Thursday, August 22, 2013

BABY BEAN NURSERY...THE REVEAL



We have a nursery. It is adorable. Two days to go until Bean's due date. 


As you know, I wanted to design a gender neutral nursery....this is a one time deal, and will likely be the nursery for future babies. I wanted the nursery to be quiet, soft, serene and comfy for Mommy and Daddy. I also wanted texture and pattern to play a role...there are some interesting elements to the room, fun things for the baby to look at.

The 13' wide horizontal stripes were a given. I was working with newly painted walls and the base colour was not going to change. The crib and dresser/change table from Fab Baby Gear, became the colour inspiration for the stripes. More on that process here on STRIPES AND DIAMONDS  post. 

More colour inspiration came from Pottery Barn Kids 'Jungle Friends' Baby Nursery collection  .  Fell in love with this colour palette and knew it could work for a baby boy or baby girl.  The quilt is hung from two pieces of driftwood from our cottage.... actually borrowed from my walking stick collection... and tied with raffia. 



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Fabric from Tonic Living was ordered, and paint selected for the former coffee table turned into a toy box. The coordinating leaf pattern, IKAT and geometric evoked a sense of calm, jungle to me, and adding the DIY spray painted toy box completed the colour scheme.


Every nursery should have shelves, and in this case we saved a ton of money by hanging white floating shelves from IKEA. All the pillows and toy box cushion seat are MODECOR designs and the items on the shelves and stuffed animals on the toybox are baby shower gifts . 


More colour, pattern and texture were added to the glider vignette as discussed in the previous post. I really enjoyed making the pouf and have passed on the pattern, with my own adaptation, to other keen pouf knitters. 


I was thrilled with the custom roman shade I designed and had made by a small local workroom Window Coverings by Wayne Chaif. Love how the dresser / change table fits snuggly into the dormer.

The only nursery project I kept a secret was the family photo wall. I wanted to surprise Mommy and Daddy. It's important that Bean have relationships with his closest relatives...some of whom do not live in Ottawa. I antiqued and framed head shots of Mommy and Daddy, both sets of grandparents, both aunts and one uncle and five great grandparents (you heard me...five great grandparents) and hung them in an irregular pattern, as if from a family tree so that Bean can become acquainted with our faces. This was a super inexpensive DIY as I adjusted the colour, printed the photos and framed them in IKEA frames. 



The narrow hallway between the nursery and the adjoining bathroom needed some colour and pattern too. These jungle animals are peel and stick....then peel and stick again. They can be moved up the wall as Bean starts to toddle around. 

I started to think that raffia had a great jungle vibe and texture, so I made sure it was repeated in various areas around the room. Hanging the quilt, tying up a cushion cover and wrapping the cord on a wall sconce. 

 It's almost perfect. Bean will make it absolutely so. 


Stay tuned for more of Bean's nursery. Ottawa at Home magazine will explain the expenses of Bean's nursery in a 'high / low' article in the Fall issue coming out in September.

 
All photos in this post, unless otherwise stated,  Jessica Deeks Photography




 

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15 Comments:

At August 22, 2013 at 7:27 PM , Blogger Sonya Kinkade said...

Love love LOVE it! what a lucky little bean Maureen. The family pictures on the wall brought tears to my eyes....well done my friend. Now relax and count the hours until you become a GrandMo xo

 
At August 22, 2013 at 9:27 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Wow so lovely Maureen. I love the family photos as well. And the little touches of raffia are the perfect jungle accessory. Can't wait to see pics of Bean in his nursery :-)

 
At August 23, 2013 at 7:46 AM , Blogger Donna @ dh designs said...

What a wonderful welcome to a much anticipated little bundle! Great job Grammo!

 
At August 23, 2013 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

THANK YOU SONYA, LISA AND DONNA. I REALLY ENJOYED DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING THE DESIGN IN THIS VERY SPECIAL NURSERY.

 
At August 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM , Blogger Robin Siegerman said...

Very cute, Grandmo! When baby bean opens his/her eyes, no doubt he/she will love it!

 
At August 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM , Blogger Tanya Payzant said...

Gorgeous!

 
At August 27, 2013 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Inspire Me Heather said...

What a beautiful space, perfect for baby!

