Category: storage

Monday
December 16, 2013

Storage Legos 50% Off

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Looking for fun storage? I was on the hunt last month for something cute that I could slide under their new bunkbed. Since it would show, I wanted it to be cute! Enter Room Copenhagen. They make the cutest storage containers that look like legos. They can stack just like the real thing!

Anyway, they are 50% off on Fab.com. I purchased 2 large ones (1 black & 1 white) for only $36 with free shipping! Go check out the 1 day sale.

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Categories: Baby Gear, storage, Toys
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Wednesday
August 21, 2013

Kids Storage Baskets

Hi there, it’s Irene from designstiles.

After working on several kids rooms, I’ve discovered just how much extra storage they need just for toys. Storing their toys in cute baskets is a quick and easy solution for those times you just want to see them off the floor.

I think baskets are great in general but even more so when they also serve a decorative purpose.

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite storage baskets for kids and their toys, some of which are actually hampers.

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one :: two :: three :: four :: five :: six :: seven :: eight

Happy Wednesday!

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Irene Lovett

decor . styling . consulting

Categories: Decor, storage
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Wednesday
March 13, 2013

Bibelotte Children’s Accessories

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Searching for some unique, feminine decor items for your little girl’s bedroom? Perhaps you should check out Bibelotte. Bibelotte is an adorable dutch store/website that sells beautiful accessories for children. My favorite things include the diamond & star patterned wallpapers, darling throw pillows, laundry/storage bins, & small collection of wall art. (my favorite piece says “MY MOM ALWAYS SAYS WEAR YOUR FAVORITE BOW EVERY DAY”)

Check out some of Bibelotte’s BEAUTIFUL inspiration rooms featuring items from the collection:

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Wednesday
November 14, 2012

Modern Nursery Decorating Ideas & Tips to Inspire you from Here Comes Baby

nursery decoration ideas for a modern nurseryLooking for nursery decoration ideas to inspire you to decorate or revamp your baby’s or child’s nursery? We found these gorgeous inspirational nurseries photos from Amélie at Petit Home and they are so so chic. Amélie advises to “Add a few cushions, a colourful quilt, a fairytale lamp or a poetic wall-sticker to give a fresh look to a room!”

Putting together your baby’s nursery can be one of the most fun parts of your pregnancy. You get to choose the colours, design the layout and don’t forget the best part which is shopping for all the lovely baby things. Here are some suggestions to help develop your nursery decorating ideas.

When putting together your nursery decorating ideas first plan what key element you will need in the room:

  • When choosing a cot bed try to choose one that converts to a toddler bed, which gives a longer life to your crib and saves you money.
  • Are you going to have a changing table or a large chest of drawers that doubles as a changing table?
  • Do you want a rocking chair or cosy chair for late night feeds or comforting?
  • What kind of lighting do you envisage, think about full lighting from the ceiling to ambiance lighting a night light can provide.
  • What kind of flooring do you like – carpet, wooden/laminate/Karndean? Will you have rugs?
  • Curtains with fun fabric or neutral blinds?
  • What style or theme do you want? A theme can be as subdued or as busy as you want it.
  • Look for accessories that complements your theme.

For the nursery decorating ideas photo above:

Key elements:

  • Bird theme: using wall stickers (remember to place these higher than little hands otherwise they become fun peeling past time for your little one!) and a bird mobile.
  • Colours are differing shades of grey which can look purple in different lights.
  • Changing table doubles as a storage cupboard.
  • Dual function cot bed.
  • Floor seating for relaxing on the floor and for reading time.
  • Magnetic board to display changing art postcards, photos and fun keepsakes.
  • Matching storage bags and changing bag so when not in use they can still be chic in the nursery.
  • Laminate flooring for easy cleaning.

Sources:

  1. Airdeje changing mat cover flower
  2. Airdeje hanging mobile bird, fish and butterfly blue dots

Read the full post for more nursery decoration ideas and tips to inspire you. (more…)

Categories: Furniture, Rooms, storage, style
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Wednesday
September 5, 2012

Here Comes Baby: Top 10 Nursery Decor Styling Tips

Are you searching for inspiration for your nursery decor? Melissa Fiendell shares with us her top ten nursery decor styling tips from her book ‘No Mom Jeans':

  • Nursery Decor Styling Tip 1 – Don’t be afraid to shop for nursery decor outside of the baby stores

There is no reason you can’t find wonderful pieces for your nursery at your favourite shops. Beyond a crib and sheets, most everything else can be found at traditional furniture stores – curtains, dressers, wallpaper, shelving, rugs, recliner, even a throw blanket for over the crib. As a bonus, you may actually use the pieces again once you baby outgrows the nursery if they aren’t totally “baby”. You can still make the nursery age appropriate with adorable infant accessories like a baby photo montage, mobile, throw pillows, sheets, or alphabet art.

  • Nursery Decor Styling Tip 2 – Think outside the baby store box

While it is tempting and easy to simply order a matching set of baby furniture and linens from your favourite national baby retailer, super savvy mummies know that this is only one of your many options. Baby décor does not have to come from a baby store! Scour your favourite shops to look for pieces that you love and that fit with your nursery décor and colour scheme.Your dresser might be Crate & Barrel, your shelving IKEA, and your rug West Elm. Mixing and matching complementary items is a great way to up your nursery’s style and acquire some new pieces that might get a second life outside the nursery as baby grows up.

