Monday, September 26, 2011

Nursery Week! Gorgeous Nursery From Design Chic

Nursery Week at a' la mode!
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Hi everyone! We are Beth and Kristy, the mother and daughter from Design Chic. My husband and I (Kristy) are expecting our first baby and Mom's (Beth's) first grandchild in a few short days! We were so, so thrilled when Shelli asked us to do a post on baby Will's nursery for a la mode. We love her style and her fabulous blog. We hope you enjoy!

It's the first thought every new mom has when she finds out she's expecting: How am I going to do the nursery? Okay, okay. So maybe it's not the first thought, but it's up there, right? It was for Mom and me, anyway, and having to wait seventeen long weeks to find out if we'd be decorating in pink or blue felt a bit like a punishment. Fortunately, the clean lines of this Stokke crib were such an instant favorite that it arrived before we even figured out which room would be the nursery. Shortly after, I fell in love with this giraffe, and his sweet face peeking in, watching over the little one while he sleeps, must be my favorite part of the room.


This glider, which is Luxe by Jennifer Delonge, was the first thing in the nursery, even before the crib. I absolutely love the modern shape and slipcovered look and figured it would be versatile enough for either a boy or a girl. Mom found this pouf, which I think matches the drapes uncannily, and we thought the elephant was a cute way to bring in a side table that still looked boyish.






Originally, this sheepskin--which is, by the way Ecofo, amazingly soft and machine washable!--was on top of an off-white, wool area rug that covered the whole room. We took it up just to see how what would happen and thought the dark floors changed the whole look of the room. Maybe it will be back when he starts crawling... 


I'm IN LOVE with this blabla sheep mobile. Mom, Dad, hubby and I all went to UNC-Chapel Hill, and the little guys on here look just like Rameses, the mascot. We may be trying to subliminally breed another Tar Heel... Maybe.


This wall shelf keeps his little collection of bedtime stories right at arms reach, directly above the glider.



I can't believe that he is going to be so tiny as to fit in this beautiful Moses basket, a shower gift from Mom. We thought adding the cow hide (Fabulous TJ Maxx find!) underneath made it a little "manlier." You know, balance out the satin ribbons.




Beatrix Potter is, to me, one of the most precious, classic nursery touches. Mom had Peter Rabbit and Mr. Jeremy Fisher painted as another gift to the baby. I wasn't wild about the idea of keeping a bed in this room, but this brass frame weighs about 1,000 pounds. Long story short, if it went down the stairs, it wasn't coming back up! I was so thrilled with the way the bedding turned out, though, I'm glad we kept it after all. Plus, I have a feeling it might come in handy on some sleepless nights!



When I found out my husband and I were expecting a boy, my first instinct was to do big, billowy, white silk drapes and make the whole thing very "baby." I quickly realized that wasn't very practical, though, and love the drapes in here because they will transition nicely when we change this to a "big boy" room. My husband picked this antique bleached mahogany chest for the changing table, and I absolutely love it. It's very boyish and something he can have forever. The lion over the armoire is another favorite element and something I just happened to stumble upon in a baby store one day.



Little, tiny baby feet! Plus, the starting point for the room.



We're hoping baby Will has plenty of these in his new nursery!
Thanks again, Shelli, for featuring us on your blog today. It was so much fun!
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36 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous nursery. Love all the different textures, so perfect for when baby starts exploring.

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  2. This is totally dreamy, and somehow I am not surprised with Beth and Kristy at the helm! Just stunning, so inviting...love the Moses basket, I used one for my son those first few months, they love being "cocooned" in something small. It is truly perfect. I cannot wait to see baby Will in his beautiful new room!

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  3. This nursery touched my heart! Kristy and Beth know how much I like them and how excited I'm for Will's birth. I simply cannot believe it's so close!

    What a gorgeous place! It's filled with beautiful touches, but most of all, you can see that everything was designed with love... lots of love!

    I'm so happy for you!!!

    Have a very blessed week.

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  4. Such a sweet nursery! You will LOVE that you kept that bed in there, trust me! Love the glider and pouf...you can tell a decorator lives here! Well done and good luck!

