality in their products we couldn’t wait to introduce you on a more personal level. Everyone, meet Joanne Laipson, Vice President of Checkerboard!

Name: Joanne Laipson
Business: Checkerboard Lifestyle

How would you define the style philosophy of your work?
Checkerboard has been known for three generations as a leading fine stationery manufacturer. Our fine personalized invitations and announcements have helped people celebrate life’s major events in a unique way for years. Checkerboard’s reputation for personalized and customized products beyond stationery is the premise behind our newest offering, Checkerboard Lifestyle. We understand extraordinary design and personalization and have created “made-to-order” lifestyle, gift and home décor objects of refined beauty.
CheckerboardWhy did you choose to create children’s art as well as home decor?
We’ve been well known for our birth announcements and children’s birthday party invitations for years and for this reason, we feel we have a unique understanding of what parents want from a design perspective to celebrate their child. Moving into décor with our designs for kids is a natural evolution.

What is your favorite part of your daily work when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?
We’re incredibly lucky to be in the business of happiness. Whether our products are purchased for one’s own use or as a gift, we continually hear that our products surprise and delight. What a fun thing to be able to do everyday!
PillowsWhat sets your products apart from others in your industry?
Well, we think are design aesthetic is pretty special. We’re on trend but not too trendy. Our products can live happily in your home for years, not just one season. And, Rosenberry Rooms offers a great selection of our personalized products. There is nothing that puts a smile on a child’s face (or a Mom’s face, for that matter) than something personalized just for them. And at a reasonable price!

If you had to pick a favorite piece from your collection, what would it be?
Boy, one is not easy to do. Let me give you a few for different purposes. For a gift for a newborn, I love the Baby Banner throw pillow (and the Baby Bunting wall décor). Totally fun, great colors, simple and clean aesthetic.
ArtMy father collects anything that is ‘Elephant’ so a gift of our wall art item for him was a big hit. Our Zoo wall art collection showcases all different type of zoo animals from crocodiles to zebras. And, for each animal, their unique attributes are highlighted. For example, did you know that elephants have a way of using their ears to regulate their body temperature? I’d put a piece from the Zoo Collection on my wall just because it looks good but other folks might buy it as a learning tool (plus it looks good)!
crikeyFinally, I have our Urban Chic placemats at my home and I use them for dinner parties. My guests love them and of course, the personalization knocks socks off!
PlacematsDo you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming designs or introductions to your line?
We have some new designs particularly for kids and babies coming soon. Emily of Rosenberry Rooms gave us feedback on many of these designs while they were in planning stage. We look forward to launching them soon on Rosenberry Rooms!

Now Just for Fun:
Favorite Food:
Probably the better question is what food don’t I like? We really love to entertain and I try to prepare something I’ve never tried before at every dinner party. It’s called living dangerously. You never know what might happen but I’ve had surprisinglyfew disasters. But the few I’ve had have been pretty spectacular disasters – fortunately with good friends!

Favorite TV Show: This week it is House of Cards. Ask me again next week.

Favorite Movie: I loved Hugo. Great story and equally beautifully filmed.

Favorite Weekend Activity: I’m a hiker. I take my little Border Terrier and head for the hills.

Favorite Band: Well, I suspect I will disappoint here. I think I was born in the wrong era. I’m not a current music buff. Give me a little Frank Sinatra or Etta James and I’m happy.

Meet JP of Oliver and Mabel!

oliver shoot1We have an artist we cannot wait for you to meet! This creative mind is also extremely giving; JP Kilkenny donates 7% of sales to help keep stray dogs healthy and cared for. If that is not enough to make your heart feel warm and fuzzy, the name of his company, Oliver and Mabel is named after JP’s own adopted dog, Oliver, seen above. How sweet? You can truly feel his love for dogs and all animals by looking at the bright and whimsical designs.

The latest employee and newest member of the family is Petey. JP shared Petey’s story and it had a few of us at our desks in tears! Hint: grab a tissue!

