Decorating with Wooden Wall Monograms!

Adding a wall monogram to your baby’s nursery or child’s room is the perfect way to make the space extra special. Wooden wall monograms have become increasingly popular in kids’ rooms because they are unique and fun but also sophisticated and elegant. These gorgeous personalized additions can grow with your child from nursery to teen room because you’re never too old for a monogram, am I right?

You may be surprised to see how many different options there are for wooden wall monograms. There are script and block monograms, connected and unconnected, framed and unframed and so on. We’ve put together a few of our favorite options that can all be found on RosenberryRooms.com to help you find the perfect style to fit your child’s room.

If you like the romantic look of a script font, then you’ll love these options. Some like to have the letters intertwined but if you have a lot of wall space to fill, you may prefer the look of the letters unconnected.

gold wall monogram

script wooden wall mongram

separated wooden mongram

Framed monograms and initials offer another unique alternative.

scalloped wall monogram

block wooden monogram

framed initial

We also love the idea of hanging the letters with ribbon. Choose a color that coordinates with the rest of the room’s color palette.

wooden monogram with ribbon

wooden monogram with hanging ribbon

If you can’t decide on a font, choose a combination of script and block! The oversized center initial in this wooden wall monogram by Little Crown Interiors adds a glamorous touch.

wooden wall monogram

framed wooden monogram

So tell us, which style wall monogram do you love the most?

Beautiful New Crib Bedding Has Arrived!

Brand new crib bedding has arrived to RosenberryRooms.com! From classic to luxurious to whimsical, there are beautiful collections to suit any decorating style for both baby boys’ and baby girls’ nurseries from some of our favorite designers.

There are at least 20 new crib bedding sets, including bumperless options and crib bedding separates from New Arrivals, Inc! Just as their name implies, this classic yet trendy collection of baby bedding is perfect for your new arrival and honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the new designs! Here are a few of my favorites…

I’m also so thrilled to announce that the FABulous ladies of Little Crown Interiors, the designers of the nurseries for celebs such as J.R. Martinez, Laila Ali and Spice Girl Mel B. to name a few, have also started their own collection of baby bedding and decor which is now available on RosenberryRooms.com! Their collection is made up of the finest fabrics with rich, warm hues for the ultimate in nursery luxury.

PS – Isn’t that wall monogram amazing? Find it here!

We also added a couple new sets to our selection of whimsical baby bedding. If you love the look of mixed prints and surprising color combinations, then you will love these eclectic sets for girls! Your daughter’s bedroom will be transformed into a whimsical wonderland when you choose the unique bedding creations from this talented designer.

To see all of our new crib bedding additions, visit RosenberryRooms.com or click here!

Kid’s Room Design Trends for 2012!

In her latest article for SheKnows.com, Rosenberry Rooms’ owner, Susie Fougerousse comments on the trends in design for children’s spaces this year. One of Susie’s favorite things about designing kids’ rooms is that there are no rules or limitations when it comes to designing a space for a child, you can really just have fun. She also explains that although there are always hot colors and popular patterns, most children’s themes never really go out of style, they sometimes simply need a refresher!

With the help of some other creative minds like Aaron Christensen of Embellishments Kids, Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco of Little Crown Interiors and Katy Mimari of Caden Lane, you will find a few fresh takes on these classic motifs. Also, make sure to check out the full article (plus photo inspiration) over on SheKnows.com!

Circus Charm

“The darling of the Pinterest crowd birthday themes- Circus, will edge its way off the cake table and into the kiddies rooms. The big top combination of eclectic patterns, animal motifs, vintage typography and the classic stripe will charm the little ones. The market’s dazzling array of iron cribs and traditional wooden crib styles will lend nicely to this fun and dynamic theme. Honey toned yellows, teal blues, grayed greens and faded reds are the incoming colors of the circus fans. But don’t be surprised if you see circus themes in soft pastels and unexpected color ways. Sorry clowns, you’re still too scary to be chic again. Maybe next year.” – Aaron Christensen

