Archive for November, 2013

November 18, 2013

Car Themed Baby Boy Nursery-Reveal!

by Gillian

A few months ago I wrote about another baby boy nursery project I was working on – this one was car themed. The room has been finished for a while but I haven’t had a chance to upload the photos yet…until now!

The client had chosen the Bo boo cotton fabric by Marimekko before we had even met so the whole room was worked around it. One entire length of window wall was treated with the fabric to create a floor to ceiling curtain effect. The rug is actually wall to wall carpet that we had cut to size. The client wanted an area rug that took up most of the floor space but left a border of wood floor and because of the size of the space this was a better option than a typical stocked area rug. DSC_7196-001I found these amazing vintage car prints on 1stdibs and we both immediately fell in love with them and knew they would be perfect.

The Presidio Glider from Serena & Lily was an existing piece from the client’s eldest child but we changed the fabric and had a custom slipcover professionally made. It completely changed the look of the piece. In fact all of the major furniture items were reused from the the baby’s sibling but with simple updates you would never know.


The dresser was also an existing piece but we gave it a bit of a facelift with these checked hand-painted knobs from Gracious Home


We had two of the large throw pillows custom-made with a great Lulu DK child fabric called Skittles in Blueberry and the other two woven pillows were from Dash & Albert that I found on Layla Grace. All are perched atop of a west elm daybed that was recovered with a custom mattress cover (not shown).


Even the closet interior got some love with these striped toy bins from Pottery Barn Kids.


I adore this stylish nursery for such a sweet family. I hope Nicholas enjoys his fabulous room as much as I do!

November 4, 2013

Baby of The World – Eli’s Room Details

by Gillian

A few months ago I installed my nephew’s nursery and good thing since Eli Wolfe arrived 3 weeks early!¬† I can’t wait to share with you all the adorable details. As I mentioned in a previous blog post I found the crib bedding which was the inspiration for the whole space.

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We decided to go with a blue, red & white color theme Рthe walls are a pale blue color (Benjamin Moore Breath of Fresh Air # 806); the handmade  wool rug is a super plush cream and light blue chevron that I found on Overstock for a steal ; the curtains are blue and white checked panels that I also scored on Overstock; the Ikea dresser is a deep peacock-blue; the pouf and storage cubes are red and the window seat cushion is multicolored.

Here’s what we started with:


I enlisted my sister-in-law’s help with putting together my 2nd DIY project – the window seat! I hunted down this discontinued fabric that I spotted online because once I saw it I knew it would be perfect for this room and I HAD TO HAVE IT! I mean could it be any cuter? Then I had a masonite board pre-cut at the Home Depot and then ordered thick foam online – also cut to my measurements. The bench is actually a bookcase from IKEA that we flipped horizontally.

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You basically just align the fabric and staple all the way around, and when you get to the corners you wrap them like you would a present. Cut off any excess and don’t worry about what the bottom looks like – nobody will see it.

aug - sept 2013 018I realized once we were installing that my measurements were a wee bit off so fortunately my brother’s friend was able to step in and help us cut the we are wrapping the fabric around a masonite board and foam cushion. Gotta love a staple gun!

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I used heavy-duty velcro to adhere the bottom of the cushion to the top of the bookcase and then popped in the clear red IKEA bins.



While we were busy with that Zach was in charge of drilling – he hung the curtains and then installed 5 wall shelves on either side of the window for our floating bookcase wall.

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I love that all the books will be visible and easy to find once his library grows.

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We then hung the swing arm lights on either side of the crib and then placed the focal point of the room Рthe world map mural that I found on Ebay.  The decal came in two sheets and I cut out each continent and laid it out on the floor before we began.

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Eli has no excuse for not being a whiz in geography!

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The decals peel right off and were easy to move around and adjust.

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How awesome did this turn out?? I am obsessed.

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Here’s the baby-daddy testing out the Luca Glider that used to live in my girl’s room and the new and pouf .

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Here are a few of the personal details that help to make this such a special room. A custom mobile from Etsy to perfectly match the room’s decor.


Framed Shanghai & New York prints hang above the glider.


An ever growing library wall filled with books and toys.




I love this room and I hope my nephew feels all the love that went into putting it all together.