“Petey is known by the state troopers in our area as “Red”.  Apparently someone dropped him off and abandoned him on the interstate. For over a month and a half, he returned everyday and waited for hours – in the spot he was dropped off for his owner to return for him.  The State troopers did not have the heart to pick him up (as they knew he would be destroyed) – so they looked for him everyday and threw hamburgers out their windows for him to eat.
Beginning of December – my photographer called me about the dog (Petey) that was hanging out at his business.  He was very thin, skittish and shaking with the cold.  He was sleeping outside under wet leaves near their heating oil tank. That was all I needed to hear.  After a month of going back and fourth – providing an igloo and food twice a day, – I could not take it any longer – so on Christmas morning we went and brought him home.  Oliver immediately adopted Petey as his brother – they sleep, eat and play together.
You will be seeing him in future artwork.”

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As if we needed another reason to love JP and his amazing company! The work he does is truly amazing and we are beyond excited to share it with all of you.

Name: JP Kilkenny
Business: Oliver & Mabel

How would you define the style philosophy of your work?
Oliver and Mabel all started when a little stray puppy came and sat at my feet and leaned against my leg. . This little guy was so full of love and wonder that he captivated our hearts. Oliver inspired me to “give something back” by “paying it forward”. It was at that moment that Oliver and Mabel was created. Not only do we donate part of our profits to the rescue and welfare of stray, unwanted dogs but promote a universal message of love and respect for all creatures, embracing those who need our help and assisting them on their journey to a better life.

Why did you choose to create children’s art?
If you want to make an impact on society what better way than through our children. It is important to me that every child has the opportunity to express their imagination and their independence. In “Butterfly Girl” or “Kite Boy” – I want a child to gaze into the piece and loose themselves in a land of wonder and limitless possibilities.

SideBySide4What is your favorite part of your daily work when you reflect on the day, what is the most rewarding?
It’s usually in the early afternoon when I am sat at my desk, focused on the project in front of me. Music in the background, pups fast asleep after their walk. I am focused on the image in my mind and painting without distraction.

SideBySideWhat sets your art apart from others in your industry?
There are so many talented artists out there who are developing great images for children. I feel that my work has a “voice”. It’s not only a pretty picture but carries a positive message that communicates to children across the globe. The paintings are timeless and can be passed on from one generation to another. I hope the children of today will see a butterfly or a kite or a dog years from now and remember my painting that hung on their childhood bedroom wall that expanded their horizons and gave them joy and wonder.

If you had to pick a favorite piece from your collection what would it be?
POP DOG is my favorite piece. The idea came to me in a whirlwind. The image was so clear in my mind that I was able to break it down into steps and compose it like a jigsaw. I wanted the piece to be interactive, educational and fun. Oliver – takes center stage – but represents all our dogs. Children can color-in the image to match their own doggie at home – or imaginary best friend. Along side the dog image are words that your child can learn how to spell that are associated with their pooch – ex. SIT, BONE, WOOF, e.t.c Children can also seek out the bones in the painting and count how many there are.

PopDogDo you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming lines or introductions to your line?
I am always working on new ideas. Besides developing more artwork, I am currently working on a line of T-shirts, pillows and small wire sculptures. I am thinking about writing and illustrating a children’s book using my pups as the main characters.

Now, just for fun:

Favorite Food?
Cheese! I could have cheese with anything. Unfortunately I am one of those “fussy” eaters and have not eaten meat in over 30 years – but give me a piece of cheese and I am perfectly content.

Favorite TV show?
No matter what I am doing – where I am – everything must stop for Project Runway! I love to watch the creation of a garment from idea to runway ready. I am constantly inspired not only by their creations but their speed and focus meeting their short deadline.

Favorite movie?
My favorite and first movie I ever saw was Mary Poppins. I remember the whole experience – My father took me to a beautiful red and gilded cinema in Yorkshire, England. I was completely mesmerized by the film – captivated by the colors – animation and music. As soon as I got home, I started drawing characters for my own imaginary world, creating elaborate stories – all set to the music of Mary Poppins.

