Posts tagged ‘marimekko’

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!

August 22, 2013

Car Themed Baby Boy Nursery Sneak Peek

by Gillian

Greetings. So the past few months I’ve been working on 2 baby boy nurseries which are both revealing soon. Here’s a sneak peek at a sweet car themed room for a baby downtown. The client loved the car fabric from Marimekko so that was our starting point. We needed to have her existing Serena & Lily Glider recovered and throw pillows made for a day bed so I selected a cute palette of blues for both. In addition, I sourced a carpet that I turned into an area rug and found these incredible antique framed car prints (similar to the airplanes shown in the styleboard) which will hang above theĀ  day bed. Here’s the style board I created which gives a pretty good overview of the room:


The curtains were installed yesterday:

photo 4

In the next few weeks I’ll be installing the area rug, hanging the art and putting the final touches on the space. Stay tuned to see how it all comes together!