Friday, October 22, 2010

Show us your life- Nurseries

Today is "Show us you life- nurseries and children's rooms" at Kelly's Korner. Since I haven't participated in anything in forever and I love Emerson's room I figured I would join in.
Here is the entrance into E.'s room. The letter was a baby shower gift.
The wall color looks more subdued here than it is in person. I choose a fairly brighter coral type pink that matches the bedding and Mark painted a brown trim around the top.  I painted this letters from Babies R Us. It took many, many coats. Since there was so much pink I wanted to bring out the blue in her bedding some more. 

Her bedding is the Brooke collection from Pottery Barn Kids. I fell in love with it when I saw it in the store. It's eclectic with lots of patterns and colors, and not babyish at all. The sheet has tiny owls on it and some graphic trees. I pulled from those trees to do the tree paintings on the wall. Drawn by hand, and painted while very pregnant makes for a very sore back. Her crib is from the Amy Coe collection at Babies R Us. The pictures doesn't show it but the lower portion is a chestnut wood and it has a drawer on the bottom. I loved the simple look of it. 

These asymmetrical boxes were a steal at $5 a piece. I got them at Nordstrom from the visual merchandising department when I worked their years ago. They decorated our living room in our first apartment. I repainted them white with a kelly green interior. They frame each side of the window.

Mark refurnished a dresser painting the body white and we added these fun knobs. It matches the crib colors exactly. He also refinished a white trunk that is front of the window. I had a few more pictures but these are old and it doesn't exactly look the same since our house is on the market. 
But, here is little girl enjoying her room a few months ago. Where did that chub go??? 

Looks cozy, huh? With the prospect of moving on the horizon I'm pretty sad to leave our nursery we put so much heart and energy into. But, Emerson will have other rooms. I'm not sure I'll do pink again. Unless she insists, and she might. I'm thinking a fresh blue perhaps. But, when I became pregnant with a girl I wanted a fun, colorful room, that was imaginative and different. I think we achieved that and I love it.


Ashley E. said...

Wow! So cute!!!

Kim said...

Love her little room....really love her name....I little girl's name is Emerson too!!! I almost picked the Pottery Barn Owls but went with the birds. So precious!~

Cristy said...

I'm in LOVE LOVE LOVE with the bedding you chose. I had the hardest time finding a bedding I liked for our little girl because they're all so pricey and mundane! I love how bright this one was.

Anonymous said...

Oh is this nursery ever adorable. I love the colors. We have a place called Ambiance here and I just drool over their antique like wall hangings, furniture,pictures,and accessories. Oh how one can dream. ~Darlene

The Landis Family said...

Thanks Cristy! Pottery barn kids is pricey but well worth it if she can use it a few years.

Emily Dupuis Powell said...

love the bedding!

Terrell said...

How precious is this!!?! Just loving the sweet color scheme! I'm visiting from Kelly's Korner and I just love your blog! I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Have a darling day!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~