Spaces from Instagram to Reality: Laurenrene93

I couldn’t launch this series without featuring Laurenrene93′s space.  She was the real mastermind behind this series and her son’s room is nothing short of perfect.  There are so many things about this room that I LOVE.  I don’t know where to start.  The striped wall is pretty amazing though no?!

Lauren is an interior designer in Southern California, but her business is on hold on account of two littles who fill her day with laughter and adventure…so evident in her beautiful Instagram photos.  Take a look at her feed, add her to your following and you won’t be disappointed.  And in the meantime…share a peek into her eldest son’s room.

Thank you Lauren for sharing your space and your ideas!

Spaces from Instagram to Reality: MadebyLon

Every day beautiful, creative spaces fill my Instagram feed.  Spaces for children and adults.  Spaces that are lived in and loved.  They always leave me wanting to see more, how about you?

Well the lovely Lauren, of @LaurenRene93 on Instagram suggested that I start a series featuring real spaces as seen through the eyes of Instagram but taken one step farther.  And so here we are!  Full of inspiration and lovely designs of moms and dads just like you and me.


I have been following Madelon {@MadebyLon}’s adventures on Instagram for almost a year now.  She was one of the first people I added to my “following” list and she will stay there until the day I no longer use Instagram {gasp…not any time soon!}.  Madelon‘s style is effortless, whimsical, modern and Scandinavian all in one.  I was very much interested to see more of the beautiful room she created for her son.  Its pretty lovely isn’t it?

You can follow MadebyLon‘s adventures on Instagram {username @madebylon} and as she is ready  to add a new baby to the mix, you can be sure to see some gorgeous inspired photographs coming shortly.

Favorite Five: A Peek Inside J’s Room

If you follow me on Instagram {@bluebirdkisses} then you’re pretty familiar with J’s room already but I wanted to highlight my 5 favorite things about his room.

whimsical pillows on the reading chair {formerly the nursing chair}

new mushroom stool

J’s hand print art from school which I had framed, and his new bonsai tree

vintage framed magnet board displaying little pieces of his life from conception to today {my absolute favorite thing about his room}

and last

toddler room ideas his book bag hook and stuffies box…and orange Magis puppy

“Mellow Yellow” Nursery Inspiration

Did I mention that I’m a contributor to Chic & Cheap Nursery?!  Well I am!  If you want to be inspired for beautiful children’s spaces that is definitely the website you need to be at.

I originally shared this nursery inspiration with the Chic & Cheap Nursery readers, and I think its time I shared with you as well.


Deciding on the perfect nursery pieces for a soon-to-be little guy or girl can be a challenge, especially if you do not have a color scheme in mind.

The best way to start is with a piece of inspiration.  This can be a photo, a piece of furniture, or even a quilt.  Decide which colors attract you and how you can incorporate them into a complete design.

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Yellow based color schemes are lovely and bright.  The color opens up rooms, and creates an inviting atmosphere.  Tie it all in with crisp white furniture and some bold colors such as pinks and blues, and you have the perfect retreat for you and your baby.

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Making Kids Rooms Fun: Nursery Inspiration

Toddler hood is when the fun starts.  The little ones run around, they hide, they want to play all day…every day.  Its also the time that nurseries begin to under go a transformation from functional and calm, to fun and vibrant.

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