Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Transitioning from Boy to Girl!

Recently a client and good friend of mine asked if I could make some changes to her baby bedding. The bumper and blanket were made for her now 1 1/2 year old son and she is now expecting a baby girl! The bedding was in great condition and it was white. The only problem was the piping trim was grey, so we decided to add a cute peach ruffle to give it new life for the new baby!
I know you guys have heard me say time and time again, 'if it is in good condition or has good bones, make the necessary changes to make it work in your home'! The same goes for this type of project. There was nothing wrong with the bedding and a lot of work goes into making custom baby bedding, so getting rid of this one and starting from scratch just seemed silly!
I removed the grey piping and inserted a peach ruffle along all of the edges! It has a very sweet, girly feel to it now!  




Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Harvest Time!

  Fall is one of my favorite times of the year! When Texas finally starts to cool down, I can break out my fall boots, sip hot lattes on the couch in the mornings, and decorate my mantle with fall decor!
That's exactly what I want to share with you today! For those of you who know me well, know that I can't stand Halloween and we do not celebrate it here in my family, so I tend to participate in Fall Harvest instead!
A friend of mine and I were recently inspired by a photo we saw on Pinterest, so we decided to have a craft day and make our own version! Now trying to do a cut, paint, iron, glue, etc. type craft while we had 2 little ones under 17 months running around may not have been the best plan, lol, but we did it!
Here is the finished product!
I love the fall trend this year of using lots of white and then small pops of color! I bought the empty wood frame at Hobby Lobby for $15. We used linen scraps to cut out the flags and then glued them to a strand of jute. The pumpkins are from the dollar store! They were orange styrofoam, so we just spray painted them white and then used a stencil to paint on the letters. Overall the project only cost about $20! The white candle sticks I already had, so I added them for balance on the mantle and topped them with brown wicker pumpkins!
This is the Pinterest photo we were inspired by from A Diamond in the Stuff!
I also added little vases around the house filled with pine cones and small pumpkins.

It's so easy to fill a clear vase and wrap the base with garland!
I hope you are inspired by one of these projects just like I was! Having these things in my home make it feel so warm and cozy for fall!


Friday, October 5, 2012

Grey and Yellow Nursery

 Hey everybody! I know its been a few weeks since my last post and I apologize! Life has been very hectic lately around here! I have been working on so many things around the house as well as new client projects. We are also expecting our second baby so I have been pretty sick, but feeling much more like myself now!
I have some projects I am just completing and will be taking photos of to share with you soon, but since I have baby on the brain, I thought I would share my first born's nursery with you today! I designed his nursery before I started this blog last November and it seems that the grey and yellow color scheme is very popular now, so hopefully it will inspire you! Not to mention when I posted this post on the vintage baseball nursery I designed for a client, it took the top spot for most views on my blog at 805 views in only 4 months!
We painted the walls grey and used lots of white, yellow, and black accents. The drum shade pendant light was custom made at to match the quatrefoil pattern in the fabrics.

I think it is so important to personalize every room in your home with photos, so we added 3 of our maternity photos in the nursery. The chair was custom made to match our color scheme with white fabric and grey piping trim.

We used an Ikea bookcase and yellow bins to store toys and books.

I almost always replace the knobs that come on any piece of furniture, so for this dresser I added round yellow knobs to match the room. It is also important when designing a space to add shape repetition throughout the room. You will see we have a round yellow side table, round yellow candles, round yellow knobs, and round yellow rugs. This helps to draw your eye around the room.

This beautiful photo was taken by a professional photographer that was sent to take photos of our home for an online company. Of course it was once we had already lowered the crib for our now toddler, so the room doesn't look as well put together as it did when he was still in my belly :)

For the curtain, I used a white textured fabric and added the grey quatrefoil trim along the edge.

For more personalization, we added black and white vintage photos of my husband's grandpa's playing sports back in their day!

I could not find a bumper that I liked, so I made this one myself. Incorporating modern yellow and grey fabrics. Of course, when I was designing this room, there were no good yellow and grey fabrics to be found! Today they are everywhere!

I wanted a way to divide the clothing in the closet, so I scrapbooked these size sorters to match the room!

Last but not least, we customized the closet to maximize storage and hanging space. This was just a simple kit from Lowes. We removed the single bar and added these pieces.
Just looking through these photos again makes me so excited to design our new baby's nursery! I already have so many ideas in mind, but we have to wait about 2 more weeks to find out what this little one is! Can't wait!