Favorite weekend activity?
There is nothing better than being able to paint the weekend through. My family all around me – pups snuggled on the sofa, watching old black and white movies, the smell of food cooking. I love to be deeply engrossed in a painting and to look up to see everyone snoozing and content. There’s nothing better!

Favorite band?
I cannot say that I have one favorite band in particular. I listen to all types of music from English Nun’s chanting to Island Reggae to current Pop to 80’s New Wave. It really all depends on the mood I am in at the time. For the past couple of years I have been obsessed with French music. Most of the time I cannot understand what they are singing about but the language is so beautiful to hear. I am able to paint/create without the influence of lyrics yet I can feel the mood of the song and the spirit of the French culture.

MabelGreat art and a great cause! Oliver and Mabel offers original and inspiring kids art that will fill your nursery or playroom with instant joy anytime you look at your piece and remember this heart warming story!

Meet Artist Shelly Kennedy, Creator of Children’s Art!

Shelly Kennedy is not only a talented artist, but a mom and business owner as well! Her business and passion merged when she hand-painted a canvas for her own daughter’s nursery. Shelly loves to combine chic themes with a pastel color palette to make classic art for kids’ rooms and nurseries with a timeless style. Check out a few of her favorite pieces below and be sure to shop her full collection of children’s art at RosenberryRooms.com!

Artist Shelly KennedyHow would you define the style philosophy of your work?

Colorful and fun… classic yet current… meets.. sophisticated whimsy.

What inspired you to become an artist?

I have been an artist since as long as I can remember. I’m not exactly sure what originally inspired me . I have always been captivated by creative activities – painting, drawing, crafting, sewing… all of it!  When I was little, I’d spend hours decorating my doll house (wallpapering, painting tiny wall art to hang, sewing bedding, I once hand-painted mini bricks for the entire exterior of my dolls house and added mortar detail with a tooth pick – it took all summer!)

Why did you choose to create children’s art?

I tend to gravitate towards children’s illustrations and artwork with elements of whimsy and humor. When I was younger (high school and college) I painted many murals for children’s rooms (for friends and friends of friends – it was my side job!) When our first child was born we were living in an apartment and could not paint on the walls- so I hung up a large canvas to cover the walls – and started painting a magical scene with a swimming swan and the man in the moon! We still have that very first one… it has moved from and to many houses with us!  That is how drooz studio started… that first wallhanging in 1997… I started to sell to local baby boutiques in the Chicago area – and then branched out nationally a few years later.

Shelly Kennedy Girl's Art

Vintage Paris Bedroom

What is your favorite part of your daily work when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?

I enjoy when I get a chance to talk to customers (which unfortunately is not very often) I like to hear the stories about how my art has touched them or their children – how it inspires a first word or bedtime ritual, how it was celebrated in a move to a big “kid” bed or new house, or how drooz art has become a family tradition gift for each child or grandchild.

Sweet Sayings Artwork by Shelly Kennedy

Shelly Kennedy Art

What sets your art apart from others in your industry?

I try my best just to “design from the heart” – keeping in mind current color trends and themes – but always creating a piece that I’d be thrilled to hang in my own home. Over the years this industry has just exploded with art & artists – there are now so many choices for consumers… it is really a challenge to stay fresh and ahead of the game! I find it an interesting challenge to balance the maturing of my style and the direction it takes – nurturing it to grow, but not change it so much as to deviate from the look and brand of drooz I have worked to developed.

If you had to pick a favorite piece from your collection, what would it be?

That’s not easy but I’d have to say the You Are A Work of Art Canvas Reproduction. I, of course, love the image itself… but more importantly love the message it illustrates. A gentle reminder of how special we all are – all different, all masterpieces, all meant to inspire others..sometimes praised, sometimes criticized, sometimes lifting the mood, sometimes depicting loneliness or darkness, but always a precious, treasured, individual creation that should be celebrated.

You are a work of art

Do you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming designs or introductions to your line?

I’ve just developed a collection of travel inspired pieces for Oopsy Daisy – “come away with me” featuring Paris, New York, Venice, India, Japan & London. I’m looking forward to adding to the line – I’m headed to Morocco and Madrid next week… so I know I’ll find more inspiration there. I feel a shift happening in my design style. For over thirteen  years I designed art geared towards infants and toddlers. Now, and as my own children are growing up, I have been inspired to “grow” my design style as well.

