9.01.2015

Julia's Room

This room has been a work in progress for months. But, it is finally complete.

The room's main inspiration came from the butterfly mobile (shown below). While I'm head over heels for all the things that flutter, I tried to really keep the butterflies from getting out of hand. Julia's room is quite small (second child problems), and I knew it wouldn't take much for too many butterflies to feel overwhelming.

Along with the butterflies I knew I didn't want the room to be too matchy-matchy. And, I wanted colors of cream, gold, and pops of pink. I think I managed to pull off what I had in mind.

Now, without further adieu, Julia's nursery...
Entering the room this gorgeous wreath hangs on the door.
My sister-in-law works in Labor and Delivery unit in Kansas City, and these wreaths are all the rage at the hospital she works. New moms have these hanging on their hospital doors. My sister-in-law sent this out to us to be hung at the hospital, on our door, when Julia was born. When we came home I thought it only fitting to hang on Julia's door.
Because we kept Julia's name under wraps until she was born the M on the wreath naturally stands for Macke.
We used Marcus' nursery furniture for Julia as well. While I love the rich brown wood I can't say I love the color of the rocking chair upholstery. Of course this particular model is discontinued so I couldn't get replacement cushions in the color I was hoping for (oatmeal). So, chocolate brown the upholstery stayed (again, second child problems).

A bit of a closer look at the details:
Bow detail on the curtain   //   Curtain rod   //   Curtain tie back
Details on and around the dresser.
I changed out the original dresser knobs - which were wooden knobs - with crystal knobs.
 A closer look at the crib and rug.
Just the right spot to hang all. the. bows.
Side note: This room was so difficult to photograph. The lighting, no matter the time of day was never quite like I wanted it, and the walls all kind of gave off a different hue, depending on where I stood in the room.
A little bit vintage, a little bit shabby, a little bit chic, a little bit girly, and a whole lot of love put forth to make it all come together.

For more info on specific items in the room click on the highlighted links below:
Wall Color, Valspar Bell Garden Antique White, Lowe's
Wreath, made by my sister-in-law

22 comments:

  1. Love, love, love! It was so worth the time it took to pull it all together. Very Chic and beautiful, girly but not in that obnoxious way. You did an amazing job girl!

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  2. Oh my goodness, her room is GORGEOUS!!!! I seriously LOVE everything about it! I'm not really sure I can express the love through words. I especially love the wreath that is hanging on her door! That was so thoughtful of your sister in law to send you one! It is SO pretty! The butterflies, the state pictures, the pillow with her name on it, and that crib skirt!!! Swoon! LOVE it! You did an amazing job!

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  3. Beautiful! Love pink and gold! Nice job :)

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  4. Julia's room is absolutely beautiful, just like she is. :-) I love all the pink and gold.

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  5. Perfect room for a perfect little girl! I love the colors. So soft and so sweet. Great job, Mama.

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  6. One of my favorite little girl nurseries ever!

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  7. Gorgeous. LOVE that mirror on the wall. LOVE those hanging ball things and her bow hanger? Did you make that? If so, you NEED to start selling those on etsy! Adorable! :)

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  8. Gorgeous!! I love the mobile and all the butterfly details! Love love love!!

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  9. You outdid yourself with sweet touches, not over the top, but yet subtle enough to make you swoon. Fantastic work mama.

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  10. I love it! The butterfly theme is really pretty, without being too girly or over the top. It came out so well!

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  11. I think it's fabulous!!! I think I had that exact same glider with Abigail :) all of her furniture was espresso as well! I think my favorite is the different states pictures. So fun!

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  12. It's stunning! You did such an amazing job! I love the pink with the gold!

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  13. Such a beautiful space, Desiree. We have the same crib too hehe. Have you thought about DIYing the rocker upholstery? I've never done it but I know I've seen Pinterest pins about how to do it (though that seems totally ambitious with a newborn) L-O-V-E-L-Y.

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  14. Oh my goodness!!! Love doesn't even cover it! I'm swooning! And I'm so happy to see we have the same starting points and the ends are so different -- was worried you'd think I was copying you. :( So so SOOO love it!!! Beautiful Julia has a beautiful little room to snooze in!

    That wreath -- people are actually taking them to the hospital with them!?!???!! That's crazy! W/ all the other stuff you have to lug in there, a wreath?! :) This is so pretty, tho, and looks great on her door!

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  15. It's beautiful!!!!! Love every detail!

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  16. I'm not usually a gold person but THIS IS BREATHTAKING! You needed a baby girl in your world because you rocked this nursery design and decor.

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  17. Oh YAY! I've been waiting for this post! How dreamy is her room?! You did such an amaaaaaazing job with it! Everything ties in perfectly! Seriously, I'm obsessed!!

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  18. I love the crystal door nobs! Well I actually love everything! Julia will LOVE her nursery! Thanks for sharing her room, it makes great inspirations!

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  19. Her room is just so gorgeous. So many things I love about it but I would say the wreath, textures, and the orbs over the changing table are my faves!

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  20. Will you come decorate my house for me? :) It is a gorgeous room.

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  21. love it! my favorite is the kansas print, I think! :)

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