The Look for Less: A Playful and Neutral Nursery

Earlier today we showcased a twin boy nursery, with a bit of a safari theme, featuring a few splurge items. And because I just can’t help myself — and I know how much you all love a bargain! — I put together a nursery design board to give you some ideas on how to get the look for less.

I included some items from the original room design, like the pouf and bookcase, because I felt that they really were quality finds. I opted for an espresso crib vs the two-tone crib to save $100 — and saved big, while still adding custom art into the design, with some personalized prints from Etsy. Read More...

Playful Safari Twin Nursery (Featured Baby Room)

This week’s featured baby room is a bright twin boys’ nursery. It’s playful yet sophisticated — and it’s got a bit of a safari theme going on.

This jaw-dropping nursery is uncluttered and playful. It looks like it was designed by a pro! And you could say that it was because new mom of twins Ali, of Charles and Ali, isn’t exactly a “new” mom. These twin boys are baby #4 and #5 for Ali so she knows a thing or two about putting a nursery together. More nursery details and images after the jump!

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Up, Up & Away Twin Nursery

This week’s featured real nursery has an Up, Up and Away theme, featuring whimsical hot air balloons, personalized airplane decals and lots of special touches.

Mama-of-twins Lisa of Lisa Fero Interiors says, “I have boy/girl twins and have created a gender neutral nursery for them to share. Sticking to our budget was important, so the room consisted of great inexpensive finds and diy projects.”


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Plié! A Ballerina Birthday Party

My little girl started attending ballet classes this weekend — and boy, did she love it! And since we enrolled her a few weeks back, I’ve been in a ballerina frenzy. I stumbled upon this “tutu-rrific” ballerina-themed birthday styled by the ladies of Icing Designs that already has me planning for my daughter’s next birthday. I hope it will inspire you.

A mixture of paper poms from Paperwhite Designs and paper lanterns from Luna Bazaar hung above the sweets area — along with a “Ballerina Bakery” hand-glittered letter garland.

There were lots of ballerina-themed sweets, like these stunning ballerina tutu cookies from JP Creatibles.

Scroll down for more ballerina party pics!

View more images and get more details about this ballerina party on Icing Designs Blog.

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Featured Room: Serene Twin Girls’ Nursery

A sweet gray nursery for two! Expectant mama Jen emailed us pictures of the serene little nursery she put together for her twin girls (due in April) with a subtle woodland theme and lots of girly touches.

This mama-to-be chose a modern gray color for the walls that makes great contrast with the colorful feminine touches throughout the room — and created a little haven for her twins in the middle of New York City.

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Twin Oasis | Gender Neutral Nursery

The story of Gus + Lula is one that tugs on all of my heart strings — and I’m so glad that this story has a happy ending! New mom of twins, Britt, wanted to start a family above all things. But after struggling to conceive for many years, Britt was blessed with the news that she would soon be the happy mama of Ethiopian twins — a boy and a girl!Read More...

Splurge vs On a Budget: Boy and Girl Twin Nursery

Last week, I told you all about Kristy {a facebook fan} who is expecting boy and girl twins. I came up with a color scheme for the mixed gender twins and this week I’m sharing with you a complete design board.

Two, actually!

The first is the Splurge! nursery with a price tag of approx. $3,935. The second? That’s the On a Budget! nursery. By replacing just 3 items, the price tag on this one is $1,400 less.

Details.-

1. The color scheme: I’ve chosen four colors for the room. Lilac and a light blue are the primary colors for the design. Lilac for the baby girl. Light blue for the baby boy. Sage (light green) is the complimentary/unifying color. It looks fantastic with both lilac and blue. Gray is the neutral background for the entire color scheme and the wall color.

2. Baby Girl Bedding: Serena and Lily Crib Bedding Set Lulu, $395.

3. Baby Boy Bedding: Serena and Lily Crib Bedding Set Dylan, $395.

4. Cribs: Oeuf Eco-friendly Sparrow Crib, White, $690 each {splurge!}; Storkcraft Sheffield Stages Crib, White, $99 each {on a budget!}.

5. Ceiling Lamp: Normann Copenhagen Norm 03 Lamp Shade, $200 {splurge!}Ikea Knappa pendant lamp, $34.99 {on a budget!}.

6. Dresser: Ikea Hemnes 8-drawer dresser,White, $299.

7. Fabric for Curtains: Serena & Lily Fabric by the Yard Diamond Leaf, $50 per yard {splurge!}; Home Decor Print Fabric-Croscill Felton/Kiwi, on sale for $14.99 {on a budget!}.

8. Rug: Shaggy Raggy Lime Jersey Cotton Rug, $66.

9. Glider: NurseryWorks Empire Rocker, $1,100. A chunk of the budget went to this chair but it’s my favorite piece in the room. It’s elegant, neutral and can be moved to any other room in your home once it’s done it’s duty in the nursery.

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