  • Nursery Decor Styling Tip 3 – Stick to a neutral colour pallet for the walls & furniture

Then accent with colourful accessories. This will help the nursery decor blend with the rest of your home and make transitioning the nursery to a future space (big kid room, nursery for a future boy/girl etc.) easier.

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Monday
July 9, 2012

Mini Piccolini’s DIY Changing Station Bins

I’m a messy crafter but I have to share this project because it’s the easiest DIY you’ll ever do. For just few dollars, these fabric-covered storage bins are such an easy upgrade for your changing station. I keep diapers in one, Bummas in another, and a few creams etc in a third.

We have a ton of IKEA Skubb storage boxes. They come flat, zipper into boxes in several sizes, and are perfect for storing baby changing essentials. I’m also going to be using them to organize Baby #2‘s clothes in the dresser we bought. Baby clothes are so teeny and things get cluttered quickly, so using these boxes makes everything a little more organized. In a drawer or cupboard, they are fine as they are, but we have three of them at our bathroom changing station that I wanted to pretty up. So I covered them in fabric.

This is a super easy project – it’s just like wrapping a present. I used a cute fabric that I bought while living in India, and a glue gun. I’m sure you could use fabric glue but I like how quickly glue gun glue dries, making it easy to stretch the fabric to cover the box without wrinkles. Click here for full instructions.

You can also use these storage bins to hold baby toys. However, when things get out of control consider storing baby things in self storage. It is a good idea especially if one is planning another baby!

Friday
June 17, 2011

Wall Hanging Desk

A really cool space saver desk from Junior Living. I love the styling as well. That black rabbit on top is darling. Some of my favorite wall decals are simple, black silhouettes!

found via Jojos Room

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Friday
April 15, 2011

One Print, Three Rooms: Part 3

On Monday and Wednesday, I introduced the first and second design in my new series – One Print, Three Rooms. In case you missed it, I’m using a painting or print as a source of inspiration to create a series of three different spaces. This week, I’ve been working with this amazing alphabet print from Etsy seller Ampersand:

In the first design, I used mossy greens and muted blues with just a few pops of pink and yellow, while design number two was full of creamy yellows and peony pinks. For the third and final design I went with pear green walls and vintage accents:

Sources:

Bunk Bed – Oeuf 
Rug – Dwell Studio
Paint – Behr Citron
Macaron Photo – Etsy seller magalerie
Vintage Linen Storage Basket – Etsy seller polka dots and blooms
Vintage French Linen Pillow – Etsy seller homemaker movement
Textured Linen Pillow – Pottery Barn
Brass Quail Set – Etsy seller AM radio
Feed Sack Teddy Bear – Etsy seller AM radio
Quilt – Dwell Studio
Mesh Lawn Pillow Case – Dwell Studio
Crochet Pear Toy – Etsy seller California Sweet Peas

Per reader request I’m listing the total price for each idea board for comparison. This version comes in at $2344, although a large portion of that is the Oeuf bunk bed. A less expensive bunk bed can be found here, which would make the total price $1164.74.

And finally, here are all three spaces side by side:

So that wraps up this series of One Print, Three Spaces. Stay tuned – the next series will be all about snips and snails and puppy dog tails!

Do you need an idea board for your space or event? Click here and I’ll have one to you lickity split
Wednesday
March 30, 2011

Thinking Ouside of the Basket

It’s Violet’s first Easter this year, and I’ve been at a bit of a loss when it comes to a basket. The H-Haus is teeny tiny, and storage for big woven Easter baskets is virtually non-existent.

So I thought instead of a traditional Easter basket, why not go with a handmade cloth bin? You could find one that’s covered in bunnies and eggs or go with a more neutral choice that can be used year-round – they’re great for corralling books, toys, you name it! And bonus – most fold flat for easy storage. Here are a few of my favorites:


Clockwise from top left: linen bunny, morning glory, blue stripe bunny, pink bunny, custom blue stripe, green bow

Easter’s just around the corner, so hop to it!

Categories: Etsy, holiday picks, storage
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Thursday
March 24, 2011

toy cars

for those that haven’t already discovered this…

IKEA magnetic knife holders to store the toy cars all over your house :) if you hang them low enough your kids will probably love to organize their cars after they are done playing. via Swiss Miss

Categories: storage, Toys
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Wednesday
March 9, 2011

Sunshine Kids Stow ‘N Go Car Organizer

i did some online shopping last night while watching the Real Housewives of Miami. i can’t decide if i like the Miami ladies yet- what do you think?

i purchased this car organizerfor the kids. (only $9.99!)

i’m hoping it keeps our car toys/STUFF a bit more organized. i am also thinking of putting an extra diaper, some wipes, and a sippy cup in it for emergencies! i’ll let you know what i think as soon as it arrives.

Categories: car organizer, storage
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Thursday
October 21, 2010

pretty storage bins


it seems like so many nurseries have the same square storage bins. you know, the ones that fit perfectly on that IKEA shelf full of cubbies. (i myself have them!)

if you are looking for something more unique, then check out Sewing Mama. Sewing Mama has all kinds of pretty fabric storage containers. perfect for toys and baby items!

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