 
At August 27, 2013 at 11:28 AM , Blogger Randa Derkson said...

Peaceful, stunning and beautiful. What a great nursery.

 
At August 28, 2013 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Christine Dovey said...

Absolutely love it Maureen- your daughter and Bean are so lucky to have you!

 
At August 28, 2013 at 9:54 AM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

Such lovely comments. Thank you Robin, Tanya. Randa, Christine and Heather. I very much apprecate that you took the time to stop by and the comment.

 
At August 28, 2013 at 4:26 PM , Blogger Audrey said...

Beautiful!! I absolutely LOVE everything about this room! <3 Well done!

 
At August 29, 2013 at 10:25 AM , Blogger Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

It looks so serene, yet fun- perfect for baby and mom!

 
At August 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM , Blogger Maureen @ Modecor said...

Thank you Audrey. I t was one of my greatest pleasures.

 
At August 29, 2013 at 11:22 PM , Blogger Terri Lynn Grothe said...

I love this, great job with it:)

 
At August 30, 2013 at 2:48 AM , Blogger Daniela Duriavig said...

Gorgeous Maureen! You can tell that Bean is already well loved!

 

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BABY BEAN NURSERY...THE REVEAL



We have a nursery. It is adorable. Two days to go until Bean's due date. 


As you know, I wanted to design a gender neutral nursery....this is a one time deal, and will likely be the nursery for future babies. I wanted the nursery to be quiet, soft, serene and comfy for Mommy and Daddy. I also wanted texture and pattern to play a role...there are some interesting elements to the room, fun things for the baby to look at.

The 13' wide horizontal stripes were a given. I was working with newly painted walls and the base colour was not going to change. The crib and dresser/change table from Fab Baby Gear, became the colour inspiration for the stripes. More on that process here on STRIPES AND DIAMONDS  post. 

More colour inspiration came from Pottery Barn Kids 'Jungle Friends' Baby Nursery collection  .  Fell in love with this colour palette and knew it could work for a baby boy or baby girl.  The quilt is hung from two pieces of driftwood from our cottage.... actually borrowed from my walking stick collection... and tied with raffia. 



photo MODECOR
Fabric from Tonic Living was ordered, and paint selected for the former coffee table turned into a toy box. The coordinating leaf pattern, IKAT and geometric evoked a sense of calm, jungle to me, and adding the DIY spray painted toy box completed the colour scheme.


Every nursery should have shelves, and in this case we saved a ton of money by hanging white floating shelves from IKEA. All the pillows and toy box cushion seat are MODECOR designs and the items on the shelves and stuffed animals on the toybox are baby shower gifts . 


More colour, pattern and texture were added to the glider vignette as discussed in the previous post. I really enjoyed making the pouf and have passed on the pattern, with my own adaptation, to other keen pouf knitters. 


I was thrilled with the custom roman shade I designed and had made by a small local workroom Window Coverings by Wayne Chaif. Love how the dresser / change table fits snuggly into the dormer.

The only nursery project I kept a secret was the family photo wall. I wanted to surprise Mommy and Daddy. It's important that Bean have relationships with his closest relatives...some of whom do not live in Ottawa. I antiqued and framed head shots of Mommy and Daddy, both sets of grandparents, both aunts and one uncle and five great grandparents (you heard me...five great grandparents) and hung them in an irregular pattern, as if from a family tree so that Bean can become acquainted with our faces. This was a super inexpensive DIY as I adjusted the colour, printed the photos and framed them in IKEA frames. 



The narrow hallway between the nursery and the adjoining bathroom needed some colour and pattern too. These jungle animals are peel and stick....then peel and stick again. They can be moved up the wall as Bean starts to toddle around. 

I started to think that raffia had a great jungle vibe and texture, so I made sure it was repeated in various areas around the room. Hanging the quilt, tying up a cushion cover and wrapping the cord on a wall sconce. 

 It's almost perfect. Bean will make it absolutely so. 


Stay tuned for more of Bean's nursery. Ottawa at Home magazine will explain the expenses of Bean's nursery in a 'high / low' article in the Fall issue coming out in September.

 
All photos in this post, unless otherwise stated,  Jessica Deeks Photography




 

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