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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!

If you are interested in Professional Interior Design Services, please contact me at hello@whitestonedesigngroup.com.  

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY MY FRIENDS!  HEATHER-SCHERIE

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WHITESTONE OFFICE RE-DESIGN

Growth is such an important part of any small business and we are so happy and excited to see ourselves experiencing some of that growth!  One of the especially FUN part of our progression here at Whitestone Design Group is starting to work on our own re-design project for our office! As interior designers, once we get busy with other people's design work, it can be so easy to lose focus on projects around our own homes, so it's nice to be able to squeeze in some time pointed efforts towards our very own workspace! 

While it is still very much in the beginning stages of design, it has been a blast to start getting things down on paper for what we'd like our office to evolve into.  Our goal is to achieve a clean and approachable space where our clients feel both comfortable and inspired.  We also wanted a good mix of high-low design elements.  Fresh white walls will provide us a space that us a work environment that us allows to see color in all its glory.  Simple lines on furnishings serve as functional elements without being distracting for our clients.  And the graphic rug, inspired art mixed with accessories we love prevents the space from being boring! 

sectional | entertainment unit | rug | chair | accent table | overall paint | accent paint | gold starburst | coffee table | inspiration on our pinterest board

What elements are you loving?  Leave us a comment about things you love in your own workspace! And, if you're needing help with your own workspace, shoot us an email at hello@whitestonedesigngroup.com. 

heather-scherie

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OFFICE DESIGN

Heather-Scherie and I were approached last week by a young tech company located in Bellevue, WA to outfit their new office space. The challenge was....they needed it functioning immediately! If they had their way, they would have wanted it up and running with all the furniture in place the same week we met them, BUT interior design and furnishing any type of office is a little tricky to do when you aren't purchasing it yourself. Since we were on a time crunch, it was very important that we sourced the product from only a few different stores and it all has to product is in stock and ready to ship. With budget, time and space constraints we pulled together a very comprehensive design plan that will be functional and organized for their six employees while also making an impression when meeting with clients! Here is the plan for their "Lounge/Flex Area":

Whitestone Design Group - Modern Office Design Plan
Whitestone Design Group - Modern Office Design Plan

SOURCE LIST: SOURCE LIST:
sofa  /  swivel chairs  /  short coffee table  /  tall coffee table  /  lap top table  /  floor lamps  /  round mirror  /  geometric art  /  coral pillow  /  navy & aqua pillow  /  yellow pillow  /  plaid lumbar pillow  /  area rug  /  tall glass vase  /  short glass vase 

If you're interested in doing an interior design project like this one, please contact us at hello@whitestonedesigngroup.com

 

xx Katie

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