nursery planning

 i am really torn between decorating the girls shared room with color or in neutral shades. i really love the thought of having a combination of blue and dark pinks like my favorite colorful inspiration photo from here...
or a combination of bright colors and floral prints with a clean white background.
as much as i would love to start from scratch and purchase everything in my collection of ideas... it's not practical. right now we are using the garage to store things that wont fit in our tiny space. among them are things that we should use in the room.... a pink and white floral rug, a dark wood hutch, and the all important rocking chair. so, keeping this in mind, i think i am leaning toward the neutral palette. this way, i can reuse everything we have... with some changes (like painting the hutch to meld with the other pieces) to create a neutral room that is both sweet and economical. 

maybe i'll add bright colors later into their teens when i will need some distraction from their behavior.

first things first...
i'll paint the hutch white with a pretty color inside and replace the brass handles with delicate ones like these...

 we will use the sheets and bedding we already have for e's big girl bed. her pleated pin tucked duvet and these softly printed sheets will work nicely together with the neutrals. i'll make a new bumper for the baby using this one for inspiration.

 i can reuse the birch chandelier that i made for the south bay magazine shoot... like this one.

i picked some great wooden wine boxes. and i am thinking of covering the inside with fabric, and painting the outside white. then i will use them for something like this... 
i will need some beautiful drapes, and great storage vessels... like these.

overall, i want lots of storage. everything will have its place. away. time to get to work!

see both my color and neutral inspiration boards and source links on my pinterest site. 


  1. Hilary Austin2.8.11

    And this is another reason I love you. ORGANIZATION is KEY! You will make their room beautiful no matter what you choose!

  2. I love love the blue and pink accents! I am currently in the process of decorating my daughter's room in the same colors :) Love your style!!!