Monday, July 30, 2012

Finally, Nursery Reveal!!!

I'm excited to say that our nursery is finished and ready to go...just anxious to fill it with our little one now!
My inspiration for the nursery started with a fabric - which is how most of my spaces I create begin. It was a more sophisticated look, but the color combination caught my eye, so I knew it was a great starting point and unique for a gender neutral space. I only wanted to use it in a small amount, so it really isn't a feature fabric in the room, but I love it. Turned out to be the pillow on the rocker.
{Suzanne Kasler for Lee Jofa}
From there I decided on grey walls, with pops of yellow and orange. I also had my eye on these darling water color prints from Etsy - they are sweet natured, soft and exactly what I was looking for. Since I'm an animal lover, I was tickled that the prints worked so well with the rest of the scheme.

I was determined to take down the ceiling fan and thrilled to find the simple scallop pendant (sources below) which I think has a nice elegant touch to a playful space. Everything else I found along the way - over all, I'm in love with this room!

My camera work isn't great, but I excited to share the finished space and now anxiously awaiting on baby Castle...I will keep you posted!


 Sources: Dresser - Circa Who, Rug - Stark, Window Fabric - China Seas, Mirror - CB2, Giraffe Head - Anthropologie, Crib - Daisy Baby, Changing Pad Sheet - Layla Grace, Crib Sheet - Serena & Lily, Watercolors - Etsy, Wire Shelves - CB2, Stuffed Animal Bin - Land of Nod, Ceiling Pendant - Barbara Barry

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Finds

A few fun things for Friday - happy weekend!

PENCILS (6) - back to school pack - GRAPHITE hex pencils
Back to school pencils here

Tortoise Cuff here

Vintage Olympic T here

Greek Key Lacquer Tray here

Matouk Table Linens here

Paper Source 2013 Desk Calendar

Large Font Monogrammed Pillow Cover - 16 x 16 square
Monogram Pillow here

Tortoise-button sweatshirt in stripe
Tortoise Button Sweatshirt here
I just ordered this and I highly recommend purchasing. I'm all about comfort and this is what I like to call fancy comfort, as in you can basically sport a sweatshirt and make it look like an outfit with jeans and flats. Can't have too many stripes too, right?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


23 days until my due date {not that I'm counting or anything!} and all the sudden I feel the need to clean out drawers, designate bins and baskets for things like batteries and tape and suddenly decided to freeze meals in preparation for nights I don't feel like making dinner. I think I'm in nesting mode.

Aside from the small projects, I'm also embracing bigger things, like getting our off white sofa reupholstered...with dogs and little ones I felt it was best to go darker.

In typical fashion, the girls had to pose for the picture I took to send my upholsterer...

Here is the new fabric for the sofa - I love that it's a navy small scale woven and much more forgiving then the off white solid. I will show you the result in a few weeks!

Another fun project I've been working on is a vanity seat for my bathroom. I found this bench for $30 at a consignment shop and soon it will be upholstered in a navy blue solid fabric....

The seat will be upholstered with this piece, which I had my monogram embroidered on and the seam of the seat will be piped in a light blue to match. I can't wait!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Color Story with Books

I've always been a fan of accessorizing with books and recently found a few Etsy shops that sell vintage books by color and style. I ordered some for a client and also myself - they are fantastic. I love how they can bring out the color in a room and add a bit of character since they are vintage.

Beach Blue Green Vintage Decorative Books for Wedding Decor Table Setting Interior Design or  Photography Prop
Blue & Green Books here

Library Filler Colorful 16 Book Collection Interior Design
Rainbow of colors here

Red Bright Red Vintage Books by Color Instant Collection of Decorative Books for Wedding Decor, Home Decor, and Photography Prop
Bright Red here

Vintage Junior Classics 10 Volume Set Interior Design Kid's Decor
 Multi Color Collection here

Front Page Featured-Colorful 14 Book Vintage Collection Interior design teen Decor Bright Pastel Vintage Book Decor
Multi Color Collection here
These are my favorite - such a unique color set.

Front Page Featured- Tangerine Orange 5 Book Collection Vintage Photography prop Home decor Pottery Barn Style
Orange here

All you need are some fancy book ends or a unique item to place on top of a stack and you have a great vignette.

Brass Impala Bookends // Solid Brass Antelopes
Antelope Bookends here

Vintage Foo Dogs, 8in (20cm), Turquoise Blue Chinese Foo Dogs or Temple Guardian Lions
Food Dog Bookends here

Whale Bookends
Whale Bookends here

vintage brass peacock figurine
Book topper - pretty peacock here

Amethyst Cluster
Amethyst Cluster here

Number Boxes
Number Boxes here

Gold Athena Tray
Gold Feather Tray here

Ceramic Urchin Box
Urchin Box here

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pretty Pottery

Etsy has endless artisans and it's always fun to discover a new shop that is unique, inspiring and affordable.

See this talented potter's work {here} The details are so pretty and ornate.

Fiesta Plate - Red and Orange

Dappled Vase, handmade

Fiesta Bowl, handmade blue orange and green

Candied Oval Platter, handmade

Green Kitschy Vase, Handmade

Cloudy Day Gray Mugs, Handmade

Monday, July 16, 2012

Nursery Details

I'm about month out from my due date and putting the finishing touches on our nursery. Here are a few detail shots until I officially reveal it....I'm so excited! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Furbish Studio

I love the selection at Furbish Studio {here} and wish I had the power to feel so free with colorful upholstery as they do...I'm working on it. Here is inspiration if you are like me and tend to "play it safe".

Regency Bamboo Print Chairs here

Rainbow Sofa here

Blue & Green Ikat Sofa here

Ticking Stripe Ikat Wing Chairs here

Splatter Print Camelback Sofa here

Pink Fiddle Fig Leaf Daybed here

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