This Twins Nursery was a pleasure to help design.  The clients are dear friends of mine ……so it was so special to be a part of the planning for their arrival.  They knew that they were having a boy and girl so a neutral room was the way to go.  We chose a beautiful Damask wallpaper.  A custom paint color was selected to pick up on the mauvish undertones of the wallpaper, which was used to paint under the chair rail.  The Flokati rug, venetian mirror, crystal chandelier and sconces, mirrored side table and Vintage Brooch, framed Monograms are super chic and reminiscent of Old Hollywood.

This was definitely one of my favorite projects! :-)

This baby shower was super fun to plan….. twin girls!!  I definitely wanted to incorporate Tulle and mini dress forms and decided I would stick to a more vintage theme for the decor.  It’s no secret that I love doing custom banners so I created one for the entrance table.  Since the shower was held after the twins were born, I made sure to  include personalization such as pictures of the girls, monograms and an album of the twins on the entrance table.  Custom Cookie Favors were displayed on each guests plate.  Such a happy Occasion and the Mother of Twins loved it! :-)

 

This Christening was extra special to me because it was for my daughter… my little angel.  I wanted to stick with a wintery, neutral theme and  have had an obsession with Birch wood, bark and trees for some time now.  I did 2 different centerpieces – one with fresh flowers and the other with branches and a hanging paper wreath.

Moss, branches, birch wood, ivory roses, ostrich feathers, silver vases, paper wreaths and silver leaf dishes were what influenced me when designing this theme.  The entrance table was decorated with a  laser cut wood frame, which was where a list of all guests and their coordinating tables was displayed.  I always love the look of burned paper edges and neutral, textured papers.  Dark wood cedar boxes were stuffed with moss and ivory roses as an accent, in addition to the silver leaf dishes and ivory small lanterns. Angel wings made of vintage french book pages hung from branches. These were planted in a silver tall vase and mercury glass votive candles hung from the branches.

I used ivory ostrich feathers in my arrangements in order to add more texture to the moss and cedar boxed roses.

Each table was accompanied by a table number made of burlap and birch bark.

The favor table had a lantern for all cards given by guests and a picture of the guest of honor.  Burlap was draped over the table and candles helped to warm up the ambiance.  flowers punched from brown paper bags were also sprinkled on all tables in the venue.

Keeping along with the theme, favors were silver leaf dishes.  Each was packaged in an Ivory chiffon bag and closed with an angel tag that displayed the initial of the Christened Baby. Personalized Thank You tags were tied around as well.

Even the kept within the theme of ivory, birchwood and wintery neutral tones….Thanks to Carlo’s Bakery of Hoboken!


So I’ve been thinking, since my daughters were born, which elements of decor and tradition will they remember most about the holidays of their youth?  I remember a small, musical, felt clock that had a spinning Santa and a tiny, beautiful Winter scene that was laid out beneath our Christmas tree every year….My sisters and I wanting to jump right into that winter scene beneath the tree. So I decided……. I am going to start out by making a beautiful banner that will hang over our fireplace and that can be used every year going forward.

Decorating a baby’s nursery is both relaxing and enjoyable for me but nothing is more rewarding than seeing the room come together in the end, especially when both parents are pleased with the finished product.

This project has been super exciting, especially since all of the furniture and wall decor are now arriving!  The iron cribs, mirrrored side table and beautiful venetian mirror already make this room as stunner, but what really sets the rooms’ regal tone is the rich and calming damask wallpaper.   A chair rail separates it from the warm, mauvish color that’s painted below, creating a warm and cozy haven for the little munchkins-to-be!  Pics to come soon….. Stay tuned!

 

Entrance Table

Entrance Table

I soooo enjoy decorating for any parties, especially ones that celebrate the arrival of babies!  This one was especially exciting for me, since it was for one of my besties!  When I heard that her and her husband were having twins, I was elated!!  I just had to do her shower and boy did I have fun with it.  We chose an invitation with vintage prams on it, so I had to stick with the theme and decided to use blue, pink and brown.  I know, I know, you’re thinking it’s sooo overdone.  Not this one folks.  I made it vintage inspired, warm, intimate and muted.  Flocked blue and pink candles, raw edged fabrics, lace, vintage stained papers and rhinestones helped to complete this theme. It was a joy seeing all of my ideas come to fruition and best of all, they loved it!