3.17.2014

mint + pink nursery design: before & after


Nearly seven months ago I received a call from a woman who recently moved to Rockford, and she had gotten my name from her neighbor.  Could I help them put together a nursery for their baby due in December and create a big boy room for their son?  Yes!  These are my favorites!  Jennifer was kind, had the sweetest little family, and they were Spartans to boot!  I was sold.

We were on a deadline because baby girl was coming soon, and it didn't take me long to realize that my clients were awesome.  Their requests?  An "explorer" big boy room and a mint/pink nursery.  I'm not big on themes, but I could tell we were on the same page and I was excited.  My job is so easy when my clients and I are on the same page.
  
Today I'm sharing baby girl's nursery 
with photos taken by Tracy Anne Photography.
 I wish you could walk into the nursery with me, because it exudes a certain vibe, a feeling. 
You just want to be there.

It all started with the chandelier.  I think it's important to always mix the old with the new and it was no surprise I found this light at BlueDoor Antiques.   Thankfully my clients approved! This chandelier set the tone for the entire space.  I would say it "makes the room", but there are so many pieces to this puzzle that I can't pick the show stopper.


Here is the original concept.  We stuck pretty closely to this, but just added a few more pieces.

An alternative title to this post could be "the beige box challenge." Like I mentioned, they had just moved in and hadn't made any changes to the room.  This is the wall that you see from the door to the nursery.

Now the view from the door looks more like this.



My clients have a strong affection for all things Disney.  We decided to tear eight pages out of a Mary Blair book and have them custom framed.  The ampersand art in the middle worked perfectly with the colors of the book.  I love when we can incorporate something personal to the family that still looks beautiful!



Look at those sweet baby toes!  I just want to snuggle her in that glider.  We chose this glider because of its tailored arms, neutral fabric, and the idea that it could truly transition to any room in the house when baby needs a big girl room.  In fact, that was a goal for the entire space.  Even the ottoman isn't nursery specific.  I would easily put the ottoman in a living room even a fancy walk in closet.


If you turn left, there is a window and a nook.  More blank space to make lovely.


The Caitlin Wilson fabric was the finishing touch.  The roman shade was the last piece of the puzzle to arrive and it was well worth the wait!


Details make the design.  
We also found this dresser at Bluedoor Antiques.  I loved the detailing, and we just switched out the knobs to fit the design.

We installed a narrow profile bookshelf for added storage.  I like open shelves like this where the books lie flat, and their covers serve as art.  Plus it's so low to the ground that soon she'll be able to crawl over to the books.


And that mirror...you should have seen my smiling face when my client approved the mirror.  It's just so beautiful in person.  Like a cloud.




Sweet baby C., I hope you love your room for years to come.  Your parents filled this room with intention and love.  
You're the real showstopper in the room!







Huge thanks to my clients for letting Tracy and I into your home for photographs!  If you live in Michigan, be sure to call Tracy Anne Photography for your next family photo shoot.


What do you think of the nursery?  Is it a place you could rock a baby to sleep?
Whether you're near or far, I would love to work with you to create a home you love.  Email me at abbyminteriors@gmail.com for more information on my local & e-design services.




38 comments:

  1. Oh it looks so good Abby! So fresh and airy! Well done!

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  2. Looks fabulous Abby! Love e chandelier and all the details! xo Nancy

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I love the chandelier too. So happy with it.

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  3. Oh Abby it looks amazing! I adore those colors and that mirror. Absolute perfection! x

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  4. You created the perfect space for a sweet little girl! Love it!! Great job, friend!!

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    1. Thank you! Means so much coming from you!!

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  5. You did a beautiful job my friend!! What a special place for such a sweet little girl. Can't wait to see her brother's room too!

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  6. Beautiful room & beautiful baby girl! Great job, Abby! It's gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Deanna! I'm so glad you liked it!

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  7. Love. Love. Love! I am so impressed with every detail you put into your spaces! Can't wait to see the next room this week!

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  8. You did an amazing job, it's absolutely beautiful. All the details make it really something else, the chandelier is by far my favorite :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you appreciate the details. They're so important, right?

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  9. The room is adorable. I don't know what's cuter...the room or the sweet baby.

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    1. Thanks Mary! I'm going with baby C. is cuter. ;-)

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  10. Beau-ti-ful!! That room must be so soothing to sit and rock in! And I could absolutely eat those little feet!

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    1. Thanks Beth! Yes, that chair is super comfortable. Those toes...who could resist?

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  11. So pretty! I'd love to know your source for the mirror. It's gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Kimberly! The mirror is from Gabby Home. You can find it on Layla Grace.

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  12. Hi Abby, I'm loving so many things -- the chandelier, the mirror, the chair, the ottoman, everything! Seriously. Such a pretty space. And SUCH a pretty baby ;-)

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    1. Thanks Carol! You're always so supportive. xo

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  13. That mirror is DIVINE! I used the same Caitlin Wilson fabric in my daughter's nursery. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, that mirror is crazy beautiful. She's one lucky gal.

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  14. Great job, Abby! Love the roman shade fabric and that chandy is darling!

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  15. Great job! The paint color on the walls and the chandelier are magical, and I love the dresser and mirror. I'm sure this room will bring the family so many moments of "happy" for years to come. :)

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    1. Thanks Katie! I'm so glad you love it. xo

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  16. The nursery is stunning, but that sweet little baby girl ? What a beauty!

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    1. Thank you, Carol! I know, isn't she gorgeous!? Thanks for reading. xo

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  17. really a sweet space! I love the chandelier and the mirror especially. well done.

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  18. Hi. You did an amazing job. Where is that fab mirror from? Thanks

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  19. The chandelier is darn terrific too.

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  20. Would you mind sharing the paint color? It's beautiful!

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Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400

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