Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 5/07/12

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A DIY photo display idea, a playroom makeover, a beautiful new fabric collection, a home office photo gallery wall and a darling Summer dress sewing pattern.

Displaying family pictures is something we all love to do. And we’re always on the look out for a great—and affordable—photo display idea. The ladies of She Knows come up with this creative DIY photo balls craft that you’ve got to check out!

Looking for some playroom decorating ideas? The Centsational Girl gaveThe Alma Project playroom a stunning makeover. She transformed it from a dark and cluttered room into a bright, kid-friendly, functional space—with lots of storage and seating. There are lots of affordable ideas to take note of!

Choosing fabrics for the nursery is always fun, especially when you have so many beautiful choices out there. One of our favorite fabric shops, Cloud9 Fabrics, has this stunning new collection by Michelle Engel Bencsko, Simpatico, featuring modern patterns in subtly bright hues. Divine!

Mary Schannen of Melange Photography transformed her unused music room into this inviting home office—with a stunning photo wall behind the desk that is to die for!!! Mary has written a detailed post about how she arranged the canvases and the sizes of each piece, so be sure to pay her a visit for some inspiration and the 411 on how to create a similar look in your home.

My sewing skills are very limited—but this Summer dress pattern ($10) from Violette Fields Threads makes me want to dust off my sewing machine! If you or someone you know knows how to sew, you might want to check out this pattern. And the choice of chevron fabric is pretty fabulous as well!


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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!

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