8/23/2011: TWO EXCITING UPDATES!
Lisa’s nursery was featured at OhDeeDoh!
AND… Mister Pants is here! Introducing Barrett William! CONGRATS LISA!
My good friend Lisa is having a baby! Less than a year ago we were having a blast at our girl’s weekend in Florida and wandering through the Country Living fair together in Atlanta. And now? She’s about two weeks away from the due date of her little miracle! She calls him Mister Pants. 🙂
Lisa has recently finished decorating the nursery and today she’s letting me show off her INCREDIBLE designs here on my blog. I’m so honored by this. Lisa’s taste is impeccable and her personality is outgoing, witty and fun. She is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Take a look at her maternity photos. I mean really, have you ever seen such a lovely mama-to-be? And as a side note, she has Rapunzel hair that is just to DIE for. So jealous of those long, thick, flowing locks of perfection.
Her style is evident throughout every inch of her life and her beautiful Texas home, but this nursery really shows her talent and eye for interior design.
So without further ado, welcome to Mister Pant’s nursery!
This entire space makes me grin from ear to ear. She started with a soft grey/blue on the walls to create a neutral background. Perfect wall color choice.
And the rest of the room just POPS with color. Isn’t it fun?? Lisa wanted it to be bright, cheerful and colorful but still masculine for her baby boy. I watched her ideas unfold on her pinterest boards and as she bounced ideas off of our group of friends. Then BAM! Suddenly one day she showed us these finished photos of the room and my jaw about hit the floor. She totally followed through by bringing all the best ideas to life in her own nursery.
The white Jenny Lind style crib with a combination of patterns on the bedding is perfect for the fun, funky vibe. That yellow and white chevron with orange polka dots on the crib bumper just screams HAPPY!! to me.
The bumper is reversible with colorful birds on a bright blue background on the other side. The finishing touch for the bedding is a faux bois woodgrained patterned fabric on the bedskirt that is neutral, masculine and modern all at the same time. Perfection. AND? Her mom made the bedskirt and fitted sheets for her. How cool is that?
I have to take a second to say something about that lamb rocker. I first met Lisa on the Nest boards where her nest name was LisaTheLamb. Over the years that turned into us calling her everything from LTL, Elle and Lambykins. That rocking sheep is perfect in her nursery.
And can we talk about this awesome custom mobile? I am in LOVE with this mobile. She took three different shaped chicken wire type wire baskets, hung them upside down, and DIY’ed these colorful yarn balls to hang from them. Yep, you heard me right. YARN BALLS! I love saying that.
WOW. Just wow. The pictures speak for themselves.
Another favorite thing of mine in this room is the “You’re getting very sleepy” poster over the crib. This just cracks me up. It was also the inspiration for my non-matted photo frame.
I hope the subliminal suggestions work for you, Lisa! Sleepy babies are a great thing.
The other big pieces of furniture in the room are from the Edland line at Ikea. This corner is so perfect. Love the shelf above the changing table. Love the mirror, love the framed albums, love the hanging lantern, love the table and chair. LOVE that orange striped rug. Love it all.
Lisa wanted to incorporate some of her husband’s style into the room as well. Since he loves music she took four vintage record album covers and had them framed to hang above the dresser. They work perfectly.
She picked up the vintage mirror at an antique store. She said she literally yelled “SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!” when she spied it because it was exactly what she’d been searching for in the space. It’s got the patina of age on the mirror part, but she painted the frame a bright red color to bring it up to date.
Do you spy a cute yellow dog in the mirror? This wiener dog lamp is just adorable.
Over the door is a 3-D cardboard deer head and another little lamb on the doorknob.
She found this fun green rocker for just $85.00! What a steal! But then she had it gutted and recovered in a vibrant green micro-suede so it was not such a steal and there was much indecision over the color, but in the end Team Green won out. Doesn’t it look super cool in this space? It really does rock! Both literally and figuratively. She paired it with a cute little mid century modern end table that she painted school bus yellow, and it just works so well. I’m tell ya, her eye for design is amazing.
I love that the pillow fabrics match the bedding fabrics. Also made my her mom! This makes me so happy.
She strung this set of vintage flashcards that she found at the Country Living Fair on a piece of twine and hung them over the back of the chair. It’s such a unique addition to a reading area for baby.
Above the flashcards is this fun paper mache trophy mount made from pages of a book. Somebody is gonna have to help me out with what kind of African animal this is? Antelope maybe? I dunno! It’s cute though!
This Edland glass front linen cabinet looks perfect with pops of yellow peeking through. And do you spy those hangers over on the wall?
PUPPY BUTTS!!!! LOVE!
There are just so many fun touches incorporated throughout this room it’s hard to show them all. This framed print might be another of my favorites. “You are the high in my noon, the flap in my jack, the jelly in my bean, the hop in my scotch”??? Love this saying for a nursery!
I could not be any happier for Lisa right now. She’s knocked up AND she totally knocked it outta the park with this nursery. I cannot WAIT to meet her little man, her Mister Pants. Thanks so much for sharing your pictures, babe! I wish you all the best with mama-hood. You’ll rock it out, I have no doubt.
Wall color: Behr “Porpoise”
Rug: Dwell Studios
Crib: yup! Jenny Lind!
Bedding and “b” pillow as well as changing pad: Lisa picked fabrics, her Mom made sheets, bed skirt and pillow. Bumper was made by a local seamstress.
Armoire and dresser: Ikea Edland line
Green chair: Local San Antonio store recovered in green micro-suede fabric
Yellow Side Table: $25 vintage find painted by Lisa’s husband
Shelf: DIY stained board
Sheep Rocker: Discontinued from Baby Style
Mirror: Another vintage find spraypainted by Lisa’s husband
Changing pad box: made by Lisa’s husband, directions found at this fab site: http://laybabylay.com/project-changing-pad-tray/
Puppy booty hooks: Ikea!
You’re getting very sleepy sign: Sycamore Street Press
Rug: Dwell Studio Note from Lisa: That thing is constantly sold out. Best way to get it is to call, ask when they will get it in just to get an idea and go buy it at Designpublic.com and your PO will be one of the first to get filled as soon as they get a new shipment in. Within hours of it being back in stock when I got mine, it was sold out again. We wouldn’t have gotten w/o our PO in line.
Mobile: DIY’ed by Lisa
Drum Light fixture: CB2
Gazelle (THERE’S the word I was looking for!) Mount: Anthropologie
Deer Mount above door: Bucky, Jr but Urban Outfitters has similar ones