January 24, 2015

Purple, Gray, and Turquoise Bedroom Makeover for Two Sisters: Part 1

When we were contacted to do a girls bedroom makeover for two sisters, we jumped at the chance.  I love getting to decorate kids rooms!

When we spoke to Pam she said she wanted a bedroom for her two girls, ages 4 and 9, that would transition with them as they got older.  I wanted to do something fun for them to enjoy!  It had to have fun elements for the 4 year old while being a place that a 9 year old would love to go.  So after putting together the design board package, this is the what I created for these two lovely girls...


The great thing about kids rooms is that you can bring in lots of color!  I wanted to go with a neutral base since all of the items coming in where packed with color, so I chose a warm gray tone to paint the walls.

We wanted to give each of the girls there own space for homework and crafts.  So pretty much everything that came in had a double so there would be no fussing.  :)

For the bedding we went with soft white quilts and turquoise pom pom comforters.

Crinkle Puff Quilt + Sham, Pool

We went with the turquoise bedding from PB Teen and a new purple overhead pendant light from Land of Nod.

Hangin' Around Ceiling Lamp (Purple)


Making sure there is a spot for both girls, we went with two bright lime green bean bags.


To bring in some more of the soft tones to balance the space out we went with this gray washed dresser from Wayfair.
Sauder Harbor View 5 Drawer Chest in Salt Oak





Since the girls already had a loft style bed with desk attached, we purchased a new desk so both girls have a place to work and do crafts and then we brought in these fun swivel desk chairs in purple.


When we met with Pam we went over the layout of the space and how we wanted to incorporate everything.

Here is a look at the BEFORE'S of the space...

The crib will be leaving the room to make way for the matching twin bunk bed.




 In this space we would like to bring in a second desk and some floating shelves above.



For this area we will be putting the new gray washed dresser between the windows, putting window pelmets on the top of each window, and then adding the two green bean bags to the corner.



For the pelmets on the window above, we will be going with this fabric below...

It's cute and girly and somehow reminds me of crayon circles!


Although my flash was a little bright :-)  This is the desk area that is part of the bed frame.  So we will accessorize the desk area and bring in one of the purple desk chairs to give it a punch of color.


We were able to do the install about two weeks ago and the girls where so excited about how it turned out!  

Next up: The Girls Bedroom Install.




January 22, 2015

Woodland Baby Nursery Install Day: Part 2

In the beginning phases of this install we put together the nursery design package and got started with the plan Here.  

Once everything was ordered, we began the second phase of installing the nursery just in time for the client's son, daughter in law, and grandson visiting for Christmas.  The only item missing from the mix was the rocker since that was a special order that the client really liked.  So the rocker arrived while the family was there so they were still able to use it.  

Here is a look at the finished space, but please forgive the photography since my camera batteries died.  I had to take the pics on my cellphone...

Come on in...





The photo above is courtesy of our client Joyce who sent us this picture over as soon as the rocker arrived.   She said the family had the best time sitting and reading with their grandson in the space.





We went with soft neutral pieces and especially white for the furniture to make the space feel as big as possible.  A soft striped gray and white rug softens up the space and cuts up the wood tones on the floor.  








 I loved the bird coat hanger!  One of my favorite pieces in the space.





We purchased a hand knitted cardigan with little ears to accessorize the coat hanger.





The woodland baby bedding was the starting point for the space and the touches of blue, green, and gray gave plenty of color to the crib.


Here is the sweet owl pillow and lovable little hedgehog!  The hedgehog was made by bakerbaby.




The woodland bouncer was a cute added touch. 




To keep all of the toys organized, we went with this bookshelf unit and finished it off with various baskets.






 I found this great sign "Somethings are Worth the Wait" on Etsy by PamelaJoyceDesigns



Along with this cute Grow Wise Little Owl sign by Betsyswood.

 This area is just a nice little spot for the baby to get to his toys and books.






Speaking of books, we grabbed some of our favorites to fill this cute magazine rack!  I remember reading some of these with my kids where babies.





This is the little play blanket that goes with the Woodland Nursery bedding.



We came across these Jelly Stuffed animals at a local boutique that where the softest things I had ever felt! I wish they had them when my kids were little.

So now that the nursery has been finished, we will be moving on to the guest suite that is attached to surprise the client's son and daughter in law when they come for their next visit in a few months.

Below is a few of the Before and Afters


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Next up on the blog is a bedroom makeover for two sisters in gray and purple.

