nursery

Laney nursery6_opt

Laney’s Nursery

By

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,…

Read More
Eleanor b+w

Don’t Call it a Comeback

By

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…

Read More
Baby Girl’s Nursery Update

Baby Girl’s Nursery Update

By

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…

Read More
I wanna rock with you

I wanna rock with you

By

Meet the new piece of furniture thats likely to appear in a nursery near you Ryder rocking chair There is a decent number of mamas and designers looking for a solid alternative to the Sleepytime rocker, upholstered glider or IKEA rocker in the nursery. This could be the one. If I didn’t already have a rocker, I’d want to test drive this one. While we’re talking about West Elm, lets talk about some other cool new stuff, Stripe edge duvet I have the striped edge sheets and love them! Favorite throw I’ve been looking for an affordable throw for DC’s room, but I needed just the right color to match her shams. linen cotton bedskirt Nice basic, tailored bedskirt Egg crate If your fridge didn’t come with egg storage     

Read More
Baby Girl’s Nursery Progress

Baby Girl’s Nursery Progress

By

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…

Read More
Growing With You

Growing With You

By

OK so I have kid’s rooms on the brain sorry if all this kiddie talk is boring the hell out of you but I was flipping through my kid’s room flickr set recently and I realized that this room for a baby, evolved in to this room for a growing girl, Charlotte Home & Garden

Read More
Baby Girl’s Nursery

Baby Girl’s Nursery

By

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…

Read More
Nursery: Baby Quilts

Nursery: Baby Quilts

By

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….

Read More
Nursery Art: Honey + Fitz

Nursery Art: Honey + Fitz

By

A little hint on the nursery front. Because I’m convinced that I’m having a boy I started searching airplane art on Etsy with this exact image in mind, via Domino And I hit the jackpot at Honey + Fitz. I had been to Dina’s etsy shop before and liked what I saw and also thought it was pretty cool that she is in Raleigh, NC! I also started following  her on the Honey + Fitz blog, you might remember I mentioned her fantastic dining chairs last week on the weekend post. Dina has got what I need, I just have to wait five weeks and then we’ll know if my instinct is right. The airplace prints are a strong front runner in the nursery art for boys category. I hope Honey + Fitz still has them in stock! Here’s the bonus, the Honey + Fitz shop is offering a 15% discount to all TEOT readers just use the…

Read More
Primary Colors: A Nursery

Primary Colors: A Nursery

By

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?  

Read More
Starry Sky

Starry Sky

By

I’ve always really admired the pairing of this wallpaper and wall color in this little girl’s room. If I were to move to a new house lets say oh….in the next month or two I would seriously considering doing this in DC’s room. Its the Coronata Star wallpaper available at Osbourne & Little. The wallpapered ceiling in the Rhoney nursery turned out really great too. Of course this would also be great for a baby’s room, boy or girl! Laura Resen photography

Read More
Modern Nursery at Overstock

Modern Nursery at Overstock

By

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.      

Read More
Rock Out

Rock Out

By

I’m wondering if the Tullsta armchair from IKEA could be converted in to a rocking chair for a nursery?   image via Canadian Family magazine Do you think a carpenter/reupholsterer/wood worker could put rockers on the chair? $149 for the chair, $50 for the slipcover, $____ for the transformation? I love those Serena & Lily gliders as much as the next gal but this is a much more affordable option.

Read More
A girl’s nursery

A girl’s nursery

By

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…

Read More