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Nursery Inspiration & Baby Room Delights


modern girly nursery

Be sure to check out the second nursery I designed with Land of Nod on Honest to Nod today – I think it’s my favorite!!  It’s really fun and girly without being frilly.  And if you didn’t catch it last week, be sure to check out the Baby Bear nursery!   I worked with them to create style boards based on their fun new fall product, and their team styled real nurseries from the inspiration.  It’s so fun to see them come to life!

And a few fun links:

Loved Lesley’s post on a sweet backyard camping date.

Gabe’s pointers for keeping the spark is spot on.

This pinterest board is hilarious.


lesley graham"thank you for sharing sweet friend! these rooms come to life are absolutely perfect. so proud of you!! "

Kitty"I absolutely adore this nursery and seeing your ideas come to life! "


dream in color

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mermaid baby room inspiration (Sources listed below.)   I’m loving this bright and happy inspiration for today!  I came across the Hooray Today etsy shop. and I’m loving all the bright and quirky prints!  So fun – especially the kitty cone.  Also, who is going to purchase that awesome vintage Copenhagen travel poster?  Comment if you get it and send me pics of how perfect it looks in your space – wish I could snag it!  It’s also quite a statement piece at 24″ x 39″, so it would really anchor a room!!  Seriously, someone needs to grab it! (1) Euclidean Pendant; (2) Vintage Brass Unicorn; (3) You Wonderful Thing You; (4) Kitty Cone; (5) Wonderful Copenhagen Poster; (6) Pink Acrylic Shelves; (7) Swirly Clouds Crib Sheet; (8) Neo Geo Lozenge Pillow; (9) White Sparrow Crib; (10) Neo Geo Polygon Pillow; (11) Mini Abacus Lamps; (12) Kent Coffey Dresser; (13) Molded Rocker; (14) Pink Acrylic Tray; (15) Triangles Rug; (16) Martini Table; (17) Shaggy Pouf; (18) Play Pram


jonilay"Haha, thanks, Morgen! I'll have to think on that!! xo! "

jonilay"Of course!! Love your shop and your adorable prints! "

Hooray Today"Thank you so much for featuring us in your beautiful collection! Your blog is amazing! :) "

Morgen"I wish you had a mermaid print I could buy in the society 6 shop! Just saying!:) "

Molly"P.S. That mermaid print went fast! "

Molly"Sigh. Perfection. "


I don’t often feature children’s clothing, but lately I have run across a few brands on instagram that I just can’t forget.  I think all are started by talented mamas, and while sometimes I get a bit tired and disenchanted with social media, it’s pretty incredible how it has enabled artists and creatives to find a way to do what they love while staying home with their babies, isn’t it?  This wouldn’t have been possible even five years ago!  So, here goes: duchess + lion co I’m pretty crazy about Duchess + Lion.  These clothes have sort of a Moonrise Kingdom feel to me – love the darling little knee patches and sweet details.  That wool scarf on the little girl in the far right image is made from a vintage WWII blanket.  So awesome, right?  Goodness, I love this so much.  You can see more of her fall styles that will be available soon on her pinterest page. cute kids' clothes Next up is Wren & James.  I follow Kiley on instagram, and can’t get enough of that precious gingham pinafore.  Seriously, those ruffles on the shoulders and the wooden buttons on the back are almost more than I can handle.  Her items have such a sweet vintage look, and I hope I can snag one of those pinafores for Vivi!  They seem to be in high demand, so follow her on instagram to find out about shop updates, etc.  She is re-opening on August 9th. cute kids' clothes And finally, The Brass Razoo Kids.  Currently all of Elise’s ridiculously awesome rompers are sold out (check them out on instagram if you haven’t seen them – they are truly gorgeous!), but these shorts are darling.  You have to get them quick when they are available!  The pom pom and tassel details are just amazing.

engineer baby nursery inspiration

(Links are listed below – still working out a couple of issues – apologies!)  I recently received a request for an engineering/technical/blueprint inspired room – for a girl!  I thought it to be a really fun challenge, and here is the result.  It could easily be used for a boy, but I really love the fresh feel of the true blue colors and white and I think it’s a really bright and happy space for a girl.

Sources: (1) Electron Pendant Light; (2) Vintage Slide Rule; (3) Vintage Tonka Truck; (4) Vintage Math Textbooks; (5) 1962 World’s Fair; (6) Vintage Technical Drawing; (7) Blue Acrylic Shelf; (8) Vintage Aircraft Drawing; (9) Vintage Radius Curve; (10) Vintage Train Drawing; (11) Vintage Excavator Drawing; (12) Horseradish Pillows; (13) White Carousel Crib; (14) Stacked Polyhedron Lamps; (15) Campaign Desk; (16) Mid Century Rocker; (17) Wire Burst Stool; (18) Blue Half Shell Rug; (19) Yellow Geo Crib Sheet; (20) Let’s Swim to the Moon; (21) Technical Drawing


Christine"Thank you so much Joni! I'll check them out. "

jonilay"Hi Christine!! Sorry about that - aren't they awesome pillows!! Here is the link: http://www.westelm.com/products/jay-street-ashti-pillow-cover-horseradish-t1212/ . Hope …"

Christine"I really LOVE the Horseradish Pillows, but it seems like that is one of the links that isn't working. …"

Desi"This is so cute! My husband is studying to be an engineer, and we're expecting next month. Not …"


ballerina pig(A new little print in my society6 shop!)  Goodness, I apologize for my absence.  I’ve literally had my hands dirty for the past week, working hard on our playhouse project.  We are getting very close to done, and I can’t wait to share it with you!  The past few weeks have been that way; having my hands in lots of projects that I’ll be sharing soon.

I’m also excited to begin sharing some of my collaboration with the Land of Nod on their fall catalog; I was thrilled to get to work with them on some inspiration boards which their team brought to life and photographed.  So fun!  Such a dream to get to work with their company, as I’m a big fan of their collections.  I love how all the rooms came together, and I’ll be sharing them over at Honest to Nod.  The first one was posted yesterday: Baby Bear.  I really love the colors in it, and I think you’ll be inspired – go check it out!


lesley"joni! this is so cool! i love the way they brought the room to life. you are brilliant. <3 "

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