Monday, July 12, 2010

Emma's Nursery

Emma's Nursery

Nursery Sneak Peek

Little Emma's room is finally done (I had posted a nursery sneak peek about a month ago)!!! I have four weeks and four days to go and I'm so glad I got a head start on this big project! My energy levels are now way down and I feel like I'm carrying the world's largest and heaviest watermelon. There's no way I would've been able to paint and decorate in my condition and in this god awful heat.

My legs, ankles and feet are finally starting to swell and so is my face. Oh yes, I definitely have that I'm pregnant and I need to give birth soon or else look. Of course it didn't help that I had family visiting last week and we've been eating non-stop. My mom arrived from California this weekend, she'll be staying until the end of August to help out with Emma.

Emma's Nursery

Emma's Nursery

I had my last baby shower this weekend and I just want to say thank you to my sister Mary Jane (who came all the way up from Texas) for throwing the party and to my sister Cecile (all the way from California) for lending her decorating & games/entertainment expertise! Hillsy and I are very lucky and grateful to have you guys! A special thank you to my cousin Ely for hosting it at her lovely home and of course to all of my aunts and cousins who were able to attend. We played lots of games and ate lots and lots of good Filipino food - I'm still recuperating.

Sources:
Wall color: Glidden Evermore Premium (Satin finish) Stillness 70GG 63 Pure White Base; Prints by Amy Blackwell; Wall embroidery by Lisa of loulouandoscar; Laundry Basket: Round Carry Basket (Steele Canvas Basket Co.); Giant Dwarf stuffed bunny; Sophie the Giraffe; Gulliver Crib, IKEA; Pillows: Ferm Living Elle Elephant, Yellow round Pillow from Urban Outfitters; Tiny Garland on crib (I made); Hanging twig garland (I made); mirror, yard sale find; Faux Sheepskin Cloud Rugs (I made); Stuffed Strawberries (I made); white and red striped Fern Animal by Ashley Anna Brown; Wall Doe Sculpture by Astulabee; Two framed prints by Studio Violet; Aqua & White throw on Heater, Anthropologie; Blue & White striped dress, old navy; "Emma" customized wall decal and grey ribbon decal by Shanna Murray; Chandelier (Pottery Barn Kids)

29 comments:

Adele @ modernemotive said...

Marichelle, it is absolutely beautiful. Such a calming space. You can feel the love with every detail.

Can't wait to see Emma. She's one lucky girl.

Ez said...

Ohhh...it turned out so incredibly gorgeous Marichelle! Of course I'd expect no less from you, but still...wow, I'm blown away! Emma is going to love love love spending time in there with you guys! What a wonderful gift you've created for her! xo Ez

yours truly said...

It's absolutely stunning! One of the neatest nurseries I've ever seen. Congrats and good luck with her arrival!

shanna murray said...

Such an honor to be included, thanks Marichelle!
It's really a stunning space, so sweet & cozy and full of light!

kayswigz118 said...

Emma's lucky to have you as her mom!!! So pretty & serene for baby Emma!!!! Can't wait to meet her. Don't forget to post more pics...congrats again & good luck Marichelle :) - Karina

Amie said...

It's beautiful! Little Emma is so lucky. My sister-in-lawish (long story) didn't have the room done until after the baby was born...we thought she was crazy!! I am definitely a planner like you, so mine will probably be done months in advance as well.

It looks great! I especially love the baby bunting around her crib :)

Zandra said...

So beautiful!!! Now where's Emma??...we are all waiting impatiently :)

Marichelle said...

Thanks you guys!! Time is ticking soooo sloooowly these days...

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Aww, Emma's nursery turned out just dreamy! I love all the little details, like the closeup of the crib garland. So precious.

Vana said...

