April 23, 2014

Sweet Little Mobiles

Hi again, Irene here from designstiles. When I was decorating my son’s nursery, buying a crib mobile wasn’t part of the plan. But after he was born, we read articles and were advised by friends about how much babies love them. And because my husband is a worry-wart and was certain if we did not buy one our boy would somehow grow up with problems, we bought one as soon as we could.

Our baby loves his and sometimes when I lay him in his crib so I could have a few minutes to brush my teeth, I hear him blabbing to it. It’s adorable. I highly recommend one.

Here’s a round-up of some cute ones I’ve come across.

mobilesone :: two :: three :: four :: five :: six

The Paris one is adorable for a little girl’s room.

Happy Wednesday!
Irene Lovett

decor . styling . consulting

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April 21, 2014

Baobab Clothing


If you are following along on Instagram, you’ve probably seen Harper wearing her Orange Feather Dress by Baobab. It is one of my new favorites this spring! The dress is super wearable… made from 100% soft organic cotton knit fabric and machine washable.

Baobab has some gorgeous new pieces that are perfect for the spring/summer/fall seasons! I have my eye on the Stella Dress & the Flying Birds Sweetie Dress!

For baby girls I die over the Babygro Rompers & Baggy Harem Shorts!


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April 21, 2014

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April 16, 2014

Nursery Mood Board, Mixing Unconventional Colors


Favorite colors for the nursery? Obviously pink is a frontrunner for girls while blue seems to dominate in boy nurseries. Black and white has become quite a popular combination in modern nurseries over the past few years. What about RED? or LIME GREEN? What are your favorite unconventional color combos for the nursery?

1. Caravan Crib by Kalon Studios
2. Assembly Home Contrast Interior Pendant
3. 4040 Locust 9-Drawer Console
4. Fraises Poster
5. Ladies of the Carnival Pillow Cover
6. Eiffel Kid’s Stool White
7. Eco Heart Baby Blanket
8. Studio Alpi Wooden Pull Toys

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April 16, 2014

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April 15, 2014

Harper & Rex’s Shared Bedroom + Painting Concrete

Although it is always changing, I’ve pretty much finished Harper & Rex’s shared room. We moved from a 3 bedroom in NJ to a 2.5 bedroom rental home in Scottsdale, AZ last May. This fall I decided to turn the tiny extra room that Rex was using into an office and move Rex into Harper’s bedroom. We went with bunk beds to give them more floor space for playing. The room is incredibly functional and they don’t even notice (or care) about the size of their room.

Most of the decor in the room is bright/colorful and pretty unisex. I used a lot of primary colors and patterns since the room is like a white canvas.

For the Painted Floors:

The carpet was torn out & lacquer thinner was applied to the carpet glue that stuck to the concrete. I let it sit for 10 minutes then scraped off the carpet glue with a metal scraper. (Use proper safety equipment including rubber/latex gloves and a mask.)

The concrete was filled in where necessary with Quikrete fast setting concrete mix. It was mostly used on the edges of the floor- where the floor meets the walls. There were lots of holes on the edges of the floor from pulling out the carpet nails. The great thing about Quikrete is that is dries overnight and is ready to be sanded the following day!

The floor was then sanded with a fine grain sandpaper, and then vacuumed, swept, and washed. I painted the floor with Sherwin Williams Porch & Floor Enamel. It took about 3 coats. I highly recommend a pole extender for your roller frame. You can easily reach far corners and kind of paint yourself out of the room.

After waiting about 2 days for the paint to dry completely, I sealed with H&C Wet Look Concrete Sealer

See results below:



Perch Bunk Bed in White & Birch by Oeuf
Marvel Comics Wall Art/Tin Signs, these were purchased in the store (I do not see them on the website)
Blue & Yellow Knit Mini Poufs
20″ Miffy Lamp, I purchased on during a 30% off sale. The lamp was $84.
Cream/Black Cross Blanket, by Spearmint LOVE
Nesting Dolls, Bear Family
White Ukelele
White/Green Square Mini Shelf
Baby Acapulco Chair, Red/White
Balthazar, Lucky Boy Sunday
White Curtain Rod, IKEA RÄCKA
Curtain Rod Finials, IKEA VÄSENTLIG
White Curtains, IKEA VIVAN
The Puppet Company Ostrich Giant Bird Puppet
Pillowcases and Sheet Sets by Little Auggie
Gold Mushroom Lamp, Heico
Jess Brown Wovenplay Circus Doll, Chartreuse
Rug Found on Ebay
“YAY” mini print was from a greeting card found at Target
Lapin and Me Woodland Doll
Lucky Boy Sunday Dolls: Mrs. White, Fancy Nulle, Jealous Baby
Mini and Maximus Bandit Pillow Cover
Mini Faux Sheepskin Rugs, IKEA
White Room Essentials Pendant Lamp
Dip Dyed Cobalt Stool, Serena & Lily
An Apple Poster, Miniwilla
Giant crochet Chocolate Hare by Anne-Claire Petit.
Young Buck & Doe A Deer 8×10 Prints
Wally Whale Wood Bank by Pearhead
White/Black Heart Flower Vase + Fabric Flowers, from the dollar section of Target
Rast Pine Nightstand, it was too yellow for the room so I whitewashed it HERE
White/Red Floor Pillowcase, I don’t see this for sale at IKEA anymore, but you may want to check in store. I purchased 2 for $6.99 and stuffed one of them with 2 standard pillows.
House Wall Hook, MINT
Normal Is Boring Cushion Cover by La Cerise Sur Le Gateau
Yellow Clock and Brown Dinosaur (on nightstand) from Goodwill
Gummy Bear Red Nightlight
White/Black Polka Dot Stool DIY Makeover
Union Jack Flag Tea Towel (purchased from @janesaysvintage IG shop)
Western Bull Wall Art, purchased on clearance

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April 14, 2014

Easter Basket Idea


Tomorrow is the last day to order the Pineapple Blanket in time for Easter delivery! It is a perfect accessory for your little one’s Easter basket. Photo above is by @pwee16. The blanket comes in both cream/black & pastels.


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April 10, 2014

Wren & James


This morning I’m sharing a peak at the Spring/Summer ’14 Wren & James collection. I love cheerful colors, and especially the gingham! The collection feels perfectly vintage & yet somehow very modern at the same time.   Wren & James has created very wearable pieces that are beautiful for family photos this summer or just a play date at the park.

Below, Harper is wearing the Gingham Pinafore:


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