It has been a while since I participated in Moodboard Monday over at the blog Pewter + Sage. However, I have been feeling
pressured inspired to get moving on Maddie and Harry’s rooms in our new home. So, when I saw that this week’s inspiration was a crib from Bonavita I thought it might be a sign to put pencil to paper and get moving.
And, while we are at it I have to share a photo of the “client.” Am I a lucky mama, or what?
Anyways, here is the crib I am using for inspiration.
I should mention as you look at my board that Harry does already have a crib. It is iron in a matte pewter finish….it is about the only purchase I’ve made for the poor kiddo to date! In any case, here is what I have come up with. If you follow my blog, you know some of this has been kicking around in my inspiration files for a while.
The starting point for the room was the Julia Rothman wallpaper for Hygge & West. Babies spend a lot of time looking up….and my little man will fall asleep and wake up to these beautiful birds. I do realize that this feature will have to be replaced in a few years but I do not mind. He’s likely my last baby and you only live once!
The carpet will be a custom cut Stark carpet in “Logo.” I am only leaving a 6″ perimeter of wood around the room. I am adding wainscoting 5′ up the walls (see example below) and I am adding crown moldings as well. All woodwork will be an off-white (Navajo white by Benjamin Moore). The upper few feet of the walls will be Benjamin Moore’s Galveston Grey.
On the windows I’ll likely go with roman shades. Currently, I am thinking China Seas Fiorentina, Dark Yellow on White. I’ll band them with Christopher Farr linen in Silver (I scanned the fabric sample I have and it reads beige here. In reality it is a grey linen with a slight silvery sheen). The bumper and crib skirt will be done in the silver linen as well. Ties on the bumper and a peek through on the skirt will be in the China Seas Fiorentina (similar to the style below). I’ll find a yellow tape to match or may have the skirt bordered with the China Seas fabric….still deciding.
The glider is a hand me down from big sister Maddie’s nursery before we moved. I honestly have not decided if I’ll go to the time and expense of getting it recovered. They jury remains out on this one. The black armoire (photo from the showroom floor) was one of the first pieces of furniture I bought when I remodeled my first ever townhouse. It was my first “adult” furniture purchase and is sentimental to me. The black dresser was purchased at a tag sale and is doubling as the change table.
I still need to work on art. I am kicking around ideas like French Alphabet postcards, a silhouette, a monogram, family photos. We’ll see……
So, there you have it. Harry’s nursery progress to date. I am currently in the process of bidding the woodwork and painting….so we are making progress and hopefully you will see some real photos of the finished room in the near future! Now, hope on over to Pewter + Sage to see what other fabulous nurseries everyone has come up with using the Bonavita cribs!
Today I decided to play along with the “Mood Board Monday” blog party hosted by Pewter + Sage. Two inspiration pieces were chosen, one a rug from Dash and Albert, and another from West Elm. Participants had to chose at least one of the inspiration pieces and create a room around it. The idea of the party is to see how various people are inspired differently by the same things. So, be sure to hope on over to Pewter + Sage and check out the other rooms that participants designed around these pieces.
I chose the Dash and Albert rug as the inspiration for my family sun-room, where I envision Sunday afternoon board games or the family just hanging out reading the paper and catching up.
I have to admit that I waited until yesterday to pull my products together and spring weather made a long walk and a trip to the park with my husband, daughter and dog preferable to being inside in front of the computer. It seemed like all of our neighbors were out and about and it was a lovely day.
I had appointments early this morning. So, sorry that I have quickly pulled my selections together this afternoon. Perhaps one of these days my photoshop skills will rise to the occasion!
I am picturing a sunroom with three walls of floor to ceiling windows with casual linen roman shades, trimmed in a simple orange tape. In the center of the room would be the sofa and chair, flanked with the orange ceramic garden stools.
In one of the windowed corners, I am picturing the game table with four chairs. I’ve included a wood sample for the chair legs (bottom left) and fabric swatch for the same chairs (bottom right).
On the non-windowed wall, I am picturing the chest with the lamp on one side and the ceramic foo dogs flanking the antique books, on the other. The mirror would be centered over the chest.
In my haste to pull these images together yesterday, I neglected to note the source for the ceramic foo dog bookends and the ceramic garden stools. I will update this as soon as I locate my source. Sorry about that!
Thanks again to Pewter + Sage for hosting this blog party. Now, do not forget to hop on over to her blog and check out the other great entries.
Today I decided to play along with the “Mood Board Monday” blog party hosted by Pewter + Sage. Two inspiration pieces were chosen from the Wisteria Catalog. Participants had to chose at least one of the inspiration pieces and create a room around it. The idea of the party is to see how various people are inspired differently by the same things. So, be sure to hope on over to Pewter + Sage and check out the other rooms that participants designed around these pieces.
The first option was this:
And, the second option was this:
I decided on the German Silver Bowfront Chest. I think it is a beautiful piece that could have easily gone in a myriad of rooms for this challenge. But, I decided to design a tranquil Master Bedroom Sitting Room. This room was designed for fun, and I paid no attention to budget.
2. Window Shades- Conrad Shades, Romanfold in Savanna
3. Motorized TV Shade- VisionArt, “Gold on Gray” by Peter Kitchell
4. Mood Board Inspiration Piece- Wisteria, German Silver Bowfront Chest
5. Area Rug- Stark Carpet - Alexa Hampton Collection
6. Chandelier- Niermann Weeks - Italian Chandelier
7. Side Table-Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, Lara Side Table
8. Chairs- Norwalk, Calvin Chair
Although I do not show them all above, I imagined two of the Norwalk chairs (no. 8) plus a matching ottoman, with the EF+LM (no. 7) side table in between. The Niermann Weeks chandelier (no. 6) was definitely a splurge, as was the Stark Carpet rug (no. 5) and silk Conrad Shades (no. 2). Because I really don’t like to see a TV in the bedroom, I’ve hidden it behind the motorized VisionArt system (no. 3)…which would be flush with the wall. I would probably do the walls in a pale gray pulled from the classic Schumacher fabric. I’d do a chair rail and panel molding on the lower half of the walls in a warm white, such as Benjamin Moore’s ”Navajo White.” I picture wide plank walnut flooring throughout the space.
It was lots of fun to play along this week. Thanks to Pewter + Sage for hosting. I’ve enjoyed watching previous Mood Board parties and was happy to finally have my blog up so I could participate.