Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Colorful, Modern and Fun Nursery


Hellos peeps! I know, I know, it's been a very hot minute since I've been here. If there were a blogging police, I'd be arrested and banned for life for my lack of presence. I've missed y'all but soooooooooo much has been going on with your girl - projects up the wazooo, searching for a new house so the lil man can finally have a back yard to play (lord what a gut-wrenching process that's been), bracing for my 40th birthday in a few weeks - and lord, it's just all been a bit too much.
You can always see bits of the madness over on Instagram but I've longed to share some stuff here with y'all and what better way than a project reveal?
This colorful and fun nursery belongs to baby Jayden, who arrived just a week after we finished installation! Whew. We cut it close with that one. 
Alas, I cannot find my before photos of this room (refer to my manic issues above) but let's just say it was a blank canvass, zero, zip nada was in here but the carpet on the floors.
Background: We were hired early last year to design the living room of Jayden's parents, Chris and Charlene (project reveal of that will be next). And guess what? half-way through the project they revealed they were expecting a little one. Since we did a great job with the living room and building a relationship, we were asked to design and plan the baby shower and nursery. They are a young couple, and it's been my pleasure to watch them blossom and go through so many new stages of life.  
Anyway, enough chatter.
We started with this inspiration board. They loved it and so off we went.

We had a healthy debate about the colors for the accent wall. But ultimately settled on this mix of blues and coral from Sherwin Williams and Bher. Hats off to our fabulous painter Shaggy, who gained some notoriety over on Instagram for being able to free hand his stripes. No tape people. No tape. 

As much as I love the striped wall, this may be my favorite corner of the room. Every new mom needs a rocking chair, a place to prop up her feet and a collection of books to read to her little one.

Yes, I'm officially obsessed with these Read To Me signs from J+J Design Group. Each order is customized with a favorite children's book. Kinda genius. The signed Miami Dolphins jersey is from Jayden's baby shower.

I fell in love with this modern changing table. The white drawers added some lightness to the room since we had such a dark crib.

To stay within budget, we painted the closet doors a deep navy. Way cheaper than replacing them.

Daddy Chris is a huge sports fan, so there's no doubt baby Jayden will be learning some sports jargon as well. This light fixture, reminded me of a baseball, and feels right at home. 

 We saved a pretty penny by getting prints for the nursery from Ikea and for free! Hats off to bloggers like ChicCheapNursery for sharing loads of resources like free printable art. 

Every nursery needs shelving to display items and to keep items like a diaper warmer and extra diapers in reach and in this case, the head of our furry teddy bear was just the spot for a wee block - mommy's with boys certainly appreciate those cups. 

Photos by Circle Ten Media
And of course, the kid will be stylin in some fierce kicks for sure. 
That's it peeps. Another project wrapped and a little boy is now chilling in his new home. What are your tips and go-to items when designing a nursery?
Now it's time for me to go see what have y'all been up to?



  1. Fabulous!!! I'm with you on those READ TO ME sign, absolutely adorable! Great job ladies!

  2. what a colorful and cute room! That is one lucky boy. I adore all the special touches sprinkled throughout!

  3. I love the colours you chose to use for this room!! So fun and fresh!! Also, I have a crush on that 'READ TO ME' on the wall!! Genius!
    That is surely a happy kid in a happy room!
    Well done!:)

  4. Love this nursery so full of color! And I understand about the blogging… Unless you blog for a living, when it gets busy it needs to take a back seat… I can hardly keep up with the work load and miss reading all my favorite blogs but that's a good problem for us to have right? Hang in there!

  5. Adorable nursery! Love all the bright colors! That is going to be one happy baby boy.

  6. I've been meaning to stop by to drool over this adorable space, but just now getting a breather! Of course I love it! It's fun and lively and a great place for this lucky baby boy's imagination to soar! Now Wowza, you're turning 40 soon! That's exciting and calls for a rockstar party!! Congrats! I am excited for you re the house hunt. Keep us posted! Congrats on all the projects too. Make that money chile!!:)


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