The one single item that I would say you need to make your nursery, child’s room or playroom fabulous is a chandelier!! As you’ll see from my photos below, chandeliers are available in many different shapes and sizes. These range from $338 to $2250, but the price all depends on how custom you want your lighting to be. Whatever you do, promise to keep it fun and whimsical!
Three of the four chandeliers below are in the homes of my celebrity clients. Can you guess which ones?
I’m often asked if I can create one-of-a-kind nurseries on a budget and the answer is always, YES!! Here is a very cute Grey and Yellow nursery that we just designed with the affordable modern Mercer Crib. I love the stripe wall with the simple bedding and the yellow sheet to tie in the pop of color.
Above the changing table the client built their own shelving and reframed their childhood artwork with a yellow matte to personalize the nursery. The adorable 123 wall organizer adds a unique look to what would have been a bare corner. The cute stuffed animals and books add more colors and a little whimsy to the room!
Best of all, you can create this nursery on your own by visiting Gaga Designs or hire Shalena Smith for an in-home or telephone consultations to create your special nursery. Various design packages are available to meet your budget and needs.
I got an updated bedding book today from Bella Notte! I love working with their unique fabrics in my nursery and kids rooms. My clients love this line so much that we also order it for their master bedrooms. Velvets, satins, laces, linens, and silks… Putting all the different textures together and designing something special for my clients is the best part of my job! Adding buttons, bows, quilting, ruffles, layers, embroidery… sky is the limit for what you can create for your dream room!
As this year comes to an end, I hope that you use the next 24 hours to reflect on all your blessings of the past. Good or bad, God brought you to it and got you through it! This year we have grown and developed into the people we are today and for that we should give Him praise! Looking back, I see why God chose me to carry certain burdens and I thank Him for that. Looking forward, I can see that He’s entrusted me with a platform to continue to carry out the assignments He has given me.
What are you thankful for?
As I pray, I can’t even think about moving forward without searching my heart and I ask you to do the same. There’s a scripture, Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” that comes to mind. This next year don’t just be the person you proclaim to be with your lips but actually have a change of heart that will come out through your actions. I searched my heart and I found unforgiveness and so I addressed that immediately… just last night! I also have a heart that wants to live a life without fear, serving and loving others as much as I can.
What’s in your heart?
I now feel prepared and ready for what’s to come this next year! I am stronger, I am wiser, and I am loved immensely by a God who is for me! Read that one more time because I wrote it for your spirit to receive too!
Happy New Year everyone! From my the bottom of my heart I wish you good health, love, prosperity, peace and joy every single day!!!
Visit Gaga Designs to see products featured in both Tamera’s Napa Valley and Los Angeles Nursery!
Yours truly was on the Tia & Tamera show last night designing my latest celebrity nursery that I titled, Angels in the Outfield! If you missed it check your TV guide listing for the episode titled, “Tussle and Flow” on Style Network.
The look and feel of this nursery was accomplished by using one of the best bedding companies in the business, Bella Notte Linens! I wanted the room to be soft and angelic so I worked with David to create a sky mural and the baseball chandelier gave it the finishing touch! This room was created with LOVE, as all my nurseries are because I truly love what I do! The nursery wouldn’t be completed without the comfy Angel Song glider and custom American-made furniture that is built to grow up with baby Aden.
I’ll post more pictures of the room in the near future. I just didn’t want to keep you waiting on the product details.
How on earth are we suppose to keep up with all this social media?
More and more things are added to my plate daily I finally started blogging after years of fighting it and NOW I have to start a “Vlog”! I can’t pretend to be fancy and act like I really know what I’m getting myself into but I guess I’ll give it a try. Over the next few months hopefully I’ll figure this “video blogging” stuff out!
With all that being said, I would like to officially introduce you to my YouTube Channel. Please share and subscribe.
Here’s a look at two of my most recent videos… Let the fun begin!!! HA! xo SS
First I want to say congratulations to Tamera and Adam on their first born son Aden! The minute Tamera texted me a picture of Aden I was so thankful that he finally arrived safely into our world. A few days later I saw him smiling and laying in his crib that we installed and I felt so blessed to have been the designer that Adam and Tamera chose to create their dream nursery. All the hard work really pays off when it’s reward is a healthy baby and happy family!!
When Tamera hired me, her wish was for her sons nursery to look comfortable and personalized. I had an amazing interview with sweet Danielle Datu over at MyStyle about the fun personal details of designing the Napa Valley Nursery. Check it out when you can!
I love the star sconces and the chandelier on this side of the room. The other side of the room is just as beautiful with the striped wallpaper we installed and unique wall plaques. And of course the room wouldn’t be complete without this custom built-to-last changing table. We’re offering 20% off all the pieces Tamera used in her nursery to help you get the nursery of your dreams too! Use coupon code: BABY20 to receive your discount.
The sweet antique pieces that made this room come together are the items that the couple already had. I did, however, find a few cute additions to add.
The most comfy spot in the room is this yummy chair and ottoman by Angel Song. The lovely and soft throw blanket is by one of my favorite brands Barefoot Dreams. As I write this blog I’m snuggled up in one of their amazing throw blankets
Watch Tia and Tamera’s show to see the reveal of her Napa Valley and Los Angeles nurseries that I had a blast designing! Tune in to The Style Network every Tuesday evening at 9 /8C to watch Tia & Tamera. I’ll be having a Tia & Tamera viewing party over the next few weeks! Any excuse for me to get together with my friends and family, it’s going to be so much fun! xo