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Home Decor Ideas: A Gallery Wall

Home Decor Ideas: A Gallery Wall from Layla Grayce
Photos: Apartment34, Pinterest

A gallery wall has a way of making a space look collected while giving you a chance to show off your favorite pieces of art. So, you just hang up a bunch of pictures, right? How hard can that be? You’d be surprised. Going into a gallery wall set-up without a plan can result in a lot of holes in your surface and even more weird looks from your mother-in-law on her next visit.. Lucky for you, we’ve put together a plan to get your gallery wall looking magazine worthy with just a little time and effort.

Home Decor Ideas: A Gallery Wall from Layla Grayce
Photo: Momtastic

Step One: Assemble all of the things that you want to hang. You can pick a theme, like black and white photos or maybe all of the art you just bought on your trip to Italy. Or you can always just run with your favorite pieces for a fun, mixed look.

Step Two: Lay each object you’re going to hang out on a piece of kraft paper and trace around their frames. Label every shape and cut them out.

Step Three: Grab some painter’s tape and have fun — arrange and rearrange the paper silhouettes on your wall until you get a grouping that’s just right.

Step Four: Hammer time! Now that you’ve got the perfect arrangement, start hanging your pieces and watch your wall take on new life. Whew! No extra holes AND a fabulous new place to showcase your favorite paintings and pictures.
Home Decor Ideas: A Gallery Wall from Layla Grayce

The best part of a gallery wall? They look great in every space. Bedrooms, living rooms, and even hallways. We put together a grouping with a French feel, perfect for an entry. Our collection includes an antique-inspired map, a fun Sugarboo sign, and even His and Hers hooks to hang a coat or bag.

Now that you’re ready to get your gallery on, add to your collection! Shop Layla Grayce art here.

One for the Books

Sage Living: Get the Look from Layla Grayce

Online tastemaker and modern maven Anne Sage has just published her first book, Sage Living: Decorate for the Life You Want. This image-heavy volume profiles the homes of the seriously stylish, and our Marketing Director Laura West made the cut. Her featured Atlanta apartment serves as the industrial backdrop for an eclectic collection of posh pieces: modern art like this Kinetic Iv print, a rug with global influence, and an uber-contemporary coffee table.

Sage Living: Get the Look from Layla Grayce

Can’t get enough of Laura’s look? Here’s what you need to steal her style.

Sage Living: Get the Look from Layla Grayce

1. Trellis Shag Gray Machine Made Rug 2. Global Views Decor Dove Set of 2 3. Kinetic Iv Framed Art 4. Belle Meade Signature Ellis Occasional Table 5. Brett Chair 6. Jamie Young Singer Floor Lamp 7. Worlds Away Shiloh Burl Wood with Gold Bar Cabinet

Jane Aldridge at Home

Ecstatic with barely-concealed glee, we couldn’t wait to highlight one of our most-loved blogs: Sea of Shoes. Known as a word-slinging fashionista, Jane Aldridge’s imagination and kitsch for style knows no bounds. In the interior realm, her eclectic taste spans from vintage finds and retro-inspired pieces to playful unexpected decor.


Jane Aldridge at Home from Layla Grayce

 

Jane Aldridge at Home from Layla Grayce

1. Ink Figure Study I Framed Art 2. Worlds Away Clifton Gold Etagere 3.Jamie Young Pillar Clear Table Lamp Base 4. Surya Marrakech Orange & Cherry Throw Pillow 5. Moss Studio Manhattan Sofa 6. Gabby Furniture Colby Coffee Table

 

Jane Aldridge at Home from Layla GrayceJane Aldridge at Home from Layla Grayce

1. Moss Studio Louis Chair 2. Arteriors Canton Wall Sconce 3.Bungalow 5 Guan Yin Statuette 4. Surya Bristle Pink & Light Gray Throw Pillow 5. Stacked Mirror Console 6. Palecek Painted Zebra Hide Rug

Aldridge’s knack for design shines through in her collection of antique goodies, stuffed animals, and reupholstered pieces brought back to life with a sympathetic modern makeover. Blending these pieces with modern elegance, this whimsical blogger has a penchant for all things multifarious – even Japanese toys!

Snag Aldridge’s style with the most-coveted items on her Zinc Door wish list.

