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NURSERY DETAILS | SOURCE GUIDE

After the rush of the One Room Challenge, this girl needed a bit of a break.  But, I'm back!  And I wanted to share all the sources for the Pacific Northwest Nursery as the space wouldn't have been nearly as successful without all the wonderful people and vendors that helped me out in a six week time crunch! 

The cutest!!!  I can't wait to get our tiny new soul into this onesie

The cutest!!!  I can't wait to get our tiny new soul into this onesie

1. Nice To Meet You Onesies - The Oyster's Pearl -   I ordered it from their Etsy shop.  It was a quick turn around and the quality is just lovely! 

2. Washington State Teether - Little Spalding Toys - I am so happy with this purchase!!  This might end up being a go-to purchase for all my friends and clients having babies.  They have tons of other adorable toys too. 

3. Wood and Crochet Pacifier Clip - Vikas Creations Shop - Now, in all actuality, my first born refused a pacifier.  But, I'm praying that I don't have that issue with baby number two!  This clip is so my style with the cool combo of crochet and birch wood beads. 

4. Grey Moccasins - Freshly Picked - I bought two pairs for Baby P and can't say enough good things about the quality and comfort Freshly Picked offers.  I couldn't pass up a tiny pair for the impending newborn! 

5. Wooden Blocks - Amazon - Really happy with the quality and I love that they have a modern vibe.  

I love everything about this image!!  The drapes turned out gorgeous and serve as the PERFECT backdrop to this mobile. 

I love everything about this image!!  The drapes turned out gorgeous and serve as the PERFECT backdrop to this mobile. 

6. Felt and Wood Mobile - Sproutling Co. - The owner of this shop was sooooo sweet and accommodating!  She was excellent at letting me know when to expect my order and I have nothing but excellent things to say about the quality.  It does come with a short attachment piece, but I kind of loved that I was able to add my own special touch by creating a longer cord from the ceiling by hand.  In my opinion, the price for the quality is exceptional! 

7. Emerald Drapery Panels - Whitestone Design Group - I'm so excited to share that Whitestone with soon be launching its shop!  These drapery panels will be available in 3 lengths in 5 color ways!  We designed the fabric and hand selected the colors that we feel are both timeless and on trend.  

8. Prayer Beads - Whitestone Design Group - Another available product coming to Whitestone Design Group!  You'll be able to snag these custom designed birch bead prayer beads with handmade cotton tassels in 3 lengths! 

Couldn't be happier!!  

Couldn't be happier!!  

9. Brass Chandelier - Mod Creation Studio - I cannot believe I got such a high quality piece for such a great price!  I get so many compliments on this light fixture.  My favorite part about this piece is that I actually replaced a HORRIBLE boob light with this fixture.  It was awesome to be able to purchase this with a small drop in order to make it work in a bedroom with standard ceilings and not fear it would hit someone in the head! Major win. 

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10. Natural Crib - Ikea - Clean and simple.  It fit my vision perfectly and I was able to get it quickly.

11. Tassle Blanket - Opalhouse for Target - Soft and lovely.  

12. Leather Pouf - Sousou Design - I was really picky about color when looking for this ottoman/pouf.  The quality is great and it came stuffed, which I was really happy about.  I needed quick and efficient! 

13. White Rocking Chair - AllModern - really happy with the quality and I don't have to worry about child number 1 completely wrecking it! 

14. Faux Fur Pillow - World Market - I wanted some great texture and this pillow delivers!  World Market is such a great spot for quick pick items. 

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15. Custom Painting - This painting will soon be available via Whitestone Design Group in three sizes.  It's stunning and I love that it was hand done by a local artist that we'll be partnering with.  For more information please contact us at hello@whitestonedesigngroup.com. 

16. Natural Daybed - CB2 - it's best selling feature is that it becomes a queen size bed! 

17. Jute-Sisal Rug - RugsUSA - So soft to the touch!  I'm so happy with the quality with this rug and would order it 10 times over. 

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18. Homegrown Onesie - Mini and Meep - I mean... This onesie couldn't have been more perfect for this nursery if it tried.  And, it's organic! 

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19. A B to Jay Z Book - The Little Homie - cutest. book. ever!!  This child of the 80s/90s LOVES it!

