Sep10 Monthly Photos 2014

Monthly photos are all the rage and they can be really cute and such a special treasure to document how your baby grew in the first year. Kelly Lee is an illustrator and has taken her nephews monthly photos to a whole new level. Today we have the first month, we’ll be featuring all 12 at the end of the year :) Stay tuned.
 Monthly Photos

May27 Veda and Colors 2014

Local Dallas florist Brianne decorated the most tasteful and colorful nursery for her little girl Veda. Here she is:

“We knew that we wanted to be surprised by the gender of our baby which meant  keeping the design for the baby’s room gender neutral. The colors in the painting that is hung above the crib provided the color palette throughout the room. The overall feel of the space is modern with an eclectic twist.
The dresser was found at a local vintage shop and the concrete changing table was made by my husband. In the future the table will be transformed into a toy and book shelf.”

Photography: Adele Cabanillas

Veda’s Eyelet top – Baby Gap
Veda’s Bottoms – Little Hip Squeaks

Chalkboard Art: The Eclectic Press
Crib – Casa Kids
Glider – West Elm
Rug – Urban Outfitters
Dresser – Danish Modern LA
Make Up Artist – Love Dose Daily

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May16 Metal & Wood 2014

This nursery is a perfect example of how creativity and really good taste can bring together an adorable room without breaking the bank. My favorite parts are the sheet metal wall and the changing table!

Photography: Courtney Aaron

The wall: sheets of 1/16 steel cut by a local sheet metal shop in 2′ x 4′ pieces and brick layered
Shelf and changing table were handmade, changing table was adapted from this tutorial
Clock, vintage airplane, silver hippo, ottoman and mounted crates were from TJ Maxx
Red side table was from Kohls
Grey rocker was from Babies r Us
Lamp, yellow pillow and red bins were from Target
Vintage airplane mobile was from RH Baby & Child
Arrows and map we made: arrow tutorial

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Apr16 First Birthday Garden Bunny 2014

Today we have a first birthday party that is perfect inspiration for an easter party, it will make you melt!!! I can’t do it justice so here’s Photographer and excellent planner of this party Michele Hart to give you the details…

“Adelyn is one!  Literally 12 months ago she was a quiet, cuddly baby in my arms that could barely keep her eyes open and now she is not only walking but running… and eating real food, and saying her first words, and pretending she is a momma to her baby doll.  I can’t even remember what 3 months ago was like.

Some people say that spending money and time on a big birthday bash is excessive but I really like doing something extra special to mark the passage of time to celebrate Adelyn.  I want her to be awe inspired and giddy with excitement all day long.  And to be surrounded by warmth, love and beauty.  This is what I came up with:

Adelyn loves animals – especially the soft cuddly ones – so I decided to have a garden bunny theme with lots of soft neural colors.  The bunnies and balloons gave the event a playful and youthful feel but the overall tone was very sophisticated and elegant.  Garden roses stole the show making appearances not only on the table but as a garland on geronimo balloons, as a cake topper, and on the back of the highchair.  The “Garden Treats” menu added to the festivities and all dishes featured carrots – except for the cottontail macaroons – and provided a light lunch for our guests.

The concept and vision really came together when I started working with lana frankel on Adelyn’s invites.  She did a beautiful job hand illustrating everything from the invites to the menus.  Erin with plum sage brought my garden vision together with the use of beautiful garden roses and greenery to make creative vocal points for the day.  calluna events worked with chairished rentals  to create a simple dinner table layout to match the rest of the decor.  mulberries cake shop made the tastly carrot cake and tee & cakes prepared the vanilla macaroons.”

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So we’re all obsessed over the floral garland so I have the most lovely news for you, Michele Hart made it and has a really helpful tutorial on her blog which you can see HERE

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Also, did you love the party hats!!! Michele Hart has a tutorial on how she made them, you can see it HERE

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Mar14 Simply Perfect Nursery 2014

This nursery, it’s tastefully simple yet utterly cozy. It sort of makes me want to crawl in the photo and take  nap.

Photography: Jamie D Photo
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From Jamie: I love simple, organic and all things natural and designed his nursery with this in mind
Wall color: Revere Pewter (Benjamin Moore)
Crib: Babyletto Hudson Convertible
Rocker: Joya Rocker
Rug: The Sweater Rug
Print above crib: The Animal Print Shop
Lamp: Between a Rock and Lamp Base from Land of Nod
Diaper Bag: The Transport Tote by Madwell
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