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Still undecided about what I will be doing for bebe2 nursery… I decided to do something a little different when it comes to mood boards. We’ve seen many nursery inspiration using elements from various stores, but what about those who have a registry at one place, what about if you don’t have access to all the stores featured in a board… well I thought it would be neat to make collages of nursery inspiration using products from the same site. That way, it’s easy to get everything at one place.
First up : The Land of Nod
I love mixing textures, colors and patterns and clearly this board is an indication of that. Sometimes, going neutral with pops of color is the way to go and I love yellow in a nursery. Having a beautiful rug like the one shown and a graphical hemisphere artwork to display in the room makes this nursery a little less common. I personally would paint the walls in a light blueish color to mimic the water from the map and accent with a few blue accessories.
So if you haven’t opened a registry over at The Land of Nod, now is time (if you like this graphic mellow yellow board of course!)
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Since I found out I was pregnant, we knew that we had some major “shifting” to do in the house, as in who’s in what room. Our house has 2 bedrooms upstairs and 2 downstairs. Presently, we are in the master upstairs, but with bébé 2 coming in May we had to decide whether we would move downstairs, move Mavrick downstairs, or pair both kids in 1 room. We opted to move downstairs because #1 – Our furniture wouldn’t fit in Mavrick’s current room nor would we be able to put a crib and a bed. #2 – Seeing the two kiddos would be 22 months apart, I felt that Mavrick was too young to be in the basement alone. Even if he LOVES the basement, he’s too scared to go by himself…. so we decided to move downstairs and keep both kids on the same floor.
That being said, the bedroom downstairs is TINY!!!!! and well only our queen size bed and 2 night tables fit in there, so we decided it might be a good idea to add some storage on each side of our bedside. That way we can put store some books, additional decor and it adds a little oomph to the “plain” space.
Here are a few examples I liked…
These bedside bookcases are just a part of the room renos. We actually plan on tearing down walls (seeing there wasn’t a closet in the room prior to moving in it) removing the suspended ceiling and replacing it the real stuff, painting, adding ogees, decorating, builing the closet space… all in what, 3 weeks time.
I will show our progress shortly… with my wonderful iPhone cam pics. ha.
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When I started thinking about the nursery or even the toddler room, I kept telling myself how cool it would be to have the effects of washi tape up on the walls. I love the transparency of overlapping tapes but my google search didn’t give me any results. Luckily we have pinterest, and I follow some great designers so when I came across Sincol X MT I was all giddy. I mean who wouldn’t love wallpaper version of washi tape? Just look at the effect… it’s amazing!
MT partnered with Sincol to create these amazing large masking tapes to decorate interiors. Finding the tape might be a little hard in the US and Canada seeing it’s a fairly new Japanese product. Prices per roll vary depending on the width of the roll you choose. They have a 15 cm width roll and a 30 cm width roll. The 15cm one retails for about 42$ USD.
I’ve been looking online to see if I can find any place that ships the tape overseas… and the only place I found is Washi Matta. They only sell the 15 cm version one (for now) but at least you can get your hands on a roll.
[ Images : Sincol X MT ]
I’ve always been a fan of vintage. There’s just something about it that makes me swoon. Maybe its the combination of old and new, knowing that something has a story behind it, a previous life makes it even more interesting. I love the textures and colors of vintage items and well clearly when I saw this nursery… I died a little. Still unsure what I will be doing for bébé girl’s nursery this definitely sparks some inspiration.
I will feature more lovely nurseries that are worth highlighting, and hopefully ours will be 1/10 as pretty as these!
[ Project Nursery ]
Before I got pregnant, I purchased this pair of Joyfolie shoes. Yes, I wasn’t pregnant, nor do I have a girl but they were beyond adorable, 1 of a kind and I was able to snag them. I told myself if I got pregnant the second time around and had a girl it would be perfect, and well… if I had a boy, I have a niece who would look amazing in these.
When I got them, they were even prettier in person and I started dreaming of decorating a baby girl nursery using those shoes as an inspiration. Beige, Browns, Reds and Mint… all vintage style. I would purchase a red vintage gumball machine, I actually found the fabric online and would plan the bedding accordingly (clearly not all in that fabric, but maybe some throw pillows etc.) I was even thinking of framing the shoes (until baby girl could wear them) as a art piece for the room. The only thing I couldn’t quite figure out is my glider. I have a beautiful gray houndstooth glider which clearly would clash with my vision. Being the girly girl I am and wanting everything to match it really bothered me even more so now that I am having a girl. So I decided to switch my plans.