20. Buffalo Print - Target - framed and all... Can't beat the price.  

Although this nursery didn't take first place in this years One Room Challenge, I can't complain.  The nursery that did win was absolutely adorable and I still love my space SOOOO much!  Now, it's time to sit back and welcome baby number two to their new bedroom! 

Thank you again to all the vendors that bent over backwards to help me get this space together.  And thank you to the magical Wynne of Whearlephotography for taking such beautiful images of my work. 

- Happy Designing - 

heather scherie of Whitestone Design Group

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST NURSERY | ONE ROOM CHALLENGE REVEAL

Today feels like Christmas!!  The nursery is complete and it’s finally time for the big REVEAL!   I can’t believe that six short weeks ago, I decided to get on board with the One Room Challenge with the suggestion of a dear friend.   I really can’t believe that I DID this in six short weeks!  But, it happened and now there is a beautiful, sweet nursery to show for it.   This space is so personal to me…  I put my heart and soul into this room.  Truly a labor of love as I was painting the trim in this room the night before shoot and reveal day!  In the end, it was completely worth every second of time that we put into this nursery and am truly grateful to everyone that had a hand in making my vision come to it’s full potential.

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If you've popped over onto this post from the One Room Challenge site, Welcome!  I'm so glad you're here!  I'm a professional Interior Designer and Blogger in the Greater Seattle area with a high focus on Commercial Interior Design, Residential Remodels and my team and I specialize in Remote Design Projects all over the world!  This is my first time as a participant in the One Room Challenge and although it's been taxing, I've genuinely enjoyed every second of it. - heather scherie

Looking back at where this all began, the room was where clothes no longer worn went to die, baby items we weren’t ready to get rid of "just in case we decided to have another child" got stored away, and our sweet Rhodesian Ridgeback had the joy of having the biggest “dog bed” in the world.   We basically moved in 10 months ago, got it to habitable spot and really never stepped foot in it again.  And although we knew once we did find out we were having child number two that this room would need to become that child’s bedroom, had it not been for the One Room Challenge, it may have stayed just as uninspired for at least a few more weeks!  So, here it is in all its glory. The before and the after. 

BEFORE

Whitestone Design Group - Before - Pacific Northwest Nursery

AFTER

Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL

I feel like I had SUCH a clear vision from the beginning of what I wanted to accomplish in this baby space. It's fun to reference back to the Design Inspiration Board and see the path from start to finish really never wavered.  It feels organic, minimal, and that Pacific Northwest palette really shines through! 

Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge | Inspiration Board

If you've missed any of what's lead me up to this point, you can catch up week to week below: 

week 1 | week 2 | week 3 | week 4 | week 5

Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL
Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL
Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL
Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL
Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL

I have so many favorite details on this project.  The drapery panels and the crib bumpers turned just the way I imagined them.  I still can’t believe that I actually whipped out the dusty sewing machine and fabricated them!  It’s been so long since I actually worked on my own soft goods… It’s even crazier that I remembered how to do it!  Well, in perfect transparency, I did have to reach out to my mother for a little guidance, but that’s what moms are for, right?

Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL
Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL

The artwork blows me away!  I can’t wait to get a float frame on this piece, but I wasn’t able to fit that into my timeline for this challenge.  I absolutely love working with talented, local artists.  For this particular piece, I worked with a great friend, Wynne Earle, who is one of the most talented artists I know.  I talked through the overall feel of the nursery and shared some photographs of images I was inspired by and THIS beauty is what she came up with!  I’m so particular about art.  Picky is actually an understatement.  But, this is what commissioning a piece of art specifically for your space gets you!

Acrylic wash on canvas

Acrylic wash on canvas

BEFORE

Whitestone Design Group - Pacific Northwest Nursery - Before

AFTER

Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL

If I had to pick one last detail to fave from this project, it would have to be the semi-custom dresser that my husband and I built.  I had an idea in my head and when I see the final product, I feel like he and I nailed it!  I wanted simple, clean and highly functional.  This dresser doesn’t disappoint!  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not perfect, but it feels like a piece that’s all our own made with our own four hands.  Six, if you count our toddlers sweet efforts to help!

BEFORE

Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery - Before

AFTER

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Here are some detail shots I just can't get enough of! 

Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL
Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL
Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL
Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL
Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL
Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL

For anyone who's concerned about where the Ridgeback, Miss Makeena, wound up laying her head... 

No need to worry!  The princess is VERY happy in her new bed. 

Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge REVEAL

I owe a HUGE “thank you” to Wynne of WHEarlePhotography.  When the daybed, which was a huge solution to one of the initial challenges of the entire project, was massively delayed, I gave her a call to see if she could work with the time adjustment.  Although I knew I was going to be asking A LOT!!  She happily said that we would make it work.  As promised, she came out the day of delivery, photographed this incredible shot list, and turned the images around the very next day for me! It was fascinating watching her edit and seeing just how much goes into each image! I owe her sooooooo much and couldn’t have done this without her.  I may have had a six week challenge, but this brave woman gave herself a 24 hour challenge.   Bona fide - rock star. 

Another huge “thank you” is owed to my lovely husband, who looked at me a little sideways when I suggested that I join this challenge, but smiled and said okay anyway.  He got on board with all my ideas and supported my vision even though he couldn’t clearly see it until the end.  He did so much of the heavy lifting for this girl and I am beyond grateful.  

Thank you so much to all of the vendors who agreed to work with my crazy deadline and shipped so many of the adorable things you see here far quicker than their promise dates.  Next week, I will be sharing all of the sources for the details and products that were used on this project.  So, if you’ve got your eyes on something here, I can’t say enough wonderful things about everyone that I purchased items from. 

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Most importantly, thank you to those behind the scenes of the One Room Challenge.  This platform gives so many talented Designers and Bloggers the opportunity to put their very best skills to the test.  It's been such a fabulous experience and I have relished in the opportunity to remotely meet some seriously talented individuals that I fully intend on developing further relationships with.   I am so, so, SO impressed with the reveals from both the Featured Designers and Guest Participants.  PLEASE don't miss the opportunity to check in on some sensational before and after projects.  Click here to see all of the submissions. Thank you to Linda from Calling it Home and the partnership with House Beautiful for making this possible. 

Lastly, thank you to you.  My readers, followers, supporters and clients.  Without you all, there would be no me as a Designer.  

- Happy Designing - 

heather scherie of Whitestone Design Group

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST NURSERY | ONE ROOM CHALLENGE - WEEK 5

One.  Week.  Left.  I can't believe what a wild ride these past five weeks has been.  I can't believe I've made it?!  I can't believe that next week, it'll all be over and the space will be complete?!  Of all of the weeks, I can say without hesitation that this past week has been the most demanding.  Painting, drilling, coordinating, and making last minute judgement calls has been what this week has been made of.  But, as this challenge is coming to it's close, I feel the sense of relief starting to seep in that makes every, single design project worth it. 

Along with getting everything in place for this awesome One Room Challenge, this mama is busy getting everything ready in our home to welcome this new babe! 

Along with getting everything in place for this awesome One Room Challenge, this mama is busy getting everything ready in our home to welcome this new babe! 

No lies, I'm completely and totally exhausted!!  I have had multiple nights this past week wondering, "What the hell where you thinking?!  I mean, you're 80 thousand months pregnant for God's sake and your toddler has never been busier!"  However, I just took the time to check some items off of last weeks list and that at least makes me feel a bit better.  If you're just checking in for the first time this week, you can view the previous post in relation to the One Room Challenge below: 

week 1 | week 2 | week 3 | week 4

Whitestone Design Group | Pacific Northwest Nursery | One Room Challenge - WK 5 Checklist

Receiving the custom designed fabric was one of the biggest highlights of my week!  Having a fabric line for Whitestone Design Group has been a DREAM of mine for years...  Seeing it come to fruition has been beyond rewarding and the excitement of seeing the soft goods in place is keeping me motivated.  

The other HUGE win this week was wrapping up the DIY Dresser that we are using as storage and the changing table.  THAT was a labor of love... When I originally drafted up my design plans for my intentions with the old dresser, I thought that the construction would be a piece of cake.  Lies... all lies.  It took quite a bit longer than I expected and I got a few more splinters than I was planning on.  However, I am really, truly happy with how its come together and I look forward to putting a Designer DIY post together once this challenge has concluded to share how we made it happen. 

The sad news...  I had to cancel the daybed.  After weeks of delay, I finally called and cancelled.  As Designers, we always have to have backup plans.  I really loved the Lubi Daybed by CB2 because of it's size and color, but a six week timeline is no joke and as Tim Gunn of Project Runway says, I had to "make it work!"  So, "bye bye" beautiful grey daybed and "Hello" natural linen!  

