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Oh Baby Update

by habituallychic

06 . 08 . 09

The best part of any project is when it all finally comes together and we’re almost finished with the baby’s room that I decorated! I won’t be able to show you the completely installed room until after the baby nurse leaves but you can get an idea of what it will look like from the scheme below. The plan was to choose pieces that wouldn’t look too “baby” and could grow with the child or be used elsewhere in the the apartment and most importantly, wouldn’t cost a million dollars! The apartment is very traditional so that was also something I had to work around and since they didn’t want to know the sex of the baby before the birth, a non-gender specific color palette of green and yellow was the jumping off point.

Paint – Lancaster Yellow from Farrow & Ball was chosen because the paint is classified zero VOC and environmentally friendly.

Carpet – Broadloom ZG Caney in color Essex from Stark Carpet. We chose wall-to-wall so the baby would have a soft enclosed area for crawling when the time comes.

Chair – I wish I had visited Hickory Chair before we chose the glider chair from another retailer who shall remain nameless because then the beautiful Meredith fabric from Schumacher we chose for the slipcover would definitely have matched on all sides! It still looks great though and can be moved to the living room in the future.

Crib – The Sutton Panel Crib from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child can be converted to a toddler bed with a conversion kit.

Dresser/Changing Table – The Kendall Dresser and Changing Table Topper was chosen from Pottery Barn Kids because it was the smallest option available. The room is not very large and has one entire wall of closets so there is not a lot of floor space for furniture. The topper can also be removed once the child is older and just needs a dresser.

Bookcase – The Wyndham Bookcase from Crate and Barrel was also chosen for its slim size. All of the furniture was ordered in white so it could also grow with the child and would complement any room color scheme.

Chandelier – The Peyton Chandelier from Pottery Barn Kids with green gingham shades matched the room perfectly and was a great bargain!

Bedding – The inspiration for the color scheme for the room came from the fun crib bedding at The Gordonsbury Company, especially the On Safari collection. It can be mixed and matched with embroidery or without to create a myriad of options.

I still think it’s funny that a single interior designer decorated the baby’s room but I guess that just means I’ll be prepared for when my time comes!

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  1. Christina June 8, 2009 | 4:33 pm

    Heather, I especially liked the bed linens you showed and like some of their other patterns as well. Do I understand from the website that these are not available for order online – maybe I can send a friendly relative in NYC to get some for me! – I have some neat Ikea curtains with bees embroidered into them that I might move over to a baby’s room and they would go well with some of the patterns that these linens come in.

    Just bought a house this weekend, so I’ll certainly be going through your blog postings for decorating ideas…perfect timing that you put up a baby’s room today!

  2. Habitually Chic June 8, 2009 | 4:46 pm

    Christina – I found this site that sells Gordonsbury online, http://www.albeebaby.com/gordonsbury.html, but their prices seem a lot higher than what I saw in the stores. In New York, you can order any of the line at Gracious Home. Hope this helps and good luck!

  3. SOPHIE DAHY DESIGNS June 8, 2009 | 7:20 pm

    I have loved Gordonsbury ever since they first started selling in this country. It was started as a cottage industry to give African women a trade. Everything is [or was] hand -embroidered , and the detail was amazing. My daughter did her nursery in a now discontinued pattern, and it is packed away carefully for future babies.

  4. My Notting Hill June 8, 2009 | 9:56 pm

    Looking forward to the reveal. Glad you mentioned Farrow & Ball’s zero VOC’s – I often think they don’t get enough credit when magazines run articles about green paints.

  5. ana June 8, 2009 | 10:22 pm

    I love the color on the walls!!!
    congratulations for this great job

  6. abeachcottage June 8, 2009 | 10:40 pm

    love the wall colour, hard to pull off that one, you nailed it


  7. Alicia June 9, 2009 | 9:10 am

    Excited for the ta da moment!!!
    Im very much into the non baby baby room. Its cute for two years & then boom drop another mint. Makes no sense. Down the road designing makes so much more sense.
    Heck even my almost 8 goddaughter informed her mom last weekend that she wants to go black & white with “touches of pink”… her mother says its all my influence. I’ll admit..I’m proud.

  8. Tiina of LiviaConcept June 9, 2009 | 11:18 am

    It all looks very promising, can’t wait to see the final creation. i really adore yellow/green baby rooms, it’s easy to decorate when kids grow up. lovely work!

  9. julie y. June 9, 2009 | 12:53 pm

    this interior designer I am interning with this summer is having a baby in September. The nursery design has been full force. You did a great job!! Lots of inspiring ideas!! The paint color is soothing, and I love the Schumacher fabric on the glider.

  10. City Living Girl June 9, 2009 | 7:32 pm

    This is perfect. A beautiful design that will be easy for the little one to grow up in. Congrats too on your find and mention by Charlotte Moss.

  11. Anne @ The City Sage June 10, 2009 | 2:53 am

    Just gorgeous! I can’t wait til I have a little one of my own and get to decorate his/her room. The soothing palette you chose here is darling!

  12. Dana June 10, 2009 | 4:11 am

    The baby cot is absolutely perfect! also likes the other white furniture.

  13. Anonymous June 12, 2009 | 2:14 am

    I discovered the Gordonsbury linens when I lived in London. Check out the Safari baby pillow covers! I now have five or six things that I adore. The embroidery is perfect.

    I also give it as new baby gifts. Heather, again, your taste is amazing.

  14. junior bed June 29, 2009 | 10:00 pm

    I love all of the great items that you picked for the room! They are totally an inspiration for my own baby’s room.