'Kid’s Rooms'

Bedrooms Fit For A Princess

May 2, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Happy Monday and Happy 1st Birthday to Britain’s Princess Charlotte, I thought in recognition of the smallest royals big day we would take a look at bedrooms fit for any little Princess. When most people think of decorating a bedroom for a little lady their thoughts usually turn to the color pink, but that doesn’t need to be the only color associated with little girls, think how beautiful a soft blue or yellow room would be for a little girl or a lavender or soft purple room would be. Little girl rooms are a great excuse to bring on the drama which you can get from fun fabrics, bright prints, canopies, chandeliers, and artwork. There are lots of beds out there that can grow with your child from baby to teenager, you can also go ahead and get that desk they’ll need during their school years and use it as a changing table and storage and no child’s room is complete without some bookcases because no child’s room is complete without books. Join me for a look at wonderful rooms for girls and wishing our Princess inspiration a Happy Birthday, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Friday Design Roundup~4/15/16

April 15, 2016

By Tab Byrum

There’re lots going on in the world of design, so much that we couldn’t fit it all in regular posts this week, take a look at these stories on color, art, designer toys, Paris, and chicken. Enjoy!!!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve surfed the internet looking at websites for art galleries and artists and you stumble onto an original piece by an artist but I never feel confident enough to buy something, that’s one reason I really enjoyed this article in Elle Decor Magazine on How To Buy Art Like A Pro. Auction and downsizing expert Barry Gordon gives 4 great tips for purchasing art.

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I definitely believe color affects they way we feel, you know how you just feel better and more comfortable wearing some colors than others and the same can be said for being in rooms painted certain colors. British designer Vanessa Arbuthnott recently put together a great chart on colors, their meanings, the emotions they bring out and what rooms you should and shouldn’t paint in these colors. It’s featured in this ED article, very interesting.

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We all grew up with Fisher Price toys, now the tot brand is going designer with word that Designer/Author Jonathan Adler has come on board as the Creative Director for Fisher Price. The first collection will debut this fall and include nursery decor, bedding, clothing, and toys. The deal between Adler and Mattel owned FP is for three years and will feature all the bright colors Adler is known for, here’s the announcement and story on the FP website.

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Paris is redefining several of its major traffic intersections by having them redesigned to be more accommodating to pedestrians.  The move began in 2013 with the redesign of the Place de la République and has proved to be so popular that it’s being continued at seven sites, the redesigns will give pedestrians and cyclists at least 50% of the public spaces.

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And finally today a few recipes to contemplate over the weekend from Food52.com. These all look amazing and I’m definitely going to try the recipe for chicken thighs with tomato, orzo, olives, and feta. Chicken never looked so good.  Have an awesome weekend.

Smoky And Sexy In The Mountains

April 7, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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What do you do when you want a retreat in the mountains but you don’t want everything to be log cabins and pinecones? You call in a professional, and that’s just what a California family did when they brought in designer Jamie Bush, Bush says when he asked his new clients what they were looking for in their new home they had two words, “Tom Ford“. The couple says they love the integrity of Tom Ford’s clothing creations along with the cut of the clothes and the quality of fabrics, the homeowners are both techies and have three children. I love this house, the colors that are used, the textiles and the juxtaposition of a sleek, contemporary look against the mountains of Tahoe. Jamie Bush did an amazing job, have a peek here and head over to Elle Decor for more information, Enjoy!!!

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Easter From PB Kids

March 9, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that I post lots of holiday merchandise from Pottery Barn Kids, it’s just the inner child in me I guess. I always love what they create and put together every season, they always have great colors and lots of time their collections will have a retro vibe to them which always draws me in. Easter is later this month on March 27th so today we are going to take a look at the goodies offered by PB Kids. Lots of rabbits with a focus on Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit, eggs, baskets and everything you need to have a very Hoppy Easter, Enjoy!!!