Celebrate with Kate Landers: To Infinity & Beyond!

Moon and Stars Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling and Photography: Kate Landers

Moon and Stars Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling and Photography: Kate Landers

Moon and Stars Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling and Photography: Kate Landers

Moon and Stars Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling and Photography: Kate Landers

Moon and Stars Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling and Photography: Kate Landers

Moon and Stars Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling and Photography: Kate Landers

It’s Kate Landers here, thrilled to be back here on Layla Grayce sharing with you all Noah’s third birthday party. I hope it may provide inspiration for your next baby shower or child’s birthday party.

Noah has always had a fascination with the moon and stars, and the months leading up to his birthday he developed a love of rocket ships. It seemed like the perfect theme for his party. Here are some details from the party and tips I learned along the way:

  1. Color Scheme: Don’t be afraid to use a non-traditional color scheme for a popular celebration theme. Most rocket and space themed events feature bright colored planets and stark black backgrounds. I wanted to keep the party very soft, light and toddler-friendly. I chose to go with a lot of white, accents of silver and pale mint green.
  2. Dessert Display: Designing dessert tables is a passion of mine, however in this case I wanted to do something a bit less-traditional. Hosting the party in our cozy home, I decided to use a window sill to display the sweets, draping a silver moon & star garland above it. Using a smaller space kept me from going overboard with too many beautiful sweets, and didn’t overwhelm the birthday boy or his guests.
  3. Party Table: A last-minute decision was to use custom designed gift wrap as a table runner. It worked perfectly and was a cinch to make. I love mixing fabric and paper, so you will see embroidered linen napkins with paper plates, a tissue tassel garland with a custom fabric “rocket” teepee. Working with different materials can be a great way to add texture and interest to your party.
  4. Simplifying Toddler Parties: Toddlers can get overwhelmed easily, so we kept the party short, guest list small and a simplified itinerary (activity, craft, play). It worked beautifully! 90 minutes was the perfect amount of time for our party. We decorated cardboard rockets, hit Noah’s very first piñata (which was a favorite activity for certain!) and did lots of imaginary play in the spectacular custom teepee (it was a rocket for the party, but I overheard it being a fort, tree house, cave). We finished off with birthday cake and cupcakes at the table.
  5. Decorate Party & Play Spaces: I loved the custom prints and signs Anders Ruff Custom Designs created for Noah’s party, and ended up framing and hanging them in his playroom after the party. The tepee and tassel garland are also in his playroom, creating a festive feel, reminding us of such a special celebration, and giving him great use of that tepee long after turning three. I love and highly recommend re-using party props for bedrooms and play spaces!

Looking forward to sharing more celebration inspiration with you here on Layla Grayce in the months to come!

 

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Featured Brand: Global Views

We’re always in awe of the designs from Global Views when we visit their showroom each year. Drawing from modern, traditional and eclectic influences, this gorgeous collection of decor, casegoods, rugs, seating, tables and more turns heads in any room of the home with dazzling materials and finishes. From the stunning Klismos cabinet’s handsome hardwood and brass construction to the Lille sofa’s plush velvet-cotton upholstery, each piece has a fascinating story behind the design and creation. Shop the entire collection and enjoy free shipping on all Global Views orders!

Global Views from Layla Grayce
Image courtesy of Global Views

Global Views effortlessly balances high style with timeless decor. Focusing on a neutral gray and white color palette, this living room juxtaposes bold materials. The Arbor cocktail table’s twig-textured brass frame and honed marble shelves make a striking statement when paired with the Lille sofa’s French-inspired, lacquered wood design.

Global Views from Layla Grayce
Image courtesy of Global Views

Sit and stay awhile! A contemporary twist on French style, the Lille chair offers a sophisticated seat with carved spade feet and antiqued silver velvet-cotton upholstery.

Global Views from Layla Grayce
Image courtesy of Global Views

Make your space pop with a lively print! Drawing from a Mediterranean aesthetic, the Global Views Arabesque wool rug makes a bold, geometric pattern approachable with soft gray and ivory hues.

Global Views from Layla Grayce
Image courtesy of Global Views

We’re smitten with Global Views’ fusion of Old World style and touches of contemporary glamour. A nod to Chinoiserie architecture, the Williamsburg Fincastle mirror makes an unexpected statement with a dazzling silver leaf finish.

