Gino’s Black & White Nursery

Post by Samantha Riccioli

I am about 30 days away from giving birth to my first child, Gino, and wanted to create a chic, grown-up black and white nursery that reflects my modern style. I found the wallpaper first and everything else just came together naturally for me. photo-2-2photo 2-1I love black and white and knew that whether the baby was a boy or a girl, the room would look like this. I’m excited to spend time in a room that I, myself, would live in!photo-3-2photo-1-4 DSC07674photo-3-3

DETAILS:
Crib and Dresser – Newport Cottages, Beverly Collection
Monaco II Glider and ottoman in custom Snow Leather with Black Piping – Rosenberry Rooms
Malabar Collection Wallpaper – Cole and Sons
Custom Roman Shades – Seams and Ledges on Etsy
Orbit Chandelier – Z Gallerie
Lou Lou Ghost Chairs – Kartell
Kids Table – hand painted by Samantha
Yarn Name Art – handmade by Samantha
Pom Pom Mobile – handmade by Samantha
Monogrammed Pillow – Amore Beaute on Etsy
White Tiger – Melissa & Doug

Follow Samantha on Instagram @Samiriccioli for more designs, nursery details, and pictures of Baby Gino’s style.

Summer Inspiration: Little Treasure Nursery

The Little Treasure Nursery is perfect for an ocean loving family. Seashells, mermaids and nautical decor make this nursery full of little treats your baby will love! The soft shades of mint green, white and gold give this nursery a fresh, modern style.

Girls Nursery11The Gold Rush Mist Crib Bedding from New Arrivals is trendy with chevron and playful polka dots that make this bedding set stylish and eye catching! Pair it with the Belmont Convertible Crib from Natart that can grow with your little one!

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Every nursery needs a stylish, comfortable glider and the Nola Glider from Oilo is just what you’ve been searching for! Accessorize with the Pineapple Lamp by Jane Gray for Stray Dog Designs and the Coastal Living Beachcomber Table from Stanley Furniture! All of these elements combined give off an instantly easy, laid back vibe!
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You’ll feel ready for a day at the beach after seeing the nautical inspired artwork! Both the Ocean Seahorse Canvas Reproduction and the Ocean Sand Dollar Canvas Reproduction coordinate perfectly!
Treasure_ArtworkAdd in a few mermaid friends, like the Mermaid Dream Ring and the Harmony Knit Doll from BlaBla!
Blabla_MermaidsTo make this sweet, ocean treasure yours visit Rosenberry Rooms!

Meet the Talent Behind Eclectica Kiddo!

A little bit vintage, a little bit abstract and a whole lot of fun! Eclectica Kiddo believes art can create a positive, creative and inspirational space for your child. They offer a collection of fine art and unique designs by talented artists from all around the world. If you are looking for art just for kids that will transform their room into a modern, magical and fun space you have found it! Meet the ladies who make this magical collection a reality!

Name: Laura Liatis (& Emily Mann)
Business: Eclectica Kiddo
cofounders-emily-mann-and-laura-liatisHow would you define the style philosophy and style of your work?
Eclectica Kiddo is really all about presenting modern and imaginative artwork of the highest quality, designed especially for children. We believe in good design for everyone, and we have a strong conviction that beautiful spaces inspire creative thinking.

Why did you choose to create children’s art?
Emily and I spent many years working in fine art consulting, which we both loved, before starting our own families. But when we had our own kiddos, we both decided we needed to take a break from the non-stop travel and long hours and do something that would work better for our families. Also, we very quickly realized that we could not find the quality of artwork that we wanted for our own kids’ spaces, and that was really frustrating for two gals who had always loved art so much! There are so many gorgeous and finely crafted cribs and dressers available now, but it seemed like there was a hole in the market for some amazing, high quality artwork for kids. Emily is a very creative person and talented artist in her own right, and I have a long background in dealing with the business side of art and am obsessed with quality control, so we decided to pool our skills and challenge some of the talented contemporary artists that we knew in order to see what they could create especially for children’s spaces — and the results blew us away!
cribWhat is your favorite part of your daily work when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?
It is truly such a pleasure to work with images and artists that we believe in so strongly. There are few things more rewarding than searching for and finding the perfect artist and imagery. I am not an artist myself, so the entire creative process always completely and totally amazes me, and it is fun for me to watch ideas unfold and see the work in progress sketches evolve into the final image.

