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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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serena and lily bedroom

I have finally finished putting together our bedroom.  I feel like it has taken me forever to get it all together, but finally it’s done and ready to enjoy!  I’m loving the lighter, brighter look, and have found myself spending a lot more time in here.  It’s such a happy, calm place at the end of a long day.  (sources, from above photo: South Seas Side Cart, Aqua Border Duvet, Citrine Circle Sheets, Black Tassel Curtains, Everett Sconces)

We painted the walls white (Martha Stewart popcorn) and then my friend Kristin graciously let me borrow her sprayer to paint the headboard white as well, so it sort of disappears.  I found that ship print at one of my favorite antique markets on the cheap, and have always loved the frame and the print and it pairs perfectly with those amazing sconces!

serena and lily bedding

It’s so wonderful to have new bedding.  I realized I hadn’t changed ours since we were married six and a half years ago (crazy how the time gets away!).  A fresh new bright white duvet feels so luxurious, and I’m pretty crazy about those patterned citrine sheets.  I made some euros with some sea green velvet to put behind them, and an extra long lumbar pillow with some white and yellow to pair with the citrine sheets.  So dreamy!

Serena and Lily Bedroom

I also love that pom pom throw.  It’s perfect for when I’m catching up on work in bed while the girls nap, or when I’m just doing some reading.

master bedroom ideas

I moved Vivi’s black dresser into our room because I realized she just didn’t need the storage, and she needed more wall space for storing important things like books.  It’s been a nice change to my college dresser!  It feels more grown up, and it’s prefect with that vintage art deco mirror.  Aren’t the flowers gorgeous? Thanks so much to my super talented friend Lindsay Coletta for helping me out there (she also did the flowers for Vivi’s party – I adore everything she does!).

Serena & Lily Bedroom

My dad made those gorgeous heart pine frames, which display some of Vivi’s artwork and a favorite Jason Munn poster.  The rest of the prints are vintage, except for that beautiful letterpresses citron print by Sycamore Street Press, and the “Enjoy the Little Things” print from Minted.  Love them both!  Those baskets are a great place for extra storage.  The right one is for laundry, and the smaller one on the left is perfect for stashing any toys that might get left behind in our room during the day.  Sometimes the girls play in our room while I get ready (or when we are just desperate for a change of scenery!), and it’s nice to have an easy cleanup solution!

vintage bedroom

Chip’s mother gave me that aqua ashtray on the left.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  I believe it was her mother’s or grandmother’s.  I wouldn’t have known it was an ashtray if she hadn’t told me, but I love the color with the beautiful copper flecks in it and it’s great for storing accessories.

Serena and Lily Bedroom

I am also crazy about that vintage pendant light.  My grandmother has a similar one in her home, so it has a very nostalgic feel to it, and it adds just the right bit of dressed up glamour to the bedroom, I think.

master bedroom inspiration

I love my sidecart turned nightstand.  I’ve posted about it before, but it’s just so fun, and I love I can also use it for entertaining should the need arise.  (Thanks again, Lindsay, for the gorgeous flowers!) I like the wide dimension, so there is extra space for books and such without it feeling crowded.

Serena & Lily Bedroom

I also love that Elsa stool.  It’s  another great piece that I can move around as needed when we have more company over and need an extra side table.  I’m finding it to be helpful to have furniture that can do double duty in our smaller home.

Serena & Lily Bedroom

And just because a good before and after is always fun, here you go:

Serena & Lily Bedroom

Quite a difference, don’t you think?  Thanks so much to Serena & Lily for all the gorgeous details that really made it come together!




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black baby room ideas

Check out Style Spotters today for some nursery inspiration with dark walls!  What do you think about darker walls in a nursery?  Go here for sources.

Don’t forget to enter the awesome Rikshaw Design giveaway!!


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aqua and pink baby nursery inspiration

Today I have a really generous giveaway from Rikshaw Design, a company with gorgeous hand block printed textiles.  Rikshaw just released their absolutely gorgeous line of crib bedding (check out all the collections here; the Mayoor is featured above!) and they are offering a giveaway for a crib sheet, a toddler quilt, and a crib skirt of your choice (enter below).  The colors are just so beautiful, and I love how Rikshaw paired them with modern cribs for the perfect mix of polished and pretty.  The Taj, Pondicherry and Mayoor collections are great for gender neutral nurseries, and the Asha and Padma are super sweet for a girl.  And, can I say that I am pretty much crazy about that booti camel pillow?  You can also purchase their fabrics by the yard – I’m making curtains out of the pink Taj paisley for Vivi’s new room!

Also, be sure to check out Rikshaw Design’s line of women’s clothing and children’s clothing.  Everything is so light and airy – perfect for the warm summer days ahead!   Enter below – winner will be announced this Friday!

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This post was kindly sponsored by Rikshaw Design.  Thanks so much for supporting Lay Baby Lay’s sponsors so I can continue doing what I love  and providing inspiration!  


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