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bright girl room

Lenya sent me photos of the sweet room she put together for her little Matilda, and I had to share all the colorful goodness!   I love this happy rainbow palette, and all the thoughtful touches that make it feel sweet but not overdone.  She made the “you are my sunshine” banner because it was her Nana’s favorite song, and she continued to hum it even after she lost the ability to speak after a stroke.  So sweet, right?

That cute circus bear can be found here (love it in the pink frame!), the crib sheet here, and the really awesome changing pad here.

She used Look Sugar polka dot decals for the walls, which is such a great way to add personality to a room if you aren’t able to/don’t want to paint.  The crib is the gray Ikea Sundivik and the changing table is also from Ikea, and she picked up that vintage wicker chair for $35, so she did a fantastic job of adding lots of personality without lots of cost.

I love that sweet pink rug.  The room has carpet, but she layered a rug on top, which really anchors the room and lightens it up (so don’t be afraid to try that if you have carpet but want the pattern and color a rug can add!).

Thanks so much, Lenya, for sharing your sweet little girl’s space with us!  Lenya blogs at Raising Miss Matilda where she writes about life with her little one in California after moving from Australia – quite a change, I am sure!  Check out her post on Matilda’s nursery for more details about the adorable room.



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rattan chic


Loving all the rattan and wicker accents that are everywhere.  Such a fun way to add a little of the outside to a room – especially with the warmer weather upon us!  Check out the sources to all of the above on BHG Style Spotters!


woodland baby room ideas

Today I’m excited to introduce you to a line of beautifully crafted children’s art called Eclectica Kiddo (and they are based out of Atlanta – yay!).  Laura and Emily are both mamas who left careers in art consulting and wanted to create a line of children’s art that parents can appreciate and that is quality enough to be handed down to the next generation.  They have collaborated with artists to create gorgeous pieces (many of which are printed on birch panels – my favorite!).

eclectica kiddo

Aren’t those pieces the sweetest?  The colors and the illustrations are so darling.  Laura and Emily also recently introduced a line for Eclectica Kiddo called the Itty Bitty Collection which is made up of smaller 6″ x 6″ and 5″ x 7″ panels (and they are only $20 apiece – such a steal for those little gems!) for the perfect little punches of art where you need them.  Below are a few of my favorites from their whole collection, although it’s so hard to choose!

eclectica kiddo

(pictured above: Reaching High, Littlest Birds, View From Above I (I love all of Ekaterina’s pieces!!), Our House in the Woods, Growing a Garden, Cotton Candy in the Clouds)

Laura and Emily are also kindly offering 20% of to Lay Baby Lay readers with code laybabylay20 until this Sunday, May 25th!  If you are looking for some special pieces for your nursery or little one’s room, be sure to check out their darling collection!


Thanks so much to Eclectica Kiddo for sponsoring this post!






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The Littlest Mermaid

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mermaid baby room ideas

This board seems to be one of your favorites, and the links have been broken since we re-launched the site.  I’ve been wanting to update it for awhile, and finally I was able to get it together!  I changed a few things out so that they are currently available (except that minty green dresser – but the color is so divine that I left it as inspiration should you find the perfect vintage piece that needs a little extra love!).  I love the girly mermaid idea re-imagined with a more nautical and natural feel.  That Mermaid Banner from Three Potato Four is just the best!


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master bedroom inspiration

One quick little detail from the post yesterday on our bedroom.  I really wanted an extra long lumbar pillow a la Jenny Komenda, but couldn’t find one with the right proportions.  Enter Ikea cushions.  I bought two of the fjadrar inner cushions ($6.99 apiece!) and cut the seam on one end of both pillows and then whipstitched them together by hand really quickly (just be careful or you will have feathers everywhere!).  Then I used this fabric on one side, and a less expensive coordinating yellow fabric on the back, with a zipper on the bottom.  Because the pillow is so long and thin (about 16″ x 54″!), you can purchase half a yard of more expensive fabric, and get a really great pillow for under $50.  It’s perfect on a king bed, and also a queen.  I added that flokati pillow for a little texture, but you could just leave it without for a more streamlined look.

(sources: Everett Sconces, South Seas Side Cart, Black French Tassel Curtains, Citrine Cut Circle Sheets)


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