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Monday, June 18, 2012

Nursery Love

I'm so excited to finally show pictures of James's nursery.  I definitely have been dreaming about decorating it for a year now, way before we even thought we were ready to have the little guy!

Wall color: Benjamin Moore Vapor Mist
Crib and changer: Target Milan by Storkcraft
Glider: Ballard Designs Larkin
Floor Lamp:  Ballard Designs Outlet Julian
Crib Bedding: Cottage and Cabin from Etsy
Daybed Bedding fabric: Classy Interior Fabric in Pensacola and French Stripes Spoonflower, custom made by Cottage and Cabin's Debbie Park from Etsy
Pintuck pillow: Urban Outfitters
Daybed:  Averill daybed from Ballard Designs, no longer on main website
Whale Fabric: Spoonflower
Rug: West Elm leather rug (no longer for sale)
Mirror in changing 'closet': Ikea Stave Mirror
Mobile: handmade from Anthropologie ornaments from Christmas 2011
Curtains: West Elm (no longer for sale)
Wicker Chest: Antique store in Birmingham
Baby Blanket: Etsy find
Books:  Antique stores in Birmingham
Artwork: my grandmother's linen in blue frame from her sunroom, antique store finds, Etsy finds (see my pinterest site for direct links)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

a tea party!

I was so excited to find my pop of color from Etsy - a 'bright coral baby blanket' per the description.  Well - she wasn't kidding.  It was quite a pop!

So here is my DIY solution, after some googling of course.  A Tea Party with some chai and earl grey.

soak soak soak x 24 hours and then washing out in the shower and voila!

Friday, April 13, 2012

crib bedding!!

Ahhh my beautiful bedding is ready!  Final touches coming together and it should be here soon!

Visit Debbie on Etsy here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

nursery art

I am designing a collection of wall art for either above the crib or the daybed... see below from prior posts:

Some of the treasures I've found!


above and below from local antique store


And a few other treasures from Cover from Christmas... also Etsy finds!

Now just to find the perfect antique frames!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Crib Bedding

After much debate... I have decided on the bedding ... and actually ordered it!!

It is from a lady on Etsy (Cottage and Cabin Interiors) who makes fantastic linen bedding, and one of the few places where I found great neutral linens that aren't beige... more greige... of course!

This is a near-example of my order:  the differences are the color of the linen (see the 2nd picture for what I chose), and the size of the ruffle and ties (I chose 1" thick instead of 2" thick).  Also - I am having the skirt done just slightly shorter, where it touches the floor but doesn't have that storybook look.

This came in first place for us instead of the Bella Notte linens, which were great but didn't have quite the right color for me!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


so there is NO room for anything else in this nursery without it looking ridonculous.  But I'd hate to not have anywhere to put some books, pictures, maybe one or two tchotchkes....

options obviously include the single flat white wooden shelves that you can put up individually... but I came across these at Ikea last weekend during my shopping trip with Mom and Aunt CoCo (Cover!)

You can find them here:  Ikea Billy Shelf

what do you think??? too busy?? I'm looking for a "built-in bookshelf" feel.  maybe above the daybed (shown below with the sad little crib mattress in place before I got the twin)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

glider time

is something wrong with me ?!?- i want a glider very different from the usual milieu you typically will find on pinterest, projectnursery.com, etc.!

While I love these below - I'm looking for a functional one with a sleek and sheek edge

I also really covet these looks below but once I sat in an actual glider and swiveled around I realized that regardless what Quatro will think of it.. I personally want one!

An inspiration chair from Rowe Furniture at AtHome in Homewood:

the one I've fallen for!

The Larkin Swivel Glider from Ballard Designs!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

nursery as was....

Here is the 3rd bedroom in our house.  As it was.... This room was definitely on the backburner as it just held all of our extra stuff that didn't really go in the rest of the house.  And I also knew it would get redone eventually anyway if we were lucky enough to have a need for a nursery!

When we moved in we had it painted with Raccoon Hollow from Benjamin Moore - which I loved but definitely didn't give off that light airy feel I wanted for the nursery.  Sooooo... I switched . again. !   To Vapor Trails by Benjamin Moore (I LOVE LOVE IT).

Below I have my posterboard painted with Vapor Trails next to the curtains and the most likely winner of the bedding race (Bella Notte linens in the color Pebble).

This room is PERFECT in that it gets the best light and has the best view of our great backyard.   I will enjoy gliding away in my glider (which I have yet to decide on) in a few short months!

Friday, January 20, 2012


I'm pregnant!!  Have been DYING to post about nursery stuff for the longest time, wayyyy before I was ready to have any bebes... and now -- being 13 1/2 weeks, I feel it is about time (and I actually have felt like doing something other than sleeping)!!  Here are some of my inspirations thus far...

you may notice no block lettering, themes, or polka dots... maybe I'm kidding myself but I'm going for a look that is pretty similar to the rest of my house, just some refreshed colors!!

(from the nursery of my good friend Emily)

bad picture - but some sketches I got for the nursery from a local antique store

Bella Notte bedding!

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