Tiny Tot Thursday: restoration hardware baby and child

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The crown canopies make the rooms of Restoration Hardware‘s baby & child. Just the right amount of charm for baby royalties. The collection uses classic elements found in adult spaces like chandeliers and tufted upholstery and some industrial styled decor.

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Not only are tufted cribs visually beautiful but the extra upholstery is sort of like baby proofing as it would soften the blow if a child falls against it.

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I like the army styled teepee. Teepees are just so much fun. They literally bring out the kid in you.

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Some items are quite pricey because it’s a luxury indulgence but the pieces of furniture are beautiful enough to pass down generations or continue to grow with the child. Some items have a historical aged appearance that are timeless and truly a refreshing classic take on children room designs.


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Stiletto swap party idea…

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What’s a girl to do when she has a shoe line and wants people to review the collection? She hosts a stiletto party. That sounds rather fun for us ol regular folks too. Simply put together lightly worn shoes that you no longer wear. Have your friends come along with shoes they have and have a stiletto swap party. Ideally pick people who have the same size shoes or allow your friends to bring a plus 1 so that there are more options….

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Domaine Home has the spread of Sarah Jessica Parker’s collection and fun girly photos.

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Above is Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr’s closet. Wouldn’t that be a beautiful display for a swap party? Open armoire doors and hang over door hooks to hold additional items. Style things in a way that encourages swappers to browse.

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Saw this on the Glitter Guide and not only do I like the use of a regular old bookcase for shoes, you can easily use one if you already have one in a living room or rec room area (where house parties usually are). Simply temporarily take out what typically stays there and display the shoes for the party. Label the shelves with the appropiate size so guests can zero in where they need to be.

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No bookcase? Use any shelving unit you can easily transport to the party area of the home.
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While we’re on the topic of shoes, I saw this amazing idea on a Loyal Love where tension rods were used and spaced out in a wall niche. Very smart use of space and great way to store heels.

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This bold ceiling design is just so awesome…

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Talk about an element of surprise. Everything about this design is right up my alley from the wood grain, the mirrors, the disk shaped hardware, the lighting pendants, and the color black.

{James Dawson Interiors}


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Remember When….I created that last collage…

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You can see that collage here. The next day I stumbled upon Bliss At Home which had a knock off DIY tutorial of the Worlds Away Anna bar cabinet and boy did she knock it out. 👊

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I don’t know what I like best: the leopard lining or the teal hue. I know one thing, it inspires me to want to change my hardware on everything.

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The rest of her home and the DIY projects is equally gorgeous.

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Butcher block countertops…

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Butcher block countertops makes a lovely choice for surfaces because it’s affordable and transitions well in all kitchen styles. There are several types but the end grain is the strongest and camouflages knife marks. I like it for its checkerboard pattern. Maple seems to be the most popular but you can also get cherry, red oak, bamboo and zebrawood.

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Sealing will leave a shiny coating whereas unsealed is raw. If you seal the butcher block, you will want to use it on surfaces that won’t be used for food prep like kitchen tables or built-in desks. Some damages can be removed with sandpaper and maintenance requires oiling every 6 months.

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