Monday, February 8, 2016

Nursery Inspiration & Updates


 
Ok, ok ... I had to sneak a picture of the cute little guy in here to entice you over :) Am I turning into one of those parents that just wants to show off photos of their child at every waking chance? Well, I am happy to report that his nursery is finally being pulled together! I;ve had an all grey, black, and white space planned for months, and lo and behold, there arrives an amazing new line of nursery gear at Pottery Barn - the Emily & Meritt for PB kids that is:


So good! I particularly love the rocking chair (I've always loved chairs with a bold stripe) and the play mat. Did you know that for the first 5 months of life, babies see black and white images the most clearly? Colors are a bit more fuzzy to them, and they cannot yet distinguish between say, orange and red. So they actually recommend showing your baby striking black and white patterns, like a checkerboard for instance.



Look at those super cute tassels on the crib skirt, it's all in the details!

 
This play mat would actually look GOOD in my family room, and when it comes to baby gear, that's a rare trait:
 
 

Gold accents are perfection:

 
 
Here's a little reminder of the space I have planned, we've so far installed the gorgeous Bamboo Lantern in brilliant gold from Shades of Light, and the stunning Fornasetti Nuvolette wallcovering that I had been drooling over from DecoratorsBest!
 
 
 
It's finally time for furnishings! Follow along with the progress sneak peeks on instagram, much more to come soon. Truth though? He's so little I'm almost afraid to put him in the giant room all by himself! Funny how becoming a mom will do those things to you! :)
 
 
 
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday's Favorites To Follow


 
Happy Friday everyone! As a Mon-Friday, 9-5 worker, I'm still wrapping my head around being at home everyday, and I'm trying to make sure I'm keeping track of what day of the week it is so that I still feel semi-normal. Amazing how all the days (and nights!) can just blend together. Slowly but surely I'll be back to blogging regularly, and I want to get back to sharing my "Friday Favs", people I think you need to know about and follow on social media if you love all-things-design. Today's edition is interior photographer Alyssa Rosenheck, her instagram account is pretty dreamy and she photographs some of the loveliest spaces:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Convinced? Go flip through her lovely feed and thank me later! Have a wonderful weekend :)
 
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Renovation Project Update | Powder Room Part 2



Here we go, another reno update for you! If you've been following along on Instagram you've seen my sneak peek already :) Here's a reminder of where we started and where we are at now:


Total gut of everything in the space!


We put in this amazing Metrie recessed paneling in the entryway (full post on that space soon!), you can see the powder room from here, and I love the way the oak floor meets so flush with the marble tile (thank you to floor-guy-Phil)! We also added simple board and batten with flat stock from Metrie to dress up the lower half of the wall:


And as you can see from my mood board  the zebras were finally coming to live with me, I've loved them from a distance for a very long time :) I purchased Scalamandre zebras in the Black and Silver colorway from DecoratorsBest and it is quite magical. I am so grateful for a source of designer papers at a great price, however I still did splurge to have it professionally installed as I wanted it to be perfect!


Another view from the entry way:


We picked the smallest cutest toilet we could find (as cute as toilets can be, that is!), as this is a really small space and we needed to conserve:


Once the lighting was in it started looking legit. Dark, moody and lovely:


Now we just have to finish up the space with our Brizo Tresa faucet and accessories (so excited!), and the gramercy glass wash stand. I also have to commit to a mirror, which scares me a little (any recommendations?). We are finally on our way to a finished space!!
 
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Designer Profile | Lori Paranjape


Have you been following Traditional Home's 'New Trad Talent Hunt'? One of the nominees is the oh-so-talented Lori Paranjape, her portfolio is the stuff design dreams are made of:














I am so enjoying following along with Lori's fabulous projects on instagram, she is so talented! And she comes up with such creative design ideas as well, for example, as a new mommy and a pet owner, this design savvy built in pocket baby gate totally wowed me!!


Be sure to check out more of Lori's portfolio and sneak peeks on instagram here.
 
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