Elliot’s Nursery Update
About a month ago Birdie’s room was about to get wallpapered when I thought – this looks PRETTY cute as-is, lets shoot-er real quick. Not everyone wants to wallpaper and if I were a normal person I might have kept it white as well. But for those of you who like a bright and simple, yet happy and colorful room – here you go:
I know the first thing you are all wondering is – where are the curtains? Well, we have ordered them and until they are installed we have to live with some super ugly $7 gray blackout curtains which I couldn’t BARE to show you (and ruin these photos). So we removed them and photoshopped the rods out. If I hadn’t already ordered wall to wall custom curtains (with adorable fringe – stay tuned) I would have gotten these from Target – although they are only 84″ (the 90″ is sold out in white) and I would want 90″… But they are SO cute (and blackout).
The room is small and it’s shaped like an awkward diamond with only one 90 degree angle amongst all the walls, so the only rug solution was to go round. There is also the door problem. They all open inwards with no room for a rug, getting caught every time. So we were very happy when we found this 8′ round woven rug from Armadillo that worked perfectly. We tried this one which World Market was so kind to send through. It was great, but the tone of it was too yellow for the room and the pile was a little bit too think for her to play on.
I’m still loving the function of the chair and a half that we borrowed (indefinitely) from Sixpenny but I’m on the hunt for something smaller scale and more traditional, yet still super comfortable (check out our most comfortable chair roundups here). Are you proud of me that I left the diaper pail and the white noise machine in these shots? I know it will get less pinned, but as a mom I would be like ‘where do you put her disgusting diapers?’ – although truth be told we’ve been out of bags forever and I just take each one downstairs into the kitchen trash that we end up taking outside 2 times a day.
There’s not a lot going on in this room design-wise, which goes to show that for a small space with a lot of light, choose white when possible, bring in pops of color in accessories, and you are good to go.
The X and O are from Elliot’s former nursery (then in our master) and are by embroidery artist Jane Denton (in case you want one of her pieces that we collaborated on – here you go). And that floral wreath is Target!
Elliot wasn’t meant to be in the shots but she was hanging out that day (yelling ‘mama’ all day as she is prone to do). She wanted to get in her crib, which is why we have that shot with the rug only under one leg of the crib (scroll up to see the shot properly styled). But that photo was just too cute not to post.
That llama lamp (note – not LAVA lamp) with the ball fringe (and the canopy) are both from Target’s PillowFort line. I guess the crib, bookshelf, and changing table are also from Target. You guys, I really like Target (and cheers to us officially signing on for another year of working together!).
The blue pottery lamp is vintage mid-century from Scandinavia (I don’t remember which country) and it’s a solid forever piece.
Naturally I accented with some caramel leather (the bookends and the leather elephant) and some natural wood – the rocking horse (which Elliot is OBSESSED with) and some cute blocks and abacus that she plays with just about as much as she plays with anything – 2-3 minutes max.
The floral pillow I made myself 13 years ago (out of vintage fabric from a thrift store) and the little crown pillow is from Target.
This room really can’t go wrong because of the light. You walk in and it’s flooded with light. Stay tuned for the full reveal with the new wallpaper and maybe some accessory changes (plus the addition of the curtains). But for those of you who are into this look as-is, here you go:
1. Floral Pillow | 2. Crown Pillow | 3. Pink Throw | 4. Round Pink Pillow | 5. “X” Jane Denton Piece | 6. “O” Jane Denton Piece | 7. Chair | 8. Ottoman | 9. Brass Accent Table | 10. Wreath | 11. Dresser/Changing Table | 12. Rug | 13. Rocking Horse | 14. Bonnet (similar) | 15. Blue Lamp | 16. Toy Storage Bin | 17. Abstract Art Print | 18. Canopy | 19. Leather Bear Bookend | 20. Abacus | 21. Llama Lamp | 22. Bookshelf | 23. Crib | 24. Water Wood Blocks | 25. Flamingo | 26. Crib Sheet | 27. Pink Baby Blanket