Science Style

“We’ve seen old school items like maps and globes play heavily into children’s decor, now it’s time to broaden the mind through the other sciences. The addition of biology, ecology, entomology and zoology will compliment the geology trend and bring brains, as well as beauty, to kids room design. Plants, bugs, molecules, hexagons and all things scientific are garnering interest. Brilliant minded rooms will call out for all the colors of the rainbow, in muted tones.” – Aaron Christensen

Forest Flair

“Moms, Dads and designers alike will applaud the trending of Mother Nature’s graphic palette going beyond the tree silhouette and birds, birds and more birds (yes, that includes owls). Forest friends like the fox, bear and raccoon are traveling into the scene and they’re bringing all kinds of patterns with them. You’ll see more wood grain, colorful florals, botanicals and oversized retro variations of plaid mixing in with the funky geometrics we see now. Decor items with a simple, made at summer camp feeling to them will also capture our hearts.” – Aaron Christensen

Chevron Chic

Chevron has definitely made a name for itself in the design world this year. This retro zigzag design has been updated with current colors and is showing up everywhere in children’s rooms from the floors to the walls. ”The mod print brings a bold statement on rugs, curtains and bedding and is an easy way to add a pop of color to any room design,” according to bedding designer Katy Mimari of Caden Lane.

Fun Fonts

The personalize-it craze is another trend in kids’ room design that is here to stay. Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco, the design team that makes up Little Crown Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, say that finding new and fresh ways to display a child’s name is one of the year’s biggest trends. Update this idea by trying new things like an oversized wall monogram as the focal point of the room or using the classic wooden wall letters but in fun, innovative fonts for a fresh take on a tried-and-true trend.

Looking forward to seeing what 2013 has in store! Happy decorating!

Celebrity Nursery Design Reveal – J.R. Martinez!

Celebrity interior designers, Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco of Little Crown Interiors recently had the opportunity to design an amazing nursery for Iraq war veteran and champion of Dancing with the Stars, J.R. Martinez! J.R. and Diana Gonzalez-Jones, wanted to create a soothing and sophisticated nursery for their first child, Lauryn Anabelle, nicknamed Belle. The talented team at Little Crown achieved just this, creating an elegant and unique space for Belle that is truly stunning.

In keeping with the breezy-chic design aesthetic, Gerri and Naomi chose to paint the walls a soft ivory and install gorgeous white-washed Cape Ann Hardwood in Rockport flooring by Shaw. Then, to add a touch of elegance, they added the beautiful “Edie” Wallpaper by Tempaper in a luminous champagne and the ultra cozy Posh Area Rug in pearl also by Shaw.

Diana and J.R. wanted nursery furniture with a contemporary edge in rich, bold tones. With furniture from Young America by Stanley Furniture Company, in a two-tone wood finish and a custom upholstered glider and pouf by Oilo in a deep burgundy hue, the room immediately became a warm and inviting space, perfect for a baby girl.

To accent the rich tones of the furniture, Little Crown chose gorgeous lighting and decor with gold detailing, coordinating perfectly with the rest of the room’s color palette. Also accented in gold is the nursery’s centerpiece. Hand painted by Southern California artist Chelsea McGraw, is a stunning mural above Belle’s crib which depicts angelic images of J.R.’s sister and Diana’s sister—both of whom were taken from this world far too soon—watching over sweet baby Belle as she sleeps. The mural also integrates Little Crown’s laser-cut wall letters in metallic gold, making the room extra special for Belle.

To see more beautiful designs by Little Crown Interiors, check out their portfolio at LittleCrownInteriors.com!

Design Reveal – Boy’s Nursery with Modern Pop!

We are so thrilled to share this Design Reveal from talented interior designers and close friends of ours, Little Crown Interiors! Gerri Panebianco and Naomi Alon are the two fabulous ladies behind this amazing design firm which focuses mainly on nursery and child spaces. Little Crown Interiors does a lot of design work for various celebrity homes including Laila Ali’s nursery, Spice Girl Mel B.’s nursery and most recently Dancing with the Stars champion, J.R. Martinez’ nursery! We also had the pleasure of working with these ladies on a room makeover for a little girl that was featured on the TV show The Doctors! One of Gerri and Naomi’s more recent designs includes this gorgeous modern nursery for a baby boy complete with a navy blue, canary yellow and light gray color palette with fun, contemporary accents.

