Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cyber Monday Sale

Take advantage of the huge savings offered at our baby nursery boutique during our Cyber Monday sale! Save 15% off any order when you enter code GIVETHANKS at checkout! Even better? Three of your favorite luxury crib bedding designers are available at an additional 10% off - save big on Caden Lane Bedding, Doodlefish Bedding, and New Arrivals Bedding!
Cyber Monday sale ends Tuesday, December 1st at 12:00 a.m. EDT.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Renee's Twin Baby Nursery

So, as I may have mentioned before, our family is about to expand by two. Yep, my sister Renee is pregnant with twin girls and due any minute! Her baby nursery has been quite a project; we had to transform a spare bedroom which was spongepainted in orange hues and redesign it to become a stunning baby nursery befitting two princesses! I'm attaching one picture here (which Renee will probably kill me for - she's 35 weeks here), but, you can check out the whole baby nursery by visiting our Facebook page.

Designing a nursery for two is definitely a bit more involved than designing a singleton's bedroom. For starters, there is the obvious: the dreaded budget! One thing I love about Renee's baby nursery is that she proved you truly don't have to break the bank to design the baby nursery of your dreams. Renee had her heart set on two key features: Bratt Decor Casablanca Cribs in Pewter and Caden Lane Ashlyn Crib Bedding. So, she purchased those two luxury items, and then found creative ways to economize the rest of the nursery decor without compromising style. I think you'll agree the result is one stunning baby nursery!

Our Starting Ground
As I noted, Renee had her heart set on the Bratt Decor Casablanca Crib in Pewter and Caden Lane's Ashlyn Crib Bedding. So, we used the babies' crib layettes as our starting ground. Choosing a base color for the walls was simple; we simply matched a paint swatch to a hue in the crib bedding set, and voila, we were on our way! So, lesson number one when you're planning your baby's nursery: choose your "must have" items and then work the rest of your budget around that!

Design & Installation
One of the most eye-catching details in Renee's baby nursery is a handpainted wall border which was crafted by Monica, Renee's uber-talented mother-in-law. Monica used the crib bumpers in Renee's bedding set as a template and handpainted the border around the bedroom herself. This is a great money saving tip - paint almost always costs less than wallpaper, and, you don't have to worry about removing it down the road.

Another fabulous money-saving element to Renee's baby nursery is a black chandelier wall decal. It adds the perfect amount of punch to the babies' nursery, and, it only cost $12.00 at A.C. Moore!

As Renee's baby nursery has bare wood floors, Renee wanted to warm the room up with a gorgeous nursery rug. Unfortunately, most of the nursery rugs we found exceeded her budget - after the purchase of the cribs and bedding we had to economize! So, if you can believe it, Renee found her gorgeous pink nursery rug in brand new condition on E-Bay!

Instead of purchasing costly window treatments, Renee purchased Caden Lane's Luxe Pink Fabric by the Yard to design her own custom window treatments. This is a great, affordable option for designing the perfect window treatment in the design of your choice!

Finally, there are the other furnishings in the babies' nursery. Since Renee's Bratt Decor cribs were the real focal points of the nursery, she was able to purchase a less expensive bare white dresser/changer and nightstand. She then used some of the remaining paint from her wall border to accent the white furnishings she purchased, and voila - she had a complete baby nursery that did not break the bank despite the purchase of two luxury cribs and luxury crib bedding sets!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Tutu Dress

I am just in love with our new Christmas Tutu Dress! Available in sizes newborn through small adult, our Christmas Tutu Dress is perfect for holiday portraits, Christmas and New Year's name it! Add the coordinating hair barette to complete the look and you've got one gorgeous holiday outfit!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Round Wooden Wall Letters & Hairbow Holders

I just love these! We recently added a full collection of round wooden wall letters and hairbow holders that are simply to die for! Handpainted with the highest attention to detail, our round wooden wall letters and hairbowholders are simply too cute!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Personalized Christmas Plates

We just added our totally fun collection of personalized holiday plates, bowls, and placemats to our 2009 Holiday Boutique!

Shown here is my must have for this holiday season - Santa's Bag Plate. Your child will love leaving cookies for Santa on this personalized plate that reminds St. Nick who's on his good list this year!

This fun line is super affordable:
  • Placemats: $18.00
  • Bowls: $20.00
  • Plates: $24.00

Shop our personalized holiday plates, bowls, and placemats here!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Shop our Holiday Boutique Now to Guarantee Christmas Delivery

Our 2009 Holiday Boutique officially opened today! This year we're offering a fun collection of goodies for that special child who simply deserves the best!

May we suggest:

Shown here is the absolute cutest thing I have seen in a long time - our "I've Been Good" tutu onesie! It retails for just $42.99 and is available in sizes newborn to 24 months. Save 10% during our current Bonus Bucks Bonanza promotion!

Shop our full Holiday Boutique here!