Archive for January, 2012

Clever Crafting: DIY Valentine Cards

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids with Magnifying Glasses
Magnifying Glass Valentines via Dandee Designs

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids Paint Chips
Paint Strip Valentines via Country Living

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids with Super Heroes
Robot Valentines via Lisa Storms, Super Hero Valentines via Zakka Life

Color Theory Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids
Color Theory Valentines via Mer Mag

Isn’t everything a little sweeter when it’s handmade? We think so! Spend a Saturday having fun with your kids creating DIY Valentine cards they’ll be proud to pass out at school. Unleash your child’s inner artist with Color Theory Valentines, or just visit the paint aisle to get your supplies for the super simple Paint Strip Valentines. Save the day (and dress up sweet treats) with a Super Hero Valentine or bring back the Robot. Still searching for the perfect idea? Don’t overlook the Magnifying Glass Valentine!

Sweet As: Valentine’s Day Party And Printables

Valentine Party Styled by Anders Ruff
Our friends at Anders Ruff created this charming party, showcasing their Valentine’s Day Printable Collection along with darling decorating ideas that just about anyone could pull off. Moms will love the cute card, envelopes and candy wrappers to add a little extra personality to kid’s school exchanges, making this collection a keeper even if you have no party to plan. All photos styled by Anders Ruff, photographed by Becca Bond Photography

Pink Valentine's Day Printables Styled by Anders Ruff
Party flags on striped straws and a Valentine label add sweet sass to a vintage soda bottle. Mini chocolate bars and Hershey’s Kisses get a Valentine upgrade with Anders Ruff printable wrappers, and fabric flowers are both easy to make and a fun project to do with kids!

Valentine Party Styled by Anders Ruff
A candy buffet works overtime as gorgeous party decor and a sweet treat station for your guests. Glass apothecary glass are filled with meringues and layers of pink and white cotton candy for color, while easy to make paper plate polyhedrons are suspended above (yes, made from paper plates and they look fab!)

Valentine's Day Dessert Table Styled by Anders Ruff
A basic cake from Target gets wrapped in fondant for a custom look. Cute cards and envelopes double as party invites or Valentine cards for classroom exchanges. Cookies are baked with a hole at the top, strung on ribbon and are the perfect edible accent to the dessert table!

Valentine's Day Desserts, Printables and Cookies Style by Anders Ruff
Make your own favor boxes and cootie catchers/fortune tellers with templates included in the Anders Ruff printables set and use their patterned papers and a craft punch to create a Valentine garland. For more details, visit the Anders Ruff blog. All photos styled by: Anders Ruff Photographed by: Becca Bond Photography

Get The Look: Stunning Nursery Walls (Ceilings Too!)

Moroccan Stencil for Nursery Walls
Get the look: Large Rabat Moroccan Stencil, Sherwin Williams Paint: Hopeful, Interesting Aqua, Amour Pink
Featured on: Project Nursery Designed by: Emily K Paperie

A Moroccan Stencil and a few cans of paint can create a stunning nursery accent wall that transitions perfectly as your little one grows up. Two different shades of pink keep this fun design sophisticated and chic.

  

Grey Chevron Stripes for Nursery
Get the Look: How-to tutorial, Sherwin Williams Paint: Uncertain Grey, Extra White Designed by: Nadia of House 36

Chevron designs are everywhere these days – from rugs to pillows to walls, and for good reason. This classic pattern looks great in just about any color, but we adore how the grey used here works as a neutral. To create your own chevron nursery wall, get your painter’s tape ready and head over to House 36 for Nadia’s Chevron how-to tutorial.

  

Oversized Letters for Baby Nursery Walls
Get the look: Benjamin Moore Paint: Blue Heather, Silver Mist, Silver Cloud Featured on: A List Baby

Although putting baby’s name on the nursery wall isn’t a new idea, we LOVE the modern twist these Oversized Letters add! Vary the size of your lettering and mix paint finishes (gloss, flat and semi-gloss) to add visual interest, sticking to a monochromatic color palette to keep the finished result simple and soothing. Create the oversize letters out of rigid paper, taping them to the wall to achieve the desired layout. Lightly trace around the edges to create outlines, remove the guide letters and paint inside the lines.

  

Striped Ceiling on Nursery by Domino Editor
Get the look: Benjamin Moore Paint: Yolk, White Wisp Featured on: Brides, originally seen in Domino

Make a bold statement with bright Ceiling Stripes, taking inspiration from the nursery of J. Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons’ son, Beckett. Color doesn’t have to be limited to walls, and stripes overhead give baby something captivating to look at from the crib. If high contrast brights are not your thing, go tonal or pair two neutral colors together to create a unique room for all ages.

Pin It To Win It: Contest Winners!