Out with the Old

Out with the Old

And in with the NEW!!! 

And in with the NEW!!! 

WHAT'S NEXT

So, as you can see on the list above, there are some big items left to complete.  We were able to put the new trim and baseboards in, but I fear that there just won't be enough time to wallpaper the closet.  None-the-less, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I am excited to share how this gender neutral nursery comes together next week with you all!  

This week, I'll be finishing up all the soft goods for the space, pillows, draperies, etc.  I'll be finishing up my little crafting projects which you can see more of on my Instagram Stories ORC Highlights.  I'll be patiently waiting for the remaining furniture pieces to arrive as well as the commissioned art (eeeeek! I can't wait).  And last, but not least, I'll be starting to fill the room with all the tiny, little things it takes to take care of the new babe!  

Here are a few teaser images to get you through to next week.  As always, thank you SO much for following my journey.  Having babies is such a special time in life and getting to be involved with this One Room Challenge in the midst of it all has been more fun than it has been stressful for sure. What a ride!!!  Make sure to check in to see what the others are doing here.  I'm in AWE of some of the rooms that these talented Designers are pulling off in just 6 week! 

See you next week! 

- Happy Designing -

heather scherie of Whitestone Design Group

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST NURSERY | "ONE ROOM CHALLENGE" - WEEK 2

I have to admit, the last time that I did a design plan in this type of time crunch, was back in college!  This week has been a whirlwind.  Planning alone is always fun and a little bit of a challenge, but finding myself needing to make design decisions also based on timelines and product availability is something that I haven't had to do in a LONG time!  However, the inspiration has been flowing and I'm completely in love with the direction this sweet little nursery is heading in. 

Inspiration Board

Inspiration Board

THE CONCEPT

I moved to the Greater Seattle Area in late 2012.  I've been in love with the great outdoors here ever since.  This area offers SO much hiking, fishing, camping, and so much more.  People chat about the rain a lot, but the continuous mist that sticks around through the winter certainly makes for one of the most beautiful color palette I've ever called "home."  So, what better inspiration can I pull from than that of my own backyard?!  

This is the view we have from our local park! Lucky us! 

This is the view we have from our local park! Lucky us! 

My personal design aesthetic is very clean, straight-forward, and highly functional.  I'm attracted to Scandinavian inspired spaces for their minimalistic feel.  I also LOVE bright, white, cheery spaces.  Living here in the PNW, I've also developed a strong love for gorgeous, natural wood elements, which is why they show up so frequently in nearly all of my client projects!  I'd like to incorporate a "natural" feel to the space while still having an element of sophistication as well.  Here are a few examples of some spaces that reflect my personal aesthetic. 

1. Whitestone Stone Design - Gender Neutral Nursery

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2. A House in the Hills - Mateo's Nursery

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3. Jaimee and David Morse - Nursery

Whitestone Design Group | One Room Challenge - Inspo

4. Akin Design Studio - White and Green Nursery

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WHAT'S NEXT

Over the next week, I'll be firming up the last bit of the design plan in order to make sure that all the components I'm wanting in the nursery will fit.  In addition, wrapping up the final details of the purchasing plan and verifying that all the elements are available by the deadline.  You can tune in next Thursday to see the final design plan before I move into purchasing and implanting the design!  

Thank you so much for all of you that are coming along this journey with me!  Your support means the world. 

- Happy Designing -

heather-scherie of Whitestone Design Group

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Be sure to check out what's going on with all of the Designers and Participants this week here

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Do Not Feed the Bears | Baby Shower

When my husband and I found out our dear friends were pregnant with their first child, I couldn't have been more excited for them!  And quite frankly, we are just as excited that our children will be so close in age that they will grow up together! Best friends in the making.  I was so happy when she said yes to letting me throw a shower for her.  Best part, they aren't revealing the sex of the baby!  So, it was time to get creative with the gender neutral theme.  

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Because we all love the outdoors and do at least one annual camping trip a year, it seemed like the perfect fit!  And hey, my sweet tooth is always up for a delicious s'mores treat!  I'm looking  forward to doing our first camping trip as a group of six!

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Pulling it all together was easy once I became fixated on making a buffalo check bunting banner.   Things seemed to naturally evolve after that.  I warn you though... Set aside enough time for such a task...  I got more than I bargained for! 

