Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Please VOTE: My Nursery

Hey everyone, I submitted our nursery to the Small Kids, Big Color 2011 Contest on Apartment Therapy's Ohdeedoh site. Here it is...

Felix's Tintin Inspired Nursery 
Small Kids, Big Color Entry #41

Voting will be active 1pm, Dec. 6 - 1pm, Dec. 8. And yes I would love it if you all voted for the nursery! Click here to vote. Thanks so much for your support! xx Danielle

Monday, December 5, 2011

Nursery Complete

Well, as of last week I'm finally finished with the nursery and I couldn't be happier with the outcome...

My good friend, Valeria, made the red poufs for my baby shower decorations and I thought they made a fun splash of color above the crib...

My favorite wall in the room with our vintage French Tintin book cover prints...

I made the banner using copies of Tintin pages and enlarged letters from Tintin covers...

Felix's library - thanks to the generosity of my husband's coworkers and my dear friends...

My second hand lamp with a new coat of color...

An enormous thanks to my husband, Seb, for stencilling the entire room. And a huge thanks to my friend Peter Vanderpoel of Vanderpoel Architecture Photography for taking the gorgeous photos. Now I just can't wait to meet my little guy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Craigslist This Space

December is finally here...I have just a few more weeks or maybe not before sleepless nights, crying and a massive increase of love in my home. Can't wait! Anyway, I thought the image above was one of the most gorgeous winter inspired living rooms I've ever seen. The tone on tone white with splashes of gold give it an ethereal feeling, while still being cozy with the mixture of textures. Because this space is so unattainable right now with a baby on the way, I thought why not dream. So onto Craigslisting this space...

Large White Sofa $50 (a good cleaning should brighten it up)

Scalloped Back $5 (paint legs and arms Benjamin Moore Dove White)

Robert Allen  Sensuede Ii Snow


Reupholster Ottoman in:  White Velvet, Online Fabric Store $25/yd

 Fairvel White Velvet

Coffee Table:  To recreate the coffee table above I would have wood logs cut evenly for the height of a coffee table. Then I would connect them using double sided screws. After everything is tight and level, I would spray paint bright gold and add a round glass top. I have never tried this, but if someone did I would love to know if it worked. 

Spray Paint: Krylon Gold

Candlesticks: (these are so easy to find at second hand stores for next to nothing)


Now onto items that I could NOT find on Craigslist:


 Oversized Cone Drum Shade



ALVINE TRÅD Pair of curtains, white, gray Length: 98 " Width: 57 " Weight: 1 lb 12 oz  Length: 250 cm Width: 145 cm Weight: 0.80 kg

Flokati, Ikea $79.99 x 4 (to make a large rug sew multiples together)

FLOKATI Rug, high pile, white Length: 6 ' 7 " Width: 4 ' 7 " Pile coverage: 2.62 oz/sq ft Pile thickness: 1 ½ "  Length: 200 cm Width: 140 cm Pile coverage: 800 g/m² Pile thickness: 40 mm

Extra Rug:

 Zebra Metallic Stenciled Cowhide Rug


Gilded-Grasscloth Pillow Cover

Detailed View


RENS Sheepskin, white

Alternate View

Wow, sorry for the long post. The room required layering upon layering of texture and I hope I achieved that. This is my ode to a White Holiday!