I’m  working on more designs for teens, home and family.

Shelly Kennedy Wall Art

Now…Just for Fun

Favorite Food – Lately I cant get enough of Edy’s Mango Fruit popsicles. So summery and tropical in these cold Central New York winters!

Favorite TV Show – Loving Downton Abbey, everything & anything on SHO.

Favorite Movie – Out of Africa. It takes my breath away each time I watch it.

Favorite Weekend Activity – Good coffee & Sunday paper, followed up by a solid day of antiquing! We live in an area full of country road antique stops – it’s like treasure hunting, my whole family really gets into it. We each have our favorite items we look for & collect.

Favorite Band – Hummmm. Can I elaborate on this one? Favorite singer: Norah Jones. Favorite “band”: Train. The music I favor most while creating: Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) over and over and over..

Meet Lisa of Wallflower Art Boutique and Enter to Win!

The Wallflower Art Boutique line is one of the newest collections of children’s art available on RosenberryRooms.com! The collection includes colorful and whimsical kid’s art created by talented artist, Lisa Keys. Lisa has a passion for creating fun and playful characters that your child is sure to love and the quality of each piece will ensure that you love them too! Not only do you get to learn more about Lisa and her art below, but we are also giving away a $155 shopping spree to shop her collection for one lucky winner! Giveaway details are also below.

How would you define the Wallflower Art Boutique style philosophy?

We strive to create fun and whimsical designs that both children and adults will like. Our canvas giclee prints are made using the highest quality materials available while keeping all design and manufacturing in the United States.

What inspired you to become an artist designer and start a business?

Following the birth of my first grandchild, I began visiting and shopping at children’s boutiques. Seeing all the new and wonderful art for children inspired me to try my hand at children’s art. Being an empty nester allowed me time to concentrate on my art. We began selling at art shows and soon found it necessary to have my art reproduced to keep up with demand. This has allowed me the time needed to work on original ideas. I have always enjoyed painting and never really intended to start a business, but it just seemed to follow a natural progression due to demand and my desire to create original pieces.

Why did you choose to design children’s art?

My love of bright colors and wild imagination allows me to paint so many different and fun subjects. It makes my studio time exciting not knowing what new creations will arrive each day!

What is your favorite part of your daily work when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?

My favorite is when I’ve almost completed a painting, that’s when I have the chance to add the little details that make it come to life. I love painting the details and sometime don’t want to stop, but when I show it for the first time and it makes people smile I know it was worth it.

If you had to pick a favorite piece from your collection what would it be?

It changes all the time, but right now it’s the Circus Collection. I love the vintage colors and the friendly circus animals.

What sets Wallflower Art Boutique apart from other designers in your industry?

There is so much great art out there, but we hope our attention to quality and detail will set us apart and help us find a place in the children’s market.

Do you have any news you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming designs or introductions to your line?

I am inspired daily (I have more ideas than time) so we are always adding to the line. We will be coming out with more designs that can be personalized for your child’s room.

Now, Just for Fun

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite TV show: Dexter

Favorite movie: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Favorite weekend activity: getting together with the whole family for fun and food

Favorite band: The White Stripes

 * Giveaway Details *

Win a $155 Shopping Spree to shop the Wallflower Art Boutique collection on RosenberryRooms.com!

To enter:

1. Follow Rosenberry Rooms on Pinterest.

2. Pin your favorite piece(s) from the Wallflower Art Boutique collection found here to Pinterest.

3. Leave a comment on our Facebook page telling us why you chose to pin that product and include a link to your pin.

The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced Wednesday, July 25th at 3pm EST. The winner will receive a coupon code for $155 to be used toward anything from the Wallflower Art Boutique found on RosenberryRooms.com. Anything purchased over the $155 limit, will be the financial responsibility of the winner.

New Kid’s Art from Wallflower Art Boutique!

