It’s back. I’m back!
Since my baby girl and working part time with a full time load have kept me a little preoccupied, I’ve decided the best way to get back into the blogging swing of things is to go back to an old favorite, Furniture Friday. What more fitting piece of furniture than baby cribs?
I obsessed over cribs. Obsessed. It took me a long time to pull the trigger on one for Sadie. I was not impressed with the beds that took you from 0-20. We all know that by the time she’s ready for her “big-girl” bed I’ll be ready to design a custom day-bed or something!
I did a lot of research before we bought ours, but I have not researched each and every crib represented in this post. Please read up on the manufacturer and recalls before you buy any crib!
I broke them down by category…P.S. I may have saved the best for last!
CONTEMPORARY CRIBS:
{Laura Garcia’s Nursery as seen on The Glow}
{Chloe Redmond Warner}
Via CotedeTexas
{Oeuf Sparrow}
{Kalon Studios “Caravan” Crib}
TRADITIONAL:
{Massucco Warner Miller}
{Amy Morris}
{Found via Pinterest}
{Restoration Hardware Baby & Child’s “Jourdan” Crib}
Art for Kids’ “Cottage Crib Verona” in Reef Blue Linen
Restoration Hardware Baby & Child’s “Belle”
Restoration Hardware Baby & Child’s “Adele”
IRON:
Restoration Hardware Baby & Child’s “Martine”
Restoration Hardware Baby & Child’s “Millbrook”
Bratt Decor’s “Venetian” in Venetian Gold
JENNY LIND STYLE:
Art For Kids’ “Vintage Spindle Crib”
TRANSITIONAL:
Newport Cottages’ “Rikki Crib”
Bratt Decor’s “Soho” Crib in White
JUST FILE IT UNDER AWESOME…
KFD Designs
Nurseryworks “Uptown” Crib
And lastly, my dream. I wanted to design a lucite crib when I was preggo – looks like someone beat me to the punch! Nurseryworks’ “Vetro” Crib.




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Currently I’m living in a state of complete euphoria after the birth of my first baby, Sadie.  She is pure perfection in my eyes, and I truly want time to CRAWL.  I’m absolutely loving being a Mom! 

So now, the Nursery Reveal!  I had such a fun time designing this room.  I knew even before any fabric or paint had been selected what the color scheme would be.  Read about my initial design concept here. 

We’re currently leasing so my goal was to purchase pieces that would be flexible down the road.  That also meant the carpet stayed - eww.  I’d love to get a rug eventually but that is not at the top of the must-purchase list because the room is tiny and I don’t want to buy something that wouldn’t work in a larger space down the road.   

I was basically working with a box.  A box with a lot of doors and one window.  I did a lot of space plans on Auto-Cad trying to determine if I could squeeze a guest bed in there.  It was a major stressor for me, and ultimately there was NOT room and I haven’t looked back since donating the old bed. 

The crib and bedding were the hardest decisions.  I had a really hard time finding a crib I liked at any price point.  I never dreamed I would select a “Jenny Lind” style.  Ever.  I used to think they were hideous.  I originally thought I would want a really modern crib, David Netto style.  However, the bedding I was drawn to was really soft and feminine.  I loved the turned spindles with the bedding, so flat slats were out.  That REALLY limited my selection.  The more I thought about it, the more the J.L. style just made sense.  Financially and style-wise!  I am SO happy with my decision. 

The large giraffe was Sadie’s Christmas present from GiGi and Pops (my husband’s parents).  The photograph by Sharon Montrose mentioned here set the tone for several “pops” of giraffe throughout the room. 

I ordered these letters from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child but I’m still waiting for them to arrive (they were back ordered).  The letters will go above the crib.

At the last Round Top, I went a little crazy buying these fashion illustrations from Paris that I had seen at the Blue Hills show that past Spring.  The vendor still had some so I spent a long time selecting my favorites.  The black and white Balmain illustration was my big splurge and I just adore it.  The “S” and “H” alphabet prints were out of an old children’s book.  The pink fashion illustration is an original, and the bottom print of the ladies is out of an old French Magazine.  The “Baby Doll” & “Coco Mademoiselle” illustrations are by Etsy seller, Emmakisstina.  Her work is awesome, check it out! The portrait on the bottom left was purchased at the Guild Shop. 