Little Crown chose a sleigh crib in a dark cherry finish and an elegant rocking chair that are showcased against soft gray walls. A bold cobalt stripe behind the crib and surrounding the windows create height and an element of surprise. They also added a white and yellow starburst over the crib which make for a great focal point and serve to bring the whole room together.

Well placed toys and bold art pieces help create a charming cars and trucks theme while still keeping the design sophisticated and contemporary.

To see more gorgeous designs from Little Crown Interiors, be sure to visit their site and check out their portfolio at littlecrowninteriors.com!

Meet Brittany Hayes, Creator of our Newest Designer Bedding Collection!

We are so thrilled about the newest line of designer bedding recently added to RosenberryRooms.com! Your daughter’s bedroom will be transformed into a whimsical wonderland when you choose this unique girl’s bedding from talented designer, Brittany Hayes. Each of her collections combine unexpected colors, patterns and textures to create a one-of-a-kind look for the bedding in your daughter’s bedroom. This line is impeccably well made and was even chosen by interior designers Little Crown Interiors for the room makeover that was featured on The Doctors! Check out our interview with Brittany below as well as all of her amazing designs on RosenberryRooms.com!

How would you define your company’s style philosophy?  

Our style philosophy is based on creating an enchanting space with timeless charm that every little girl will love from the age of two to eighteen.  Our goal is to continuously try to push the boundaries of layering unique color combinations with bold patterns and original design details.

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

What began as a possible future in fashion design quickly changed to interior design after I completed one quarter at a fashion school in Atlanta.  I toured their interior design gallery and realized instantly that my passion for design was more for interiors than clothing.  I transferred back to the University of Georgia and completed classes to fulfill my portfolio for their residential design program.  During my two years in their design program, I started a small drapery workroom out of my house to pay my way through school and fell in love with textiles, sewing and creating new designs.

Why did you choose to design children’s bedding and décor?

After my sweet little girl climbed out of her crib at 23 months old, I started my search for unique and whimsical “big girl” bedding.  Although I found numerous options I loved for her nursery, I was surprised at how limited I felt the options were for ages two and up.  I became inspired to create a magical space that matched her personality and was unique to anything I had found.  After completing my first set of samples, I was overwhelmed with the positive response from family and close friends.  My sketchbook was full in no time and I found myself dreaming up new designs and completed collections every free moment I had.

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

Wow, I don’t even know where to begin!  I simply love to design.  I love to sketch…  I love to see my creations in the workroom… I love to create new color palettes and find inspirations for new collections…  I love to see my ideas coming to life and of course my absolute favorite would be seeing the completed rooms for our photo shoots.  I really do love it all.  What makes my day most though is the wonderful feedback I receive from customers, future customers and those just inspired by my designs.

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

One of my favorite pieces is our bolster pillows.  I feel like they are a work of art on their own and add the perfect touch of whimsy to even the simplest bed linens.  Some of my collections started with my vision of a precious, girlie bolster design.

What sets you apart from other designers in your industry? 

I think I will step lightly on this question because there are so many amazingly talented designers in the industry and I am honored to even be considered among some of them.  In my early days of design, I found that my clients seemed to all have trouble visualizing my designs.  When I started my bedding company, I decided to give my clients the complete picture with fully furnished and accessorized rooms with each bedding collection.  I feel like each room is unique and beautifully designed and truly represents who I am as a designer.

Do you have any advice for other working moms? 

My advice would be to simply go for it.  I had a vision and a couple of design ideas and just decided that the sky was the limit.  I knew I was competing with children’s bedding companies that have been around for decades, but I also knew that I would be a better and more fulfilled mother if I pursued my dream.

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

Our newest collection was just introduced in March.  This collection combines our love for bright colors with some darker, more subdued tones that you would not necessarily associate with a little girl’s room.  Overall it is enchanting, sophisticated and of course contains our signature touch of whimsy.

