At six months pregnant, I am consumed with nursery decorating and preparations. My nesting instincts have kicked in, and I’m feeling a sense of urgency to hang up wall art and pick out rugs. We are expecting a little girl and the house has been taken over with crib-painting stations, frames full of floral prints and peach tassel garland scraps. Baby number two doesn’t have anything to wear yet, but I’ll be darned if she doesn’t have a polished nursery to come home to (wink!).
One element I really wanted to incorporate into the nursery was a handmade art piece as my gift to my little girl. I wanted it to be whimsical, simple and just a bit unexpected. So I took a hike — literally — and grabbed some sticks that could be transformed into log slice art. When I pull up to the house with sticks, my husband doesn’t even raise an eyebrow anymore; he just helps me pull out the power tools and we get to work. If you’re in the mood for some simple, yet impactful, DIY artwork, this log slice art is the craft for you.
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On April 29, 2011, the world watched in awe as Prince William and Kate Middleton wed at Westminster Abbey. Everyone was excited to see the new Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress, watch the procession to Buckingham Palace and, of course, see the balcony kiss between the two lovebirds. Sigh. Now, more than two years later, the world is waiting in anticipation for the birth of the royal baby. Questions are stirring: What’s the gender? What will he or she be named? And what does the nursery look like? (You know it’s just dripping with sophistication.) In anticipation for the upcoming day, here are some royal-inspired nursery designs fit for your little prince or princess.
ROYAL NURSERY DESIGNS
Dr. Phil’s granddaughter’s nursery | Photo courtesy of Petit Trésor
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More Posh Nursery Designs
Ever tire of just getting the baby down to sleep when, suddenly — someone in the house slams a door and well — you know what happens next (the baby cries and you have the urge to murder that door slammer)? Here is your clever solution!
The Latchy Catchy allows you to open or close any interior door silently! Made of durable fabric and stretchy elastic straps, this little handy dandy item conveniently fits all door shapes and sizes (including lever or french handles).
Simple and brilliant all at the same time, yes?
Parents, want to give your little one (or not so little one) an amazing space? Rebecca Woolf of HGTV’s Child Style reveals non-traditional design secrets for baby to teen rooms. Just take a look!
A globetrotting theme, daring colors and clever built-in storage turn a home office into an imaginative space for a baby boy.
EXTRA: MORE CHILD STYLE TIPS FROM REBECCA WOOLF
Designer Christine Thompson used her son’s birth city of London as inspiration to create a hip hideout where her 8-year-old son can study, play and spend time with friends.
Have you done something extraordinary in your child’s room? What have you done? Tell me in the Comments.
The very pregnant Jenna Fischer, most well-known for her portrayal as “Pam” on The Office, kept her baby’s gender a secret until Jay Leno coaxed it out of her on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show. It’s a boy!
Image via Celebrity-Gossip
We’re so happy for Jenna and couldn’t wait to live vicariously through her as she decorates her nursery, so we chose three designs for the mom-to-be. We want you to sound off on your favorite.
Option 1: Jenna’s smart and hilarious, so we know she’d appreciate this humorous nursery from ohdeedoh. A young comedian-in-training needs blocks with more than “cat” and “dog” on them. How about “neanderthal” and “meatloaf”? Why would she make her little boy listen to Baby Einstein when J.D. Salinger could stimulate his tiny brain?