Monday, June 8, 2009

Oh Baby Update

The best part of any project is when it all finally comes together and we're almost finished with the baby's room that I decorated! I won't be able to show you the completely installed room until after the baby nurse leaves but you can get an idea of what it will look like from the scheme below. The plan was to choose pieces that wouldn't look too "baby" and could grow with the child or be used elsewhere in the the apartment and most importantly, wouldn't cost a million dollars! The apartment is very traditional so that was also something I had to work around and since they didn't want to know the sex of the baby before the birth, a non-gender specific color palette of green and yellow was the jumping off point.

Paint - Lancaster Yellow from Farrow & Ball was chosen because the paint is classified zero VOC and environmentally friendly.

Carpet - Broadloom ZG Caney in color Essex from Stark Carpet. We chose wall-to-wall so the baby would have a soft enclosed area for crawling when the time comes.

Chair - I wish I had visited Hickory Chair before we chose the glider chair from another retailer who shall remain nameless because then the beautiful Meredith fabric from Schumacher we chose for the slipcover would definitely have matched on all sides! It still looks great though and can be moved to the living room in the future.

Crib - The Sutton Panel Crib from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child can be converted to a toddler bed with a conversion kit.

Dresser/Changing Table - The Kendall Dresser and Changing Table Topper was chosen from Pottery Barn Kids because it was the smallest option available. The room is not very large and has one entire wall of closets so there is not a lot of floor space for furniture. The topper can also be removed once the child is older and just needs a dresser.

Bookcase - The Wyndham Bookcase from Crate and Barrel was also chosen for its slim size. All of the furniture was ordered in white so it could also grow with the child and would complement any room color scheme.

Chandelier - The Peyton Chandelier from Pottery Barn Kids with green gingham shades matched the room perfectly and was a great bargain!

Bedding - The inspiration for the color scheme for the room came from the fun crib bedding at The Gordonsbury Company, especially the On Safari collection. It can be mixed and matched with embroidery or without to create a myriad of options.

I still think it's funny that a single interior designer decorated the baby's room but I guess that just means I'll be prepared for when my time comes!

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