Pantone's 2014 Color of the Year Bedroom Inspiration

New Year’s Eve is here! 2013 seemed to fly by so fast that it is hard to believe we are hours away from ringing in 2014. With every new year Pantone releases the ‘Color of the Year’ and this year we are loving their pick of Radiant Orchid. Our Delphine Bedroom is inspired by this rising color trend that is described as “expressive, creative and embracing”.

DelphineBedroomThe Bird of Paradise Reversible Duvet Cover by Whistle & Wink features exquisite and intricate embroidered Birds of Paradise nestled in floral vines with contrast piping. This luxurious bedding is 240 thread-count 100% cotton sateen. Your little girl will be inspired in this lovely purple paradise.

DelphineBedroom_BeddingArtwork by Reesa and Oopsy Daisy, lighting by Jubilee, a plush shaggy raggy rug in café au lait, and an exquisite scalloped mirror by Howard Elliot complete our purple Delphine Bedroom.

DelphineBedroom_ArtworkWe have paired our bedding and room decor selections with furniture from Seabrook Classics. This collection of hand-built furniture is inspired by the Lowcountry of South Carolina and will bring coastal charm to your girl’s bedroom.DelphineBedroom_Furniture2

DelphineBedroom_MemoMore purple fun can be found in other decor items like the monogram wall decal and the Sweet Dreams Memo Board! Just remember that purple is made to be fun! A new year is the perfect reason to do a complete room make over! Why not start the new year off in trend by going crazy over Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid as well as Rosenberry Room’s Delphine Bedroom!

A Whimsical Fairy Bedroom!

This charming fairy bedroom for a little girl was inspired by a lavender and lime color palette and the whimsical addition of fairies to keep it playful and spark the imagination. The style for this room combines traditional furniture pieces with delightful accents and colorful wall art, perfect for a child’s room.

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Girl's fairy bedroom

I love the exaggerated, whimsical scallops and finials. It feels feminine and traditional, yet it’s bursting with personality. It just makes me happy and makes for the perfect sweet surroundings in a girl’s room. And, what little girl doesn’t love fairies?

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Room Details:

Furniture by Bratt Décor – shop here.

Dolls by BlaBla – find here.

Lighting by Maura Daniel – shop here.

Art by Jill Macdonald – shop here.

Vintage Fairy Art – find here

Lavender Rug – found here

What do you love most about this whimsical fairyland room design?

Design Inspiration: Nautical Boy's Room!

Is your little one ready to upgrade to his “big boy” room? The understated nautical theme in our 1000 Leagues Bedroom design board is the perfect inspiration for a boy’s room! With multiple shades of blue, pops of orange, and subtle nautical accents, you can create a room that your son (or sons for a shared space) will love and that will be sophisticated enough to coordinate with the rest of your home.

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Start with coastal-style furniture by Newport Cottages to get the perfect foundation for your room by the sea. This Panel Twin over Full Bunk Bed is a great choice with its deep blue finish and cool paneling detail.

Panel Bunk Bed in Deep Blue

What nautical-inspired bedroom would be complete without seersucker bedding? We love the Sausalito Seersucker collection by Annette Tatum. It’s made from light blue seersucker fabric and reverses to blue fabric with a salmon fabric flange. It’s 100% cotton and machine washable, too! It also comes in a darker blue and yellow combo which would work perfectly for this theme as well, you just may want to go with a white finish on the furniture.

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Now, on to the nautical accents! Drop in some playful elements to tie the theme together and that will inspire your child’s imagination. We chose the Whale Bookends by Jonathan Adler, a Steam Punk Lamp in Gun Metal by Jamie Young and Shark Wall Decals. The possibilities are really endless in this department. To see more ideas, shop our Nautical Theme page!

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To shop the complete 1000 Leagues Bedroom Design, click here. For more design inspiration for Boy’s Rooms, Girl’s Rooms and even Nurseries, visit RosenberryRooms.com!

