I don’t normally blog about children’s rooms but this classy teen bedroom makes me smile today because it is just so cute, isn’t it? It was decorated by former Domino market editor Tori Mellott who designed it for contest JCPenney was running along with Teen Vogue magazine where three teens won a bedroom makeover. The first one is my favorite room below, I love the juicy pink and yellow – it’s very fresh and inspiring! A mostly pink room with a burst of yellow is so energizing. Tori did such a fab job on this sweet space. Bravo, Tori!
I loved reading that the fourteen-year-old who won this new room cried when she saw it! Pink is her favorite color, though Tori Mellott didn’t want to turn it into a Barbie dream room — so she avoided frilly pieces (ruffles, scalloped edges, etc.) and went with clean lines (desk, roman shades, etc.) along with a stylish more grown-up geometric rug that the teenager can definitely use for years to come.
Read more about all three of the rooma and see what Tori used to create the look here.
(images: teen vogue)
I promise! Just because I said that I want to start planning a family next year does not mean that every post on decor8 is going to turn ga-ga-goo-goo on you! But I can’t resist sharing these photos from a baby shower that Kathleen Kennelly Ullman from Twig & Thistle recently planned for her sister Allison because it’s just too cute. I especially love how the nesting dolls were customized to look like the family — the daddy nesting doll with the beard had me cracking up the moment I saw it!
Some design details that Kathleen has shared on her blog for you to walk away with…
1. She bought nesting dolls in the raw for $10 from Amazon and hand painted them to resemble her sister, husband and baby boy on the way and used them as a cake topper. 2. Each seat at the table had a crossword puzzle based on Allison and Ryan and words related to pregnancy and parenthood. The game helped guests to mingle and have fun. 3. To add a bit of whimsy to the table she found retro gray and white striped straws for the glassware. 4. For favors, she made fabric envelopes inspired by ones that Rebecca Thuss made shown here. Inside she put shortbread cookies and sealed them with a diaper pin. 5. She letterpressed the lovely invites herself!
Isn’t this the most adorable, yet simple, shower idea? I love it. Less is more!
(images: kathleen kennelly ullman)
Hello and happy new week to you! I hope that you have been doing well, enjoying summer, and that you had a nice weekend! After returning from a week in Denmark (and a fun day in Sweden!), I returned home to attend a music festival and have been quite busy with my friends and family as I missed them all very much when I was away. The weather has been positively sublime, for you too? Summer is such a nice season!
Today I went to an outlet sale around the corner from my house — a bunch of stores locally well selling their overstock so there were many great products that were 50-70% off. One of my favorite shops, Von Klein Auf, had lots of beautiful things which made me wish I had a child because I found so many adorable dresses and things. Maybe next year I can buy them. :) I found an adorable patchwork bear from Room Seven (a Dutch brand I’d not heard of until today) and a pencil holder from Danish company GreenGate. I decided that, like I did when I was engaged, that I would start a small “hope chest” and fill it with cute things for my future child. I’m not pregnant yet, but I’m hoping to be next year and so I figured that I will start with this bear to build up a very small collection of sweet things. If I do not have kids, then I have a small chest for the kids of my friends to go through and play with while they are visiting. Either way, these sweet things will be used and enjoyed. Before you had a child or got married, did you start a hope chest? I know that it is old fashioned of me, but it is quite fun and inspiring.
Room Seven (they have a US and an EU website) is a brand for kids owned and operated by Brecht Olsthoorn that specializes in clothing, bedding, bags and some soft toys. Brecht is the daughter of the founders and owners of the Dutch brand OILILY and established Room Seven in 1994 initially designing only a bedding and accessories line but after her first child she branched out into children’s clothing as well.
Aren’t these things sweet? I love the green and blue walls – that acid-y green is such an inspiring color choice for a room, you have to be quite bold to use it but I like it very much!
(images: room seven)
Hello friends! How was your weekend? Did you enjoy yourself? I am doing well… today I have some errands to run in preparation of my London adventure (I leave on Thursday) so I’ll leave you with these relaxing images from Small magazine and a link to their inspiring new issue. The first photo below is how I spent most of Sunday… lounging around with some of my favorite books + things. What about you?
Small magazine is mostly geared towards kids and parents, but there are still many delightful highlights within to be touched or inspired by so please check it out until I’m back later on with more goodies for you. See you in a few hours!
(image: small magazine)