T-R-O-U-B-L-E is sometimes how we spell the mischievous antics of our little angels, though usually we find them S-W-E-E-T. No matter how you spell your child’s personality, we’ve got a new way to put the writing on the wall. Mix and match these gallery-wrapped canvas monograms in patterns ranging from playful polka dots to stylish stripes to preppy plaid. Personalize their bedroom with initials or a name, or have some fun with words like “giggles” in a playroom, “bubbles” in the bath or “dream” over the bed. What word spells your child’s personality? Shop the collection for boy, girl and home.
Posts Tagged ‘Wall Decor’
We’re always on the lookout for special wall decor – something with that little “extra” that carries it from “Oh, that’s nice” to “What a knock out – where did you GET that?” And our new line of vintage wooden signs for children’s rooms and the home does just that. What’s wowing us so much? One, we love the wood planking with its stained back and distressed finish available in various sizes, and secondly almost every piece in the collection can be personalized. Shop the entire new collection here, and enter to win one of these personalized signs (up to a $130 value, your choice of sign and size). Vote for your favorite of the vintage signs for children shown above and leave a comment below or on our Facebook page to be entered to win. Contest ends this Wednesday and a winner will be announced January 27th.
It seems everyone loves Barbie – and how can you resist our popular Art For Kids Vintage Barbie prints, especially at 15% off? The chic illustrations look as good hanging in a nursery or little girl’s room as they do in your own powder room or boudoir. For 2 weeks only you can get our collection of fashion and limited edition prints at 15% off. Enter code LUVMYBARBIE at checkout. Shop all AFK Art For Kids Barbie prints >
GIVEAWAY: To kick off our tribute to this fashion babe, we’re giving away a Barbie print to one lucky winner (up to $135 retail value). Just leave a comment below or on our Facebook page telling us which room you would hang these gorgeous vintage Barbie prints in. Giveaway ends this Friday and a winner will be announced on Monday, January 14th at 6pm EST.
*coupon expires 1/23/11 at midnight EST and may not be applied to previous purchases or combined with other promotions.
Congrats to Lesa Rock, winner of the Barbie print!
Just in the nick of time for a stellar last minute gift idea for gals young or old, it’s Barbie to the rescue! Illustrated in glam retro style, our new Art for Kids Barbie prints arrive matted in white in an antique silver frame (all for only $135). She’s chic, she’s got it going on and she looks gorgeous grouped with a few of her other fashionably attired Barbie friends. A perfect gift that little girls can treasure for years – or grown girls can relive their first fashion icon. Shop our new Barbie prints >
A color that is quiet and calming, sage green delicately works its way from nursery into living spaces, bringing a soft, country cottage charm. Balanced by traditional pink or blue for tots, it brings a vintage feel to printed floral bedding and rugs when mixed with shades of cream.
Shop all sage colored items here
Shelly Kennedy turns whimsy and enchantment into an art form. Creative mastermind behind drooz studio, blogger and one of the featured artists for Oopsy Daisy, we’ve long loved the stunning colors and artistic creativity of her personalized designs. We’re delighted to introduce you to her holiday collection of unique ornaments and wall pieces, and to the artist herself!
Tell us how drooz studio came to be
I have a formal background in Art & Illustration and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing that translated to working in various creative jobs. I had often worked weekends during and after college painting residential murals, but when my first child was born in 1998, we lived in an apartment where I wasn’t able to paint or “mural” the walls of our nursery. To solve my design dilemma, I hung some giant loose canvas on the walls and began mural painting those instead of the walls. Four months later I was pregnant with baby number two, and quickly realized I wouldn’t be re-entering the job scene any time soon! I created a studio in our dining room and started to design a line of original art. Soon I began selling to local designers and baby boutiques in Chicago… and drooz studio was born.
Where does the name drooz studio come from?
Drooz is a word that my daughter used as a toddler to describe her finger paints, play-dough, crayons, a plain piece of paper or newly finished masterpiece! “Drooz” was her word for creation & color, expression & enchantment … the perfect word for what we love at drooz studio!
What art inspires you, what art do you have in your own home?
I’m inspired by color. I tend to gravitate towards realism. Our house is full of family photography, and bright, bold original artwork. I have collected some amazing pieces of original art from ebay and etsy. Some of my favorite artists are Toni Grote, Bonnie Taylor Talbot, J Shears and Lindsey Tull.