Girl's Carnival Bedroom Design Inspiration!

If you are in need of inspiration for decorating your baby’s nursery or son or daughter’s room, RosenberryRooms.com has a whole section of design boards to inspire every room style! Click through our Designer Nurseries, Girls Rooms and Boys Rooms, for theme inspiration, color palette ideas and suggestions for which products to pair together for a special design that looks like it was created by a pro!

Girls Room with Carnival Theme

Our latest design board is for a girl’s room with a modernized Carnival theme. Full of whimsy and vintage charm, the Carnival Bedroom is reminscient of county fairs, twinkling carousel lights, and darling antique signs. Inspired by the playful bunting pattern on the Garland Duvet by DwellStudio, this girl’s bedroom is pretty and cheerful.

DwellStudio Garland Duvet Set

With solid wood furniture by both Young America and Newport Cottages, this is one bedroom set that will grow with your child. The Abigail Collection by Young America is sophisticated and feminine with dainty details.

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Complement these pieces with a pop of color on the Beverly Dresser!

Wall collages are all the rage and these stunning vintage frames are the perfect way to showcase your child’s favorite memories and photos.

Custom Picture Frames

We tied the look together with crisp white lighting by Maura Daniel, a durable flat-weave trellis rug by Surya, and a sweet personalized banner by Twelve Timbers.

To see the full room design board and to purchase all the suggested pieces, visit RosenberryRooms.com or click here!

Using Decor to Introduce Other Cultures to Kids!

Rosenberry Rooms owner Susie Fougerousse grew up in Toronto, Canada where most of her friends were from other countries, spoke multiple languages and often traveled with their families. This allowed her to quickly gain an appreciation for other cultures and languages and a love for travel. Her husband, who is from Europe, fully shares this sentiment which is why it’s so important for them to pass this on to their five children, ranging in age from 14 to 1.

When they have the time, they make sure to take advantage and travel as a family to different places where their kids can learn and appreciate other cultures, lifestyles and traditions. When they don’t have time to travel, Susie and her husband make an effort to find small but helpful opportunities to achieve this same approach. Whether it’s through the toys their children play with, the television shows they watch or even the decor in their rooms, this general philosophy is introduced to their children each day. Susie shares with us some of her favorite ideas below and you can find others in her article on SheKnows.com, Fun Ways to Introduce Other Cultures to Your Kids where you will discover that even if you don’t have time to travel, you too can introduce other cultures to your children, no matter their age.

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Something as simple as putting a map in your child’s room, whether it be through wall art, an interactive rug or a wall-sized mural, can invite your child to ask questions and spark conversations about the different parts of the world and the various animals, cuisines, people, countries, climates and landscapes. Above my son’s bed hangs a map, and we spend most nights before he falls asleep reminiscing about places we have travelled to and discussing the cool places he dreams of visiting. Decorating with geography-themed decor is a great way to inspire imaginations.

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On rainy days or cold nights, utilize this time inside by inviting your children to watch educational programs (that are fun, too). One of my favorites is the Families of the World video series which takes children through a day in the life of a typical family in a number of countries from around the world. It is a delight to see a child’s fascination and joy when watching these videos that allow them to take a peek through the window into another house in a far away place.

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Father, artist and renowned interior designer, Aaron Christensen says, “As parents, we love to think of all the places our children will go, but looking back at the places they’ve been can also be a source of room decor fun. Shelves and shadow boxes are a terrific way to display mementos from their personal travels. While traveling, encourage your child to take their own photographs. Using thumb tacks and string, your little traveler can easily and visually notate, on a map, their world travels or the distant locations of family and friends.”

Photo credit: Centsational Girl

These are just a few of the fun and clever ways you can introduce your children to other cultures that allow them to participate and learn to appreciate their world. For more ideas, be sure to check out the full article on SheKnows.com.

Rosenberry Rooms Featured on The Doctors TV Show!

