Mamanista! » Nursery Decor

Lundby dolls houses: A modern twist on a classic play time, Part 1

Lundby dolls houses: A modern twist on a classic play time, Part 1

When I was a little girl, I dreamt of having a doll house, but my mom (a single mother at the time) just couldn’t afford one. I’d visit friend’s houses, with their girly bedrooms all decorated with pink frilly pillows and their toy chests overflowing with the latest and greatest gadgets, but I always gravitated towards their doll houses. In it you could get lost in a sea of magic, decorating and redecorating a room … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dolls, Gift Guides, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Nursery Decor, Play Houses, Play Sets and Figurines, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Toys (School Age)

How to Pick Your Nursery Theme

How to Pick Your Nursery Theme

When I was pregnant, I spent hours browsing blogs and store websites (Pinterest didn’t exist yet!) to pick a nursery theme. If you’re overwhelmed with the number of choices, here are three tips on picking a great nursery theme: Start with your favorite colors:  When I found out I was having a boy, I knew that I wanted to feature blue in my nursery, but I knew that I didn’t want primary colors or bright tones … Read entire article »

Filed under: Decor and Furniture, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Home and Decorating, Nursery Decor, Uncategorized

Thirty Minute Decorating Projects: Transform With Muralettes

Thirty Minute Decorating Projects: Transform With Muralettes

I am so excited. In thirty minutes, I completely transformed my bathroom using Muralette Wall Decals.  My blah blah boring bathroom is now a fishie-themed wonderland that fascinates my toddler. I should note that I’m not particularly gifted as an artist. Other “easy” projects like stenciling have not turned out well, but I found the Muralette Wall Decals easy-to-use. I love this idiot-proof decorating kit! I received a sample of the Fishie Kit, which contains 19 fish, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Decor and Furniture, Design Your Own, Featured, Home and Decorating, Nursery Decor

Posh Blankets for Plush Tots

Posh Blankets for Plush Tots

When an ordinary blanket just will not do, when you cannot find the perfect cover to match your child’s room, Posh Blankets offer a chic custom option. Design your own blanket by selecting the size, from itty bitty and lovey for babies up to the generously-sized blankets for teens or adults.  Posh Blankets even creates pillows, too.  Then, select from beautiful fabric choices for the front and back.  You can also choose to add monogram, patchwork … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Baby Gifts, Baptism Gifts, Birthday Gifts, Contests, Coupons, Design Your Own, Featured, Kids Gifts, Nursery Decor, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Toddlers

Graphic Vinyl Wall Art Fit for a Queen

Graphic Vinyl Wall Art Fit for a Queen

I’ve been wanting some vinyl wall art for my daughter’s room so I went hunting on Etsy and discovered the fabulous Leen the Graphics Queen. I fell in love with an owl design but knew my daughter would want it in hot pink, her favorite color. No problem, said Leen the Graphics Queen. Could it be a little bit larger but not too big?  No problem, replied Leen the Graphics Queen. Although the artist had no idea … Read entire article »

Filed under: Decor and Furniture, Featured, Nursery Decor

Surround Your Baby with Beauty and Art

Surround Your Baby with Beauty and Art

As an art lover, I’ve already started taking my children along to exhibits and I want to surround them with works that will stimulate their minds and deepen their appreciation of beauty. For our children’s rooms, we add in accent pieces on our own, like valances and stencils, and hang a professional work of art as the focal point. Sugarplum Dreams has gorgeous luxury children’s wall art murals in every possible theme and color scheme (“from pirates … Read entire article »

Filed under: Art, Baby Gifts, Boutiques and Stores, Hip Find, Nursery Decor, Uncategorized

Affordable Nursery Art

Affordable Nursery Art

While Candace and I might drool over expensive nursery decor like the $15,000 beds from Kidtropolis, we don’t think you need to have a lot of money to create an imaginative, attractive nursery. You can read some of Candace’s tips on how to create a fabulous and inexpensive nursery at Momformation. She shows how to transform a room using just paint, a few decals or prints and a lot of imagination. One source for imaginative and affordable wall decor is Magic Pumpkin Art. Each 12×12 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Decor and Furniture, Home and Decorating, Nursery Decor

Baby Headbangers Ball

Baby Headbangers Ball

Crib Rock Couture is a celebrity favorite parent favorite. You’ve seen Kingston, Maddox, and many other hip babies sporting their Concert Series tees for tots. Now, Crib Rock Couture is launching their Metal Mania sustainable nursery decor. Like the Concert Series t-shirts, this wall art blends youthful themes with a hip aesthetic. We have the Monkey Drummer Steel Wall Hook, a fun rock and roll addition to any jungle-themed kids room. For their baby girl, Jessica Alba … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Celebrity Babies, Coupons, Hip Find, Made in the USA, Nursery Decor, Shower Gifts

Warm Biscuit $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Warm Biscuit $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

We’ve raved before about Warm Biscuit and their custom sewn retro and vintage children’s fabrics and personalized nursery decor. Warmbiscuit.com, founded by a mom in 1998, specializes in vintage inspired children’s bedding, custom furniture and personalized baby gifts. They have a new selection of children’s wallpaper and a Japanese-themed girls’ room design that would be a perfect spring make over for your little one’s room. I also adore the sweetly sophisticated style of prints and the old-fashioned imagination-inspiring … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Contests, Featured Store, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day, Nursery Decor, Shower Gifts, Toy Stores

Baby Nightlights That Will Have You Seeing Stars

Make bedtime fun with plush animal nightlights by Cloud B. The Twilight Turtle and Twilight Ladybug both project a starry night sky on the nursery ceiling in your choice of colors. Both adorable and educational, these nightlights make an ideal baby gift. Twilight Turtle users can select from amber, blue or green lights, and Twilight Ladybug has a choice of red, blue or green light. I found it difficult to see the stars on the amber … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Baby Shower, Nursery Decor