Archive for the ‘Bedroom’ Category

February, Feng Shui & Valentine’s Day

February, Feng Shui & Valentine’s Day by GraceAnn Simoni

Let’s give ourselves a sweet design treat, with Contributor GraceAnn Simoni. An Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area, GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

Are you aware that you will spend 1/3 of your life on average sleeping? Your environment for sleeping should be of great concern.

We [...] Read more »

DIY Decoupage Storage Pails

DIY Decoupage Storage Pails by Sherri Blum

Here’s a fun DIY for you and the kids, from our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door.

Let’s face it, most children’s rooms are small. And considering that these rooms usually hold more junk stuff than most, parents find ourselves dealing with organizational [...] Read more »

Lexi’s Paint Chip Dresser — Makeover

Lexi’s Paint Chip Dresser — Makeover So simple, yet effective.

When I found Lexi Adams’ dresser transformation, I pounded my forehead – why didn’t I think to do that? Here’s the Before and After and the scoop on the fresh look this Brooklyn, NY photographer got with a little paint, elbow grease, and good advice from Dad.

HomeWorkshop (HW): Are you a design-diva, big into DIY and decorating, or was this [...] Read more »

Nursery Trends for 2011

Nursery Trends for 2011 by Sherri Blum

Here’s the latest decor forecast for the little ones’ rooms, from our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door.

Happy New Year! Besides recovering from the holiday madness festivities, the beginning of each year usually means I’ll be interviewed by several Web sites, [...] Read more »

Designing a Gender-Neutral Nursery

Designing a Gender-Neutral Nursery by Sherri Blum

Today our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum shares her advice for readying a beautiful baby’s room, that will work for either gender.

With all of the modern medical advances available today that allow a couple to find out the sex of their baby in advance, I’ve found more and more clients deciding to wait and find out on delivery [...] Read more »

Finding Yourself Through Design

Finding Yourself Through Design Is it possible to discover the true you, with a new bedroom design?

Interior Designer Kristi Dinner helped her client do just that.

Photographs by Emily Minton-Redfield

The Denver, Colorado designer considers listening the most important thing an interior designer can do.

Dinner—who spent several years in Hollywood doing set design for ‘pretend’ homeowners—appreciates creating a space for the real thing. “We would get so much information, [...] Read more »

Nursery Chest DIY Makeover

Nursery Chest DIY Makeover by Diana Durkes

Here’s an original project idea for baby’s nursery. It’s DIY time, with furniture and accessories makeover specialist, Contributor Diana Durkes. Diana gives “New Life to the Tossed and Found” at her blog, Fine Diving.

I came upon this sweet cupboard at a house sale last month. It was a lesser piece among a houseful of pretty, practical antiques. Many had sold, but [...] Read more »

Makeover — ‘Victoria’ the Dressing Table

Makeover — ‘Victoria’ the Dressing Table by Lia Fagan

Interior Designer Lia Fagan is back – and another castoff piece of furniture is the better for it. Enjoy Lia’s guest post, and the transformed Deco diva, ‘Victoria’.

I rescued Victoria from a local reuse centre…rows upon rows of withered souls just looking to be brought back to life.

“My, you’re a long way from the salon.”

She was in great shape structurally, but was [...] Read more »

Celebrity Nurseries & Bedding Designer Katy Mimari

Celebrity Nurseries & Bedding Designer Katy Mimari by Sherri Blum

Today our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum introduces us to one of her peers. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door.

New Girl Nursery Bedding from Katy Mimari’s Caden Lane

As a children’s interior designer and product designer, I have the opportunity to meet some smart, creative, witty and all [...] Read more »

Master Retreat is Serene and Elegant — Part I

Master Retreat is Serene and Elegant — Part I I crammed my notebook page with blissful scribbles.

- Tailored yet Zen

- Latte and cream

- Delish fixtures

Photographs by Margot Hartford. (Click on the photos for more detail.)

As I toured Hershon Hartley Design’s Master Suite at this year’s Marin Designers Showcase, I kept whispering to myself, “Wow.”

The spaces were calming and captivating at the same time. It was a retreat in the true [...] Read more »

Little Black Dress — Dressing Room and Bath

Little Black Dress — Dressing Room and Bath Small spaces in our homes are often treated like afterthoughts. Not so for this dressing room and bath worthy of an up-and-coming fashionista. These were favorites of the spaces we saw at this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase.

Photographs by David Duncan Livingston

We loved how the designers—George Brazil and Cecilia Sagrera of SagreraBrazilDesign—brought light and a soft, fresh color scheme into the space. And we were [...] Read more »

Candice Olson in Person — Her Take on Kids Room Design…

Candice Olson in Person — Her Take on Kids Room Design… …Her Wallpapers, Divine Design & The Future

 

by Sherri Blum

This week, our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor—Sherri Blum—got to meet someone she really looks up to (literally and figuratively). She shares her visit

with us.

 

I had the distinctive honor of meeting the one and only Candice Olson of Divine Design this week! I can’t even begin to express how great it was to meet [...] Read more »

Designer Nursery for Baby 1, 2, 3

Designer Nursery for Baby 1, 2, 3 Parents of triplets can use any shred of tranquility they can get their diaper-strapping, baby-bouncing hands on. What if the nursery could be designed to relax?

That’s what Stephanie Marsh Fillbrandt and her team at Marsh & Clark Design accomplished with their Nursery Design for Triplets, at this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase.

Photographs by Elisabeth Fall

The subdued color palette isn’t what you typically see in [...] Read more »

More Earth-Friendly Nursery Options

More Earth-Friendly Nursery Options by Sherri Blum

Today our Nursery and Kids Room Design Expert and Contributor, Sherri Blum talks about the choices we make when creating spaces for our kids. A pioneer specialist for children’s-room interior design, Sherri’s designs for celebrities, and for the baby next door.

In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to take a moment to share some great, earth-friendly decorating options for your nursery or child’s [...] Read more »

Merging Form and Art

Merging Form and Art Artist Profile — Jo Roessler

When does a useful object become art?

I think you know it when you see it. Take for example the furniture designed and handcrafted by Jo Roessler of Nojo Design in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Jo has a thing for beds and I think I have a thing for his beds. Artful and refined. What dreams I’d design in one of these beds.

“My initial [...] Read more »

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