What future projects can we look forward to from drooz studio?
Lots of new stuff in the works! A new “teen” themed art line (vintage/modern imagery mixed with encouraging & positive messaging) and a new children’s “party” line out this Fall – embellished party hats, pendant pins, flags and frames. I’m creating more “home” based design collections – and would love to venture into fabrics and papers.
Let’s get to know Shelly a little better with a “quick-fire” round of questions:
- Blogs I check daily: The Cottage Nest, Just Something I Made, Flourish Design and Style, and Lala Lovely Things.
- My first job was: working at a florist at 15 yrs old. The first day I was taught how to make a fluffy bow. My boss was incredibly supportive and a great inspiration. We are still great friends today!
- My favorite color is: black. Sorry, but it is (and yes, it IS a color!)
- I cannot live without: Sharpie pens
- My favorite guilty pleasure is: napping
- The best advice I ever received is: “a smile goes a long way”
- A cause I care deeply about is: The maintenance and growth of arts education in public schools
It’s giveaway time: Holiday Gift Giving Begins! Shelly has generously offered one lucky winner a 24 x 24 Merry and Bright Wall Hanging in either pink and green or red and green. To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment here or on our Facebook page telling us about your most merry holiday tradition. Contest ends Friday, November 5th at 6pm EDT.
Photo Credit for painting: Oopsy Daisy Fine Art for Kids
Pam Petrich is the winner for Drooz Studio Merry and Bright Wall Hanging!
Or jot down a list, a reminder, a doodle! Nothing is better than truly functional items that double as décor – and stylish décor at that. The Rococo Chalkboard decal (that’s right – an easy on, easy off wall decal) is our current obsession. We LOVE how it can add whimsy and style to modern stainless steel refrigerator doors – the perfect place to jot family reminders. For the younger set, Chalkboard Animals are adorable in kid’s rooms or playrooms. They can express their creative side or come home to a special “after school” message from mom. And if you would just like to spell it out for them? Luv Letter Decals for boys (stars) or girls (birds) can be ordered for any word, name or favorite saying. All wall decals are easily removed and repositionable so they won’t damage walls. Shop the rest of our new wall decals and keep watching for even more fabulous decals to dress up walls for home and for kids in the coming weeks!
We were instantly drawn to Susan Brown’s romantic and feminine paintings – they are a natural fit with so much of our furniture, and we are thrilled to be able to expose her work to our Layla Grayce customers. Susan fuses her passion for painting, making music and writing to create floral paintings crafted with a sense of poetry and joyful exuberance. Inspired by her vision and the fabulous vintage collages we enjoy on her blog, we asked Susan to share her artistic point of view.
There seems to be nothing more fitting as we enjoy the month of June than to share an amazing beach-ridden experience in the Gold Coast of Australia. Original and notable design is always worth sharing, and with pleasure I bring you an Aussie gem. In the midst of our travels we stumbled upon a darling café along the Harbor for breakfast, or “brekkie” as it is affectionately called in Australia. Not only was the brekkie poignantly noteworthy, but so was the café décor.
Brumbles is full of charm and inexpensive ideas to create your own beach inspired haven. In keeping with the roots of this converted cottage the personal touches are endless ?Äì tea lights, fresh flowers, French music, and even a reading room for guests that wish to linger. Outdoor and indoor tables were covered with random cut mosaic tiles with simple Bumble Bees inlayed for their branding. Each room had its own sense of personality, one striking memory being a wall with hand drawn geometric squares reminiscent of picture frames, and simple snapshots of frequent guests appliquéd like wallpaper. Imagine my surprise and delight when I noticed some all too familiar decorative white wall plates hanging in a private back room… they enchanted the space. Inexpensive crisp white paper mache?Äô lights hung from the ceiling and streamlined Danish style furniture filled the room. And amongst all these creative decorating elements ?Äì let us not forget that shells were in abundance!
If you are ever in the breathtaking Gold Coast of Australia, be sure to make your way over to Brumbles for an enhanced coastal experience. Relaxing ambiance, great service, fresh and healthy food, and genuine design vibe that will warm your soul… music to any traveler?Äôs ears.
~ Tiffany Harris