Looking pretty good and why do they need me? They are running out of time and would like to take it to the "next level" in Eric's own words. Hence, they enlisted me to take charge of their baby room. Eric and I share the same passion for Sarah Richardson's designs and so here is our inspiration:
With my latest obsession with wallpaper, I introduced them to this well-priced whimsical paper:
It is indeed the perfect wallpaper for the room: playful, colorful, and it works perfectly with the existing wall-color, which appears yellowish during the day and greenish at night.
I like the ikea chair they have recently purchased but the back is not high enough for "head rest" and it doesn't "glide". A trip to my local thift store had scored me this increditable diamond in the rough:
Hope we can find a new home for the ikea chair so we can give this beauty a new dress (like this one from Sarah). I also suggested a papa chair for Eric as he will be spending quite some time in the nursery as well. Comfort is important but to Eric, so is style. Eric loves mid-century modern design (hence the George Nelson Bubble pendant) and so I suggested this Saarinen inspired Organic chair from Morba:
Now off to sidetable for a place to put baby bottles and a lamp for those late night readings. These were my initial picks:
This handsome piece offers not one but two surfaces. A trip to the sprayer, this table is perfect for the coffee mugs for mom and dad, also bottles for the baby boy.
You can never have enough storage in a nursery. Since they already have this open storage from Ikea, I found them nice baskets fill in the openings. For $9.99 a basket, these fabric woven baskets from HomeSense are just the doctor's order.
The wall space above this Ikea unit also screams for attention and for that, I decided to put up a store bought bulletin board and customize it with our fabric choice.
This piece will not only serve as art work in the room (at unbeatable price) but also very functional for the couple to put up pictures and thoughts!
My other plans for the walls include putting up some hooks for hanging essential items and these ones from Mjolk are so stylish and sophisticated.
For their existing Ikea storage solution doubles as change table, I thought why not changing the knobs? As mentioned in my earlier post to Anthropologie, these are the candidates as our potential new knobs:
I also suggested this attractive and low maintenance area rug be placed on top of their existing broadloom.
This flat woven rug adds visual interest and best of all, it is removable and washable (by professional)! It is a lot easier to clean up the "accident" on this little number than the existing wall-to-wall broadloom.
And of course the nursery wouldn't be completed without some fantastic fabrics. Here is our selection and you will just have to wait until the grand reveal to see how I worked them in the room.