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Blush & Bashful

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My finger, on the pulse of y’alls reaction to the Pantone Marsala announcement, well – it tells me that you aren’t so excited.  But what if we just pretend that what Pantone really meant to say was: Pink. The folks over at Dering Hall suggested it and I’m inclined to agree, so now it’s got me digging and thinking. I feel that it is at it’s best when its the blushy kind, not that alarming electric hot kind, but rather a dirty baby soft and warm shade is where it’s at. Y’all feel me? Jump in and then let me know what you think about all of this? This is how blush is presentedat the Riad Charai in Marrakech. It’s inspiring.   Justina revealed her new jungalow headquarters. I’m always excited when a blogger levels up and Justina didn’t disappoint with her big pink armoire. This ceramic elephant is a sweet little…

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Laney’s Nursery

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In Laney’s mind, she is most assuredly a “big girl”. But before she came to know everything at 2.5 years old, she once had a nursery. This is what it looked like…well wait before we look, I want to remind you that there were previous posts outlining some of the design process they are here, here and here in case you want to review. This is Laney’s nursery at our old house (Connecticut House), The wall color is Benjamin Moore’s Pink Damask and it was…and I hesitantly admit this because I get teased a lot around here about my affinity for the color white but the color in this room was too subtle, too light. So there you go Dan, have at it. The Feist print and bentwood stool were both baby gifts from Betsy and we are using those again in Laney’s big girl room. The rocker is Nurseryworks,…

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Babies and Birthdays

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My sweet little Laney turned one over the weekend. We started the day off right, Getting setup for the party, a year in review. Doubling as decoration and party favor, we let the guests take home any pictures they wanted. Not too long ago we started with this, and like most parents we feel like time has flown by and now we have a wonderful one year old with a great sense of humor that is oh so close to walking…any day now. have you seen this cake on Pinterest? A local bakery, The Bakehouse recreated the cake for us. Life is so much sweeter because of you.

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Don’t Call it a Comeback

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Its been almost four months since we discovered that the site had been hacked and I wrote a real post. When Betsy told me that we would have to basically dismantle the blog I was almost nine months pregnant and feeling pretty overwhelmed and emotional. I mourned the loss of Teot for a couple of days and started to adjust to the idea that it might not ever be rebuilt. A week or so after Betsy took the blog down we got a chance to discuss it on the telephone and as Betsy usually does she eased my mind and with the help of some of her friends in CA she cleaned Teot up and got her up and running again…and here I am. Since November a couple of things happened, the biggest being I had a baby! This is our second child and our second little girl…we’ll call her Laney. Laney…

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Baby Girl’s Nursery Update

Baby Girl’s Nursery Update

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To date in the nursery we, removed the white carpet when we moved in, pulled out hundreds of carpet staples out (barrel of laughs) removed all of the furniture, some was sold on Craigslist removed the chandelier sanded the window trim and trim around built in dresser with orbital sander painted assembled crib I went through loads of paint chips before narrowing them down and then getting samples from Lowe’s of BM’s Whitewater Bay, SW’s Marshmallow and BM’s Pink Damask. Those three sat on the wall for a few weeks until finally I chose Pink Damask for the wall and Marshmallow for the trim and ceiling.   The painting was complete. I got home from work and went straight to the nursery and it just didn’t look right. The trim appeared to have a pink cast to it. I called the painter and said I thought the trim and wall…

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Baby Girl’s Nursery Progress

Baby Girl’s Nursery Progress

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Sorry about my absence this week, I’ve been trying to get around to photographing the cottage kitchen and doing a lot of other things. These are the images that are influencing the nursery design, Gah Barry you killed me with this. That Paule Marrot print was on sale at the Well Appointed House recently and it would’ve been the perfect capstone for Baby Girl’s room but I couldn’t fork over the duckets required. The rug in this room is a natural fiber with a custom pink band around the perimeter polished off with some nailheads. My Mom gave me a round jute rug for the nursery and I’m wondering if I could get the local carpet place to hook me up with this? Definitely worth asking. Clearly I’ve settled on a pink and gold/tan/beige scheme. I was up in the air in a previous post. I’d like to put an…

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Baby Girl’s Nursery

Baby Girl’s Nursery

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So I was all convinced that it was a boy and then we went to the ultrasound and two things were confirmed: I’ve got no unborn baby gender intuition It’s a girl For the past couple of weeks since the ultrasound I’ve let the girl nursery design ideas circulate in my brain. Here are some of the things that have been floating around up there, pale pink & gold tones, creamy walls, block print paisley, Smith Hanes via House Beautiful vintage suzani pillow narrowing choices or pale pink & orange, Tom Scheerer via House Beautiful Windsor Smith abstract pink art, Amanda Nisbet’s apartment, New York Social Diary Melissa Rufty, Amanda Talley painting Amanda Nisbet what to do with books and baskets and save floor space, Grace Happens blog Tom Scheerer a zig zag printed crib skirt, Rubie Green, East Village with the repeat on a bench cushion, Sarah Richardson via…

