Tag Archives: Layla Grace

The Reveal: Project Big Girl Room

Project Big Girl Room is finally complete (only 10 months later)!  My goal was to transform my 3 year old’s nursery into a “big girl room” that she can she can grow into with minor modifications along the way.  I wanted the room to have a peaceful, tranquil vibe, and an age-appropriate playfulness, while staying away from matchy-matchy themes and overly girly motifs.   

Sooo, drum roll and Ta-Dah:

 

And, I am still pondering the closet-turned-secret room for the closet on the right.

I am thrilled with the way it turned out! 

What I learned from this project:

1. I stuck to the Nate Berkus four color rule, which narrowed down my choices and made my decisions so much easier (lavender, mint green, hot pink and white).
2. I splurged on the items that made the biggest impact (bed skirt, flower pillow, books on the dresser) and saved on the smaller details (rocking chair pillow, tissue box cover, sheets for the bed).
3.  Although it took me 10 months to complete, the long process was part of what made it a success because I organically let the room come together and breathe after each change and addition.

Here is some sourcing information for the new items in the room, but if you want sources on anything not listed, leave a comment and I will gladly email you:

Duvet Cover & Shams: Paris Toile, Pottery Barn Kids (similar)
Bed Skirt: Elizabeth Tulle Bed Skirt, Pottery Barn Kids
Monogrammed Pillows: Rattle & Roll, Richmond, Virgina
Headboard: Blanc de Blanc Headboard, Target
Bedside Clock: Target (not online)
Bedside Tissue Box Cover: headtotoe2009, Etsy
Pink Bichon Print: Mod Dog in Target frame
Pink Paris Metro Print: shellsherree, Etsy in Target frame
Other 2 prints are pages from Madeline book in Target frames
Curtains: Land of Nod (similar)
Butterfly Garland: Garden on the Square, Savannah, Georgia
Pillow in Rocking Chair: diypillows, Etsy
Green Ikat Mini-Bowl on Bookcase: Anthropologie (similar)
Typography Print: The Love Shop, Etsy in Target frame
Pink Lampshades and Lucite Lamps: De-Lite Bases and Border Dots Tapered Shade, PB Teen
Horse Book Ends: Home Goods, Richmond, Virginia
Books on Dresser: Penguin Books, Anthropologie
Flower Pillow: Serena & Lily Bloom Pillow, Layla Grace

It’s Nate Day! Buy Nate, Not That….

Happy Nate Day!  Nate Day was organized by the Moggit Girls as a day for the design blog world to celebrate the one-and-only, designer extraordinaire, Nate Berkus.  The Nate Berkus Show premiers on September 13th.  I can’t wait to set my DVR!

I love that this guy an amazingly brilliant designer with big-budget clients like, hmmm OPRAH!, but he always designs with a mixture of high and low priced items and isn’t afraid of some DIY.  This philosophy is reflected in his FABULOUS line for the Home Shopping Network (HSN).  In honor of Nate Day, I thought it only appropriate to do a little BUY THIS, NOT THAT action to celebrate this gorgeous and affordable line of items for the home.  Shall we?

LOVE THIS?

{Cosmopolitan Coffee Table, Williams Sonoma Home, $750}

BUY NATE!

{Nate Berkus Bamboo Table, HSN, $279.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Peacock Cotton Herringbone Throw, Vivre, $225}

BUY NATE!

{Nate Berkus Herringbone Throw, HSN, $24.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Wicker Hurricane, Crate and Barrel, $49.95}

BUY NATE!

 

{Nate Berkus, Set of 2 Woven Wicker Hurricanes, HSN, $14.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Kensington Iron Mirror Table, Layla Grace, $458}

BUY NATE!

{Nate Berkus Handmade Silver Tray Table, HSN, $79.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Mansfield Headboard, Williams Sonoma Home, $1,350 for queen lowest grade fabric}

BUY NATE!

{Nate Berkus Tufted Headboard, HSN, $349}

Dontcha just love him??

Happy Nate Day!!!!

 

Buy This, Not That: Spring Bedding!

There is something about Spring that makes me crave new bedding every year at this time.  A clean, cool, fresh start to the season!  I love all of the new looks out there for the Spring.  Check out some of these options!