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Accenting With Paint

January 28, 2016

By Tab Byrum

We continue to look at accent walls today and the different ways you can treat that one or more than one wall in a room that will make them stand out and make us smile every time we enter a room and today we are going to look at what can be done with paint.

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Paint is one of the easiest, quickest and least expensive ways to change the way a room looks, every color you can think of is available and if you paint something a color and don’t like it you can always paint over it. Today there are so many ways to spice up our walls with paint along with a little help from painter’s tape you can achieve stripes, arrows, random shapes and the list goes on and on. The only thing that limits what you can accomplish with paint is your imagination, here’s a peek at some ideas of accent walls done up with paint, Enjoy!!!

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May The Fourth Be With You

May 4, 2015

By Tab Byrum

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A long time ago in a galaxy you are in right now a whole new level of geekdom was created, and it was called Star Wars (cue the music).  That’s right today is Star Wars Day, a day created to celebrate all things having to do with the mega block buster movie series that has spawned countless books, cartoons, six movies with a seventh coming out later this year and billions and billions of dollars worth of merchandise, some of which you can use to decorate your home.  I thought today we would embrace our inner geeks and take a look at how the world of design has embraced Star Wars, both the good and the bad, and if you haven’t figured it out yet, today is Star Wars day because the date (May the fourth) sounds like you’re saying “May the force” with a slight speech impediment, which is closer to something from Spaceballs than Star Wars, but anyway, Enjoy!!!

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Check Out Books For Babies

March 16, 2015

By Tab Byrum

“A fashionable way to introduce your child to the world of classic literature”, is the description of Baby Lit on the back of their books and I couldn’t agree more.  I wasn’t familiar with Baby Lit until I attended a Bloggers Conference called Alt Summit back in January.  Baby Lit was responsible for the table decorations at lunch one of the days, we all had free books on our chairs as well as taking the books from the table decor once lunch was over. As a book lover I think Baby Lit is great, they are taking great works of literature such as Pride and Prejudice and turning it into a counting primer for helping children learn their numbers and how to count, to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which is a camping primer and helps kids learn the meaning of words such as river and friends through illustrations and passages from the book.

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The books are in board form, so there aren’t paper pages that will tear easily and the art by Alison Oliver is AWESOME.  The books are written and adapted by Jennifer Adams and together she and Alison Oliver are producing a wonderful product combining literature, art and learning, check out Baby Lit for your kids or as a perfect gift for a baby shower or birthday presents.  Enjoy!!!

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And They Designed Happily Ever After

February 26, 2015

By Tab Byrum

Today is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day, so I thought it would be fun to take a look at anything I could find that is inspired by fairy tales.  When you think of fairy tales many of us immediately go to the ones collected and shared by the Brothers Grimm or the stories of Denmark shared by Hans Christian Anderson.  Fairy Tales are usually marked by castles, mountains and cottages in the woods that are inhabited by beautiful princesses or evil queens and witches.

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Like any good fairy tale good design contains drama, color and hopefully a happy ending for all those involved.  So, whether it’s a whole house, a bedroom or a birthday cake, join me today as we take a look at Fairy Tales in design. Enjoy!!! 

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Just Say No….To White Ceilings

August 28, 2014

By Tab Byrum

Remember to look up, the ceiling is so important in a room and can totally set the tone and mood and make or break a room.  One of the first things we consider when working on our homes or redoing a room is what we are going to put on the walls.  Will it be painted and if so what color, or maybe you want to use one of the newest wallpapers out there. We also focus on the floors, will it be tile, wood or carpet and what about a rug? (image via)

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Back To School With Ore Originals

August 18, 2014

By Tab Byrum

Most of Oklahoma is either back in school or starts back this week, so I thought it was a perfect time to introduce you to a company that makes great things for kids, both to use in and out of school, Ore’ Originals.  Today we will focus on items that will help make that transition from Summer at home to life in the classroom a little easier and hopefully more fun.

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