Archive for March, 2012

Friday Faves: 15% Off Our Fave Nightlights

Friday Faves: 15% Off Our Fave Nightlights

Every Friday our staff in Pasadena will be sharing a few of their favorite products AND we’ll be giving you 15% off them for the day! Today they’ve chosen Oopsy Daisy nightlights which are a mini canvas of fun artwork, perfectly packaged for gift giving. Enter code: FRIDAY1 at checkout, and remember, this deal ends at midnight EST today. Shop our Friday faves >

On Trend: Moroccan Mosaic Tile Patterns

Colorful Moroccan Trend from Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Jolie Table Lamp, JJ Cole Aspen Arbor Satchel Diaper Bag, DL Rhein Moroccan Tile Embroidered Pillow in Brown and Turqouise, Jill Rosenwald Chocolate Fallon Hand Woven Rug

Spring Moroccan Trend from Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Cell Phone Cases (Moroccan patterns coming soon), Floyd Mirror, Balance Fushcia with Orange Embroidery Pillow Pair, Regina Andrew Gold Leaf Beveled Glass Top Table

Moroccan tile patterns have the perfect combination of geometry and gentle curves. Today’s versions simplify this traditional design, amping up the fun factor with bright colors and new applications. We’re loving these patterns in neutrals and metallics for home furnishings, or done up in fresh color combos for diaper bags, accent pillows and everyone’s favorite, cell phone covers. Add a little wordly inspiration to your life – give Moroccan patterns a try!

Soft Organic Cotton Perfection: New Aden + Anais

Aden + Anais Baby Blankets From Layla Grayce
Aden + Anais Issie Security Blankets

Aden + Anais Sleep Sacks from Layla Grayce
Aden + Anais Slumber Sleeping Bags

Aden + Anais Washcloths and Mum Bub Bath Products from Layla Grayce
Aden + Anais Towels & Washcloth Sets, Mum & Bub Products

Aden + Anais Sheet Sets from Layla Grayce
Aden + Anais Crib Bedding

Aden + Anais Swaddling Wraps from Layla Grayce
Aden + Anais Swaddling Wraps

Consider us smitten with the new line of Aden + Anais patterns and products! We love the way the new prints look on our classic faves: Slumber Sleeping Bags, Issie Security Blankets, and our classic bestsellers, muslin baby Swaddling Wraps. New this season, make a splash at bath time with their line of naturally-derived bath and body products, Mum + Bub, the perfect companion to any Towel or Washcloth Set. And we know you’ll love this – for the first time ever, Aden + Anais is bringing their love of fashion-forward design and classic organic cotton together in a line of super-soft Crib Bedding. Shop our new Aden + Anais arrivals now!

  

 

Celebrate With Kate {Spring Celebration Dessert Table}

Kate Landers Easter Table Decor Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Spring Table Design Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Easter Table Decor Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Easter Tablescape Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Kate Landers Spring Mother's Day Luncheon Inspiration for Layla Grayce

Design, styling and photography: Kate Landers

It’s Kate Landers here, excited to share with you a spring themed dessert table I was asked to design exclusively for Layla Grayce! I am completely smitten with the new Rosanna products, as well as a spectacular new line at Layla Grayce, Pip Studio. This theme and color scheme works beautifully for Easter, but also is perfect for baby & bridal showers, a birthday luncheon or Mother’s Day brunch. All the textures (from linen ruffles to ceramic hobnails) keep it fresh and current, while still maintaining a classic look.

DESIGN INSPIRATION: This dessert table was inspired by the stunning Pip Studio table cloth which features bird, butterfly, branch and floral silhouettes, in a fresh white, pale aqua and soft linen color scheme. Note how the gorgeous cookies, cake and cupcakes were all created to mimic these designs and are artfully displayed on Rosanna white cake stands and compotes.

BACKDROP: I’ve always adored the look of Pine Cone Hill Ruched Linen Platinum Pillow Shams, so I had Sweet Tea & Linen create a custom backdrop in a similar design to make this table feminine, romantic and oh-so-Layla Grayce. The best part is it will repurpose perfectly as a headboard or wall art to use at home all season long.

