Children's Room Art Inspiration

Hi there friends,
I wanted to share a few of my favorite paintings I’ve done lately along with ways to incorporate them into your kid’s room or nursery.
A fun, original piece of art is a great place to start when decorating a room! This post is for you if you’re currently in the design process!!
If you’re interested in any of my art that say “Available,” please email me at 

Airplane Themed Nursery/ Boy’s Room

Aeroplane painting.jpg

“Aeroplane,” silver metal leaf and acrylic on canvas, 12×16″ — Available! $160

Curtains: Bed Bath & Beyond | Airplane comforter: Walmart | Airplane Mobile: Viv + Rae Ellis | Crib Sheets: Bed Bath & Beyond | Airplane Ride-On: Crate & Barrel | Blanket: AHA Life

Butterfly Themed Nursery/ Girl’s RoomButterfly painting.jpg
This one’s even more stunning in real life! “You Give Me Butterflies,” mixed media (watercolor and gold color metal leaf), 10×14″ — Available! $97+shipping

Butterfly Candle: Michael Aram | Velvet glider: One King’s Lane (on a good sale!) | Butterfly Chandelier: Monique Lhuillier for PB Kids |Butterfly Mirror: PB Kids | Wall butterflies: PB Kids | White and Gold Sheets: Lilly Pultzer PB Teen | Gold crib sheets: Buy Buy Baby

Duck Themed Nursery/ Gender Neutral Kids RoomDucky.jpg
“Ducky,” watercolor, 10×14″ — Available $60 + shipping

Faux Silk Curtains: JC Penny | Faux Snakeskin Table Lamp: Target | Vine Sheets: Nordstrom Rack | Silk Quilted Throw: Bloomingdales | Glider: Khol’s 

Pink Peonies Themed Nursery/ Girl’s Roompeonies.jpg
This is a specially embellished, one of a kind print based on my painting “Pink Peonies,” print on paper with gold paint accents. 1/20, but each is different! Roughly 11×16″ — Available $40 + shipping

Cloud Rug: BlueFly | Gold and Cream Pillow: Walmart | Duvet: Urban Outfitters | Gold Striped Sheets: PB Teen 

Deer Themed Nursery/ Gender Neutral Kids Room
precious deer.jpg
“Oh Deer!” original sold, embellished prints available, $40 + shipping.

Cozy Blanket: Walmart | Pair of High Faux Bois Table Lamps: Safaviah at Houzz| Floor Lamp: Joss & Main | Cowhide Rug: Bed Bath & Beyond | Tree Lamp w/ Owl: Joss & Main 

decor inspo: blue island and mantel

mantel copy

Compromise. It’s part of what makes the world go ’round. At least it feels that way.

Beckett and I have very different taste so when we moved into our new house and I started talking about painting the old ugly oak cabinets he immediately wanted dark colors. He prefers black, dark brown, deep hues of burgundy, and bright blue. His design aesthetic is sometimes modern, sometimes traditional.

I like things brighter, lighter, and a little luxe. I like the clean feel of a white room, but I’m not in love with the 2016 all white everything trend, but I like things bright. I like a little color mixed with unexpected accents.

The mantel and kitchen is our mix– our perfectly imperfect home decor balance.

A lot of work went into getting the kitchen to this point and it’s still far from done.
If you have a house that needs a little help like I did, maybe this list will help give you ideas of where to start.

