Nursery Decor and Curtains

Fabric can really jazz up a room….or create a calming effect on a room. I am beginning to love curtains. They are a great alternative to a door in a nursery closet. And when they are attached a ceiling, they can make a great backdrop on a wide wall. (No window required!) Of course, the sophisticated drama of fabric around a canopy is a personal favorite of mine. I have lunch with some girlfriends this afternoon, and lots of work to do this evening! Cheers to a happy summer weekend, friends! Photos are courtesy of Young House Love (nursery) and Pink Wallpaper.

Baby Boy Nurseries

We spotted these cute baby boy nurseries at DecorPad! They are calm, cool and cozy!

Vintage Nursery Design

We found this rock n’ roll themed vintage nursery design at Design Dazzle! The baby’s name is even Cash…so this theme goes all the way. We love the record valance and the distressed wooden dresser. And all of the large album covers were found at estate sales. The creativity here is fantastic!

Trend Spotting: Vintage Hanky

We love it when Posh Tots releases new nursery ensembles! This vintage hanky look is fresh and fun. The bedding begins at $690.

Dwell Studio Nursery Design

Project Nursery has some stylish Dwell nursery designs! Love it!

Tori and Dean: Stella’s Nursery Decor

We mentioned our love for Tori and Dean’s decorating style in the past; we have to admit we are big fans of Home Sweet Hollywood on TLC. Tori’s Hollywood Glam vibe is very appealing. And we loved their daughter Stella’s room when it was featured on the show last season.

Today, we learned the furnishings are from one of our favorite baby stores, Posh Tots! We recall that Tori wanted a chic look for baby Stella, and Dean insisted on a pink room for his first daughter. Below are some of the items that made this luxe room a showstopper.

Crib, $1,364

Serena and Lily Harper Bedding, $559

Stencils, $250

Dresser, $1329


Domino Magazine: The Style Gene

Domino Magazine featured some glamorous nurseries this month.This jewel-box space was created by Michelle Rubel, an events manager for the magazine. The theme for her son’s room is uptown prepster, and the nursery was actually converted from a walk-in closet! A Murphy bed-style changing table was painted to match the walls, so it essentially disappears when it is not in use. This is a great example of dramatic style in a small space.

Crib, Sparrow, $690

Paint, Martha Stewart Blue Agave

Rug, Gracious Home, $120 

The Glamour of Canopy Cribs

I have a serious infatuation with canopy cribs. This does not, however, translate into adult beds. Rather, I equate a baby canopy crib with an oppulance we can afford our little angels. We all have hopes and dreams for the newborns in our lives. Certainly, we all know that “giving” a child the moon is not in his or her best interest. But for me, a white canopy crib is paying tribute to baby’s innocence and purity. Life gets hard soon enough. Babyhood is time to pamper infants….and indulge in some of our favorite luxury buys, as well!  One of my favorites is from Restoration Hardware baby & child, below. The white sutton canopy crib is $999.    

Bratt Decor also has an amazing venetian white wrought iron crib for $966 that would look excellent in a Hollywood-glamour type nursery. (The company offers several additional options for finishes, including gold.) You can make this look modern with bold bedding—or keep it traditional with pastels and a ruffled skirt. I could see this being a family heirloom crib, and Bratt Decor has an excellent reputation for quality. You may recall, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony also chose Bratt Decor cribs for their twins. 

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Chic Baby Bedding

One of the most exciting trends in nursery decor is the selection of available baby bedding. Not long ago, choices were limited to little duckies and cows jumping over the moon. Hey, there is nothing wrong with a little barnyard fun, but we are positively giddy over the growing Serena and Lily collection.   

The luxe collections are modern yet whimsical. The vibe is stylish, yet still baby. One of my favorite parts of the line is that each design has a name and a description of the theme. I can read each description, and envision the future ”mini-me” running around. For example, when my friend Courtney has a baby girl, the “Greta” style should be her bedding:

Greta is a stunner. She’s a classic beauty with the taste, style and wit of a 1940′s film star. Greta’s driven, too. She’ll get what she wants out of life because she’s not afraid to work for it.

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