WHITESTONE DESIGN GROUP | BLOG | GENDER NEUTRAL BABY SHOWER

The tent was a huge hit!  My dog wanted to make it her home, but we sent it home with the parents to be for their newest addition to enjoy when they're older. 

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The table came together quite easily.  I repurposed the wood from a prior event, gather the rocks from my yard, filled in some space with some live plants and topped it off with some tasty treats! 

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The s'mores bar outside was a huge hit with the kids! 

WHITESTONE DESIGN GROUP | BLOG | GENDER NEUTRAL BABY SHOWER

Gifts for the new parents! 

The favors turned out so cute! 

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I am so pleased that the party was a great success!  We were thrilled to host our friends and their loved ones, and celebrate this extremely exciting time in their lives!  We couldn't be happier for their new family and can't wait to plot future camping adventures!

Congrats Ryan and Brynn! 

We love you and can't wait to meet your cuddly bundle of joy - xoxo

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A huge "thank you" to Wynne of  W H Earle Photography for the fantastic photos!!

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MISSION TO MINIMALISM | WEEK 2

"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you'll ever have." - Eckhart Tolle 

with my family and friends in Whistler, BC

Week two of this journey was slightly delayed...  It was a much bigger commitment than one week would allow and much harder than I thought it would be.  I have come to terms that I am not, in fact, Wonder Woman.  I have spent the first few months of motherhood trying to have it all and, quite honestly, it sucks.  

The pressures on the modern woman are written about all the time.  I don't need to reiterate them. But, figuring out how to be a perfect mother, perfect wife, perfect business owner, perfect friend, and perfect member of society just isn't going to happen for me.  I care so much about all of it, but recognize that I have been spreading myself too thin.  So, in effort to really tackle this minimalism thing holistically, I took some time to practice "presence" over a period of the last ten days.  

When I was with my little one, I was thinking about work.  When I was working, I was thinking about him.  I would lay in bed at night wondering if I was giving my husband enough attention.  I would see social media post written by my dearest friends and feel guilty that I hadn't seen or reached out to them in weeks.  I was getting to a place where I was feeling overwhelmed by every single step I took.  Who can live like that?  I decided, not me.  Do I want to be an outstanding mother?  Hell yes!  Do I want to be a loving wife?  Damn straight.  Do I want to be an excellent Interior Designer?  You bet your ass I do!  So, I've been practicing doing just that.  Each one.  At their given and designated times.  

The transition has been interesting.  Focusing on being mentally present with each task or encounter that I'm having, it definitely doesn't come natural to me... My brain certainly wants to run 8 million miles a minute, but I owe it to myself to minimize distraction and be focused on who I'm with or what I'm doing.  Minimizing my home and surroundings is all for nothing if I can't minimize my mind for the better.  

For example, the early morning when my son first wakes up, is when he is at is absolute sweetest.  He coo's and smiles and flails his tiny chubby arms around making me fall in love with him a little more each day.  As a bonus, he thinks I am the most hilarious person on the planet in that hour and a half I get with him.  I caught myself in the early weeks of his life checking my email, rushing to get my social media posts for work taken care of and jumping in to get myself a shower in those precious 90 minutes.  Over the past ten days, absolutely not.  There is no phone call more important.  There isn't a news blast that can't wait.  And the shower will certainly be there when he has gone down for a nap.  

This will obviously be an ongoing challenge for me.  I will slip up and have to refocus myself.  But, the days where I have managed to be mindful of what I'm doing or who I'm with, I've never felt happier.  Being present has allowed me to actually feel like I've accomplished something instead of feeling like I'm accomplishing half of a lot of things.  

When was the last time you had dinner with a girlfriend and didn't have your phone on the table?  When was the last time you chatted with your partner for a full hour without checking sports highlights or making sure that your favorite show was recording?  It's not easy, but I promise you, its worth it even if you just make the effort once in a while.  

Happy Designing

heather-scherie

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NURSERY REVEAL

Although my passion for Interior Design is wrapped up in construction and remodels, this particular design plan is most certainly the closest project to my heart to date.  I am so excited to announce that my wonderful husband and I are expecting a baby late this spring!  I knew when we got married that we would eventually want to start a family, but nothing in this world could have prepared me for how much more I would fall in love with him when we discovered that we were pregnant.  Now we find ourselves in this excruciating waiting period for our little bundle to arrive...  Our bedside tables are piled with baby books, our date night conversations are suddenly filled with name options for our little nugget, and our newest project at home is complete... THE NURSERY!! 

