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Nursery Inspiration / Progress…..

You may recall that I posted about the springboard for our new nursery a while back.  I’ve chosen a Julian Rothman for Hygge & West wallpaper that I plan to use on the ceiling.  I had initially planned to use a beige and blue colorway, but have decided to go with yellow and grey, instead.  So, the paper you see in the image below is what I’ll use.

Rhoney Design

I am planning on adding either bead-board or wainscoting either 1/2 to 3/4 up the wall.  The mill-work will be painted an off white, while the wall above will be painted a grey.  At the moment, Benjamin Moore’s “Galveston Grey” seems to be the front runner….as the grey almost matches the bird in the paper exactly.

Here are some images illustrating the idea of the two toned walls. I do not want the grey to be overwhelming in the room which is why I just want to use it above the millwork. And, I’ll plan artwork framed in simple white/cream frames around the painted section to add interest and keep the room from becoming too heavy.

I like the woodwork below the rail in this nursery….


This nursery gives a general feel for the color scheme, although I may take the chair rail up higher….


This Sarah Richardson nursery gives an idea of the amount of color I want on the top….taking the moldings more like 3/4 the way up the wall….

Sarah Richardson

Another example to show scale…in this case with bead-board.

Dallas MLS Listing (from my beloved cottage)

And, while the color scheme is reversed here (with the lighter color on top), I had to include this one because it captures the serene feel I’d like to accomplish in our nursery.


So, there is my current progress on the nursery.  Soon, I’ll share more details.  I’ve picked a crib finally and am waiting for the manufacturer to send finish samples so I can get my order placed.  I’ve found a fabric I love for the upholstered glider/ottoman, but it is pricey and my search continues for a cheaper alternative.  And, I bought a vintage dresser over the weekend that will double as the change table.  So, while the little guy may start his days in a pack-n-play, he’ll have a proper nursery pretty soon after we move.  This makes his mama a happy camper.

She’s Got the Look…..

Quick post today.  Our house officially lists and I am headed to Dallas to *hopefully* finish house-hunting.  This time, Daddy is watching Maddie and I am enlisting the help of my mom and sister for the search.  So looking forward to some girl time, even if I am cramming 4 school tours and 17 houses into three days. 

Anyways, love this office from Sarah Richardson.

Sarah Richardson Design

And, while I don’t think this is the exact source of the pendant above, I think this number from Uttermost has got the look, no?  It also comes in an aged metal finish and in sconce versions…

Uttermost “Alita” Champagne, Metal Hanging Shade

I quite like the price points of the Uttermost line.  In fact, I have on of their chandeliers in my foyer…..and everyone is always amazed that I scored it for under $200.

P.S., don’t forget about my giveaway of six yards of the new Thom Filicia fabric!  The winner will be announced on Monday.