Archive for May, 2012

Modern, Transitional, Traditional: 3 Nursery Looks

Traditional Nursery Design by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Bentwood Collection Chrome Chandelier, Bella Notte 3-Piece Cotton Velvet and Whisper Linen Crib Set, Dash and Albert Siena Mist Wool Hook Rug, Layla Grayce Adelaide Rocker

Transitional Nursery Design by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Bamboo Farm Mobile, Amy Butler Orange Wallflower Hand Tufted Wool Rug, Nurseryworks Empire Rocker, Large Owl Wink BlaBla Doll, The New Traditionalists Stonington Crib

Modern Nursery Design by Layla Grayce
Clockwise from top left: Babyletto White & Espresso Convertible Harlow Crib, DwellStudio Kids Orange Bus Frame, Jonathan Adler Green Zebra Rug, Babyletto Spruce White Tree Bookcase,

Many of us at Layla Grayce are mommies, so we understand the importance of a beautiful yet functional nursery! Whether your style is traditional, modern, or somewhere in between, choose the right furnishings and accessories to create a space where you enjoy getting to know your little one.

Is your taste traditional? Choose an elegant crib, ruffled bedding, and a crystal chandelier to cast a warm, enchanting glow. More on the modern side? Pair clean-lined furnishings with a graphic rug and bright accessories for big impact, while a whimsical bookcase will add just the right amount of fun! Somewhere in between traditional and modern? Look for furnishings that combine curves with straight lines for a transitional look–and focus on interesting textures and a pared-down color palette for a space that feels classic yet fresh.

Trends We Love: Rope

Layla Grayce Rope Design Trend
Clockwise from top left: Know Your Ropes Wall Clock, Marseille Knot Door Stopper, Jamie Young Jute Rope Mirror, DIY Rope Vase Project by Polka Dot Made, Lazy Susan Fisherman Rope Basket Set, Aidan Gray Lighting Consuelo Chandelier, Waxing Poetic Flutterby Rope Ring

A huge trend at High Point Market? Rope! The nautical accent took center stage at the world’s largest furnishings industry tradeshow, making a casual appearance on everything from  lighting to accents–and just in time for summer. When you begin daydreaming of warm, ocean breezes, turn to furnishings with a distressed, coastal flair, and simply add rope accents here and there. The attention to detail will create a rustic, laid-back ambience reminiscent of life by the sea, no matter where you live.

Win A Goody Bag From Molly Sims’ Baby Shower!

Molly Sims Baby Shower Giveaway

We were delighted to join our lovely friend Molly Sims in celebrating her baby-on-the-way! Molly’s garden lunch baby shower was filled to the brim with love and well wishes, good conversation and an abundance of deliciously sweet treats. 

Molly Sims Baby Shower Giveaway

The beautiful mom-to-be was positively glowing! And to make guests feel extra special and loved, the hostesses treated each and every one to a goody bag chock full of her favorite Layla Grayce products!

Molly Sims Baby Shower Giveaway

If you missed Molly’s garden lunch baby shower, don’t despair… We saved a goody bag to give to one lucky winner! For your chance to win the gift bag guests received at Molly’s baby shower, leave a comment on this blog post with a link to your favorite baby product from Layla Grayce.

Valued at $1,195, the favor bag includes a Mor candle, Kendra Scott Kavita earrings, a bundle of Skip Hop items including a Pronto Changing Station and Diaper Bag Duo, a collection of products from Lollia, a collection of candles and fragrances from Tocca,Petunia Pickle Bottom Wistful Weekender and matching Powder Room Case, a Serena & Lily Moses Basket, a Melissa Green Lullaby CD and a Kashwere travel-size blanket.

The giveaway ends at midnight PST on June 4, 2012. We’ll pick a winner at random to announce on June 5, 2012. Limit one comment per entry, per day. View official contest rules.

Good luck!

