Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
When I found out I was having a girl... you can only begin to imagine my excitement. I would have my boy and now my girl, how perfect! Then my mind started going in a million directions as to what I would do for the nursery.
Would I go with a theme (nah, seeing nursery themes are too babyish for my liking) or just a great color combo. Then I remembered I had purchased a pair of Handmade Joyfolie shoes and that sparked great color combos and ideas. I have to admit I did go back and forth on the color combo, and even one month before we started working on the nursery I dropped my original color combo of Coral, Mint, Pink, Gray, Navy and went towards Coral, Mint, Blush Pink and Gold.
My talented designer friend, Genevieve Ghaleb wanted to participate in making my dream baby girl nursery come true, and with her great design flare combined with my DIY ideas, I don't think we could have been a better "design" match.
But then came the "crazy ideas" according to my husband. The first one... "We should paint the wood floors!" This one was a tough one for him to swallow and he literally tried to make me change my mind a good 200 times, but when I told him it was what I wanted and there were no way I'd change my mind (blamed it on the pregnancy hormones)... he just followed along (and boy was I hoping it would look fabulous, otherwise I would have to live it down for the next 25 years!) The floors, as my friend Gen tried to explain to him, was the core to the nursery... I wanted to do something you didn't really see in nurseries and painted floors was just that. I don't think they could have been more perfect! The perfect shade of mint with some white and coral stripes.
Seeing as the shoes were an important element to the room design, I wanted to make sure to highlight them and what better way than to frame them on the wall. I purchased some small frames at a thrift store, painted them gold and framed the fabric found in the crib and a quote I found to fit perfectly: "Cinderella is proof that a pair of shoes can change your life"
The total nursery cost ($1,061) was a little over budget (I was aiming for $750) but considering everything we've done, I have no regrets!
Thanks Kelly! Readers, see more of Sienna's room as well as a resource list at Blush Ink.
(Images: Anne-Emilie Sayegh)