Monday, 29 March 2010

Nursery Thoughts...


My friends keep reminding me that I have a baby's room to decorate. With approximately 8 weeks to go I decided last week that I needed to at least get a few things organised.

My few things ended up turning into a complete room scheme for our little bundle. It all started with the original joker water colour by Rupert Hamilton dated 1916 which I stumbled across at a little Antique store here in Brisbane last week. I then decided I would collect a few bits and pieces to work back with it to create an artwork cluster wall full of lovely colour.

From there I selected the watermelon coloured Brunschwig & Fils Ikat which I am having an old chair I have recovered in and a lampshade for a floor lamp will be made in the small patterned chinnoiserie fabric. I also have an old Eastern embroidered piece of cloth which I will have made into a little cushion for the chair.

Over the weekend I started to wonder what I would use as a change table so Harry and I made a quick visit to our friend Nick Wallrock on Saturday morning {the most wonderful European Antique store in Brisbane}. We purchased a lovely circa 1780 Swedish Walnut cabinet from Nick which will be perfect.

I plan to use fresh white bed linen for the turned white timber painted cot which I picked up on Ebay for a mere $57.00 {a new mattress will be made and it will be re-painted with a fresh coat of white paint} and a few little Etsy cuddly numbers will be hunted down over the coming weeks.

So I can now say to my friends...yes it is all under control, I am organised!! {Fingers crossed it will all be made in time!!}

37 comments:

Kerri said...

Cannot wait to see what you do with your nursery Anna, I may be wrong but I don't remember ever seeing a nursery you've designed before? No doubt it will be amazing, I'm so looking forward to all the photos.
Kerri x

sharon said...

What a happy post this is, it's such a special moment, those last weeks before a new baby arrives, already thinking about cuddling him or her, and preparing the baby room where you'll both spend so much time. You reminded me of how lovely that period is, thank you.
Sharon

design traveller said...

I love the artwork idea... great choice!

Annie@A View On Design said...

can't wait to see your beautiful nursery come together, you will love the process no doubt!!! yay

Ness Lockyer said...

That is going to be one amazing nursury Anna! I cant believe in 8 weeks you will have another little bundle to love!
Ness xx

Ness Lockyer said...

That is going to be one amazing nursury Anna! I cant believe in 8 weeks you will have another little bundle to love!
Ness xx

Isabel said...

Are you pregnant ???
Congratulations Anna !!!!
Please let us see the nursery when you finish it !!!
What a lovely project to work in !!!!

MelsRosePlace said...

Oh its going to be fabulous - cannot believe how fast the time has gone. My girls had that same cot ! Mel xxx

Fabwyck said...

Dear Anna,
I've followed your beautiful blog for a while now from London. I have about 6 weeks to go until I'm due and am still undecisive about nursery decor. There is so much corny babyish stuff available, but just seeing your lovely post has inspired me to hunt out some original gorgeous items and colours. Thank you so much and good luck! Drusilla

FairyFiligree said...

Good luck on all fronts:)

Mrs. Blandings said...

Wonderful. The nice thing about babies is, they are quite forgiving about delays from the upholsterer. I keep forgetting you're pregnant - rest!

Yvonne Blacker said...

How exciting! I love your baby nursery theme and all of the beautiful objects you have found to go with it. I used the court jester in my first nursery and remember it fondly. See it here: http://designvignettes.blogspot.com/2010/03/happy-birthday-to-my-baby.html

Acanthus and Acorn said...

It's all so cheerful and sophisticated. Love the watercolor, what a find!

It is so amazing sometimes how we "forget" to handle our own projects!

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Blessings to you and your precious one! Enjoy Harry for the next weeks- life will never be the same! It gets so crazy when a second little one is added to the family! So happy for you all! Can't wait to see the nursery finished!

Take care!

Michelle

kimberj said...

Just an FYI... I waited until late in my first pregnancy to do the nursery. My lovely girl decided to come 6 weeks early with no warning. We were scampering to say the least. No worries though, she was healthy, happy, tiny, & only a little jaundice. We used her couple extra days in the hospital to put a room together.

Cathryn said...

Looks fabulous! But don't forget the diapers!!!!
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Heidi said...

How exciting, I just love the owl!
congratulations on your new bundle of love to come..
I adore your blog, I'm new to blogland and when I discovered yours my husband threatened to get rid of the computer. I looked at every old post you had ,thanks I loved everyone of them!

Ashlee Brooke said...

Such a sweet and exciting time! I am sure it will be just beautiful! Best of luck! I can't wait until I am able to decorate a baby's room!

Helen said...

Dear Anna,
This will be a beautiful, whimsical, wonderful nursery! Stay happy and well.

Irene said...

I love flamingos, so the flamingo and zebra print really catch my attention. I blogged about flamingos here.

http://designstiles.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/flamingo-go/

And that crib is so cute!

Georgia said...

good luck :)

Vic said...

ahhhhh...decorating for the little ones is such a beautiful thing:) Congrats-Enjoy-Looking forward to seeing the original photos:)

Polly said...

It's going to look lovely! I love all the colours xx

Amanda said...

I can't wait to see pictures! It sounds adorable.

Hamptontoes said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the finished product...I love little babies rooms.

Elecat said...

* weeks to go..... congratulations and good luck. Love your ideas & looking forward to see the room when it's completed. :)

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

Looks like a lovely scheme - particulalry love the zebra print. here is that from - Etsy?

jules

Meander said...

How on earth is your style always so cohesive but never predictable? I LOVE these ideas. Its going to be beautiful!

Ms. Wife of the Year said...

Almost makes me want a baby....

Paddy said...

Such a lovely way to tell those of us who may not have been paying attention that you're expecting. In typical fashion, you've shared your news with your knowledge of how to put looks together. I'm always learning on this blog. Tks Anna.

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Can't wait to see more!
Angela, Parisienne Farmgirl

marthalena said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Now...I just spotted a (very small) picture of the most beautiful home that will be featured in next month's Canadian House and Home..I do believe it's yours?!

Rose Potter said...

There is pink... Mmmm Are you having a little princess or another prince?

Mélanie said...

It will be a wonderful nursery room. The cabinet is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration, I need it even if I have more much time than you

Lady Bird said...

were on the same path I have 7 weeks to go due May 15th. If you need a custom quilt made I would love to work with you!

wallspank said...

I think unique artwork is an amazing addition to a nursery.

My mum kept a framed nursery rhyme from her nursery until she died.

That inspired me to sell nursery art at my web store www.wallspank.com

Anna Sweeney said...

I love the flamingo and zebra print! Can you tell me where it's from? Thanks