Absolutely stunning Marichelle! The white and pail blue are my favorite colors. I used the same tones on my new studio.
http://www.lepapierstudioblog.com/2010/07/new-studio-tour.html

xoxo

V

Susy said...

it looks lovely. i really like your decision to put the crib right in front of the window. i never would have thought to do that... it is really a nice touch. and nice to think that emma will be able to look up at the sky when she wakes up! love, sus

She Can't Decide said...

it is really, really beautiful, peaceful and serene! Enjoy spending time in there with your new little one!

adorninc said...

This is such a darling space! What a lucky girl Emma will be!

fabienne said...

so beautiful..... am sooooo late.....

Kristina said...

Love, love, love this peaceful and calm nursery. I may steal your paint color - it may be exactly what I've been looking for. I was bouncing between a light blue or a light gray, and have to run it by hubby first.

I have 5 months left, or so, and have done NOTHING. I need to get busy, and fast!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

ya!!!!!! i love it--the wall color is so serene and it's all so pretty! you are so talented lady and little emma will enoy it so much..what a lucky little spud she'll be!

Leezy said...

This is such a beautiful room! I love the way you have used a pale blue for your little girl rather than over dosing her in pink. An amazing space :)

Kristina said...

I have a question: which of your photos of the room shows the truest version of your wall color? Some pictures look more gray, some more blue, and one or two with a touch of green. I like them all, but which is the best representation?

Also, how big is that room? It looks tiny!

Marichelle said...

Thanks everyone!

Fabienne, you have plenty of time!
Kristina: I'm not really sure of the exact dimensions. I was able to fit the crib, glider + ottoman, side table and dresser/changer so I suppose it's big enough. As for the paint color - believe it or not the color does transform into all of the different shades you see in the pictures. It really depends on the time of day and whether or not I have the chandelier on (which casts an extra layer of yellow). In natural light during the morning it's more like to top picture (right) - this room gets tons of light in the morning so it's really bright in there. During the afternoon it looks a bit more green (2nd set of photos, where you see half the crib and the prints on the wall), the walls look more grey like in the picture of the laundry basket during the day when the sun isn't directly shining in the room. I recommend buying a little tester pot and giving it a try in your room before painting the entire space. Hope that helps!

Kristina said...

Thanks so much for answering my questions. I will definitely buy a small bit of it to try it out (along with a bajillion other shades that I've fallen in love with - all neutral types of colors). Thanks!

cindy said...

emma's room is so soft and soothing and filled with wonderful treasures, but the best is yet to come when she comes home. hope you all spend many happy hours in her sweet room.

b a i l e y d o e s n ' t b a r k said...

amazing marichelle!!!

olivia rae said...

wow - you did an absolutely amazing job with this. it is so beautiful and soothing, i'm bookmarking this for inspiration when i have a baby. xox

Paige said...

The nursery is BEAUTIFUL. Truly, amazing.

And... I tried really, really hard not to leave this next comment.... but several hours later it was still bugging me, so I had to come back. Forgive me in advance?

The crib garland is darling... but it is really freaking me out! And granted, my son is 18 months, and totally mobile, but I know he would have it wrapped around his neck in less than 4 seconds. So... yes, it is darling, but by the time little Emma is moving around/rolling, you may want to relocate it to somewhere out of her reach.

Ok... overprotective/bossy/unwanted advice moment over. Forgive me?

modbean said...

Beautiful nursery! It's feminine without being too girly, girly. I love the elements you made yourself, especially the tiny garland. Great job.

Marichelle said...

Hi Paige! Thank you so much for your nice comment. AND no forgiveness necessary - I actually wrote a little caveat on my original post (http://lifeflix.blogspot.com/2010/06/for-our-little-emma.html) stating that I'm well aware of the dangers and will definitely be removing all items on/near the crib! So no worries! I'm with you on that one!

Thanks RJ, Olivia and modbean!

Isabel said...

It´s a really calm and beautiful room. Congratulations for the new life!

Baby Lifestyles said...

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Baby Lifestyles said...

Hi Marichelle,
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