***The contest is now closed, thanks for participating! Congratulations to Jennifer N.!***

Bungalow 5 Orange Table Lamp: One Item Four Ways

Bungalow Five One Item Four Ways
Clockwise from top left: Bungalow 5 Orange Melrose Table Lamp, Tara Shaw Mason Belgian White Shelter Sofa with Pillows, Blair Round Side Table, DwellStudio Home Persimmon Draper Stripe Wool Rug

Bungalow Five One Item Four Ways
Clockwise from top left: Capel Rugs Indigo & White Willoughby Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Large BlaBla Doll in Socks and Monkey Mozart, The New Traditionalists Regency Crib, Bungalow 5 Orange Melrose Table Lamp

Bungalow Five One Item Four Ways Bedroom
Clockwise from top left: Bennett Bed, Bungalow 5 Orange Melrose Table Lamp, Worlds Away White Lacquer 4 Drawer Werstler Dresser, DwellStudio Home Tangerine Zebra Pillow, Trina Turk Embroidered Orange Linen Palm Springs Block Pillow


Clockwise from top left: Jonathan Adler Mrs. Godfrey Chair, Suzanne Kasler Athene Greek Key Cream Rose Hand Knotted Wool & Silk Rug, Bungalow 5 Orange Melrose Table Lamp, Malibu Loft Mid Century Vanity

Meet the Melrose Table Lamp from Bungalow 5! Its simple shape makes it an easy addition to any room, and its bold color will quite literally set the space aglow! Try this porcelain beauty on for size in your own home with our ideas for incorporating it in a living room, nursery, bedroom and office. Use our guide as inspiration and let the styling begin! View the entire Bungalow 5 collection.

Trends We Love: Seaside Chic

Layla Grayce Seaside Chic Collection
Clockwise from top left: Red Phi Coral Hook Pillow, DwellStudio Pebble Blue Double Bulb Vase, Ella Moss Button Boatneck Top, Oly Studio Serena One Tier Chandelier, Gorjana Gold Anchor Bracelet, Boatman Geller Red & Teal Personalized Kate Ice Bucket and Lucite Tray

Headed to the beach this weekend? Staying home? Either way, we’ve got you covered! From monogrammed ice buckets and serving trays (great hostess gifts!) to the perfect oceanic pillow – make sure your summer kick off is not only fun, but stylish too!

Trends We Love: Kelly Green

Trends  Layla Grayce Loves Kelly Green
Jade Betty Nanging Side Chair, Green and Pink Interior, Currey and Company Green Goddess Chandelier, Boatman Geller Navy Alex Houndstooth Personalized Cell Phone Case, Kendra Scott Green Onyx Kavita Earrings

How we adore Kelly Green! And how thrilled we were to see it trending at High Point. What do we love most? Well, depending on the application, it can be so many things: Fresh, vibrant, preppy, glamorous or dramatic. The list goes on. Coat an entire room with it, look for it on lighting and fabrics, or take a noncommittal route and incorporate it in your wardrobe. One thing’s for sure: Your friends will be green with envy.

Get The Look: Pastels & Antiques

Vintage Pastel Get The Look by Layla Grayce
As featured in: Expressen

Vintage Pastel Get The Look by Layla Grayce
As featured in: Expressen

Vintage Pastel Get The Look by Layla Grayce
As featured in: Expressen

Vintage Pastel Get The Look by Layla Grayce
As featured in: Expressen

Vintage Pastel Get The Look by Layla Grayce
As featured in: Expressen

Vintage Pastel Get The Look by Layla Grayce
As featured in: Expressen

Vintage Pastel Get The Look by Layla Grayce
As featured in: Expressen

Vintage Pastel Get the Look
Clockwise from top left: Eloquence Louise Upholstered Chaise, DL Rhein Mustard Mod Link Embroidered Pillow, DL Rhein Robin’s Egg Tile Embroidered Pillow, Gabby Furniture Garland Pedestal Table, Jonathan Adler Nixon Blue Throw Blanket, White Rose Taper Candleholder

Vintage Pastel Get the Look
Clockwise from top left: AFK Grand Armoire with Caning, Fuzz Fabric By The Yard in Pool and Candy, White Maurice Side Chair, Aidan Gray Decor Circular Crox Mirror

Vintage pastels are perfect for spring in this home full of elegant comfort (originally featured in Expressen). The combination of beautifully worn eighteenth-century finds and fresh, delicate pillows and throws creates a look that is inviting, personal and heavenly to relax in.

