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39 Ideabooks by Lauren Hufnagl
Guest Picks: A Pair of Pears for the Nursery
One of my favorite ways to find inspiration for a design board is to start with a piece of artwork and go from there. When I came across this lovely painted pear in some of my favorite colors, I knew wanted to design a whole nursery around it. I pulled...
Guest Picks: Juice Up Your Rooms With Fruit-Inspired Designs
Citrus and fruit design motifs seem to be everywhere right now. The colors are so bright and colorful, and the imagery is fresh and energizing — perfect for summer. There are so many ways to add this trend to your home: artwork, rugs, pillows, planters,...
Guest Picks: ‘Glamping’ in the Nursery
Mix rustic wood with gold glimmers and plush textiles to make your baby girl’s room feel like a chic adventure
My nursery designs are often inspired by a piece of artwork, and this space is no exception. When I came across the camp-themed print in the first photo, I fell in love with its modern graphic design and fresh blush, navy and orange color palette. All...
Guest Picks: Recipe for a Sweet — But Not Too Sugary — Girl's Room
There are a lot of nursery designs out there, but the tweens and teens often get the short end of the stick. I’ve found that for this age group, a mix of adult and kids’ decor is a must to bridge the gap between the two worlds. And while bright, fun...
Guest Picks: Decor to Send Your Child’s Imagination Soaring
No battery-powered screens here. These low-tech, high-charm choices for a kids’ room require the power of mental creativity
I have always believed that the perfect kids’ room sparks the imagination. Bright, playful colors and patterns, an abundance of whimsy and fun, and thoughtfully chosen toys and decor can help whisk your little one away into a daydream world of lions...
Guest Picks: Camp Out in the Nursery
Truth be told, you’ll be spending many nights camping out in your child’s nursery. So why not take the decor all the way with a fun camp-inspired look? It’s one of my favorite nursery themes that can work for boys and girls alike. To keep things...
Guest Picks: Nursery Finds to Energize and Inspire
When the new year rolls around, I always find myself craving fresh, bright, invigorating colors for my home. I came across a striking rug on Etsy that combined traditional kilim patterns with a fun color palette and thought it would be perfect for a brilliantly...
Guest Picks: A Little Adventurer's Room
One thing I definitely want to inspire in my children is a sense of adventure. I want them to go out in the world and discover new places, people and things. And what better way to plant the seed than to decorate one of the places where they spend the...
Guest Picks: European Flair for Kids' Rooms
Give a child's bedroom a taste of Europe with playful but sophisticated accessories, furniture pieces and artwork
I love European children's spaces: the way they seamlessly combine both modern and vintage pieces, pair playfulness with sophistication, and mix clean white surfaces with colorful accents and warm wood tones. Here are 20 of my favorite pieces to get the...
Guest Picks: 5 Fresh Entryway Themes
I have serious entryway envy. I have a teeny tiny "foyer," and there isn't even room for a hook for your jacket, let alone furniture and accessories. But just in case I eventually purchase a larger home, I've been storing up ideas for a fun and functional...
Guest Picks: Create a Cozy Space for Fall
Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The crisp and cool air, crunching leaves and golden hues make me want to curl up by a warm fire and read a good book (perhaps while sipping apple cider). Even though that's probably not going to happen with my toddler...
Guest Picks: Dreaming of a Laundry Room
Right now my washer and dryer are in my dungeon of a basement, complete with crumbling walls, concrete floors and rafters for a ceiling. But someday I hope to have a real laundry room! Whether that involves renovating my current home or means that I have...
Guest Picks: Circus-Inspired Nursery
Don't worry, no creepy clowns here! I came across the gorgeous print below on Etsy and fell in love with the colors of the festive circus tent. It would be the perfect palette for a gender-neutral nursery or kids' room. Paired with warm wood tones, fun...
Guest Picks: Gone 'Glamping'
My husband is the outdoorsy type, but me, not so much. He'd love to go camping this summer, but my idea of camping is slightly different from his. As a kid, my family would go in a camper complete with running water, a shower, toilet and television. We...
Guest Picks: 19 Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Faves
No country-cute crochet here. These kitchen furnishings and accessories have streamlined, graphic appeal while still conveying warmth
After a lot of hard work, the kitchen is the last main room in my house that needs to be updated. My thoughts have turned towards tea towels, countertops, tables and figuring out just what look I'm after. I know that I'd like a warm, rustic look with...