Pottery Barn Kids

Pink & gray forever: a sweet baby girl room


We're starting to wrap up so many projects nearing the year's end and it was so fun to put the finishing touches on this sweet little nursery this past weekend. What started as a blank (gray) slate was quickly transformed when we pitched the to-die-for wallpaper from Genevieve Gorder. Our client knew she wanted a statement wall, so a statement wall she got. We paired it with pinks for a sweet baby girl and our client actually found the perfect pink for the space –  Proposal by Benjamin Moore to be exact. 

The dresser was a refinished piece that we found at a local resale shop. We had it sprayed White Dove by Benjamin Moore and added this killer hardware from Anthropologie. It was a labor of love just to coordinate the transformation of that piece but to have a solid piece of furniture for about $500 beats anything you could get in a store this day and age. We were all beyond pleased with the uniqueness of this piece when all said and done. 

The XO's were an Etsy find and per our recommendation, our client had them printed and framed through Framebridge – couldn't have been easier. 


Many of the other pieces were Pottery Barn including the bedding, drapes (blackout), mirror and rug while the toy box/bookcases were our favorite kids storage solution from Land of Nod. Another favorite is the decorative ladder – a perfect solution for blanket storage which also adds some much needed height and texture to the space. 

We're so pleased with how the room turned out and what's better is our client never wants to leave it – a very good thing considering she's about to spend a whole lot of time in it ;)


This baby boy is destined for adventure - a nursery project

In true form, I've been plotting another nursery for our home since we moved in. Pinks (maybe?) and creams and natural wood, oh my! I mean what else are we going to do with that fourth room? Welp, folks, this isn't that room but I was super excited to be asked to help a friend put together one for her baby-boy-to-be. Finally, a chance to make some nursery ideas come to life. Others I will save for us (if we're lucky enough for that to happen again and I can start to wrap my brain around how to take care of a baby and a toddler and stay sane...I'm scared).  

Sometimes I'm not really sure how I come up with the rooms that I do. A pillow? A piece of art? Even the littlest thing can set the tone. In this case, it happened that my friend already had a minty green on the walls and an existing crib and changing table in espresso. These were things she wanted to stay. Sometimes that can actually make my job easier. A blank canvas can be exciting but also a little daunting, while fixed objects can at least give a good starting point. 

With those things in place, I wanted a rug that offered a nice contrast to the walls and something that would also work with the dark wood of the furniture. The black and white Ikea rug checked off those boxes. At that point it was sort of a no-brainer to tie in the zebra print and well, why not a whole safari theme? My friends are outdoorsy and I'm willing to bet this kiddo will be on a camping trip by next summer. Maybe not a safari but a hike or a bike down the prairie path for sure. Either way, I think this will suit him just fine. 

Things are moving along nicely. Items are sourced (I'll share when I post after photos), mostly everything is ordered and we're nearing the big day. For me, that's styling day but I think my friend would consider delivery more of her "big day". Fair enough ;) Either way, this baby boy is going to love coming home. I know I'm excited to meet him!