Global Views from Layla Grayce
Image courtesy of Global Views

Beyond providing an eye-catching aesthetic, this beautiful line delivers everyday function for the home. Although influenced by Regency style, the Klismos cabinet also provides practical use with four roomy, adjustable interior storage shelves.

Global Views from Layla Grayce
Image courtesy of Global Views

Sometimes a simple statement creates the perfect finishing touch in a room. Ideal for entertaining guests, the French-inspired Marilyn chair’s clean, elegant lines allure with subtle nailhead trim detailing.

Global Views from Layla Grayce
Image courtesy of Global Views

We’re always on the lookout for great detail pieces to complete a room’s design. Global Views’ gorgeous Opal vase lends fresh, modern flair with beautifully crafted, Murano-style glass in an abstract, organic shape.

Global Views from Layla Grayce
Image courtesy of Global Views

Looking to add a touch of stunning, one-of-a-kind style to your home? Shop the entire collection (and receive free shipping on all Global Views orders!)

Get the Look: Chic Converted Barn

Get The Look - Chic Converted Barn from Layla Grayce
Featured On: Domaine Home Designed by S.R. Gambrel

Nothing expresses the comforts of home more than a cozy, rustic getaway. Take a former dairy barn, a playful punch of color and a keen sense of style, and you’ve got a recipe for the perfect retreat! We absolutely adore S.R. Gambrel’s redesign of this Virginian equestrian estate’s barn, featured on Domaine Home.  Looking to liven up a room in your abode? We’ve assembled our favorite images of this space to get you inspired!

Get The Look - Chic Converted Barn from Layla Grayce
Featured On: Domaine Home Designed by S.R. Gambrel

Play up a room’s neutral hues by using a mix of contrasting patterns and textures.  Juxtaposing handsome leather and wood with mesmerizing geometric prints, every element in this lounging area sparks eye-catching interest.

Get The Look - Chic Converted Barn from Layla Grayce
Featured On: Domaine Home Designed by S.R. Gambrel

Go bold! Adding a contemporary touch to the barn’s original construction, striking neon blue and pink shades on the doors and stairwell stand out against the space’s soft, neutral decor.

Get The Look - Chic Converted Barn from Layla Grayce
Featured On: Domaine Home Designed by S.R. Gambrel

Making a stunning statement, this room offers a wall gallery display to catch the eye of visitors. Create a one-of-a-kind look in your space with fun frames in different sizes and shapes.

Get The Look - Chic Converted Barn from Layla Grayce
Featured On: Domaine Home Designed by S.R. Gambrel

Update a rustic room with boldly modern decor! Vibrant frames, lamps and doors deliver instant excitement to this converted barn’s shabby chic table and chairs.

Get The Look - Chic Converted Barn from Layla Grayce
Featured On: Domaine Home Designed by S.R. Gambrel

To get this unique look in your own home, we’ve hand-picked a collection of our favorite furniture, lighting and accessories. Shop the products below!

Get The Look - Chic Converted Barn

1. Dash & Albert Rhapsody Wool Woven Pillow 2. Ro Sham Beaux Nicholas Book End 3. Noir Lighting Sid Pendant 4. Gabby Furniture Marie Sofa 5. Jaipur Naturals Tobago Zavier Jute Rug 6. Zentique Furniture Arley Rack 7. Oly Studio Louis Dining Arm Chair 8. Layla Grayce Hammond Leather Cocktail Ottoman 9. Benchmade by Brownstone Ellington Coffee Table

Celebrate with Kate: Noah’s Ark Themed Birthday Party

Noah's Ark Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling and Photography: Kate Landers

Noah's Ark Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling: Kate Landers, Photography: Liza Voll

Noah's Ark Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling: Kate Landers, Photography: Liza Voll

Noah's Ark Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling: Kate Landers, Photography: Liza Voll

Noah's Ark Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling: Kate Landers, Photography: Liza Voll

Noah's Ark Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling: Kate Landers, Photography: Liza Voll

Noah's Ark Themed Birthday Party from Layla Grayce
Styling: Kate Landers, Photography: Liza Voll

This is Kate Landers, thrilled to share with you my son Noah’s second birthday party! Having a son named Noah who is turning two and is fascinated by animals, I thought a Noah’s Ark-themed birthday party would be perfect for him.

