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baby room design giveaway

Happy Friday, everyone!  I have some really fun news today!  I’m excited to be partnering with Decorist, a really great design service, to give away a custom Lay Baby Lay nursery design tailored to your budget and taste!

This is something I wish I could do more of, but it’s just a challenge with little ones running around, so if you have been interested in a custom inspiration board, here is a chance!

Be sure to check out Decorist - you upload photos and inspiration with some details about your project and budget, and then they will match you with a designer to suit your style who will create a custom look just for you.  Awesome, right?  (And it’s absolutely not limited to nurseries – it’s great for any room in your house!)

Go here to enter!   I truly can’t wait to get to work with one of you to create the perfect space for your little one!

(photos of Henry’s nursery inspiration board come to life.)

boy baby room ideas

boy baby room inspiration


Friday Links | Raised by Design"[…] into this tutorial by Joni at LayBabyLay – How to Turn Vintage Photos Pink (or Blue)! I’m also into her …"

Lisa"Joni: We are THRILLED to be partnering with you and can't wait to meet our winner! "


ice cream nursery ideas

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A little nod to some of summer’s sweetest treats as it draws to a close.  That Little Hipsqueaks Ice Cream blanket is pretty much the perfect baby shower gift! (1) Open Heart Poster; (2) Gumdrop Pendant; (3) Pink Lemonade Poster; (4) Shelf; (5) Popsicle Poster; (6) Pancake; (7) Cool Treat Poster; (8) Ice Cream Pillows; (9) Caravan Crib; (10) So Fruity Poster; (11) Minty Green Dresser; (12) Silver Lamp; (13) Ice Cream Triangle Pillows; (14) Tufted Wingback Rocker; (15) Ice Cream Blanket; (16) Stacked Bar Rug; (17) Sprinkle Sheet; (18) Apple Pouf


jonilay"Hi Rachel! I use Adobe Photoshop. Hope that helps! "

Sam M. | Atkinson Drive"I have that rug in black and white, and it's gorgeous!!! "

Rachel"What site do you make your mood boards on? I'm trying to find a good one. "


science + space nursery

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science baby room inspiration Be sure to check out Honest to Nod today, and the post about the Little Rockstar nursery!  I love how this room came together!  It’s a space and science baby room with an edge.  And I think it would work great for a girl or boy – extra bonus!  Ahh, how gorgeous is that campaign dresser?  Go here to see more photos of the space, and the inspiration board behind it all.

(Also, be sure to check out Timothy’s Nursery, the Candy Kisses Nursery, and the Baby Bear Nursery with the Land of Nod!)


music baby room inspiration Ok, who is going to snatch up that crazy adorable paint by number pair above?  So sweet!!  They are a little smaller in scale than pictured (11″ x 21″) but together, they would make a great statement.   Would be really cute in a boy/girl twin room!!  I love this sort of offbeat singer/songwriter feel with a bit of polish. Sources: (1) Lotus Lamp; (2) Brass Bow; (3) Ukelele; (4) Wall Hanging; (5) Cloud Shelf; (6) Paint by number Boy & Girl; (7) Dessa Poster; (8) Rest Flower Print; (9) Band Jacket Pillows; (10) Brimfield Crib; (11) Turquoise Table Lamps; (12) Elephant Gray Dresser; (13) Buttoned Up Chair; (14) Lullaby Crib Sheet; (15) Pom Pom Curtains; (14) Union Rug, Gray; (15) Shaggy Pouf; (16) Yellow Cat Poster; (17) Crosley Portable Player; (18) Belly Baskets


a big girl room for vivi

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pink big girl room

(sources below) For awhile, I’ve been thinking and planning about some changes to Vivi’s room.  We have moved things around a few times, but as we recently became officially done with the changing table and she has been adjusted to the big girl bed for awhile, it seems a good time for a refresh.  Her rug is also in need of replacing after three and a half years of toddler love, and all the moving around of artwork and such has left quite a few scars on the walls.  We are (attempting) to work on stopping the thumb sucking – it’s so hard!  She really wants to paint her room pink, and we have promised once she stops sucking her thumb, we will repaint it.  I’m also hoping to move Brigette into Vivi’s room once she graduates to a big girl bed (cue tears!), which is still a little bit away.  Vivi tends to have a lot of bad dreams, and I’m hoping having Brigette close by might bring her a little extra comfort, not to mention fun.  Also check out my pinterest board of inspiration here.

(By the way, anyone have any tips on the thumb-sucking thing?  It’s a challenge!  We are trying to be very encouraging, but it’s a tough habit to kick!)

(1) Marmont Pendant; (2) Mini heart print; (3) Large reprint of vintage photo from the playroom; (4) Sunshine Print; (5) Cloud shelf; (6) Pink acrylic shelf; (7) Pink Alphabet Print; (8) Brass Bunny; (9) Turquoise Lamp; (10) Caravan Divan in pink (for Brigette – Vivi will still have her big girl bed!) ; (11) Save the Day Sheets; (12) Belly Baskets; (13) Just love this art; (14) Faceted Mirror; (15) Gold Lamp; (16) Mon Cheri Print; (17) Bonjour Pillow; (18) Her dresser – thinking about stripping it; (19) Pom Pom Pillow; (20) Little Nest Chair; (21) Divisadero Rug; (22) Dress up clothes station (from pinterest); (23) Beach Basket; (24) Light Green Pouf; (25) Dance Party Print


jonilay"Hi Erin! I used a local digital printer (called Phase 3 Media) but I'd recommend finding someone in your …"

Heather"I would suck my thumb and play with my ears when I was little. My mom said (I don't remember …"

julie"this is super adorable :). love all the ideas!! "

Jean Harrison"The girl in the picture sucked her thumb. After a while she sucked her thumb only at night till …"

Erin"Hi! Who did you use to produce the blown up picture of your mom dancing!? It's so fantastic! Would love …"

Geema"My pediatrician told my mom that I would quit sucking my thumb when I started dating. And I did. …"