24 Oct

We decided to share our obsession of pumpkins with you, because they’re just too darn pretty not to. This beautiful bounty was the result of a very good pumpkin picking we recently had. Get a closer look at each, and find out what their names are, over on 100 Layer Cake. Hopefully it inspires a little trip to your local pumpkin farm patch this weekend!

Guide to heirloom pumpkins on 100 Layer Cake | photo by Scott Clark Photo | 100 Layer Cakelet

 
24 Oct

You spend most of your adult life curating your space, then baby comes into the picture. How do you fuse your style with all the baby gear and bright plastic toys out there? San Francisco Head of Expansion of Homepolish (and cool mom) Janette Crawford took the homes of some of their favorite childless clients and, just hypothetically, sketched out what it would look like for them to have a baby and still keep their great Homepolish style.

Adult-approved, baby-friendly home decor from Homepolish | 100 Layer Cakelet

For this moody, quirky and sophisticated Brooklyn space, she used items like these geometric wooden blocks (Grimm’s full line of German-made toys are always a favorite), this Saab roadster (A bit spendy, so, perfect for the grandparents’ wishlist), and this wood mobile- a work of art that could hang in any room of the house and will never go out of style. You can see more from this home’s kid-friendly makeover here.

Adult-approved, baby-friendly home decor from Homepolish | 100 Layer Cakelet

This beautiful SoHo loft’s neutral color palette is an exploration of white. To seamlessly incorporate baby things into this space, it’s all about the color story. Anything bright will stick out like a sore thumb. Janette paired this space with this baby lamb print from The Animal Print Shop’s photo series of baby animals (perfect for any nursery, right?), these balancing blocks (you could even keep these as coffee table decor!), and Jess Brown’s rag doll (made of recycled and antique textiles). You can see more from this home’s kid-friendly makeover here.

Adult-approved, baby-friendly home decor from Homepolish | 100 Layer Cakelet

The above light-filled cottage is set in LA’s Laurel Canyon. The layered textures and neutral color palette are grown-up yet carefree. That’s why these golden suede Freshly Picked moccs, denim camping tent, and wool mountain pillow work so well in this space. You can see more from this home’s kid-friendly makeover here.

One final tip from Janette: To avoid baby-gear domination, keep two things in mind: A consistent color palette, and passing the test of “Would it look good in the living room?” Because everything eventually ends up in the living room. These filters will keep everything cohesive, as well as keep your baby motif from being too cutesy.

What a fun series, right? You can follow along with the rest of the series on Homepolish.

 
23 Oct

As promised, Lauren W. Photography is here to share an easy-to-follow DIY baby’s breath flower crown tutorial for the crowns seen in this sweet mother-daughter photoshoot. They’re not as hard as you might have thought they were to make. Lauren lays it all out perfectly. Now you have no reason not to make one this weekend!

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Supplies: Baby’s Breath or desired florals (I used less than one bunch), floral wire, pliers or scissors.

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Step 1: Break off small pieces of Baby’s Breath and cut approx. 2.5 inch pieces of wire. About ten wire pieces will do to start.

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Step 2: Take two pieces of Baby’s Breath and lay them side by side. Move one piece up a little higher and secure together with floral wire.

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Step 3: Add a third piece with the base a little higher than the base of the second piece and secure with floral wire. Continue adding pieces in this fashion. Occasionally measure the florals to your head/model’s head to make sure you don’t make it too long or too short.

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Step 4: Once the crown is the right length secure the ends together with floral wire.

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

Step 5: Your crown will likely look a little patchy at this point. Fill in any bare areas with extra Baby’s Breath and try to cover the floral wire if possible.

DIY baby's breath flower crown from Lauren W Photography | 100 Layer Cakelet

If your first attempt isn’t what you expected don’t despair! Sometimes it takes a little practice. Bonus: once you’re done with the crown you can hang it as a sweet little wreath.

Thanks so much, Lauren!

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