Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A New Home For A Little One

One of the first rooms I ever did was a nursery seen HERE. Still to this day one of my favorite rooms I have worked on. Since then, the baby's abode has become one of my favorite rooms to do. There is something about making a home for a new baby that really excites me. I wanted to share with you one that I recently completed. The owners are a very fun couple who don't mind a little flair. When the owner came to me with this picture of Jenna Lyons child's room as a starting point I knew it would be a fun project.
I had been hesitant to post it since at first glance it looks very similiar, but after hearing Celerie speak about not being afraid to incorporate others ideas I feel a lot better. Plus, the paint is the common theme but from there we went our own direction.Love this artwork the client found on Etsy. Did I mention I have some very creative clients?
Just a peek at 2 more things in her house. First this chair. My client got it for next to NOTHING at Cottage Living's garage sale and we reupholsetered it. I have to give credit to the upholster on this one for doing such a great job. Before:

After:
Second, these dining room chairs. I have confessed my obsession with velvet stripes before and here you have just one example. Although they look WAY better in person, you get the idea.

***I would like to state for the record all these pictures were taken by me, not a professional and the rooms were not staged. That is on my to-do list***

Sources:
Jenna Lyons Room: Domino November 2008
Red Ceiling Light: Ikea Kulla
Red Bookcase: Ikea Lack
Rug, Sofa (slipcovered), Art Above Crib: Client's Own
Changing Table: Walmart
Glider: Four Seasons
Crib: Bellini
Framed Name Prints: Etsy - Katrina Berlin
Bedding: Nursery Works

Velvet Fabric on Dining Chairs: Robert Allen Sedium in Veranda (to the trade)

*If I am missing anything or if you would like further details please let me know!

22 comments:

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

It looks WONDERFUL! Lucky kiddo!

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

marianne you are so talented!!

first off i have to say that i agree with celerie...no fear of copying. you took an idea and made it your own. that nursery is so amazing, fun and youthful. the stripes on the ceiling with that red drum shade are incredible. secondly, the first nursery that you did is heavanly! when that day comes around, i am going to get you to come and help me out with mine. i want it to look just like that. the rug, crib, light fixture are just so...pretty.

i can't tell you enough how much i love your work.
show us more!

paula said...

Marianne, that nursery is amazing as are the other pieces. beautiful work!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Marianne, it is stunning! You are so, so talented!

Kara said...

WOWZA! you did an amazing job recreating that vibe she was going for. Great post! I can't wait to see what your baby's nursery will look like! :) :)

Blair said...

That is a wonderful babys rooms! Fantastic work:) Love the striped ceiling.

LindsB said...

That room is AMAZING!!! I LOVE what you did with it- the colors, the ceiling, everything! Who cares if you got inspiration from a magazine, you did all the work on that one- great job!!!

Paige said...

So happy to have discovered your site! Great stuff!

Nikki said...

I love nurseries and kids room! You did an awesome job.

bluehydrangea said...

Love the nursery!!! That is one lucky baby...I remember loving it in Domino but you definitely made it your own.

Sweet Nothings said...

amazing work!!!!

Blueprint Bliss said...

I have been waiting to see these photos!!!!

down and out chic said...

i love these spaces and that chair looks fantastic with the green and white pattern.

Maria Killam said...

Beautiful! Those stripes on the ceiling are very cool!
Fun to see before's and afters!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

It looks beautiful! I love that the clients wanted to go in a different direction than a traditional nursery. I'm in love with the room. Those stripes! Wow!

Under a Green Roof said...

how wonderful! fantastic work lady! I think I know which little guy this belongs to! I LOVE IT!!!!

Sanity Fair said...

This is beautiful - I love the use of color. A sophisticated look, but not too much for a little one!

Down Comforter said...

Fun nursery - I love the cool ceiling :)

Pink Wallpaper said...

sooooo great...i too am dying over that ceiling since i saw it in domino. love your touches!!

No.35style said...

oh i LOVE it!! i think we need to see more of this cute house!! i recently painted my den what seems to be a very similar color in her dining room!

Tiaa @ EYInteriors said...

This nursery is fabulous! I love the ceiling. I just found your blog. It's great! I plan to visit again!

Tiaa
EY Interiors

Jenn Clark said...

I must say that I absolutely adore this nursery - you did a fabulous job! :) It looks amazing in these pictures and even better in person!!