It has also been very interesting for us to see which images in the line people are responding to best and how they are using them in their design. Between Emily and I, we have four kids preschool-aged and under, so we have a totally amazing in-house test audience to interact with who will always tell us exactly what they think about our new ideas and imagery! (Honest Toddler, anyone?) We are looking forward to continuing to find new artists and to produce fresh imagery which will appeal to design-minded parents.
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What sets your products apart from others in your industry?
The most unique part of Eclectica Kiddo’s products is the amazing, inspiring imagery. We love that many of the artists that we work with had never created artwork specifically for children before, so the imagery they created is distinctive and playful, but also sophisticated and multi-faceted.

Also, we are completely fanatic about quality. We only work with the most talented artists, craftsmen, and framers in order to produce products which we are very proud to carry. By having both wonderful imagery and very high standards for quality, I think we can offer artwork which can be enjoyed and loved for many years – beyond the nursery and the playroom years.

And, although our artists may come from around the globe, we are deeply committed to creating all of our products by hand here in the USA. I think this is something a lot of our customers appreciate as well.
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Do you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming designs or introductions to your line?
Yes!  There are lots of exciting things in the works here at Eclectica Kiddo.

We are working with some of our current artists as well as with a few new artists to collaborate and see what inspires them next as we will be adding fresh new imagery to the line about twice a year. We also will soon be releasing a series of adorable small works on panel which can be hung as a grouping or in a gallery wall.

And there are lots more ideas floating around EK headquarters about new products, special art events for kids we will be hosting with our retailers, and lots more, so please keep your ears open to see what comes up next!

What is the inspiration behind the ‘Sweet & Modern’ design inspiration board? What style/mood does the artwork give?
“Morning on the Lake” and “Under the Lanterns” by Kelsey Garrity Riley are just such wonderful images and a couple of our very favorites. She has an incredible talent and is so unique in that her artwork combines a charming, vintage flair while still being a bit quirky and fun. And it is so compatible with contemporary design, so it is perfect for the style of artwork at Eclectica Kiddo.
Rosenberry-Rooms-KGRWe thought these pieces would be wonderful in a nursery, especially a nursery for a lucky little girl. These images are so very feminine and sweet without being overly traditionally pink or girly. They are images which will inspire a child to imagine a whole wonderful fairy tale with these fanciful scenes — every time I look at them I see some new, sweet detail. But I don’t think they are strictly nursery art; they are elegant enough to be treasured for many, many years and move into an older child’s room. Actually, I have these pieces hanging in my personal office because I find them so delightful. They are framed in a gorgeous natural maple veneer frame which blends well with the natural woods which we are quite popular now in nursery design. We selected a variety of products by amazing companies like BlaBla, Ouef, and Ferm Living that produce distinctive, high quality children’s décor, with which we are proud to be associated. I love the combination of different textures – the juxtaposition of tones gives this nursery a more sophisticated look which will allow it to grow with the child for many years.

If your a mom who loves a new take on traditional styles then you have found a perfect match with Eclectica Kiddo. The sweet characters and playful scenes shown throughout the collection are sure to be loved by your child and you!

Meet Interior Designer Shea McGee

shea_blogStudio McGee (formerly Shea McGee Design) began after years of friends and neighbors knocking on her door begging for help designing their spaces. What began simply as a passion has since grown into a successful design business serving residential clients in Orange County, California.

We first saw Shea’s gorgeous work on Style Me Pretty where she sat down and gave a little insight behind her absolutely beautiful San Clemente home. Of course, we could not help but instantly fall in love with the nursery of her little girl Wren! The beautiful images taken by photographer Brooke Palmer sincerely capture the clean and calming atmosphere of the nursery. We jumped at the chance to interview Shea to learn even more about her style and inspiration.
Shea McGee Design_PR1_18.21. How would you define the style/philosophy of your work?
My goal is to help people fall in love with their homes. I have found that when people love where they live, they tend to clean often, spend more time at home and entertain friends and family. I like to discover what my clients love and put my twist on that style. I like to design fresh, clean spaces that mix eras and price points. My design philosophy is very evident in my daughter’s nursery as we mixed an antique gilt mirror with a mid-century modern crib and kept everything light and bright.

Check out how cute the dolls by BlaBla look sitting close to the oh so stylish Moroccan pouf!
SideBySide2. What were your goals and inspiration for Wren’s nursery?
I wanted this room to feel clean, bright and pretty. It was important to me that the nursery was beautiful, but also comfortable. I already had the wallpaper picked out long before I knew we were having a girl. After that ultrasound, I ordered it immediately! As a designer, I am always seeing new furniture and ideas and sometimes it is easy to get distracted. I had to constantly tell myself to stay focused! I mixed and matched the furniture for a more eclectic feel. The glider is a linen “look” fabric that cleans very easily and the plush rug feels amazing underfoot.

