Vintage Inspired Decor by Sugarboo Designs!

One of the most unique, interesting and exquisite lines available on is definitely the collection from Sugarboo Designs. This eclectic collection includes unique picture frames, reclaimed wall art and vintage inspired prints. The Sugarboo Designs collection is inspired by retro photographs, the great outdoors and of course family! What I love most about this line is the unique quality of each piece and the fact that any of the designs could work in any room of your hom. Each piece is uniquely beautiful and has a playful spirit yet sophisticated personality. After seeing it in person, I can assure you the quality is amazing and each piece evokes a feeling of childhood fun and vintage style. 

We’ve recently added over 100 new pieces from the collection and I wanted to highlight a few of my favorites! 

I’m so in love with these “little art prints”! Seeing them separately it’s hard to envision what you can do with them, but I love the idea of pairing multiple together and making a collage or art gallery. This would be so darling in a nursery or even along a hallway or entryway!

Another one of my favorite things about Sugarboo is that a lot of their pieces include a sweet phrase or quote, some about the love parent’s have for their child or a “feel-good”, motivational phrase that makes for a great reminder each day. I’d love to put the “Hello Beautiful” print next to my bed and wake up to that each day! 

Each piece by Sugarboo Designs is unique enough to stand on its own but with the growing trend of frame walls and art galleries, pairing multiple pieces together of different shapes and sizes is a fun way to add a unique touch to really any room in your home. The prints and frames themselves are so interesting and special, you are sure to get a “Wow! where did you get that?” question from all of your guests. 

In addition to frames and art prints, they also have throw pillows with these same sweet quotes and phrases to really create a coordinated and eclectic look throughout your home. 

To see the full Sugarboo Designs collection, visit or click here.


Meet Artist & Designer Aaron Christensen!

Today I am so thrilled to introduce to you Aaron Christensen, the amazing artist and designer behind some of my favorite pieces on! Inspired by vintage details, Aaron Christensen is especially known for his boys’ art that feature themes such as sports, racing and rock & roll. His style is also perfect for girls who want princess themed rooms with an antique twist! We are so lucky that Aaron has agreed to become one of our ‘Creative Contributors’ because his work is so innovative,  detailed and well, creative! Father of two, Aaron also owns his own design company known as Embellishments Kids, where he creates his unique art pieces which are also published by Oopsy Daisy, Fine Art for Kids! Check out some of his awesome work below as well as an inside look into the inspiration for his designs.


What inspired you to be a designer of children’s spaces? 

My two and a half year old son who loved cowboys and my daughter whom was still in the oven at 6 months.  I was a blanket fort and theme park builder, as a kid and wanted them to use their imaginations just as I did.  I don’t remember my room being just a room, I always had some walk though attraction for my friends and siblings to experience.  Haunted houses were my favorite, with all the toilet paper ghosts hanging from fish line.  There were pirate ships made from chairs and blankets, trips to outer space with cardboard box rocket ships and plenty of superhero adventures whizzing around in capes and underwear to rescue friends.  As, I matured….not really, I found that the skills and training I gathered through the years being in department store design, specifically window display and prop building could be combined with my love of art to create rooms for my own children.  And this time, I wouldn’t be using blankets and toilet paper. I built a cowboy room for him and a cute little bird nursery for her.  Those two rooms caught the eye of a magazine publisher and the rest is history.  It’s been 14 years and I’m still playing like a kid.

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

Most days, I start with drawings or rough ideas, whether they are of custom items I want to create in the studio shop or art I’m rendering.  Minute, by minute and hour by hour they turn from ideas into something real, you can touch, hang on the wall or experience.  While it’s not David Copperfield “poof” magic, it sometimes feels that way.  The feeling is just as thrilling and rewarding with every project.

What is your most memorable design project? 

There are so many great memories, but the one that sticks out in a humorous way is the time we created a truck bed for a client.  This was to be an entire truck sculpted in three dimensions to look like a shrunk down vintage truck, rust and all.   The client’s house was still in the rough framing stage.   We remembered the old adage and measured twice, referenced the blueprints and consulted the finish carpenters on the final door openings.  After all, we had to make sure the truck could fit through the door in parts to be assembled in room.  Well, despite our diligence the manufacturer had sent doors with a slightly different clearance.  There we were on installation day with a truck bed that wouldn’t fit in through the door.  Cutting the door frames was not an option.  Luckily, removing the second story window was.  So utilizing two extension ladders like a sloped track, tying rope onto the truck we drug and pushed it up the precarious system and into the room.  It was quite the sight, two guys pushing what seemed to be a truck up two ladders.  We were obviously preoccupied, so taking pictures was never on our mind, but I’d give anything to see the pictures passers by were snapping.  Luckily, everything went smooth from there.

If you could design a room for anyone in the world, who would it be? 

I can honestly say, I’ve never thought about it that way.  I’m so grateful to design for any child.  They are young for such a brief moment, it’s rewarding to have my work or art be part of their childhood memories and nurture their imagination.  Although, if Katy Perry and Russell Brand are ever expecting, I’d love to be on the short list for a tricked out nursery.

What thing/place/event were you most recently inspired by?

