Nursery Décor Ideas to go Gaga Over

Ready to nest? We are sharing a few nursery decor ideas and fun furnishings to transform any room into a chic, restful space for baby — and mama!

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Nursery Decorating Ideas

Vetro Crib in Clear Acrylic from Nursery Works

Finally, a way to peek on a sleeping baby without tip-toeing all the way into the room!  Nursery Works created the first 100 percent recyclable, non-toxic acrylic crib on the market named the Vetro.  Combining utility, purity and understated beauty, this crib is exclusively handcrafted and laser-etched with a unique limited edition number. Clear sides provide an unimpeded view of the baby and nursery. The unexpected black and white bedding adds a fun graphic element. 

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Dolce Baby’s Angelina Upholstered Crib

This sweet yet sophisticated room offers classic French Provincial style with a pretty pink, purple and grey color palette. The crib features hand-sculpted floral appliqués and cabriole legs and can be easily transitioned to a toddler bed and day bed. We are fans of the canvas artwork and princess chandelier.

Nursery Decor Ideas

PetitNest Garcon Crib

Marrying modern design with striking filigree carvings, the Garcon crib lends an eye-catching statement to a nursery.

 Instant charm

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WallTat Helicopter Ceiling Decal

Our good friends over at WallTat offer a wide range of wall decals that offer high impact at a low cost. We love this clever design that uses your existing ceiling fan to serve as the blades of this easy-to-install chopper — perfect for transitioning a nursery into a big boy room.


Baby Whales Decals from WalTat

Another favorite WallTat decal is this darling Baby Whale set. This is the perfect gender neutral accent to your walls above dressers, cribs or changing tables.  The decals are available in 34 colors for the large and small whales that best fit for your nursery’s decor. The circle rug adds warm to this room while the mint polka dots with orange accents turn up the playfulness!

 The right light

We recommend not using any harsh lighting in a nursery. If you have an overhead fixture above the crib, install a dimmer to adjust at bedtime. A small accent lamp is perfect for story time and nightlights add safety and comfort during those late-night feedings.

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Land of Nod Hedgehog Nightlight

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Land of Nod Gumball Machine Nightlight

When decorating your nursery, be sure to allow enough time to let the paint and new furniture air out. It’s best to order furniture 12 to 15 weeks before the baby’s due date to ensure that it’s delivered and assembled in time.

Planning ahead or using an interior designer to decorate your nursery helps alleviate stress keep your energy in a much-needed reserve.

Pillow Talk: Decorating with Accent Pillows


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We’re going to let you in on a little design secret: decorating with accent pillows is the easiest and most affordable way to instantly update a room!  Here are a few guidelines to help choose the right accent pillows for your living space:


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Size and shape: Accent pillows come in four basic shapes: bolsters, circles, squares and rectangle. Which size and shape you choose really depends on how the pillow will be used. Will the pillow need to provide lumbar support? Does it needs to double as a head pillow for couch potatoes? Is the back of the chair hard? Some rules of thumb are that standard 18” square pillows fit neatly on most standard-sized sofas. If your sofa has a very low back, 16” squares might be a better choice. Oversized pillows are perfect for family rooms or basement man caves to create a more laid-back, lounge vibe.



What’s inside: Feather-and-down fill offers more squish and a higher price tag. Synthetic fills can appear less lush, but do hold their shape and are more affordable.



How many: In design arrangements, odd numbers tend to be more interesting but symmetry can be just as appealing. Play with one accent pillow for a chair and three or five for a standard sized sofa. Also, if you have to move pillows to sit down comfortably on your sofa, you probably have too many!


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Mix it up:  If you are nervous about mixing patterns, select pillows that have at least one color in common and vary the scale of the patterns. For example, if one pillow has a small detailed graphic print, pair it with a large pattern or none at all. Each pillow should stand out on it’s own without competing for your eye’s attention.

You can also choose contrasting textures — velvet, leather, linen or silk  — to add warmth, interest and traction so the pillows do not slide off the sofa’s surface.

Decorating with accent pillows

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Consider the whole room: If you are buying accent pillows for several pieces of furniture in the same room, consider them together as a group. They do not need to match, but there should be a harmonious feature — color, style, pattern — that unifies the pillows togehter.

