Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Baby, I'll Never Let You Go - The New Addition Edition

A few of you know, but generally outside of close family and friends, we've been keeping it pretty tight. Just like Stephanie's big news from a few weeks back, Mel and I are expecting a stork to fly in through the window! 
Come spring, we'll be carrying around a little swaddled bundle. 

Now dear readers, for those of you who don't know me, you're probably thinking, "Wow, congrats, but what does this have to do with the blog?"  Well, it means that I'm going to try to share a project with you, from start to finish.

The project? The nursery of course!

A little background on the space.  We live the condo life and we're fortunate to have a pretty a good sized space to do it in.  This isn't our forever home, but we like the size and the ease to leave without worry about a furnace or a water-pipe breaking down.

It is however, not an endless space.  There is no basement rec-room. We don't have 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. We have 2 beds, 2 baths.  Bringing another member into the family will be a bit of a challenge if we want to be able to entertain, and have guests stay over (not to mention the challenge of raising a little person!).

Do you see where I'm coming from? I need to make this room baby friendly and baby cozy but I need to keep it comfortable and be able to convert it for last minute guests.

Forgive the quality, iPhone composite
As you can see, the room is being slightly neglected. We know we're updating it, so we've been using it to store some new items, both Christmas (hey, 'tis the season!) and Baby.

The Needs:
  • Colour Scheme
  • Layout
  • Crib
  • Change Table
  • Rocker
  • Sleeper Sofa 
We're not finding out his/her gender, total surprise come baby time, so colour scheme will be largely neutral. We plan on adding a little femininity or masculinity depending on who we get to meet when the time comes. 

Some of my neutral favourites.

You can't help but love the Restoration Hardware vibe, these are really beautiful rooms, but I think I'd like a bit more "life". Now some Resto pieces? One of these cribs? Sure!

A little closer? I think so.  But maybe a bit too formal. Simple closer scheme though.  Fun, but still adult too.

These last three are a little more to my liking. I've been wanting to work a grey space into the condo, but one with some colour.  White works well with everything, Chantilly for the trim?  Maybe Old Soul for the walls? 

So please, stay tuned, more to come.  This should be a lot of fun writing about, and a lot of fun sharing with you.


1 comment:

  1. There is no nursery I'd rather read about. Love love love that this baby will have such stylish parents. No matter how the nursery looks baby will have the best life.
    Aunt Jess


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