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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nursery Progress...

As soon as we found out that baby #2 is a little girl, my mind started racing as to what to do in the nursery.  We had decided (for many reasons) to move baby boy to a new room and use his current nursery for the new baby.  I had seen Waverly's Spot On fabric recently and knew it would be great nursery fabric, in the blue and green colorway for a little boy or in the coral and yellow colorway for a little girl.  I love that the "dots" aren't perfectly round polka dots- they are sort of "scribbled" and irregular, almost cheetah-esque.  I also haven't seen this fabric all over the place, so it's nice when you find something you aren't already tired of.  And, of course, you can't beat the price.  I'm using this fabric for the curtains and the cribskirt and just going with a basic white crib. 


I am going to use this textured solid coral for the chair and ottoman, accented with white contrast welting on the trim.  With such a busy curtain fabric, I think I need something calmer on the other furniture.

I knew finding a paint color would be a challenge.  First, keep in mind that the previous wall color was navy blue. 


I loved it for baby boy, but no way could I keep the walls navy for baby girl.  So we began dismantling the nursery so we could move baby boy out and repaint.  Yes, I shed a few tears.

My mom had saved my ballet shoes from when I was a little girl, and they served as inspiration for the ballet slipper pink paint color for baby girl's walls. 

I knew I did not want "pink" walls, at least not in the traditional baby girl pink that comes to mind.  Plus, coral in the fabric definitely has some orangey undertones, so the wall color needed to be an orangey/ yellow pink.  So after trial after trial after trial and numerous trips to the Sherwin Williams store near my house, I settled on Quaint Peche. 

With the help of my kind mother-in-law, we primed and primed and primed to cover all the navy.

After a whole lot of priming and painting, the walls were just the right color. 

Over the weekend I decided to sew the curtains.  I made single width panels, lined, with pinch pleats.  Easy easy!  My sweet husband handled all the hardware hanging, which is no small feat.

I originally was going to use a rug I already had, a flat weave wool with yellows and corals and a fabulous Greek key pattern. 

But ultimately I decided it competed too much with the fabric, so I exercised some restraint and bought Pottery Barn's diamond jute rug instead.  It's suprisingly soft, and I love the diamond pattern (reminds me of the much more expensive Stark seagrass version). 

I have painted the faux bamboo dresser a glossy white and used a white faux bamboo mirror over it.  The pierced lamp was my grandmother's, the poodles are a Palm Beach thrift store find, and the Chinese lacquered jewelry box is from an estate sale here. 

There is still a lot left to do!  I'm excited to incorporate some other fun pieces into the nursery, like these vintage yellow pineapple lamps:


And this pair of vintage poodle trays from Decatur Estates:


And other minor details like a crib...  But that's the state of the nursery today!  Stay tuned for the final product!

20 comments:

Alicia xoxxo said...

Love the nursery!!! What a lucky little baby girl!! Now will you come help me with baby boys nursery? :)
I am dying over the vintage pineapple lamps! I have a major obsession with pineapples! I am seriously loving them! Where did you find them?

jandjhome said...

I'm loving all the details. The color is a perfect pink. Beautiful.

Julie said...

It looks amazing already! I love it.

Andrea said...

It's looking great! can't wait to see the finished product. I just designed my daughter's nursery and want to do another one so bad! Love the pineapple lamps.

Kerry said...

I love it and the paint color is great. I just painted pale blue over deep maroon in my new house. I used SW's self priming superpaint and had my doubts but it covered the ugly red in two coats with no priming step.
The room is really beautiful. What a lucky baby girl.

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love this color combo, that fabric is sooooo cute ! You and the mr. did a great job on the draperies. This is one of the cutest nurseries I've seen.

12 devonshire said...

Fabulous!! I love it all - including the rug you're not using... hope you find a place for it! The curtains are gorgeous, and I can't wait to see the room all done. Congratulations!

- Alicia

bryn alexandra interiors said...

Ohhh I love it!! It's girly but not TOO girly!!

As a side note, whenever I read the blog I never know who is posting. Maybe I'm just missing it! But congrats on the new pregnancy, I must have missed the news. I'm thinking this is Sarah from Charlotte (because the fabric is Mary Jo's)? Anyway, great job and again congrats on the new baby!

Betsy said...

Oh, it is precious! What a lucky little girl--I can't wait to meet her!!

Dina @ Honey + Fitz said...

So fun! It's looking great and I LOVE the fabric you picked. It's sophisticated and totally girly without being too delicate. Great colors!

lizziefitz said...

Your baby girl will be surrounded in chic style! I love the new, fresh color combo! Please come enter my first giveaway:)

Danielle {freshquince} said...

Love it all and if you ever want to sell that gorgeous rug, please please tell me first!

Charlotte said...

Where on earth did you find that GREAT rug that you are not using? My 10 year old daughter is dying for a greek key rug and I am having a hard time finding one that doesn't break the bank. Please share!!!

tarheel said...

I love it!! The pink color is perfect, and the curtains make the room. They are fab. The furniture and the lamps- everything- perfect. Lucky baby girl.

Anne said...

it looks so great! I can't wait to see the finished product!!

Nutbird said...

Love the new look! But, isn't the dotted fabric a modern take on the classic antelope pattern? I have a vast collection of those blanc de chine lamps. My mom bought four or five when we lived in Japan in the fifties. I love the greek key dhurrie. How about a big picture of that, just for fun? Ann

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

Wow MOS Charlotte! Your new Nursery looks incredible! I love everything from the paint color to the fabric to the gorgeous bamboo chest. What a lucky little girl!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I love, love, love it!! The curtains are fabulous! I also am loving the pineapple lamps!

Rebecca (Reluctant Floridian) said...

You are MUCH more together than me, due date twin! I love everything so far.

Wrapped in Raffia said...

Looks so good! Can't wait to see more it!

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