LOVE THIS?

{Caroline Duvet, Full/Queen, Serena & Lily, $179}

BUY THIS!

{Birdie Stamp Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, Urban Outfitters,$68}

OR THIS!

 

{Birds Damask Comforter Set, Full/Queen, Dwell Studio for Target, $89.99}

LOVE THIS?

{Mallory Duvet, Full/Queen, Blissliving Home, $275}

BUY THIS!

{Julia Embroidered Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, Pottery Barn, $179}

OR THIS!

{Dwell Studio for Target Casablanca Collection, Full/Queen, $69.99}

LOVE THIS?

{Cirrus Duvet, Full/Queen, Anthropologie, $199}

BUY THIS!

{Parachute Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, West Elm, $99}

LOVE THIS?

{Pinecone Hill Uma Resist Indigo Quilt, Full/Queen, Layla Grace, $304}

BUY THIS!

{Marimekko Sarafan Cobalt Bed Linens, Full/Queen, Crate and Barrel, $99.95}

LOVE THIS?

{Percale Border Bedding, Full/Queen, Williams Sonoma Home, $358}

BUY THIS!

{Suite Organic Duvet Cover, Full/Queen, PB Teen, $119}

LOVE THIS?

{Camile Toile Duvet, Queen, Ballard Designs, $1,050}

BUY THIS!

{Matine Toile Duvet, Full/Queen, Pottery Barn, $149}

Happy Bargain Hunting for Spring!

The Ubiquitous Peacock

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Are peacocks popping up everywhere you look?  From rugs to lamps to pillows and chairs and clothes, oh my!  Here are some fun peacock finds:

I just love this Round Peacock Rug from Urban Outfitters, and it’s only $58!  Wouldn’t it look great in a front hall or a library? 

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Isn’t this peacock wastebasket ($50) from Layla Grace adorable? 

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This peacock snowglobe ($29) from West Elm is fabulous — it would look perfect perched on a bookcase this winter!

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Wouldn’t these peacock glasses from Z Gallerie ($27.80 for a set of 4) look lovely on your Thanksgiving table? 

zgpeacock

A pair of these elegant peacock glass ball lamp ($249) from Shades of Light would be a lovely addition to any living room.

solpeacock

I die for these amazing peacock menagerie boxes from (of course) Jonathan Adler ($68).  Aren’t they delightful?

  japeacock

 

This cool peacock tote ($164) from Layla Grace is described as an “un-diaper bag” for the one-mom-does-all lifestyle.  Yes please.

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Ahhhh, I love these sketched peacock plates from Anthropologie.  Wouldn’t dessert be that much yummier served on one of these?

anthropeacock

And this stately little fella from West Elm is no longer available, but I just had to share him with you, isn’t he fab?

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I think that pretty peacocks provide such a whimsical extravagance!  What do you think?

 P.S. This is the LAST DAY to enter the Lexy Lu hat GIVEAWAY!  Don’t forget!  🙂

Buy This, Not That – Fab Fall Finds!

Enjoy this eclectic mix of Fall accessories to cozy up your home and your wardrobe….

LOVE THIS?

btntpillow

[Lost Garden Pillow, Anthropologie, $88]

BUY THIS!

btntpillow1 

[Linen Suzani Toss Pillow, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

btntboot1

[Biviel Tall Boot, Nordstrom, $244.95]

BUY THIS!

btntboot

[Aerosoles Lasticity, Piperlime, $80]

LOVE THIS?

btntwreath

[Autumn Harvest Wreath, Crate and Barrel, $49.95]

BUY THIS!

btntwreath1

[Fall Berry Wreath, World Market, $19.99]

LOVE THIS?

btntdecanter

[Skull Decanter and Glasses, Gump’s, $98 for decanter, $48 for 2 glasses]

BUY THIS!

btnttray

 [Skull Tray, Pottery Barn, $24]

AND THIS!

btntplate

[Skull Plate, Pottery Barn, $7]

LOVE THIS?

btntthrow

[Haverhill Afghan, Garnet Hill, $348]

BUY THIS!

