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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!


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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~


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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.

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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~

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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.

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Clocks are no longer your grandfathers, but rather anything that inspires you.  Clocks are a great reason for some new wall art.  The above clock display not only lets you show off one piece of of work, but twelve instead.


Disguising the average clock into a piece of contemporary art is another way to show the time, but without the clutter of numbers.


Short on cash?  Create your own piece of work for a low cost giving it the special touch that incorporates your sense of taste and style.

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Who doesn’t love the warm cozy feel one gets around the holidays when the lights are lit up? Why not have that warmth of lighting year round?  Strand lights are no longer just for the holidays.  They are inexpensive and can be used in so many great ways.

Using strand lights  not only help with dim-lit lighting in the bedroom, but can become the focal point in place of your head board.

Remembering that strand lights have evolved there are countless options when deciding to string up for some simple lighting that will warm up any indoor or outdoor atmosphere. Start stringing it up~

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