To tell guests where to sit at a wedding, I spray painted thrifted picture frames with chalkboard paint. They worked perfectly for this one-time use, but the thin paint layer eventually began to scratch off.
To announce each of Genevieve’s monthly milestones, I wanted to create a chalkboard to share her age, weight, and her likes. I also liked the idea of her having a chalkboard in the nook in her room, a place where she will eventually be able to read, daydream, and create.
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Friends in San Diego asked for me to help them design a feminine nursery for their baby girl. Mom wanted something very girly but with pieces that she could use down the road should they have a boy next.
Here’s the pink, ivory and stone nursery design I came up with:
- I would start by painting the walls a cozy mushroom color and the ceiling a sweet hydrangea pink.
- I would customize inexpensive ivory curtains with Greek-key trim like I did here.
- This love and Hollywood walk artwork will pop against the dark walls.
- I picked a black chandelier that would easily transition into boy territory.
- The glider needs to be comfortable, so I would choose this one with Flores Ivory fabric and Studio Natural piping. There’s nothing gender specific about this glider either. It can move to a boy’s room or a reading space down the line.
- I love the appliqué detail on this pillow.
- I would purchase this ottoman (and the rocking chair too, though I wouldn’t use it in the nursery) and reupholster it in this modern fabric. And while I would consider this gender-neutral fabric, it’s easy enough to change for the next room.
- Several of these ivory knit baskets will help corral toys in any room in the house.
- This mirror reads a little feminine paired with everything else in this nursery, but it can also read modern star in a boy’s nursery.
- I love a pedestal side table. I would gold leaf this one and keep it in her room as a nightstand as she gets older.
- This crib could easily work in a boy’s space too.
How have you designed a nursery so that you can use pieces for other kids down the road? I’d love to see photos.
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