Thursday, February 4, 2016

Loving Lately: All Things Peach

Hi friends! Is anyone still out there reading this little 'ol blog? I took quite the hiatus during my pregnancy and after the birth of our daughter, but I am hoping to get back to blogging semi-regularly. I do post almost daily over on Instagram, so for all the latest on what we're up to and updates on our house, please feel free to follow over there! (I also push my IG posts over to Facebook, in case you prefer that platform!)

If you've seen the nursery, it will come as no surprise to you that I love the color peach. But I have to say, having a baby girl has taken that to a whole new level! I like to think of peach as her "signature color" (haha!) and it seems it has also become mine. I thought I'd share a few things I've been lovingly lately in this pretty shade.

1. I've been adding pops of peach to our hearth room and this pretty pillow from Society 6 would be perfect!

2. The Corkcicle is one of my new favorite things! I got it for Christmas in this rose gold color and absolutely love it. It keeps beverages hot for 12 hours and cold for 25...amazing! It was on Oprah's list of favorite things, so you know it has to be good!

3. I bought these skinny cords from Loft in tropical sands (a peachy/taupe color) and absolutely live in them. Comfy and sophisticated.

4. I just found a beautiful peach throw at TJ Maxx for our hearth room, and this pretty one is quite similar. I love the pop it gives to a neutral space! Here it is in our hearth room (photo from my IG feed).

5. Can you have enough Rifle Paper Co? I don't think so! This peach floral phone case is perfection.

6. My current go-to nail polish: OPI's A Great Opera-Tunity. It's what I was wearing on my toes the day our girl was born : ) 

7. I don't know about you, but I can't get enough of abstract art right now. This peach watercolor is trendy and classy.
8. I recently gifted myself an X ring and can't wait to put it on each morning. Mine is gold, but it's so pretty in rose gold as well!

9. I just had to throw in a few peach baby items : ) I may have bought these Old Navy peach floral leggings in multiple sizes so she can keep on wearing them as she grows!

10. You may recognize this darling peach tutu from the nursery. So precious!

11. This peachy bauble from Joss and Main is just the sort of thing I love to toss on in the morning for everyday glamour.

What color are you loving lately? Have I converted you to the peach-loving camp?!

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Peach and Gray Nursery Reveal

I can't believe the nursery is finally done! I am due tomorrow, October 18, and everything is finally ready!

I had so much fun putting this space together. I have known even before we were planning to have kids exactly what I would do for a little girl's nursery, and it came together exactly how I envisioned! (There is a full source list at the bottom of the post)

The room is small - maybe 10x10 - but adding a chair rail 3/4 of the way up the wall added so much character. The metallic star decals are from Urban Walls, and I absolutely love them. It really wasn't too hard to put them up and they make such a big impact. My dad switched out the light fixture for this gold and crystal flush mount, which is so charming.

My mother-in-law painted the antique dresser for me. which we're using as a changing table. I love that we can continue to use this piece even after the diaper changing days are over.

The curtains in the room were a labor of love by my mom. They are simple white panels from Target, which we originally picked bright coral fabric for. After she sewed the coral on and we hung them, they were just not right in the room. Everything feels so soft and soothing, and the coral was very jarring in person. So my mom took it off and we lined them with simple peach ribbon from Hobby Lobby. Thanks mom for all your hard work!

I love this little corner, which is both sweet and sophisticated. The glider is from Wayfair, and I picked up the coral pillow at Home Goods before we even knew what we were having (I picked up a "boy pillow" also, but obviously didn't end up needing that : ). I knew I wanted a lot of mirrored accents, so the table and frames all carry that through.

The crib is a classic Jenny Lind, and I love its simple lines. I tried to keep the major pieces gender-neutral so we can use them again and just change out accents if we have a boy. 

The Ikea Isala cabinet holds blankets and extra nursery items. I knew I wanted a vintage rocking horse for the top. Let me tell you, those are not easy to find, especially for a decent price. I was so excited when my friend in Kansas City found this one at a vintage store. It was dark wood and I painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint. It looks pretty as an accessory now, and is very usable when the baby is a bit bigger.

Don't you love this diaper bag? I wanted something that didn't look too much like a diaper bag, since I'll probably essentially carry it as a purse for the next year. It is the Manifest Weekender by Little Unicorn. I love that brand. My favorite blanket, the watercolor rose quilt, is by them as well.

I got the rug for free using credits from Joss and Main. I had originally wanted a starburst pattern, but figured free was worth a slight design change! I love the pattern and texture it adds.

The star crown is actually a Christmas decoration I got from Wisteria a few years ago, but I knew it would be perfect in our sweet girl's nursery. The books are just notebooks from TJ Maxx, but the colors were perfect.

The tiny Beatrix Potter books are from my childhood, and I adore them. I got the silver rattle for a few dollars at a consignment sale.

The gold arrow hook came from Target (just yesterday!) and the darling peach tutu was a gift from my mom. The long dress is an antique christening gown, and the cream dress is her coming home outfit. I love having these on display!