As far as framing went, I needed to use a little imagination as I could have spent a fortune custom framing every piece.  I bought a pair of really ugly “fake” art prints at Marshall’s for square frames for the alphabet prints.  I think it was $19.99/pair.  I then selected a cute scrapbook paper and mounted & matted the prints myself. 

I wanted vintage looking gold frames so I scoured the art section at the Guild Shop in Houston for ugly artwork in good frames.  I then had white mats cut to fit. 

Sophie the Giraffe, gold mocassin booties, a couple of books (okay, yes, that IS the Lauren Conrad book – I bought it at Marshall’s for $12…sort of embarrassing), and a small white marble lamp scored @ Homegoods sit on top of a table scored on One King’s Lane last week. 

I designed the crib bumper and bed-skirt and had them made.  It is white linen with gray/lavender cording, ties and rosettes.  I had NO IDEA how hard a lavender fabric would be hard to source.  Let me tell you, it was!  The sheets are by Serena & Lily.  I have another dark gray linen sheet by Matteo for when I want a different look.   

As I was rushing through the Guild Shop five minutes before they closed, my hands full of frames, I saw this brass & lucite chandelier and stopped dead in my tracks.  I LOVED it.  They were closing and the line was out the door, so I snapped a quick pic on my iPhone so I could think about it.  You don’t ever “think” about anything at the Guild Shop.  I couldn’t believe this chandelier was still there (it had been there through one mark-down cycle)!  I went back that next week and it was waiting for me so I snagged it up -  not knowing if it would even work!  My dear friend, Sam, worked for hours to get it installed and working!  

The shelf unit was a present from my Mother-in-Law scored at Excess in Round Top.

Here is a list of sources for those interested:

WALL PAINT COLOR: Sherwin Williams, “Ponder”

DRESSER/CHANGING TABLE: Family Piece refinished – see post here.

CRIB: Da Vinci Jenny Lind Crib (purchased from AlbeeBaby.com but couldn’t find it on their website)

BUMPER & BEDSKIRT: Custom

FITTED SHEET SHOWN: “Florentine” Crib Sheet by Serena & Lily

FITTED SHEET OPTION (NOT SHOWN): Vintage Linen Fitted Sheet in “Coal” by Matteo

GIRAFFE PHOTOGRAPH: Sharon Montrose

CURTAINS: Halfpricedrapes.com - My FAVORITE source for ready-made curtains. 

SWIVEL GLIDER: Lee Industries (a gift from my parents)

VINTAGE ARTWORK: Antique Maps & Works on Paper via the Blue Hills Antique Show

CHANDELIER: Vintage, sourced at The Guild Shop.  By or in the style of Charles Hollis Jones.  This is a smaller version of the same fixture.

GOLD CANDLE SCONCES: Vintage, sourced at The Guild Shop.

SMALL MARBLE LAMP: Homegoods

GREEK KEY GOLD END TABLE: Christmas Present :)   This is bad, but i think it’s either World’s Away or Global Views via One King’s Lane – I can’t remember which one but it was from their sample sale a couple of weeks ago. 

So there you have it, Sadie’s Nursery! 





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So I may be a little preoccupied as of late.  Sure clients, moving, and my husband changing jobs is a lot to keep someone busy, but the most important distraction has been the anticipation of my sweet baby girl.  My husband and I are gearing up for a new change in life and I couldn’t be more excited, scared, nervous, overwhelmed, or overjoyed!

I could not wait, I HAD to know the sex of the baby. I just couldn’t do a unisex nursery.  Since I was just certain I was having a boy, I had my color scheme and vision all figured out.  I just wouldn’t allow myself to fancy the thought of being blessed with a little girl.  When the radiologist said, “girl,” you could have knocked me over with a feather!  The rest of the afternoon was spent in and out of baby boutiques and me trying to come up with how I would outfit the nursery.

