Can I just say for the hundredth time how totally excited I am about this One Room Challenge?! The ORC is always a fun time, but this year I get to not only tackle a space in my own home, but I get to do it for my favorite client of all time: my little baby girl! YES, IT'S A GIRL!!!! My husband, David, and I are super excited, although he is completely afraid of breaking her, successfully dressing her, and one day having a teenage daughter (that part is pretty scary to me too)! For now I am just going to relish in all the pretty girl things I get to buy and have already bought. The room might not be close to being done, but her closet is reaching capacity!
This week I focused on zeroing in on the exact design. We took a mini vacation to Charleston, SC, where I selected the final fabrics I needed to complete the room. My vision for the nursery is feminine classic meets eclectic. I describe my personal design style as southern with a bohemian twist so I am filling this room with furniture that has classic lines, lots of gold, some touches of lucite, and heaps of textures and unique materials for visual interest. I want this room to stimulate my baby's brain and creativity, while still being restful and calming. Here is the final design board for the space!
This week a lot of exciting things happened including some of the furniture going in, and the paint going up on the walls. This space, although a new blank box, has a more cream colored trim and ceiling color to work with which limited the colors I could choose for the walls without repainting absolutely everything. I chose Sherwin Williams Tidewater for the space. Its a pretty turquoise that looks grayer-green at night and more blue during the day. I love how happy this color feels without being overwhelming or too bright to be restful.
Can we just take a moment to talk about this dresser? This vintage Thomasville piece was part of a set I found on craigslist while looking for a mirror for a client when we were living in North Carolina! Thankfully, I had sanded and primed it before I got pregnant. I hadn't really decided where we were going to use it in the new house, but when I found out we were having a baby I knew it would make the perfect dresser/changing table. David used Amy Howard Home High Performance Spray Lacquer to finish the project in a glossy white. The lavender tassels are an Etsy find.
Things are slowly starting to arrive and come together. Bless my pour mail lady! I don't think she ever gets to just use the mailbox anymore! I bet she curses me and my Amazon Prime orders on a daily basis. I have always wanted a Jenny Lind style crib. I found this crib on Amazon, and although it came in a variety of beautiful shades, I felt this slate grey would be the perfect complement to the turquoise walls.
Besides all my purchased items beginning to arrive, I have a serious number of DIY projects in the works for this room that I will discuss next week! One of my favorite projects that I tackled this week, and spent entirely too much time on, was the artwork for over the crib. I wanted this mixed media piece to coordinate with the colors and fabrics in the room, but I really wanted it to have lots of pattern, color, and visual interest for my baby to enjoy.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog! Be sure to head over to Calling it Home to check out all the other amazing spaces underway! As always, a huge thank you to Linda at Calling it Home for hosting this event and to House Beautiful for sponsoring!