Laney

Quick Paint Update

A Quick Paint Fix

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A little cottage dining room recently required some quick updating.. Getting rid of the dated paint colors was first and foremost on the list and what resulted is just further confirmation that paint will go a long way. Tan walls be gone, We used Benjamin Moore’s Woodlawn Blue to brighten up the dining room. We also replaced the existing light fixture with an easy Allen + Roth drum pendant from Lowe’s. How fresh is that?! We also sent pouty Laney to the pool, so we don’t have to hear “Mom I don’t want to go see any more houses”

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Dusty Rose Blush Pink Walls

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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By Sconce Light

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In my search for a small sconce for a tight space to put over Laney’s bed in her big girl room, I kept seeing these modern sconces sometimes paired with a slightly traditional look in the rest of the room. The introduction of the modern sconce in these rooms is one little piece of the puzzle that makes the room a little more eclectic, it gets at that magical mix that everyone is after…including me. Looks like the same mid-century inspired fixture in these rooms, Here’s what I call the eyeball fixture, The lucite/acrylic bedside cart is a repeat performer as a bedside table. Sara Ruffin Costello I’m pretty sure Amber used this sconce in this little guy’s room that she designed,

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Laney’s Big Girl Room Before

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This is Laney’s future big girl room right after the crew started removing the old trim, 5 gazillion phone jacks and repairing the walls. Sorry ’bout the blur. This is the room after a few days of re-coating the walls with and some new trim. We also added a light. This is one seriously tiny and dark closet with no door. I expanded to two hanging bars that are each about 24″ long, it’s a good thing she’s a toddler. We also added those two little shelves in the back for baskets and maybe some shoes. This is the girl that room will belong to, She told me maybe the blanket on her big girl bed “could be pink, then purple then black”. I said we’ll think about it. Then she said not “light blue or dark blue, that wouldn’t be good”. She is not quite 2 1/2 and she’s…

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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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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

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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