The controversy over finding out the sex of your baby before it’s born is such a toughie; I can totally relate to both sides. True, knowing the baby’s sex would greatly help you plan for the event and with all the unknown challenges coming your way, why add an extra curveball? On the other hand, surprises are awesome. Plus, this nursery design from Johann made me realize that maybe there are more pre-birth decisions one can make than I would expect, which might sway me toward not knowing. I am far from this dilemma, but I will definitely keep this nursery in mind. A designer by trade, Johann decided that since his baby would be born this year, the Chinese year of the Tiger, he would play with tiger-related colors and imagery in interesting ways. Unsurprisingly, his resulting designs are unique and impeccable; the bright orange is fantastic! I think a boy or girl would be equally at home here. Great work, Johann, and congrats on your son/daughter to be! — Kate
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In keeping with the bright orange color scheme, I had to share these amazing bar stools from Alli at Bird Dog Press. Alli’s letterpress designs exhibit an equally fun sense of color, so it’s not a huge stretch that she went with tangerine and cherry red for these stools. The bright colors perfectly contrast with the industrial metal material, and while most people would consider reupholstering the original stools, I love that Alli decided to replace the cushions with swiveling tractor seats — very clever. The colors look great in her kitchen, and I’m pretty sure those stools never had it so good sitting pretty in their new shiny coats. Great transformation, Alli!