New Trend Old Tradition: Handmade Dolls March 18 2013For those moms longing for the simplicity of times long ago, consider bringing back handmade dolls. We’ve seen so many darling designs as of late. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Apple of My Eye Organic Modern Doll - Petit Collage"][/caption] San Francisco based Petit Collage has a 100% organic cotton and wool felt modern rag doll. This cutie called “Apple of My Eye”, would look lovely on a little girl’s bed. We love the bright green and red color combo, too. You can always count on Etsy when it comes to gorgeous handmade goods. Jane Foster Designs, based in the UK has created a DIY package where you can make your own screen printed fabric doll. She sends you all the materials and you are good to go. For something a bit more classic, see Canadian Les Petites Mains handmade tag dolls. This doll looks so elegant with her slim arms and legs reminding us of a dancer. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="456" caption="Louise Soft Handmade Doll - Les Petites Mains"][/caption] The handmade doll trend does not have to be limited to little girls. These cute animal dolls by Etsy seller Sleepy King are just adorable. Choose from squirrels, bunnies, dachshunds, and more. Your little boy is sure to appreciate a friend with which to cuddle. And, Mr. Pennyapple, sold by Etsy seller PiggyHatesPanda in Santa Cruz, CA, is a customizable doll with beautiful hand embroidered details. He is also a great option for your little boy. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="456" caption="Goldie the Handmade Dachshund - Sleepy King"][/caption] And, if you are considering a doll theme for your little one’s room, see weeDECOR’s selection of princess wall decals for girls and knight wall decals for boys to bring the doll theme alive on your walls.
A Moroccan Wall Stencil Pattern with Vintage Touches Make this Nursery Shine March 26 2012 1 Comment[caption id="attachment_4831" align="alignnone" width="553" caption="An Aqua and Coral Vintage Nursery with Gorgeous Patterned Walls"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4832" align="alignnone" width="553" caption="Pretty Ceiling Poms Hang over a Nightstand"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_4835" align="alignnone" width="553" caption="Antique Picture Frames Create Stunning Wall CandyAntique Picture Frames Create Stunning Wall Candy"][/caption] Check out this FABULOUS nursery designed by Los Angeles mom of Ariella. Of course we are suckers for stunning wall decor and this nursery has it! We are going ga-ga over the Moroccan stenciled wall pattern behind the white crib. We love how the pattern frames the crib bringing striking contrast to the room. Mom found the wall stencil pattern on Etsy and painted the wall first in a darker coral (Hopeful by Sherwin Williams) and then stenciled in the lighter color (Amour Pink by Sherwin Williams). But, wait! There's more. We love the ceiling poms that hang playfully over the nightstand in the corner. They bring levity to the room that might otherwise be weighed down by a lot of wood. Speaking of wood, how sweet are the wooden wall letters that sit upon the nightstand adding that personal touch? Finally, the wall stencils are not to be outdone by the collection of wall frames Ariella's mom collected, painted, and arranged into a visually appealing collage across from the crib. While the styles span styles such as antique, vintage, and modern as well as shapes like ovals, circles, squares and rectangles, painting the frames one color bring cohesion that soothes the eye. Head over to Project Nursery to get all the details on how mom put this nursery together. For other wall pattern ideas for you baby room, check out this gorgeous pink damask wallpaper, how to use chevron in a nursery, painting wall stripes in your baby's room, and our pretty polka dot wall decals.
[/caption] Serena & Lily is a company that is well-known for stunning bedding and room décor, and their Collette bedding collection doesn’t disappoint. Designers looked back almost 100 years to find the inspiration for this bedding. French dress prints from the 20’s served as the influence for this gorgeous crib set with its quirky, vintage look that is updated with a contemporary pink/gray color combination. While this collection embraces the look of nurseries past, rest assured that the linens were made with high-quality cotton sateen. A retro look and modern luxury? Sounds like a win-win to us! [caption id="attachment_4747" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Extraordinary details set this crib apart."][/caption] The perfect vintage bedding demands an equally-appealing bed, don’t you think? Safety standards for cribs have changed drastically over the years, so this is one area where authentic vintage may not by the best route. Luckily, vintage-look cribs are popping up everywhere. One of our favorites is this poster iron crib from Posh Tots. The intricate detailing is positively swoon-worthy and reminiscent of cribs from long ago. The stationary sides and varying mattress positions will save your back and give you peace of mind, as will Posh Tots’ guarantee that the crib meets all current safety standards. [caption id="attachment_4748" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="This super-creative design element won't break the bank."][/caption] Now, on to the décor! We love this idea found on Design Dazzle. A mom scored some darling vintage dresses from a clothing store that was shutting down and, with the help of some twine, added softness and dimension to her daughter’s walls. So clever! This is proof that designing a nursery with a vintage theme does not have to break the bank! Shop your local flea market for some inspiration and adorable accents. Adding vintage touches to your nursery is just one way to personalize your little one's room. For more fantastic ideas for nursery decor, see our customer photos.
[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3519" align="alignnone" width="485" caption="The Gender Neutral Nursery Doubling as a Guest Room"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3520" align="alignnone" width="485" caption="Gender Neutral Green Nursery - Changing Area"][/caption] Little Crown Interiors has done it again! Check out this gorgeous gender neutral, vintage nursery in soft blue, taupe, and green the talented interior designers created for a client’s baby #2. As Little Crown worked with on the nursery design with their client, two themes took shape - a very beautiful shabby chic nursery, and individual pieces that together, lent themselves to a vintage nursery theme. Little Crown decided on chic Newport Cottages furniture and then went on to choose colors. They loved the idea of green, but couldn’t find the right fabrics and bedding for their vision. So, they created custom crib bedding with coordinating pillows, changing pad covers, and window treatments. Since the client also wanted the nursery to double as a guest room, Little Crown added a sleeper sofa, and a side table that could act as a night stand. From the custom crib bedding to the perfect shade of green nursery paint, the beautiful lighting fixture and the blackout window treatments, Little Crown made sure that it all worked together to create a gender neutral nursery any baby would love. See other designer nurseries by Little Crown Interiors including: A decadently rich safari themed baby room with giraffes and zebras A whimsical Asian inspired baby nursery in pink, aqua, & lime green Nautical, Shabby Chic, & nature themed nurseries using greens, blues & pinks