Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Story of a Room Part Dos

You may remember here when I discussed a project for my good friend Leesa, where we decided to turn the sitting area off of her master bedroom into a nursery for her new baby girl (due in September), and then I went off to Texas (twice since then actually) and bought some dirt, and had about a billion other things to do. So now I'm back, and shamelessly spreading out this project for as much blog content as I can possibly get from it #winning
Last we left off with an inspiration board of sorts, not an official design board, but it gave us a good idea of whether we were on the same page. It looked like this:
We combined our ideas, and took it down a notch on the "collected over time" look at Leesa's request.
 We came up with this:

The Story of a Room Part Dos

Jamie Young aqua light

Polka dot bedding

Sunburst mirror

Weave basket

White furniture


I finally convinced her to go with the pure white walls (Benjamin Moore's White diamond for anyone curious), and to paint the inside of the tray ceiling Gem Turquoise (by Behr). The light is my absolute favorite part of the room. It was a splurge for sure, but it brings so much of the charm back into this vintage room and it will stay in here when this room is transformed back into a study for Leesa. We ordered the bedding and mirror from Land of Nod, the glider was from Land of Nod originally as well, but we found a very slightly used one on Craigslist. The side table is not actually the one on the board, but VERY similar, I actually stole it from her basement. The pillows are from Etsy and the baskets (that will soon be filled with baby toys!) are from Target. The Hemnes is from Ikea, and the plan is to switch out the knobs for something more vintage looking, and have her hubby frame it out with molding, hopefully giving it a built-in look. We found a dresser, similar to this one on Craiglist, that she will use (with a lipped pad of course) as a changing table, and it just adds so much storage. The rug (which I want to make out with) is the Leila Rug from Joss and Main, and I have already place-marked a spot for one in my new home too. 
As far as decorative accents go, we are going to fully stock those shelves and bookcases with toys and baby books, and I'm hoping those will shine as the art/decorative accents in the room. 
Now we wait, not only for the room to come together but for the baby to come too. 
What do you guys think? I feel like it's a little too monochromatic, but I know once those shelves are full the room will be spilling with color. 
Now you go. What projects are you currently working on? Do tell.  


  1. This room will be beautiful, I'm working on my own nursery and you've inspired me to switch out our boring light fixture in the room for something vintage! Thanks for inspiring me

  2. Love it! What a lucky baby girl!

  3. I love this! Totally ordering that rug!


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