InspirationAugust 11, 2011

Amazing Reader Nursery- Now With Sources!

Yesterday a wonderful reader wrote me to share pictures of her Beacon Hill nursery with me since she said reading the blog inspired her in decorating it. How fabulous is it? Loving the wall color (she said it’s a Ben Moore Aura copy f Farrow and Ball’s Down Pipe, one of my faves).  Adore the non-babyish color combo and the bookshelves framing the crib to create a “built-in” look.  And of course, the Weinrib is divine.  I love seeing how the blog inspires all of you to decorate!

She was generous enough to e-mail me all the sources! And what a crafty woman she is!!!

Here are the details….the rug is Madeline Weinrib:
http://www.madelineweinrib.com/ama/cotton_flatweaves/50b-Brooke-Indigo.html

I justified spending $1100 on it by getting this crib:
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11788812&CAWELAID=932854104&cagpspn=pla

Unfortunately I don’t know the name of the artist – it’s unsigned.  My mom found the painting at a flea market – and it was only $35.  I love it and it was the foundation of the whole room.  I would love to find out who did it so I could get more from them – the colors are so so happy!

The book cases were just a pair from the unfinished furniture store that we nailed moldings onto and painted white:
http://www.millstores.com/categorydetail.cfm?cattype=1&catcode=9A&pid=343

The crib sheet came from Target:
http://www.target.com/Bananafish-Lucas-Bedding-Collection/dp/B001MVHPM2

The bumper I had made out of some Brunschwig fabric I picked up at a sample sale.  The pattern is called La Pluie.  I had the pillows on the couch made from the same material.

And the crib skirt and pillow are made from some Josef Frank fabric.  It was SO expensive and it killed me to buy it but I fell in love with it after seeing similar fabrics in nurseries by Katie Ridder and Jeffrey Bilhuber.  I decided to make a little bit go a long way by using it as the crib skirt and the pillow (2 yards total).  You can get it in New York but my sister happened to be going to Sweden on vacation and I got her to pick it up for me sightly cheaper.
http://www.justscandinavian.com/green-birds.html

I used Erika’s crib skirt design to make sure we could use it even as we dropped the crib: http://blog.urbangrace.com/2009/the-nursery-diaries-chapter-5/

I think you’ll notice the little Ikea lambskin.  I got that idea straight from you – I remember you saying something about how much babies love these and you’re absolutely right!

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