Thursday, July 30, 2009

Strolling the Globe...

Alice in Wonderland statue - New York's Central Park

Does your child's ABCs represent Amsterdam, Buenos Aires and Chicago?.. why not? Check out the website of distinguished stroller manufacturer, bugaboo, for a special section dedicated to child-friendly daytrip itineraries for cities all over the globe. Their functional products and these creative travel tid-bits coincide with their mission statement, part of which is: bugaboo increases freedom of movement and makes mobility flexible, simple...

Exploring with your family locally & abroad cultivates a worldly appreciation, but most importantly reminds everyone of the joys of home!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Print Model...

Brands do lots of scouting and pay lots of money to secure the perfect stylist for ad campaigns and catalogs, so why not take some of their cues and duplicate outfits and compositions for your own family photos? Some of the most adorable and natural expressions are set off by surrounding your little one's in comfortable items and colors. All it takes is a couple flips through any parenting magazine or children's websites for some inspiration. Say cheese (and save some cheese while you are at it) during a fun family photo shoot at home.
Photos courtesy of JCrew & Gap Kids.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back to School...

For those of you who don't spend as much time in Home Depot as we do, here's something that might interest your little (or big) co-eds. Glidden & Home Depot have paired up to create Team Colors, a collection of paints representing every one's favorite teams from Nascar, NFL, NHL, Soccer, even Colleges! Use the "team finder" link on the website to find official shades, paint a virtual room & view rooms of fellow fans. Something else to cheer about: these paints are chip/scuff resistant, stain resistant, highly scrubbable and have a lifetime guarantee.

If you or your teammate need some pointers, here is their 4 step game plan for the perfect paint job:

Spackle holes or cracks
Make sure surface is free of flaking paint, oil, grease or dirt.
Prime with an appropriate GLIDDEN® Evermore™ primer for your project.

Use a 1/4"or 3/8" nap roller and a nylon or polyester brush/paint pad.

Stir Glidden® Evermore™ paint thoroughly.
"Cut in" 3" to 4" border around edges, doors and window frames.
Use roller to fill in walls with even strokes, going in the same direction.
Paint woodwork last, using even strokes.

Easily clean up hands and tools with warm, soapy water.
Clean any spills right away with damp cloth.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Night to Day...

Picking out a crib marks a meaningful time for expecting parents. After all, many of nights in the near future will be spent with your baby around this comforting and protective piece of furniture. So when your little one outgrows this heirloom, don't ditch it in your attic. While shopping for your crib, pick one with a removeable gate (or with a toddler bed conversion option) to create a stylish daybed to use in any room in the house. Daybeds have become the rage in boutique hotels and chic lounges. We liked the bones of this Monterey Crib from Poshtots and could picture a slew of rustic modern pillows piled high to create a great seating nook for curling up with tea or a book.

Or layer tone on tone natural colored pillows with varying textures for a beautiful and breezy looking daybed like we spotted on Country Living's website. (and for a luxurious touch, add a canopy - how romantic!)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Survey Says...

This blog is a wonderful opportunity for us to pass along bits and pieces of things we admire from the design world , but our true passion is creating unique, whimsical spaces for children & family rooms.

What sets bundle apart from other custom design services is our approach... We start by having clients fill out our lifestyle survey, with questions such as:

What is your favorite children's book?

What songs/artists are considered family favorites?

What are some of your most cherished family memories?

Curious what we can create with your responses? Our mission will shine through in every detail: create a space inspired by your family's life and loves!

We are ready to help when you need us! Themes, colors, & furniture/accessory suggestions will arrive at your door in an adorable bundle and provide a tailored plan for those who want to “nest” on their own but want an original, creative & inspired plan from a design consultant.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Prep Rally...

The next time you throw a party for your little one, send the guests home with some custom swag! Check out this adorable "Paint your own Polo" Party kit by Ralph Lauren, a perfect opportunity for kid's to express their creativity, parent's to promote individualism and to top it all off... 10% of the sale price is donated to benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Pediatric Art program. Celebrate art & create a beautiful day for someone!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Key to Great Design...

We always mention products on this blog by our favorite tastemakers, Serena & Lily, but today our sights were on their expert catalog styling. The Moroccan Key pattern painted on the back wall of this catalog excerpt is a great DIY project for anyone looking for a unique alternative to a typical wall mural. Stencils of your favorite motif (i.e. paisley, flower, animal) can easily be cut from large pieces of cardstock found at any craft store. Tone on tone paint colors look very sophisticated or up the playfulness by using two bright coordinating colors.