Entries Tagged as 'children'
The baby’s nursery is one of my favorite rooms in the house. It’s really teeny, so it makes it really cozy to be in. Ryan’s been using it for a “gym” and by gym I mean it has a weight bench that the cats lay on more than he does. :) Sometimes I go in there and sit and daydream about what it’s going to be like to rock our son in there. It gets the most beautiful lighting in the afternoon adding even more coziness to the space.
I’ve started doing some research but I keep going back to the same items. I may need some help making decisions! I can easily make them for clients, but have a hard time making them for myself. Which do you like best?! I’m leaning more towards option 1, but knowing me I’ll probably continue to do more research.
Using orange, blue and gray color scheme are more boyish and fun.
Option 1 Sources:
Paint (Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore)
By using the subtle mint and gray color scheme, I’ll add some personality by mixing patterns like chevron, stripes and polka dots.
Option 2 Sources:
Paint (Teresa’s Green by Farrow and Ball)
Below are the runners-up for the rocker and crib.
I love the style of this rocker, but I’m worried that it might be too deep for the space.
I love the look of this glider, but it’s just too deep. So bummed!
BabyLetto Mercer Crib
I love the look of this crib and the fact that it converts to a toddler crib, but I kept going back to the clean lines of the ikea crib. Although the storage below this crib is a bonus, I like how clean the other crib looks. Am I crazy?
Yesterday I got a call from my doctor with results from some recent bloodwork. The baby looks perfectly healthy which is a huge relief! There is also a newish blood test that can see the gender at only 15 weeks and we chose to find out. I was sitting in Penn Station in NYC coming home from a client meeting when I got the news. Not traditional by any means but I just couldn’t wait a few weeks to get the news in person! I conferenced Ryan in and the doctor told us that we’re having a healthy baby boy!
I was sitting on the steps waiting for my train to go home and I just sat there in shock. A baby boy! Now it feels more real because we can refer to the baby as “him” or “he” instead of “it”. I hope he’s as much of a mama’s boy as his daddy is! :)
I’m only 15 weeks right now but I’m a planner and I’d love to have everything chosen for the nursery pretty soon. I’m looking into having a small scale glider made because the room is so tiny and that can take up to 3 months. In the nursery plan below you can see how tiny it is! We really only have room for a crib, dresser and maybe a glider if we squeeze it in! We have overhead lighting, but I’m going to use a low lighting floor lamp for mid night feedings. We have a small radiator right under the window so I had my amazing carpenter make a shelf like this to sit on top so it can serve as a side table.
My next project that I am really excited about is revamping the closet. Right now the closet in the nursery has one shelf and one bar which really doesn’t provide enough storage especially since there won’t be much dresser storage. There is also a pipe running through the closet which is a huge eyesore. My plan for this week is to redo the insulation around the pipe, and remove the shelves. I’d like to install two shelves/bars above each other like this so we have more clothing storage. I’m also going to add a tall skinny cube bookshelf for things like shoes, towels, and sheets. Why does organizing make me so happy?!
Below are some inspiration images I’ve been pinning on pinterest. Ryan said I could do whatever I want (we’ll see how honest he was being) so I’m looking for something light, bright and fun. I love nurseries that aren’t too gender specific but I’d like to have this room have some more color than the rest of the house. We already bought this dresser from ikea a while ago. I’ve had baby on the brain for a while and I loved this dresser so much that I was scared they’d discontinue it. Crazy, I know. I’ve started doing some research for cribs and rockers so once I’ve organized my thoughts I’ll share the options with you. I can’t wait!
I recently designed a space for a young ethnic family that was looking for an affordable makeover. They need a space that serves multiple purposes: quiet enough for homework, fun for arts and crafts, and comfy for lounging with friends. I love the way this design came out!
I recently started a new design project and spent the afternoon getting inspired by photos I’ve collected. Although the project doesn’t include children’s rooms, these spaces are so sophisticated they can easily inspire any room in the house. I especially love the grey and yellow color scheme!
( via oh dee doh, remodelista, unknown, remodelista, apartment therapy, apartment therapy. “crying is for babies” letterpress art from here.)
July 13th, 2011 · children
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved doing crafts. With paint swatches from the hardware store, you can create a color match game to explore the garden or grocery store with the kids. I love this simple, thrifty idea!
I love when people customize ikea furniture by adding their own personal touches. By simply adding feet and a cushion, this bookshelf is the perfect reading nook for this little girl’s bedroom!
(better homes and gardens.)
I was blown away when I saw the big dresser reveal over at young house love. I’m all about refinishing vintage furniture and repurposing it. For only $31.51, this is such a chic way to add style to their baby’s nursery!
Doesn’t everyone wear an evening gown to read to their children? If only we could all look as fabulous as Kelly Wearstler every day.
When I was younger, I thought bunk beds were the coolest thing ever! These images are two completely different styles showing the concept of saving space while adding four times the style!
February 10th, 2010 · children
Speaking of babies… How sweet is this DIY bird mobile spotted over at young house love?! It’s so simple but gives the little one just enough to peak their interest.
January 28th, 2010 · art, children
I’d love to see these in a little boys room as interactive artwork! …and for only $149 it’s a steal!