Order of projects to DIY an ugly kitchen into 2017:

  1. scrape the popcorn ceiling
  2. paint the ceiling (mine is taupe).
  3. mark cabinet doors so you now where they go
  4. take off the hinges (and label them… I made the mistake of not labeling and it took me hours to get the hinges back to normal since not all of them were exactly the same… it was a pain in the you-know-what)
  5. take off cabinet hardware (that I added soon after we moved in because it drives me nuts to not have drawer pulls).
  6. clean doors and lightly sand
  7. use bonding primer to prime doors
  8. tape off the floors and walls
  9. prime, and paint the frames of the cabinets with your enamel paint (that just means its semi- or gloss paint).
  10. paint the cabinet doors with 2 coats of your paint.
  11. let dry for one day.
  12. add hardware back on
  13. paint walls and built-ins in living room/kitchen area.
  14. tile over existing fireplace tile.
  15. paint mantel and kitchen island blue!
  16. add “shiplap” to the kitchen island to give it some interest/texture.
  17. wallpaper above mantle.
  18. replace repulsive kitchen light fixture.

blue kitchen island with white peremeter cabinets diy shiplap copy

Still on my list:

  • get new counters
  • upgrade faucet
  • fix garbage can pull out (it opens randomly and I can’t figure out why!)
  • resurface the kitchen table.
  • add corbels to the island as a countertop support.
  • replace appliances when they die (and that could be sooner than we hope). 😐
    arrange roses copy

    Beckett got me these beautiful roses and I couldn’t help but take a picture to show them & him off <3 thank you, babe!

When the whole project is done I’ll post a before and after, sound good?

Until then, let me know if you have any questions about what type of paint to use or other questions related to my projects!



you need this if…


As you know, I love sharing my #ootds and the best deals on x, y, or z, but today I want to share something that I find super useful as a new mom.


Not that clothing isn’t useful. It is. It covers our bday suits, but you know what I mean, right? 🙂


Anyway, NursElet is a brand for breastfeeding moms + babies. They came up with a handy little product that works as a bracelet and as a way to hold up your shirt as you feed your little one. Check out all the different styles!


(I’m actually covered up, people so don’t freak out)

The bracelet/shirt holder can also serve as a reminder to feed that little one. Wolfie hasn’t needed a reminder lately because I can assure you… he’ll tell me when he’s hungry, but I could see how it would be a helpful reminder to a mom of a newborn.

I could also see this being used by a mom who’s using formula because it would be a handy way to keep a shirt up while doing skin-on-skin time.


I wear a lot of fuzzy sweaters in the winter or long shirts and I can’t tell you how difficult it is (without the NursElet) to keep those chunky sweaters out of Wolfgang’s face while I feed him. Not only are the sweaters in his little face annoying for him, but they’re also scary for me because I can’t always tell if he is getting enough air. :/


If you are breastfeeding, going to have a baby, or know that you’ll be going to a baby shower sometime soon, you’ll want to grab a few of these because they are something every new mom needs but doesn’t know it yet. It’s like one of those nose sucker contraptions for babies… you didn’t know what you were missing until you tried it! Seriously.


NursElet also has nursing scarves that make conspicuous feedings a lot easier, adorable unisex polkadot crib sheet + changing cover, burp cloths, headbands, and swaddles. In addition, they’ll soon have cute hats on their site like the one pictured here on Wolfgang.

I love the little tie top of the hat!


One last note about this brand. They are made in the SF bay area in Cali. I appreciate that these products are made in the USA!

Let me know if you have any questions and I can send them on to NursElet.



This post is brought to you by NursElet, but as always all opinions are my own. The “bracelet” really is a lifesaver!

black x tan

Blouse: J Crew | Skirt: Leif, sold out (similar here and here) | Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff | Tote: Kate Spade outlet, similar here in a gorgeous Blush and here in black
Up until yesterday it’s been exceptionally hot here in MN and this outfit beats the heat. The black silk is great because it doesn’t show sweat and the skirt is flowy and doesn’t stick like some skirts do. 
In other news, I finally finished painting our dining room! I shared w picture earlier on Instagram, but here it is again. I love this green we painted the walls after moving in, but it was never supposed to stay plain green. Last week I finally decided what else to do over the green (I was debating between darker green and a bronze/gold color) and I settled on the bronze– partly because I already had it and partly because I have always loved gold colored things. I like how it turned out, but realize it’s not everyone’s style. I’m dreading repainting though if we decide to sell the house sometime in the future. But maybe I’ll just leave it? Idk, what do you think?