Nurseries

Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Room

Hey guys- Is anybody out there?!   I need to invent a button like Pandora Radio to reassure me...

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Sorry for my lack of posts. I have been overwhelmed with work and travel so I really appreciate your patience with me as I get back on track. (I'm speaking to my entire family, friends, clients and blog readers. Yes, I've even been screening my own mother!! Shame on me.)

 Sometimes I find myself being consumed with work or getting tied up in trivial things. Then, at just the right time, I get an email from someone welcoming a new baby into the world. Reality check

God is good...and what better proof than the miracle of birth.?? 

Recently I got an email with this sweet birthday face-

Jack is here!
 Meet Jack. His mom is one of my cousins (which makes him my...? not going to attempt) - Remember this post? She lives in our great-grandmother's old home. Needless to say, decorating the nursery was a treat and I can't wait for little Jack to enjoy his new peaceful room...

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 <insert one of my favorite children books>

Good night room
Good night moon
Good night cow jumping over the moon

Good night light and the red balloon...

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Goodnight bears
Goodnight chairs
Goodnight kittens
And goodnight mittens

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 Goodnight clocks

And goodnight socks
Goodnight little house
And goodnight mouse

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Goodnight comb
And goodnight brush
Goodnight nobody
Goodnight mush

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 And goodnight to the old lady

whispering "hush"


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Goodnight stars
Goodnight air
Goodnight noises everywhere...

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 A few details....

  • Bedding is from Serena & Lily- Dylan Collection
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  • The curtains were done by my seamstress in Nashville. I can't claim the design- I saw it at a friends house and loved it. So I had that same box-pleat trim made for the leading edges. I think that little detail ended up adding a lot to the room.
  • The wooden blocks and animals were from her mom's attic (I'm telling you- hit up your mom's attic and who knows what you could find!!.. And if you're in the south I recommend a bathing suit with a hand-held fan.) 
  • There was one wooden animal- the giraffe- that her grandmother brought back from Africa years ago. They had it made into a lamp and found the perfect shade at Anthropologie.

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 "Every good and perfect gift is from above."-James 1:17 

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Since I'm sharing some baby love I want to say CONGRATULATIONS to some clients/friends/readers I know that have recently welcomed new babies: 

Lindsay, Brooke, Alice, Amy-any day now!!, Shelton, Kim, oh gosh- I know I'm forgetting a ton.  

Anyone else welcomed a new baby? What is his/her name? I want to hear! (You have the right to baby-brag)

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Nursery Winner

After over 125 votes (WOW!) we have ourselves a nursery winner....

number twenty!!

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Thanks to a reader I was able to locate the source. I apologize for not finding it the first time- I swear I tried!  The source is Theophile-Patachou..  If you liked this nursery you'll LOVE their website. 

So, like I promised, I recreated #20 on a budget...

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 the walls: *please keep in mind that the digital images of paint colors vary from the actual color*

Bmoore shaker beige Bm-06
 
 

Benjamin Moore, HC-45, Shaker Beige... and OC-17, White Dove (ha, you can't even see it)

** I would paint the entire room one or the other. If it were up to me? Shaker beige. Baseboards and crown mldg. can be white dove (or existing trim color)

the rug:

West elm jute rug
  
 West Elm jute rug, $89

the furniture:

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Crib from JCPenney, $179 

For the chair, the closest thing I could find for less $$ was this one:

Bergere chair 2 Bergere chair 1 
the Louisa chair from Ballard Designs, $599  

 Ikea leksvik chest 
The Leksvik Chest from Ikea is perfect for doubling as a changing table. And for only $249, Iwould paint it *white dove* and change out the hardware with these:

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Classic Ring pulls for $5 each

the bedding:

White crib bedding? Easy.. go to Target. Or for a step up:

Pb white sheting
From pbkids white bedding 

Throw blanket overstock
 

Throw blanket in tan, from Overstock, $25

For the detailed canopy design over the crib... I'm actually going to choose to NOT copy this part. Not because I don't like it (I do) but because this part, on a budget, could get ugly fAST!! For an example of what I'm referring to click here

So I'd go with something similar but much more simple:

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Indian Gauze Canopy from World Market, $49.99- I've seen this in person and it's great... very ethereal and not cheap looking!

And for the windows I would mimic the design of this canopy and get basic white drapes, apply grosgrain ribbon to the edges of the panels and make ties at the top as well....

