She Makes Things Lovely

Many of you blogging home decor enthusiasts may already know Nicole Balch. She spends her free time “transforming the so so” and documents it all on her blog “Making It Lovely” from her charming Oak Park, IL bungalow.  Nicole is a stationary designer, shop owner, graphic designer, new mom and seasoned blogger who can simply ask her readers “Which curtains do you like best?” and receive 174 opinions! Nicole is a also huge fan of pink, pink and more pink. So, it must have been her destiny to give birth to a beautiful baby girl. And need we say what color inspired her nursery design?

The Inspiration:


The Results:

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    Wow. This makes me wish I knew if we were having a boy or girl! The paint is close to what I’ve already painted our nursery and it’s such a fabulous design! I love the Dove print and all the wooden toys on the shelves. Gorgeous work!

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    Oh my…now that is the pink goodness this Grammy to be is talking about! Update that my daughters lil’ princess room now has a painted room….we are waiting for the carpet to go in! And of course we can’t wait to decorate! I can hardly wait to share our little pink/purple budget abode! Congrats to you Nicole on a precious pink bundle…I’m sure she is so “tweet”! Hugs…From an Illinois Grammy to Be!

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    I like very much your ‘Real Rooms’ posts because they inspire me and give me great ideas for baby nursery decorations. Thanks.
    I also love the design and colors of the nursery above. The dominating pink give the whole room a cozy and welcoming look.

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    wow… this is so nice and cool, how i wish the room is mine.. but yeah that is so great and i love it in general and everything… nursery decorations and such… WOW…

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    Pottery barn discontinued the “olivia” dresser, do you know where else to find a similar dresser?

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