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!
If I ever had a summer home in a warmer climate, this home in Cape Town is what it would look like. Ever since I visited the Stahl house last month, I’ve had mid-century modern design on the brain! This is the perfect way to mix new and vintage furniture, and to incorporate feminine and masculine pieces. I absolutely love white kitchens (they always look so clean!) and Ryan is obsessed with warm woods, and vintage grasshopper chairs. (He is always talking about these vintage inspired chairs I used for an office project!)
What is your perfect fantasy home? Mine almost always include a comfy sectional to take a cat nap with my crazy kittens.
If you follow me on Pinterest, you may notice that I’ve been bathroom obsessed lately! I’ve been designing quite a few lately and have had bathrooms on the brain! With each new project, I start a mental file of what I need for my personal dream bathroom: Natural materials, warm wood tones, and deep soaking tubs leave me needing a long, cold shower! :)
When Ryan and I first moved in together we bought a beautiful, simple flatware set from Linens N’ Things. It’s perfect for dinner parties or for just eating chinese food, but we have slowly been losing pieces from the set. How does that even happen?! We only have four forks left, and they’ve discontinued the pattern so we can’t even order replacements. (We’ve emailed the manufacturer, looked on Craigslist and eBay with no luck. So disappointing!)
We love entertaining and need more than four forks, so I’ve been on the hunt for a simple and modern flatware set. I want something that isn’t ornate so that it can coordinate with any table top design for events. We love the simplicity of this CB2 set and the price sold us since we need enough for 16 people! There are so many great options available at all price points. Which one is your favorite?
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!
Can you believe it snowed this weekend?! We still don’t have heat until the part for our broken boiler comes in. I’m sitting here with my seventeen year old cat on my lap because she’s trying to keep warm, although I’d like to think that she just wants to snuggle. Either way, I’m taking what I can get.
This weekend was a lazy one that included leftovers from Friday’s Halloween party (more on that later) and scanning my thousands of inspiration images I’ve pulled from magazines over the past year. This living room is from a modern cabin that I think I could live in forever. I love the modern sofa, vintage chairs, and rustic fireplace.
With the warmer weather approaching, and all thingsbeautiful starting to bloom, I’m lusting after having a garden of my own. Along with having a dishwasher, a fireplace, and an actual bedroom, I’m really looking forward to getting my hands dirty in a vegetable garden. These spaces are successful living environments because they all have designated areas that create visual interest and purpose.
I love the simple contrast of this bedroom! The bedding and furniture are both structured and modern, paired with the more glam chandelier. The white bedding is such a classic look that almost anyone can achieve with any budget.
I love the details from thisSMP wedding! The Malibu wedding perfectly reflected the style of this young, modern couple. This asymmetrically tiered cake perfectly reflects the architectural background of the groom. How beautiful is that?!
I love how the “alter” is created by simple flowers on pedestals. I’m thinking of doing something like this for our wedding.
A friend recently said that I’ve created a wedding monster! Yipes! I’ve never, ever been the girl whose been interested in weddings. I didn’t have a dream wedding planned since I had training wheels on my bike. Buuuut, now I can’t stop looking at images of weddings. I love this wedding featured on delight by design with its charming details, and soft color palette. The cake is so perfect with its simplicity and lovely white flowers!
When I saw this house, it literally took my breathe away. The New Zealand mountain retreat, designed by Fearon Hay Architects, has an open floor plan allowing for flexibility and to be able to appreciate the view from almost any part of this amazing home. The colors and textures of the materials are subtle compliments the landscape, using sandblasted concrete and a polished plaster ceiling. Now if only we knew what materials were used in the kitchen! That cabinetry and countertop is to die for!
There are rarely music videos on TV anymore, but somehow when flipping through the channels I came accross this video with Adam Lambert. That house is simply gorgeous! The combination of the light concrete floors and the woodwork is as dark and mysterious as this American Idol runner up. Any kitchen with a white carrara marble countertop and backsplash has my heart!
Ryan and I may have found a perfect venue for our wedding! We’re looking for something that’s modern and rustic and this image gives a feeling of the space where we’ll be celebrating with our family and friends.
Growing up, I had an old traditional dollhouse that my grandfather gave to me and my older sister. I’d sit for hours mesmerized that it had a working chandelier and I’d rearrange the furniture into different layouts… who knows, maybe that’s where my love of space planning started! After I saw these images, I instantly fell in love with the classic furniture and miniature details!
I’m on a hunt for new kitchen chairs! Our existing ones are kind of wobbly when you sit on them and I’ve already reupholstered them once so I’m not sure what else to do. While I love the look of these danish modern babies, I’d like something a little more modern to contrast the other danish pieces we already own.
I love the look of these Cody Chairs at west elm, but I’m not willing to spend $500 for just two chairs. Is west elm getting more expensive or is it just me?
I love everything about this apartment! I love how crisp the white is, with just a beautiful accent color on one wall. I love the placement of the furniture where everything seems to have it’s own tiny place in the world.
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