Layla Grayce Pinterest Foyer Design Contest Winner
1st Place Dream Foyer pinned by: Cassie Leik

Layla Grayce Pinterest Foyer Design Contest Winner
2nd Place Dream Foyer pinned by: MelisaTheMom, 3rd Place Dream Foyer pinned by: Sarah Kirk

The results are in, and we’re sure you had as hard a time choosing a favorite Pinterest board as we did. Although the competition was fierce, Cassie Leik’s took top honors with her “Modern Meets Vintage” foyer entryway. The time and thought she put into her selections seemed to resonate with our voters. Here’s what Cassie had to say about her Pinterest board:

“I chose a floral mustard wallpaper which I accented with a bold black & white stripe rug. Since there is no division between my foyer and living room, the Room Screen is key to creating a separate space. A pair of lamps anchor the console table along with a stack of vintage books, and a white garden stool will be tucked underneath to one side. Lastly, I chose a wall clock instead of a mirror to hang above the table as I am always running late!”

Congratulations Cassie, you’ve won $500 to help create your Dream Foyer! Additional congrats go out to our 2nd place finalist, MelisaTheMom, our 3rd Place finalist, Sarah Kirk, and thanks to everyone who participated and voted for your favorite!

May We Offer You a Seat? We Think These Are Perfect

Taylor Scott Barcelona Chair
Taylor Scott Barcelona Chair

Taylor Scott Author Chair
Taylor Scott Author Chair

Taylor Scott Derek Loveseat
Taylor Scott Derek Loveseat

Taylor Scott Willow Sofa
Taylor Scott Willow Sofa

Taylor Scott Convertible 2 Piece Sofa
Taylor Scott Convertible 2 Piece Sofa

We’ve been on a hunt for fabulous new seating and we think we’ve found the perfect thing – for just about anyone, any style! Our line of Taylor Scott furniture features designs ranging from charming cottage to elegantly modernized, all upholstered in your choice of fabrication with comfy white goose down filled cushions, bench made in the USA.
Shop the entire Taylor Scott Collection >

Time To vote! Choose The Winning Pinterest Board

Rustic European Foyer Pinterest Contest
This Dream Foyer pinned by: Sarah Kirk

Vintage Meets Modern Foyer Design Pinterest Contest
This Dream Foyer pinned by: Cassie Leik

Turquoise Foyer Pinterest Contest
This Dream Foyer pinned by: MelisaTheMom

Old World Charm Pinterest Foyer Design Contest
This Dream Foyer pinned by: Bonnie Brisebois Agugliaro

Silver and Blue Entryway
This Dream Foyer pinned by: Elise Pearson

The response was overwhelming, the entries were fabulous, and our design team has narrowed it down to the top 5 finalists.  Now it’s time for you to decide the winners – vote for your favorite Pinterest board, and don’t forget to encourage friends and family to vote too. The winners will be announced on our Facebook page Wednesday, January 25th. The winning entries will receive:

  • 1st Place: A choice of any item you pinned valued at $500 (or less)
  • 2nd Place: A choice of any item you pinned valued at $250 (or less)
  • 3rd Place: A $100 Layla Grayce gift certificate

New DwellStudio Crib Bedding For 2012

DwellStudio Rosette Blossom Crib Set
DwellStudio Rosette Blossom Crib Bedding Set and Rosette Blossom Rug
Shown below: Kid’s Play Blanket, Round Kid’s Rug, Crib Bumper, Kid’s Boudoir Pillow

DwellStudio Woodland Tumble Crib Set
DwellStudio Woodland Tumble Mocha Crib Bedding Set and Woodland Tumble Chocolate Rug
Shown below: Round Kid’s Rug, Kid’s Boudoir Pillow, Crib Bumper, Kid’s Play Blanket

DwellStudio Vintage Blossom Crib Set
DwellStudio Vintage Blossom Blush Crib Bedding Set and Zig Zag Pink Multi Rug
Shown below: Crib Bumper, Kid’s Boudoir Pillow, Kid’s Play Blanket

DwellStudio is known for their unique graphic prints, and the latest introductions for 2012 are sure to please. Woodland critters in shades of ash and soft green amble across crib bumpers, punchy coral blossoms spring up on rugs and pillows and pretty pink toile birds perch on flowering branches. Available in bibs, changing covers, pillows, rugs, crib sets and individual crib separates, we know you’ll find a lot to love in the latest collection. Shop what’s new from DwellStudio

DwellStudio Kids Sleep Sack Dots Chocolate
DWELLSTUDIO GIFT WITH PURCHASE

Spend $220 on DwellStudio crib bedding or crib separates and receive a chocolate dots sleep sack while supplies last! Enter code: dwell2012 at checkout.

