The Family Home 2012 Gift Guide

Interiors For Families Gift Guide 2012

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling very much behind on my holiday-related tasks. The past two weeks have been incredibly busy, and I’m only now sitting down to take care of sending our holiday cards, all the shopping, planning out my baking duties, and figuring out the meal I’ll serve my family when…

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Family Friendly Style at the Boston Design Center

Coffee Table at Grange

Today I had the opportunity to attend the Boston Design Center’s annual open house, “The Look” – albeit for only a couple of hours (babysitter constraints!). I spent some time perusing the showrooms, and introducing myself to folks as a newly minted member of “the trade.” During my abbreviated visit, I had my radar up…

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Furniture Buying Tips From Real Moms (Part 1 of 2)

Romina Ventianni nursery furniture collection

Usually, the arrival of a new baby precipitates many new big-ticket purchases, including furniture and home furnishings – and not just for the nursery. The life changes that come along with children often include moving into a new apartment or home, with an opportunity to furnish it in a baby- and kid-friendly way. This can…

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Nursery Theme Thursday: Mother Nature’s Son

Mother Nature's Son Nursery Theme

It’s been awhile, Nursery Theme Thursday! I’ve been lacking a bit in the inspiration department, but something made me think of yet another Beatles song – Mother Nature’s Son. It isn’t one of their “hits” but it is a lovely acoustic Paul tune from the White Album that is all about being one with the…

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Animal Prints

Scalamandre Wallpaper - Powder Room by Liz Caan

This post is not about animal prints. Well, not exactly. It is and it isn’t. It’s about prints of animals, not the prints on animals. There, glad we cleared that up. Today, the New England Home Design Blog featured rooms and commentary from  fellow Newton-ite (and fabulous designer) Liz Caan, including this powder room, which inspired the post. The…

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Nursery Theme Thursday 5: Urban Jungle

Urban Jungle Nursery Theme

Happy Thursday! I would like to introduce this week’s featured nursery theme – Urban Jungle (minus the pollution, noise, and general hub-bub, of course!)… I have to admit – this one was inspired by the adorable Skyline bedding collection from Dwell Studio. I have been looking for an opportunity to feature it. I love how…

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Thoroughly Modern Glider

Dutailier 730

Nearly ubiquitous in nurseries across America, the glider is often viewed as a pedestrian piece of furniture – yet an essential one. As a mother of an infant myself, I can attest to the utility of this piece. I’ve spent countless hours rocking, feeding, reading, singing, and even sleeping in our glider (pictured at left).…

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