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Itsy Bitsy

One of our favorite things to do with this blog is to share the resources that we look to for our clients (and ourselves!) for stylish, yet affordable options. Are you familiar with Home Decorators Collection?  They’re actually a Home Depot company that have a great line of furniture and  six retail stores nationwide, two of which are in Illinois. Tessa bought the rug for her son’s room there. They recently launched Isty Bitsy which is a children’s furnishings line and I was so impressed! Here are a few things that caught my eye…

Love this little garden side chair which also comes in blue and silver.

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Garden side chair

Where was this round foam ottoman when I was decorating William’s nursery???

Custom Kids Round Foam Ottoman - 17

Round Foam Ottoman

 This Wren upholstered storage bench would be great in a family room–large enough to store all of those toys scattered throughout the room.  It’s only 18″ high so it could be used as an ottoman and comes in several fabric options.


Wren Upholstered Storage Bench

I have a crush on anything dark wood these days–at only 30″ high and 18″ deep this Deerfield student desk could be used as a console or as a desk/nightstand in a guest room.

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Deerfield Student Desk

If you’re looking for a headboard for your child or even for yourself…definitely check out their selection of custom headboards offered in many different shapes and fabrics–like this Barrett upholstered version


Barrett Upholstered Bed

 Love these sweet Georgia drapery panels for a girl’s room–the ruffles are so fun!

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Georgia Drapery

These storage bins with handle come in many different designs. Love this version for a boy’s room.

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Storage Bin with Handle

Forget the kids’ rooms, this Mystic area rug comes in an 8 x 11 size…bring some pattern into your family room! It comes in four other colors.

Mystic Wool Area Rug - 8'X11', Blue

Mystic Area Rug

It’s always great when I stumble across a new source for kid’s furnishings.  But love it even more when those items could be used in a grown up space, too!  Definitely check out Isty Bitsy—I was smitten with some of their furnishings! Oh, and because they’re part of Home Depot, there are always good promotions going on. Right now, I know they have $50 off $250–so even better, you don’t have to pay full price!

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Nine Great Storage Solutions for Kids

A couple of months ago, I picked up these baskets on sale at Serena & Lily for toy storage in Madeleine’s bedroom…love the thick textured weave and bright colors.

Serena & Lily storage baskets

I kind of have a thing for toy storage bins and baskets. They make me feel organized when really I’m just stuffing a lot of crap away from view!(Admittedly my favorite kind of organization-cue Amy’s cringe…) So here are a few of my favorite options out there right now– big open ones with great prints (love the letters and numbers on #2 from Land of Nod!); practical ones with tops (lid goes on and everything disappears!); an open wire option great for stuffed animals; three different styles great for bookshelf storage (how fun is the retro TV bin from Urban??)



1. Origami Hamper by Pehr Designs// 2. Land of Nod Alphabet Bin//3. Laundry Basket by Ferm Living//4. Charming Basket by Land of Nod//5. Serena & Lily Rope Collection//6. Yellow basket by Ferm Living//7. Serena & Lily Pandan Bin//8. Wire Locker Basket//9. Television Canvas Storage Box//

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Kids’ Art (on the cheap!)

Have you been noticing all the gallery walls with typography art? If feels like everywhere I look, I’m seeing Etsy-finds hung like this…


I love the idea of these fun, affordable prints for a child’s room. In fact, I just bought this print for my son’s room from Etsy vendor artyMAPS (except I had them put Evanston not Chicago!)

Illinois Map Art from Etsy

Then, as I was looking for a few more pics to add to his gallery wall, I found this great source for printable artwork–the blog the handmade home. They do a monthly print freebie and have created a library of prints that you can just print off at home and frame!

This whole set of alphabet images is available to print off their site…so cute in a kid’s bedroom or in a playroom and you could use our favorite IKEA curtain rod hanging system!

The Handmade Home

The Handmade Home

 This little tricycle print is darling

The Handmade Home

The Handmade Home

And for you Jane Austen fans, I’d love to see this one hung in my closet–a nice little reminder every day.

Color printer, some scissors and a frame and you’re all set. Mixed in with some photographs, some original art made by you (yes, you!), these prints make for a really affordable way to add some color to your walls

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