Thanks for stopping by :)





January 05, 2015

Surprise Woodland Baby Nursery Transformation inspired by Dwell Studios Owl Sky Bedding: Part 1

We have a lot of favorites when it comes to Room Makeovers it can be hard to pick which one.  To come up with a design and be able to see it come to life in a client's home is fantastic!  Without the technicalities it's exactly like being pregnant.  We get to see it grow from start to finish and at the end we get to deliver.  Well a room not a baby, but see Exactly the same ;)

Did I hear you ask what the bonus is?  Yes you're right.  No morning sickness, no stretch marks, etc.  So it really is a win win for us.  So all this talk about babies and deliveries brings us to this point...

I was contacted by the sweetest lady Joyce to create a baby nursery for her grandson and to surprise her son and her daughter in law with a lovely place to relax with their little guy when they come to visit.  The kicker was the surprise had to happen for Christmas since they were coming for a visit which meant, we had little time to pull it together, so I got crackin' on the design and here is what we came up with for the space...


It all began with the bedding.  I LOVE owls and as I was putting together a sort of woodland theme space, I came across this owl bedding from Dwell Studios.  It is gorgeous!  The colors where perfect and I loved the large print pattern for the blanket.  The only problem was what I thought was a crib blanket in the design board above was actually a duvet cover folded over the crib for picture purposes, so when it arrived with a play blanket with very small print needless to say it was not what I was hoping for.  No problem, I ordered the separate duvet and a white crib down comforter and had an exact replica of the design board one created and as a bonus the baby could use the original play blanket on the floor to play.  

Below is a closer look of some of the items we picked and a few AMAZING pieces that you don't see in the design board...

All the different owls and the trees are great too!  Again the blanket on the left is a folded duvet which is way to big for a crib, but if you know someone who sews or can do it yourself then you can create the crib blanket. 

To hold this lovely bedding, we went with this gorgeous white detailed crib.

Alternate View



For the walls we went with a soft beige with a gray undertone, so I chose this rug to be a nice coordinating pattern for the bedding and to compliment the bedding and the walls.

Reflecting Pool Ovo Table Lamp


We chose a pool blue color for the lamp and it was the perfect match for the bedding! 


3 Store By Numbers Cube Bin
To finish off the bookcase I chose a few of these linen style number baskets and some soft green ones to mix together for toy storage.


For a little spot to relax, I chose this Rocker Glider and and wood stump Side Table...
Wingback Convertible Rocker

Natural Tree Stump Side Table


To finish off the rocker, of course I couldn't leave out this little guy...
Owls Sky Boudoir Pillow

And to add a punch of color I chose this pouf below...
Kelli Knitted Pouf, Grass Green


Here are a few of my favorite things (You can repeat that as though Mary Poppins just said it ;-)...

Bird Branches Coat Tree
This little birdy coat hanger is beautiful in person.  Made of wood with little cut out details and a little bird to top it off.   We picked up a hand knitted cardigan to accessorize the coat rack and to keep the little guy warm.  

Anytime you can get things handmade for a space, to me it makes it that much more meaningful.  So of course I jumped over to Etsy and purchased a few great things.

This little hedgehog made by bakerbaby was so lovely!  He had a nubby back and corduroy ear and finished off the look of the crib.

Hedgehog Nursery, Woodland Nursery Decor, hedgehog pillow, brown nursery


We loved this little block set below from BetsysWood...

N U R S E R Y  // Owl Blocks (Customize colors) nursery gender neutral nursery child grow wise rustic yellow turquoise brown


And last but not least, since this family has been waiting so long and have gone through a lot to have this little guy, I came across this sentiment below and knew it needed to be in the space...

The ORIGINAL Some Things Are Worth The Wait -  24x24 Wood Sign - Rustic - Nursery

A wooden sign stating "Some Things Are Worth The Wait."
I contacted the seller PamelaJoyceDesigns and she was so gracious to create this in record time and have it to us before the install.  Thanks again Pamela!

When I stopped in to visit with Joyce and get a look at the space, I took a few before pictures of the room.  The room was being used as an office/storage space originally and it was the perfect spot for a little nursery since it is adjoining the guest room where Joyce's son and daughter in law stay.  

Here are the BEFORE'S



 This door leads to the guest suite for his parents.

 There is definitely a lot of angled walls to consider with the layout and placement of items.




Oh, nearly forgot to show you the ceiling light we are going to switch this one out for.

 Springfield Drum Shade Semi Flush Ceiling Light
I love the Bronze and Linen look of this one and want to bring in some much needed light to this room.

Below is a look at the proposed layout.


  Don't miss PART 2 when we reveal the finished nursery!