You may recognize this bedding from the room that was featured on The Doctors TV show last week! Isn’t it gorgeous?!

Now…Just for Fun

Favorite Food - Avocados

Favorite TV Show - Project Runway

Favorite Movie - The Twilight Series

Favorite Weekend Activity - Having no plans and being able to rest and relax!

Favorite Band/Singer - Keith Urban (Okay, I have to put this out there JUST in case someone sees it…  My ultimate goal would be to design one of his daughter’s rooms J )

Behind the Scenes: Makeover for “The Doctors”

We asked the fabulous ladies of Little Crown Interiors, Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco, if they would give us a behind the scenes look into the design of the room for The Doctors makeover. Designing for television is much different than designing for a customer, mainly because it requires an extremely quick turnaround time. To learn more about how Little Crown Interiors and Rosenberry Rooms put this room together from start to finish in less than a week, and to see the before and after photos of the room, keep reading!

On February 22nd, Little Crown Interiors had the pleasure of meeting the O’Hara family– subjects of an upcoming episode of the daytime talk show The Doctors – for the first time.  On February 23rd, we started placing orders from Rosenberry Rooms, and on February 27th (yes – that’s less than 1 week later) – cameras rolled on the completed room.

In those short 5 days, we designed a room that usually takes us months to complete.  The first step: our concept board. This is our tool to get a feel for how the pieces will work together.

Next, choose, order, ship, and deliver.  Here’s where the fantastic team of Rosenberry Rooms came to the rescue.  Each piece arrived on time and in perfect shape…

Headboard, bedding, pillows, bed crown and new lampshade…

Wall Monogram…

Clock…

Sofa and rug…

Dresser, side table, curtains and lampshade…

Once delivered, we went straight to work re-making the room, leaving nothing untouched.  Take a good look at these “before” pictures, because the “after” pictures are extremely different.

First, we covered the existing bead board paneling with paintable wallpaper. Then we painted the wallpaper and walls in 2 beautiful shades of ballerina pink.

We removed everything from the room, and then added the new furniture using an entirely new floor plan.

We added hand painted flower murals to the wall, and embellished them with sparkling rhinestones.

Once completed, the room was ready for our big “Reveal!”. Little Ella loves her new bedroom, and we’re all hopeful that her new surroundings will give her the confidence and desire to sleep in her own bed at night.

Gorgeous photos by Full Spectrum Photography

Interested in our design tips for helping a child sleep in their own room?  Watch our appearance on The Doctors and be sure to subscribe to the Project Nursery newsletter, so you don’t miss our next post, which will give in-depth tips and advice.

 

Rosenberry Rooms Featured on The Doctors TV Show!

The Doctors, a spin-off of Dr. Phil, is a daytime talk show that features a “dream team” of medical professionals covering various health-related topics and answering audience and viewer questions. The Doctors include ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, OB/GYN Lisa Masterson, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon, and pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears. The March 13th episode of the show centered around solving one problem, three ways.  The problem: children who aren’t sleeping in their own beds at night.  Specifically, the show centers around the O’Hara family, and their 5 year old daughter Ella, who’s sleeping in her parent’s bed at night.  The solutions: A pediatric approach by Dr. Sears, a consultation with a professional sleep expert, and a room makeover and Q & A with our friends and celebrity interior designers Naomi Alon & Gerri Panebianco of Little Crown Interiors!

After being approached with the request to create a new room for Ella, Gerri and Naomi reached out to us knowing that we could provide beautiful furniture and decor to help create a calming and special space that would hopefully encourage Ella to sleep in her own room. When designing the room, Gerri and Naomi knew there were some key factors that needed addressing and chose pieces that would provide a solution for the O’Hara family. They knew they needed to make the room more age appropriate, increase the comfort factor and even include black out drapes over the windows to minimize the “scary” factor. Take a look at the completed room below as well as a rundown of all the gorgeous products included in the room!

