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Lillian's Nursery

Friday, January 20, 2017
One of the best decisions I made was to book a newborn photo session for soon after Lillian was born. Not only did we get some sweet pictures of Lillian and our new family of four, but Lisa Marie snapped some great pictures of Lillian's nursery. All pictures by the wonderful Lisa Marie Bloom of Sweet Tea Photography.

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Lillian's Nursery Inspiration

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
When I was pregnant with Thomas, I had big plans for his nursery. Well, those plans went no where as we decided to buy a house and do some pretty significant renovations when I was 7 months pregnant. So instead of a cute nursery, poor guy had a bare bulb hanging from his ceiling for longer than I want to admit.

Fast forward almost two years; we found out we were expecting a girl. At this point, we were through with Renovations 1.0, so I was able to plan and install a proper nursery for Lillian. The concept came together pretty easily, as I was inspired by the "strawberry room" at my grandparents farm where I stayed growing up.

The fabric (Schumacher Wild Strawberry, I think) was discontinued years ago, but amazingly, after making curtains, bedding, accent pillows and even a custom suitcase stand for the original strawberry room, there was a small piece left. Lillian's room couldn't be enveloped in strawberries, but it was the inspiration.

Restoration Hardware Tatum Wide Dresser & Topper Set // Existing Gilder: Crate & Barrel Hathaway // Existing Table Floor Lamp: Jonathan Adler Meurice // Existing Crib: Room & Board Moda Crib // Pink Pouf from Wayfair No Longer Available // BlaBla Pink Birds Mobile No Longer Available // Existing Curtain Rods: Restoration Hardware Estate Metal Collection // Collins Rug from Lulu & Georgia No Longer Available // Art from Fraise and Berries by Kelly Ventura

Dining Room Banquette Fabrics

Thursday, January 5, 2017

I have always wanted a dining banquette. When we were looking at houses, that was one of the first things I looked for-- is there a spot to put a banquette. After close to 4 years (!!) in our house, we are planning to add a dining area banquette. To say I'm excited is an understatement (this banquette, basically a bench, better live up to my years of anticipation). Plans are still underway, but I am jumping ahead to the fun stuff-- fabrics! The first shocker-- I'm trying to embrace color. So far our house (and my closet for that matter) is grey, white and black. These fabrics definitely do not fit into that palette, but I think they'll be a nice layer of color on top of the foundation we currently have. I'm leaning towards Schumacher's Citrus Garden in Pool as the main fabric and then I need some other accent fabrics. Contenders shown above. Very 2017 (!) of me, but I've only selected these fabrics from online pictures. I'm going to be old fashion and meet them all in person this weekend.