Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Guest Blogger: Emma from Chamomile & Peppermint

Hi Everyone,

My name is Emma from Chamomile & Peppermint and I have been lucky enough to be invited by Erin to share my recently renovated nursery created for my first child, a little girl, due next Tuesday!

I have been inspired many a time by the calming effects of the various shades of turquoise at The House of Turquoise, especially living by the ocean on the eastern coast of Australia. Upon finding out I was having a little girl couldn't resist the temptation to put together something really girly, but not too pink, in a space that would be both whimsical and calm. I love dusty vintage colours and fabrics, for things to be a little shabby and not too perfect and to give new life to old furniture and get crafty, there is not much that is new and plastic in here and I have spent a minimal amount of money and loads of satisfaction from the creative process.

The main colour I used was Taubmans "cosmic rays" at full strength. I then added accents of yellow, pink and a little red with the end result a bit like a candy shop! We also had great fun painting the floorboards white which really lightened up this dark little room. Kids rooms are so fun to do as you can go a little over the top.

I hope that you like the results and maybe can find some inspiration for a project of your own!



My mum made these sweet turquoise curtains.



I collected embroidery hoops from op-shops and hand-embroidered this one.


This was an awful old wardrobe with thin, veneer fronts to the doors that was peeling. I pushed out the veneer leaving the frames, stapled in this sweet Holly Hobby-ish material I found at the op-shop for $3, painted it white and bought the handles from e-bay. The bird cage I already had.




I hand-made this cute hot air-balloon mobile from scrapbooking paper.


My mum and sister re-vamped this old pine change table.



This high-chair was also sanded and painted complete with turquoise cushions that match the curtains.



18 comments:

Anonymous said...

even the very young like your blog

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Musette said...

Best wishes on your pending delivery. She will be coming home to a lovely new room!

Anonymous said...

This is the sweetest nursery. Thirty years ago I did a very pale turquoise nursery for my baby boy. It is never out of style. Lulu

Divina Chita Brasil said...

Lovely !!!

Cristiane Matos (Kyu) said...

Loved it! I'm from Brazil and I am pregnant and the theme of the room are birds. I want something simple, beautiful and handmade like this. And since I started doing the mobile, look at my blog as it was. kisses

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Charming nursery.

Ann said...

That is one lovely nursery...

your baby is so lucky.

HayleySarah said...

Wow what a lovely room, you've done a great job

Mandi said...

Everything is SO sweet!! I especially L O V E those curtains!

Dianne T. said...

LOVE the curtain fabric her “mum” used! How sweet this room is...

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable! Best wishes to you and your family!

Teresa said...

This is the most beautiful nursery I've ever seen! Am sending blessings for the birth and a long, healthy life!

Manu said...

That's beautiful!!!!

abercrombie UK said...

Wow! what a lovely room.

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Designing a baby's room is a wonderful part of welcoming a new member to your family. Decorating is only part of a design scheme. Knowing what your baby needs as she begins to grow allows you to design a room that actually contributes to healthy development.

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