Aug 19, 2014

neutral, masculine nursery reveal

you all have been SO patient! thanks for hanging in there with me this summer. i know i have been dragging this reveal on for--ever! i think it will be worth the wait!

i know my clients and i are super pleased with the way the space turned out. we were working with a tight budget, and most of the major pieces are from ikea (the crib, chair/rocker), or other sources like home depot, urban outfitters, target, ebay, overstock, 
(a complete list of sources will be at the end of the post)


wall paint: benjamin moore gray mist
crib: ikea sundvik
chair: ikea strandmon chair changed into a rocker via this DIY project
dresser: vintage. drawers painted benjamin moore's swiss coffee
dresser hardare: ring pulls, drawer pulls
changing pad
crib sheet: dwell studio, square dove gray
rattan mirror: anthropologie (sold out)
pendant: home depot. another DIY project you can read about here
book shelves: ikea space racks
acrylic wall shelves: cb2
stay true print: urban outfitters
frame over bed: ikea ribba frame. custom mat.
wallpaper on ceiling: ebay, white washed faux wood with knots wallpaper
curtain hardware
curtains : urban outfitters, allover scribble tapestry. (cut one panel in half and added blackout lining)
wall sconce: diy project
mirrors (sold out at kirklands)
side table: target, threshold nautical brass cage accent table
leather pouf: ebay
dotted pillow, tree pillow, sweater pillow,
rug already owned by homeowner.

oh, and just on case you want to see the perfect little nugget that this room was designed for:
(photos by and elise photo and film)

happy tuesday!!

Aug 11, 2014

design plan: family room

sometimes, when a client schedules a pinterest board + phone call consultation, that client also opst to add a design board for an additional $40. and sometimes, those design boards turn out so well that i simply have to share them!

interested in working together on a space in your house?
email me at to reserve a time for a consultation!

you can read more about my services here.

Aug 8, 2014

neutral, masculine nursery, week 5: accents

well, HEY.
its magically, suddenly, amazingly another "weekly" installment of the neutral nursery!
(ha! ha! ha!)

in keeping with our neutral theme, we wanted all of the supporting accents in the room to add texture and pattern to the room, but not any "real" color. when working with neutrals, it is really important to get a variety of not only textures and materials, but also a variety of COLORS of neutrals....for instance, mix several shades of gray (light, medium, charcoal. black) with other neutral colors (taupe, camel, beige, white, cream...). and NEVER be afraid to mix brass with chrome, wicker with leather, wood with acrylic! its that delicious mix that will make the room come alive! 

here are some of the items we added to get that MIX:

and, some (lame iPhone) photos that show those elements at work in the nursery:

i will have a complete list of sources when i post the official "after" shots!

Aug 5, 2014

neutral, masculine nursery, week 4: FOUR great DIY projects

sorry i have bee such a slacker this summer. i mean, i KNEW that my posting would be sporadic, but even i am a little surprised at how quickly the time has gone by and how few posts i have written! just know that a lack of positing is a result of busy, fun days with my kids!

now, in reality, it is *like week 20 of the nursery, but lets pretend it's week 4, shall we? this room is actually FINISHED, and i had the room photographed yesterday by sara boulter. i should get the pictures this weekend, and WILL have then up next week. (even though i am on vacation in florida next week! yay!)

this "week" (ha! ha!) i wanted to show y'all four very fun, very awesome projects that my client tackled for this nursery. 

lets git down to biz-niss!

PROJECT ONE: pendant makeover

SO, we took this simple, $30 pendant from home depot....

painted it black....

and used some liquid gold to gild the inside.

here is how it looks in the room!

 PROJECT TWO: converting an ikea strandmon chair into a rocker
 i found the original DIY of this project here. 

it was so brilliant, we didn't change a thing!

and...a look at it in the finished room!

PROJECT THREE: adding gold accent on ikea crib legs

this is such a easy project, and something that only takes a few minutes to do. quite honestly, it isn't one of those projects that screams "LOOK AT ME!" is a very subtle layer in the room that just makes it feel a little more pulled together.
we were also going to add some grasscloth  to the outside panels of the crib, but ultimately decided against it...sometimes budget and time constraints need to be considered. you know, that boring stuff that us normal people have to deal with!!

here is a closer look a the leg detail:

PROJECT FOUR: making a wall mounted  articulating sconce

our original thought was to buy an industrial or vintage wall mounted sconce, but we were having trouble finding one that wouldn't break the bank.

my client  found THIS genius tutorial, and used it to create her own light!

i can't wait to show you the finished project! 
i will post later this week about the art and drapes...if you follow me on instagram, you already got a peek!