The Doctors, a spin-off of Dr. Phil, is a daytime talk show that features a “dream team” of medical professionals covering various health-related topics and answering audience and viewer questions. The Doctors include ER physician Dr. Travis Stork, OB/GYN Lisa Masterson, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon, and pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears. The March 13th episode of the show centered around solving one problem, three ways.  The problem: children who aren’t sleeping in their own beds at night.  Specifically, the show centers around the O’Hara family, and their 5 year old daughter Ella, who’s sleeping in her parent’s bed at night.  The solutions: A pediatric approach by Dr. Sears, a consultation with a professional sleep expert, and a room makeover and Q & A with our friends and celebrity interior designers Naomi Alon & Gerri Panebianco of Little Crown Interiors!

After being approached with the request to create a new room for Ella, Gerri and Naomi reached out to us knowing that we could provide beautiful furniture and decor to help create a calming and special space that would hopefully encourage Ella to sleep in her own room. When designing the room, Gerri and Naomi knew there were some key factors that needed addressing and chose pieces that would provide a solution for the O’Hara family. They knew they needed to make the room more age appropriate, increase the comfort factor and even include black out drapes over the windows to minimize the “scary” factor. Take a look at the completed room below as well as a rundown of all the gorgeous products included in the room!

In order to increase the comfort factor and to encourage better sleeping habits, the ladies at Little Crown placed the bed in the center of the room and chose bold bedding and accessories from the Annabella Collection on RosenberryRooms.com. The Tufted Upholstered Headboard, Annabella Bed Cornice and Panels really serve to create an oasis for Ella where she can feel cozy and safe and inevitably sleep more soundly.

They also chose furniture from the stunning Venezia Collection by Creations Baby Furniture. The creamy vanilla finish and feminine detailing in these pieces coordinated perfectly with the rest of the bedroom décor.

For when Ella isn’t sleeping and is just hanging out in her new space, she can lounge on the super cool child-sized Ava Sofa by Jennifer Delonge! This stylish sofa brings a modern element to the room and certainly makes Ella feel like she’s got her own hip hangout.

Tying everything together, Gerri and Naomi chose other great decor items for the space. The rug is the Cherry Blossom Pink Rug from The Rug Market adding some whimsy to the room while providing a soft foundation for little feet. On the nightstand is the Small Luca Pink Lamp Shade by Maura Daniel for story time before bedtime, and on the wall is the Bella Rose Clock by Charn & Company to help symbolize when it’s time to go to sleep.

Lastly, the gorgeous details on the wall are Ella’s initials in metallic gold using Little Crown Interiors very own Wooden Wall Monogram. On a background of hand-painted flowers with rhinestone accents, this stunning addition truly brings the whole room together and makes it unique and special, just for Ella.

The completed room is absolutely stunning and little Ella was so excited to have a new place all her own! Check out the video of the entire segment below to see her adorable reaction to her beautiful new room (not to mention Dr. Stork gives us a shout-out ;)).

A big thank you to Little Crown Interiors and The Doctors for including us in this awesome opportunity! If you are interested in getting a gorgeous room makeover for your little one or would like to have your nursery designed by the talented Gerri and Naomi, be sure to visit them at LittleCrownInteriors.com!

Decorating Rooms for Teens

If you are like me, you probably entered a state of shock and denial when your child turned 13.  After so many years of caring for small children, it is such a major mental transition to think that you are now a parent of a teenager!  Of course, your mind will wander to all of the challenges ahead.  You may experience a combination of feelings, ranging from great pride and excitement to anxiety and fear of these unknown years.

Now that this emotional roller coaster ride has come to a halt, I am ready to tackle the first big task associated with being the mom of a teen.  It’s time to redecorate her room!  We need to change things up a bit and set the stage for a fun and successful dwelling experience to last from middle school, through high school, and into college.

As moms to children of all ages, there are enough things to worry about, so decorating is the last thing that should be difficult.  Here are a few tips to keep the process of decorating your teen’s room fun and stress-free.  The best part is, in the end you will not only end up with a fabulous new space, but with a happy child, and I guarantee some great bonding will happen during the process.