Pb drapes Grosgrain ribbon 

White drapery panels from PB for $69 
Taupe grosgrain ribbon from here, or just about anywhere that sells ribbon. 
 

the lighting:
 

Camilla chandelier 

Whimsical chandelier on sale for $129

For the little lamp on the dresser I'd go with one of these 2:

Chelsea lamp RH  Rh shade smallRh shade small
 

Chelsea table lamp for $59 with your choice of shade color (an additional $16),

OR
 

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A simple gourd lamp, $79.95

the walls:
When I saw the artwork the first thing that came to mind was: Eddie Ross. Have you read the post about what he did with baby clothes and accessories? Seriously, it's SO cool.

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  As with most of Eddie's inspiring posts he will have you heading up to your attic in a heartbeat. Click here to read it. 

So if you can come up with something sentimental to frame, GO FOR IT. If not, these little prints from Etsy would be pretty cute:

Peace  Dream big  Love makes

 from Barking Bird Art, $18 each

RAM frame 3 pack ikea 

5x7 frames, only $1.99 for a 3-pack! From Ikea, ofcourse. I repeat- One dollar and ninety nine cents!! I'm pretty sure I can't even buy a Gatorade for that much!

Paint them several shades darker than the wall color-

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I'd go with HC-77 Alexandria Beige 

and wrap my mats in off-white burlap which you can find in pretty much any local fabric store. JoAnns for starters...

Offwhite burlap 
For a great DIY post on custom matted framing click here.  

the shelf:

Plow & hearth shelf 

peg shelf, $49
(paint it White Dove*)

OR add a little personality and get a basic wall shelf-

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from Target, (paint it White Dove*)

with any of these hooks mounted underneath:

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 all from anthropologie

accessories:

  

Braided basket 
 

A pretty braided basket- for $19

Cuddle plush bunnies
Cuddle bunnies from Restoration... $10-$39 

AND just because they match are tooooo cute to pass up:

Baby uggs 

[cue baby voice]

baby Uggs. OH-my-goodness...

And just so you know, the runner up was number ONE:

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It's good to know y'all like rooms with color. :) ....Hey, I'm with you.

Speaking of white- we have been covered in SNOW here in Nashville! 

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Yes, that is Hoyt sledding face first on a piece of cardboard.

Thank you so much for all of your comments and votes! Have a great Monday.

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Nurseries

I recently found out one of my cousins is expecting a baby in June! She has asked me to help with the nursery and I couldn't be more excited. She lives in my OUR great grandmother's old house so it will be even more special to help spruce it up for the little one. I've been looking through my 'nursery file' to find inspiration... and I want to share some ones that have appealed to me over the years.

So, please cast your votes for your favorite nursery! 

And like these previous posts you voted on :: (white kitchens) (twin bedrooms) ::  I will piece together the winning bedroom on a budget! So make sure you vote. (Even if you aren't planning on having a baby anytime soon- just pretend you're being held at  gunpoint and you HAD to choose one room!)... Really I'm just interested to see what you guys like. :)

There are 21 total nurseries... take note.

one.

Whiteroom2-294x300 

two.

UG nursery 1 UG nursery 2  
 three.>precious boy not included>

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four.

Desiretoinspire nursery

five.

Via EofS

six.

Traditional home nursery 

seven.
Serena&lily1

eight.

Celerie kimble nursery 

nine.  

Via domino : apt therapy
 

ten.
Lyons 

eleven.
Suellen Gregory via cote de texas   

twelve.

Gasl25_kidsbedroom

thirteen.

?nursery 

fourteen.
Bill kingston

fifteen.

Blueprint bliss tannery oc 

sixteen.

Windsor_smith
 seventeen.

Serena 

eighteen.

Eclectic nursery via ohdeedah 

nineteen.

Domino mag nursery1

twenty.

 Whitenursery2 

and twenty one.

Gasl_outdoor_in_05 domino 

This post is dedicated to all of my pregnant readers and friends: Lindsay, Brooke, Amy, Grace, Kim ::  I'm sure there are many more...

Here's to nesting!

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 (1) Wendy Bellisimo via apartment therapy (2) via urban grace blog (3) via paul costello (4) via desire to inspire (5) via elements of style (6) via traditional home (7) Serena & Lily nursery seen at style blueprint (8) celerie kimble (9) via domino mag seen at  apartment therapy  (10)Jenna Lyon's nursery via Domino Mag (11) Suellen Gregory nursery via cote de texas (12) via domino mag  (13) source unknown (14) photo by Bill Kingston (15) Tannery O'Conner via blueprint bliss (16) Windsor Smith (17) Serena & Lily  Nursery (18) via ohdeedoh (19) via domino mag (20)source unknown-sorry!(21) via domino mag