Thursday, April 30, 2015

One Room Challenge Week Five: Nursery Makeover

Welcome to Week Five of the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda at Calling it Home. If you are just tuning in, you can catch up with Weeks One, Two, Three, and Four. These challenges always give me such appreciation for interior decorators. It may look like all fun and games, but it is HARD work! I'm also 31 weeks pregnant, and quite frankly I'm feeling a bit like this... 


Fortunately, everything appears to be on track for next week's big reveal of my Palm Beach Regency/Safari inspired nursery.  I'm out of energy, so I'm keeping it short and sweet today, but here's a little sneak peek... 

The headboard arrived yesterday! Linens by Jill Sorensen... monogrammed linens from calicodaisy to arrive Saturday.

How cute is this elephant hamper


The art still needs to be hung. Prints above from The Animal Print Shop. Not pictured... elephant head from from White Faux Taxidermy and giclee from The Pink Pagoda.

Here is my inspiration board... Almost there! 


Now, let's see what the other ORC linking participants are up to, and click here if you missed the 20 ORC participants who posted yesterday.  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

One Room Challenge Week Four: Nursery Makeover

I cannot believe it is already Week Four of the One Room Challenge, created by Linda at Calling it Home! You can catch up on the progress I have made towards our nursery transformation here, here, and here. Everything seems to be coming together according to plan, and I think I might just be able to pull this off in time for the grand reveal on May 7!

Last week, I focused on my linen selections for the room, and this week I thought I would share my art selections. My primary inspiration for the nursery comes from the whimsical jungle safari theme in Clarence House's Congo fabric, and I was looking to find art to complement...


I have always loved the "Little Darlings" series of baby animals from The Animal Print Shop, and I thought they would be perfect in our baby boy's nursery.... I ordered eight prints, and they will hang above the changing table. Here are a few inspirational rooms featuring art from the Animal Print Shop... 


Liz Caan



Aren't they adorable? You can see the full line of Little Darlings from The Animal Print Shop here. I also fell in love with the safari animals available from White Faux Taxidermy. I selected the Tolsby elephant head, which will hang above the crib. 





And last, but certainly not least... this adorable giclee from The Pink Pagoda will be perfect for the en suite bathroom, which I will also feature in my reveal.


I will frame these elephant cuties in a wide blue mat and simple white wooden frame, like this... 

Maria Barros 

Here are a few more goodies that have arrived since my last post... 

Slate blue glider (on sale!) from Land of Nod 
Vintage brass giraffes from eBay
Wicker elephant hamper from Amazon
Gold Moroccan pouf from One Kings Lane 

Headboard, bedskirts, and pillow are in the works, and should be delivered on Monday!


Bedding from Jill Sorensen has arrived and monogrammed shams and other linens are in progress at  calicodaisy

And how beautiful are these personalized cuddly blankets from the lovely Darlene at Bundle Me Baby? This would be the perfect accessory for snuggling on the glider... 


The leopard carpet I ordered from Lowe's is scheduled to arrive today! As soon as it is delivered, I am rushing it to a local rug shop to have it bound... they have promised to turn it around in time for photography. Fingers crossed!


Now let's check out what the other ORC linking participants are up to, and click here if you missed the 20 ORC participants who posted Wednesday.  

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mary McDonald for Schumacher in the Nursery

Lately I have been consumed by nurseries, as we are expecting a baby boy this summer. And as you know, I am in the midst of decorating his nursery for the One Room Challenge. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the beautiful nurseries I have been admiring... for both boys and girls. Let's start with three exquisite nurseries decorated with fabric from Mary McDonald's line for Schumacher. The first two feature Chinois Palais, which happens to be one of my all-time favorite prints. All three baby girl nurseries also feature beautiful monograms and Lucite accents. They are sophisticated, glamorous, and elegant, and will transition beautifully into young adulthood.