1. Start with Smart Storage 
One of the side effects of being a teen seems to be an uncanny ability to accumulate “stuff.”  Whether it is notebooks, textbooks, novels, magazines, purses, or shoes, there is now a seemingly bottomless pit of “things” to be dealt with.  This is where clever (and cute) storage comes in.  Make sure that your teen’s room is equipped with both a generously-sized cork and magnet/dry erase boards.  This will help to keep random papers off the floor and keep to do lists in check.  Next, you will need some bins.  My favorites are metal storage bins that are available in a TON of irresistible designs, and can be personalized with either names or phrases for easy labeling.  These look great both on the floor and on shelves.   I love when style meets function so perfectly!  Lastly, I would suggest strategically placing a few fun wall hooks in your teen’s room, for book bags, athletic gear, purses, and jewelry.

2. Shelving, Shelving and More Shelving
Incorporate shelves, wherever and however you can.  I love built-in storage, but for many of us, that isn’t an option due to space and budget constraints.  Freestanding bookshelves or wall shelves are other great options, too.  Now there are a ton of really neat wall shelving units available that mimic the look of built-ins, and provide a ton of space for displaying books, photos frames and memorabilia.  These units are really versatile and can often accommodate a bed or desk area.

3. Comfy Seating 
Beanbags or lounge chairs are a must for a teen’s room, for hanging out with friends, listening to music, reading or working on a laptop.  Another cool option is an upholstered chair that pulls out into a twin bed for sleepovers.

4. Loft Beds & Bunk Beds
Furniture manufacturers have gotten so clever lately.  I still marvel at the innovative loft bed, bunk bed, under bed trundle/storage and sleep and study systems that are available today.  I opted for a full size loft bed with desk underneath for my teen, because of space constraints, but the possibilities are endless.

5. Functional Study Space
At this age, so much time is spent doing homework, and working on a computer, it is essential that your teen has a dedicated space to work.  I think a big surface space is great to allow plenty of room to keep organized.

6. Keep Decor Cheerful & Fun
Last, but certainly not least, the decor and color scheme are not only the most important contributing factors to the overall look of the room, but potentially the most contentious.  Ahh, this is where it gets interesting!  Up until now, you as the parent have made these decisions mostly uncontested.  Now, your teen has (strong) opinions about he or she wants, and those opinions may be (very) different from yours.  At this age, teens have typically outgrown the whimsical and cute, and are more attracted to a look that is more trendy and edgy.  I find that there can be a fine line between tacky and funky and between eclectic and mismatched, so this is where I had to gently guide my teen to make stylish choices that she will want to live with for years to come.  Your teen will want to have fun with color, patterns, and textures, and by keeping it simple with your furniture selections, you can be more creative with accessories.

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Meet Kelly Neal of Green Frog Art

Between gorgeous cradles, exquisite kids bedding and an extensive selection of kids art, Green Frog Art is an amazing resource for new and expecting parents.  Green Frog Art products boast a style, sophistication and elegance that not only define the brand, but also set an incredibly high standard in the baby and children’s furnishings industry.  I love the fact that Green Frog Art designs really can be used in any room in the house, and will blend seamlessly with other well-chosen pieces in a living room, family room, or guest room.   We are so excited to be featuring an interview with the incredibly smart and talented Kelly Neal, the owner and designer behind this inspiring brand.   Don’t forget to take a look at the entire Green Frog Art collection on RosenberryRooms.com!

Enjoy,

Susie Fougerousse

How would you define the Green Frog Art style philosophy?

Green Frog Art’s style is very much inspired by current styles in adult furnishings.  Many of our products, including cradles, are used in rooms of the home other than the nursery so they need to coordinate with those spaces.

What inspired you to become a designer and start a business?

