Wednesday, February 27, 2013

irish hunt nursery plans

Hello abode lovers! I'm still alive, I swear, I'm just pregnant and totally not myself. I'm this uncreative, tired zombie person who can't make a decision.... I hope I go back to normal when I have this baby! I'm missing my old ideas, complete decisiveness and personality! 

Today I wanted to share the design board for Lochlan Patterson's little nursery! I'm calling it the Irish Hunt Nursery... You see, the wallpaper is clearly a little English fox hunt, but since we are having a "McBaby" with a super Irish first name, I'm changing the theme to an Irish Hunt... Also, green is the main color I'll be using, so, you know... it all makes sense in my super weird preg brain, if it doesn't make sense to you... then don't worry, it's me, not you. 

The entire plan for the nursery is centered around Anthropologie's Lady of the Manor wallpaper that is no longer being sold. Do I have this wallpaper already? Nope. I wish. So, since I've been obsessed with this wallpaper for YEARS, I'm going to try my best (with a TON of Supermom's help) to make my own version by changing a few things to customize the print and make it my own. I'm going to add our dogs (King & Lady) to the wallpaper, take off a few horses and add leaves and tiny shamrocks instead of using the roses that are on the Lady of the Manor Wallpaper. 
I was devastated that this wallpaper was no longer available, but my mom and I are going to do what we can through Spoonflower's new custom wallpaper option and this way, it will be custom, which is pretty fun! Spoonflower's wallpaper is also removable, which is great for resell purposes! We are also now toying with the idea of getting Spoonflower's printed fabric option and hanging fabric on the walls-- (also removable, and perhaps much cheaper!) More on this subject later...

Here is the design board for the nursery space:



Where will the nursery be located? The office of course! Mister Husband and I are going to have to do some serious finageling to move his entire office to his Man Mountain... You see, we never thought in a million years that we would still be in our little abode when we had our first child, so I didn't plan very well for the future when buying and placing furniture around our house. The booming housing market has kept us in our little abode, but we love it, so everything will be fine! (It might just look a little cramped, ugh, skank.)


Another nursery detail that I've been obsessed with for years for a boy or girl is the Marlow bedding from Serena + Lily.... which is also no longer available, but I purchased it before finding out the sex of the baby on CLEARANCE! Wahoo for me! I was able to snag the bedding at HALF price... major high five. Major. I'm honestly not usually a fan of any "bed in a bag" but I loved how neutral it was and all of the embroidery is so lovely. The price was also a major selling point and it's really hard to pass up a bargain when you have other big ticket items in the same space. 


Another item I'm BEYOND pumped about is the mobile. I swear, this is going to be my favorite part of the entire space. I'm commissioning Andrea from Sheep Creek Needlecraft to create a custom felt mobile of King (our lab) and Lady (our cocker spaniel) that is reminiscent of the mobile seen above. I LOVE the colors and cannot WAIT to see our pups made out of felt! It's a splurge but it's the only thing that will hang above the crib and I see it as a piece of art... so it's totally worth the cash to snag such a beautiful piece. I still need to get on the ball and send Andrea photos of our pups so that she can get started... one of many things to cross off my "to-do" list. 

There are TONS of other items that I'm in love with for this space, and I'll discuss the decisions about each piece as they start to be delivered... 

So- what do you think of my vision for Lochlan's Irish Hunt nursery? I have been so excited to share this plan with all of you, and also nervous-- I can't wait to share the progress with you as we get started on changing the office to our sweet baby's space!

I hope all of you abode lovers have been well, I have missed all of you!

18 comments:

  1. I can not wait to see how this comes together. I am sure it will be amazing!

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  2. Pregnancy brain will go away and be replaced with new baby brain which will have you in a sleep deprived and zombie like state for awhile. I promise you, it will get better. I need you painting again. I want another painting to hang in my house!!!! :-)

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  3. Just lovely!! I'm sad to see the adorable office go, but what is going in its place is EVEN BETTER! My favorite part is DEF that chair!

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  4. Darling, and the fact that you're being forced to do a custom print is actually so much more special!
    Congrats!

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  5. can't wait to see how your nursery turns out! we are currently working on ours too :)

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  6. I know you didn't ask, but that print in a fabric on the drapes along with the wallpaper would be out of this world!

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  7. AAAACK!!! It's going to be amazing!!! Can't wait to see how it progresses :)

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  8. Hi! Love the design for your nursery! So unique & original. How do you create your design boards? What software do you use?
    PS - Congratulations! And you won't go back to your normal after baby is born... you'll be an even better version of yourself!!! A super mommy version!

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  10. Hi lovely lady! The nursery is beautiful, as I expected! The only little piece of mommy advice I would give is to consider a chair that rocks/glides in the space. With both of my boys I have spent hundreds of hours rocking them in that chair. There are some things that only rocking will solve :)! Just my two cents, which you didn't ask for in the first place, but I thought I would throw it out there. Hope you are well...it has been an eternity since I saw you. I am sure you are the cutest pregnant lady around!

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  11. What is the source for the dresser (18 on the design board)? Love your blog and love this design!

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  12. Pregnancy brain will go away and be replaced with new baby brain which will have you in a sleep deprived and zombie like state for awhile. I promise you, it will get better. I need you painting again. I want another painting to hang in my house!!!! :-) bedroom clocks

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  13. Lovely inspirations in here, I hope your doing well. Got my eye on your next posts.

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  14. What an incredible pregnancy brain you have! I mean seriously, to be pregnant and this creative should be a sin. I LOVE the wallpaper. I would see it as a happy accident that Anthropologie has discontinued it. How much more fun will it be to have it personalized with your own pets!? I'm with you on the mobile. It's definitely a piece of art!

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