I believe every room should have a few personal touches – I danced for many years and I’m hoping the tutu painting inspires Wren in a small way. The gold mirror above the crib was a lucky antique find that I have had for several years.
Shea McGee Design_PR1_193. What is your favorite part of your daily work? When you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?
I love that every day holds new creative opportunities to transform rooms into something that feels happy and inspired. No two rooms are the same, and that is a fun challenge. However, the most rewarding part of my job is that I can work from home and take Wren with me on all my shopping excursions.

With amazing work like this nursery, it’s no wonder all of Shea’s friends wanted her design help. From the wallpaper to the furniture choices we are absolutely loving this nursery! What piece or part of this nursery is inspiring you?

An Oh-So-Sweet Aviary Nursery

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The Aviary Nursery carries effortless ease and comfort. The soft color palette with gentle pops of aqua, orange and yellow brings a subtle touch of excitement. The sleek lines add to the air of comfort while providing a stylish touch for you and baby.

The Sparrow collection from Oeuf is a match made in modern heaven. Clean lines and birch wood paired with white accents ground the room in contemporary pieces. The crib, nightstand and dresser work perfectly together and are simple pieces that you can easily build a room around.

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The unique accents and lighting from Stray Dog Designs help bring any room into the modern world. The Jenny Lynn Lamp is a quirky way to add color and whimsy to the room. You can continue to follow through the modern mood by adding Stray Dog’s Richmond Mirror. Color blocking is a huge trend right now and is used perfectly here.

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It doesn’t get much sweeter than two love birds, right?! The vibrant artwork by Oopsy Daisy artists Vicky Barone and Suzy Ultman  is such an easy way to add fun and love into your nursery.

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The spirit of this nursery design is clearly understood as stylish comfort. What does our Aviary Nursery design say to you? Share in the comments below!

How To Create A Color Palette

Finding the perfect color palette for a baby’s nursery or child’s room can be a daunting task! How do you know what colors will work together? What if the colors look different in person than online? How do you make sure you don’t have too much of one color? Don’t be scared; selecting the perfect color palette is easier than you think! Here are some steps to consider as you start designing your next space:

Find an inspiration item. It can be a big part of the room like an amazing crib bedding set, or it can be a small accessory item such as a darling vintage art print scored at a flea market. Having one item to pull colors from is the perfect starting point.

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Choose at least three different colors for the room. This “layering” of colors will add visual interest and depth to the space.

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When in doubt, refer to the color wheel! Use both complementary colors (colors that are across from each other on the color wheel) and analogous colors (colors that are next to each other on the color wheel). Not sure what goes with that aqua duvet cover? Try accenting it with orange or navy!

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Always attempt to obtain a sample of something you are thinking about ordering. It is a lot easier to avoid color faux pas when you have the fabric swatches and finish samples together in front of you. This will also help save you the hassle of returning items.

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Bedding // Rug // Dresser //Personalized Wall Decal // Hanging Lantern // Butterfly Mobile 

Make a mini inspiration board! There is a reason why professional interior designers create these boards for their clients. It is so much easier to ensure the room colors are balanced when you have images of all of the items together in one place.

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Hopefully these tips make the start of creating your dream nursery or child’s room more fun and less stressful. We would love to hear if you have any secrets of your own!

Design Inspiration: Removable Wallpaper!

When decorating a child’s room or nursery, one of the best and easiest ways to make a big impact is on your walls. Of course there is always paint but if you’re looking for a quicker, less permanent option, we suggest removable wallpaper! Removable and re-usable wallpaper allows you to change your style and room design with just a quick peel and stick! Plus, there are so many whimsical designs and playful prints making them the perfect solution for a child’s room or playroom. If you’re really feeling bold, you can cover all four walls but we love the idea of wallpapering just one accent wall, behind the bed or crib.

The new fabric removable wallpaper by Pop & Lolli is a great choice! Non-toxic and eco-friendly with no-glue required, it’s easy to install and aligns perfectly at the seams.

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They even have a wallpaper design meant for coloring on the walls!

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To shop more colorful removable wallpaper designs, visit RosenberryRooms.com or click here!

Meet Chanita of J.S. Studio Designs!

Chanita_headshotWith a passion for creating spaces for children to learn, play and grow, Chanita Coulter created J.S. Studio Designs. Chanita offers a variety of services including event planning and interior design and definitely has a talent for both! We are excited to share our interview with Chanita in which she tells us about some of her most memorable design and party projects and who she’d love to work with most.

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What inspired you to be an interior designer and event planner?

I’ve always been extremely interested in interior design. As a child, I was constantly rearranging my room – moving furniture and hanging various pieces of decorations. This passion for creative spaces continued to develop and transform throughout my life.