In order to increase the comfort factor and to encourage better sleeping habits, the ladies at Little Crown placed the bed in the center of the room and chose bold bedding and accessories from the Annabella Collection on RosenberryRooms.com. The Tufted Upholstered Headboard, Annabella Bed Cornice and Panels really serve to create an oasis for Ella where she can feel cozy and safe and inevitably sleep more soundly.

They also chose furniture from the stunning Venezia Collection by Creations Baby Furniture. The creamy vanilla finish and feminine detailing in these pieces coordinated perfectly with the rest of the bedroom décor.

For when Ella isn’t sleeping and is just hanging out in her new space, she can lounge on the super cool child-sized Ava Sofa by Jennifer Delonge! This stylish sofa brings a modern element to the room and certainly makes Ella feel like she’s got her own hip hangout.

Tying everything together, Gerri and Naomi chose other great decor items for the space. The rug is the Cherry Blossom Pink Rug from The Rug Market adding some whimsy to the room while providing a soft foundation for little feet. On the nightstand is the Small Luca Pink Lamp Shade by Maura Daniel for story time before bedtime, and on the wall is the Bella Rose Clock by Charn & Company to help symbolize when it’s time to go to sleep.

Lastly, the gorgeous details on the wall are Ella’s initials in metallic gold using Little Crown Interiors very own Wooden Wall Monogram. On a background of hand-painted flowers with rhinestone accents, this stunning addition truly brings the whole room together and makes it unique and special, just for Ella.

The completed room is absolutely stunning and little Ella was so excited to have a new place all her own! Check out the video of the entire segment below to see her adorable reaction to her beautiful new room (not to mention Dr. Stork gives us a shout-out ;) ).

A big thank you to Little Crown Interiors and The Doctors for including us in this awesome opportunity! If you are interested in getting a gorgeous room makeover for your little one or would like to have your nursery designed by the talented Gerri and Naomi, be sure to visit them at LittleCrownInteriors.com!

How to Choose the Right Lighting for Kid’s Rooms

With so many lighting options for nurseries and kid’s rooms today, it can get a little overwhelming trying to choose the best lighting style to fit your needs. While look is important to the design, it’s also essential to pay attention to brightness, location of the light (overhead or low level) as well as dimming options. For your nursery, it’s important to have the option to dim your lights for bedtime. If you don’t have this capability, a charming night light is also a great option. For kid’s rooms, specific task lighting is more important. For example, a retro desk lamp for study time.

Here are a few of my favorite lighting options for nurseries and kid’s rooms, all in various styles depending on your decorating preference.

Overhead lighting is important for really any room. In your nursery, a whimsical chandelier always creates a wow-worthy accent or for your kid’s room, try a modern pendant that is both fun and functional. If you are looking for something a little more simple, a sophisticated ceiling fixture with a flush mount is a great choice too.

I love this crystal chandelier, used in a celebrity nursery designed by Little Crown Interiors.

Selecting a few great lamps for the room is a way to complete a design and include added task lighting for study time or story time. Choose an authentic table lamp for your son’s desk or a feminine lamp for your daughter’s nightstand. A decorative floor lamp goes great next to your nursery glider for story time too!

Little Crown Interiors placed this chic floor lamp behind the glider in this girl’s nursery to bring some light to the corner of the room as well.

The often forgotten about lighting option is the wall sconce. Wall sconces are great for accent lighting and also a perfect way to highlight the artwork in a nursery or kid’s room. You can include single or multi-light scones, ones with shades or without, the possibilities are really endless!

The sconces to the left and right of the artwork in this boy’s nursery, also by Little Crown Interiors, really highlight the art and make it a focal point of the room.

 

 

Meet Naomi and Gerri of Little Crown Interiors!

Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco of Little Crown Interiors share an incredible passion for interior design and are clearly destined to be in the business. This incredible two-woman team at Little Crown Interiors has designed over 70 stunning nurseries and child spaces and have only been around since 2008! Their portfolio includes designing an elegant oasis for former Spice Girl Mel B and her new baby girl as well as a stunning nursery for Laila Ali filled with gorgeous custom accents including their very own Wall Monogram and Hope Crib! Little Crown Interiors is focused solely on designing nurseries and child’s spaces and by taking a look at their portfolio it is easy to see they are the experts in this niche. Whether you are looking for a glamorous girl’s room, a modern boys nursery, or a gender neutral nursery with style, these ladies are guaranteed to create something wow-worthy. Not only are Naomi and Gerri extremely talented, but they are a blast to work with and so sweet! Check out our interview with them below as they share some great design experiences and offer some words of wisdom. Oh, and be sure to check out more of their design projects at LittleCrownInteriors.com!

