We have a little room upstairs that is being used as the playroom. Actually, Harry is currently living in there as his room is being painted this week. But, once he is back in his own room….I want to get this room fixed up asap.
Because the room has to grow with both Maddie and Harry, I am thinking of doing a Navy and Green combination.
This rug might just have to be my jumping off point….
I haven’t started to think about textiles yet, but I do know I am going to try to keep this room on a budget, and want to use kid friendly fabrics and elements. Think indoor/outdoor fabric, comfy places to read and play with the trains/dolls, multi-purpose furnishings and loads of storage. Here are a few inspirational photos I’ve found in this color scheme.
Love the colors above, and really love the window treatments! Below, check out a similar navy zebra rug. I think this is Jonathan Adler, but am not positive.
I am pretty sure this next nursery uses the rug I am contemplating. And by they way, check out the source of the nursery….I just discovered her blog and am hooked!
Love this next room, is that grasscloth on the walls? Totally out of the budget for our playroom….but if funds were unlimited….and I didn’t care about wear and tear from the kiddos….
I love the textiles and the general feel of this next one.
At the moment, I am thinking of adding crown molding and doing the ceiling in a green color…the walls a white….using lots of navy and green in the form of textiles and accessories.
As an aside, I also love the combination of navy and hot pink. Maddie’s 3rd birthday party was a couple of weeks ago and was held at a flight museum. Since we had both little boys and girls, I couldn’t go over the top girly. I ended up doing a navy and pink theme. Loved it!
What do you think? Do you like the color combo? (Navy and Green, that is.)
Sorry for the slow posts around here. My parents have been in visiting and we’ve been busy, busy! Just thought I would pop in today with a quick post.
Do you remember the rug Jay Jeffers designed for the Metropolitan Home Modern By Design Showhouse in 2009?
After the showhouse, the rug was relocated to his home.
image via Southeby’s
I actually had my own version made in a custom size for our old dining room. (This photo was taken for our real estate listing…the room was never finished before we moved.)
In addition to my obsession with design magazines, I do try to read the Wall Street Journal regularly to keep up on what is going on in the financial world (my background is private equity and I am a CPA…..) Can I help it that my favorite section is often the section on Design?!?
Recently, there was an article on patterned carpets and how even small spaces would benefit from a little glam on the floor.
This next image was reportedly from a room designed by David Hicks in 1975. It amazes me that this room doesn’t feel dated to me.
Charlotte Moss has come out with a collection of carpets for Stark Carpet. I am dying over this ikat. I would probably never be so bold to use it myself, but how fabulous would this be in an intimate library with lacquered walls?
It is no secret that I am a lover of all things pink, wish I had a place for this beauty from HB Home Design.
In my own home, I am just starting to work on my decorating. We are meeting with two architects this week to start thinking about our remodel. Doing much before that wouldn’t be wise, but I am working on the kids’ rooms and I am about to order this one from Stark. I am doing a custom carpet leaving 6 inches of wood showing around the perimeter. I think this is a carpet that will grow with Harry as he moves from nursery phase into a more “manly” design.
What about you, do you like patterned carpets? Are you currently using them in your home or designs?
I have made a tad of progress (from here) on “Baby H’s” nursery and thought I would share. Several weeks ago, Michele from My Notting Hill mentioned a barn sale going on in Vienna, VA. Since I live literally less than 2 miles from this sale, I decided to check it out. And, look what I found…..
Sorry for the poor photography. My camera battery died after I took one picture and I do not have the energy to go back upstairs and play photographer at the moment! In any case, I plan to use this chest as a combo changing table/dresser. The black finish will go perfectly with my yellow and grey color scheme. (By the way, if you live in the DC area be sure to check out the Fabulous Finds website for their next sale. They had lots of great stuff at this particular sale.)
I have also settled on a crib and am just waiting on finish samples so I can order. I plan to do a pewter looking finish on this Corsican iron crib…and am pretty anxious to place my order so hopefully my samples will be here tomorrow! (Ignore the bedding in the photo below…)
Here are my fabric / rug / paint selections to date.
I am using a Schumacher houndstooth in “greige” for the upholstered swivel glider and ottoman. The yellow/grey Julia Rothman for Hygge & West wallpaper will be on the ceiling. I am hoping to use Stark’s “Logo” carpet made into an area rug. Finally, I am trying to decide how to incorporate these fabulous Vanessa Arbuthnott yellow and grey prints into the room. I love them all and am having a hard time determining which ones to use. I am thinking of trying to find a grey linen to do the interior of the bumper with one of these on the reverse (or perhaps all linen with a band of one of these fabrics). The room has shutters but I still plan to do window treatments….so they will coordinate. I’ll keep you posted once I’ve made my final selections.
And finally, I am working with the manufacturer of my dining room chandelier to try to work up a birdcage chandelier (inspiration here) that will work in our space. We will see if we can come up with a design that isn’t a budget buster….as I know the shelf life on a nursery chandelier for a boy isn’t terribly long!
With the angst over the impending move so far away from family, knowing that my little one will have a place to call home gives me some comfort!
And, on a somewhat related note, I will be guest posting later today for Averill over at Odi et Amo dishing out advice for new moms (as Averill is expecting). Preparing for the post made me realize how totally unprepared I am for my new man….who is due on the 26th (induction scheduled for the 27th). Yikes!