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Morning Announcements

Morning Announcements

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In keeping up with the trend, I feel the need to announce the gender of Baby #2 in some cutesy, visual sort of way. Coincidentally, this is also our 1,000th post on Teot, well played Baby #2. Going in to the ultrasound I had everyone convinced it was a boy except for my daughter DC, she thought it was a girl from the beginning and never wavered. So up on the screen is Baby #2, weighing in at a hefty 12 oz. The ultrasound tech has to measure everything and make sure things are developing properly. While all of this measuring is going on the anticipation builds. And then finally, oh sorry, slipped some outtakes in there, my subject has little sign holding experience OK here we go, Aaaaaaaaaahhhh, its another girl! No Honey + Fitz airplane prints for this mama. DC has already suggested the name Layla Sticky, she feels very strongly about…

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Nursery: Baby Quilts

Nursery: Baby Quilts

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I’ve been working on piecing a nursery together and because I’m still convinced that its a boy (two more weeks until we know!) I’ve been focusing on creating a space meant for a boy. Not to worry–I’m not totally putting my eggs in one basket, I do have a starting element for a girl’s nursery that I could build on. One element I was thinking of including is a quilt or blanket folded and placed over the side of the crib. Let me stop here and say that I did this in DC’s room and I placed it at the foot of the crib so there was no risk of it falling off in to the crib and on to her face.  While we’re on the topic of baby quilts, during some of my daily reading I discovered designer Amy Meier (thanks to Amber Interiors) who is letting a quilt drive the concept in her daughter’s nursery….

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This is happening…

This is happening…

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in December. Nursery planning set to begin in just under six weeks. So that’s good reason for not posting as frequently right? I’ve been feeling a little sick as I did with my first pregnancy but that is lifting now and hopefully I’ll be back in the saddle again. I did some painting over weekend, its just not camera ready.

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Primary Colors: A Nursery

Primary Colors: A Nursery

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Last time I created a nursery it was for my friend Amanda.  That nursery was centered around a photograph of a young giraffe. This time my wheels started to spin when I saw this pair.                          The Summer Girl and Summer Boy Screen prints from Cosas Minimas So I thought I’d design a nursery around these prints and here’s what I came up with, Primary Colors Nursery by TEOT on Polyvore.com What do you think?  

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Modern Nursery at Overstock

Modern Nursery at Overstock

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You might like to know that Overstock has got some handsome modern nursery furniture right now. This affordable beauty has a non-toxic finish, converts to a toddler bed and is made of sustainable pine. Did you notice is was pretty good looking too? The customer reviews are good so far. At $379 , the modern espresso crib is an affordable option. Maybe you also want the dresser/changing table companion? This piece is $439 at Overstock.      

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A girl’s nursery

A girl’s nursery

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One of my besties, Amanda is having a girl! Such amazing news for their family, they already have a little boy and now they’ll complete their collection, ha! In light of this joyous news, I decided to mock up a nursery for this precious girl scheduled for arrival in October. My source of inspiration comes from the Baby Giraffe series by Sharon Montrose, This darling would be perfect in a large size on the nursery wall. 20×200 currently has a 30″x24″. After seeing Baby Giraffe No.5, my mind wandered to Rubie Green’s pink chevron fabric called East Village and then everything else kind of came together. Amanda already has the Gulliver crib and the Hemnes dresser so those elements were included. Here’s what I’m thinking as far as bedding goes, Crib bumper in Rubie Green East Village (pink) because the Gulliver looks a little silly with a skirt (there’s controversy about using a bumper but Amanda and I both…

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They All Fall Down

They All Fall Down

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I think the plague is going around in the American magazine circle. Today I read at Abbey Goes Design Scouting that her beloved Gourmet is going bye bye and then I was over at Ruby Press and discovered that in addition to Gourmet, Conde Nast is closing Modern Bride, Elegant Bride and Cookie.     I don’t cook but I do love the covers of Gourmet and I’m slightly dissapointed about Cookie, how else will I figure how to be a stylish parent? I don’t subscribe but I have purchased it a couple of times. Right now they are mulling over the topic of “Is it ok to smoke weed at play dates?” and wouldn’t you know there’s Nancy Botwin (Mary Louise Parker). I’d head over to Cookie’s website and start harvesting all of the decor inspiration you can before they shut it down. They’ve got a load of domestic and international house tours, of the…

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