btntthrow1

[Pine Cone Hill Squares Crochet Throw Blanket, Layla Grace, $234]

OR THIS!

btntthrow2

[Granny Square Afghan, Etsy, $145]

LOVE THIS?

btntcoat

[Betsey Johnson Brushed Plaid Coat, Bloomingdales, $536]

BUY THIS!

btntcoat2

[Steve Madden Hooded Duffle Coat, Nordstrom, $99.90]

LOVE THIS?

btntmat

[Flying Witch Silhouette Doormat, Wisteria, $34]

BUY THIS!

btntmat1

[Halloween Skulls Mat, World Market, $12.99]

Happy Fall Bargain Hunting!

Buy This, Not That – Lighting!

Happy Friday!  You can have chic, modern and fabulous lighting for less.  Enjoy!

LOVE THIS?

wshlamp

[Porcelain Pearl Lamp, Williams Sonoma Home, $495 + $20 additional shipping = $515]

BUY THIS!

pblamp

[Alexis Ceramic Table Lamp, Pottery Barn, $105 for base, $39 for shade = $144]

OR THIS!

pbtlamp

[Bubble Up Lamp Base and Ribbon Trim Shade, PB Teen, $49 for base, $35 for shade = $84]

LOVE THIS?

cblamp

[Marlene Table Lamp, Crate and Barrel, $279]

BUY THIS!

p1lamp

[Black Crystal Table Lamp, Pier 1 Imports, $149]

LOVE THIS?

anthrolamp[One-Lump-Or-Two-Lamp Base Only, Anthropologie, $198]

BUY THIS!

pbtlamp2

[Teacups Lamp Base and Penelope Shade, PB Teen, $69]

LOVE THIS?

lglamp[Jamie Young Luna Floor Lamp, Layla Grace, $712 for base, $175 for shade = $887]

BUY THIS!

p1lamp2[Bristol Floor Lamp, Pier 1 Imports, $150]

OR THIS!

targetlamp[Floor Lamp with Red Shade, Target, $59]

LOVE THIS?

vtlamp

[Pearl Lotus Flower Chandelier, Viva Terra, $329]

BUY THIS!

ikealamp[Knappa Pendant Lamp, Ikea, $29]

Happy and Bright Bargain Hunting!


Buy This, Not That — Bedroom Edition

Welcome to the 3rd edition of “Buy This, Not That.”  Check out these great bargains for the bedroom!

LOVE THIS?

LGbed[Bradley Kirchofer Beadboard Bed, Layla Grace, $1,819 for queen]

BUY THIS!

pbkthomasbed

[Thomas Bed, Pottery Barn Kids, $959 for queen]

OR THIS!

cbbed

[Brighton Bed, Crate and Barrel, $669 for queen]

LOVE THIS?

sundancebed

[Empire Iron Bed, Sundance Catalog, $1,695 + $325 shipping for queen]

BUY THIS!

horchowbed

[Iron Cameo Bed, Horchow, $569 +$74 additional shipping for queen]

LOVE THE DUVET & SHAMS?

ruched

[Crowned Crane Duvet, Anthropologie, $298 for full/queen, $88 for standard sham]

BUY THIS !

westelmduvet

[Organic Cotton Pin-Tuck Duvet Cover, West Elm, $99 for full/queen, $19 for standard sham]

LOVE THIS?

wshomeduvet

[White Solid Border Bedding Duvet, Williams Sonona Home, $348 for  full/queen, $98 for standard sham]

BUY THIS !

pbduvet

[Morgan 400 Thread Count Duvet, Pottery Barn, $199 for full/queen, $39 for standard sham]

LOVE THIS?

wstable[Hampstead Nightstand, Williams Sonoma Home, $1,550 + $110 additional shipping]

BUY THIS!

p1table[Tapanga Nightstand, Pier 1 Imports, $199]

LOVE THIS?

lgnightstand[Louis XV Side Chest, Layla Grace, $558]

BUY THIS!

p1sidetable[Spring in Paradise Nightstand, Pier 1 Imports, $129]

Happy Bedroom Bargain Hunting!

P.S. Be sure to click back tomorrow for an amazing guest blogger on her fave things!