Here are a few special details from the party, plus helpful hints I learned along the way:

My dear friend and paperie designer Loralee Lewis created the most spectacular “Noah’s Ark” collection for our celebration, including a set of six animal prints we hung in his room. I love using printed items from my parties in a nursery, bedroom, or playroom to enjoy long after the party.

The cake topper, an amazing gift from one of the most extraordinary fondant artists in the world (Brenda of Sugar High, Inc.), absolutely took my breath away. You can keep an edible work of art like this one for many years; we store our ark under a bell jar for easy admiration.

Cupcakes are one of Noah’s favorite sweet treats, so we had the most adorable fondant animal cupcake toppers created by my incredibly talented friend Brittany of Edible Details. I love using desserts as a centerpiece for children’s parties, so in this case I stacked two graduated cake stands from Layla Grayce, creating a “tower” to display the darling cupcakes.

We kept party favors simple and age-appropriate, including a precious ark favor box filled with animal finger puppets and bottles of bubbles. To get the look, spray paint plastic animal figurines and attach to the top of the lids of jars or bottles full of your party favor.

Noah loves building blocks, so we surprised him with wood grain-printed cardboard blocks for the party. He and his fellow party-goers were able to help “build the ark”, a PERFECT activity for toddlers. I suggest incorporating your child’s favorite type of toy into the party as we did for a fun surprise!

It was an absolute joy celebrating Noah’s second birthday. As a mom, I love each stage of his life more than the last, even when I didn’t think that would ever be possible. As an event stylist, I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to design such a special event for my own son. I cannot wait for his next party, when he can become involved in the planning process!

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Pastel Holiday Party

Pastel Holiday Party from Layla GrayceDesign, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Pastel Holiday Party from Layla GrayceDesign, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Pastel Holiday Party from Layla GrayceDesign, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Pastel Holiday Party from Layla GrayceDesign, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Pastel Holiday Party from Layla GrayceDesign, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Pastel Holiday Party from Layla GrayceDesign, styling and photography: Kate Landers

Pastel Holiday Party from Layla GrayceDesign, styling and photography: Kate Landers

 

Kate Landers here again, excited to share with you lovely pastel holiday inspiration. It probably comes as no surprise that I love pale colors, and integrating them into holiday baking, decorating and crafting brings beautiful results.

Here are five tips to incorporate pastels into your holiday projects and gatherings.

1. Pastel Holiday Baking: No need to run out and purchase new cookie cutters! Keep those traditional holiday shapes, and decorate them with pastel icing or fondant. I loved the idea of pastel tree, sleigh and snow globe cookies. Cupcakes and petits fours alike are sweetly festive with pale green and pink shimmering fondant holly on top. Sugar crystals give a sparkling frosty snow effect to snowflake cookies, and edible gold paint takes pink French macarons from ordinary to extraordinary. Pale pink edible poinsettias with gold centers decorate individual size cakes and make a stunning dessert for your guests at a holiday party.

Candy is a favorite this time of year, and displaying pastel color candy in clear apothecary jars can double as decoration and dessert. Just have a little wooden candy scoops and food-safe goody bags handy for guests to take some home after a visit. I like using medium basic white paper favor bags, folded at the top and sealed with gold glitter tape so no stray candy leaves a mess in their car.

2. Pastel Party Décor: Beautifully wrapped packages in pastel colors is a quick an easy way to decorate your home in your soft color palette. Packages aren’t just for under the tree; they make lovely centerpieces and decorations in entryways, on end tables, and in any corner that needs a festive touch.

Creating a white pom pom wreath with large double-faced satin pink bow is lovely above a mantle, and coordinating yarn-wrapped Styrofoam “trees” complete the look all across your mantle.

3. Pastel Holiday Gifts: Surprise your friends, neighbors, guests (and even your postal carrier or dog walker) with a beautiful pink box full of your pastel baked goods. Tie up with gold baker’s twine or ribbon and attach a label with a sweet holiday sentiment. With all the red and green out there (which I also love!), it surely will stand out from the crowd.

4. Pastel Tabletop: White table linens, cake plates and china are all fantastic investments for your home. Adding a simple pale pink ruffled table runner as I did here can be a wonderful way to add a hint of soft color, and can be used for Valentine’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day too! Consider it your next great investment piece.

