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Corinne Wilbur

Owner of Boo & Rook, an interior decorating company celebrating the evolution of motherhood through design. I love connecting with other mothers who are struggling with wanting a beautifully functional room that can stand up to energetic wee ones and sticky fingers. I have 2 little ones who are growing entirely way too fast and challenge me everyday, in the best way possible.

The Dream Nursery Movement

This project came about in a very special way. I first met Victoria (my client, and now friend) on Instagram through a mutual friend and discovered that she had been struggling with infertility for almost 6 years. As someone who has suffered a miscarriage at 3 months, this broke my heart. Her strength, humor, and the raw honesty about her journey really drew me in and I wanted to help her. When she announced that after years of infertility treatments, they were expecting, I volunteered my design services. This is where e-design is a beautiful thing, because I am in Massachusetts and she lives in California. This was also the perfect arrangement because she has a great eye for design and wanted to be involved in putting everything together, but after the room, that would be the nursery, had sat empty for so long, she was having trouble envisioning it any other way. So for a few weeks we talked about everything nursery, design, pregnancy, you name it.
They weren’t finding out the gender so it had to be gender neutral. Other requests were modern, light, airy, a slight boho feel and beachy (because they spend a lot of time there). The walls were already a beautiful light grey, so we decided to keep the color and work with that as the base. The crib is a modern take with clear sides – this was important to them as they wanted to be able to peek into the room and have a full view of their baby without disturbing her. We kept the recliner neutral and chose a similar grey to compliment the wall color. A modern dresser that is white with wood tones to add some depth and contrast to the light neutral colors. The rug adds pattern, texture and soft colors. Some plants and a few shelves and the room was complete. The finished product was a beautiful nursery to bring their baby girl home to and they did an amazing job pulling everything together.
Through this journey, we became friends and this whole experience sparked a sincere passion. So we teamed up and are offering this same opportunity to other women who battled infertility or miscarriage and are now expecting their miracle babies. If you would like to read more, you can visit either of our websites, or This giveaway will happen a few times a year and is not sponsored by anyone, its just two Mom’s who genuinely want to help celebrate your journey and break the stigma around infertility.

Rachel – Blue is for Girls Nursery

I knew I didn’t want a pink room for my daughter. I have nothing against pink and I used it as an accent color; however, I am just not a pink kinda girl. So I found my inspiration photo on pinterest, a gorgeous light and airy room and light green and some gold accents. I knew that I wanted to do a two tone room with a chair rail and crown molding on the bottom half to add a feminine touch. I went through about 20 paint samples (including pink) and nothing ever looked right. It was too blue, too grey, too green. I couldn’t find the perfect color, and I am normally very good with colors. 9 out of 10 times the second a color catches my eye, that’s it, it’s the perfect shade for the project. So I went back to pinterest and found a navy blue room. I told my husband that night and he thought I was crazy (he thinks that about most of my ideas and always eats his words). I went paint shopping the next day, fell in love with one like I usually do but still a second sample to be sure and the next morning chose the one I knew I would pick.
Yes navy blue is dark and generally a boy color, but in a girls room it is so cozy. Rachel’s room has a lot of natural light so it doesn’t feel dark. Instead you walk in and feel at home. The crown molding and creamy white on the bottom half of the walls helps lighten the room and adds a classic sweetness. My accent colors were pink (Rachel pink which is perfect for my daughter, Rachel), mint (sweet mint, one of my go to colors) and gold. Because I love diy projects and refinishing furniture, I had to add my personal touches in her room. The dresser was from the set my parents got for the wedding almost 40 years ago and her bookshelf was the top of an old hosier cabinet that I found at Brimfield Antique Show (my happy place). I added a gallery wall above the dresser and changing table with some prints. Added a cover of shelves above the glider for added storage. The picture above the bed I fell in love the second I saw it. It was at the Eclectic Collection (an awesome antique store by me) and I fell in love because I have a son as well and I could just see the two of them in a couple years at the beach and taking a similar picture. The white and gold frame just blended in nicely with the rest of the room colors also. The bed was a hand me down and in there until we moved her brother into the bed and could move his crib into her room (that happened shortly after pictures). And then there are the dumbo pictures. They don’t really go with the rest of the room, but I thought they were so darn sweet and had loved them for a couple years so I had to include them.  I love the way her room turned out and every time we are in there playing I love the way she looks at everything. She can really grow into this room and it will still be gorgeous when she’s 18 – of course the accessories will have changed by then.
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Anders’ Eclectic Nursery with a Blend of DIY and Vintage

A lot of parents try and go for a theme in their nursery and my husband was no different – he wanted the muppets. Well after a lot of discussion I convinced him to trust me on my design and he is very glad that he did. I didn’t want a themed room or a “baby” room. I love designing rooms that will easily transition from birth to teens and the character of the room can easily be updated with ever changing interests. There is only one window in the room so I went with a soft creamy white and to add some drama a navy blue striped wall – I love that the stripes all vary in size – and then we added one green stripe that extends all the way around the room.
I love all things vintage and refurbishing furniture. The dresser was perfect because it belonged to my uncles 70 years ago and then my brother and now my son. It’s from Ethan Allen and in great shape. I stripped the stain off of it and re-stained it navy blue and added vintage looking water faucet knobs from Hobby Lobby. The rocking chair is also a refurbished piece that a friend did for me. I continued with the blue and green theme with the curtains and fabric on the rocking chair. Feeling like a needed a little pop of color, we added the vintage lantern lamp in red, an old red trunk and a abacus for a touch of yellow. All vintage pieces that fit so well with the room. The shelves were a DIY project that my husband installed based off of some inspiration photos I found on Pinterest. I love how they add a slight rustic/industrial feel. My Husband got his Muppets with some contemporary prints that my sister created for us (she’s a very talented graphic designer and amazing photographer)! The art above the crib was another DIY project. We found an old map of the world, I bought some wooden letters from Michaels, painted them red, glued them onto the map and my Husband built a frame for it. We do a lot of reading with our son so the shelves are littered with books. The toy boxes and the whale rocker are my designs that my husband makes come to life (I’m so lucky!). And the changing table was an amazing space saver and an easy project. My husband again built the base and then installed drawer hinges from Lowes and it will hold up to 100 lbs. It has been great! Really, the only thing that was new was the crib. Everything else was refurbished or custom designed and built by my husband and I.
#navyblue, #stripes, #stripedwall, #vintage, #eclectic, #white, #boy, #nursery, #blue