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Gray & Gold Nursery Details

gray and gold nursery details

“It’s all in the details”, they say, and I would have to agree.  A beautiful space is more than just lovely furniture, it’s about texture, it’s about the color story, it’s about the feeling you get when you enter the space.  It’s about the meaning and the story behind what is chosen for the room.  Clearly, this element is especially important to me.  (hello my blog name : ) )

Since the couple I was designing for did not find out before the baby was born (update: it’s a BOY!), I knew I needed to put together a nursery that would work for prince or princess.  We wanted contemporary with a touch of modern, and a calm, serene feel.  The parents-to-be love gray and gold, and thus this nursery was created.  I want spaces to be lovely, but I also strive for them to be meaningful.  

You may see elephant and giraffe art and only see a pretty gold foil elephant and giraffe.  But I know the couple really loves elephants and giraffes – they are sentimental in a way.

You may see cute map letters, but I knew the father of this sweet baby loves maps.  (also, I love insetting wallpaper in door panels!  It always adds instant oomph!  Gold Letter Wallpaper source here)

So you see…it is all in the details, and the story of a room, combined with practical (and beautiful!) elements that make up a complete space.

I thought I would take today and point out the bullet points of the room, and provide you with all of the sources since I have been getting lots of questions! (which I am trying to answer as quickly as possible!)

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DIY Window Hardware & Acrylic Rods

diy window hardware acrylic lucite

The most popular DIY on my site by far is my Acrylic/Lucite Rods.  They add a lot of glamour and style to a room for not much money.  I have used them here, here, and here.

I posted on my DIY Acrylic Rods with Plumbing Hardware awhile ago, but the Gray & Gold Nursery presented an extra challenge because I needed to turn a corner.  This room has two full walls of windows, and I really wanted to join them together rather than separate the walls.

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DIY Gold Contact Paper Ceiling Stripes

DIY Contact Paper Ceiling Stripes

Thank you so much for everyone’s kind words last week about the Gray, Gold, & White Nursery!  It was so much fun to do, and it is one of those spaces where you step back and just breathe “ahhhhh” when you see it.  This was a room that flowed out of me pretty easily design wise.  I saw the space, talked with the owners, and immediately had the vision.  As you can imagine, this does not happen super often due to rooms idiosyncrasies, but when it does, it is magical.

This week, I will be sharing more about the art, DIY window hardware, and overall thought process on the design of this sweet nursery, but I thought I would kick off this week’s posts with the DIY Contact Paper Striped Ceiling.

When I was visualizing this space, I loved the color scheme and direction it was going , but I felt it needed that extra zing to make it really special.   Continue Reading…

Master Bedroom Cornice Boards

In our Master Bedroom, we have two windows behind our bed.  They are actually different sizes as one is four inches wider than the other.  Why?  I have no idea.

Can you see which one is bigger?

In case you are wondering why I am showing you such a snippet of this room, you should know that it is completely covered in sheets and plastic due to our master bathroom renovation.  (I posted an update yesterday in case you missed it)  We sleep in this little plastic cocoon!

I did not really want to put full length curtains on these windows (although I tried that once) because this room is pretty small, and I did not want to move the bed forward to accompany their thickness.  Therefore, I knew I wanted shades or something similar, but the problem I was running into was how to better conceal the difference in window size.

My good friend and vintage furniture lover, Kristen, texted me from an estate sale and sent me a photo of these cornice boards.  I immediately loved the vintage fabric, and I said “yes, get them!”.  You know you have a great friend when she loads two huge cornice boards in her car for you.  Love you, KD!

The problem is the trim.  I think I want something a bit more modern looking.

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