Get the Look – Deco Pop

Written by Anna Passadori, Nod’s resident trend expert

For this look I was inspired by a mix of Art Deco and the 1960’s, with a modern twist. Perfect for a girls’ room or nursery, this look is glamorous and bold with a flair for the over the top and dramatic.

Don’t be afraid of adding in dark colors like black or navy. These rooms are still very edgy and feminine without being overly saturated in pink or neutrals:

Room Decor: DECO POPAdd in plenty of vintage pieces, but update them in modern colors or fabrics will help keep the look feeling current and new:

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Use jewel tones and pops of color with a 60’s vibe. Mix up the materials using both high shine metallic’s and rich textiles. Look for overly feminine details and accessories:

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For a touch of softness, add in sheer or velvet fabrics, floral motifs and delicate details:

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Now, try it for yourself!

Deco Pop Room Design Board

Snug as a Bug Quilt / Two Ring Table Lamp / Swiss Dot Sheet Set / Campaign Nightstand / Patina Rug / Rose Bouquet Framed Wall Art / Little Bow Wall Hook / Gold Standard Wall Shelf / Feed the Animal Cat Bank

For more inspiration, click here!

Anna develops and designs exclusive product for The Land of Nod. She hails from the west coast and has traveled the world to source product. She loves anything Marc Jacobs, Sofia Coppola or stripes! (So, if anyone can get a photo of Sofia Coppola wearing a striped outfit by Marc Jacobs, please send it along.)

Girl Sailor Nursery Design by Lay Baby Lay

Post by Joni of Lay Baby Lay

This little girls’ nursery is nautical, but with a feminine twist.  I love this slightly unexpected combination.  Below is the inspiration for “girl sailor”:

Girl Sailor Nursery Design

Heart of Gold Wall Shelf / Hanging Around Pendant Light / Brass Seagulls, vintage /  Un Deux Trois / Sea the Sea / Gold Standard Shelves / White Between a Rock and a Lamp / Greywash Keepsake Crib / La Pina Print / Monarch Dresser / Iconic Baby Bedding, Moon / For the Birds Canvas / Mid Century Rocker / Precious Metal Nightstand / Pink Half Shell Rug / Little Bow Hooks / Whale Friends Print / Chalkboard Globe / Pinstripe Floor Bins

Here is how the board translated into a real space:
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That greywash keepsake crib has just the right bit of beachy feel to it.  The brass and gold details give the space a bit more of a feminine feel, and the wood textures add warmth.   It makes me feel instantly relaxed.  And please, that mid century rocker?  I’m in love. (The actual pendant light used here is the aviary light).
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That Heart of Gold wall shelf is a great little display for small treasures or necessities, and it will be sweet to keep around as baby grows, too.  It’s a good thing to keep in mind how quickly the little ones grow; including pieces that will last is smart, and this is a good one.
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I’m really crazy over these new floor bins.  The rope handle detail is perfection, and they make for roomy storage, which is super handy to have for laundry and toy storage!  They are also sophisticated enough to place anywhere in your home; having quick storage options for easy cleanup is really handy!   Lastly, that pink rug really ties it all together; it’s the perfect girly-but-not-frilly piece to complement the nautical touches. Want some of these pieces for yourself? Shop for all your baby essentials at The Land of Nod.

Lay Baby Lay started in 2011 shortly after the arrival of my first baby as a place to provide fresh and unique nursery inspiration with a little dose of motherhood experience. This site is my creative outlet and the place where I am able to express all the ideas running around in my head. It is my hope that you will also be inspired to create spaces for your little ones that are full of imagination, color, and delight and maybe find a little encouragement in this crazy but wonderful journey of having babies and watching them grow. 

Back to School — Golden Glam Green Study Space

Post by Rachel Shingleton, blogger and product designer at Pencil Shavings Studio

Today’s back to school inspiration is all about going gold and glam. I love how gorgeous and dramatic emerald green is when paired with metallics, and especially with a pop of black here and there for good contrast. This kids study space is elegant and pretty – perfect to grow up with! And I’m loving the modern gold pendant lamps hung as a group of three – think how fabulous they’d be as a group of 5! Happy studying, little scholars!

Back to School Golden Glam Kids Study Space

Electron Pendant Lamp (three shown) / Floral Pop Canvas Wall Art / Green Campaign Desk / White Homeroom Metal Desk Chair / Gold Pinstripe Pillow / After the Rain Rug

Designer Rachel Shingleton never met a color she didn’t love. At Pencil Shavings Studio, she writes about how to integrate color and style into interiors, fashion, and decor.  She also designs a line of paper goods, home decor, and tech goods for her shop. Named  Better Homes & Garden’s Editor’s choice for top decor blog, she love helping people find a way to bring color and cheer into their everyday lives.

Top 5 Dorm Room Accessories

Written by Anna Passadori, Nod’s resident trend expert

Dorm rooms can be drab and sterile – so we’re here to help! This room will serve as a place to sleep, hang out, study and more. It’s important to accessorize, create storage, organization and make it your own. Here are the top five things to think about when picking out dorm room accessories as well as some of our favorite examples below:

1)      Storage, storage, storage!! Thoughtful storage is a must-have for tiny dorm rooms. Skip the generic plastic bins and use this as an opportunity to bring in some color & style.

2)      Wall art that reminds them of home, such as personalized maps or frames with personal photos, will help curb any homesick feelings.

3)      Make the room study-friendly with lots of task lighting. Throw pillows and cozy blankets are necessary for late night study sessions on dorm room beds.

4)      Add some poufs so friends have a place to sit, and bring in your own desk chair to complete the look.

5)      And lastly, accessories are key! A great rug, a fun clock, hooks to hang bags or a glamorous mirror keeps your room unique, fun and fresh.

Top 5 Dorm Room Must-Haves

Dewey Decimal Grey & White Drawers / Orange Perfect Pitch Storage Caddy / Black Nod Art FrameBlue Saved by the Cube Bin / Grey Sweatshirt BlanketBlue Indie Plaid Sham / Green Clip It Lamp / Green Geometric Throw Pillow / Red Hola Throw Pillow / Yellow Sun Throw PillowGreen Homeroom Metal Chair / White Shaggy Pouf / Bubble Wall Clock / Prism Rug

Perfect Circle Corkboard / Bow Hook / Where the Heart Is Wall Art / Black Houndstooth Floor Bin / White I Love Lamp / Snug As A Bug Pink Velvet Quilt / Swiss Dot Pillow Sham / Bonjour Throw Pillow / Pom Pom Throw Pillow / Bow Girl Throw Pillow / Now You See It Acrylic Desk Chair / Gold Faux Leather Pouf / Scallop Mirror / Grey Big Band Rug / Grey Chime After Chime Alarm Clock