We finally finished our magical woodland nursery and I am absolutely in love! Rather than forcing the typical gender stereotypes (I mean…I don’t even know this person yet!), I wanted to create a mostly unisex nursery that encourages a healthy imagination since that’s what I remember most from my own childhood. We would gather around as my mom told elaborate stories about gnomes and fairies that my brothers and I fully believed and lived. They were so magical and real to us that I wanted to start my own child’s life out with that same sense of possibility and wonder. I combined stuffed animal taxidermy with a large painted mural of a magic forest, neutral furniture and the most modern-looking nursery essentials as possible. I already posted about some of the elements in the room, but the final result below really brings everything together beautifully. I hope you feel inspired to keep things simple, magical and woodsy for your baby too! Continue reading
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Last year, I threw two baby showers where the guests collectively made adorable baby quilts to give to the couple as a gift. After I posted about them, I was contacted by an expecting mom to help her put together a similar quilt for her baby. She picked the participants and assigned a fruit or vegetable to each person. I mailed each person cute fabric pieces, a white background square, straight pins and instructions with return postage.
They mailed their block back to me, pinned together and all I had to do was stitch them down and embroider the name of the fruit or veggie! I love this quilt even more than the ones from last year because we didn’t allow fabric pens or paint which made the final product cleaner and more professional looking. SO cute! Continue reading
My bestie, Jeff Hinchee, and I were whisked away to San Francisco for a long weekend to help our pal Merav with her new house. Over about 4 days, we tackled three major projects in her daughter’s nursery that completely transformed it into a perfectly playful modern space. While Merav and Jeff sanded and painted an oak dresser we found on Craigslist, I put a stencil Merav had meant to use years back finally to good use and then we finished the room off with some molding and chalkboard paint as a canvas for Dor to express herself later on. Obviously, as you can tell from the photos, the room still needs a lot of TLC, but I think it’s a great backdrop for Merav and Dor to work with!
*Purchase your very own hummingbird stencil here!*