Fast-forwarding 5 years: while working at a church in my hometown, I had the opportunity to work on some interior design projects and events. These specific opportunities confirmed that I truly had a love and niche for interior design and event planning. After receiving a lot of positive feedback and encouragement from my husband, I decided to start my own design business. I decided to name the business J.S. Studio Designs after my great grandmother Julia Smith whose life and legacy still inspires me today.

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

Having the opportunity to share my passion with others around the world is very rewarding. What started out as a hobby and creative outlet has lead to a career that I could have never imagined.

What is your most memorable ­­­­­­­­­­­design project or event?

My most memorable event would be my wedding last year. I had a great time planning and staging the event. My husband and I received a lot of compliments.

If you could decorate a room or plan a party for anyone in the world, who would it be?

This is a hard question, as I would love to decorate for a number of people. If I had to choose two couples I would have to say Barack & Michelle Obama and Prince William & Kate.

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

I find inspiration in almost anything from a movie, commercial to a local craft show. Most recently, I have been inspired by the stories and testimonies of successful entrepreneurs. Their stories have provided me with encouragement and inspiration to dream big and chase that very dream.

Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?

My husband and I love to travel to the Caribbean. We pick a different island each year to travel to.

Where in the world are you dying to go next?

I would love to do a tour of Italy. My husband and I are planning a trip next year.

What is your favorite Rosenberry Rooms product(s)?

I love the Wood Script Wall Monogram and Wood Script Wall Letter. Both items are great accessories for any nursery.

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

I will be working with some amazing clients in the upcoming months on projects relating to both interior design and event planning. I’m also look forward to a few upcoming feature pieces in magazines.

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js design studio 3Now, just for fun:

Favorite Food: I am such a foodie! This is a hard question.  I will have to go with baked spaghetti

Favorite TV Show: My husband I have this discussion often.  My top 2 are Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.

Favorite Movie: The Lion King

Favorite Weekend Activity: Being Outdoors! Walking on the beach and BBQ’s

Favorite Musician/Band: I really don’t have a favorite musician or band I like a variety Christian and R&B artists.

Bright & Colorful Boy’s Nursery!

We always love it when our customers share photos of their nurseries or children’s rooms with us! It’s so much fun to see that you love your Rosenberry Rooms products and we are always so impressed by your creativity! One of our most recent “Real Rosenberry Rooms” comes to us from Carrie Darling who put together a colorful nursery for her baby boy complete with whimsical details, DIY projects, and a charming ode to everyone’s favorite Disney® characters.

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“My husband built the letter storage blocks- we build custom pieces for our event business all the time, so it was our special touch on the room.” – Carrie

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The Young America Kudos Crib in a vibrant finish is a great center point for this colorful space. It’s accented by the bright red of the rug and the yellow of the Doodlefish Cottage Glider and Recliner. For lighting, Carrie chose the Raindrops Pendant in Aqua by Oilo.

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I love the creative use of chevron on the wall, tied together with the crib bedding fabric, curtains and throw pillow. The oversized crayons are actually giant banks! Based on the photos above the crib, I’m guessing Mom & Dad are welcoming a future baseball fan into the world. ;)

Tell us, what do you think of this colorful boy’s nursery! What’s your favorite part about the space?

Celebrity Nursery Reveal: Stylist Simone Harouche!

Celebrity stylist Simone Harouche works with a diverse group of clients including Nicole Richie, Christina Aguilera, Panic at the Disco, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus and more. She has also managed several fashion ad campaigns, including Guess by Marciano and her work has been featured in the likes of Vanity Fair, InStyle, Black Book, Cosmo, and Rolling Stone. With her self-proclaimed love of “things that look a little creepy“, we were very intrigued to see what she and decorator Courtney Applebaum came up with for Simone’s son Dashiel’s nursery.

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Featured in the premier edition of Domain Home, Simone’s nursery is probably unlike any nursery you’ve ever seen. “I want robots and airplanes, and an owl, I’m into horses and Native American stuff, and my dad’s Egyptian—so maybe put some hieroglyphics on there” said Simone. All of these elements were incorporated into the space and Simone says that both she and baby Dash love it. She says her son stares at the wall all the time so although strange, which is exactly what Simone wanted, you have to admit, it surely could spark a little one’s interest.

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Elements we love:

- The NurseryWorks Empire Rocker and Perch Stool – covered in a custom print!

- The aden and anais crib sheet and swaddle wrap

- The wall mural by Alexandra Fisher and Kevin Johnson of Clamdiggin

- The Sparrow Crib in Walnut by Oeuf

- Bamboo Doll by Blabla

 

Images via DomainHome.com

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