Sophisticated Silhouette Baby Shower


Here is proof that a baby shower can be sweet AND modern AND sophisticated. Jennifer Bishop, the designer for this shower, used the silhouette of a baby girl throughout the shower. Jennifer says, “Rather than using a solid color for the baby silhouette, I merged the shape with a grey and white diagonal pattern.  I …continue reading

Repurposing Kids Sentimental Items


Hi there!  I am so excited to be here today.  My name is Sarah Macklem.  I write the home design blog:  I am also a Home Stylist specializing in Interior Design For Real People.   My design business, Sarah Macklem Interiors, decorates homes in the Detroit, Michigan area as well as provides affordable online …continue reading

Brown And Pink Sophisticated Nursery


What a sophisticated brown and pink room! Damask tone on tone chocolate wallpaper from Seabrook by Espressione (on page 100) is amazing. The chandelier brings sparkling beauty! The damask crib bedding name is Greta and has been discontinued by Serena & Lily. This nursery is warm and cozy that will help any little one sleep …continue reading

Olivia Birthday Party


When you design a party around a fun-loving pig who loves red outfits and stripey socks, you know you’re going to end up with something dramatic! MKR Creations designed this dramatic Olivia Birthday Party for their favorite little Olivia fan (daughter/niece). The dessert table featured cake, cupcakes, candy apples, chocolate covered strawberries and some amazing …continue reading

Party Tip: Use a Curling Iron to Heat Seal Bags


I shared this fab party tip before for these adorable favor bags. So in case you didn’t see it – this is a great tip for sealing goodie bags for parties. Use an old curling iron or flat iron to seal cello bags. The bags need to be Cello or Cellophane to work. Cookies, candies, …continue reading

Nautical Sailboat Room


This is a charming nautical sailboat room. It looks like the bed is floating on a sea of blue! The mural is amazing! I love feeling of this whole room. The ocean is so cool, and with the sailboat behind the bed. I can barely handle how fab this room is! The room was designed …continue reading

One Smart Cookie Teacher Gift Idea


School is just around the corner for us and my daughter will soon be meeting her kindergarten teacher at “Meet the Teacher” night.  She is so excited to find out who she will have as a teacher and to meet new friends from her class. I come from a family of educators so I know …continue reading

Daisies and Donuts Birthday Party


Here is a super sweet birthday party put together by Kristyn from Lil’ Luna  for her special 1 year old. The theme was “Daisies and Donuts”. Kristyn says, “Why Daisies and Donuts?? Not sure really. Just thought it would be cute because we love both.” The pink board displays 1 year milestones. The twig trees add …continue reading

End of Summer Party Ideas

simple watermelon party

It’s that time of year again where we are stocking up on school supplies and counting down the last days of summer.  My oldest will be attending kindergarten this year and I am mixed with both sadness and excitement.  I am sad because we are moving on to a new stage of life but excited …continue reading

Shabby Chic Neutral Nursery


Shabby Chic Neutral Nursery Jennifer from Dear Lillie presented this darling tan and white nursery from her home. The warm color on the walls is Alexandria Beige (Benjamin Moore). The white looks so crisp and clean against the tan. Simple colors with lots of textures. This is a great room!   The framed Christening gown, …continue reading