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E-Design Neutral Nursery

If you remember, way back, almost a year now, I did an E-Design for my sister in law that was pregnant with her THIRD boy. Yes, her third, so this needed to be a sweet baby boy nursery using both his big brothers’ furniture. I really just put something together that was partly my brother, yet simple and chic enough for my SIL. 

Remember this design board? Well, she ran with it, and I can take NO credit for pulling it all together. She did it all herself, and now it’s the perfect little space for a future chic hunter! (Don’t tell my brother we named it that!)

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She kept all her existing furniture from the older two boys, and then added the fun. The antler sconce puts off the right amount of light when feeding that sweet boy at night. 

Can we talk about this wallpaper? It’s the perfect, subtle addition of animal print without being too much….and did I mention, my dad installed it? #IwishHeLivedInDallas

Roman shades in a nursery are a great choice since most already come with blackout liner. They keep the room a little more masculine without the fluff of curtains. (If I’ve used curtains in your boy’s nursery, I promise they look good!)

I really do enjoy doing E-Design and then watching it come to life through pictures. When I can’t be in the same town as the client, it’s the next best thing!  This nursery will be able to grow with sweet Knox as he gets older. 

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One Room Challenge – Week 4

It’s now week 4, and that kinda scares me a little. Mainly because we only have two weeks left in the One Room Challenge, and also because JM could possibly have a baby by then. I’m thinking very doubtful since that would work out too perfectly for this challenge. 

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Since we aren’t starting from scratch with this room, I feel like the updates are a little boring. However, we have more furniture!  The chair came in this week, and we decided on a rug. The chair is a linen color, and the rug compliments it and the crib skirt nicely.
See what you think!

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TO DO:
~Remove TV
~Hang curtain rod/drapes
~Purchase floor lamp
~Have a baby!

So Nick, he’s the baby daddy– if you’re reading this, I know you have nothing else on your plate right now, but I need a TV removed and a curtain rod hung, please, sir!

Remember what we’re striving for!

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WEEK ONE
WEEK TWO
WEEK THREE

Don’t forget to check out all the other rooms being transformed HERE.

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One Room Challenge – Week 2

It’s week two of the One Room Challenge, and it’s time to share the vision for the space. This cozy little room will soon be transformed, but we won’t know until possibly week 5 or 6 what the finishing touches will look like.

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Let’s take a look back at the before pics just to refresh your memory….because we’ve all slept since last Thursday. Remember from my post last week, we’re keeping that fab wallpaper and planning the nursery around it. Everything else, gotta go!

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Ok, on to the fun stuff – let’s see what this sweet baby’s room will look like . This has become quite common for me lately, as I’ve had several clients wait to find out the gender of their baby. Notice the big items will be the same, whether girl or boy. The details will be finished out once baby Mourton arrives. It’s ok to come 2 or 3 weeks early, I have a room to finish, sweet baby!!

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We’re keeping it simple! No crazy projects, no DIY, no shipping anything from Europe (yes, I’ve been known to not read where something is coming from), just simple and easy. Just what a 34 week pregnant mamma needs! (and hubby for that matter)

Everything has been ordered that can be ahead of finding out the gender. The crib and dresser are in route, chair has been ordered, and we purchased the side table and crib skirt. We love the details of the crib so much, we are keeping the bedding minimal. No bumpers and a simple white sheet will look great with this fun crib skirt

What’s on the todo list for week 2?
~Finding the right blackout drapes
~Perfect gold curtain rod

~Sourcing plush rug
~Mirror
~Lamp

Make sure to check back weekly for progress on the room.
WEEK ONE

Oh, and my guess is boy, even though I’ve been dying to order that amazing multi-colored leopard pillow!!

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PB’s Giraffe Nursery

This blog didn’t exist when we moved into this house, or when I completed PB’s nursery. I need to document it and to also show you I do know how to create more than just girly spaces!

