Category Archives: Nurseries

Girl’s Nursery

Another nursery?!? I can’t help it, they’re so cute. And yesterday when I saw these prints via The NEO-traditionalist, I knew I had to take a dab at incorporating them into the space I’m not quite ready to reproduce in real life.

https://i2.wp.com/theneotraditionalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/french-alphabet-print-2-vintage-flamingo-illustration-print.jpg https://i1.wp.com/theneotraditionalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/french-alphabet-print-3-vintage-zebra-ilustration.jpg

You see, when I am ready, I can come back to this little bloggy and feel completely inspired by what I’ve created, or totally hate it. Either way, I’ll think, Damn Irene, you were way smart keeping all these files stored up like this. And then I’ll be like, I know. Remember when I used to throw everything out and never wrote anything down because I was certain my memory would never fail on me. How dumb was I? Don’t answer.

How classy, these prints are in French! Although I should probably be more concerned with teaching our kid(s) Español.

And then I saw this one on Slipcover Your Life and thought, Dang you’re cute too.

https://i0.wp.com/www.slipcoveryourlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/il_fullxfull.108744979.jpg

The real kicker was this crib.

https://i1.wp.com/www.ikea.com/PIAimages/0113352_PE265511_S3.JPG

I’ll be honest, I was stuck on what to blog about and you can thank this crib here that you have something to feast your eyes on today.

Being from IKEA, I kinda fear that my baby could fall through, but doesn’t this color put the un in fun.

The baby will need a dresser/changing table combo. This one from Wal-Mart would save me some money.

https://i2.wp.com/i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/05/69/27/07/0005692707562_215X215.jpg

Once the crib and changing table were found, the next step was the area rug. And in came one from West Elm.

https://i2.wp.com/www.westelm.com/weimgs/rk/images/wcm/products/201031/0005/img81m.jpg

Yes, it’s cowhide and yes it’s okay for a nursery.

This picture says so.

https://i0.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2010/06/06/a151d3b70f17.jpg

These walls need some paint color. A pale pink is what the doctor designer ordered. It’s Valspar’s Paris Pink and plays in nicely with the French Alphabet prints.

http://urbangraceinteriors.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ef51a888833011570313d3c970b-500wi

A glider to sit on while this baby gets fed and a turquoise pouf to rest a tired mama’s feet. Both from Serena and Lily.

http://s7d4.scene7.com/ir/render/SerenaandLilyRender/G-PSDO-VIG?wid=285&obj=main&src=FABR-CH32-U&res=120&obj=piping&src=FABR-CH32-U&res=120&resmode=sharp&cache=off http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/SerenaandLily/CH11?$thumbRow227x$

A few more accessories and the end result will look sorta like this:

Girl's Nursery

Leather hanging mirrors, also from Serena and Lily. The pink glass base lamp is from IKEA. The tree stump side table is from West Elm. Robert Allen fabric in houndstooth will be used to make a roman shade. Ta-da.

– Irene Lovett

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Girl's Nursery

Another nursery?!? I can’t help it, they’re so cute. And yesterday when I saw these prints via The NEO-traditionalist, I knew I had to take a dab at incorporating them into the space I’m not quite ready to reproduce in real life.

https://i2.wp.com/theneotraditionalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/french-alphabet-print-2-vintage-flamingo-illustration-print.jpg https://i1.wp.com/theneotraditionalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/french-alphabet-print-3-vintage-zebra-ilustration.jpg

You see, when I am ready, I can come back to this little bloggy and feel completely inspired by what I’ve created, or totally hate it. Either way, I’ll think, Damn Irene, you were way smart keeping all these files stored up like this. And then I’ll be like, I know. Remember when I used to throw everything out and never wrote anything down because I was certain my memory would never fail on me. How dumb was I? Don’t answer.

How classy, these prints are in French! Although I should probably be more concerned with teaching our kid(s) Español.

And then I saw this one on Slipcover Your Life and thought, Dang you’re cute too.

https://i0.wp.com/www.slipcoveryourlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/il_fullxfull.108744979.jpg

The real kicker was this crib.

https://i1.wp.com/www.ikea.com/PIAimages/0113352_PE265511_S3.JPG

I’ll be honest, I was stuck on what to blog about and you can thank this crib here that you have something to feast your eyes on today.

