- A Project For: Emmie
- Age: 17 days old
- Location: Orange County, CA
My wife gave me the task to create a nursery for our baby girl. Keep in mind she's our first, well not exactly we have a 5 yr old English Bulldog namd Suki who up until this point has been our one and only. So it was important to incorporate her into the room now that she will have to share her room with her sister.
I really wanted to create a room that would stand out visually but be very functional at the same time. We do not have a lot of space so storage was key. I really like clean lines and started with the Argington Eiffel Bookcase and then bulit from there.
I'm not sure i have a specific style that i can say i follow. I like modern clean lines but at the same time use pieces and inspiration that seem to catch my eye.
After the furniture was chosen Argington Eiffel bookcase along with Oeuf Classic Crib and Oeuf Classic dresser and changing table, it was time to choose wall colors. I wanted two colors and thought a soft pink and gray would be a nice combo (Dunn Edwards Baby Girl and SilverSpoon). The next task was trying to decide how to tie them together which led to the idea of creating a gray lattice effect on the pink walls to tie them in together. This was a much bigger task them i originally thought. Lots of tape and patience is the best way to describe it. The next critical feature was a window treatment that could block the sun as our window faces west and gets heavy sun from 11Am on. I ended up matching the gray color to a blackout shade by the Shade Store. The white curtains allow us to leave the shade open while still having some privacy. We wanted to add something to the ceiling and saw these circles made by Wallter and thought it would be a good addition. The next features were ways to incorporate our Bulldog into the room. We found the mobile on Etsy and then painted it the colors to match the walls. The fabric paw print was another way to put Suki's stamp on the room. The last Suki piece was a portrait painted by Emily Burrowes that we have been talking about doing ever since we saw her work and this ended up being the perfect piece for the room.
I must say the custom portrait of our Bulldog Suki is my favorite because it captures her personality. We will definitely have Emily do the same for our daughter Emmie next.
The one piece of advice that I got and will pass along is as you can see we do not have a glider in the room. We did get one but it's in our room. We were told if you get a Glider make sure you pick out a color or pattern that can be used for years to come. Our original choice was going to be pink and after thinking about how we could make a pink glider work for years to come we decided to go with a more versatile color and pattern that could easily fit with our family room.
Posted on October 2, 2011
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