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!

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Retro Nursery Prints by Kindertype

We’re always looking for new and upcoming Etsy shops to feature on our site — and we are super psyched to introduce you to our new favorite find, Kindertype.

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Fresh designs and products  with a retro look, featuring beautiful typography, modern graphics and fresh colors are what define Kindertype style.

Owner and designer, Rachel Swanson, has a degree in biology but a passion for design — and just like most of us moms who run our own businesses, it all began with the birth of her child. What started as the desire to create the perfect birth announcement for her daughter turned into a thriving Etsy shop, Kindertype.

Take a look at this shop’s selection of nursery prints, custom birth announcements and unique designs ($18-$48 depending on print and size) at  kindertype.etsy.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Kindertype

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nursery color inspiration: earth thones

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When it comes to decorating a nursery, earth tones are my favorite. They’re soothing and relaxing, which is exactly what baby and a tired mommy and daddy need.

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1. Base Low-Rise Crib ($900) from The Land of Nod.
2. Elise Chair ($799) from EQ3.
3. Polar Bear Art – Original Canvas Painting ($75) from Ariane Duckworth.
4. VANDRING Burp Cloths ($4 / 2 pack) from IKEA.
5. Classic Winnie the Pooh Plush Toy ($15) from FAO Schwartz.
6. Spring Blossoms Wall Decal ($17) from Target.

What’s your decorating style?

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5 Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats

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It’s hard to believe that in less than two weeks we’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day. But we’re ready to inspire you this holiday — starting with some delightfully easy to make, homemade treats.Read More...

Celeb Maternity Style: Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps is one of my favorite actresses. She’s funny, sassy, stylish, and expecting her second child! Can you believe it?

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The actress was recently pictured attending the SAG Awards, Behind the Scenes media day in LA looking sophisticated in an Isabella Oliver Everyday Blazer (starting at $133) in Pillarbox Red paired with a striped dress and black heels.

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Barbershop Birthday Party

We don’t know what it is about vintage party themes that we love so much but we find ourselves fascinated every time!

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We’re featuring an old school barbershop birthday party (with plenty of mustaches) in a red, white and blue color scheme that could also work well as a baby shower theme too.Read More...

Celeb Maternity Style: Kristen Bell

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Expectant House of Lies star, Kristen Bell, was spotted at the premiere of The Lifeguard during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival this Saturday. The soon-to-be mom looked young and stylish, pairing a leather jacket from Isabella Oliver with a violet tunic and statement necklace.

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Design Advice for Decorating a Shared Kids Rooms

One of the toughest rooms to design is a shared room. You want it to be attractive, but it still needs to store all your little ones bits and pieces! The rooms end up being a bit of a mish-mash as each child brings in pieces from their existing room.

As I prepare to design a room for my boys to share (and I’ll share with you some of my thoughts on the design over the coming months), I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite shared kids’ spaces I’ve found.

1. Holly Mathis Interiors | 2. Daffodil Design | 3. I Still Love You | 4.  Gus & Lula

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