Our Upcoming Home Project + Nursery Inspiration!
I’ve been researching away lately getting ready for a big home project Sam and I are about to tackle. We’ve decided to go full-throttle and finish decorating our house! Bonus: I’m piecing together all of the design elements to give a sneak peak of our nursery inspiration. With the baby coming, we really don’t want to waste any more time living in the empty spaces. And besides, we want everything to be extra cozy when we bring our little babe home..
My main project the past few weeks has been jotting down all of the design ideas to configure what will work best with what we already have. I’ve gone off the style spectrum a few times since we moved in a year ago (as I really had no idea what I was doing at first). However, being home with COVID has really opened my eyes as to what I truly want in our space- bright, sophisticated, timeless details. Three things that match both of our personalities, and what we find dignified yet cozy enough for a family.
I’m not a fan of the word “obsessed” when used too often.. but.. I think I’m there when it comes to learning more about interior design. I find the industry extremely fascinating, and the more I expand my interests, the more I step out of my comfort zone in styling. With mine and Sam’s personalities, I’m SO glad we waited a while to figure out the exact feel we want our home to have. We’re waiting to finalize the plans for the nursery, as I’ve still got way too many ideas and we don’t know the sex yet (3 more weeks!) So I put together a few collages of all my inspiration to give a little sneak peak. And now with that being said, scroll on to see all the details in our upcoming home project, plus the inspiration behind baby Rice’s nursery!
P.s. make sure to leave a comment with any questions or if you love a particular design- I can’t wait to hear what you think!
We already painted our entire room a few months back (it was once dark). But now we are getting rid of everything and getting all new furniture pieces. Soft whites, antique wood, rattan wall lamps, and peaks of black are all of the stand-out elements I’m excited to incorporate in to the space…
- Bed: Adara Bed OR Raleigh Platform Bed (in ivory)
- Nightstands: Luna Nightstand
- Sconces: Bronze Rattan Shade Wall Lamp
- Bench: Rustic Reclaimed Wood Bench
- Chair: Tufeld Wood Armchair
- Decorative accents: Moss Linen Pillow Covers, Wright Pillow Cover, Antique Oil Painting, Artisan Vase, Vickerman Green Leaves, Cotton Muslin Bedspread
FAMILY ROOM + LIVING ROOM
Ever since we’ve established the living room, our “family room” (not pictured) has sort of been shoved to the side. We’re hoping to finalize both of the spaces to use for the baby and when having company over.
Main Living Room-
- Structural: We’re looking to get a contractor out here to re-do the fireplace. Our *hopes* are that we can take the stone out and replace it with an all white finish (see above) as well as white paint surrounding.
- Accent Chairs: Alice Armchair (waiting on sample colors)
- Corner Chair: Desie Accent Chair
- Corner plant: Arbequina Olive Tree
- Pillows: Square Striped Throw Pillows (in black and brown), Organic Sheep Wool Kilim Pillow, Washed Linen Lumbar Throw Pillow
- Side Tables: Garnet Metal Nesting End Tables
- Lamp: Bente Table Lamp
- Coffee table: Reed Coffee Table
- Bookshelf: Helix 70″ Walnut Bookcase
- Wall Decor: 16×20 Black Picture Frames (3x) (going to fill these with family photos)
- Pillows: Vintage Saffron Hand Block Pillow Cover, Rose Tarlo Rust Stripe Pillow Cover, Cotton Striped Throw Pillow Covers
- Vase + Florals: Amphora 12″ Vase, Faux Pink Apple Blossom Spray
Right now we have this dining table, with a similar bench, and these white Westan Dining Chairs. But to be honest, I kind of regret the decision all together… the more changes we make, the more our dining room doesn’t quite fit in to the equation. I’m trying to convince Sam into painting our chairs black, then adding a pretty light fixture above the table to tie it all together. Wish me luck!!!
Sources: Amber Interiors, Bottom Middle Unknown.
- Paint chairs black.
- Light fixture: Millard Barebulb 3-Arm Chandelier, Marcell Four-Light Island Chandelier, OR Higginson 5- Light Traditional Chandelier
- Rug: Giza Hand Woven Rug (sold out from Mcgee & Co. but we just got it and it’s beautiful!!!)
So far, I love the idea of a slightly darker wood tone for the nursery- offset with subtle pinks (if it’s a girl) or a deep green (if it’s a boy). After some research, we’re planning on purchasing this Taylor Walnut Crib, or the Cameron Ash Crib for either sex. BUT, my mind keeps fluttering back to the idea of a solid black… (see the photo below). Which is your favorite?
Thanks for reading!