Baby Chic

Gone is the age of the blue and pink baby nurseries.  A friend of mine just gave birth to her new little girl and during her pregnancy I started noticing more and more baby nurseries are “tres chic”.  I’m loving the sophisticated look of these nurseries.

Benjamin Moore Paint

The idea of having such a classic and less “foo-fooey” room means not having to change it as the child grows and becomes more timeless through the child’s life.  Also don’t forget if you’re ever looking to re-sell your home it gives a nicer impression than giraffes and elephants on the wall.


Grey & White Nursery

Or how about the neutral gray & white?  Don’t know if you’re having a boy or girl?  Well Design with white and grey and once the baby is born you can accessorize with pillows, lamp shades, throw blankets, wall art, you name it for the direction you choose once the baby is born.

Grey & Yellow- apartment therapy

The modern baby has moved past the zoo animals and cotton candy colors blue and pink.  Today we’re sporting the sophisticated and stylized baby chic!

Frame It


Shown above:  Better Homes creates this chalk board coat rack by  using a recycled frame.   A great way to display different objects or ideas is an old window frame.  Below: from decorandyouhr.com shows a fantastic way to create a coffee table.  You have the ability to build this by using an old recycled window frame which can be easily found at a flea market or antique store.  Next build your base and decorate the interior any way you please. One can change the items from season to season or display personal items, the options are endless.


Or if you’re just looking to be nostalgic you can try and put some personal or historic pictures in the frame for display.  Show here below from Bride.ca.com one couple takes this idea to display family wedding pictures at their own wedding.  The wear and tear I think adds to the character of the frame making it one of a kind~


Create On in 2013!

2013 Tuttie

Happy New Design Year ~2013~New ideas, inspirations and creative designs are yet to be born, but the anticipation and possibilities are endless.

Create On in 2013!

Pretty in White

How simple is white? I stumbled upon this great idea on Craftberrybush.com.  When using natural elements of the season such as pumpkins, dried flowers and chestnuts all tie together, but what really makes this work is the one uniting thing– it’s all white.  Being able to leave the some natural elements helps make for a great simplified yet elegant statement.

Modern outdoor lighting is a great way to add depth and visual interest to any landscape.  The obvious function of having light is a helpful way in letting us enjoy those warmer nights longer.

Using a taller lighting structure can help define a single area.  These above futuristic lighting structures give a strong presence with fine detail that emits light in a unique way.

Above is the work of Bruce Munro where he uses acrylic tubes containing optical fibers – fields and fields of them. The design is currently being showcased at  the Eden Project  in England.  This is a unique way in turning a natural material into an amazing outdoor luminary.

These outdoor lighting spheres set the stage for a great vista atop the water and landscape.  Having the dynamic of light, sculpture and water all rolled into one can make for an impressive view.

As founder of IDY Design Services I feel it is important to improve the quality of ones life through the positive use of design.  We can apply the simple concepts of organization, function, aesthetics and a side of attitude to improve the quality of our lives.


Inspire & Create~

Inside Out

The way we think about our outdoor spaces and indoor spaces seems different, but in reality the same concepts can be applied. Why don’t you have some trimmed hedges in your living room?

Although the grass pillow is a literal translation of bringing the indoors out it helps exemplify the way we can think about our spaces in a new way.  The below pony planters are a modern way of displaying simple vegetation in a non-typical way.