we absolutely loved helping create this space for one of our bump camp grads…sweet baby emmett. carla and trevor wanted a gender neutral space inspired by the cute and whimsical prints of etsy seller creative thursday….and they said they would be willing to refinish the dark wood crib that they already had! the prints and fabric have such wonderful character and colour, so we kept the rest of the room soft and neutral.
crib – from carla’s sister….and sanded and painted by one diy daddy
dresser, night stand, glider, mirrors, shelves, pendant light - restoration hardware
shadow box – another great diy to showcase a pretty cute collection of characters
pillows and crib blanket – fabric from creative thursday and sewn by the fabulous and local winifred babies
Shelby and her husband Jimmy joined us for the winter session of bump camp, and in May they welcomed a beautiful baby girl to their family. Baby Gracie even made the news, as her Dad had quite the exciting time leading the Edmonton Rush to the National Lacrosse League final.
We were looking to create something that was sophisticated, but still had a nursery feel. We started with the colours, white, grey, and yellow, and then once we found the rug the idea of a vintage French nursery was what we came up with.
My favourite thing is the “tree of life” wall decal. We plan to use it to measure how Gracie grows through the years. I also love the drum light, and appreciate my husband installing it and a dimmer switch!
Most items came from Home Sense and the crib and change table were handed down. The armchair was actually on clearance for $30 at Home Sense. The only thing that was wrong with it was that the fabric didn’t match our design. But my mom wouldn’t let that stand in the way of a great deal. She spent hours re-upholstering it by hand. She even had to take it all apart at one point when she realized there was a small tear in the new fabric she was using! The dresser is Ikea, but it’s discontinued.
We love how the room turned out, and are happy it is a nursery that matches the rest of the decor in our house and has a nursery feel without being totally “baby-ish” We appreciate all the time and effort my mom put in to creating it!
So we all know that colour blocking is big on the fashion scene this spring. But if you aren’t sure you can pull it off, or just have no desire to do so, it is something you can bring into the home as interior design trends often find inspiration from the runways.
So with a few cushions and throws and some new accessories you can color block your living room quite easily. Or if you are feeling daring you can design a nursery or kids room around the concept.
Here is a design board inspired by the original colour block icons themselves…..Popples.
A quick preview of the nursery designed from our ‘rock n roll baby’ design inspiration board. There are lots of DIY pieces, fab Etsy finds, and even a chalkboard paint wall stripe.
In my quest for finding some fabulous nursery furniture for our clients I have come across two awesome companies and designers that I would be so happy to incorporate into some nursery designs in the near future.
The first is this fantastic company based out of the Netherlands. They are Beaneasy, designers of beautiful womb-like furniture that will please mom, dad, and baby. Designed by a father who wanted to make his newborn feel “at home”, the delightfully, fun shape of this furniture is not only aesthetically pleasing in a choice of nine basic colours, they are also designed with safety in mind. To top it off, they contribute to corporate social responsible products – with every sale a donation is made to Orange Babies, an organization that helps mothers and babies in Africa find health and happiness.
Below you will see examples of “Dream”, “Hug”, and “Hide” (crib, dresser, and cabinet) in various colours. These would make a great addition to any nursery or children’s room.
This furniture just makes me smile with its cheerful colours and the curvy design.
Moving on to another collection from Europe, London to be exact, is the nursery collection from Simon Horn. This furniture design style could not be more different from the Beaneasy line. This collection was designed in the style of Louis Phillipe Epoque and as you will see reflects a elegance fit for your little king or queen.
Another fabulous point to this collection is that the crib will not only convert to a beautiful toddler bed, it will also convert to a sofa! Talk about maximizing your investment, a beautifully handcrafted crib that will grow with your child.
Both collections are available to ship to Canada.
If you are inspired by either of these designers, let us know and we can help you to create your dream nursery!