Nursery Room Ideas :: The Animal Print Shop

What spawns the design for a nursery room? Often times it can be a fabric, paint color or even crib design. However, in some cases its the artwork. This is certainly the case for many of the nursery rooms that feature the beautiful photography of animals by Sharon Montrose. From forest to farm, Montrose has captured the most amazing images images of animals (many babies themselves) perfect for an infant’s new space and sells them directly at The Animal Print Shop. Here are a few of my favorite nursery room ideas found on their blog.

elephant nursery room design

nursery design // baby rhino artwork // ikea crib

flamingo nursery room for baby girl

girls nursery // bird wallpaper // The Animal Print Shop

girl's nursery room // triangle accent wall in pink

boho nursery room design

modern earthy organized kid's room // shelf with hooks

Adorable, right?

happy decorating,

cristin

*all photos via The Amimal Print Shop Blog

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Read full story By on February 6, 2015 in baby and children, baby nursery room, contemporary decor, crib, decorating small spaces, interior design, Interiors, kids' art wall

Indoor Plant Spotlight :: Orchids

potted orchid atop stacked booksLive houseplants are essential home accessories that add life to a space. A personal favorite is the orchid. With over 20,000 known species, the orchid is exotic, colorful and often fragrant. Orchids look fabulous anywhere including in an entryway, bathroom or on a coffee table. Here are a few great examples of interiors featuring orchids:

orchid, artwork & chinoiserie chest

Mark D. Sikes via Lonny

orchid atop bar tray

 Lisa Stasuilewicz via Lonny

white orchids // living room

 JK Kling and Associates

white orchids // contemporary white bathroom

Lovejoy Designs

pink orchids // living room

Lucy & Company via DecorPad

Orchid care can be tricky, but not as difficult as you may think. BHG has a great article on how to care for orchids in your home.

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on February 4, 2015 in Bathroom, Bedroom, chinoiserie, flowers, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen, Living Room

Shades of Gray Home Decor

From charcoal to slate, cadet to pewter, smoky to mousy. The many shades of gray is quite vast, sophisticated and yet neutralizing. A mixture of black and white, the trending color has been hitting the fashion runways, surfaces in our homes and the pages of a very popular book (need I say more). Over the past couple years more and more of my clients have wanted to paint central living areas in soft shades of gray, cover counters in gray marble or stain cabinetry in rich gray tones. It’s a trend I personally love and I don’t see slowing down anytime soon.

To give you an idea of the range of shades and uses gray can offer, I’ve rounded up several inspiring images.

gray marble // bathroom

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soft gray bedroom

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gray shibori pillow // rebecca atwood

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gray bunks

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gray kitchen // marble countertops

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intersecting angles in gray // wallpaper

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Bee Mule // Tibi

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gender neutral nursery

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traditional gray bedroom

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 Which shade of gray is your favorite?

happy decorating,

cristin

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Read full story By on February 2, 2015 in Bathroom, Bedroom, Boy, boy's bedroom, color, interior design, Interiors, Kitchen

The Bloom Workshop California

The Bloom Workshop // Northern California 2015The Bloom Workshop discount code

Do you remember my Michaela who interned for me a few years ago? Her grandmother always told her to dream big and dream she did. Last year, Michaela and her friend Ashley launched The Bloom Workshop. And not surprisingly it’s been a huge success! The hands-on workshop was designed for creative women who are eager to learn about blogging, social media, photography, interior design and styling. Our goal is to share our knowledge on how each of these topics work together to help take blogs or businesses to the next level. Bloom’s mission is to help fuel women’s creative passions, establish authentic community, and help each attendee feel confident in their small business or blog. With special sessions on the specifics of blogging, social media best practices, design, styling and photography, a styled photo shoot to practice the skills guests just learned, and a Q&A session with a panel of experts this is a great opportunity for all eager to learn, network and hone creative skills.

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On April 10, 2015, The Bloom Workshop is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area! It will be held in the beautiful town of Los Gatos (super charming downtown). I’m thrilled to be on the guest panel of experts along with some other talented bloggers and artists in the area!
barn wedding dessert table // bloom workshop
Go here to register and get more information regarding the California workshop – register now to receive 15% off your ticket price by using the code BLOOM15 at checkout!
Not in the San Francisco area? To find a workshop in a city near you, check out the registration page.
Hope to see you there!
Cristin
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