Enjoy and be inspired!

What inspired you to start an interior design firm specializing in children’s spaces?

We met each other while working for another interior design firm, where we had the pleasure of working together on several nurseries and child spaces.  In 2008, when that company closed its doors, we found ourselves out-of-jobs, but full of inspiration, so we decided to start Little Crown Interiors.

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

Gerri: I absolutely love the emotional side of nursery design.  I love to delve deep into the design process and help parents figure out what they want to “get” out of their nurseries/ childrens’ rooms.  I love drawing out the stories of a family’s history and hearing about their values.  I believe that these emotional elements provide the best source of design inspiration.

Naomi:  It’s very common, especially for first time moms, to feel overwhelmed by how much work is involved in creating a nursery.  These women are about to go through a huge life-change that’s scary, exciting and wonderful all at the same time.  If we can help them feel more secure and confident in their preparations, then we have done our job.

Do you have any advice for other working moms?

Gerri: Maybe not advice, but perhaps a little bit of learned wisdom…  It seems that every generation of Moms has their own set of challenges, and ours is clearly no exception.  Finding the ever-elusive “balance” seems to be the biggest challenge of today’s working mom.  If you’ve found something that helps you create balance – whether it’s making lists, setting a timer, taking a nap, getting a workout or eating a daily dose of chocolate -  do it!

What is your most memorable design project?

We’ve now designed over 70 nursery/ child projects, and every single one has its own set of memorable elements.  From each project, we try to take a few lessons with us, and apply what we learn to the next challenge.  That said, we could write a pretty great book of the interesting things we’ve come across over the years…

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

Gerri: Gwen Stefani!  She’s ultra-creative, super glamorous, has impeccable style and is a legitimate rock-star – need I say more?

Naomi:  Nicole Richie.  Her breezy bohemian style would be so fun to translate into a nursery – and she’s reportedly into eco-friendly materials, which is fantastic!

Where is your favorite place you have travelled to?

Gerri: While I’ve traveled the world fairly extensively, my favorite place to go is a tiny little lake in Michigan.  My grandparents have a vacation home there – specifically geared towards creating a fun atmosphere for kids.  It’s the perfect place to get some much-needed relaxation, while also enjoying some amazing time with my sons.

Naomi:  It may be a cliché, but my trip to Italy was by far the most inspiring place I have ever been.  The richness of history, art, architecture and design is woven into the entire culture.  And they have amazing coffee!

Where in the world are you dying to go next?

Gerri: Thailand

Naomi: Paris

What is your favorite Rosenberry Rooms product(s)?

The Hope Crib!

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

The day we sat down to start Little Crown Interiors, we spoke extensively about finding ways to use our company to do good in this world.  That’s why we’re so proud of our partnership with Newport Cottages furniture to create the Hope Crib.  It’s a gorgeous pink crib – impeccably made by one of the best furniture makers in the US – and proceeds from every sale benefit breast cancer research.  It’s a really special project for Little Crown Interiors, as we find it impossible to stomach a world where breast cancer is just a fact of life.  Each Fall, we look forward to Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, and the hope that our crib will help change the future for all baby girls.

Now, just for fun:

Favorite Food – Gerri: Candy   Naomi: Anything made with pasta

Favorite TV Show – Gerri: What Not to Wear   Naomi: Anything on HBO

Favorite Movie – Gerri: Big Fish   Naomi: Amelie

Favorite Weekend Activity – Gerri: Boating   Naomi: Taking a walk down to the beach

Favorite Musician/Band – Gerri: Changes by my mood   Naomi: Aerosmith.  Please don’t judge.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...