Being from IKEA, I kinda fear that my baby could fall through, but doesn’t this color put the un in fun.

The baby will need a dresser/changing table combo. This one from Wal-Mart would save me some money.

https://i2.wp.com/i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/05/69/27/07/0005692707562_215X215.jpg

Once the crib and changing table were found, the next step was the area rug. And in came one from West Elm.

https://i2.wp.com/www.westelm.com/weimgs/rk/images/wcm/products/201031/0005/img81m.jpg

Yes, it’s cowhide and yes it’s okay for a nursery.

This picture says so.

https://i0.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2010/06/06/a151d3b70f17.jpg

These walls need some paint color. A pale pink is what the doctor designer ordered. It’s Valspar’s Paris Pink and plays in nicely with the French Alphabet prints.

http://urbangraceinteriors.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ef51a888833011570313d3c970b-500wi

A glider to sit on while this baby gets fed and a turquoise pouf to rest a tired mama’s feet. Both from Serena and Lily.

http://s7d4.scene7.com/ir/render/SerenaandLilyRender/G-PSDO-VIG?wid=285&obj=main&src=FABR-CH32-U&res=120&obj=piping&src=FABR-CH32-U&res=120&resmode=sharp&cache=off http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/SerenaandLily/CH11?$thumbRow227x$

A few more accessories and the end result will look sorta like this:

Girl's Nursery

Leather hanging mirrors, also from Serena and Lily. The pink glass base lamp is from IKEA. The tree stump side table is from West Elm. Robert Allen fabric in houndstooth will be used to make a roman shade. Ta-da.

– Irene Lovett

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stILe finds: Boy’s Nursery

Nope, still not pregnant.

I spied on The Sistah’s facebook comments after she posted about my mention in the SFGate and read her pregnant friend’s comment that asked if I’d design her nursery. She may have been kinda joking, but I’m dead serious and created an inspiration board with no clue as to what she even has in mind for her little man. Here’s what I came up with.

Boys  Nursery

In case you’re wondering what those two dots are on the top left corner, they’re paint swatches. The darker hue would be an accent wall and the three remaining walls would be painted in the lighter color. The crib is from The New Traditionalists. The black and white striped rug is from IKEA, as is the white side chair, which I thought should have a throw pillow made from fabric from here. The giraffe lamp is Jonathan Adler. Bamboo Shades can be found at Home Depot and Lowe’s, I’m sure. Espresso changing table adds contrast amongst the white crib and side chair. Two custom wall prints from here and here bring in personal touches, and the seagull one I’ve had my eye on since April.

High Five to all the Mom-to-Be’s,

Irene Lovett

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stILe finds: Boy's Nursery

Nope, still not pregnant.

I spied on The Sistah’s facebook comments after she posted about my mention in the SFGate and read her pregnant friend’s comment that asked if I’d design her nursery. She may have been kinda joking, but I’m dead serious and created an inspiration board with no clue as to what she even has in mind for her little man. Here’s what I came up with.

Boys  Nursery

In case you’re wondering what those two dots are on the top left corner, they’re paint swatches. The darker hue would be an accent wall and the three remaining walls would be painted in the lighter color. The crib is from The New Traditionalists. The black and white striped rug is from IKEA, as is the white side chair, which I thought should have a throw pillow made from fabric from here. The giraffe lamp is Jonathan Adler. Bamboo Shades can be found at Home Depot and Lowe’s, I’m sure. Espresso changing table adds contrast amongst the white crib and side chair. Two custom wall prints from here and here bring in personal touches, and the seagull one I’ve had my eye on since April.

High Five to all the Mom-to-Be’s,

Irene Lovett

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I Spy…

Birds. I’ve been loving little birdies since I decided I was going for a nature/vintage/glam theme in our home – with birds falling into the nature category. Plus, my mother-in-law has been calling Evan Baby Bird since forever so that may be the underlying real reason for my attraction.