Inspiration #2 for my new nursery. These beautiful mint shoes, again from Joyfolie. I love the idea of mint in a baby’s girl room and these shoes really are beautiful. The fabric, the embellishment all so very dainty and I see would fit perfectly with my vision of what baby girl would look like.
Clearly mint is a reoccurring color and one I love for a girls nursery combined that with grays, blush pinks, corals, and steel blue. Yes its very uncommon for a nursery but the combo is beyond pretty. Just look at this BEAUTIFUL collage… it’s exactly what I envision for my nursery palette.
I’ve repeated it over and over that I’m not a baby theme lover. Theme as in classic baby themes : butterflies, animals, Disney Characters etc. So creating something unique, not too theme-ish will be quite the challenge, but I love when 1 thing sparks a waterfall of ideas. (I’m still waiting for that to happen) but I’m sure it will … soon.
Have you ever designed a room (nursery or other) using inspiration in an unexpected place?
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Sometime last year, I participated in a contest on Nesting LLC and I won a twigs e-design package, valued at $375. I was beyond excited because even though I’m a designer, it’s nice to have the vision of someone else who is talented and trust me Susan is one talented mama-to-be. Originally seeing I only had Mavrick, I asked Susan if she could come up with some inspiration for Mavrick’s toddler room. Sure I was way ahead of my time because we are just starting to think theme/decor but having something to base myself on has been awesome.
I gave her a list of the furniture we already had ( the bed and the dresser) and explained that I wanted something that would grow well with him (meaning not to theme-ish) This is what she came up with.
She told me she would leave the bed as is, but paint the dresser a cream color which is what we did. (Well we technically painted the dresser an Ikea off white) At the time, Mavrick’s room was staying where it is now… but since then I got pregnant, we are moving in the basement and we are splitting Mavrick’s room into a room / playroom.
We have a gray shaggy rug and gray bed linens, but other than that we don’t have much to work with. I love the idea of adding other wood type elements in the room so that the bed doesn’t feel “out of place” but I’m afraid with the playroom area it will all look like missmash. The hubs wants to add some superman theme of some sort and I am fighting with my very last ounce of breath to make him understand that it won’t happen. I told him the most he can have is this illustration in a wood frame…. and MAYBE a Cars stuffed car. (maybe Mater to match the “wood”)
I want to do something cool, maybe a mural or something that will make the space a WOW factor. But I have no idea where to start. Have you seen some great roomspiration ? Or some unique ideas I should consider?
Before we can even start thinking about the nursery,
we I need to think about what we would like to do for Mavrick’s toddler room. Because our son is moving in our bedroom (and us downstairs) there is way too much space for a little 2 year old toddler, so we’ve decided to divide it half bedroom half playroom. We don’t have a lot of space in the upstairs living room and with soon 2 kids, I want “my” space to be clutter free of toys.
We already have his bed, a vintage dresser we refurbished, bedding, a carpet and our most recent purchase a expedit bookcase which we will use to divide the room and play area. Other than that… I still have to decide on colors, placement and what I would like to have in both spaces.
We have a combination of wood / white furniture and grey bedding so clearly that’s a start. I was thinking maybe some blues added but at the same time it seems so predictable. I don’t want it to be a theme because I would like the room to grow with Mavrick, so a neutral wall color might be a better option. I like idea of mixing different things, vintage elements like maps, to more modern pieces. I think that’s what makes a room unique and have it’s own character.
One thing I do know is that in Mavrick’s room space, I want to make a reading area. Why not in the playroom? Because to me a playroom isn’t necessarily a peaceful area and I also want both kids to have their own reading area in their room. I’m trying to avoid any fights ahead of time.
I like the idea of a carpet and lots of pillows to make the space cocoonish, and a nice display area for the books.
For the play area, because it will be for both Mavrick and Baby Girl, I want it to accomodate both. So I was thinking of having a music area, a kitchen area, a car/truck area all with their respective “storage” space. Plus, we will have some storage in the bookcase we purchased. We will line with a curtain (as backing to the cubbies) but making a wall when you are on the room side. We want to avoid Mavrick grabbing toys when bed means sleep time. Only books will be allowed in his “room”.
Any other tips, or great finds on the web that might help us make this vision a reality? Have you ever seen a room / playroom before?
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Who doesn’t love cheery bathroom?! Well, I think this one featured on Spearmint Baby is absolutely darling. I love the mixtures of yellows, white and aqua and not to mention the stripes and polka dots. Makes me want to be in there forever. Maybe this will make your kids want to brush their teeth more? hehe
Do you like unconventional colors for a bathroom? Or do you tend to stick with the classics?
Via : Spearmint Baby & Hiya Papaya