LAYLA GRAYCE PRODUCTS: Many times I find mixing products from different artisans creates a spectacular end result. For this dessert table, we used the gorgeous Pip Studio table cloth, as well as the following items from Rosanna to display our sweets: Les Petite Sweets Large Compote, Small Compote, Medium White Pedestal, 2 Small White Pedestals, Bon Bon White Footed Cake Stand, and a personal favorite I used for a vase: Les Cookies Jar (this cookie jar was absolutely perfect to show off our pretty ranunculus and tulips).

The great thing about these white Rosanna products is they mix beautifully with white platters I already have at home. I used mini cupcake stands and oval cookie platters from my personal collection to keep the budget in check, and it worked out beautifully.

DESSERTS: I absolutely love a beautiful cake as a centerpiece, and this one turned out to be simple yet stunning. The edible bird’s nest is beautiful on a clean white fondant covered cake. In addition to the cake, I had white coconut cupcakes topped with fondant robin’s eggs, coconut jellybeans, french macarons, and a personal favorite–custom decorated cookies! Check out the beautiful hand-iced bird silhouette cookies, a lovely match to the table cloth. The edible 3-dimensional white flowers on pale aqua cookies are almost too beautiful to eat! The butterflies, ruched swirls, and dainty floral designs all compliment each other, but varying shapes give them a bit of contrast.

PRINTED DETAILS: Everyone’s favorite striped paper straws were a must, and Loralee Lewis provided the most beautiful cream and white ones with coordinating straw flags. I recommend having them printed with the event date and name of the guest of honor. I also wanted some dessert signs to identify the different flavored cookies. I knew that with the romantic ruffled look and feel of the table, rosettes would be perfect. Loralee created stunning double-layer custom dessert tags that I could easily stand by each dessert, serving a purpose and adding style as well.

I kept everything minimalist for this table, wanting it to be a real source of inspiration for your spring event. Note that keeping all items on the table crisp and uniform in white makes them easy to reuse, such as re-purposing the cookie jar as a vase for fresh spring blooms. Will you be hosting an event this spring? I’d love to hear about it!

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Spring Cleaning Sale! 20% Off Aprons & Gloves Today

Today only! 20% off aprons & kitchen gloves

Spring has finally arrived: it’s the perfect time to freshen up your home and we’re offering 20% off aprons and kitchen gloves for today ONLY. Enter promo code: springclean on the cart page and you’ll not only look fashionably chic while doing your cleaning, but you can also congratulate yourself for “cleaning up” on such a great deal. Shop our sale!

*Ends Tuesday March 20th at midnight EST. Sorry, this coupon may not be applied to previous purchases and applies ONLY to the products contained in the category linked to above. May not be combined with any other promotion.

Roselyn’s Pinterest Winners Revealed

Roselyn Sanchez Pinterest Nursery Design contest winner
The winning nursery design pinned by: Alexandra K

Congratulations to Alexandra K, winner of a $500 Layla Grayce gift certificate! Roselyn Sanchez, new mom to Sebella Rose and star of “Without a Trace” and “Act of Valor,” selected Alexandra’s inspired Pinterest virtual nursery design as her favorite from the top 3 finalists. Her design included 3 items from the actual nursery we designed for Sebella Rose (soon to be featured in an upcoming weekly magazine). Many thanks to everyone who participated and voted, and congrats to the other finalists:

  •    1st Place: Alexandra K – $500 Layla Grayce gift certificate
  •    2nd Place: Leigh Taylor – $250 Layla Grayce gift certificate
  •    3rd Place: Rachel Flanders – $100 Layla Grayce gift certificate

We’ll be doing more Pinterest contests coming soon!

Get Inspired: A Touch Of Green

Layla Grayce Green Bedroom Inspiration
As featured in: Dreamy Whites Online

Layla Grayce Green Living Room Inspiration
As featured in: House To Home


Interior design by: Emily Henderson As featured in: Style By Emily Henderson

Green Layla Grayce Inspiration Living Room
As featured in: Dreamy Whites Online

Green Layla Grayce Inspiration Dining Room
Interior design by: Steven Miller Design Studio Photos: David Duncan Livingston

Green Wallpaper Inspiration Layla Grayce
Left image as featured in: Examiner Right image as featured in: Joy Thomas Walls Pinboard

Layla Grayce Green Nursery Inspiration
Interior design by: Samantha Farjo As featured in: Decor Pad

Green Layla Grayce Inspiration Living Room
Interior design by: Lauren Liess Interiors As featured in: Pure Style Home Photos: Helen Norman

Just in the nick of time (when winter has gone on far too long), Spring arrives to lift our spirits. Add a dash, an accent, a splash of green to your interiors to instantly brighten your day, your room. For the daring, dive in with bold green walls or wallpaper for a major wow factor. If that’s too much commitment for you, dip your toes in by adding glorious green throw pillows or an area rug that can be rotated around when the seasons change. Trust us, you’ll feel much better with a daily dose of greens!