I have a very entrepreneurial family and therefore always wanted to own my own business.  I was attracted by the juvenile products industry because the late 90’s was a time of great change and opportunity.  As the business developed, I got more and more involved in the design side.  Today, I design most of the collection myself.

Why did you choose to design children’s products?

Children’s products are really fascinating from a design perspective because, if done right, there is a lot involved.  They must be both appealing to the parents and functional for the child.  The engineering is quite complicated because of all the safety standards and you always have to consider how families will use the products, which isn’t always in the most obvious way, and account for that in the design.  The combination of beauty, practicality and safety is really intriguing and challenging and I love that!

What is your favorite part of your daily work … when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?

The most rewarding part of my day is when I get to talk to a mom or dad who has purchased my products and loves them.

Do you have any advice for other working moms?

There is no magic answer to being a working mom.  You have to do what is right for you and your own family’s needs.  I’ve seen a variety of scenarios work.  For us, we are constantly readjusting as Ava’s (who is four) needs and schedule change.

If you had to pick a favorite design from your collection, what would it be?

I love the Old World collection and used it in my own nursery.  It is the perfect combination of traditional and elegant and the dresser is so pretty I was able to move it into another room when Ava outgrew it.  I love antiques and was able to mix some special pieces with this collection and blend several different types of wood for a unique look in her room.

What sets Green Frog Art apart from other children’s furniture, bedding and décor designers?

A number of things – first, our styling is very unique.  We aren’t afraid to use a variety of materials and techniques (carving, moulding, hand painting) in our designs that others shy away from.  Second, with my legal background I’m scrupulous about following the regulations and safety standards.  Many designers leave that to the production side and adjustments are made that ruin the designs.  I design everything with beauty and safety in mind so it comes together seamlessly.  Finally, our designs are conceived with the whole home and the whole family in mind and most pieces will last well beyond the baby phase.  We build really good furniture that will go the distance.

Do you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming designs or introductions to your line?

We’re introducing a convertible cradle this spring.  It is an awesome piece and I’m so excited about it!  It is a cradle, either rocking or non-rocking, that can convert to a toy chest or love seat and then to a twin bed so it can truly last forever.   It is called the Now & Forever convertible cradle.  Parents love cradles and they really are the best and safest place for a newborn to sleep, but many parents don’t want to invest in a cradle since it is perceived as a short-term piece.  This item allows parents all the benefits of a cradle along with a functional piece of furniture they can use throughout the various stages of the child’s life.  It is one of the most innovative things I’ve ever designed.

Now…Just for Fun

Favorite Food: Chocolate covered popcorn from Peterbrook, a local chocolate company

Favorite TV Show: American Idol

Favorite Movie: To Catch a Thief with Grace Kelly and Cary Grant – I love old movies

Favorite Weekend Activity: Playing with Ava and my two dogs, Mimi and Lucy

Favorite Band: I’m not a very musical person and my taste is quite eclectic.  Ava has been recently introduced to the Beatles and we listen to that in the car and sing at the top of our lungs!

Sale on Select Pendants by Charn & Company

On sale now, classic pendants by Charn & Company. A kids room needs a good overhead light to keep things well lit for playtime and homework. Charn & Company’s children’s chandeliers and pendants are practical and stylish! Popular pendants on sale include the Henry Double Drum Pendant Chandelier, the Cole Double Drum Pendant Chandelier which is featured in our High Seas Bedroom and the Sarah Double Drum Pendant Chandelier. To see all of our kids chandeliers and nursery lighting sale items visit our sale page on RosenberryRooms.com!

Children of Celebrites: Girls Rooms

Living the in the limelight isn’t always easy, especially when you’re a toddler with celebrity parents. However, these young Hollywood kids have taken to that life with ease, elegance and a great sense of style. Their distinct style is what inspired us to put together these Children of Celebrites: Girls Rooms.

