'Tis the Season
Have a wonderful holiday. See you in 2014.
Baby and Child
If you need a little help getting into the mood for mistletoe and holly, check out the styling from the 2013 Restoration Hardware Baby & Child Holiday Catalog. I finished all my shopping yesterday, so there's nothing left to keep me from enjoying this season. I'm feeling merry!
Nursery Inspiration: Sissy and Marley
Sissy and Marley always create the most beautiful nurseries. This room makes me want to start hanging some wallpaper. I just missed the sale on Sissy and Marley for Jill Malek wallpaper, but it's still on my short list of possible wall treatments for little man's room.
My 2 1/2-year-old is still in his crib. I'm afraid to mess with his sleeping situation, because I don't want to mess with my sleep. This bed almost makes me want to transition him. Almost but not quite.
Hop To It
If you are looking for an unusual holiday gift for a little person in your life, consider something from Hoptimist. These adorable bouncing figures come in wood, copper and chrome. I like finding unique gifts that aren't made in China, so these Danish-made toys fit the bill.
Here's a sneak peek of the Babiekins nursery. The ceiling and chandelier are gorgeous, and I love the contrasting bright blue rocker.
Deck the Halls
Have you decorated for the holidays yet? It's been an expensive few months furnishing our new pad, so, as much as I'd love to go a little crazy with the Christmas decor, we are keeping it minimal. Here's a lovely Finnish home with subtle touches of holiday cheer:
The Magic of Paint
I have a confession: DIY projects overwhelm me. The arts and crafts gene completely skipped me. I'm not afraid of sandpaper and a can of paint, though. In fact, I'm in the middle of a couple of paint projects right now. I love how an ordinary piece of furniture can take center stage with a little color. This armoire, for instance:
Vipp for Kids
Have you seen the new campaign for Vipp? It includes some great kid spaces featuring their shelving system and pedal bins.
I love this time of year, but I have to admit that when it's snowing, windy, and only a few degrees outside, I start daydreaming about warm weather and beaches. Today, I'm fantasizing about this place in Corsica.