Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Two (design) roads diverged...

I have a habit of changing moods midstream. In college, I changed majors (majorly) two years in. In my working life, I went from medical sales rep making good dough to broke law school student. It's no surprise, then, that I often get halfway through the decision process of a project, and take a left turn, so to speak.
That happened with Isla's nursery. I was going down the path of gray this, gray that - soft, neutral, yada yada when one afternoon recently it just hit me: jade green. With touches of gold, and fuschia and clever art. Heavily inspired by de Gournay wallpaper goodness. Knowing wallpaper, especially something that exquisite, isn't part of my limited budget, I've decided to do my own riff off the look.
I was inspired by images like these:

de gournay green with pink velvet curtains
enlighten me as to source

green de gournay via desiretoinspire
desire to inspire

massucco-warner-miller-design
massuco, warner, miller

So, here's where I'm at....At least for today
How can I do this face wrong?
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13 comments:

Raina Cox said...

Oh my! She is just the most precious.

And she totally deserves the brilliant nursery you're putting together.

Heather said...

what a sweetie!
I love your idea of the jade green with hot pink...what a remarkable nursery that will make!

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

Oh my gosh Oh my gosh, pleeeeeaaaaseeeeee do this. Please? I really want...NAY...NEED to see this jade green wonder. My eyeballs are starved.

bluehydrangea said...

Baby girl is adorable!! And you sound just like me. I change my mind constantly!! I will worry and work on something for ages and then BAM! The perfect idea comes to me and it is back to the drawing board. Good luck! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

I love the ideas and inspiration! I can't wait to see how it turns out. And Isla -- holy cuteness!!

Averill said...

So with you. Love that vivid green with touches of pink. It's sophisticated, but still girly.

And Isla is lookin' gorgeous!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh yes....Jade for the little pea in a pod! She is just beautiful!!

Living Livelier said...

She's precious! Good luck with your project!
Deb

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I am glad I am not the only one who will be waiting until after baby is born to decorate a nursery (we are moving from DC to Dallas as soon as baby #2 arrives). I love the direction you are taking...cannot wait to see how it evolves!

Lauren said...

awwwwwww oh my goodness those eyes!!!!

love that wallpaper!!
xoxo

Stephanie Sabbe said...

she's so big! and so cute. Gorgeous eyes!

my favorite and my best said...

when i saw this post the first time the baby pic wouldn't upload....boy am i glad i came back.
eat. that. baby.

Pink Wallpaper said...

she is adorable!!!!!