If you need a change, swap the pillows out, reverse them or try a slipcover. For more decorating ideas, contact us today!

Hotel Bucket List #2 of Luxurious Interior Designs

In our last post, we shared our hotel bucket list #1 of luxurious suites with opulent interior designs. In addition to having luxe accommodations, the design of each suite showcases the stunning views that each location has to offer. That is what smart interior design is all about!

suite_ty-warner_fourseasons_channelFour Seasons Hotel, Ty Warner Penthouse, NYC
Created by visionary architects I. M. Pei and Peter Marino, this 4,300-square-foot penthouse is the highest hotel suite in New York City and offers incredible 360-degree views. What we love: every element, from the textiles to the furniture to the distinctive artwork, has been specially commissioned from internationally renowned artisans and craftspeople. The finest-quality finishes are employed at every level, from soft calfskin leather walls in the dressing room and semi-precious stones in the Zen room waterfall to rich walnut, afrormosia and Mexican sycamore wood in the spa room and Mexican travertine stone floors in the breakfast room. The master bathroom is clad in rare Chinese onyx, including sinks carved from solid blocks of rock crystal. 

Auberge du Soleil Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, California
These deluxe accommodations feature clean architectural lines that blend French detail with relaxed California style. The open layout of the guestrooms was inspired by the colors of the South of France. The design creates a romantic, country-inn atmosphere through a muted color palette of sand, pale terracotta and ocher. The addition of custom furnishings, sculptural bathtubs, heated limestone floors and detailed stonework make for an exquisitely relaxing environment, providing a true sense of serenity and escape. French doors open onto a private terrace surrounded by seasonal foliage of Napa Valley offering varying views.

Kamehameha Suite, Honua Kai Resort & Spa, HawaiiKamehameha Suite, Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Hawaii
The Kamehameha Suite boasts a 3,200-square-foot veranda — the largest on Maui! Perfect for whale watching views of Moloka’i and Lana’i islands, the West Maui Mountains and the Pacific. The six-room oceanfront suite features a gourmet kitchen, three lavish bathrooms and natural teak and travertine finishes.

The_PlaceThe Place, Ko Tao, Thailand
Nestled charmingly in the hills above the small village of Sairee on Koh Tao, all villas have stunning views overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. Each boutique villa has a private infinity pool that offer total privacy and complete relaxation. A large open-plan area featuring a spacious bedroom, en-suite dressing room, living area, contemporary bathroom with double washbasins, glassed-roofed shower and a separate kitchenette. The floor length sliding doors allow the front of each villa to be opened completely. This amplifies the living space and gives you an unobstructed view of the ocean. In 2015, The Place has been ranked No. 1 in the world by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards in four categories: Small Hotel, Luxury Hotel, Hotel for Service and Hotel for Romance.

Hotel Bucket List of Luxurious Interior Designs

Hotel Bucket List of Luxurious Interior Designs

Four Seasons Resort in Bora Bora

Just because summer is starting to wind down doesn’t mean that we can’t stop dreaming about an exotic getaway! We’ve started our bucket list of incredible hotels with spectacular views and, of course, luxurious interior designs. (And one that includes a private chef and butler!) Ready to run away with us?

Alila Ubud Hotel, Bali

Hotel Bucket List of Luxurious Interior Designs
The world-renowned architectural firm Kerry Hill Architects made use of traditional Balinese design, but transformed it into modern geometry in the exotic creation of the Ubud villa hotel. Smooth plaster walls and concrete meet thatched roofs. Terrazzo tiles meet crushed rock. Wood meets glass This incredible balance of old and new makes the Ubud one of the most uniquely designed boutique hotels. Each villa includes individual garden terraces and a back courtyard with an open-air bathroom and shower surrounded by refreshing valley views.

Four Season Hotel, Bora Bora

Hotel Bucket List of Luxurious Interior Designs Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora consists of 100 overwater bungalows perched on stilts above a turquoise lagoon with views of the majestic Mount Otemanu. Designed by architects Didier Lefort and Pierre-Jean Picart, with BAMO as the interior designers, the award-winning rooms feature traditional teak furnishings, high ceilings and roofs thatched with pandanus leaves.