Get The Look: Traditional, Classic Blue

Traditional Blue Dining Room from Atlanata Homes Magazine
Interior design by: Elizabeth Elsey As featured in: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Photos: Mali Azima

Traditional Blue Dining Room from Atlanata Homes Magazine
Interior design by: Elizabeth Elsey As featured in: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Photos: Mali Azima

Traditional Blue Living Room from Atlanata Homes Magazine
Interior design by: Elizabeth Elsey As featured in: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Photos: Mali Azima

Traditional Blue Living Room from Atlanata Homes Magazine
Interior design by: Elizabeth Elsey As featured in: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Photos: Mali Azima

Traditional Blue Living Room from Atlanata Homes Magazine
Interior design by: Elizabeth Elsey As featured in: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Photos: Mali Azima

Traditional Blue Living Room from Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles
Clockwise from top left: Long Sofa, Aqua Gate Print Pillow Pair with Red Piping, Pine Cone Hill Ivory Trellis Decorative Pillow, Arteriors Gold Leaf Copper Floor Lamp, Capel Rugs Mumtaz Meshed Beige & Aqua Wool Rug, Oly Studio Yves Cocktail Table, Layla Grayce Berkshire Chair

Get the Look Traditional Blue Living Room
Clockwise from top left: Tara Shaw Maison Italian Grisaille Wall Scene, Tara Shaw Maison Mirrored Iron Candle Sconce, Queen Anne Pier Red Finish Mirror, Currey and Company Dante Blue Table Lamp, Yew Wood Chest of Drawers with Inlay, Capel Rugs Mumtaz Meshed Beige & Aqua Wool Rug, Oly Studio Claire Armchair

traditional blue eating area
Clockwise from top left: Pine Cone Hill Madeline Stripe Blue Window Panel, Currey and Company Salvage Lantern, Pine Cone Hill Madeline Blue Quilted Placemats, Pine Cone Hill Madeline Stripe Blue Napkins, Somerset Bay Oakville Arm Chair, Tropics Natural Hand Woven Rug, Belle Meade Chapman Port Dining Table

Beautifully tailored and bathed in shades of blue, this Georgian-style home featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles exemplifies southern elegance with traditional furnishings and an emphasis on classical symmetry. Inspired by the colors of the beach, calming shades of sky and water weave their way throughout each room, unifying the house, while mirrored image seating arrangements and paired accessories provide a sense of balance and order. Get the look by pairing warm, wood toned furniture with blue and neutral colored accessories, mixing formal pieces with casual elements for a truly inviting space.

LG Favorites: Our Top Ten Side Tables

Tiffany's favorite Layla Grayce Side Tables
1. Jamie Young Mughal Bone Side Table 2. Cool Sky Ceramic Side Table 3. Tara Shaw Maison Louise XVI Large Mirrored Side Table 4. Tritter Feefer Rita Side Table 5. Bungalow 5 White Brigitte Side Table

Wendy's favorite Layla Grayce Side Tables
1. Belle Meade Camden Espresso Luxe/Vanilla Creme Lamp Table 2. Arteriors Sherwood Glass Brass Accent Table 3. Tara Shaw Maison Swedish Rococo Martini Table 4. Bennett Nightstand 5. Clover Side Table

Side tables are often one of the more functional pieces of furniture (because really, where else would you rest your beverage?), but they can also be fun and expressive. Tables made from unusual materials or in unexpected colors add personality and character to your interiors, while mismatched end tables can bring a cool, collective look to a room. Wendy Estes and Tiffany Harris, co-founders of Layla Grayce and Zinc Door, drop in to share the top ten accent tables they are loving this month. Be sure to check out our store for even more options ranging from traditional to rustic chic, Moroccan to European vintage reproduction, mod beach style and beyond. Which are your faves? Let us know below!

New for Nurseries: Skip Hop Bumperless Bedding

Skip Hop Chocolate Lattice Bumperless Crib Set
Skip Hop Chocolate Lattice Bumper-Free Crib Bedding Set

Skip Hop Elephant Parade Bumperless Crib
Skip Hop Elephant Parade Bumper-Free Crib Bedding Set

Leave it to the creative and forward-thinking minds at Skip Hop to design a sleek alternative to the decorative crib bumper! The moms on our team are raving about Skip Hop’s innovative new bumper-free crib bedding, wishing they had it when their child was little and making some want to completely redecorate their nursery. The star of the set is the patent-pending Complete Sheet, that features bold graphic that wraps around the sides of the mattress and contrasts with the pattern on top of the sheet, giving the illusion of a bumper. In addition to a coordinating crib skirt and nursery blanket, Skip Hop Complete Sheet Sets also includes a Wearable Blanket Sleepsack to keep your baby stylishly warm on chilly nights. View all our Complete Sheet Crib Sets and separates.

Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo Bumper-Free Crib Bedding
Alphabet Zoo
Skip Hop Chocolate Lattice Bumperless Crib Bedding
Chocolate Lattice
Skip Hop Elephant Parade Bumper-Free Crib Bedding
Elephant Parade
Skip Hop Mod Dot Bumperless Crib Bedding
Mod Dot
Skip Hop Moving Gears Bumperless Crib Bedding
Moving Gears
Skip Hop Pink Lattice Bumper Free Crib Bedding
Pink Lattice
Skip Hop Pretty Pennant Bumper Free Crib Bedding
Pretty Pennant
Skip Hop Treetop Friends Bumperless Crib Bedding
Treetop Friends

 

Check out Skip Hop as featured on the Today Show on 1/09/12.