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Sneak Peek: Nursery Picks

My main project of late has been designing the baby’s nursery. It’s the designer in me that will always search out the next cranny for some innovative project. I never run out of ideas or plans. [This is why being a wife & mother at home is so appealing to me.] …

This morning, while sipping tea and eating farmer’s peaches, I was browsing Better Homes & Gardens – my paper pinterest fix. Interior designer Raili Clasen said of decorating her clients’ contemporary rustic home: ” ‘I love to see a room with all shades of one color and then, ‘Bam!’ an accent piece or art that is a big surprise.’ ”

THAT is exactly my philosophy of design. I used that ideology as a guide when coordinating and decorating for my wedding, when placing furniture and textiles and artwork for each room in our house, while picking out family heirlooms and modern pieces for the new nursery.

Here’s a sampling from baby girl’s nook:

I've always been a fan of a bit of whimsy. Try to guess what piece of textile this is?

I’ve always been a fan of a bit of whimsy. Try to guess what piece of textile this is …

This is the main color of the room. Previously painted for my office/studio space, and Ian didn't want us to invest in repainting. Sticking with this color and working around the other pieces we already have has been quite the design challenge for me!

The main color of the room – previously painted for my office/studio space, and Ian didn’t want us to invest in repainting. Sticking with this color and working around the other pieces we already have has been quite the design challenge for me.

I love rocking chairs and look forward to nursing many hours in this sleek, affordable, cozy Ikea rocker.

I love rocking chairs and look forward to nursing many hours in this sleek, affordable, cozy Ikea rocker.

This artwork reminds me of Narnia, one of my favorite fantasy lands. It seemed most appropriate to make it the focal point of the baby's room.

This artwork reminds me of Narnia, one of my favorite fantasy lands. It seemed most appropriate to make it the focal point of the baby’s room.

The cutout design of this is a typical norwegian design, which is ideal for a vintage-yet-modern soft white nursery decor.

The cutout pattern of this shade is a typical norwegian design, which is ideal for a vintage-yet-modern soft white nursery decor.

She is my favorite doll, and I can't wait to display her in my little girl's room.

She is my favorite doll, and I can’t wait to display her in my little girl’s room.

An excellent find from Etsy - completely handmade bird mobile.

An excellent find from Etsy – completely handmade bird mobile.

 

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