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Baby’s First Gallery Wall and other Steal-worthy Nursery Gems

This little guy is about to break a whole bunch of internet hearts… he’s just that cute. And his boy meets adventure nursery designed by Jacquelyn Clark of Lark & Linen is equally as delicious. From wallpaper to baby’s first gallery wall, loads of animals and baby books too, see how Jacquelyn helped blogger mom, Anna with Love, create the perfect space for her little bundle of bebe cuteness.

From Anna… It took us three years to get our condo decorated and ‘done’ the way we wanted after Kosta and I got married, for the baby it took us three months. I guess that’s what happens when you are expecting your first bebe – you want everything to be perfect and ready to welcome this new beautiful blessing.

Soon after we found out we were expecting a boy, Kosta and I sat down to discuss the various possible themes for the nursery. I assumed he would take a laissez faire approach to it (he’s super easy going with the rest of our place) but I soon realized he had even more ideas than I did about what to create in our first bebe’s nursery. I was amused and let him take the lead especially after we found out we were having a boy!

My husband loves all animals and he wanted to create a fun environment where our little bebe could learn to appreciate and love them too. I scoured Pinterest and began saving all the different types of nurseries that I felt were warm, inviting and as per Kosta’s request an animal theme. I knew we had WAY too many ideas and different styles mixing together – we didn’t know how to edit our ‘wish list’ and make sure the room would flow.

That’s when I decided we needed a third party to help us bring it all together. I reached out to my talented friend Jacquelyn Clark of Lark and Linen who agreed to consult and walk us through the design and decor process. From picking the right crib, sprucing up the dresser, finalizing the colour scheme and most importantly bringing together the focal gallery wall she was a dream to work with and brought our vision to life. There were so many ‘aha’ moments as it was coming together that I was so appreciative to have her on board.

While I wanted the room to be neutral I did want splashes of colour here and there as well as some interesting pieces of art such as the watermark print from A new Wall. His nursery is our favourite room in the condo. It’s cozy, warm and inviting. The perfect space to raise our first bebe. I cannot wait till he starts talking and begins naming all his animals friends around his room.

From Jacquelyn…  I’ve been warned that designing nurseries, while fun, can be incredibly challenging – you know, lots of hormones, tight deadlines, big expectations, and all that fun stuff. Suffice to say, the exact opposite was true. Anna and Kosta were the sweetest, most humble, most adorable couple, and I most definitely hit the client jackpot with this one. The whole process was such a pleasure from beginning to end, and it was an honour to have my hand in this sweet little boy’s nursery.

10 Sweet Storage Solutions for Baby's Nursery
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10 Sweet Storage Solutions for Baby's Nursery
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Photography: Annawithlove | Baby Blanket: Pottery Barn | Basinet: Pottery Barn | Bears Art: The Animal Print Shop | Blue Bear Art: Minted | Blue Lion Art: Minted | Bonne Nuit Art: SSPrintshop | Book Ledge: Ikea | Cloud Hook: Bouclair Home | Cloud Pillow: Chapters | Crib: Pottery Barn | Crib Bedding: Pottery Barn | Crib Blanket: Pottery Barn | Deer Head: Bouclair Home | Diaper Pail: Ubbi | Dresser: Ikea | Dresser Hardware: Anthropologie | Elephant Art: Minted | Giraffe Art: The Animal Print Shop | Giraffe Growth Chart: Bouclair Home | Horse Art: Eye Poetry Shop | I Love You So Art: Minted | Interior Design: Lark & Linen | Lamp: Bouclair Home | Letter 'J': Chapters | Monkey Art: The Animal Print Shop | Pillow: Anthropologie | Plush Bear Rocker: Pottery Barn | Rocker & Ottoman: Pottery Barn | Rug: RugsUsa | Shelves: Ikea | Side Table: Pottery Barn | Unique Fish Art: Minted | Watercolour Art: Anewall | Wolves Art: The Animal Print Shop | Wood Camera: Etsy

A Pretty, Southern infused Shower that you’ll love a Brunch

Brunch is the best meal on the planet and best enjoyed with all your favorite people. So a bridal shower centered around the yummiest of breakfast food and a healthy sampling of mimosas is genius. Pure genius. Decorated with greenery and blooms by Brianna Belton Design and pretty images by Micahla Wilson, step inside this little nugget of brunch goodness with even more images here.

