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Victor’s Big Boy Bedroom

Not too long ago I was planning a nursery. But as every parent knows, time flies by and soon enough you get yourself planning the kids college education instead. Sigh…
When we moved to our current house I was about 5 months pregnant. It was such a special time with the expectation of the new addition to our family of four plus our new house. We were experiencing lots of new beginnings, as well as a ton of design projects, like the nursery for the new baby. For my third pregnancy, we decided to surprise ourselves and not find out the sex of the baby. So, when I designed this gender neutral space, I used timeless artwork throughout the room and neutral colors. No blues or pinks. I also wanted this nursery to be a continuation of the design style of our new house. So I brought lots of white and rustic wood tones to this room just like we have throughout the rest of the house. But my main design goal for this space was to create a room that could be easily transformed from a nursery to a big boy bedroom.
Baby Victor came along on July 27, 2012. During a hot Summer night in 2014, while washing the dishes, I heard a loud thud sound and an instant cry coming from upstairs. Before the little guy turned 2, he had already managed to climb his way out of the crib. We gave it another try thinking that maybe it had been a lucky night when he managed to “escape”, but the very next night, we were faced with the same scenario. So out goes the crib and in comes the bed. I chose this IKEA bed because of its color, clean lines, and the bonus large drawers underneath it for the much-needed storage space. This bed is perfect for this room. We added some acrylic shelving next to the new bed for his favorite books plus a few new wall decals. A fun bedding from Dwell Studio plus some modern pillows and voila, we had a big boy bedroom for the “big” guy.
On the other side of the room, facing the crib and bed area, I designed a desk, dresser, and changing station. We custom made a desk using the same wood from the other side of the room and an IKEA’s old dresser that I used to have in my bedroom. Eliminating the changing pad when we were diaper free was all that was needed to have a full functioning desk for future homework sessions. Most of the decor stayed the same. How could someone ever get too grown up for a daily dose of Sharon Montrose’s gorgeous animal prints, right?
I adore his “big” boy room as much as I did his nursery.

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Super Bathroom!

A fun and functional bathroom for 3 growing boys ages 0 to 5 years old.

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Landon’s Rescue Bots 5th Birthday

We held a Rescue Bots themed birthday party at our home for our son Landon’s 5th birthday. The party featured a thematic menu with “Blades’s Blades” (Veggies), “Boulder’s Boulders” (Glazed Donut Holes), “Heatwave’s Hot Wing Bites”, “Chase’s Cheese Pizza”, “Bumblebee’s Wheels” (Oreos with yellow centers), and “Optimus Prime Autobot Fuel” (Pineapple Orange Punch), a face painter, a bot cake, and tons of rescue bot fun!

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Lenora’s Vintage Nursery

Vintage, pretty, eclectic, and bohemian. That sums up this sweet little girl’s nursery. After having 2 boys, I was pretty excited to find out we were having a girl, and I was especially excited to decorate the nursery. This bedroom is a labor of love. We did everything ourselves, including painting, making some DIY wall decor & quilts, and hitting the thrift shops and discount stores. Found lots of great inspiration online and at local small shops and thrift stores.

Baby Girl Bright and Cheerful Nursery Couple
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Baby’s Bright and Inviting Nursery

This used to be our home office and when we found out we were expecting, we knew it would be the perfect space for a nursery!  We started cleaning it out right away and found the most amazing light mint green paint from Valspar, which was the first thing we did.

Turquoise Striped and Pink Nursery Room Corner
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Emmalyn’s Bright & Bold Nursery

I am not a big fan of pastel colors so I wanted something bright and fun for Emmalyn’s nursery. Her nursery is a pretty small room so I also needed to be extra creative with the space. I even took the closet door off and hung a curtain there instead to gain a few extra feet of space!

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Levi’s First Birthday Party-Monkey and Banana!

We wanted Levi’s birthday to be fun and bright but not too babyish. We used themes of monkeys and bananas as well as chevron in bright colors. Almost everything was home-made including desserts and the DIY decor.

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Milo’s Creative Cabin

Our mission with this nursery was to create a fun, functional space that was true to our personalities. A lot of time and thought went into each and every detail. We had DIY projects, we re-purposed old furniture and shopped for unique items to use as accessories. We placed an emphasis on developing a place that will inspire Milo to be the creative, fun-loving child we hope him to be and we did it!

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Bright and Fun Shared Room

With babe #4 on the way, I needed to pair up two of my daughters! I wanted something fun, cheery, bright, and inviting.

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Candy Land Party

Colorful, fun, and bright event that brings the childhood board game to life!

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Gallery Inspired Modern Nursery

We wanted our baby’s nursery to be bright, modern, and comfortable. Nothing too girly, but definitely a modern, feminine vibe.

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Build-a-Library Baby Shower

My dear friend was due with a baby girl in December 4 weeks after my due date! When we both found out we were pregnant we automatically wanted to throw each other baby showers. Little did I know that we would be buying a house and moving in 1 week before I was due to throw her shower! So, while my house was sparse, the shower was lovely!

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Pearcy’s Colorful Nursery

We have tried for years to have a child and when our dream finally came true, we wanted to create a super fun and colorful nursery.   I didn’t want a room that was a sea of pastel colors.  I wanted a room that would grow with her.  I also wanted to incorporate lots of different fabrics and as much color as possible.  My ultimate goal was to try to create a room that maybe some day she would be happy to call it her own.
We did not tell anyone her name until she got here.  We all called her Sparkle during the pregnancy.

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Harleigh Brooke’s Bowtique

As a mother of two boys, you can only imagine how excited I was to finally get to buy pink for someone other than myself. I have always dreamed of pageants, playing dress up, pigtails and hair bows.  So I knew her nursery was going to be my main focus while I was pregnant. I spent almost 6 months on her room, and I love every aspect of it. I like to think of myself as a DIYer and I think I am creative. I love putting my own spin on things, and I LOVE Pinterest. So there are many Pinterest inspired things in her room.

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Puppy Themed Birthday Party

Parker’s first word was “doggie” so I knew I wanted to throw him a puppy themed party. Everything available to purchase for a puppy party was not my style so I decided to make my own decorations and food. With a little help from Pinterest I planned a puppy themed party that was modern and tasteful.

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Colorful Dinosaur Party for Our Three-Year-Old Twins

We threw a birthday party for our three-year-old boy/girl twins at our home in June. We had food and drinks inside and a huge “castle” made out of cardboard boxes outside for the kids. The party was very casual and unstructured; people went in and out as they pleased, we opened presents at one point and then let all of the kids play with all of the toys, and we had a bunch of cupcakes (that people ate whenever they wanted) instead of a formal cake.