Friday, December 14, 2012

[Little Room Re-Do] Inspiration: Part Duex



While I am so sentimental about leaving Ashlynn's nursery behind, my special pregnancy project that kept me sane and oh so excited for her arrival, I can't wait to be in a new house.  While the majority of the new house needs some updating, the first room to get down to business will be hers!

Instead of recreating the exact same space, I'd like to change it up without having to design a completely different room.  Clearly, we aren't buying any new furniture and I don't even want to buy any new decorative pieces (though I'm sure I'll find an excuse to throw in something new here and there).  So I'm working almost strictly with what we got to come up with a new vibe.

What's the one thing that can totally change any room?


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I'm hoping to go from an unexpected, modern, and playful space to a space still modern (due to furniture styles) and playful (due to art) but with a bit more vintage and serene feel.   The current nursery dueled as a playroom and looked the part, since we'll have a dedicated toy and play space in the house, I want the bedroom to be a bit more calm.   Clearly the swatch switcheroo above doesn't look all that different, but I'm looking for this sort of change.


I'm still not a 100% the direction I'll head once everything is in the room and I can unpack, but clearly this is the starting point.  Before the slate blue was the primary color, yellow and coral secondary and the seafoam green the accent color.  This time I'm flipping it so the dark slate is the accent and the breezy seafoam the star.


You might remember I started the first Little Room with this as my inspiration board.



I'm now going with some of this to get my wheels turning!



If you had to re-do a favorite space in your house, would keep things the same or try something new?
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15 comments:

  1. So exciting! Can't wait to see the updated space in your NEW house!! :)

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    1. Thanks Natasha! I can't wait to get started :)

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  2. Love your idea of making it feel serene and vintage! Can't wait to see her new nursery and the rest of the house too!

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    1. I think it'll be a lot of fun to re-do the room with the same things, but go for a new feel... hopefully it works!

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  3. Super cute! I'm already thinking about the nursery for baby number two... Scary I know. I'm not ready for the baby but I'm ready forthe nursery...

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    1. It's so much fun. I feel lucky I get to do another nursery so soon and then of course a big girl room someday :)

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  4. Hi! Long time reader, but first time commenting. I just had a baby in September so it's neat seeing what has worked for you and what hasn't. This is totally unrelated to this post but since it's the most recent, I'll comment here! We haven't officially diagnosed MSPI, but due to some symptoms, I decided to cut dairy out of my diet. I had some spurts of dairy-free here and there beginning in early November, but I've been totally dairy-free since the day after Thanksgiving (unless it snuck in somehow, which I'm always really concerned about). Pardon me for not knowing if you celebrate Christmas, but if you do, what menu are you planning? My in-laws will be visiting our house this year and I feel as though everything they like has dairy (mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, etc.). I need some tasty ideas so they will enjoy the food as much as they usually do. By the way, do you use EarthBalance non-dairy/non-soy buttery spread? I haven't cut soy out so I've been using the normal organic spread, but was thinking about switching to the non-soy one. Sorry for this long post, but you seem to have some good recipes, so I just thought I'd ask!

    We also went with gray for our nursery, but with a blue tint to it (for our boy), and our accent colors are white and light blue. I have a friend that went with gray and coral accents for her girl. Seems to be a trend! I can't wait to see the new nursery.

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Glad you decided to comment, love "meeting" my readers :)

      I won't be hosting Christmas this year since we are currently living with my inlaws until we have our settlement next month. Either way, I'm the no fun eater at get togethers My family accommodated my diet at Thanksgiving, making sure the turkey wasn't basted in butter or any dressing with soy bean oil. I also eat a lot of veggies, or dishes made without butter. My stepmom made carmelized sweet potatoes without any butter and I skipped the mashed potatoes. I can't eat biscuits, either so I stay away. I do use the soy free Earth Balance, and have grown very used to it. I think even when I'm done with this diet, I'll still buy it. I have to say I was very pleased with the Thanksgiving dinner, I just skipped the stuffing and mashed potatoes the rest was fine. For Hanukkah dinner my SMIL made honey dijon salmon that was delicious. Lastly, dessert is where I really miss out. There is a great recipe for Chocolate Vegan Cake out there, easy to make and should please every one! I hope this helped a little!

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    2. Yes, thank you! I don't know how you eat without soy - it's in EVERYTHING!! Good luck with the move!

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  5. Where did you find that gorgeous mirror??? Beautiful room, love the colors!!

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    1. It's from Ikea! It comes in black, we spray painted it white :)

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  6. I love the embroidered blanket! Do you remember where you got it?

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    1. Hi Sue,

      I was a gift, so I'm not sure where it was purchased, but I do love it!

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