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the grand budapest hotel

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grand budapest hotel baby nursery inspiration

So, have y’all seen anything about Wes Anderson’s new movie The Grand Budapest Hotel?  Chip and I watched the trailer the other night, and we had to watch it again and stop it at every frame just to take in all the gorgeousness.  It’s perfectly beautiful.  I adore all the pinks, reds, and rich purply indigos.  The movie poster is just lovely with that pink confection of a hotel juxtaposed with a breathtaking rugged mountain backdrop, and it’s such fun inspiration for a room.  I was going back and forth between that dresser and this one, but I love the punchiness of that pink.  That beautiful rug is a bit pricey, but this or this or the Minna Rug would be a good substitute for much less!  (And someone needs to snatch up that vintage birth certificate from the ’60’s that is still blank!  Would be so fun in a nursery!)

And, if you haven’t seen it, below are a couple of images, just to give you an idea (from here and here).

Breathtaking, right?  And just look at these colors:

As I was looking around, I also found SF Girl By Bay’s recent post on the movie.  I love her collection of imagery, too!


jonilay"Hi Jenn! Thanks so much for the sweet comment! It's handwritten and then edited in illustrator, so it's …"

jenn"this is a totally random question.. unrelated to this post (which by the way is super cute… I can't wait …"

jonilay"Love that rug, Colleen!! I think the muted pinks would look really beautiful, too! "

Colleen N"Oh no! The rest of my comment disappeared. I attached a link to a great rug: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-rugs/27395086.jsp?cm_sp=Grid-_-27395086-_-Regular_1 Would love to …"

Colleen N"I would love to see this board with more muted pinks "

Jenny V"And the birth certificate was snatched up. By me! I'm excited! Thanks for the great style board and decor suggestions! "


tiny dancer

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ballerina baby nursery inspiration

Vivi has been really fascinated by ballerinas lately, and I have received a few requests for a ballet board, so here is a little inspiration!  I am loving all these vintage black and white ballerina photos.  They would look lovely scanned and printed at a much larger scale (FedEx Office and Staples have super affordable printing options for black and white!) and the black and white keeps the room from feeling overly sweet.  And how sweet are those glittery ballet shoes?  I’m having a hard time not buying a pair for Vivi.  This would also make a beautiful toddler room; just put in a big girl bed and go!


lesley"this board brings tears to my eyes. beautiful. "

Ashley Nolan"Oh I love this one Joni! I just told Jon you did this one for me! Heehee! Thank you! "

Ashley Nolan"YAY! I just told Jon you made this board for me-or Vivi possibly but I am super pumped! P wears …"

Katie"My 2yo "big girl" is also enamored with ballerinas. We just added a few ballerina touches to her room …"


babe in wonderland

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alice in wonderland baby room ideasI have received quite a few requests for a wonderland inspired room, so here it is!  There are so many fun details you can include, but hopefully this will get you started if this is the direction you want to go.  I love how the natural Rhea crib grounds all the pinks, and how adorable are those bunny lamps?  I added a white shade just to keep things light, but the denim is fun, too.


West Coast Buyer"That beautiful rug brings it all together so nicely. That rug is a steal! Very favorable pricing. "

Sabrina"This is so cute! I've always loved Alice in Wonderland!! It did remind me, though, that I have an origional …"

J is for Jessica"Your ideas are so lovely! Seriously, makes me want to redo the nursery every week...although I have a boy, …"

Jane My Little Lovebird"I love it! That rug is amazing, and the bunny lamps are so cute! x "

Gwen, The Makerista"I have always loved Alice in Wonderland, and really wanted to use some Alice things in my daughter's room, but …"


easter inspiration on BHG today!

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Bunny Baby Nursery InspirationGo here to find the sources!


Trend Watch: “Greige” is All the Rage | giggle GAB"[…] Photo via Pinterest/LayBabyLay […] "

Meghan"know the names of or where i can find paint in the 4 colors on top (pink, grey, blue, black)? …"

Trish Brunner"looooove the girly version of star wars! "

TrinaM"Great mix of manly Star Wars themes meets soft, sweet pink. Very inspiring! "

The Babyletto Team"OMG! This beats yesterday's post! LOVE it, Joni! "

Lauren O’Donnell"I love this! (My husband does, too!) "


peanut #2’s nursery board

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black and white baby room ideasI am in the process of wrapping up details on Peanut #2’s nursery, so I thought I’d share what I started with for the design of her little room.  Some things have changed, but the dresser was the first thing I bought (I was super excited, because it was exactly what I had in my head and I found it on craigslist).  An entire room of wallpaper was out of budget, so we settled on one wall with pattern and painted the rest.  I’m glad we did, because I think it may have ended up a bit busy, and I’m really crazy over how the color turned out and I can’t wait to share!  The touches of pink were a later addition because the room was starting to look a little too sophisticated.  I’m really happy with that St. Barth’s fabric because it has just the right amount of playfulness.  Chip says it reminds him of Dr. Seuss.  We are getting so close to go time – only four weeks left – and I’m anxious to get all the details ironed out!  I sent the artwork to print yesterday, so I just have to paint one piece of furniture, finish up a few pillows, and oh, yeah, tackle that ottoman project.

(If you are wondering, Vivi slept in her big girl bed last night!  It went slightly better than I expected, but not as well as I had hoped.  It will be a transition!  She is overall very excited about it, but had a tough time letting us leave her last night.  And she decided to wake up at 5 a.m.  I hope we can quickly get back onto a good schedule, because bedtime is normally a very peaceful and quick process.  The good news is that I was completely dreading naptime, and she nodded off in her bed before I finished the second book . . . which has never happened ever before.  She wore herself – and her mama – completely out.  I’m hoping it will help her realize that it’s ok to sleep there!)


Lucky"Such a beautiful nursery for your peanut #2! She'll be one lucky little lady:) What size did your mixed lollies …"

Joni Lay"Hi Heather! I would try these search terms over and over: "mid century sideboard" "mid century dresser" "mid century …"

Joni Lay"Hi Katie! I know - it's frustrating you can't find one in stores! I'll certainly post more about …"

Joni Lay"Hi Carrie! I really like it - I will say that it does sit at a slightly odd angle …"

Alyssa Stewartson"Looks exciting! I can't wait to see the finished product!! :D "

Carrie"I LOVE the wallpaper! How do you like the Empire Rocker? Is it comfortable? I havent seen any reviews of …"