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Ashley Heather Piowlski

Im Ashley! I am a single mama of a handsome little man living in Sarasota Florida filling your feed with style, and beach vibes...follow along @ashleyyheather

Starry Night

Words cannot describe how happy interior design makes me, mix kids decor in that and I am in heaven… If only it could turn into a career! Most of you are familiar with the Monochrome nursery I did back before Dom was born, for those wandering what the F happened to it…we moved back in November and had to leave it behind. However, it was bittersweet because here we are sharing another project with you again!!
I cant say that my planning process was an easy one… last time I knew the theme right away and then just shopped around for decor with that theme in mind. This time around, I knew I wanted to step out of my comfort zone by adding a little more color juussssst a little! lol and of course make it FUN because Dom is such a fun & energetic kid, and he needed a space with a little more spunk. I really wasn’t clear on the theme until about a month ago when I stumbled across The Lovely Wall Co and their BEAUTIFUL wall decals. Starry Night was the name of the collection that caught my eye. One thing Petey said he wanted to see in the room were more stars so this one was perfect, so perfect I decided to jack the name for the nursery too lol.
The accent corner with the Sprinkle decals is defiantly my favorite, looking at it now I wish i would have done the triangle the opposite way, it would have made for a pretty cute backdrop. This was the first part of the room that we started on and my idea for an accent wall completely changed once i starred at the wall for 5 minutes lol. We originally were going to make the wall to the left the accent with overlapping squares and i changed my mind last minute. We did the triangle by simply using painters tape to make the lines and then painted along them. small tip: make sure your REALLY press down on the tape so it grabs onto the wall as close as it can, we had a few spots that bled through causing the line to not be so crisp.
Isn’t that little flag garland just THE cutest?! That’s what lead me to a decision on the colors, i absolutely loved the color palate. (this specific color is sold out but i did tag one that is similar) I may snag a few more because I think it looks lonely by itself. I recently discovered Scandiborn and made it my new go-to for kids stuff, literally everything is so cute & unique. I am SO excited to say that i will be giving away one of their beanbags that you all were in love with so head to my Instagram to enter that!
I’m sure you’ve noticed by now but I have a strong love for Babyletto furniture, for this room I knew I wanted a bookshelf because Dom LOVES his books, like really loves them… maybe it has something to do with the fact that I started reading to him when he was 3 days old? He was mesmerized…(lmk if you wanna see the pic from that moment lol its super cute) we have moments where we leave him playing in his room and all of a sudden he is so quiet… we go to see what he’s doing and he is literally just looking at his books by himself, it melts my heart! Start reading to your babes young!
We are renting the house we are in so we unfortunately wont get to enjoy this space for very long.. this was a big factor in the whole design process because i wanted to do something fun but also didn’t want to do anything too permanent and the fact that the decals are removable was a game changer, i can even save some for the next room if i wanted!
I loved creating this space, it was so cute to watch Dom walk into it for the first time… I should have recorded it! This has definitely become a new passion of mine, I plan on sharing all of the spaces I design & hope you will all follow along and be inspired to create your own. I hope you guys like this one as much as the first!! Let me know your thoughts :D
Don’t forget to find me on Instagram @betweenthebabes and enter my GIVEAWAY, one person will WIN some of the items featured in this room!!  You can also find exclusive coupons on my blog post as well as the paint color i used, keep in mind these photos were taken in low light so a little editing had to be done to brighten the room up a bit so the paint does look a little lighter than it is in real life.

Monochrome Zoo Nursery

I have to say, coming up with a plan for a boys nursery was a challenge for me. I am very girly and for a while everything i came across while searching for inspiration was geared towards girls. One thing that helped me was the fact that my choice of color schemes for just about everything tends to be very neutral, black, grays, nudes, olive green, white, and the occasional blush tend to me my go-to’s. It actually drove my boyfriend Petey, crazy because when he thinks of a boys room he wants loud colors, super heroes and all of that fun stuff. Which i am totally okay with! Well.. maybe not the loud colors part lol but super heroes yes! once he is a little older. For now we had to think baby, i knew i wanted to choose colors and patterns to really get his eyes trained and for the first three months or so i knew that they can only see black white and grey. This was my starting point.
Petey and i ended up battling between shades of grey or shades of olive green/nudes. Grey turned out to be the winner and once i found the crib and furniture i loved from Babyletto it was game on! With the paint and furniture picked out we could finally get started… the design on the wall came inspired by a Pinterest photo of course, i knew i wanted some type of geometric decal on the walls and thats where the dots came in.
For about a month all we had was a painted room with furniture because holy crap did finding decor give me anxiety. I had trouble committing to ordering so many things because they needed to flow together and it was an expensive commitment. I searched high and low finding inspiration through Instagram & Pinterest which lead me to SO many beautiful decor shops, and a camera roll full of screenshots..which quickly lead to a decrease in my bank account.. but who cares right?! this is my first baby so I was on a mission to have fun with this. I was beyond happy with the outcome of Dominic’s nursery, i enjoyed every minute of creating it with Petey (probably more than him) haha.
My favorite parts of the room have got to be the accent wall for sure, Petey worked so hard on it and it was quite the challenge because our walls are not smooth so he drove himself crazy trying to make straight lines. My favorite part decor wise is the crib & the play-gym.. these play-gyms by Little Pine and Co are absolutely beautiful. They are handmade so nicely, and make the perfect little sensory toy. I will say I still have a few things that I feel need to be added to make it complete but with baby here I’ve been a little distracted. My best piece of advice i can give when designing a nursery is take. your. time… you’ve got 10 months !! Also for the sake of not being turned down by every idea… instead of talking about it to your significant other, SHOW him, trust me it makes things a whole lot easier! Start planning as soon as you find out the big news and add a little here and there on the way so that you get EXACTLY what you’d envisioned :) xo