the magenta room that Luciana decorated for her first baby, Julia, then we got to know her better when she became a part of our Big Blog Family with Colagem, where Luciana shares her adventures as a Brazilian expat living in the longhorn state. Like Julia before him, Eric will reap the benefits of a loving mom whose great attention to detail is matched only by her fun and fearless DIY spirit (she learned how to sew expressly to decorate this room with the fabrics she designed herself). Luciana was nice enough to share her sources, process and choices with us. What are your favorite elements of the room? I had lots of ideas for his nursery that I had been collecting since I designed Julia's room four years ago. I knew I wanted gray and yellow to be the main colors - at this point I confess I am tired of seeing gray and yellow nurseries, this was definitely the year of gray and yellow! Anyway, I didn't really find bedding the way I wanted in these colors, so I decided to design the fabric myself (I printed everything using Spoonflower). I also set out to sew everything - I took sewing classes in July to learn how to sew for this project. I figured if I couldn't do it I would find a seamstress on Etsy to do it for me, but it turned out OK! What was the greatest decorating challenge? This used to be a guest bedroom, so we started out taking the room apart, then tearing the carpet out and had wood floors put in, and the closet door and frame were replaced by a bigger/folding door to maximize the space (about 20 inches or so of closet space were hidden behind a wall, thanks to the not-so-smart builder). That way we could fit the closet organizer in there, we used the IKEA Pax. Next we painted the room, and for the stripes we tested this wonderful product called Tape Seal which made possible to have straight, perfect lines on a textured wall. I highly recommend it! Too bad we didn't discover this product when we painted other rooms in the house...The colors are from Sherwin-Williams, Uncertain Gray, Daisy and Fun Yellow. We all painted a bit - including Julia.
Sherwin-Williams Uncertain Gray, Daisy & Fun Yellow • Textiles: Fabrics designed by me and printed by Spoonflower in Organic Cotton Sateen (for the crib set and changing pad cover) & Upholstery Cotton Twill (curtains). I did the sewing as well • Wall art: designed by me. • Crib and Dresser: Oeuf Classic (from Julia's room) • Side table and shelves: IKEA Lack coffee table & IKEA Lack wall shelf • Glider: Monte Design Luca Glider in Charcoal-White • Pouf: Tazi Design Moroccan Pouf Yellow • Rug: I got it from FLOR, the style is the Rake Me Over in Yellow, Titanium, Fog & Cloud • Closet: IKEA Pax • Ceiling Fan: Casa Vieja Compass
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