The Thibaut swatches have arrived! I feel like a kid in a candy store amidst all of these beautiful prints. Olivia was overwhelmed too.
After laying out a variety of different color ways, it quickly became clear that a coral, tan and brown palette was the way to go. The strong, saturated colors (mixed with a few softer pastels) would help to feminize the space while complimenting the colors of the wall animals.
Now which to choose for the curtains…
I knew which fabric that I thought would look best lining the windows… and I was so happy when Liv agreed.
Thibaut’s Baltic Stripe – Pastel on Cream it is!
Now I’m off to pick up some lining from Joann’s Fabrics today to get this party project started.
If you’re catching up on Project Nursery, here’s a link to the initial fabric board, vintage wall art addition, changing table makeover, nursery wall striping tutorial, painted animal project, the initial inspiration board and the before picture posts.
Tags: Crafty Solutions, Decorating, DIY, Fabric, Home, Nursery, Patterns & Color, Pink
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Since Liv is finally here and we now know that the little baby in the belly is a girl, it’s time to get back to the nursery to add the finishing feminine touches.
The room is pretty gender neutral, perhaps even erring on the side of more boy-ish with its rust red accents, dark wood furniture and animal wall art (painted by Kevin’s incredibly talented mom and aunt). I purposefully left several of the fabric additions – such as curtains, slip covers, bedding, pillows – until after Baby S was born so that we could use these details to help complete a little boys or little girls room.
Here’s the fabric inspiration board I’ve been mulling over since early December:
You can see that there are two distinct palettes I was leaning towards – turquoise with tan/brown/yellow/green accents if babe was a boy and coral with similar color accents if he/she was a girl.
All of these fabrics are from Thibaut, a fabric and wallpaper store I originally fell in love with after discovering their huge and beautiful selection of wallpaper (which I showcased a while back as part of the Favorite Fabric series). After perusing their website a bit, I fell for several of their prints in fabric form and I decided they were perfect for the nursery.
Now’s the hard part, which fabric to use where? Which final color palette to build off of? Which patterns compliment each other without being too distracting? (I love, love mixing prints – but it’s a thin line!) Can’t wait to check out the samples.
If you’re catching up on Project Nursery, here’s a link to the vintage wall art addition, changing table makeover, nursery wall striping tutorial, painted animal project, the initial inspiration board and the before picture posts.
Tags: Decorating, DIY, Fabric, Home, Nursery, Patterns & Color
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This Modern Christmas photoshoot by Sitting in a Tree is so fun. I love that it’s full of non-traditional colors (no red or green to be found), shapes and patterns - it’s creative, contemporary and a neat spin on the usual this time of the year!
The playful patterns are the best! Oh how I’d love a linen closet full of turquoise stripes and yellow geometric prints. Mix that with a bit of fuchsia, glitter and gold and you have yourself a very merry modern Christmas.
A few of my favorite ideas to steal: individual trays as place settings (you can buy these for just a couple of dollars each at online stores such as Oriental Trading and paint em up any way you choose), confetti ornaments (another great DIY project) and tree branch centerpieces wrapped in book pages (a quick coat of white spray paint and a dash of white glitter would be another sparkly alternative).
The entire design, including home decor inspiration, can be found here.
The shoot was set in San Diego and staged to replicate a new couple’s first Christmas – out with the old traditions while welcoming in the new. Photography by Joielala.
Tags: Christmas, Decorating, Dinner Parties, DIY, Modern, Parties & Entertaining, Patterns & Color, Pink, Teal, Turquoise, white
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