The Suri Room

Whether she is jet setting to either of her celebrity parents’ movie sets or taking a walk in the park, Suri Cruise has shown she is more than capable of maintaining her own sense of comfortable and classy style. The mini Hollywood fashionista is frequently seen wearing trendy frocks and classy kitten heels. Her classic but trendy style is what inspired us to put together these pieces to create a room that is “oh-so-Suri.” The first is the Catalina Duvet by Serena & Lily. We love the boldness of the print accented in a classic navy color. The contrast between the two creates a nautical inspired room that remains very vogue.

The name Suri is a Persian name meaning “red.” So naturally, we wanted to accent the boldness of the duvet with this bright red Fleur Di Lis mirror. The antique mirror adds to the classic feel of this room, but gives a fun pop of color to the room.  We also included the Lucky Elephant in Red Canvas Reproduction by Oopsy Daisy. The colors in this print work with both the bedding and the mirror, and make the space appropriate and inspiring for a four-year-old TomKitten. Finally, we accented Suri’s trendy space with a little sparkle from the 6-light White Crystal Chandelier. This handmade chandelier boasts a traditional design accented with contemporary touches such as twinkling teardrop crystals.

The Violet Room

Not unlike Suri Cruise, four-year-old Violet Affleck is known for her princess style and love of tea parties. However, as she’s grown we’ve noticed a sassy streak in Ms. Affleck’s sense of style. This led to the creation of an urban princess inspired room. For Violet’s room, we wanted to combine feminine accents with sassy colors, so naturally we chose the Boutique Pink duvet cover by Caden Lane. The duvet features a mix of floral print and pink zebra stripes that add a touch of sass to Violet’s bedroom. We accented this bedding with the Bubble Gum Shaggy Raggy Rug by the Rug Market. This unique rug is a vibrant and plushy accent piece, supporting the bring pink of the bedding. We also loved the fun and unique shape of the Scalloped Monogram Wall Decal by Alphabet Garden Designs. Finally, we wanted to add a luxurious touch to Violet’s room and did so by adding the Amanda Chandelier. The chandelier’s design draws on the floral pattern from the duvet print but doesn’t overwhelm the room. The small crystal beads add a little sparkle and put the finishing touch on this urban princess’s chamber.

The Shiloh Room

Born in the African country of Namibia into a family that already boasts American, Cambodian, and Ethiopian backgrounds, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has proven herself more than capable of keeping up with her jet-setting parents. Living with five other siblings has led Shiloh to create her own sense of style, which has been both praised and scrutinized by the press. However you feel about her tomboy look, we’re sure you’ll love the nature inspired space we’ve created for her. We love the Oopsy Daisy canvas reproduction entitled Tree Buddies, so we let it inspire the rest of our room. The vibrant colors pop off the canvas and the cute woodland creatures will delight any animal lover. The bright green leaves in canvas reproduction are emphasized with Serena and Lilly’s Classic Whites Grass Bedding collection. The simplistic print may give off a sense of sophistication for a four-year-old, however we like the minimalist style, which adds a feeling of serenity and peace to the room. We also like the intense green of the Gabby Pendant by Jane Gray for Stray Dog Designs. Hand-painted by Mexican artisans, the delightful sprigs of leaves offer a creative way to bring light into any room, and highlight Shiloh’s distinct personality and charm.

As the daughter of parents who are known for their support of humanitarian aid,  Shiloh spends a lot of her time traveling across the world. Whether she is in Namibia or New Orleans, it is important to keep her animal friends close at hand. This is why we’ve chosen the  Lime Polka Dot Duffel Bag by Four Peas to accent Shiloh’s nature inspired space. We love the bold print, not to mention the sensible design that makes it easy to for a child to transport their most precious cargo from place to place.

So which bedroom fits your little girl? Is she a Suri, Violet or Shiloh? Whatever the style, Rosenberry Rooms has all of the pieces to create a custom space for your little fashionista. For more designer rooms for girls, check out our Designer Girl’s Bedrooms and Designer Girl’s Nurseries. We also have an extensive selection of theme-room products for all shapes and styles!

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