An oh-so-southern bridal brunch complete with glass signs, homemade berry scones, and greenery runner. A table set for 21 people is not easy, but when you have some southern porch space, why not set a couple tables outside?

Welcome people and unite indoor/outdoor seating by opening windows and doors. Oh and don’t forget to add a coffee bar for those guests who may not be quite awake yet at 9am!

Best Brunch Cocktails
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Best Brunch Cocktails
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Photography: Micahla Wilson | Floral Design: Brianna Belton Design LLC | Calligraphy: Hanah Barmore | Baked Goods: Cravings, Cakes, & Comfort Foods | Dining Table: The Vaughn Company | Farmhouse Decor: Rosewood Home Market | Mirror signs: Hobby Lobby | Table: The Vaughn Company

Step Inside a Jewelry Curator’s Chic San Francisco Pied e terre

Jillian Bremer is not only a Vintage Jewelry Maven and entrepreneur but she is skilled in the art of designing the perfect city apartment all with the help of Joss & Main and Dwell Studio . This San Francisco pied e terre is the prettiest blending of vintage and girly, with gold, lots of gold and jewels too. Tour even more of this pretty space captured by Andrea Posadas. And for a really fun Joss & Main giveaway head to Jillian’s blog.

I live in a Victorian apartment building in Pacific Heights, San Francisco that was built in 1925. What I love most about the place is the old details, from the hardwood floors, oversized doors with crystal and brass doorknobs, to the bay window, and stacked cove molding. I would describe my home aesthetic as modern and feminine. I gravitate towards bright spaces and love mixing modern and vintage together to create unique vignettes, which hold memories, around my home.

Most of the décor pieces have deeper meaning to me. Like the gorgeous pastel floral painting in my bedroom, which my grandmother painted for me, it reminds me how important passion and hobbies are. The brass pineapple in my living room is not only a symbol of hospitality but also is the logo of my sister’s company, Good Clean Food in Hawaii. The vintage map of New York reminds me of my roots in Western New York.



The living room is the first to be seen when you walk in the front door. I love that it packs a punch of color ranging from blue, green and purple anchored with bright feminine neutrals, like my rug from Joss & Main and my marble coffee table from West Elm. I layered the lighter rug over the deeper colored one to help the eye flow when you walk in. As you can see, aside from my love for hunting vintage jewelry, I also love to collect vintage brass décor, glassware and vases. I host vintage jewelry parties in my home so I always keep my bar cart stocked!

My favorite piece in this room is my 1940’s emerald green tassel chair that I found early on a Sunday morning at the Alameda Flea Market just outside of San Francisco. I’ve seen a lot of furniture along my travels and I cannot believe what amazing condition this is in. I also found the pink tassel chair that’s in bedroom at the same time!

I probably spend more time in my cozy little office than any other spot in the apartment! My desk is right up to the window and when it’s a clear day you can see as far as Twin Peaks. Not to mention the light in there is the best in the place! The brass elephant on my desk doubles as a bracelet holder and symbol of good luck.

Since I live alone, my bedroom is my girly oasis! I love pairing bright white furniture back to soft pastels like my pink and gray bedding from Dwell Studio I’ve lived in San Francisco for a total of 7 years now but a lot of my family and friends are still on the East Coast. I love printing out my favorite photos in black & white to display in frames around my room. No matter the distance, my favorite people still fill my space with love! As you can see from an early post, I think jewelry collections are like art and should be displayed around your room. You can check out that post here.

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Peek Inside 40 Real Homes of Our Favorite It Girls
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Photography: Andrea Posadas | Gifted Bedding : Dwell Studio | Gifted Living Room Decor : Joss & Main | Sweet & Spark: Sweet & Spark