Dresser, vintage, Broyhill Brasilia; Pole light, vintage; chair & ottoman, vintage reupholstered in gray Herman Miller fabric; lumbar throw pillow 3BModLiving via Etsy; rug, GASER via IKEA; orange photo frame, Happy Chic via JC Penney; silver piggy bank, vintage; aqua light KAJUTA via IKEA; modern chair print, Amy Sullivan via Etsy; crib, Marley via WalMart; crib sheets via Target; aqua bookcase, vintage
While I've been busy on many client projects throughout 2015, I've yet to share an actual True Home Restorations design plan on the blog for two reasons:
- I haven't asked any of my clients for permission to do so
- I've yet to have professional photos taken of any completed projects
Greg, my husband, was crossing his fingers I wouldn't ask him to paint our former guest room. When we moved in, the third bedroom in our house was a our office/guest room and I went with Benjamin Moore's Ozark Shadows - a color I've used in many, many projects because it's a medium gray which actually reads gray. It's also the main color of the house and I love it so. You can see what this small room looked like before we gave the bed away to a friend, and moved my small desk to the basement HERE.
The design plan:
We are keeping the Ozark Shadows gray walls, adding a cozy gray shag rug to our gray-stained maple floors, and adding in a bit of aqua, orange and white to lighten it up a bit in there. There is only one window in this room, so it's the darkest room in the house and we need some light, but not too much - I'm crossing my fingers for a sleepy babe. A chair & ottoman I've been holding onto since college will be reupholstered in some dark gray Herman Miller fabric, and I picked up a vintage pole light that needs some TLC about a year ago.
While the crib above is what I'd pick if I were buying a new one, we will be using the same crib we used with our son five years ago, which is white. It's a little more modern than midcentury, but we already own it and I still like it, so I'm running with it.
Greg did pick up a vintage Broyhill Brasilia set including the long dresser in the plan above. This will double as a changing table for now, and stay in the room as a dresser as our son/daughter grows, because we have the double bed frame for later.
Accessories will be kept to a minimum and added as collected. I did pick up the aqua table lamp a couple of weeks ago at IKEA when I was there for the rug. And I have a couple of cute orange items in my inventory that I'd like to see in there as well. Not too much real estate for decor items, but certainly a few spots to personalize the room.
We still have about ten weeks to go until this little one joins us, and I still have a lot of organizing to do before we put the furniture in there. I'll keep you posted and hope to share photos before the addition arrives!