5. Pastel Party Goods: You can take ordinary clear plastic milk bottles and dress them up for the occasion with custom printed labels, paper straws and a little twirl of baker’s twine. Serve eggnog for a pale creamy look, or consider strawberry milk for children and sparkling fruit juices for grown ups.

Tissue paper fans in pale pink and white create a pastel winter wonderland, and pink baker’s twine is a staple in my home for baking, crafting and decorating alike. Find resources for products mentioned above in vendor credit list below.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the beauty of the season. Cheers!

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Get The Look: A Tiffany Blue Holiday

Tiffany Blue Holiday Decor From Layla Grayce
Featured On: Country Living Photographed by: by Tria Giovan

Still searching for the perfect color scheme for the season? Follow Country Living’s lead and indulge in the time-honored shade of Tiffany blue! We absolutely adore the effortless elegance of this gorgeous 19th century New York City brownstone, which perfectly balances Tiffany blues with soft, buttery yellows and neutral creams for a fresh take on a traditional holiday look.

Tiffany Blue Holiday Decor From Layla GrayceFeatured On: Country Living Photographed by: by Tria Giovan

Simple touches of Tiffany blue create a stylish contrast against the home’s creamy yellow interior. The classic color makes a delightful pop against the crisp, white hue of the entryway bookshelf, while beautiful blue ornaments and gift-wrapped presents evoke the yuletide spirit. Maintaining a subtle tone, exquisite tapered candles and decorative napkins deliver hints of Tiffany blue to the the living room.

Looking to decorate your home with this romantic holiday look? We’ve put together the perfect collection of our favorite home goods, accessories and decor. Shop the products below!

A Tiffany Blue Holiday From Layla Grayce1. Rosanna Arabesque Appetizer Plate Set of 4 2. Regis English Bronze Large Chandelier 3. Global Views Decor Trophy Ice Bucket 4. Rosanna Glass Medium Dome 5. Pine Cone Hill Linen Chenille Natural Throw Blanket 6. Global Views Decor Ice Pillar Candle Holder  7. Global Views Furniture Charleston Blue Chair 8. Aidan Gray Decor Oval Long Wire Basket

Get The Look: Seaside Inspired Holiday Dinner

Seaside Inspired Table Setting From Layla Grayce
Featured On: The Pretty Blog Photographed by: by Christine Meintjes

Looking for a new twist on your traditional holiday decor? Try bringing a little coastal glam to your season! We’ve taken a cue from Nicola’s stunning Summer Beach Christmas from the Pretty Blog, which was inspired by her childhood holidays near the South African seaside. Using a natural color palette inspired by beautiful sea oysters, she delivers eclectic touches to the home with stunning shells, gorgeous plants and more to tie together an unforgettable yuletide look.

Seaside Inspired Table Setting From Layla Grayce
Featured On: The Pretty Blog Photographed by: by Christine Meintjes

Set on a neutral gray tablecloth, the beautiful dining room beach scene features a breathtaking DIY centerpiece. Cost-effective and chic, this seasonal accent delivers an earthy aesthetic with a texture-rich mix of nautical ropes, succulent plants, sea shells and twigs. To provide a simple contrast to the table’s focal point, she chose crisp, white dinnerware for an elegant polish.

Seaside Inspired Table Setting From Layla Grayce
Featured On: The Pretty Blog Photographed by: by Christine Meintjes

Sometimes it’s all in the details! Textured glasses deliver a traditional touch to the dining table’s eclectic array of found pieces and rustic accents, while frosted bottles serve as creative and affordable candleholders.

To get this sophisticated, sea-inspired look in your own home, we’ve put together a distinctive collection of our favorite dining accessories, accents and decor. Shop the products below!

Seaside Inspired Dinner Party From Layla Grayce
1. Rosanna Petite Plate Set of 2 2. Know Your Ropes Serving Utensil Set 3. Regina Andrew Decor Antique Silver Shell Set 4. Regina Andrew Decor Coral Reef Bowl Large 5. Chambord Mercury Glass Tealight Candleholder Set of 3 6. Pom Pom at Home Linens Napkins Gracie Set of 4  7. Aidan Gray Decor Frederick Candlestick Set of 2 8. Giant Lettuce Coral