July 7, 2013

Glimpses: Shared Room


A few projects have yet to be crossed off the list in the new kids' room, but out of necessity we are wrapping it up, for this phase at least. It's close to being done, there is a desk where the crib will end up going and a fish tank on the dresser (both of which will be swapped when we're through with post-baby guests and Little Smith makes the move, probably September). I do also still have a small shopping list; some kind of pouf as well as a rug, I'm now thinking about this one.  These finishing touches are being taken off the high priority list though as we scramble to wash and install the infant car seat and get ourselves ready for this baby girl, whenever she does decide to make her entrance. It's a little unreal that we're already here!

There are many small details that I'm proud of in this room and have yet to share, and I will show overall peeks as we start to use the space more (a proper tour will follow once the crib makes the switch). I'm too pregnant and overheated to wait for decent light and adequately photograph the space at the moment, but these glimpses really do capture much of the spirit of this sweet little room; lots of white, lots of bold color, and a mix of geometric and organic prints, most of which were selected with input from Little Smith.

He is already so excited about this 'big boy room' and pulls all the toys off the shelves each day to arrange into a long 'train' which stretches across the empty floor.  It's fun to watch him add his own touches and see what is a hit and what has yet to be noticed. Hopefully it's a place where he and his sister will make lots of messes and happy memories in the years to come. 

17 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful space for little people Lilly! I love the cushion/pillow with the animals pictures on it. Take care x

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  2. What a colorful space. Hope she arrives soon, so she (and he) can enjoy the new room! X

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  3. It's such a lovely bright room! I'm sure they will *both* love it!!!

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  4. So fresh and wonderful! Been thinking about you, Lilly, and wishing you a gentle, peaceful, and happy delivery when the time is right.
    -Jaime

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  5. Lilly! It looks so great! I'm so impressed and I can't wait to see more.

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  6. Looks wonderful - and that wallpaper is so fun! :-)

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  7. So beautiful!! What a perfect sibling space-- so excited for you all!!

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  8. You did a beautiful job! Everything looks great. And yes, they will make messes together. ;)

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  9. Wow! The wall came out amazing! Very impressive! Looks like a very fun space. I love all the color.

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  10. It's AMAZING, Lilly! Did you hand-paint the designs on the wall? I have to know how you came up with the pattern and colors. They are simply fantastic!

    Seriously, excellent job. It's coming together so well. I can imagine how hard you have been working to make things settled just in case your baby girl has to come a bit early. Have been thinking about you!

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    1. Thank you! I used a template that I bought on etsy to stencil the wall. It was designed to be used with a roller and a single color though, so since I wanted a rainbow of colors I had to hand brush each square and cross. It took sooo long, in part because of being pregnant and having to go up and down the step stool a million times for each color change. I contemplated the colors quite a bit, but in the end I didn't even test them and just went for it. They're all Ben Moore and they actually look much better in person than in these pictures. W was pretty excited about it... and the yellow is his favorite color (I think because the shade is called 'lightening bug' :))

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  11. Your kids are so lucky to be able to bounce around in a cheerful space like that! Great work!!

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  12. I love it all. The wall is just perfect. You're amazing! The mix of modern and traditional elements is something I struggle with, and here you make it look effortless and natural. Great job, mama! Hope you're getting plenty of rest and keeping that girl baking.

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  13. This room is amazing!!! Seriously!

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  14. Thanks so much to each of you for the lovely compliments! Looking forward to sharing more too :)

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  15. I will never cease to be amazed by your stencilwork!

    I have no doubt that W and little sis will be make wonderful memories in here.

    xo
    cortnie

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  16. what a lovely, thoughtful space! Can't wait to see more! In the meantime, rest up Mama! :)

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