So reads the title of a recent Wall Street Journal article. When a family embarks on a redecorating project for, say, a living or family room, it’s smart to get input from all family members. When you’re focusing on the design of a child’s room, well, effectively there are only 2 stakeholders: the one sleeping in the room, and […]
You know how, when you’re on vacation in a charming small town, you drift in and out of ye olde gifte shoppes fairly mindlessly, your eyes casting over the goods that seem to be in every store: cocktail napkins with crabs on them; cursive wooden signs that command you to DREAM, or EAT; and “sea-inspired jewelry?” […]
Have you noticed that GRAY is the in color for nurseries these days? Yep. If you’re preoccupied with what’s “trending” (hate that word), get yourself a gray nursery, pronto. What’s that? Sorry — I didn’t hear you. I was yawning :) Can I be honest with you? In addition to striking me as just plum […]
Do you remember reading my post about wall-to-wall carpeting a few months back? About how it’s making a comeback?
Well if you didn’t, now you won’t have to! The AP interviewed me last week for a story about it, and it hit the papers – and the web-waves – yesterday. Newsday and The Washington Post lead the list….
When we first moved into this house, our twin daughters were 6 months old.
(They’re fraternal, not identical, but they go through stages of looking very, very similar. Age 6 months was one of those times; try as I might, I have no idea who this kid is.)
We decided to keep the girls in the same room as long as we could – heck, they shared a CRIB for several months when they were first born, so sharing a room was a no-brainer….
I’m a fan of Design Within Reach’s Cubitec shelving, as you know. I’ve used it in my daughter’s bedroom – twice, in fact – and I’ve recommended it for clients’ offices, family rooms, and TV rooms.
But here’s the thing. It’s not dirt cheap. Not if you want more than six boxes, which is what constitutes one kit…
Enter Ikea’s Expedit. It’s enormous. And it’s $199 for aaalllll those little boxes….
Dear Bossy Color, aka Annie :) –
I am expecting baby #2 in five weeks – a boy! – and am in the process of setting up his nursery. But I am completely stumped about what color to paint the room.
I did remember your advice to start with the rug, and found one that I love!