Category Archives: Décor

Our Little Family of Five

March 2, 2017

On January 29, we became a family of five with the birth of Miss Emilia (can’t forget Belle, our pup!). This sweet girl’s life has been well documented so far (evidenced here in her ‘one month’ update post), but we didn’t have a single photo of the four or five of us! My sweet and insanely talented friend, Courtney (of Courtney Leigh Photography) came over two weeks ago, when Emi was 2.5 weeks old, and took family photos for us, and I couldn’t be happier to have these! Unsurprisingly, Emi slept through the entire thing, but woke at the very end, desperate for milk (side note: nursing in a car in a dress is an interesting feat!). 

Below you’ll find a million photos, and believe me, I did my best to narrow them down! She sent a ton, and it took me ages to narrow down my favorite 50-or-so. So without further adieu, here are the updated Petrovic family photos! read more

Emi’s ‘Oh Joy’ Inspired Nursery

January 25, 2017

Baby Girl Nursery Bright Modern Project Nursery Oh Joy Inspired Mixed Print Snapshots and My ThoughtsWe’re in the final stretch of my pregnancy now, with less than 9 days until we get to meet baby Emilia (or Emi, as we always call her). Although I started working on her nursery months ago (I was so anxious for a new decorating project!), I only put the finishing touch on the room this past Monday. I’m excited to share the photos on the blog today! read more

Destiny’s Baby Sprinkle

December 4, 2016

Baby Sprinkle Girl Creative Shower Real Sprinkles Invitation on Snapshots and My Thoughts by Ailee PetrovicYesterday, I threw one of my best friends, Destiny, a baby sprinkle to celebrate the impending arrival of her sweet baby girl (and also her 25th birthday!). The shower was at Sweet Paris’ CityCentre location, and despite the weather outside being frightful, the atmosphere inside was seriously delightful (ode to one of my favorite Christmas carols). Destiny’s mom flew in from Las Vegas for the shower, and it was so nice getting to celebrate with Baby Thompson’s Nana there too!

We ate crêpes, decorated cupcakes, guessed Baby T’s arrival date, took photos in front of the sprinkle backdrop, watched as Destiny opened one adorable baby item after another, and had wonderful conversations amongst old and new friends. I love baby showers!

Destiny and I met last summer and quickly became good friends. We both have 2.5 year olds, Truman and Isla, who are also best friends, and I love seeing them together, as Isla always lights up when she sees her pal. Destiny is one of the most sweet, considerate, and thoughtful people I’ve ever met, and we wanted to show her how loved and appreciated she is. The group of ladies  at the shower definitely filled the room up! 

There were a lot of talented ladies who helped me pull off the sprinkle, and I’ll start with the invitations, which were created by Papellerie (the same gals who did our wedding suite and Isla’s birthday invitations). I am thrilled with how they turned out – they have sprinkles in them (see video on my Instagram here). 

The gorgeous wedding cake was made by Lisa of Maple & Love, whom gave me all of our incredible travel suggestions when we went to Melbourne. It was a lemon and strawberry cake, and although I don’t eat eggs, I did totally get a bite of the icing – glad I did! 

My Cricut got a good workout, as I used it to create the bottle shapes for the Eos party favors, the ‘Guess Baby Thompson’s Birth Date’ activity and the vinyl shapes for the mylar balloons. I left the heavy duty laser cutting to Monica of Paper Flour Ink, who made wooden boards reading Oh Baby Girl that she covered in sprinkle paper. She is the best!

At a recent party I co-hosted, one of the other gals suggested we order thank you cards and pre-address/stamp the envelopes to help the mama-to-be, and I thought this was such a great idea, so I ordered pretty pink and gold thank you cards from Tiny Prints. I also ordered customized mug from Tiny Prints that read, “Sugar, spice, all things nice – that’s what Baby Thompson is made of” for the tea and coffee. Side note: I’m also obsessing over their gorgeous Holiday cards. We’ve gotten a few in the mail that are Tiny Prints, and I love them!!

My amazing friend Amanda baked cupcakes that were at each place setting, surrounded by colorful sprinkles from Layer Cake Shop. Guests got to decorate them as they wanted, then take them home (because crêpes and cakes made for fully tummies!) in boxes, which had customized birthday stickers, also from Tiny Prints. 

Meredith, the queen of creativity (hello invitation stylist!), helped me to blow up and stick all of the confetti-shaped balloons to the backdrop, which my wonderful mom sewed (Sasha DIYed the PVC pipe stand and Amanda sanded it down! Talk about a team effort!). 

I am seriously so excited to meet sweet baby Thompson. Our oldest babes are already best friends and I know that she and Emi will follow in their siblings/mom’s footsteps. It was such a joyful shower, and I would love to re-live it all over again. She deserves all of the love and attention, as she is one of the most selfless people I know. February cannot come soon enough!     

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Calligraphy & Floral Arranging Workshop at Renovate – More Coming Soon!

March 8, 2016

Ailee_Petrovic_160226_L86A2462Two Thursdays ago (where has time gone?!?), I attended a calligraphy and floral arranging workshop at Renovate, a local design, decor, and gift store (which you have to go and visit). The calligraphy portion was taught by the talented Emily Reeves; the floral arranging, by the equally amazing Kristin of The Briar Rose. I had a great time, and although it was my third calligraphy class, I learned so much. It’s amazing how each calligrapher has so many tips of their own! And Kristin’s arrangements are gorgeous (sign me up for a subscription, please!) – she walked us through the basics of forming arrangements (plus, we got that gorgeous box vase!).

I was using Snapchat throughout the evening (AileePetrovic), and I received a lot of questions about whether or not they’ll host another workshop. Thankfully, there are others soon – on Saturday, April 28 and Saturday, April 30 from 10:30am until 1pm. You can sign up here! I highly recommend taking the class! read more

Nursery Color Scheme Trends For 2016

January 13, 2016

Today, I’m bringing you a guest post written by Cassandra of AFK, an upscale children’s furniture company, based in Orange County. They have furnished many high-end clients’ nurseries, such as Mariah Carey’s (which was gorgeous!). The decor is absolutely gorgeous, and I went googley-eyed over the photos that Cassandra sent for the post. I am not pregnant, but that doesn’t mean I can’t browse different nursery themes for the future. Cassandra’s post covers key color scheme trends for 2016, and I’m loving them all (namely ‘white on white’ and ‘neutral paired’). I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I did!

Picking a color scheme for your nursery is one of the first steps in creating your dream nursery. This will help guide you when picking out nursery furniture to create a cohesive feel. Follow the post bellow for four amazing on trend color pairings for 2016.

White on White

Selected by Benjamin Moore as the color of the year, white is a complex yet subtle color. The interplay of whites and light creates nuance and subtle beauty. By choosing to pair this color with itself, your nursery will be transformed into a place of serenity.

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