Mmm… Deliciously Decadent Spring Cake from Petunia

Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake New Spring 2012 Green
Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake Park Avenue Pocketbook Key Lime Cream Cake

Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake New Spring 2012 Plum
Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake Cameo Clutch Plum Tart Cake

Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake New Spring 2012 Black
Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake Cosmopolitan Carryall Black Forest Cake

Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake New Spring 2012 Green
Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake Hampton Holdall Key Lime Cream Cake

Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake New Spring 2012 Black
Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake Society Satchel Black Forest Cake

Key lime cream, plum tart, black forest cake… our mouths water just thinking about how divine those sound! The new Spring 2012 Cake by Petunia Pickle Bottom collection has finally arrived and it was worth the wait. Luxe cut velvet in shades of black, plum or fresh green, gorgeous enough to tempt the strongest resolve. The framed “Park Avenue Pocketbook” wallet keeps money and receipts organized, while the rest of the collection doubles as oh-so-stylish handbags and totes while artfully concealing the components of a hard working diaper bag. Function and fashion? Deliciously practical! Shop new Cake by Petunia Pickle Bottom

Who Wouldn’t Be Envious Of These Gorgeous Greens?

Green for Saint Patricks' Day from Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Zentique Furniture Wendy Sette, Kendra Scott Wren Earrings in Chalcedony, Jessie Steele Mitt Green and White Damask Oven, Jessie Steele Green and White Polka Dot Pot Mitt, DwellStudio Pebble Green Double Bulb Vase

Layla Grayce Green for St. Patrick's Day
Clockwise from top left: Jamie Young Medium Plum Jar Celadon Seeded Glass Table Lamp, DL Rhein Apple Green Basket Weave Embroidered Pillow, Trina Turk Blue & Green Embroidered Linen Geo Link Pillow, Kendra Scott Exclusive Otylia Ring in Smokey Quartz and Chalcedony, Kalon Studios Green Caravan Crib

Don’t be jealous, you too can be surrounded with colors as Spring-sational as these. What shade tickles your fancy? The delicacy of soft sage, the cheery brightness of spring green or the color of fresh grass? Get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend and spruce up for the season with a fresh dose of green!

Time To Vote For Your Fave Pinterest Nursery for Roselyn!

Dream Nursery Design for Roselyn Sanchez by Layla Grayce Pink and Green
This Dream Nursery pinned by: Rachel Flanders

Layla Grayce Dream Nursery Design for Roselyn Sanchez Modern
This Dream Nursery pinned by: Trisha Troutz

Romantic Neutral Dream Nursery Designed For Roselyn Sanchez
This Dream Nursery pinned by: Leigh Taylor

European Inspired Dream Nursery For Roselyn Sanche
This Dream Nursery pinned by: Alexandra K

Aqua Dream Nursery Design for Roselyn Sanchez
This Dream Nursery pinned by: Bonnie Kulenkamp

We had an amazing response to our contest to design a nursery for Roselyn Sanchez! There were so many fabulous Pinterest boards inspired by 3 of the actual items in Roselyn’s nursery, showing us how truly creative and inspired you all were to create a magical room for her baby, Sebella Rose. Narrowing it down to 5 was the real challenge, but now we need your help to vote on the top 3.  You have until March 14th to vote for your favorite dream nursery board from the 5 Pinterest boards we’ve chosen, and don’t forget to encourage friends and family to vote too. The top 3 boards will be judged by Roselyn, and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced on our Facebook page Friday, March 16th. The winning entries will receive:

  •    1st Place: A $500 Layla Grayce gift certificate
  •    2nd Place: A $250 Layla Grayce gift certificate
  •    3rd Place: A $100 Layla Grayce gift certificate