Yes, we are that couple that has chosen to wait until our delivery day to find our the gender of our baby.  I know that it is really challenging for my husband, especially when we have our doctors appointments!  But, for me, I didn't care whether we had a boy or a girl and therefore, didn't see a reason to find out the sex.  When it came to doing the nursery it did provide some challenges.  I found that so many of the adorable things out there for children have become so gender specific.  However, I throughly enjoyed the challenge and I'm so in love with the outcome. 

I DID have to give up my closet to do this room... Yep, I was that girl that had an entire bedroom devoted to fashion, but seeing as how this room is directly next to the master bedroom, it only made sense.  The sacrifices we make for our children!  

I owe a very special thank you to my dear friend Heather Roddy of Valzora Bell.  I use her pretty much exclusively for nearly all of my projects that require a custom touch with softgoods such as window treatments and pillows.  Naturally, she was my go-to on my own project too and she worked diligently with me to get all the details just right for my perfectionist mind!  We added this adorable felt, fuzzy ball detail to the lead edge of the curtains to make them a bit more special.  And the bumper was made to fit this crib specifically!  That's the beauty of going custom on your details! 

Here are some of the details that make me fall in love with this space every time I sit in it.  I'm assuming that I may be spending a lot of time "sitting" in this room, so it's a good thing I'm particularly fond of it!  Perhaps the baby will be partial to adorable details :-) 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and take a peek at what's in store for my life!  I'm so passionate about baby spaces and if you'd like to see more of how I came to all my design decisions for our nursery, check out my family | manzer babe Pinterest Page!  It can be so challenging to wade through the endless options of ideas for nurseries, so if you find yourself or a loved one needing a little help with that special place in the home, feel free to email me at hello@whitestonedesigngroup.com.  

All photos taken by Wynne H Earle of WH Earle Photography

For more images of this gender neutral nursery, please view Bellevue Nursery on our Gallery Page.

Thanks again and Happy Designing!

heather-scherie

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GENDER NEUTRAL NURSERY

A NIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR OR A PRETTY, PRETTY PRINCESS? 

I LOVE baby spaces!  I also love a challenge...  So, designing a nursery in which the gender of the new baby is unknown creates such a fun opportunity for me to push myself! It can become such overkill to do the predictable pink nursery for a little girl and the typical blue nursery for a boy time and time again. Time to get creative!

My personal design style is tailored, but soft and inviting, which I was really able to apply to this particular room.  It goes without saying that it's so important in a gender neutral nursery to strike a good balance between masculine and feminine.  I used heathered wool drapes and the bold accent color of black to give the space that "menswear" look I'm so fond of.  I threw in softer elements such as the adorable Norwegian rocking sheep and the sheepskin rug to pack a punch of that softness  I wanted to accomplish. 

"Themes" aren't really my thing, but while browsing the Land Of Nod, I came across a changing pad cover that was just too irresistible to pass up!  It was covered in the most adorable little tan sheep, making me have one of those swooning "awwww" moments.  It was certainly the right color palette to work for this baby space. Paired with a few sweet sheep art prints I found on Etsy, it was just enough without feeling like I was throwing sheep around everywhere!  I needed to find balance between the organic and earthy feel of the sheep, so I mixed in strong geometric prints with a large area rug and designed custom crib bumpers with a strong Nate Berkus fabric that I couldn't be happier with!

With the defining design elements established, I was now free to fill in the blanks on all the important, functional pieces.  A gorgeous crib, a ridiculously comfortable rocking chair, plenty of storage, and great lighting.  Lastly, it just wouldn't feel like a space that I designed without mixing some metals, so you better believe I found all kinds of wonderful accessories to put the finishing touches on this adorable nursery! 

Naturally, once the little bundle of joy arrives, we'll be able to add some touches of that are more indicative of a sweet baby girl or a handsome baby boy!  I've included some images and links below for some of the fun ways to personalize it come June! 

I can't wait to share the pictures with everyone of how this Gender Neutral Nursery came together.  This has truly been one of my favorite projects to work on to date!  Check out additional baby spaces I can't get enough of on my Baby Spaces Pinterest Page!

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THANKS FOR STOPPING BY MY FRIENDS!  HEATHER-SCHERIE

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