Back to School Organization Must-Haves

Styleboard by The Land of Nod’s Design Services Team

Back to school season is the perfect time to get organized. To get you prepared for the flood of papers and art projects that will start to flow in soon, we put together a few of our favorite back to school organization must-haves. From art rails for displaying your kiddos art to hooks for those book bags, we’ve got all your organization needs covered.

Back to School Organization Must-Haves

A to Z Wall Art / Gallery Art Rail (Aqua & Black) / Chalk About It Wall Hook (Square, Triangle, Circle) / Touch Tone Wall Hanger / Natural Cargo Desk / Panda Backpack / Navy Sidebar Rug / Blue Floor Bin / Green Color Pop Storage Bin / Red Homeroom Metal Desk Chair / Acrylic Drawers / Acrylic Double Cup

The Land of Nod’s Design Services Team offers free one-on-one design advice, mood boards and space planning. You have a room to decorate? They’d love to hear from you.

Kids Reading Corner & Workspace by Lay Baby Lay

Post by Joni of Lay Baby Lay

Every little kiddo needs a quiet space to read and do homework once school starts. This kids reading corner and workspace encourages the imagination and is cozy too.

Kids Reading Corner & Workspace by Joni of Lay Baby Lay

Hangin’ Around Lt. Pink Ceiling Lamp / White Shape Shifter Wall Shelf / Day Dreamer Framed Wall ArtCloud Corkboard / You Look Marvelous Circle Mirror / Pink Fine Feathered Wall Hook / Swedish Tower Wall Art I Heart Happy Throw Pillow / White Cubby Cups / Gold Domino Desk Chair  / White Campaign Desk / Cascade Floor LampUrban Design Playhouse / Campground Throw Blanket / Twinkle Rug / Pink Triangle Go Lightly Blackout CurtainsAntique Chic Floral Throw Pillow / Walnut and White Next Chapter Bookcase /

For even more kids room design ideas, check out our kids room Pinterest board.

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.

Artsy Studio Space Reveal

Post by Jeran of Oleander and Palm

Artsy Studio Space Reveal
Hi there, it’s Jeran from Oleander + Palm. I’m excited to share with you my new studio space. I recently moved from working on my dining room table to a small office space downtown. The space is small, but the rent is cheap and it’s a perfect space for my needs.

The space is actually two small rooms. When you walk in the door, I’ve set up the first space as my office and storage space. And then it opens into a larger space with a wall of windows (you can see more of that room here and here). I keep this second space almost empty so that I can have space for photographing, making and hosting craft events.

I measured and planned every last inch of this office space, so that I could get the most out of it. I wanted to keep it organized and neat, but also allow it to be a place for my creativity to be sparked. I found the perfect desk at The Land of Nod, and so I built the room design around it. I’m a huge fan of Nod products for grown ups as well.

Artsy Studio Space Reveal

On the wall I hung some of my favorite things. I really don’t know how to define my style, but I do know that I like clean modern lines and shapes mixed with thrifted vintage pieces and some of my global treasures. The large tribal piece is a Tapa Cloth from Papua New Guinea, where I grew up. It’s a handmade cloth made from the bark of a specific tree. Traditionally this cloth is used for clothing. The bubble clock, not only keeps me on schedule, but it adds a fun throw-back and industrial touch. The sea oil painting, I found at a thrift store for $2. Green is my go-to color, so this painting was a no brainer for my wall. And the little wall shelf gave me a spot to add a plant and a spot to drop my phone and keys as I came in the studio door.

Artsy Studio Space Reveal

The white leather chair is not only clean and modern, but it’s very comfortable. I love it’s minimal lines, it’s perfect for my small space that I didn’t want to feel cluttered. On the desk, I keep tools and office supplies in the very stylish little metal drawers. And to protect my pretty desk from scratches and crafty messes, this clear mat is a must have.

Artsy Studio Space Reveal On the wall opposite the desk and added as much open shelving as possible. It’s a little messy, but it’s so nice to have all my supplies all in one spot. I keep all the nick nacks I use to style my pics and all my craft crap here.

Artsy Studio Space Reveal Artsy Studio Space Reveal

Behind the door I hung a peg board that I bought for 50 cents at a thrift store and gave a quick coat of grey spray paint. I keep my broom, dust pan and an extra chair for guests hanging here. The more I can get up off the floor, the bigger the space feels.

Artsy Studio Space Reveal
Thanks for visiting Oleander + Palm’s Studio! I know you are going to want a Land of Nod desk for your work space now too. Whether it’s a space for grown up making or a spot for your kiddos to do homework, The Land of Nod’s furniture and accessories can help you create a organized and stylish spot for all ages.

A former elementary school teacher, Jeran has added her unique voice to the modern maker culture through her blog Oleander and Palm. She loves helping people find attainable beauty in the lives they live. Her creativity and industriousness were honed through years of living in third world countries, that challenged her to find novel solutions for creating livable spaces. Now a mother of three, settled in sunny California, her skills and styles are evolving in exciting new ways. Her focus is Simple California Living, designing and making livable spaces that incorporate vintage finds, handmade/DIY pieces and global inspiration.

Modern Nautical Glam Basement Reveal

Post by Giulia Doyle, photographer and blogger at Audrey’s

Modern Nautical Glam Basement Reveal

Half Tone Basket / Pinstripe Storage Bins / Faux Leather Pouf

It’s been awhile since I talked about our basement reno – the reason is simple. It took us forever to complete it! As per usual in home renovations, we underestimated the time we really had available to us to work on the project and everything took longer than we thought it would. But here we are – project complete, ready for us to hang out and guests to sleep comfortably.

Modern Nautical Glam Basement Reveal

Ahmaze Quilt / Swiss Dot Sheets / Wood Cubby Shelf / Geo Throw Pillow

If you recall, I had created a mood board with the help of Creative Director, Danielle Kurtz at The Land of Nod. She helped me push my ‘ho hum’ nautical design ideas and make this basement a bit more fun and glam. I think all the pieces work beautifully together and play nicely off the neutral whites. This basement is now a fresh, bright and happy space.

Modern Nautical Glam Basement Reveal

Sunburst MirrorHello Pillow

So what did we do? We insulated all the walls, framed, ran electrical, dry-walled, painted, and installed sub-floors, vapor barriers and our wallpaper wall. We brought in much needed storage in neutral white, brought down our guest bed and made things much cozier with rugs, bedding, and pillows from The Land of Nod, added storage baskets, night stands, some great wall art and a mirror, a reading lamp and table lamp and seating for the kids. I was also so excited to use the giant D on our crazy wallpaper wall!

Modern Nautical Glam Basement Reveal

In Print Storage Baskets / Not Giant Enough Letter

So, along with a couple DIY’s, such as the rope wrapped support post, the white sconces I sprayed painted navy blue and the leather pulls to update my old dresser, I think this Modern Nautical Glam Basement is a success and I could not have done it without the amazing help from The Land of Nod. What do you think?

Modern Nautical Glam Basement Reveal

Wood Rock Lamp with Black Shade / Ice Cream Art / Wall Hanging

Giulia Doyle blogs at Audrey’s. She loves to share the sweet and savory, be it in the kitchen or travels. She juggles a family and a full-time job – they cook, travel and often paint a wall a new color.