New to RosenberryRooms.com is the adorable canvas wall art by Wallflower Art Boutique! For those of you that read our High Point Market Round Up, this is the darling selection of children’s wall art we spotted while there! From charming seahorses and mermaids to princess castles to silly dinosaurs and dancing robots, this selection of kids art has everything you need to complete your nursery or kid’s room theme and add some whimsy to your child’s world.

Here are a few of my favorites for girls!

Some of these can be personalized too!

For boy’s rooms, I love the Dinosaurs and the Robots! The Circus characters are so adorable too.

Lisa Marie Keys is the talented artist behind Wallflower Art Boutique. As you can see, her captivating, original children’s wall art designs are chock-full of cheery colors and darling details. Lisa was inspired to paint children’s art when her little ones were babies. High quality archival canvas and ink are used to create this kids’ canvas artwork, so it will last a lifetime! Each giclée canvas is gallery wrapped on a wood frame and includes a wire on the back for easy hanging. All canvases are made in North Carolina.

These are just a few of my favorites but to see the full collection, visit RosenberryRooms.com or click here!

Canvas Wall Art from Alphabet Garden Designs!

New to RosenberryRooms.com is the adorable canvas wall art from Alphabet Garden Designs! Popular for their beautiful personalized wall decals, they decided to branch out into canvas wall art to allow you to create a stylish and complete look in your nursery or child’s room. From gorgeous monogrammed canvases to adorable owl and birdie prints, this new collection of wall art is sure to become one of our best selling lines! Check out some of the art below and view the full collection on RosenberryRooms.com or click here.

Here are a few of my favorites for girls.

These Road Trip canvases are so cute for your little car lover! Staying true to their style, each of these canvases can be personalized with your child’s name for a unique touch and you can even select your favorite font. If you want to get really serious, they even do custom color matching!

I just love these initial prints! They would look great in a shared room above each child’s bed.

These few photos only cover a very small percentage of this fun new collection of canvas art for kids! Be sure to check out the full line on RosenberryRooms.com or click here!

Meet Artist & Designer Aaron Christensen!

Today I am so thrilled to introduce to you Aaron Christensen, the amazing artist and designer behind some of my favorite pieces on RosenberryRooms.com! Inspired by vintage details, Aaron Christensen is especially known for his boys’ art that feature themes such as sports, racing and rock & roll. His style is also perfect for girls who want princess themed rooms with an antique twist! We are so lucky that Aaron has agreed to become one of our ‘Creative Contributors’ because his work is so innovative,  detailed and well, creative! Father of two, Aaron also owns his own design company known as Embellishments Kids, where he creates his unique art pieces which are also published by Oopsy Daisy, Fine Art for Kids! Check out some of his awesome work below as well as an inside look into the inspiration for his designs.

Enjoy!

What inspired you to be a designer of children’s spaces? 

My two and a half year old son who loved cowboys and my daughter whom was still in the oven at 6 months.  I was a blanket fort and theme park builder, as a kid and wanted them to use their imaginations just as I did.  I don’t remember my room being just a room, I always had some walk though attraction for my friends and siblings to experience.  Haunted houses were my favorite, with all the toilet paper ghosts hanging from fish line.  There were pirate ships made from chairs and blankets, trips to outer space with cardboard box rocket ships and plenty of superhero adventures whizzing around in capes and underwear to rescue friends.  As, I matured….not really, I found that the skills and training I gathered through the years being in department store design, specifically window display and prop building could be combined with my love of art to create rooms for my own children.  And this time, I wouldn’t be using blankets and toilet paper. I built a cowboy room for him and a cute little bird nursery for her.  Those two rooms caught the eye of a magazine publisher and the rest is history.  It’s been 14 years and I’m still playing like a kid.

What is your favorite part of your daily work … when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?

Most days, I start with drawings or rough ideas, whether they are of custom items I want to create in the studio shop or art I’m rendering.  Minute, by minute and hour by hour they turn from ideas into something real, you can touch, hang on the wall or experience.  While it’s not David Copperfield “poof” magic, it sometimes feels that way.  The feeling is just as thrilling and rewarding with every project.

