Sometimes life gets in the way of things. You plan and plan and think you have everything in order, but then life happens and throws a hitch into everything. In this case, a perfectly wonderful hitch.
As you all know, my sister’s friends, my mom and myself have been spending a lot of our spare time working on shower details for my sister’s baby shower that was this past weekend. We had everything set up – bird details in place, cupcakes galore, origami birds a’flying, and then BOOM – life happened. My sister’s little one decided he wanted to attend the shower, so she went into labor and had my lovely little nephew a half hour after the shower started. How’s that for a change of plans?
The wonderful part in this hitch is that my whole family was actually present for the birth, and my sister’s wonderful friends threw a shower in her honor. Kind of like a wedding without a bride, but still a lovely wedding indeed. :) I’ll share the wonderful shower details in a later post, but I wanted to share a few nursery details that I added during my visit. What can I say? A designer’s job is never complete.
What this room was really missing was a (free carpet tile) rug. We brought in the orange and navy accents in these tiles, as well as a little thread that mimicked the cool blue walls. Plus, my sister has an extra carpet tile just incase vomit baby stuff gets on one of the tiles. Kid friendly, no?
The sleek, linear pattern of the tiles really ties into the modern feel of the room. Plus, by quarter turning the tiles, we get a bit of texture and dimension in the space, yet our pattern is subtle enough to keep this nursery calm and soothing for baby time.
We added some custom bike art when we tackled the nursery the first go round, but I felt like this single frame was a bit lonely above the baby changing table. One of the shower gifts I gave to my sister was these two coordinating frames from Ikea to flank either side of her DIY bike art. They created a more properly scaled art piece for this area, as well as a family wall that baby Henry will be able to enjoy while he gets his poopie cleaned. :) I printed a cute picture of the family pooch, Luca, for one frame, and left another frame vacant for a future picture of the babe.
The nursery is finally completed (for now) and not a moment too soon – baby Henry should be on his way home any day! Maybe now my nursery and bird obsessions will subside for a bit…. just maybe.