Before we were even married, I knew one day I would be incorporating a giraffe into our future child’s nursery. Long story, but MDub had a giraffe when he was little named Raffee that he carried everywhere. He’s missing an eye, you can barely see his spots and a leg or two may have had to be sewn back on a couple of times. We may or may not still have Raffee in the top of our closet. Once we knew we were having a boy, I searched and searched for the right giraffe piece and of course found it at my favorite place to buy art! It was the starting point for the entire room.

I then moved on to wallpaper because duh – it’s the most amazing thing right now, and I hope it stays that way for a long long time. When we decide to sell this house I’m afraid future buyers are going to call it “the wallpaper house.” If I could put it on every ceiling I would, but that might be a little weird. I also have a favorite paint color that pretty much sums up my life – Restoration Hardware Pale Silver. The wallpaper is almost the exact color of Pale Silver so it spoke to me.

The changing table was a craigslist find that I had painted Pale Silver to match.

Every nursery needs the baby’s name or initials, or it’s just not complete. Finding a unique and different way to display that is the kicker. These initials are gigantic and hopefully can transition from nursery to big boy room in the future.

His bedding – oh his bedding. I may not ever be able to get rid of it because I think it’s the last thing my amazing grandmother made for me. If you didn’t know my grandmother – she was ahh-mazing and could sew anything and everything. When I picked out the fabric and told her it was giant gold polka dots, I’m pretty sure she was shaking her head. However, in true grandmother fashion, she went along with it, but tweaked it to her own liking just a tad 🙂

The silk curtains are from another project that I didn’t use, so I added a trim that resembles a giraffe’s mane – is that a thing or did I just make that up? I had the glider reupholstered in a coordinating fabric with a small giraffe print down the middle.

The wall of shelf goodies might be my favorite part. When we moved into this house it had an old 80’s style wet bar complete with lucite shelves – jackpot! I repurposed them in the nursery and then added the sentimental knick knacks.

His crib just says “all boy” to me. I am lucky enough to have an amazing design twin that is just about 5 steps ahead of me in life. Therefore, she was taking her crib down just as I needed it.

I may not do a ton of them, but I really do enjoy a sweet little boy’s nursery every now and then!

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As always – photographs were taken by the amazing Paige Walker Photography

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Miss Mila Poppy’s Nursery

 When I found out one of my best friends was pregnant with a girl, I knew we had to make it the best nursery yet! Jenny and I went to Tech together, were sorority sisters, moved to Dallas together after graduating, were in each others weddings and pregnant with our daughters at the same time.


At Mila Poppy’s baby shower!

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Jenny knew she wanted to keep it clean, crisp and white, but with a few girly touches. She already had a mirrored chest she wanted to use in the room so we added golds and pinks for a soft metallic nursery. We ordered this crib which is just the right size for the room along with the softest bedding ever!

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She has a great window seat in the room where we added these simple white roman shades.

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Isn’t MVP such a great monogram?

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The pink unicorn is from Etsy and we knew we had to work it into the space somehow. 

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This view! How awesome are those gold stripes? They make the room!

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Thank you Jenny and Josh for letting me have a part in Miss MP’s room. Hopefully Miss MP and AB will grow up to be just as good of friends as their momma’s.

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Annabell Paxton’s Nursery!

Today I’m sharing AB’s nursery. This might be my favorite room in our house right now. I actually found this wallpaper before I was event pregnant with PB and knew I wanted to use it if I ever had a girl. PB’s nursery has wallpaper on the ceiling and even though this would have been fab on the ceiling, I didn’t want to be known as the house with every ceiling wallpapered when we decide to sell.

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I asked My friend Jenny to commission my wedding dress for the room. It’s basically the only thing I have hanging on the wall since the wallpaper is so busy.

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The mirror is a thrift store find from several years ago as well as the lamp.

I added these awesome large knobs to the Ikea Besta System to create a unique changing table.

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We’ve spent many nights rocking in this chair!

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More details of her room thanks to my awesome friend Paige Walker Photography!

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Her bed is my absolute favorite piece in the room. Thanks to my awesome carpenter (my dad) he converted the crib my mom used with my brothers and me into this awesome upholstered one of a kind piece of furniture.

AB’s nursery is girly in every way possible and I hope she will love it as much as I do!