A Study in Serenity: Completed Baby Girl Nursery

Wow! What a whirlwind day!

The very first installation of the year is complete. Not without a bump or two…but the finished room is such a cozy and comfortable space I couldn’t be more pleased! Take a look at how the day unfolded…

Unpack and Strategize

Unpack and Strategize
Marcus, the ever-handy hubbs opens the slew of boxes containing the crib.

Texan boutique Nod to the Past supplied this beautiful hand-finished dresser for the nursery. The colors and time-worn appeal provide a touch of feminine softness and the ample storage gives great functionality.

Nod To The Past dresser being packed with the clients shower gifts and diapering supplies.
Jessica of Hatton’s Photography assisted in styling the nursery before taking photos of the completed room.
Restoration Hardware armoire gets tip restraints.
You can never be too careful when it comes to safety!
Styling by Hatton's Photography
Jessica makes more progress with the dresser/changing table while the finished touches are put on the drapery.

During an install, there is the unpacking, the load-in, the styling and the reveal!  Styling is one of my favorite parts, of course, but sometimes you have to give the work to the team and focus on other things…

Giant safety pins from Ballard Designs
In order to effectively delegate, i will verify the placement of wall decor with paper templates and let the assistants do the work!
Heirloom items and special gifts can be displayed everyday.
Antique dressing clothes and boutique toiletries from Noodle & Boo adorn the wall alongside the double dresser/changing table.
Nursing nook is comfortable and functional. Everything withing arm's reach is ideal for new moms.
A vintage cane and bentwood rocker gives an ideal perch for new mom and baby by the bay window. The close and functional two-shelf end table supplies light and a drop zone for nursing supplies.

This corner of the room is one of my favorite spots. Sitting by the window and rocking the baby will be one of the most relaxing things this new mom will do in the course of her day.

Hattons Photography to install newborn gallery over dresser
Above this beautiful hand-restored dresser, Hattons Photography will place a three-piece gallery of custom-painted wood frames and selected photos from the newborn session.

And Finally, a Full Room View…. close the curtains, it’s time to take a nap!

A view of the room shows a soft, feminine transformation!
The finished nursery is a blend of French influences, collected antiques, and hand-me-down pieces. The final product is personal, comfortable, and serene.

For Now, that’s all! I’ll update the post when the baby arrives safely and the gallery is up! In the meantime, check out some of the most ADORABLE inspiration that you’ll find anywhere for designing nurseries…. the babies themselves! Here are some of my faves over at Hattons Photography

Custom dresser with tones of teal, gold leaf, and cottage white.

Closer and Closer to ‘Baby Day’…

Remember the nursery I was working on? Well, we are only days away from installation! The space has come together beautifully — with some unexpected changes — but isn’t that always the case?

Nursery floor plan is ready for baby with all the furniture and storage necessary.
A nursery with a baby-centered focus puts the crib in the center and everything else at mom’s fingertips.

We’ve decided on some beautiful key pieces that will pull the room together from its Restoration Hardware inspiration. The key to the look in this nursery was a timeworn, collected look that would be ageless, grow with baby and move from home to home.

Here’s a couple of sneak peeks… we’ll see you later this week for the prep day and Monday for install!

Gorgeous and not overwhelming for the scale of a nursery at  just five-and-a half feet tall.
Designed to mix and match with other furnishings for an eclectic look, this armoire highlights the artistry of an antique French Marriage armoire. Lovely!
Custom dresser with tones of teal, gold leaf, and cottage white.
The adorable Texas-Based furniture boutique “Nod to the Past” created a custom dresser that fit perfectly with the antique, collected feel and stands alone as a wonderful piece.