What is your most memorable design project? 

There are so many great memories, but the one that sticks out in a humorous way is the time we created a truck bed for a client.  This was to be an entire truck sculpted in three dimensions to look like a shrunk down vintage truck, rust and all.   The client’s house was still in the rough framing stage.   We remembered the old adage and measured twice, referenced the blueprints and consulted the finish carpenters on the final door openings.  After all, we had to make sure the truck could fit through the door in parts to be assembled in room.  Well, despite our diligence the manufacturer had sent doors with a slightly different clearance.  There we were on installation day with a truck bed that wouldn’t fit in through the door.  Cutting the door frames was not an option.  Luckily, removing the second story window was.  So utilizing two extension ladders like a sloped track, tying rope onto the truck we drug and pushed it up the precarious system and into the room.  It was quite the sight, two guys pushing what seemed to be a truck up two ladders.  We were obviously preoccupied, so taking pictures was never on our mind, but I’d give anything to see the pictures passers by were snapping.  Luckily, everything went smooth from there.

If you could design a room for anyone in the world, who would it be? 

I can honestly say, I’ve never thought about it that way.  I’m so grateful to design for any child.  They are young for such a brief moment, it’s rewarding to have my work or art be part of their childhood memories and nurture their imagination.  Although, if Katy Perry and Russell Brand are ever expecting, I’d love to be on the short list for a tricked out nursery.

What thing/place/event were you most recently inspired by?

With most projects I get to meet a new child.  My goal is to design for that child and the moment they realize I’m there to facilitate their ideas and not just those of their parents is the event that inspires me.  It’s tangible and moving.  They love to be heard and appreciate it when their daydreams, of how they want their room to be, are included in the grander picture.   Artistically, I was recently inspired by our family summer vacation.  We visited Southern California, my old stomping ground.  Seeing familiar sights from my childhood brought fond memories to the forefront of my mind.  I wouldn’t be surprised if a SoCal sun, sea, sand and surf influence appears in my forthcoming art.

Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?

While I love big cities and the urban art and design culture, my heart and creative soul longs for the beach.  My wife, Angela and I fell in love with a little spot in Cerritos on the outskirts of Mazatlan Mexico.  It’s rustic and simple with only a neighboring coffee shop, a few restaurants and miles of beach.  It’s the quality of our down time that makes it so appealing.

Where in the world are you dying to go next?  

I have yet to visit Europe.  Antiquing in Paris, junking in London, the history, the sites, the people, I’d be in heaven.

What is your favorite Rosenberry Rooms product? 

Right now, Russell & Mackenna‘s furniture has my full attention.  Their pieces are a handsome blend of vintage styling and modern aesthetic.  Also, Jamie Young’s Steam Punk lighting has me inspired.  I’ve always loved the Steam Punk culture.  The pieces would shine in a boy’s room with antique maps, repurposed industrial accents and of course vintage styled art.  As far as bedding goes, New Arrivals’ Stella Gray crib set is gorgeous.  It would be a great foundation for a chic urban nursery.

Do you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming events or projects? 

I’ve teamed up with several manufacturers and retailers in my continued effort to reach out beyond wall art and am launching a collection of accessories and decor.  While some of the products are not specific to the children’s market they follow my neo-vintage style and could be used in kid’s spaces.  They will be debuting with a national craft store and with retailers in late fall and into 2012.   I’ve also partnered up with one of the top Mom children’s room designers, in the industry, to work on branching out into new media, collaborating on projects and some top secret stuff that is oh so exciting.

Here are just a few more of Aaron’s amazing designs and art pieces. To see his entire collection, visit RosenberryRooms.com or click here!

Now, just for fun:

Favorite Food-

Anything spicy, five star hot!  As of recent, I’m hooked on roasted hot peppers bedded on a smear of cream cheese and rolled in a spinach tortilla.

Favorite TV Show-

While I’m an intrigued haphazard watcher of Design Star, I am a faithful fan of American Pickers and Modern Family.

