Friday, December 30, 2011

The Perfect Nursery for Any Southern Belle!

When I saw photos of Molly Kathryn's room I knew I had to feature it on the blog! It is fun and bright yet still very classic. I have to admit I am a huge fan of the lime green and pink combination! It would be a perfect fit for any soon-to-be southern belle.
Molly's Inspiration- Ultimately Bryan and I wanted a very girly room (hence all the hairbows hanging on the wall!), but not one that was pink-pink-pink, so we were thrilled to wind up with the lime green paint, and green and pink bedding. We've also tried to be very space conscious as well as leaving room to grow - we want open space on the walls for new pictures to be hung in the future as well as plenty of space for toy storage!
 How sweet is this baby girl!?

Vendor list:
  • Crib- Munire Safe Side Morgan Crib 
  • Furniture- Munire "Rockport" in white
  • Swivel Glider-  Best Chairs "Nepal" in "Pink Rose"
  • Bedding- Hoohobbers in "Green Versailles" 
  • Diaper bag-found at Daisy Baby (Bethesda, MD)
  • Mirror & Picture Frames-Pottery Barn
  • Toychest-Land of Nod 
Big thanks to Molly for sharing her gorgeous nursery with us. Molly Katherine is going to enjoy this beautiful space for years!

    Thursday, December 22, 2011

    Classic Nautical Nursery

    When I saw Stacie's photos of baby Bennett's nursery, I knew I had to share her design with you all. I love this classic nautical look. I think any baby could grow with this design and it is completely timeless.

    Stacie's Inspiration:
    As soon as I found out we were having a baby I knew I wanted to do a costal themed nursery. I grew up on the water in south Florida and have always had a passion for anything relaxing with a coastal feel. We also knew we didn't want to go for the "baby" look that you typically find in a nursery. I wanted to create a soothing and relaxed enviornment that both my husband I would enjoy sitting in on a day to day basis with our son. We used soothing sea colors and a lot of neutrals to give a calming effect in the room. The coastal theme was incorporated by adding a few key nautical pieces without going too overboard and making it too "babyish.' My favorite part of the nursery are the international flag codes painted on canvas above the crib!! These spell out my son's initials, "BMT", for Bennett Michael Thompson. I thought it was a unique way to have his name above the crib and also tie in the costal/nautical theme at the same time.

    Here is a list of the pieces in the room and where they were purchased from:
    • Crib- Munire Chloe Collection
    • Changing Table- Bargain Babies Consignment Shop in Simpsonville, SC
    • Glider-  Factory Furniture in Mauldin, SC (Best Chair Company)
    • Side Table- Home Goods (Bathroom section)
    • Swing Shelf- Pottery Barn Kids
    • Red antique wooden beach chair- Kids Consignment Sale
    • Decor pieces- Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, and kid consignment sales
    • Fisherman Lamp- Pottery Barn Kids
    • Canvas Flags are homemade
    • Woven Rug- Lowes
    • Woven Baskets- Target
    • Curtains- Target (White Sailcloths)
    • Paint Colors: Benjamin Moore: Spring Break (Turquosise Color) and Valspar: Antique (tan color). White chair railing was added.
    Make sure you check out Stacie's blog HERE!!

    Saturday, December 10, 2011

    Ahoy it's a boy! Nautical Nursery Ideas

    When I found out mister baby was a boy I automatically knew he was going to have a nautical themed nursery. Lately I have seen nautical themed nurseries and boy's rooms everywhere! I wanted to share some of my favorite nautical accessories that are perfect for any captain's quarters.

    I love everything about this adorable nautical boys room featured in the July issue of  House and Home in 2009.  I think the design is flawless.

    It was designed by Anne Hepfer. This seaside-inspired interior is to die for!! I doubt the products are still available but just in case:
    Beds- Robert Lighton/British Khaki
     Flags, bedding-The Land of Nod
     Rug-Madeline Weinrib 
    Zigzag pillows- Y&Co
    Rope pillows-Williams-Sonoma.

    This lordes sanchez whales pillow cover is only $34 at West Elm!

    These would be so perfect on a bookshelf in a nautical nursery!! And they are only $12 at Urban Outfitters! What a steal.

    I love hanging fun mobiles from the ceiling! This fun fish mobile will help give your nursery a whimsical focal point. Check out Babyjives on Etsy.

    This awesome print is available on Etsy here.

    These bottles would be a perfect addition to any nautical nursery bookshelf.

    I love this personalized sailboat from Pottery Barn Kids.

    I think these Thomas Paul Outdoor Pillows would add a great pop of color on a navy blue recliner or glider. 

    This gorgeous Fisherman table lamp is a great addition to any little sailor's room!

    Friday, December 9, 2011

    Designed With Love: Soothing Boy's Nursery

    We want to give a HUGE thank you to Laurie for sharing photos of her ADORABLE nursery! We absolutely love it. Her use of pale neutral colors creates the perfect calm and quiet retreat for her and  baby Davis.

    Crib- Baby's Dream Legendary flat top crib in espresso
    Bedding- Serena and Lily Dylan three-piece crib set
    Glider- Rome Glider 
    Artwork, cornice board and light fixture made by Laurie's mom.

    Laurie's Nursery Vision:
    I had envisioned, when I was pregnant, a calm, quiet retreat for me and the baby. I knew I wanted blue and white paneled walls and I thought that I wanted white furniture. I found his bedding at Serena and Lily and just adored it... I thought "this is the only time that I can decorate his room 'baby' because before long he will want sports and dinosaurs on his walls like most little boys do"... that fabric was perfect. I fell in love, in LOVE with the Baby's Dream, Legendary collection, I was looking for white furniture though. I probably visited the store at least 10 times and always gravitated to that crib, I remember sitting in what is now his glider in the store pondering a decision. I knew I had to have it and I am so glad I went with the darker wood.  It is so PERFECT in his room and so classic, it will never go out of style! He will have the furniture for a long time. As many times as I sat in the glider, I knew I had to have it too, so I had one more desicion to make... what color I would get the chair in. That was an easy decision, I simply brought in a fabric swatch from his bedding and all of the associates sat down with me to decide on a material and the matching piping for the chair. He is now 10 months and I still go in his room and sit in that glider and somewhat escape... it is the most comfortable, peaceful and calm place that I have ever been. 

    Monday, December 5, 2011

    Bohemian Baby Bliss

    I discovered Rikshaw Design several months ago when I was preggo and I fell in love with this gorgeous line of baby bedding and accessories!! 

    The Rikshaw Design collection includes crib sets, pillows, and accessories, all hand block-printed on the softest Indian cotton voile. The line is easy to mix and match with coordinating prints, florals, stripes and motifs. Rikshaw Design founder and designer Catherine Fitzsimmons finds her inspiration from Indian block-printing and she brings the compelling color combinations and charming imperfections of block printing to her incredible collection here in the states. Check our all of her gorgeous creations HERE!!

    Thursday, December 1, 2011

    Bright, Bold, and Beautiful!

    I am a huge fan of Hoohobbers crib bedding! I love the fact that Hoohobbers uses boxed bumpers and long ties on their bumpers! My first bedding set was flimsy and never looked like it fit the crib. After changing to a Hoohobbers set I am a huge advocate of boxed bumpers. They are easy to clean, fit the crib perfectly, and they are nice and firm.

    They just came out with a new set of bright and bold crib bedding! I think the new "burst" collection is gorgeous. My favorite is the seagrass but honestly I love them all! I am a huge Gamecock fan but I have to admit the orange set would be great for Clemson or Gator fans.

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