Family Friendly Design

Image via Architectural Digest Oh, to be a kid again. Remember the days when you could spend hours playing outdoors? Or when you were grounded but it wasn’t so bad because your room was filled with all your favorite toys? Maybe you wanted to be a ballerina so your space resembled a pretty, pink studio. Or maybe your love for animals had transformed it into a forest of adorable, stuffed creatures and critters. We love a themed kids room, but they often end up over the top or cheesy. That’s why we’re

No one ever said that being a parent is easy, but Bethann Wagner sure makes it look that way. As her five-year-old daughter Harlowe dances around the brand new bedroom she shares with baby brother Gunnar, Bethann gestures around the space. “Gunnar is probably going to walk because of this furniture,” she says, pointing towards a mirrored side table and dresser. “He stands up, looks at himself and gets all excited, then tries to take a step towards me.” As a YouTube Beauty Strategist who also runs her own fashion and

When you spend your days changing the face of new media and your nights at home raising an energetic two-year-old, decorating your space probably falls last on your to-do list. So, when Digital Media Exec Sarah Penna’s realtor showed her an off-the-market, modern stunner in Mar Vista, CA, she decided to leave the design work to the professionals. “I was driving myself crazy on Pinterest. I could probably do a hilarious [Youtube] series about things I saw on Pinterest, tried to do, and absolutely failed,” says Sarah. The Before: The After: And she knows a thing or two

The first thing you see when you enter Kassidy Gerber’s home in Redmond, Washington, are a set of Danish teak chairs encircling an elegant marble table. Once a space Kassidy and her family rarely used, the dining room is now the heart of the house, where nightly conversations take place over dinner. After redesigning their living, dining, and bonus rooms, Kassidy and her family discovered a new appreciation for the place they call home. “I love the furniture in our living room so I won’t let anyone eat in there

Father’s Day is coming. We’re giving you fair warning so that, for once, you don’t resort to the ol’ here’s-a-tie trick. This year, we dare you to go a little more sentimental. Ahead of Father’s Day, we teamed up with custom framing and delivery site Framebridge to gift one deserving Dad a special surprise. Shaun Foos met now-wife Rachel on a blind date at a dive bar, but decided to take things up several notches, proposing in a helicopter over Los Angeles. They now share a cozy three-bedroom home north of the city

Sleeping isn’t something that Meg Resnikoff does much of. Nearly any mom of three young children can sympathize, particularly one with a career like Meg’s. After graduating from Standford University, she went to work for large corporations in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, until she was struck by an “aha” moment that changed the course of her professional life. “After having my second child and being out of the corporate world for a number of years, I really wanted to do something I was passionate about. And there’s nothing I’m more

You know that cozy corner of the family room in your childhood house? Or maybe it’s the island in the kitchen. Or that shiny long dining room table. We all have a place that draws us back, where you once smeared yogurt on the wall, made blanket forts, fought, made up, took prom pictures, had movie nights. And the person who was there through it all?  Mom. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve asked our mamas to take over the blog and tell us about their favorite rooms and all

Christina Applegate stands in her pristine, newly finished kitchen looking as lovely and comfortable at home as she does on the big screen. Her hand gently rests on the smooth, white finish of her new Caesarstone countertops as she cheerfully chats about everything from the simplicity of designing her space with Laurel & Wolf, to the joys of motherhood, and playing the vivacious Veronica Corningstone in the cult-comedy, Anchorman. You would never know that a flood had recently ravaged her house, destroying all of the floors. Christina has felt at home in

Welcoming a baby into the world is one of the most magical moments a family will experience. After nine long months of planning for your baby’s arrival, you want that moment to be as stress-free and beautiful as possible. Whether you are tired of the traditional, “blue for boy and pink for girl” standard, or you are anxiously awaiting the big reveal, there are endless imaginative ways to break this color rule. Parents: Prepare to be inspired. From tranquil textures to playful motifs, here’s our tips to designing a gender-neutral nursery for

Nursery design is SO MUCH FUN! We had the pleasure of working with MEG from  What’s Up Moms in designing her nursery for new baby Ryder!   The room was already set for a little ones but needed to have design and DIY charm added in for a calm sweet look for welcoming the new addition to the family. The Classic Design Package was selected and the goal was to stay in neutral grey tones with a few navy accents for baby Ryder! Check out the BEFORE, Style Board Design and AFTER photos here! Nursery