One of the best things that comes from this blogging gig is that people actually trust me to come in and help decorate their homes. Who knew!? I love working with all styles and budgets and just generally treat these gigs as one big challenge. And it’s the best kind of challenge because I get to shop online and play with pretty things. That’s my kind of work…
Anyways, I have known my friend Megan since high school and went to college with both her and her husband, Josh. Baby Z came into their world eight months ago and before her arrival, Megan and I worked hard on her new room. Well Megan and Josh worked hard, I just sort of provided ideas from afar.
Anyways, let’s get to the pictures shall we?
Here’s the before. We had an awesome blank slate to work with.
And here’s the after… a calm, girly space for Lady Z!
Our approach for the space was super straightforward. Make it girly. Make it pink. But also make it look really up-to-date, fresh and shiny! She also wanted to steer clear of any themes which I was 100% on board with… our theme was bring on the pretty.
The first thing I found for the space was the Land of Nod Round and Round rug. And Megan LOVED it! We ordered a rug swatch and while Meg waited for the rug to come in, we based all of the design decisions off the colors of the rug.
We put metallic touches throughout, like this fun pouf. What’s a nursery without a pouf?
Across from the crib is this corner with a comfy rocker, some shelves for some important mementos and a basket for blankets and other storage.
Let’s talk about the ceiling a little bit. Painting a ceiling and adding vinyl stickers is a favorite of mine (this one is another favorite) so when Megan came to me I knew we could adapt that idea for this space. I love her idea of using hearts with the pink and it just overall makes it something special only little Z has.
NOW, I feel like both Megan and Josh would want me to tell you that placing these vinyl decals on a pink ceiling on a perfect grid is no easy task. I probably did not warn them of the task at hand. It’s neck-breaking but one of the best parts of the space. I believe they snapped a chalk line to mark the placement of each heart.
Just overall this was such a fun project. Megan has impeccable taste anyways so it was really easy to get things picked out. A huge thank you to Megan, Josh and Baby Z (that’s not actually her full name, but I’m trying to save her from the interwebz) for letting me share my ideas, for signing on for the big ceiling project and just generally being really great friends.
Here are some sources if you’re interested in the larger pieces in the space: