Joni Lay

Joni Lay
As a mother to three girls, Joni Lay is an expert on life with little people. She has a passion for creating dreamy, inspired spaces that are kid friendly, but not juvenile, that adults and children alike will enjoy. Her blog, Lay Baby Lay, is filled with inspiration for simple do-it-yourself projects, thoughtfully curated ideas for children's rooms and playrooms, and a dose of her experience throughout the crazy but wonderful journey of being a mother. Her hope is to leave her readers inspired and equipped to make their homes bright and happy spaces where their families can grow and thrive. Joni lives in Atlanta with her husband, Chip, and their three daughters Vivi, Brigette, and their newest little addition, Ellie James.

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Dream Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel can be a major undertaking, but when it’s done well, it can have a huge positive impact on the home and the family. Joni Lay, who writes the design and DIY blog Lay Baby Lay, had a kitchen with a good dose of charm, but it wasn’t keeping up with her growing […]
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A Backyard Makeover Fit for Kids

We’ve been watching Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay slowly, but surely turning her backyard into something truly special. Her backyard makeover began with adding a patio and pergola to her backyard. Then Joni turned an old, unused shed into a magical backyard playhouse for her two little girls. And now, for our Patio Style Challenge series, we’ve returned […]
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Fall Decorating Ideas in Black and White (With a Bit of Orange)

It’s hard to believe that Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay hasn’t done much fall decorating up until now. You certainly wouldn’t know that looking at the distinctive fall decorating ideas she shows off in her living room all dressed up for the season. Joni is one of the style bloggers of note we invited to participate […]
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An Amazing Kids’ Playhouse Built from an Old Backyard Shed

Here’s a story about a kids’ playhouse that’s a lot like the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Ugly Duckling. You know the story– a homely little duckling matures into a beautiful swan. In this case a rather unattractive old tool shed is transformed into an absolutely magical playhouse that would be the dream of any […]
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Backyard Patio Ideas: A Pergola, DIY Decor and Family Fun

If you don’t have a patio, build one! Add a pergola over your new patio, and the decoration possibilities are endless.  Blogger Joni Lay was just brimming with backyard patio ideas… even though she didn’t actually have a patio. That made it a cinch we should invite her to join our Patio Style Challenge. We […]
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