To my surprise, I loved the all white linen bedding with crazy-full bedskirts but knew I didn’t want the room to go too shabby chic.  I realized this would be the perfect place to use the color scheme I’ve been dying to try out in my own home…Lilac, silver, charcoal, gold & white. 

The room is pretty small considering I’m going to squeeze a crib, dresser/changing table, full sized bed, and glider all in the space. 

The bedding will be custom, but this is an idea of the look I was immediately drawn to.  I’m going to add big lilac satin bows to the bumper and a matching monogram. 

The walls will pick up on the color of the bedding accents.  This is, “Hydrangea” by Serena & Lily. 

The vintage bow-front dresser we already have will be re-painted in a chalky soft dove gray with a little rottenstone in the crevices.   

Ivory silk taffeta curtains will flank the one window in the room.  I may end up adding a valance or cornice…

Obviously, I have to throw in a gold accent.  Dreaming of this chandelier from Pieces. 

White Linen Slipcovered Glider from Lee for ME.  Very excited about this.

 

The guest bed will be dressed in simple white linens with a long leopard print pillow. 

I’m still working on my walls…I love the paper maiche zebra from Anthropologie. 

Other misc. things I’m liking…

So there you have it, the start of the nursery!





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I love searching for one-of-a-kind finds on Ebay.  When I saw this bamboo beauty I was instantly inspired to create an entire room for a young glamazon around it.  I decided to only use Ebay finds to finish off the space! 

The first order of business would be to spray paint the headboard a glossy white.  

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I think these gold end tables have a youthful feel…to dress them up a little bit I would have my stone fabricator cut me a couple of carrera marble tops.

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Two “Bourgie” lamps by Kartell on each table adds modern-baroque-glamour. 

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This desk is so fabulous, but the bright blue color…not so much.  I’d have it lacquered white or robin’s egg blue ASAP.   
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I’d use this as the desk chair, I love the punchy yellow color!  

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What girly-girl doesn’t love a little animal print??  This rug would be great underfoot.  

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The piece de resistance, a pint-size blue opaline chandelier!  

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Black and white stripes are always chic – I’d install this wallpaper on the ceiling.  

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Ebay has tons and tons of Pottery Barn Kids bedding…I think this is appropriate for a young girl but still a teeny bit dressy.

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Now for some glamorous storage – I LOVE this pair of armoires.  

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I love the juxtaposition of this frilly venetian mirror over the lucite desk.  
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These slipper chairs are just too cute to resist!  To introduce a little pattern, I’d cheat and cover them in hot pink Paradise by Quadrille.  

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I love, love, love the colors in these portraits…we’ll pretend they’re portraits of the young girl’s glamorous grandmothers.
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pink-flamingo

I couldn’t resist this hot pink vintage flamingo!  

vintage-dollhouse

Last but not least, every girl needs a dollhouse!  How fabulous is this vintage Barbie dollhouse?!





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Seeing as how my apartment is a chock-full of furniture, I’ve decided to put further furniture acquisitions on hold until we finally find a place to call our own (although I might get crafty with a headboard). My focus has been shifted towards accessories. I’ve spent way too much money snagging up accessories that are just so-so from major big-box chains and then hating them 6 months later. In fact, I have an entire walk-in closet full such impulse purchases. Now I’m focused on buying things I really love – flea market or high brow. Here are a few pics of my favorite accessories that I’ve had my eye on…

{I’d kill for these obelisks from Mrs. Howard – and the lamp for that matter}

After seeing Paloma’s post on these Penguin Classic books, I think these are a must have.

I’d take a Nola lamp in either color!

This lamp would be PERFECT in our Master Bedroom – I’ll take a pair!

I call these the Poor Man’s kaleidoscope! Great for on a wall or on a table.

This Iomoi tray is on my birthday list! It’s hard to pick just one tray!

Designer Gary Spain (see amazing photos – here) uses busts and boxes in this tablescape and I love both!


One of my favorite coffee table-scapes ever!

Last but not least, they may be a little creepy but these vintage glove molds are perfect for draping jewels!

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