With most projects I get to meet a new child.  My goal is to design for that child and the moment they realize I’m there to facilitate their ideas and not just those of their parents is the event that inspires me.  It’s tangible and moving.  They love to be heard and appreciate it when their daydreams, of how they want their room to be, are included in the grander picture.   Artistically, I was recently inspired by our family summer vacation.  We visited Southern California, my old stomping ground.  Seeing familiar sights from my childhood brought fond memories to the forefront of my mind.  I wouldn’t be surprised if a SoCal sun, sea, sand and surf influence appears in my forthcoming art.

Where is your favorite place you have traveled to?

While I love big cities and the urban art and design culture, my heart and creative soul longs for the beach.  My wife, Angela and I fell in love with a little spot in Cerritos on the outskirts of Mazatlan Mexico.  It’s rustic and simple with only a neighboring coffee shop, a few restaurants and miles of beach.  It’s the quality of our down time that makes it so appealing.

Where in the world are you dying to go next?  

I have yet to visit Europe.  Antiquing in Paris, junking in London, the history, the sites, the people, I’d be in heaven.

What is your favorite Rosenberry Rooms product? 

Right now, Russell & Mackenna‘s furniture has my full attention.  Their pieces are a handsome blend of vintage styling and modern aesthetic.  Also, Jamie Young’s Steam Punk lighting has me inspired.  I’ve always loved the Steam Punk culture.  The pieces would shine in a boy’s room with antique maps, repurposed industrial accents and of course vintage styled art.  As far as bedding goes, New Arrivals’ Stella Gray crib set is gorgeous.  It would be a great foundation for a chic urban nursery.

Do you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming events or projects? 

I’ve teamed up with several manufacturers and retailers in my continued effort to reach out beyond wall art and am launching a collection of accessories and decor.  While some of the products are not specific to the children’s market they follow my neo-vintage style and could be used in kid’s spaces.  They will be debuting with a national craft store and with retailers in late fall and into 2012.   I’ve also partnered up with one of the top Mom children’s room designers, in the industry, to work on branching out into new media, collaborating on projects and some top secret stuff that is oh so exciting.

Here are just a few more of Aaron’s amazing designs and art pieces. To see his entire collection, visit or click here!

Now, just for fun:

Favorite Food-

Anything spicy, five star hot!  As of recent, I’m hooked on roasted hot peppers bedded on a smear of cream cheese and rolled in a spinach tortilla.

Favorite TV Show-

While I’m an intrigued haphazard watcher of Design Star, I am a faithful fan of American Pickers and Modern Family.

Favorite Movie-

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  As a child Roald Dahl’s books nourished my imagination.  The movie versions, while they interpret the book differently, both speak to my inner child.  It’s all about being the good kid, being true to one’s values and family and maybe someday you’ll get your share of the chocolate!

Favorite Weekend Activity-

I have a true love of gardening and plant collecting.  I live in complete zonal denial landscaping our yard with tropical plants that I have to baby through Portland, Oregon’s winter wet and cold.  What good is it to have a hammock without two palm trees to hang it from? Ha, Ha.

Favorite Musician/Band-

When I’m painting in the studio, I enjoy creating playlists that inspire and correspond to the art I’m working on.  Right now, my itunes play count would say my favorite is the swedish band Movits!  Which is funny, because I’m certainly not working on swedish swing art.


Meet Rebecca Puig of Sugarboo Designs!

Rebecca Puig of Sugarboo Designs

Vintage lovers come on down! This week’s designer spotlight features Rebecca Puig, designer for the eclectic collection of vintage inspired prints, frames and decor that is Sugarboo Designs. This collection, found on, is inspired by retro photographs, the great outdoors and of course family. The phrases and acclaimed quotes used in some of the vintage prints are so touching and perfect for displaying love in your little one’s room every day. The pieces are so classic, not to mention striking, they can really be used in any room in the home for years and years. Create your own unique piece from the multiple finish choices and with your favorite captured moment in the many picture frames. I love these dramatic prints and their unusual yet stunning style and am so happy to introduce Rebecca Puig, half of this wife and husband team that created the sought-after collection of Sugarboo Designs.


How would you define Sugarboo’s style philosophy?

I love mixing modern and vintage and incorporating messages into my art.

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

When I had my first child I couldn’t find any cool art for his room and so I made some art for him. I started getting commissions and it grew from there.

Why did you choose to design children’s art and accessories?

I like the idea of putting positive images and messages into my art and I love the idea of my little messages reaching children and hopefully making them happy.  Children are such little sponges too that if there is a message for them in the art they will just soak it up!

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

When I have an idea that is effortless and just works organically without having to push it too much. I feel rewarded if I create something that I feel might enrich someone else’s life.

What sets Sugarboo apart from other designers in your industry?

I design all the art and then we make it in Roswell, GA in our studio.  We also use reclaimed wood for the frames to wrap the prints.

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

We have a new paper collection that is a lot of fun and I am busy working on some new prints to add to the Sugarboo collection!

Now…Just for Fun

Favorite Food – Thai

Favorite TV Show – I don’t have one, but I love the nature channel.

Favorite Weekend Activity – Hanging out with the babes-  not rushing around.

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