As I expand my interior design practice beyond baby, this reveal could not have come at a better time. The Redpath family has been with me since 2006, the beginning of Daisy Baby! 3 kids & 4 Rooms later we are still designing together. It's been so wonderful working with Renee all these years & watching the kids grow.
Sometimes its just gotta go. Over the years I have collected so much stuff in my warehouse. Be it old floor models, mis-ships or slight dings & chips, I've got it. And for a bargain it can now be yours.
The place where I design is the most important part of our studio. So it’s gotta allow for a conducive work environment & great design space. These days, when someone enters the studio, I want them to see right away that we are a hybrid of a design firm & a children's furniture showroom. I want the design area to make a STATEMENT!
Sometimes you are given a project where you can let your talent & passion flow. Where you can envision the project & give it every bell and whistle. It's always exciting when a new baby is expected. It is even more exciting when you're expecting 2!
OK, I know in this online world, who doesn't like to have boxes delivered right to them next day or even same day. So many people want to support small local businesses. I do realize it may be a little out of your way or cost $2 more but there are so many independent business owners out there working hard to provide customers with an amazing shopping experience. So if you want to get out & shop in person, here is a list of the best independent baby stores in the tri-state area:
Has your baby outgrown those newborn diapers? What about size 1's, 2's, 3's? Any Pull-Ups hiding about? You may not know but Everly and Monet is a DC Diaper Bank drop off spot. I never realized how many families are in need of diapers.
So I'm a California Girl. Although I've been in DC for 15 years now, there are still so many local places I haven't been to & so much I haven’t seen. Thus, when my girlfriend came to town, we escaped to B-more for a quick 24 hours
I am so thrilled to be out doing more installations in client’s homes of their furniture, bedding & window treatments. It is so pretty to see it all come together. However, I am also realizing I want to leave them with beautiful art on their walls.
I was finishing up a consult with a new client the other day & as she was getting ready to leave she turned around & said that she was amazed at the large variety of vendors that we carried. She also never realized that there was someone who could help her navigate through this overwhelming baby process.
How much does all this actually cost? I get asked this question every day. And honestly the 1st question in design should be what is your budget? Well you can't build a budget if you don't know how much nursery furniture costs.
I can't believe it is the 4th year that Big City Moms will be hosting the "BIGGEST BABY SHOWER" here is DC. I will look for any reason to get down to Georgetown. If you just had a baby or getting ready to have one, this is the hottest ticket in town.
So earlier this year I made that final move with Everly & Monet and decided to implement my design services with the fee attached. I'll be honest in that it was pretty freaking scary. Of course I’ve have been doing design all these years, but charging was taking it to the next level. And I’ve always had a lot of fear around that. Would peopIe actually want to hire me for those services.
When I sit down with parents to design a big kids room, I often ask them if they've thought about a desk. They often look at me like I'm crazy --this is a 2 year old we are talking about. But "if kindergarten is the new 1st grade" your little one may be doing homework before you know it. If you gotta buy a desk, it better be cute.
Today I want to talk about life year 1 with a baby. I am so excited to feature one my clients, Rachel Pomerance Berl, as our guest blogger. A longtime journalist, she has written for The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and U.S. News & World Report.
It all started when Ever arrived. I have been helping moms & moms-to-be since 2005, way before I became a mother. I already loved being a designer with little ones in mind, but I didn’t know what it actually took to bring a new life into the world.