- A Project For: Keaton
- Age: due in 1 month
- Location: South Jersey
A fun space with calming colors and made-with-love projects for my little man to enjoy!
While I had tons of pictures and links saved for inspiration. The piece that really jump started everything was the bedding from Land of Nod- the argyle bumper and colors really set the stage for everything else.
I would say my overall decorating style is a mix of modern and contemporary pieces that have a somewhat traditional backdrop. I love cool, airy spaces with lots of light and pops of color, but I'm never one to jump right at a new trend either. My taste is always evolving slowing over time to stay with what's current.
The room was definitely pieced together from a variety of sources. Crib- BRU clearance piece. Bedding and curtains- All the creatures (Land of Nod) Chair- Best Chairs- highly recommended by friends- (Buy, Buy, Baby took a 20% off coupon too.) Dresser- Craigs List- refinished in the same paint as the ceiling- the knobs were Babies R Us clearance, had to go to 3 stores to find all I needed. :) Book wall- Ikea picture ledges. The book wall is very popular right now, but I just love the idea that books will be accessible to my little boy, easy to put back up and act as art. The barn wood art and the k- were both DIY pieces. I feel like these help the room to have a little more personality. The barnwood art was inspired by All Things Thrifty blog. The bunting was also a B.R.U. clearance find that just happened to match great. Floating shelves- Home Depot. All the other odds and ends, I got at Home Goods, Babies R Us, Target, Anthropologie- wherever I found inspiration.
My favorite items are definitely the barn wood art, the hourglass on the shelf ( I love the idea that the sands of time are always going) and our Best Chair. That chair is so comfortable, it rocks/swivels and even turns into a recliner, it has a hidden pull bar.
Take your time and don't get frustrated. Very early on I had the walls painted and the bedding and I felt like the nursery was going nowhere (I was of course nesting, so nothing was fast enough). We were working on the dresser, but it seemed to be taking forever. But 9 months is a long time, if you do a little every week or every month- things will eventually come together. And if you don't do it all at one time your true style will have a better chance of coming through.
Posted on August 15, 2011
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