Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Making Room For A New Addition

It has been so long since I last blogged I think I forgot how to.  Almost nine months! 

We are expecting a new addition to our family in a few weeks and couldn't be more excited - this may explain the 9 months away from blogging.  My first 2 had their own rooms before they were even born.  The "nursery" does not exist with #3.  We have a 3 bedroom home so we decided to try to make our bedroom, the master bedroom (if you can call it that in an 1800s house) a master/nursery.

The first purchase was this adorable Emerson Mini Crib from Pottery Barn Kids.  Although it is not a convertible crib it takes the place of a bassinet and a crib and fits perfectly in the corner of the room.   The sign was a must have form Susie Harris.  She is so talented.  The curtains from West Elm were my first try in 20 years at "drapes"...I am more of a Roman Shade Girl, but I am now thinking about converting.  They add such warmth to the room.  The bureau is the  Ikea Hemnes Bureau.
An old pine bureau topped with a changing pad serves as a changing table.  The bedside lamps are from Target and the hooks are from Ikea.
In the other corner is the rocking station.  A home with a baby always needs a rocking chair.  This one was purchased almost ten years ago from Pottery Barn Kids and is still the perfect fit for any room.  Believe me it has been in just about every room in the house.  The brass reading lamp is from Target. 

So for now I think this master/nursery is complete or will be in a few weeks!
Thank you for stopping by, Emily

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dining Room Makeover Before & After

I had the pleasure of working on a dining room makeover for my sister a client a few months ago.  She was gracious enough to let me share the before & after pictures with you.  It is their first home so space was a blank slate.   They were working on a small budget and the room itself was also very small.

The main focus was a place to eat.  I chose a round pedestal table that was 36".  This still gave them enough space for a  comfortable traffic flow from the kitchen to the family room.  The table was purchased from an unfinished furniture store and painted black.


A small console table was added from Home Goods.  The drawers hold table cloths, napkins and napkin rings and the top serves as a mini bar. 
The splurge in the room were these adorable chairs from Restoration Hardware.  I am so jealous I want them for my own house.  They are the Madeleine Chair in Weather Oak Drifted.  The seat cushions are from Ikea.  Four were purchased for the room although only three sit around the table.

A Spring Hill Farm chalkboard was added to the bar with a cute saying from the homeowner.

This was such a fun project.  Thank you for letting me share it with you!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

BHG Kitchen & Bath Makeovers

It is out!!!

Last October our kitchen was photographed for Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen & Bath Makeovers Magazine.  I found it the other day at our local Barnes & Noble.  It brought back such great memories of such a fun day.  Our photographer Michael & Field Editor Lynda are such a pleasure to work with.  I wanted to share some behind the scenes photos...
All the camera equipment and beautiful Zinnia's that were brought in for the shoot.  It is so amazing to see how a magazine spread is put together. 

It is a great issue (not just our kitchen), but many others and some beautiful baths, too!  If you pick up a copy, make sure to check out pages 74-79.