Trend Spotting: Dark walls in the nursery

Some think that dark walls in the nursery can be calming and stylish but others feel that it may be too dark and depressing for a baby’s room. What do you think of this trend? Here are 10 Nurseries with Dark Walls to help you decide!

Sophisticated Gender-Neutral Black White Nursery

Bun in the Oven Sprinkle Shower!

Sprinkle showers are all the rage these days for second-time mamas. Get inspired to throw the ultimate baby shower with this “Bun in the Oven” party that’s simply too sweet to miss!

Sprinkle Bun in the Oven Baby Shower

Whimsical Meadow Nursery {featured baby room}

This week’s featured baby room is a whimsical nursery for a baby girl filled with lots of nature-inspired details — including a hand painted forest mural! This room is delicate and personal, with a shabby chic vibe.

Deer Decal - Nature Themed Nursery

A Curious George Birthday Extravaganza

A modern Curious George-themed birthday party for a two year old toddler filled with lots of creative diy projects!

Curious George Birthday Party Ideas

Handmade Love: Crochet Finds for the Nursery

Incorporate the rich texture of crochet into your nursery decor with these handmade finds from Etsy. They also make unique shower gifts!

crochet-nursery-finds

Mr. Mustachio: Little Man Nursery

Kiddie birthday parties are a great source of inspiration when it comes to nursery design. But how do you translate a party theme to decor? That’s the question that our lovely reader Sarah Q. had for me.

Sarah writes “I love those ‘Little Man’ mustache parties (also known as barbershop-themed parties) that are all over Pinterest—but how would I translate that into a nursery theme? No idea where to start really…. Help!

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DIY Maternity Clothes: Summer Essentials

With a growing bump, your maternity clothes may fit today and be too small tomorrow. So how do you keep your seasonal wardrobe current without spending too much money? Do it yourself! From a maternity swimsuit tutorial to a no-sew maternity tunic DIY, we’ve got your bump covered—literally—for the summer season.

Look fashionable and stay cool with a cute ruffle top and jean skirt. Joy of How Joyful will walk you through making your very own maternity ruffle top and demin skirt (from men’s shorts) for a stylish summer outfit.

Finding the perfect maternity bathing suit—at the perfect price—can be exhausting (especially this late in the season). But not to worry, DIY Maternity has you covered! Check out their DIY Maternity Swimsuit Tutorial, featuring how-to instructions for three bathing suit styles.

Look stylish and keep fresh during the summer with a DIY maternity tunic. This no-sew maternity DIY from the clever girls of A Beautiful Mess only takes about ten minutes to make! Now that’s my kind of DIY.

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Bright, Cheerful and Sophisticated Nursery

This week’s featured nursery is bright and cheerful. A sophisticated haven for mama and baby featuring some affordable finds and a few splurges.

Designed by corporate junkie turned stay at home mom Shelli of a’ la mode, a blog about all things stylish with an emphasis on budget-conscious interior design, this stunning nursery is sure to inspire. Check out all the details after the jump!

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Circus Soirée First Birthday

Planning baby’s first birthday is such an exciting time for a new mom. But how do you choose a party theme? Circus-themed first birthdays have always been a favorite of ours—and this fun kiddie soiree styled is probably one of the funnest parties we have ever featured!Read More...

Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 7/23/2012

A mustache find for baby, stylish kitchen inspiration and mama’s new must-have tote!

Mustaches continue to trend when it comes to all things baby and kid related—mustache bibs, mustache parties, you name it! We know, we know — they’re irresistible. If you want to add a little mustache lovin’ to your kiddos’ decor, check out these handmade mustache blankets we found on Etsy by Little Hip Squeaks.

I may not be the best cook, but I spend many hours a week in the kitchen preparing meals for my little one. And since I spend so much time there, I feel it’s important that the space is pleasant, functional and pretty. If a kitchen remodel is in your future, check out BHG.com for some inspiring ideas. Here’s one in particular I’m archiving for a future project. It uses glass plates as an alternative to the traditional tile backsplash. It’s sleek and easy to clean — and look how well it goes with the glass mosaic tile!

One of our favorite summer finds! We’re head-over-heels for the Juno totes by Deux Lux ($84-$99). They’re reversible—with eight color combinations to choose from—so basically they’re like two bags in one. Take the black/teal combo pictured above. You can spend all day running errands with the teal tote and then just flip it inside out to turn it into a black tote for your evening plans.

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Night Owl Baby Shower

I’ve been in party planning mode for the past couple of weeks, since my little girl is turning four in less than a week, which means that I’ve been browsing the party galleries over at HWTM more than usual. I stumbled upon this last-minute baby shower, with an adorable night owl theme, that I think you guys will love! Read More...

Inspired Ideas for a Stylish Life with Baby: 7/16/2012

Pretty fabric finds, an easy idea to add some color (and organization) to your closet, and a DIY beaded chandelier!

Photo by Courtney Apple.

Pretty fabrics can inspire any decorating project—it’s actually my favorite place to start! These are just some samples of the beautiful fabrics designed by Caitlin Wilson Design, featuring florals and geometric patterns in vibrant colors. Check out Caitlin Wilson’s home in Matchbook Mag‘s July 2012 issue.

Design Love Fest shared some great tips for taking beautiful photographs and used simple, everyday objects to illustrate her tips—hangers. But these wood hangers are anything but simple if you ask me. I love that they’re spray painted in bold colors. Perfect for no-door closet nooks or displaying baby’s clothes.

Wood bead chandeliers have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years, and I have to admit—I want one! But without the price tag. Good thing Jen of Tatertots & Jello went through the trouble of making one, documenting every step, and sharing a tutorial on her blog. If you’re up for the challenge, complete instructions are available at Tatertots & Jello.

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