WeeArt Wednesdays

Created by Vinithra Amarnathan on May 28, 2014

Todays WeeArt pick – An original collage by Dawn Wolfe. Hand cut butterflies assembled in a stunning grid shape! And I love that it has shades of beautiful rich orchid – the pantone color of the year!

A stunning piece in a little girls room/nursery:)

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WeeArt Wednesdays

Created by Vinithra Amarnathan on May 21, 2014

Its Wednesday and we’d like to introduce – Wee Art.

A beautiful piece of art goes a long way in decorating a space – pulls it together, adds a pop of color, creates visual interest and most importantly is one of the best ways to reflect your personality and that of your space. So every wednesday we pick a favorite piece of art! I’m having a hard time picking one:)

Todays pick – Girl in the yellow suit by Lisa Golightly. I love the simple look, the softness and elegance of this portrait. I also love that its not too kiddie and can find a spot even beyond your little girls nursery or bedroom. And it has a pop of yellow, which makes me happy:)

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A little beach in your life – 5 beach inspired accents!

Created by Vinithra Amarnathan on May 20, 2014

Just got back after a week at the beach and nothings more inspiring than seeing white sand, blue waters and open skies.

Not everyone wants a nautical themed or a coastal beach inspired space…..but how about a little blue & white or some fun accents that can bring in some of that laid-back feel! Here are my 5 favorite fun and versatile picks that do just that!

 

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Curtains – Anthropologie

Pillows – Horchow 

Turquoise & white glass knob – Etsy

Kai Shell lamps – Pottery Barn

Plush whale – Land of nod

 

 

Mother’s Day Special Gift certificates – All May!

Created by Vinithra Amarnathan on May 8, 2014

Yet to find that perfect mother’s day gift for your BFF mom to be, a new mom or just want to thank a mom for being the best everyday! What better than a gift certificate for one of our wee makeover or wee virtual design packages!

Having a beautiful nursery in time for your baby or an updated living space for your family – that’s sure going to make any Mother happy:)

Mother’s day special gift certificates – 15% off our Wee Makeover & Wee Virtual Design packages – All May!

 

 

Repurposing existing furniture – Nursery to Toddler’s room

Created by Vinithra Amarnathan on May 6, 2014

The boy is now 2.5 and the nursery with a rocker and crib doesn’t seem to be cutting it anymore. So its time for a new space for the little guy! Yay! My favorite color is yellow and until he can make up his mind, I think he loves yellow too! And tigers! And the moon and stars!

So here’s the inspiration/design board for an updated toddler space with all of the boy’s favorite things and some of mine:)

One of the key things here was how to repurpose as much existing furniture as possible and add fresh accents primarily by way of accessories. And I must say the only single piece of furniture I got new here is the Ikea Sundvik toddler bed that converts into a twin. We plan to use it in the extended twin bed version, set up against the wall and designed as a daybed with lots of pillows so it can be a good spot for reading and good night cuddles before he gets into his converted toddler bed. (Oh and while we are on the topic of toddler bed conversion….I must say that finally after what seemed like a very long week….he will stay in his bed for most parts!)

So why didn’t we get a daybed you may ask? I figured in the long term if he wanted to shift into the twin bed he could or we could also resize it to a toddler bed if need be once we need the crib for baby #2.

Other than that the dresser, crib/toddler bed, most of the lighting and storage are repurposed. Its necessary to have furniture that can grow with your child and accommodate to their changing needs. I also believe that while picking key accessories like rugs, curtains etc its great to keep in mind how these designs can transition to another space if need be. Here I’ve picked a rug and curtains that can work in a variety of spaces.

When it comes to art, smaller accessories and bedding, I think its a great and affordable way to bring in some fun into the space while staying within a budget.

 

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Items used (clockwise from top left)
Burlap A frame tent – Zulily
Pennant pendant lamp – Land of nod
Moon, clouds and stars wall decals – Etsy
Orange floor pillow – Repurposed (Available at CB2)
Throw pillows – Kantha cloud pillow (Jaypore), Star and cloud pillows (Land of nod)
Colorblock curtains – Land of nod
Chevron rug (Nuloom) – Overstock
Toddler bed – Repurposed
Bedding – H&M Home and Land of Nod
Baby Tiger art – Animal print shop by Sharon Montrose
Twin Bed – Ikea Sundvik
Bedding – Colorblock bedding by Steven Alan (West Elm)
Floor Lamp – Repurposed (Available at Target)
Storage cubes – Way Basics
Typography Art – Etsy
Dresser – Repurposed (Available at Ikea)
Table Lamp on Dresser – Repurposed
Art above Dresser – Repurposed (Available at Ikea)
Laundry Hamper – Repurposed

 

 

Block print crush – A nod to India

Created by Vinithra Amarnathan on May 5, 2014

This being my first post….I thought it’s only befitting that I indulge in some of my favorite inspirations – fabric, cotton, color and beautiful patterns.

I’m rounding up for you some beautiful picks made of 100% cotton, block printed in gorgeous colors and hand made from scratch….what’s not to love!
From organic cotton bedding to handmade cotton toys and even wallpaper, these patterns can give your nursery a bohemian chic look and best of all they are natural, organic and handmade!

Have you used block prints in your home/nursery….have any favorites? Be sure to share your picks with us!

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Bedding 

Elephant muslin dohar  (Aqua) $35  & Elephant infant set  $95- Good Earth (http://www.goodearth.in/)

Padma toddler quilt (Pink) $100 & Taj Paisley Pink crib fitted sheet $40 – Rikshaw Design (http://rikshawdesign.com/)

Toys

Taj Patchwork Elephant (Blue) $58 – Rikshaw Design, Owl Kantha cotton soft toy $30 – Jaypore (https://www.jaypore.com/), Cheeky Monkey $35 – Good Earth

Pillows

Mysore Chatri Hand block print cushion $35 – Good Earth, Parrot Kantha cushion cover $47 – Jaypore, Rangeela Linen cushion cover $33 – Jaypore

Wallpaper

Herringbone wallpaper (Salmon) $88 & Jaipur wallpaper (Cactus) $88 – Serena & Lily (http://www.serenaandlily.com/)

Storage

Nesting box Babar & Nesting box Amanda $55 each – Roberta Roller Rabbit (http://robertarollerrabbit.com/)

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