Nursery Inspiration

As promised, I’ve completed an initial draft of the nursery design inspiration board and wanted to share.  The initial color idea for the room was fuchsia and tangerine with the emphasis on fuchsia and pops of tangerine to just break up the space.  Here are the inspiration pictures:

Eva B. Style: Pinterest Obsession- Baby Nursery Ideas * fuschia, marigold, teal, tangerine - fun pallette

via pinterest. I love how saturated the colors are and the feeling that the room evokes.

Suzie: Modern Declaration - Sweet orange & pink girl's nursery design with two tone walls paint ...

via pinterest.  Much calmer and serene but still punchy with color.

So that is the color scheme I chose and now I’m attempting to combine that with my love for the Petal Pusher Wallpaper mentioned earlier.  Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:

Design Board

The room is a large bedroom, clocking in around 18′ x 11′.  So there is a ton of space to use and (my understanding is that) babies don’t really need that much space. 🙂  So I’ve decided to turn the full-size guest bed that’s been living in the room into a daybed with built-in storage on the back wall.  The day bed will get the lovely fuchsia linen headboard (and sides) and the cabinetry will be white. The rest of the room consists of the traditional nursery furnishings.

I’ll share the process as I go along but I’m most excited about the wallpaper and the pink ceiling!  Just to give you an idea of how far we have to go…here is the room when we moved in:

Nursery - staged for the sale

Nursery – staged for the sale

Since then, the painted wallpaper has been removed, the walls and popcorn ceiling skim coated, and the floors are currently being installed.  By the end of the weekend, I hope that the floors will be finished, trim installed, and wallpaper ordered and scheduled to be installed.  Wish me luck!  If you wish to follow along, feel free to check out my Nursery board on Pinterest.

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Changes…and new Additions

William Morris QuoteSorry for the lack of posts lately.  While I’ve been blogging now for a little over 7 months, I’m starting to feel like I need to get more direction for the blog.  The intent of starting the blog was to support my interior design projects.  However, I’ve actually come to enjoy the process and sharing my thoughts with others. (This little blog has saved the hubby from having to listen to tons of random discussions about design.)  Anyway, as we’re all aware, projects move much slower than intended and I need to work on providing much more interesting and curated content.  I’m working on a few new collaborations and trying to figure out ways to improve the content and flow.  I hope to share some of this very soon but posting will be even more sporadic until I’ve figured it out.

Another reason that I’ve been slow in posting is because we’re making a final push to finish up the house renovation.  I haven’t shared much lately but we’re making significant progress and I hope to post progress pictures soon.  Our deadline to finish (or impetus to finish) has been pushed up because we’re expecting a new addition to the family in a mere 3 months!  It’s unexpected, surprising, and super damn scary.  I can’t even think about what happens when there is a new small person here so I’m focused on starting the nursery design.  I’m working on a design board to share later this week but let’s just say that some of this gorgeousness will be gracing the walls:

Oh Joy! Petal Pusher Wallpaper

Oh Joy! Petal Pusher Wallpaper

Wish me luck on ALL fronts 🙂

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Back in the States and A Little Overwhelmed

So we’ve been back home for a few days and trying to get over the jet lag and the general sense of laziness that vacations create.  There’s a crazy amount of things happening in addition to the house renovations.  I’m trying to get it all organized and focused so I can share on the blog very soon.

Anyway, I spent yesterday at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.

6:30AM - Rise and shine to get good deals!

6:30AM – Rise and shine to get good deals!

I found a few great furniture pieces for the house and, besides it being chilly, it was a good day all around.

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Hard to see in the sunlight but the base has brass feet. It’ll be great in the living room.

Nice long dresser for the master bedroom.  Love the brass pulls and the great craftsmanship (signed piece with dovetail drawers)

Nice wide dresser for the master bedroom. Love the brass pulls and the great craftsmanship (signed piece with dovetail drawers)

Also bought the matching highboy but not sure if it'll go in the same room or another room.  It was too good a deal to pass up.

Also bought the matching highboy but not sure if it’ll go in the same room or another room. It was too good a deal to pass up.

There are still several pieces of furniture we “need” so I’ll be making my way to the Long Beach Flea Market this weekend.  (I was headed to Palm Springs for Mod Week with the hope of thrifting/antiquing but my plans were canceled.)

I’ll be back later this week with some exciting news!

Brazil

We’ve left Argentina and have made our way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the help of new expat friends, we’ve had the opportunity to see a different side from regular tourists and we’re loving it.

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20130205-082249.jpgWhile it’s clearly pre-Carnaval time and a lot more things are going on, Rio just seems to have this amazing energy. It is very vibrant and visually diverse.

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20130205-082408.jpgWe’re headed home soon so just trying to enjoy the richness of the environment and not get bummed by the last few days of rain and clouds.

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Obrigado! (One of the very few Portuguese words we’ve learned :))