Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hello. And a nursery tour.

I know I haven't posted anything in a while, but there is good reason. And look ... our apartment has a nursery now! It will be occupied by Baby P very soon--as in days--but before it is, here's a tour.

Here's a view from the door. I made the curtains using two pairs we had hanging in the dining room of our old apartment. I cut a few feet of fabric off the bottom, and added panels of blue and white fabric.


On the wall opposite the windows is the crib (Jenny Lind) and a twin bed that we filled with pillows to make it a comfortable lounging spot. The pillow cases are a mix of handmade ones (I'm still learning. Mostly winging it) and matelasse shams from Homegoods and Amazon). The slipcovers on the bed and the crib skirt match the fabric on the curtains. I love stripes. You should see the stacks of baby clothing that have accumulated. Stripey delight. It's a sickness.


The elephant sham is part of the Coyuchi "George" line, which is also on the crib bumper.


Here's the fourth wall: home of the door to the most narrow and unusable closet in the universe. We hung some bamboo hooks to showcase some cute little outfits. Actually, the yellow sweater in the middle was mine when I was little. My grandma made it. The sweater is just one small handmade element in the photo, though.


Here's the real show-stopper! My mom found this antique rocking chair at a flea market in Denver. She reupholstered it, and then made a slipcover for it. I love the scalloped edge along the bottom. It's hard to see this detail in the picture, but the underside of the skirt is lined in the same blue and white striped fabric. In the background, you can see another detail on the curtains that I didn't mention above: a green pom pom trim.


Here's another view of the crib. In this picture, you can see the blanket my grandma made for my sister when she was born. Does 1979-80 qualify as vintage? The paper mache giraffe bust is from Anthropologie.


In this picture, you can see the green pom poms on the curtains up close. The wooden storage cube is from Ikea. The shelf in the back just rests on the radiator for now. I didn't want to hang the shelf on the wall unless I could do it right, and I was hesitant to put huge holes in the walls of our rental apartment (especially not knowing how much longer we will be here).


 Here's a good view of the animals on the crib bumper. I love the delicate colored embroidery on the crisp white cotton.

And, the Ikea Hemnes dresser, serving time as a changing table. Diapers and other supplies are in the top drawer, while the other two drawers are devoted to clothes. Instead of using the knobs that came with the dresser, we went with chunky wooden knobs.


Who needs wall art when there are cute baby clothes to put on display?


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie--can you tell me where you got the twin bed frame? I LOVE it and need one for my twins' nursery (due in 4 weeks)...Thanks!

Anonymous said...

And also, congrats on your soon-to-be new arrival too!!

Julie said...

Thanks, and congratulations (x2) to you, too! I'm not sure where the bed comes from--I got lucky! It was originally in my aunt and uncle's guestroom. But, Ballard Designs has similar French country style beds, and so does Pierre Deux (though those are a lot more expensive).

No.35style said...

this is one of the most precious nurseries i have ever seen!! i love it! what is the cording made of on the rocker (i have one that looks just like that!) also, where did you get the blue striped fabric?

Colette said...

Congrats!
You HAVE to submit these photos to "Ohdeedoh"- they post nursery room tours and yours is one of the cutest I've ever seen!

Julie said...

thank you! The cording on the rocker is made from a generic red and white fabric that I got in the quilting section, I think. It's a really lightweight cotton. The blue and white striped fabric is definitely heavier. I got it at Zimman's, which is a huge fabric store outside of Boston. I'll check my email archives to see if I can find the designer info

Erica said...

Precious nurseries!

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lynda said...

I am so glad you are back! I was waiting to see a new post and here you are! I live South of Boston so I gravitate to MA/ New England bloggers. Beautiful nursery. Congratulations! Lynda gratefulevermore.com

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You made the nursery room look great! An extra room on an apartment would look great.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous nursery! I love the fresh and airy look and the little details are beautiful. Where did you find that awesome gingham rug!?

Julie said...

thanks! I got the rug from a remnants pile in a store in Cambridge Mass - http://www.lechmererug.com/ If you live in the area, I highly recommend it! they have a great selection of remnants and custom orders, and have great, friendly customer service. I have three rugs from them and love them all

betina luna said...

Simple room for little kids. Plain and Basic

limestone columns said...

That pillow's fabric is so nice. love it. xo
- Vinnie