It’s no secret that having kids changes EVERYTHING. Besides the fact that you suddenly have to commit a large portion of your time and energy to caring for someone else, you often have to change the way you live. Yes, this means making sacrifices when it comes to your home’s design. (All-white furniture and sharp, glass surfaces probably aren’t the best choices.) But child-proofing your space doesn’t mean you have to give up your sense of style entirely. Whether you’re decorating a nursery or your living room, we’ve got tips to
Most expectant parents know that prepping your home for a baby can be one of the most overwhelming yet fun parts of pregnancy. But did you know that science is also to blame for this burning desire? According to biologists, there’s an evolutionary instinct to clean and organize your space ahead of meeting your little one. So we teamed up with The Home Depot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to help a lot of new mamas do just that. Hundreds of expectant moms in the audience scored an interior design package and $500 to our favorite source for all things nursery and kids: The Home
We’re not going to lie. We’re freaking out more than a little bit because we just met one of our all-time fave celebs (and design crushes), Ellen DeGeneres. Ahead of Mother’s Day, we visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show with our friends from The Home Depot to give free interior design packages to some very deserving, expectant moms. In honor of the occasion, our designers dreamed up some perfect nursery set-ups. Ready to get some tips and tricks of your own? Read on! And in the meantime, check out our appearance on the show here. Where
When Ashley Gensler founded custom home furnishings brand Loom Decor, it was her one and only baby. “I decided to open Loom to make the gorgeous fabrics & custom textiles typically only available through high-end showrooms, accessible to the everyday homeowner and the designers that serve them,” Ashley says. With an MBA and a passion for interiors, she launched the company in Brooklyn, NY. The five year old company has been thriving, but it’s not Ashley’s only child anymore. Now son Teddy and daughter Harriet have joined the family. “A different side of me
Rebecca Raskind knows a thing or two about the importance of personalization. After she and her husband Jared moved into their Los Angeles fixer-upper, the creative couple immediately got to work transforming it to match their quirky glam style. Fast forward a few years, and the home has become a medley of Hollywood Regency and California-boho style, complete with a garage-turned pool house office (designed by yours truly). The happy home was nearly complete, but it was still missing one thing – a tiny addition to the family. Then, nearly
Michelle, co-creator of fashion and lifestyle blog 52 Thursdays, is accustomed to adventure. As a kid, she lived everywhere from Germany to Hawaii, later settling with her family outside of Washington, D.C. Now a resident of Los Angeles, the social media influencer is approaching her biggest adventure yet – motherhood. “My husband and I moved to LA just a little over two years ago. A work promotion and warmer weather brought us to the West Coast, plus I get antsy staying put in one area for too long!” Michelle says.
When we heard that Queen Bey and Jay were about to add two little ones to their musically royal family, we dropped everything and started designing our dream spaces for the little ones. We had James Tabb tackle creating a look that’s all Beyonce, while Kimberly Winthrop imagined a space that’s all Jay-Z. Check out the designs and tell us where you fall. Are you Team Bey or Team Jay? Their Sister’s Nursery Although they haven’t released images of daughter Blue Ivy’s nursery, we do know that Bey purchased one badass crib for her.
Like any hopeful mother-to-be, when Michelle found out that she would be welcoming her first child into the world, she practically burst with joy. However, while those nine months of baby preparation seem like eons on paper, time flew by and before she knew it, Michelle was in her third trimester and had no plans for a space to bring her little one home to. Luckily, she discovered Laurel & Wolf and was able to design a safe and stylish nursery just in time for her baby boy, Jonah’s arrival. After
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
We’re not gonna lie, we were pretty excited to hear that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting a bouncing baby boy. A brother for Nori? SO CUTE! Of course, we immediately started brainstorming how we’d design the nursery of future Baby West. Kim & Kanye aren’t exactly known for their subtly, but they also have an incredible sense of personal style that of course needs to shine through in their new baby’s nursery! The Inspiration: Kim and Kanye’s Daily Fashion The Nursery: Baby Kimye The feel of this nursery is glamorous, moody,