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A Modern Preppy Baby Boy Nursery

Modern, preppy, baby boys named Calvin = All wonderful things and all wrapped up in this dreamy space crafted by Mandarina Studio for Elizabeth Clark’s cute-as-can-be son. The wallpaper alone is enough to make this a favorite nursery of all time but just wait until you spy the smart, navy trimmed drapery or the changing table that is a tush wiping thing of beauty. See even more right here.

I reached out to Amanda of Mandarina Studios, who had worked on the design of my photography studio, again once I found out I was pregnant with my son, Calvin. For his nursery, I asked for a clean and modern look with a touch of nautical and preppy accents. We decided on a palette of blue, gray, white, yellow and orange. There is no real consistent theme here, but I think the combinations of patterns and different animals are sweet and inviting. Calvin loves spending time in his room gazing at his elephant mobile and looking through his books. He sleeps in it pretty well too, which is pretty much all a parent really wants in the end for their child’s room! My favorite part of this nursery is what is on the walls: the nautical Olive Leaf Stencil, Sugarboo “Happy Hare” painting, my own DIY frames filled with creative papers from Paper Source, and the maternity photographs taken by Esther Mathieu. The Hobbes tiger stuffed animal is the most recent addition to honor Calvin’s namesake.

Photography: Elizabeth Clark Photography | Design: Mandarina Studio

A Sophisticated & Feminine Small Space in Brooklyn

If you live in New York City, you know that space is well… limited! When we found this gorgeous & bright Brooklyn apartment full of quirky details and unique furniture, we couldn’t wait to share. Of course, we weren’t surprised at all to learn that the occupant of this beautiful apartment was L. Brennan, the Director of International Store Ops for Kate Spade, which explains the modern, feminine design.

As you would expect from the director of international store operations for Kate Spade, Brennan has amazing taste, a penchant for color and a very busy schedule. We paired her with our designer Evan and the duo put their heads together and figured out where to focus the colors and patterns Brennan wanted in her Brooklyn one bedroom.

Brennan revived her existing dining table by painting it green herself (polyurethaned by Evan) and an ABC Home serape footstool is a game-changing living room addition. The design is sophisticated, modern, feminine and stunning!

The bedroom is full of bright, colorful accent pillows mixing patterns, stripes and everything in between!

From HomepolishHomepolish was founded to bring the interior design experience to a larger crowd. We aim to make the experience of design simple, fun and significantly more accessible. We charge a straightforward, hourly rate (and take the commissions, markups and hidden costs out of the equation), we help set you up with professionals who can transform your space regardless of budget. Feel free to take a peek at our 800+ projects, or read more over on Refinery29, Wall Street Journal, Design*Sponge, and DailyCandy.

45 Reasons Pink is the New Black

If Style Me Pretty Living had a signature color, it would most certainly be pink. It fuels our engines and this round-up of 45 pink infused rooms and vignettes includes blush-hued details even your guy will love. Ok, maybe love is a strong word. Let’s go with tolerate. And it’s everything from small, edited objects on a shelf to a whole wall of the rosy stuff. Meet 45 pink details we are currently coveting

Pink Decor We Adore
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Pink Decor We Adore
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