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  5. Oh my goodness, Baby Will is in for a love surprise! Everything is gorgeous! Kristy and beth, you two have done a marvelous job!
    Between you, Tina, and Luciane, anticipation is overpowering this month!
    I can't wait to meet the new little man! I know tha you are so excited. I remember those last few days that were never ending.
    Enjoy every minute, Kristy.
    Teresa
    xoxo

    PS - The moses basket from mom Beth - Pricesless :)>

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  6. Lucky Baby Will! I especially LOVE the giraffe and lion... how fun to have such big soft friends to look after you!

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  7. What a great nursery - love all the little details!

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  8. Love the nursery! I HAVE to know who painted the Beatrix Potter paintings above the bed. Especially love them!! Hopefully someone who is on etsy. Any details shared is appreciated. Thanks.

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  9. It's beautiful! I kinda want that giant giraffe for myself ;) xx

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  10. Aww, what a precious nursery!! Your little one is very lucky. That Moses basket is just adorable, what a special gift :)

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  11. what a beautiful room! Thanks so much for sharing this space, and I'll definitely be back on Wednesday to link up my girl's nursery and to see MORE lovely spaces! Hope you're having a fab day!

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  12. Lovely nursery. Very warm and charming.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous. I love it. Every detail says "LOVE". So awesome. Young Will has a rockin' sweet place to lay his head :-)

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  14. Gorgeous Moses basket and love the monogramming. A perfect baby's room.

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  15. Oh I just love it! The Jennifer Delonge glider is beautiful :)

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  16. It is all so perfect. And the brass bed is actually my favorite. No only will not only come in handy for those first few newborn months, but also for when your son is sick and you need to be in the room with him. I bet you do a lot of clothes changing on the bed too. Very practical and beautiful!

    My second favorite thing are the curtains. Oh my, that pattern is GOOD.
    Camille

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  17. I am speechless. Which is rare! Wow. What a gorgeous gorgeous space to welcome a baby. So many beautiful touches.

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  18. Best wishes to the growing family. You've created a beautiful, intimate, calming, and perfect space for the baby. I love the classic stories that are included within the room. That crib is absolutely lovely, I'll have to remember that for when im ready. :)

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  19. WOW! What an absolutely stunning room!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Gorgeous! That will be one spoiled child! ;)

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  21. What an amazing and gorgeous space! Everything is so well planned and thought out. Love every single detail especially the monogramming. xo e

    PS- As a mom to 5 boys, having had a little experience parenting, I'd like to say on behalf of the idiot anonymous commenter she/he has no clue what they're talking about.

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  22. Bee. U. Ti. Ful. I'm in love with so many things in that room...the moses basket, yes please. The glider, of course, and really, I would just take the entire room! Well done!

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  23. It is a gorgeous nursery! Every detail is beautiful and a soft and soothing feel to the room. I love the blue on the walls. So many wonderful touches - the whimsical lion and giraffe and the lovely white elephant. The mahogany chest and drapes are beautiful. I could go on and on! What a stunning space to welcome Kristy's first baby. How exciting!

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  24. Love. It. All!!!!! As the mama of 2 little boys, I really love how you balanced out baby and boy. You and your mom (ok, husband too!) will enjoy being in this room so much with Will.

    And that bedding! Could we please have some more details on that. Beyond! And, I see he's carrying on the family name as a 4th. I love how you worked that into the duvet and used just the initials on the pillows. Fab!!!

    You are in for so much joy!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  25. This is such a beautiful room! The bedding on the antique bed is the perfect touch.

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  26. What a BEAUTIFUL nursery! What a lucky baby boy!!

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  27. How beautiful! I'm truly not surprised how dreamy and sweet it is! Best wishes to the entire family! I think you'll be glad that you left the bed in the room :)

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  28. What a special room for the special boy! I love the cow hide rug under the moses basket - his room has so much style! Well done...

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  29. Love this nursery...so romantic and I love the colors. Very stylish and cozy looking!

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  30. Super cute nursery; I love the drapes! Where can I get that fabric? Thanks! Michelle

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  31. One of my favorite nurseries ever! Love the comment about making it "manlier" to balance the satin! Too funny. So happy to be a new follower!
    Stacy

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  32. Such a beautiful nursery for Will! Love every detail, congrats Kristy and Beth!

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  33. Chic and charming -- just like mom & grandma.

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  34. What a beautiful room! Thanks so much for sharing this space, and I'll definitely be back on Wednesday to link up my girl's nursery and to see MORE lovely spaces! Hope you're having a fab day!

    Moses Baskets Australia

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