High Point Market Trends: Animal Print

High Point Trend Animal Hair

High Point Trend Animal Hair

We all know that this look can easily go rogue, but along our High Point travels we discovered that the animal print trend has never looked so modern and fresh! From tame to fun, here are some easy ways to add some excitement to your home décor. For the bedroom: Add a layer of luxury with this Leopard Throw from Giraffe at Home. For the office: The Jonathan Adler Zebra Rug comes in a variety of bold colors to add energy to your workplace. For the living room: Change out an existing lamp shade with this sophisticated Striped Shade from Jamie Young.

Clairebella Supports Foster Care To Success

Clairebella Supports Foster Care To Success

The national organization Foster Care to Success is dedicated exclusively to promoting the success of foster youth through higher education. And throughout the month of May, you can help support the cause! We are thrilled to announce that this month, 10% of all profits from all Clairebella kids’ plates, bowls and plate/bowl sets will go to Foster Care To Success. Visit fc2success.org to learn more. Click here to shop + browse Clairebella

Celebrate With Kate: Interview With Amy Atlas + Giveaway

Amy Atlas Interviewed by Kate Landers
Photography: Robert Caplin

It’s Kate Landers here, sharing a personal interview with Amy Atlas, sweet stylist extraordinaire. Sweet tables have become quite trendy at celebrations across the globe. Amy is one of the pioneers who started turning a simple table of desserts into a stunning work of art. You may recognize Amy and her work from her appearance on NBC’s The Today Show, or from her many features in several print publications such as Real Simple, Martha Stewart Weddings, O Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, as well as thousands of blogs. She has been a personal inspiration to me and my work, I am so grateful she has shared such talent and inspiration with us all!

Amy Atlas Interviewed by Kate Landers
Photography: Gemma Comas

Amy Atlas Interviewed by Kate Landers
Photography: Gemma Comas

Amy Atlas Interviewed by Kate Landers
Photography: Gemma Comas

  • Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your business. What is it about designing sweet tables that drove you to start a business out of it? My father was my original partner in sweets and then there was my grandmother who was an incredible baker – I learned how to bake in her kitchen. So for me, desserts and sweets were always a source of happiness. Originally it was a hobby and then it organically grew into a business through word of mouth. Because no one had taken the Viennese table to the next level, I recognized that there was a niche that could be filled. Since dessert is the final vestige of a lovely gathering, I thought it should be the most memorable.
  • It is apparent from your blog and across the web that sweet tables are increasingly popular at all sorts of celebrations worldwide. What do you think sweet tables add to events making them so popular?
    It is a fantastic way to send your guests home with something sweet to remember the night.
  • What was your inspiration for writing your new book?
    A few things inspired this book, the first being my love for baking (and cookbooks). I’ve had ideas of dessert tables that I wanted to create for years that I needed to get on paper. My readers were also a big inspiration to me – I wanted to give them a step-by-step manual so they could create their own dessert tables at home.
  • Any hints you can share with our readers of what to expect to find in your latest labor of love? I wrote my book to give people approachable tips and tools to create their own memorable dessert displays. It is a baking book, paired with crafting instructions and styling tips. I deconstruct each of my displays so readers can see how they are made. Readers can use the book as inspiration, mix and match recipes and crafts from different sections, or recreate the entire displays. There are displays for intimate parties with a few friends all the way to to large, extravagant weddings. It makes a wonderful gift!

For a sweet ending, a surprise giveaway! One lucky reader will win a copy of Amy’s new book, Sweet Designs: Bake it, Craft it, Style it. Leave a comment on the blog and we’ll choose a winner at noon on Friday, May 4.

Thank you for your participation, the giveaway is now closed!