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Best of Atticmag 2013

Royal Copenhagen 2013 Christmas table - Royal Copenhagen via Atticmag

A baker’s dozen of our most popular posts in 2013.

Before Allison and I head off on our annual holiday break (we return Jan. 6) I wanted to look back at the most popular Atticmag posts for this year. For that metric I used pin-love — between 500 and 5000 pins. Topping the list is Custom Kitchen Cabinet Ideas 2 [above] which focused on special features that give added value to a kitchen. The other twelve should also provide good browsing —  click on the link or the photo to see the post. These standouts indicate a strong emphasis on practicality and making our homes more functional and comfortable.… Continue Reading


Built-in Cabin Bed

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A custom wooden hut encloses a fanciful painted built in bed for sleep and play.

It’s hard to believe our first grandchild recently had his first birthday.  He’s growing out of his gender-neutral nursery by the minute, so my daughter and I started a folder of possible “big boy” beds, with this clever built in bed among them.  While neither of us have a slanted ceiling to work with (Gigi’s house needs a big boy bed too), this one strikes my fancy.  It’s enclosed, for the most part, like a toddler bed but unlike regular toddler beds, it keeps the sleeping area dark, which may be suited for sleeping past sunrise.… Continue Reading


Red White and Blue Boy Bedrooms

boy bedroms - red white and blue boys bedroom with horizontal stripe wall - I Heart Organizing via Atticmag

Boy bedrooms based on this color trio are adaptable to any age and don’t always suggest a theme.

Decorating boy bedrooms can be a little daunting when you don’t want to fall into the current trend or end up with a themed room.  But a personal space that grows with the lad from toddler to teen can be easily achieved. With a few tweaks of bedding, floor coverings and artwork these three examples could easily go from nursery to the college years.  Horizontal stripes are often used in nurseries for a fresh and playful look.  In this shared bedroom, the hand-painted wall design is repeated in the pillow shams and headboards.… Continue Reading


Hand Painted Nursery Wall Designs

nursery wall designs - custom hand painted alphabet nusery wall mural - Project Nursery via Atticmag

Custom hand painting is perfect way to individualize nursery wall designs.

Mr. Shops and I are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Grandbaby #2.  While I helped my daughter decorate her Eclectic Gender-Neutral Nursery, my son and his family settled many miles away.  I was asked for artwork suggestions, and Mr. Shops went to Chicago for a few days to help paint. While Baby E’s room was simply painted, the owners of these nurseries had the time and talent to elaborate their ideas. Inspired by their lettered crib bedding, this alphabet mural was created on the computer, projected on the wall, then the letters were hand painted.… Continue Reading


Eclectic Gender-Neutral Nursery

cabana tablecloth Anthropologie and Creative Co op birdcage chandelier

We’ve created a space the baby will enjoy and one decorated to be in harmony with the rest of the house.

We’re having a baby boom at Atticmag, and it all started a few weeks ago with the Sophisticated Safari Nursery our pal Brandy created for little Blake.  This nursery is near and dear to my heart, as it belongs to our first grandchild.  You may recall several past posts featuring DD2’s home but the nursery is by far the room we have had the most fun creating.  In keeping with the rest of her home, DD2 wanted to use a mix of clean-lined modern and vintage pieces with a punch of bright color. … Continue Reading


Sophisticated Safari Nursery

safari theme nursery with paper mache trophy animals

A child’s room designed for growth and exploration.

We’re having a baby boom at Atticmag, and our first new mom-to-be is Brandy O.  You may remember her guest post Rugs in Morocco.  I’ve known her long enough to believe there is nothing she cannot do.  Expecting her first child in July, Brandy began by painting the walls of the baby’s room with Sherwin Williams Pavilion Beige, the trim SW Irish Cream and she ordered a hand-forged Millbrook crib from Restoration Hardware.  After deciding on a “sophisticated safari” nursery (no overload of animals), she went to work creating three papier-mâché trophies.… Continue Reading