For baby Scarlett, Hallie was able to recreate this antique monogram she found in a book of old monograms from Amazon. Lynn Wright with the Monogram Market in Houston turned it into a digital stitch file and customized the coloration to match the nursery.  The result is positively stunning!







I absolutely love this timeless look for a baby girl. Stay tuned for more beautiful nursery inspiration! 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer Wedding Ideas

Lilly girls across the country are buzzing about tomorrow's Lilly Pulitzer for Target launch, and the timing could not be better with wedding season in the air. Inspired by the upcoming collaboration, event planner The Majestic Vision teamed up with some of Palm Beach's best wedding professionals to create a Lilly Pulitzer wedding look full of sunshine and a little pink. The recently renovated Colony Hotel in Palm Beach provides the perfect backdrop. Here's a look at some of the juicy details!

Photography by Krystal Zaskey

Invitations by Chirp Paperie.

These Yellow First Impression dresses, from Lilly Pulitzer's spring collection, are perfect for bridesmaids and flower girls!

The Colony Hotel provides the perfect backdrop for any Palm Beach Chic event.

Bright and bold pinks, yellows, oranges, and greens served as the fun color palette. Floral design by Orange Blossoms Floral and Event Design.

Rentals from Atlas Party Rentals.




Vintage Lilly fabric was used for the awning of the juice stand, and names of actual Lilly Prints were used for the signature drinks. Gold pineapples were the finishing touch in creating the whimsical bar area.



The day ended with the bride and groom riding down Worth Avenue on vintage bamboo bicycles. 

Here are a few items from the Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection to help you recreate the look, perfect for a wedding, shower, or just a Saturday night dinner at home, alfresco... 

Nosie Posey shift dress for women ($38) and girls ($26)
Boom Boom patio umbrella ($100, stand sold separately)
Cocktail glasses with gold rim ($30 - set of 4)
Porcelain plates with 18K gold rim ($35 - set of 4)
Napkins with pom-pom trim ($10 - set of 4)
Gold plated swizzle Sticks ($15 - set of 4)
Porcelain pineapple serving bowl ($30)
Glass votive candle holders ($15 - set of 3)
High Ball Drinking Glasses ($25 - set of 4)

Click here to view the entire Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection, available for purchase tomorrow! For the full feature of this darling wedding photo shoot, along with an inspirational video, please visit Every Last Detail. And for more Palm Beach Chic Lilly Pulitzer wedding ideas, click here

Thursday, April 16, 2015

One Room Challenge Week Three: Nursery Makeover

It is Week Three of the Calling it Home One Room ChallengeIf you are just tuning in, you can visit my Week One here and Week Two here.  This week I have been busy checking off items on my shopping list, including linens for the nursery. There is currently a queen size bed in the room, which we are keeping, and I have been looking for the perfect bedding that will eventually transition into a big boy room. Of course, I am obsessed with Leontine Linens but I cannot justify the expense for a baby boy's room. So I was on a mission to create an inspired look on a budget... 

Leontine Linens 

Leontine Linens

Leontine Linens

I am a longtime fan of Jill Sorensen. She is such a talented decorator, and I love her Jill Sorensen Lifestyle line of reasonably priced linens, including the "key" bedding, pictured below. I selected the duvet and European shams in navy, and I think they will be perfect!




I was also on the hunt for beautiful monogrammed pillows, and I was thrilled to find Michele's exquisite Etsy shop, calicodaisy, thanks to Tina at The Enchanted Home. Michelle's hand sewn appliques are just stunning, and she is such a delight to work with! Michelle is monogramming pillows, crib sheets, a shower curtain, and hand towels for our nursery, and I absolutely cannot wait to receive them! Here is a sampling of some of her work...

Above is the monogram I selected!







Click here to visit Michele at calicodaisy. Next week, I will review the art I have selected for the nursery, and hopefully I will have a few more sneak peeks of my progress in the room! Don't forget to check out the other ORC linking participants, and the ORC participants who posted yesterday 
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