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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Eco-Friendly Cardboard Finds For Baby and Tot

Kids love to play with cardboard! Mama spends lots of money buying toys for baby that are fun and educational — but doesn’t it always seem that baby’s favorite “toy” is one that isn’t really a toy at all? Cellphones and cardboard boxes are the toys of choice in lots of households — including mine! — and many designers (and DIY warrior moms) have jumped at the chance to create eco-friendly cardboard toys for baby and tot. And that got me thinking, what fabulous cardboard items for could I find for the nursery?

Check out these 5 eco-friendly cardboard finds for your nursery or toddler’s room!

Bohemian Chic Baby {Nursery Decorating Ideas}

Bohemian Chic Nursery Board

Inspired by a vintage Coney Island photograph, this Bohemian Chic nursery is fun and colorful yet serene.

Some of these items aren’t cheap but they’re all very chic! Some of the higher priced items, like the dresser and side table, were included mostly for inspiration. Flea market finds can easily replace these pieces and save you a pretty penny.

Resources

1. Gypsy Chandelier Multicolored {starting at $59.99}

2. Lulu Tweed Chair {$429} and Velo Pillow {$100}

3. Keys End Table {$129}

4. Ride the sky, 12×18 {$59} and Carnivale, 20×20 {$85}

5. Angelique Mirror – White {$349}

6. Devine Sea Star from Devine Design

7. Organic Baby Quilt in Golden Yellow {$120}

8. Storkcraft Sheffield Stages Fixed Side Crib, Espresso {$99}

9. Buttercup Braided Chenille Rug {starting at $39}

10. Balloon Elephant Wall Decal {starting at $25}

11. Keys Chest {$399}

*As I was putting this room together, I kept thinking about chic “circus gypsies” {crazy, no?}.*

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