Friday, October 23, 2015

Heidi's Nursery Reveal

I'm hoping you can overlook how tardy I am in getting this done; I finally have some nursery photos to show you. (Never mind that Heidi is a year old now!) Her nursery is really the sweetest space. Here are the details: 

I wanted to give Heidi a fresh and "new to her" nursery while keeping the budget in mind. With the exception of the IKEA dresser, all of the big furniture pieces are things we brought in from other rooms in our house or borrowed from friends and family. For example, the sofa was something we had in storage. I've never really liked the colour, but rather than buying something new, I embraced the drab brown and did my best to make it work - breaking it up with lots of bright pillows helps and repeating the oatmeal colour (I suppose that's better than "drab brown") in the curtains does wonders too. The armoire was being underused in the master bedroom so we moved it into the nursery; there's actually no closet in this room so the storage is terrific! The crib was a hand-me-down from a friend and the antique nursing rocker was borrowed from my in-laws.

We did most of the spending on art, lighting, accessories and a fresh coat of paint. The wall colour is ivory white by Benjamin Moore which reminds me of a most delicious buttercream frosting! The toile chandelier is vintage and adds a lot of charm. I also love the watercolour prints from Yao Cheng (Minted). There's a small original painting that hangs above the crib; I painted it especially for Heidi. All the little details add bits of colour that make the room come alive. The room feels age appropriate but most of the pieces will grow with Heidi for years to come. I'm delighted with how it's come together and hope you like it too! 

A big thank you to Lisa for her photography work. I'm delighted to have such a keepsake. A sweet baby nursery for my darling little girl. 

Below is a list of sources but let me know if there's anything you want more information on. And with that I'll wish you a happy weekend!  


Sources: Crib, Nursery Works (no longer available); Armoire, Vintage; Toile Chandelier, Vintage (purchased on eBay); "Goodnight" wall script, Gauge NYC; Baby Animal Photographs, Sharon Montrose; Nursing Rocker, Vintage; White Dress, IKEA (ring pulls from Lee Valley); Curtains & Brass Curtain Rod, Restoration Hardware; Swing-Arm Wall Sconce, CB2; Watercolour Art Prints - Flora in Peach, Yao Cheng (on Minted); Pom Pom Pillows, H&M Home; White Pillows with Pink Dots, Tonic Living; Gold Bows Pillow, Caitlin Wilson; Green Velvet Bench, Vintage (reupholstery by Hiddenstitch); Faux Fur, Costco; Square Mirror, White Wall Shelf, Trays, Clothes Basket, Homesense; Change Pad, Bassinet & Rocking Stand, Babies 'R' Us; Sofa, Urban Barn (no longer available); Picture Frames & Shadow Box, Michaels

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fall Table

Hello & Happy Thanksgiving! I hope things are well with you and yours. We hosted an intimate dinner for my mom's 60th this weekend. I jumped at the chance to set the table pretty; somehow a perfectly set table just doesn't happen all that often with three littles around. I used my china (given to us by my husband's grandmother) and had an arrangement made by Blossoms in Saskatoon (gorgeous!). I'm not overly crafty but manged to come up with some sweet placecards - gotta love washi tape. Have a look!

The "table cloth" is actually an IKEA duvet cover I had in my linen closet. I thought it worked pretty well. 

The burlap runner and bits of twine lend a slightly rustic, casual vibe - a perfect counterpart to the formal china. 

We also enjoyed a delicious meal courtesy of my brother. The house still smells SO good, and my tummy is still full. I hope you get to enjoy some good family time this weekend too. If a pretty table and yummy food goes along with it then all the better! 



final picture courtesy of my dad