Favorite Movie-

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  As a child Roald Dahl’s books nourished my imagination.  The movie versions, while they interpret the book differently, both speak to my inner child.  It’s all about being the good kid, being true to one’s values and family and maybe someday you’ll get your share of the chocolate!

Favorite Weekend Activity-

I have a true love of gardening and plant collecting.  I live in complete zonal denial landscaping our yard with tropical plants that I have to baby through Portland, Oregon’s winter wet and cold.  What good is it to have a hammock without two palm trees to hang it from? Ha, Ha.

Favorite Musician/Band-

When I’m painting in the studio, I enjoy creating playlists that inspire and correspond to the art I’m working on.  Right now, my itunes play count would say my favorite is the swedish band Movits!  Which is funny, because I’m certainly not working on swedish swing art.

 

New Kid's Art from Oopsy Daisy!

The incredible Oopsy Daisy Collection of children’s art includes canvas reproductions, mural banners, night lights, growth charts and more, all from an amazing team of artists who are always adding new, beautiful pieces to the collection. Oopsy Daisy Fine Art for Kids is one of our most popular lines of children’s art on RosenberryRooms.com, known for its bright color palette, design variety, attention to detail, and simply beautiful works of art! We recently added all kinds of new pieces from Oopsy Daisy to the site, including art from Aaron Christensen, Megan and Mendy Winborg, Lori Siebert and many more talented artists. Check out some of my favorite new pieces below and be sure to see the entire Oopsy Daisy Collection where you are sure to find the perfect work or works of art to light up any nursery or kid’s room!

New Kid's Art from J.AUSTINRyan!

RosenberryRooms.com is proud to announce that we are now offering the whimsical, hand-painted kid’s art collection from J.AUSTINRyan! This adorable collection of kid’s art includes youthful and imaginative subjects, color palettes and themes. The talented artist behind the line, Marnie Vollenhals, hand paints and signs each canvas making them truly unique and special. She has a distinct artistic style in her pieces and I just love the creativity and stories behind each of the delightful characters in her paintings. The little mouse in this Raining Love Original Painting or the charming elephant in the Raining Mister Elephant Original Painting are sure to ignite your child’s imagination and look great in his or her room! To see the entire J.AUSTINRyan collection from RosenberryRooms.com click here! You will also want to check out our extensive collection of delightful kid’s art!

Animal Print Bedroom Theme

You may be thinking, is animal print too mature for a little girl’s room? Indeed its fashionable nature and appreciation by women may make it seem so. However, when paired with the right elements, animal print can add a splash of classy yet playful style to any kid’s room.

When decorating with animal print, always remember that less is more. Because animal print makes such a bold statement, it’s best used for accessorizing a room with a piece here and there, and not all over. Check out some of these fun ideas for designing an animal print themed room!

Bedding – These Safari Zebra Blankets by Little Giraffe are the perfect choice for an animal print theme! The bold zebra print is paired with baby blue, baby pink or white, creating a distinctive design accent that is sophisticated yet sweet.

Lighting – Another route you may wish to take is to feature the animal print in its natural colors for an even more classy look and bring out your color elsewhere. This 5-arm Glass Turret Chandelier by Jubilee features black and white zebra print shades, but is also accented with pink bows to add a childlike charm.

Art – A great piece of wall art is another way to tie in the theme to your child’s fashionable room décor. Oopsy Daisy canvas reproductions often incorporate animals and fun patterns and are a great choice for this exciting theme. Timmy the Zebra in Powder Blue Canvas Reproduction will appeal to your young animal lover while accenting your chic design vision perfectly.

Accessories – If you’ve already chosen your room’s larger pieces, it’s easy to choose some great animal print accent accessories to liven things up! This Green Zebra Stripe Wall Clock works perfectly for a splash of color and chic feel. Not to mention, this clock can be personalized!

Animal print pieces are sassy, fun, and timeless. If used in a minimalist approach, they have the potential to create a sophisticated and stylish environment for your little one for years.  All of these animal print products and many more come alive in Rosenberry Rooms’ wild assortment of wall art, kids rugs, girls chandeliers and much, much more!

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