Thursday, October 14, 2010

Finally....Isla's Nursery

I figured since Isla will be six months old next week, it was time for me to post pics of her nursery. It's not perfect, and certainly not perfectly styled, but, who am I kidding? More than likely, it will never be. For now, it's a pretty and pleasant space for our baby girl.

Almost everything is on its second tour of duty, although a couple pieces have been freshened up with new paint or upholstery.
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I'm so glad we kept the map of Paris artwork in this room, rather than move it with Avery's bed - it works soooo much better!
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There's just some things I have to live with - like hideous air-conditioning units - but the floors sure are nice.
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Reupholstering the glider in the gray ikat, and adding the yellow pouf in lieu of the standard ottoman certainly helped the scene.
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My changing table is a repurposed, small buffet. In Avery's nursery, it was white. For this time 'round, it got a gray paint/brass hardware facelift.
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I may tire of the wall color at some point, but right now, I'm so in love with it! In the morning, it's fresh and crisp, but as night falls, it takes on a jewel-box quality. (Don't be hatin' on my sad lampshade - it's on the to-do list)
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I just finished up the "art installation" above the crib the other day. Remember that I'd been inspired by de Gournay wallpaper, so I wanted to reference Chinoiserie, as well as giving something interesting for Isla to see. Not sure I have a calling as an artist, but you get the idea. Do you think the canvas should be a different color? Ben says deep blue might look better...
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Did'ya notice anything else??

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Tee Hee... that's right, the munchkin all this fuss is about! Little bit worth it! ;)

30 comments:

Averill said...

I LOVE IT!

PS - Do you mind if I snag some of these pics for your guest post next week? I love sharing everyone's "real life" nurseries. And your colors are dynamite.

Sarah said...

Adorable! I love the pops of pink and those green walls.
Also, the poufs are amazing. Well done!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee™ said...

Such a pretty nursery! I love the glider and pouf/ottoman. I have recommended the pouf as an ottoman in several nursery room designs. Do you like it?

xo,
cristin

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

Alison, It is SO STUNNING! Really gorgeous - I never would have thought of the green walls, but I just LOVE it. The picture of the feet sticking out is just priceless... too cute!

Belly said...

I LOVE the art (and it's beautiful with the same color of the wall- so clever). Oh, and the moravian star- love those.

Krystle said...

Very cute nursery! I was thinking a different background for the butterfly artwork might be better too, but, if not it still works =) She's such a beautiful baby. Her feet sticking up out of her crib was ADORABLE!

jandjhome said...

Hi, I just found your blog this week and I'm loving it. I love the little feet peeking out in the crib picture. The changing table is perfect. Love the room.

The Rural Socialite said...

This is beautiful and I think it really is perfect! I think the art should stay green; it gives a nice 3D element.

Raina Cox said...

You had me at yellow pouf.

My other faves are the Paris map and the butterflies.

Excellent job, Mamacita!

Lindsey E. said...

Ridiculously perfect! Love the changing table, glider, wall color, art...I love it all! Well done!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

it's gorgeous, really pretty you have done a beautiful work Alison, congrats! what a pretty room for a little princess!

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

The first thing I noticed was the bright pink of the Paris poster against the gorgeous green. Then on closer inspection, I spied a tiny Longhorn accessory tied to the dresser, and got very excited (Hook 'em, lil' lady!!). I personally really like that the canvas with the butterflies is the same color as the wall because it looks like the butterflies are really suspended in air. Lucky lil' Isla!

Chesapeake Chic said...

Isla is just gorgeous!! I think her name is just perfect and the nursery is really pretty! Look at her happy smile-- so cute!

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

What a sweet nursery! My favorite parts: the glider, the ottoman, and the light fixture!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Little bit worth it? I'd say!What a doll baby with a little glint in her eye!

LOVE it...love the "installation" funsicle!!

Kim@Living with Little People said...

Beautiful room for a beautiful girl. I love the butterflies. I have to agree with your hubby though about the background - a different colour would be more striking.

Today Hilary... said...

What a surprisingly perfect wall color!

bluehydrangea said...

Baby girl is adorable!! As is her nursery. and I love the picture with her little feet sticking up!!

Jackie said...

LOVE the green walls, and everything else for that matter! You have me inspired for my re-do of my girl's room!

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

i love the butterflies!!
perfect nursery for such a beautiful baby girl!

Michelle said...

It is beautiful!

No.35style said...

aww, what a cutie! love the gray dresser and knobs and the pouf! my baby is 8 months old and i am still working on her nursery!

Kirsten said...

My favorite is the wall color; I love how it makes the white & gray furniture pop! Awesome! Is that Avery's old room?

Carolyn said...

It looks so good! Love the wall color, love that paris map..esp. in there against those walls (remember awhile back I said it looked to similar to Avery's bedspread cause I am too honest like that?), that grey changing table is beauty, the glider, the pouf, the art...Lonny or Elle Decor worthy, k?

Jana said...

AMAZING job!! Those lil' feet sticking up.....what a great shot. :) My favs are the butterfly art and the gray piece. It looks great!!!

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

I am indeed a proud UT alum. Just don't ask me about their football team. I seriously couldn't care less. That's probably why they kicked me out of Texas.

Living Livelier said...

Beautiful job! I just love it - esp the new ikat upholstery, pouf, and Parisian map - superb! I think I agree with your husband - would love to see a dift color behind the butterflies about the crib.
Congrats and great work!
Deb

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I LOVE the artwork in your room, so creative and unique.

Life Made Simple said...

LOVE THE ROOM. But that picture of her little feet sticking up is wonderful!!!!! You have got to print that and frame it. Precious!!!!!! Hope all is well!! xoxox

LindsB said...

how did i miss this?!? I love it!! what a perfect room for her. And that second to last picture is too cute, love her little feet in the air!!