kids rooms

Hockey Dreams


My son's crazy obsession with hockey!

Erin Fraser, Fine Arts Photographer in the Lower Mainland, specializes in creating “edgy, dark but romantic” photos. Sifting through her online portfolio (, one does indeed perceive an undercurrent of romance…each photo pulls the viewer into the emotion of the setting. And the outdoors plays a big role as a backdrop to human expression.

Along these same lines of capturing feeling in her photographs, Erin has combined her son’s obsession with hockey and her love of art and design – to fashion a room that makes Carden feel absolute joy!


Where did the idea for your son’s room transformation come from?

The design concept came from my son’s crazy obsession with hockey! I wanted to marry his love for hockey with my design tastes, to avoid having too much of a character-driven room. I loved the idea of having a classy/trendy sports theme.


Did Carden have any specific requests?

Carden’s request was to have his dad’s pro jersey hanging on the wall, and he loved the idea of a hockey stick to hold his medals.


What does he love most about his room?

I’d say his favourite part of his room is being able to use the window seat as his display for favourite players. He’s also obsessed with the Patrick Kane doll, since he loves the Blackhawks.


Oh! I should probably mention the random ring. That’s my husband’s card that's autographed with that ring. It’s the Kelly Cup ring that his team won when he was playing in the ECHL. Carden loves it because it’s his dads.

How did you learn about Homeworks Etc?

My relationship with Homeworks Etc began when I found the company (online) initially because of the hockey stick wall hanger! We followed each other on Instagram after that and I got to see the other fun sports-related design elements Jacqueline had in her store.

For more information on Erin’s photography services, check out her website at:








5 Storage Solutions for Kids Rooms


5 Storage Solutions for Kids Rooms

Not up for a DIY Project.  Here are my top 5 storage solutions that are easy and realistic to achieve for your kids room.

Kids Storage Bins at The Land of Nod

Striped Cube Storage Bins at The Land of Nod SHOP The Land of Nod

1.  Bins provide great storage for small toys and stuffed animals.


Kids Wall Shelf Storage - The Land of Nod

ZigZag Wall Shelf at The Land of Nod SHOP The Land of Nod

2.   Don't be afraid to mount a wall shelf to store your favorite kids books.

This storage solution is a great way to add a pop of color. Create your own wall display as small or as large are your storage requires.  Take up the full wall if you need to.

Kids Storage Art Caddy - The Land of Nod

Art Caddy at The Land of Nod SHOP The Land of Nod

3.  Metal Buckets are great for organizing art supplies and desk accessories.

Kids Storage Solution | Cubic Bookcase at The Land of Nod

Cubic Wide Bookcase by The Land of Nod SHOP The Land of Nod

4.  Bookcases fit collapsible storage bins.  Pull bins out with ease to play and store toys when you are done.

Messes tend to come in all shapes, sizes and volumes. Luckily, our exclusive Cubic Collection is available in multiple configurations so you can keep things squared away. It's perfect for any playroom, bedroom, living room, or any place in your house that ends in "room."

Kids Storage Wall Hooks at The Land of Nod

Arrow Wall Hook at The Land of Nod SHOP The Land of Nod

5.  Wall Hooks perfect for the bedroom or bathroom.

Wall Hook Storage for kids is perfect for backpacks, towels, and more.

How do you create great storage solutions?  I would love to hear from you.  Leave a comment below.

Wall Hooks for Nursery


Wall hooks for the nursery can be so much fun.   I love the decorative touch wall hooks add to the decor of a baby's room.   The function tops it!    Hang clothes by the change table, towels after a bath, and baby bag packed and ready to go for the next days outing.  So versatile to hang beside the bed, closet or in that little space that you just don't know how to decorate.


Homeworks Etc Personalized Wall Hooks for Nursery and Kids Rooms

Personalize a space with a child's name.  As they grow they can help Mom hang things up too.  A special space for kids to hang their stuff.

Homeworks Etc Elephant Nursery Wall Hook Unisex Room

A nice touch to add to a neutral animal themed nursery.

Homeworks Etc Boys Hockey Wall Hook for nursery and kids room

A unique hockey sport themed wall hook for a boys room.  A hockey fan in the making!  As kids grown they can hang their medals, jerseys and more.

Homeworks Etc Light Pink Bird Girls Nursery Room Wall Hook

A sweet little bird design for a baby girl's nursery.

Homeworks Etc Red Firetruck Decorative Boys Wall Hook

Perfect for the fire fighter!  Hang up their gear and get organize to play the next day.

So many themes and colors to choose from.  Mix and match to suit your style and decor!

Happy Decorating!



Benjamin Moore Paint and Kids Room Decor


Benjamin Moore has teamed up with Homeworks Etc Kids to coordinate our trendy colors with Benjamin Moore Paint to make it easy for YOU to design and decorate your baby nursery and/or kids rooms.  The colors below are used in our wall decor and accessories. Here is how we match up with Benjamin Moore:


Homeworks Etc Kids DECOR color conversion to Benjamin Moore Paint color

TOP ROW beige    HC-92  Wheeling Neutral ivory    CC-40  Cloud White white  CC-10  Ultra White rust  2094-10 Burnt Cinnamon brown  2107-40 Driftwood MIDDLE ROW light pink  2082-60 Pink Innocence dark pink  2082-50 Damask Rose lime  2140-70 Dill Pickle green  HC-121 Peale Green navy CC-932 North Sea BOTTOM ROW blue  CC-760 Northern Air red  CC-68 Lyons Red orange  CC-98 Prairie Lily lavender  2068-50 Victorian Trim charcoal  2132-20 Ebony King

Also, introducing our recommended paint colors.  Stay in touch with us on Pinterest. Follow Nursery and Kids Design's board Paint Colors on Pinterest. Browse Benjamin Moore 2014 color trends.  The NEW Neutral color palette.  These colors are beautiful for a nursery.

Benjamin Moore 2014 Trends

Look forward to mix and match colors with decor to make decorating, simple, easy and fun!