Sunday, February 1, 2009

Baby Room Ideas

We are trying to finish up some "construction" in the soon to be baby's room so that we can start decorating and putting it all together. I borrowed a great idea from my friend for the art and we are using pages from Catherine Ledner's Animal House framed in a grouping. I am also borrowing an idea from my Celery Kemble's decorating book and painting a Jenny Lind crib (blue or green).

So far those are my only ideas. I am still trying to figure out complete the whole room without making it look like a generic baby room. In searching my library on defunct magazine's and found two cute kids rooms that I like. First is Jennifer Delonge's son's room from the Fall/Winter 2007 InStyle Home magazine. I like that the room is not too kid-ish, but is also not over decorated and is a place for a baby.

Also I have Barrie Benson's son's room pulled open for inspiration. She mixes blues, greens and oranges in a "collected over time" look. I cannot scan this photo since our printer is out of commission but you can in the October 2007 issue of Domino.

My goal is to have all the big elements of the room complete by end of March so I have the last month without that project looming over us.


Something Old~Something New said...

If I may make a suggestion....
An armoire.. As you know they come in such a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors and styles.. I have one in my youngest daughters room.. As a newborn it held her essential items in the drawers and her beautiful baby clothes were neatly hung with pink satin hangers.. She is four now.. the baby clothes are gone but I've replaced them with her dress up costumes, etc.. I also love that if you want to put a cd player or Ipod dock in the room you can hide it in the armoire..
Just a thought.. good luck and I can't wait to see it all come together!

paula said...

i can't wait to see the outcome. love the image you choose though. that room must be huge!

No.35style said...

jenny lind cribs are such a classic. it will look great painted!

Anonymous said...

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ALL THE BEST said...

Just found your lovely blog. I adore the room Barrie designed for her son. She is just the best. I recently interviewed Barrie and she is such a doll.

All the best,