I will probably fill the frames with our newborn and family photos after her arrival, so for now I simply filled them with peach and gold wrapping paper.

I made the flower mobile using the tutorial from Jones Design Company and flowers from Hobby Lobby. It took more flowers than I thought, but I love how it turned out!

Love this print from Lindsay Letters!

I've had this girl bust for several years, and knew it would be so cute in the nursery, especially with a peach bow in her hair : )

I'm sure we will soon fill this cabinet up with toys and extras, but for now it's simple and pretty storage.

All her teeny tiny clothes! I used drawer organizers from Ikea to sort everything.

Her closet was so fun to put together also. She already has quite the wardrobe! I was able to get the cubbies as well as the woven baskets on swap sites for next to nothing. The bins hold the less-than-cute necessities, while her little shoes and books are on display.

 We are so excited to meet our little girl (hopefully very soon)! It has been such a labor of love getting this little space ready. All of our family helped in some way, and we could never have been prepared without the generous baby gifts from friends and family. It has been such a blessing! We're waiting for you, sweet girl!


Paint colors- Stonington Gray and Simply White by Benjamin Moore
Star decals- Urban Walls
Chair rail- Home Depot pre-painted
Art prints- Rifle Paper Co and Lindsay letters
Cabinet- Ikea
Rocking horse- vintage painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint
White shelves- Secondhand
All picture frames- TJ Maxx
Books on shelves- TJ Maxx
Gold orb- Hobby Lobby
Peach candle holder- Hobby Lobby
Silver rattle- Secondhand
Star crown- Wisteria
Beatrix Potter books- from my childhood
Bust figurine- TJ Maxx
Box and flower arrangement on changing table- TJ Maxx 
Dresser- vintage, painted simply white by Benjamin Moore
Drawer pulls- World Market
Glider- Wayfair
Pillows- Home Goods
Ottoman- Target
Throw blanket on glider- TJ Maxx 
Lamp- TJ Maxx
Side table- Overstock
Crib- Jenny Lind by Davinci 
Peach watercolor blanket- Little Unicorn
Plush lamb- Jellycat
Plush bunny- Pottery Barn Kids
Rug- Joss and Main
Sheep play mat- Pottery Barn Kids
Mobile- tutorial here, flowers from Hobby Lobby
Curtains- Target Farah panels, peach ribbon sewn on by my mom
Curtain rods- Target
Bedding- Target
Closet cube storage- secondhand
Gray cube baskets- Amazon
Woven baskets on closet shelf- secondhand
Light fixture- Home Depot 
Large Gray woven basket- TJ Maxx 
Drawer organizers- Ikea Skubb
Arrow hooks- Target
Peach tutu- Bunnies by the Bay
White dress- vintage
Cream dress- Baby Gap
Starburst Mirror- TJ Maxx
Bunny on shelf- Bunnies by the Bay
Animal blocks- Pottery Barn Kids
Gold baby shoes- Old Navy

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Peach & Gray Nursery {Our Baby Girl}

It's true! If you follow on social media you already know, Matt and I are expecting a baby girl in October! That is the reason for my long absence...the first trimester was pretty rough to say the least. But I finally feel back to normal and now that we know it's a girl I am so excited to plan her nursery! Even before I was pregnant I knew most of the elements I wanted in the nursery, so it's fun to finally pull my ideas together. I want the space to be soft and soothing, with pops of peach to keep it feminine. The design board looks a little more pink than I'm envisioning the space. I think it will read more as gray and white with peach/pink accents in real life. Here is what I'm thinking...

I am hoping to install molding three-quarters up the wall and paint the bottom Stonington by Benjamin Moore (a very soft gray), with the top white with these darling starburst decals, much like this room:

I want the room to feel sophisticated, not too baby-ish, so a lot of the accessories are ones I've picked up or planned to buy from home decor stores, not necessarily nursery accessories. I want the room to be able to grow with her, while still feeling charming.

{Obsessed with this quilt by boutique brand Little Unicorn}

{of course Rifle Paper Co. is a must!}

{I'm on the hunt for the perfect vintage rocking horse to set atop the Ikea cupboard we plan to purchase}

 I love this gorgeous nursery by Bungalow Blue Interiors and was inspired to do similar drapes. I will probably use simple white curtains and have my mom sew a peach (a bit less coral than these) border on for me. I already found a vintage dresser very similar to the inspiration board to use as a changing table, I just need to paint it white. 

For her crib I'm hoping to keep it simple with classic gray and white bedding. The Jenny Lind crib is timeless and also affordable. Have you ever priced cribs before? You can spend some serious cash if you want to. It seems most baby gear is that way, in fact. But I just don't see the point of a $900 crib, I suppose. This one is lovely and much more reasonable.

I'm also hoping to make this gorgeous floral mobile using the tutorial from Jones Design Company. Love it! 

I can't wait to get started on everything! I'll be sure to keep you posted as the room comes together! (You can see behind the scenes pics over on Instagram)

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