Entries in girl nursery (2)

Wednesday
Mar122014

Bright Bohemian Nursery

 

 

I posted the inspiration board for this nursery a while back (ok, more like waaay back in July) and some of you were curious about what happened since then. I'm just getting around to sorting through the photos of some of my more recent projects, so I thought now would be a good time to share it with you.

As you may remember, the space is small. It's actually a bedroom that the owners created by partitioning off a piece of their other daughter's bedroom. Hey, it's New York City, you do what you can do. Here is a floorplan of the space, created by Casa Kids, who created the beautiful millwork for the space:

This is a room where space planning really was key. One trick to dealing with a small space is to locate and highlight the room's strong points. Here, a 13' ceiling certainly stood out! To keep the space feeling as light and airy as possible, we went with a very bright white for the walls and trim. Although the space is punctuated by hits of color in the artwork and pillows, the majority of the color is concentrated on the ceiling.

And that stunning, lemon yellow chandelier? It was initially brass and something that the owner classified as "an expensive mistake". We all have them. Making lemonade out of lemons, we spray painted the fixture bright yellow, added some clear, round chandelier bulbs, and reattached the crystals for a touch of luxe. We all couldn't be happier with how the space turned out!

Here's a look at one of the inspiration boards we prepared for the client:

And some shots of the finished space. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
Jul312013

Some nursery fun!

It's hard to believe that it's almost August! Where has the summer gone? Well, I've resolved to make work/play balance my priority for August. So while I'm busy with nurseries, apartments, showcases, and trade shows, I will be making a concerted effort to be outside tending to our vegetable garden and playing with the kids at the pool everyday. Yep. Every. Day. I know that shouldn't sound like such a tall order - especially from someone who runs a business centered around kids! - but knowing when to stop working has never been my strong suit. Well, here's to a new leaf! (No more talk of fall, I promise.)

One of the projects that has been keeping me busy this summer is a nursery for a client who lives in Brooklyn. When the project is finished, I'll go through all the details, but, for now, let's focus on the space itself. The nursery is going to be for the family's second daughter, who is due in the fall. The room is long and narrow - about 6 feet wide - and kind of oddly shaped. But not to fear! To accommodate these, um, "challenges" we're working with some of my favorite vendors to create a space that will be bright, clean, and brimming with color!

I don't want to give too much of it away just yet, so here are two of the client's initial concept boards. We tweaked them both to come up with the perfect mix for this very lucky little girl. Our final creation is staying secret with me - for now. But I can't wait to share it all with you soon! 

Eclectic Artistry

Bright Bohemian