Either way, these little birdies are way adorable and can’t help but continue to spot them in pillows, accessories, wallpaper and figurines. Here are some of my favorite.

https://i0.wp.com/farm4.static.flickr.com/3591/3636349857_53c066ab40.jpg

Been loving this Romo wallpaper for some time now.

https://i1.wp.com/www.tangletree-interiors.co.uk/public/uploads/images/Pip_EarlyBird_386010_roomset_360px.jpg

http://roomenvy.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/blind-and-wallpaper.jpg

image via roomenvy

https://i0.wp.com/3.bp.blogspot.com/_n1Jgy6WlY9E/SmYdci_kECI/AAAAAAAADNA/qCkvTzf--Fg/s400/trina+turk+store+by+kelly+wearstler.jpg

via mattersofstyle

https://i1.wp.com/www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/chicago/2-11-08wallpaper3.jpg

via apartmenttherapy

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47b9d639b3127cce98548ff1f54900000045100AaNXLhq3csmSg

image via theestateofthings

Birds on the ceiling – such a cute idea. And really loving the bird houses on the wall as well.

https://i2.wp.com/3.bp.blogspot.com/_zW4LnPXnfx4/S3oQ4MemqCI/AAAAAAAAB-Y/rOLIPEXf26g/s640/nate-berkus-anne-coyle-elle-decor.jpg

image via aestheticoiseau

When I received my March issue of Elle Decor, my eye couldn’t help but be drawn to the black and white bird framed art mounted on the glossy wall.

https://i1.wp.com/www.designspongeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/casey2.jpg

via designsponge

The birdie atop the desk makes this space that much more whimsical.

https://i2.wp.com/www.slmetalworks.com/tree%20bed.jpg

Taking things a bit further

https://i0.wp.com/ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.117031424.jpg

A duvet cover for a simple pair of love birds. Via Etsy.

https://i0.wp.com/farm1.static.flickr.com/193/489165671_4ef3cc4699.jpg

https://i2.wp.com/ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.122048816.jpg

via Etsy

My paper mache bird from Craig Olsen

A bird rock I normally keep in the bathroom and an image of some bird pattern file folders I don’t file anything in.

Some other cute bird accessories I’d like to share.

Bird Accesories

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Baby On The Way

When there’s a baby on the way, a nursery is soon to follow. No, I’m not pregnant. Even though I sometimes wish one was coming just so I can design a cute little nursery, (and stop family from hinting to have one) but my time will come.

My friend Kim was due to give birth to her first baby three days ago, but it appears that little Ella is not ready to make an appearance. Kim is the first of my close friends to have a baby and I’m extremely eager and excited to meet Ella as I am excited for Kim to be a first-time mom. Unfortunately, Kim lives out-of-state so it could be months until I meet Ella and see her cute little nursery. Kim also happens to be a former Interior Design classmate so I’m definitely looking forward to see what she’s come up with. Maybe I can convince her to let me post some pics. : )

While we wait for Ella to arrive, I’ll share some of my all time favorite nurseries. Maybe this will induce labor.

https://i0.wp.com/www.decorpad.com/photos/2009/02/08/0091bb816403.jpg

Picture from the beloved and discontinued Domino.

This has to be the most adorable nursery I have ever come across. Cuter than words can express.

https://i0.wp.com/projectnursery.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/navy-kids-room-2-copy1.jpg

Picture also from Domino

I would’ve never thought black could work this well in a baby’s room. The stripes on the ceiling add visual interest and are highly creative.

https://designstiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/yell1.jpg?w=300

image via spearmintbaby

The sheep in this nursery are too cute and I love the depth created by the walls.

https://designstiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/henry1.jpg?w=223

image via spearmintbaby

Perfectly stILed for a photoshoot. The color choices work so well together, making the room feel warm and cozy. The polka dot chandelier shades are eye-catching.

https://designstiles.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/turquoisecrib.png?w=300

image via atmospherehomeessentials

This room can be a perfect transition from baby room to big-girl-room. The turquoise (love that turquoise) pops perfectly against the fuchsia. And the black striped crib skirt adds a touch of sophistication.

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