8 Steps to Designing your Baby's Nursery
Did you just find out you are going to have a baby? Congratulations! Parenthood begins. We know your nesting instinct is probably kicking in. It’s time to settle-in and begin creating a haven for your new arrival. Designing a nursery is fun and the possibilities for color, texture and patterns are endless. But where to begin?! Our photo stylist and interior designer friend, Patti Borrelli,...
How to Create a Good Study Space for your Child
The “Back to School” lists have been printed… and maybe you’ve tackled some of the shopping already. Our Young America crew of parents loves back-to-school shopping. It’s an exciting time for your child; it’s a fresh start. And there’s something about those crispy, new folders and binders; pink and pencil-top erasers, scads of #2 pencils; countless college-ruled notebooks. We love the...
Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine - August 2012
August 2012 Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine features a Young America Mix Single Dresser in “Pink Lady: A mod nursery gives a nod to midcentury design”. Crisp, modern lines exude craftsmanship and grace, especially when paired with Young America paint colors and wood tone finishes. Shown in Cotton Candy.
DIY Craft Project: Sun Prints
If you LOVE Blue like we do, then you’ll love these bright, beautiful Sun Prints (aka: cyanotypes) for your child’s living spaces. All you need is a sunny day, a few elements of nature - handpicked from your yard or collected on a nature hike - water, and light sensitive paper. It’s a project that suits even the shortest of attention spans, your child’s or your own, with...
DIY Craft Project: Fingerpainted Monogram Wall Art
Lucky little Liam. Create a unique keepsake canvas like his for your child. It’s surprisingly easy to give your nursery or child’s bedroom some original artwork. Here’s how: Masking-tape your child’s name onto an art canvas of any size, then let the finger painting fun begin. We chose Crayola paints, but there are many other brands too. Acrylics hold up best over time....
DIY Craft Project: Painted Pots
Painting terra cotta pots is a fun way to turn an ordinary object into something extraordinary. Plants, pencils, paint brushes and pens - a pot painted by your child’s hand adds a little personality, organization and flare. Hand painted flower pots are great gift ideas for grandparents too. Terra cotta pots are readily available at your local garden center in various sizes and shapes. ...
DIY Craft Project: Tissue Paper PomPoms
Brighten up any room with these colorful Tissue Paper PomPoms. Choose your favorite color combinations, combine with them lanterns, and create varying sizes and textures for visual oomph. Girls (of all ages) will love this Young America DIY PomPom craft project. It’s easy to do and creates original, pretty room décor; they’re playful in a baby nursery too. Pick color combinations like...
Redefining the "Study Hall" for Tweens and Teens
Getting your tween or teen ready for school? An inspired bedroom with a good desk may help inspire your student to focus and learn. Create a calm and inviting “study hall” for your daughter or son with deep, rich colors and timeless furniture styles. Simple, beautiful furnishings in a brightly-lit room provide a soothing retreat. Free of distraction, you’re giving your child a...