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Contemporary Art for Kids

I was screwing around on Houzz.com (I’ve lost hours of my life this way) and came across ArtStar.com, a site that offers limited edition work from contemporary artists (completed with authenticity card.) The best part? They have a sub-specialty in art for kids. See my favorites below, and then check out the site for yourself.   […]

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Candy Turned Furniture

I came across this company Jellio, which takes retro whimsy and turns it into furniture. Want to sit on a Lego brick or have a chandelier made out of gummy worms? Well, you’re in luck. Check out their offerings below, which would be a playful (if spendy) addition to any playroom.   Lego-style benches come […]

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Basement Makeover

We bought a house that came complete with a retro, wood-paneled basement. We turned it into a playroom (on a pretty tight budget). The before and after shots are below, as are the step by step tips on how to turn a Brady Bunch basement into a crisp white playroom. First up, tips on how […]

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High Art

This post is a little off the beaten path for me, but these are just too great not to talk about. You know those banners that hang from streetlamp posts around the city to advertise museum exhibits? Well, a company called Betterwall saves them from the landfill and makes them available to the public for […]

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Chalkboard Table Runner

Sitting at the kids table just got even better. This chalkboard table runner measures 50′ long and 30″ wide and includes six pieces of chalk.  Available for $46 at Anthropologie.com.

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I love these illustrated family portraits from HenryJamesPaperGoods. Send in a family photo (and even offer wardrobe suggestions) and the artist will sketch up a whimsical illustration of your crew. Base prices is $80 for two figures — $30 for each additional human and $20 for each pet. Sizes start at 8″ x 10″. Great idea […]

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Artist Barbara Buenz creates these adorable “The Year You Were Born” cards & prints that are centered around American cities. The Chicago version (pictured above) has spaces to answer the “cost of a ride on the “L” or when baby “enjoyed the first snowfall” or the preference for type of pizza and, of course, Cubs […]

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Gender Neutral Nursery

We moved into our house when our first son was three months old. Gender, obviously, was already established but I wanted to decorate a nursery that would also work for our subsequent kids, be they boy or girl. Equal parts D.I.Y. and store-bought, here is the result. This room is small but perfectly sized for a […]

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Hey, Nice Knobs

I am obsessed with the hardware and knobs from Anthropologie and have used them to spruce up many of my own projects. They look great but come with a hefty price tag—$6 to $10 a pop for the more basic knobs up to more than $40 for the more elaborate. I was at Hobby Lobby […]

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Dinosaur Planters

Dinosaur planters, available for $45 a piece without plants or as a set of three including plants for $145 at Uncommon Goods.

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