The Hotel President Wilson, Presidential Suite, Switzerland

Hotel Bucket List of Luxurious Interior Designs The Royal Penthouse is famous for being the largest suite in Europe and the most expensive in the world at $81,000 per night! Located on the eighth and top floor of the hotel, this penthouse offers 12 luxury bedrooms including marble bathrooms, as well as a private terrace with a unforgettable panoramic view over the lake and the Mont-Blanc. With every conceivable amenity, such as one of the 3 biggest TV screens in the world, a Steinway grand piano, a billiards table, a collection of ancient books and pieces of art, as well as a private gym, the suite leaves nothing to be desired — including a private chef and butler at your disposal.

Laucala Island Resort, Fuji

Hotel Bucket List of Luxurious Interior Designs panoramic-view-luxury-villa-rentals-exoticDescribed by Travel & Leisure magazine as perhaps “the world’s most extravagant resort,” Laucala Island Resort features only 25 luxury residences, each designed with a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living.  According to their website, the villas are designed with soft curves and free-flowing shapes, using natural materials in construction: thatch roofs made from the leaves of sago palms, local doga timber, bala bala fern stems, and a traditional coconut husk weave known as magi magi. Impeccably furnished bedroom and living areas open to private gardens, each with an infinity-edge pool lit by Tikki torches come dusk.

Stay tuned for part two of our “Hotel Bucket List of Luxurious Interior Designs!”

Outdoor Decor: Our Planter Idea Book

Does your entryway or patio need a little mid-summer boost? We’ve gathered our favorite outdoor planter ideas to add visual interest, boost curb appeal or create an outdoor oasis. Planters are not only affordable, but also extremely versatile thanks to the wide range of sizes, shapes and textures that can spruce up any outdoor area.

When planning your outdoor decor, consider using large planters or urns that make a statement and add visual interest to your porch, deck or entryway. Keep the scale of the space and your home in mind when determining the size of the container and the height of the plants or topiaries.

Here are few outdoor planters ideas and decorating tips that we’re sure you’ll dig!

Play with heights, textures and patterns in sets of three:


Malta Planters from Frontgate


Courtesy of HGTV Gardens

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Madison Planters from Frontgate








Arrange a row of identical planters with ornamental grass to create a dramatic walkway or designate areas of the yard for entertaining and dining.

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Courtesy of Real Simple

Keep the scale of your outdoor furniture in mind when choosing a planter. If your deck furniture is clean and modern, consider a planter design with the same contemporary look.

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Umbria etched concrete planters from Pottery Barn

Tight on space? Outdoor planters can also be used vertically to make the most of an unused outdoor wall, porch or fence. Vertical planters are also perfect for growing herbs with minimal maintenance.

Gronomic cedar vertical planter from Williams Sonoma

Gronomic cedar vertical planter from Williams Sonoma

Vertical planters can also add an unexpected art element when used with hearty succulents.

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Uncommon Goods living wall art can also be used as an outdoor centerpiece.

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Unexpected display of low-maintenance Air Plant, Staghorn Fern and Oncidium Twinkle from Viva Terra.

When choosing a planter for an entryway, consider how to compliment your home’s door height, architectural features and color of the exterior.

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Worried about tying the outdoor space together without being too matchy-matchy? Use a consistent theme for your planters from your front porch throughout the yard, deck and walkways.

Reclaimed French oak ties  together this collection from Restoration Hardware.

Reclaimed planks of French oak tie together this collection from Restoration Hardware.

For a pop of color or element of surprise, experiment with unconventional planters that embrace summertime whimsy!

Whimsical planters from Serralunga can be screwed into the ground.

Bright yellow planters from Serralunga can be screwed into the ground — ideal for sloped yards or gardens.

For inspiration on which flowers and foliage work best together in planters, we recommend Proven Winner’s website. It offers great combination planter recipes and a search feature to help you create your own.  A good rule of thumb is to arrange the plants on top the soil with the taller plants near the center, followed by the shorter plants then adding trailing plants around the edge. You could also make a statement by just focusing on one type of bold plant or clump of ornamental grass.

For more ideas on how to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor space, contact us for a complimentary consultation: 630-782-0806 or