The Case Against Staged Nursery Photos

As a mother and devotee of family-oriented design, I probably look at dozens of photographs of nurseries online every single day – whether I’m shopping for my own child’s room, or just surfing great design sites and blogs. There is so much creativity out there, and it can be very inspiring. Before my child was…

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Nursery Theme Thursday 7: Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Fields Forever Nursery

Let me take you down, cause we’re going to…Strawberry Fields. Happy Nursery Theme Thursday! Yes, it was high time I floated another Beatles-inspired nursery (see also Quinlan’s Yellow Submarine Nursery). Though in this room you’ll find not even a trace of the Fab Four. This is a visual interpretation of what “Strawberry Fields Forever” might…

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Nursery Theme Thursday 6: Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard Nursery Theme

Today’s nursery theme is actually bit of a misnomer. I needed a clever way to say “all things Scottish” – but all I could think of was this: …and I didn’t want to call it “If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap!” So, this is not a theme about British law enforcement, or a (brilliant) Saturday…

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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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A Warm Welcome to Apartment Therapy Readers!

Beatles Figurines Vignette

If you have happened upon this blog by way of the Quinlan’s Yellow Submarine Nursery feature on Apartment Therapy – welcome! Interiors for Families is my fledgling project embracing the way real people live – specifically, young families. I write regularly on a variety of topics related to interior design and decor. And I tend…

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Nursery Theme Thursday 4: Coastal Prepster

Coastal Prepster Nursery Theme

Happy Nursery Theme Thursday! The Coastal Prepster nursery theme is all boy. It’s perfect for the future lacrosse-playing, New England private school attending, Nantucket Red pants-wearing baby in your life! Of course, none of these things need be true for this adorable concept to work in your nursery. This theme was 100% inspired by the…

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Nursery Theme Thursday 3: Little Miss Sunshine

Nursery Theme Thursday - Little Miss Sunshine

For this Nursery Theme Thursday, I had my mind set on doing a button-cute baby girl’s room – but I’m not, nor have I ever been, what you’d call a girly girl. So this week’s theme, Little Miss Sunshine, is my take on a decidedly feminine (and appropriately juvenile) nursery without the frills, ribbons and…

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Design Thinking for the Real World – 4/14/12

Lately I’ve read on a couple of different design blogs that nursery themes are now considered passe. I have to admit I was surprised by this. I’ve written many posts on themes for baby rooms, including my own son’s Yellow Submarine nursery, and stand by them. We can agree to disagree. Today’s Design Thinking for…

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Nursery Theme Thursday 2: Goodnight Moon

Nursery Theme Thursday - Goodnight Moon

In the great green room, there was a telephone, and a red balloon, and a picture of…the cow jumping over the moon. And three little bears sitting on chairs. Yes, by now I could recite the entire book by heart. For those not yet indoctrinated, I’m quoting Goodnight Moon – the classic children’s story penned…

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Nursery Theme Thursday 1: Transportation

Transportation Nursery Theme Mood Board

Greetings, and happy Nursery Theme Thursday to you! Or whatever day it is when you happen upon this post. I’m very excited to debut the very first theme – TRANSPORTATION! Yes, we’re talking planes, trains and automobiles. And boats, horses, maps, street signs, and anything else related to moving from point A to point B.…

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