I am so excited to reveal my studio with you all today! It is one of my favorite rooms in the house. (if it were big enough to fit a bed…then it would be my favorite) I wanted this space to be clean, airy, feminine, and somewhere that I can be inspired as I sew and design my clothing. I put a lot of thought into every detail of this room (pretty sure I arranged the tables about 6 times) and it came out exactly as I had envisioned it. I pulled a lot from my inspiration board and am really happy with the result.
All of the resources to details of my studio can be found below. If I left anything out, just ask me!
The boys room really turned out exactly as I had pictured it in my head. Bradley’s nursery was very light and calming. But now that I have two boys, I wanted to make the room a lot more masculine. I fell in LOVE with the Ikat print, green geo print, and of course navy and white stripes, and had to incorporate them all. The bunting and the quilt really pull all the fabrics together since they combine them all. I wanted to keep the aqua wall since I am still in love with the color. I got the navy minky for the back side of the quilt from the fabric district in LA, and used the tiny piece that was left over from it to create the cover for the changing pad.
Paint color: Sherwin Williams Waterfall rug: vintage from Garrett’s Grandma, crib: Sorelle (via Babinski’s), rocking chair: flea market, changing table: Target, knobs: Hobby Lobby, frames/fish: Home Goods, wall map: made by me (tutorial coming!), bunting: made by me (tutorial coming!), lamp: Wal-mart (I added the navy ribbon border), stuffed animals: blabla
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When I was pregnant with Bradley, I spent countless hours looking for the perfect bedding for his crib. I knew I didn’t really want a “theme” or (heaven forbid) any kind of characters for the bedding. I of course fell in love with Serena & Lily bedding, but couldn’t convince my husband, or myself for that matter, that it was worth the $350. So I decided to make my own. I was really picky about how I wanted it all to look (the thickness of the bumpers, piping, ties, etc) and bought a few crib bedding patterns but they just didn’t cut it. I got some great foam bumper pads that my coworker wasn’t using that were the perfect thickness (about 2″ wide), and decided to take my own measurements and make it how I wanted it.
Fast forward to today when I am extremely glad that I was so detailed in my notes for the bedding the first time around, because it really made Cash’s new crib bedding a lot less painful to make. Don’t get me wrong….it’s still a pain. But it’s worth it to get just the look you want.
Before I show you pictures of the new nursery/big boy room, here are some before shots of Bradley’s bedding:
I don’t make custom crib bedding simply because I don’t have the time, but I will be posting all of the measurements that I used, along with a piping tutorial in the near future to help out any uber picky “Icantfindtheperfectbedding” moms…..like myself.
Sorry I have been MIA for the past few days. We made it to DC safely and I haven’t had consistent internet access up until this point. We have been unpacking and settling into our new place. It is gorgeous here. I can’t get enough of these beautiful Victorian homes. While I am loving our new place for the next 6 weeks, I will miss my sewing room and sewing machine desperately. I don’t even care if that makes me sound like a loser. So I thought I’d show you what it looks like. There are still a few things I want to add to it, but I’ll have to wait till I’m back home for some finishing touches.
Lets be honest. My husband spends more time studying at our kitchen table than he does at his desk in the “office”. So I’m just going to refer to it as my sewing room from now on. Here is a little peek at my section of the room. The opposite wall has another desk full to the brim with big fat law books. My space is much less intimidating I think…
It usually looks similar to this except with scraps of fabric and thread everywhere. And my ironing board is permanently out now.
my ever growing thread collection. I think I’m going to need a bigger jar…
I made the chevron curtains from this fabric. I love them extra long and pooled at the bottom. The framed prints are actually some 12 x 12 Amy Butler paper. The painting I inherited from my great Aunt and I just painted the frame white.
I use my mom’s old Juki serger. It’s ancient, but runs like a dream. And I loved the fabric for the throw pillow I made on the chair. I scored that for less that $1 per yard at fabric.com.
My lovely stack of Domino’s. It kinda makes me sad still that the pile has stopped growing…
I am quickly filling my sewing notebook with drawings, measurements, calculations, and step by step instructions. It is just faster for me to jot it down first, then type it all out. You should see how many numbers and calculations are in that thing! And I never thought math would come in handy…
So I finally finished my shower curtain, and the guest bathroom is now complete. Let me just say that I had no idea how long the shower curtain was going to take me, but after about 16 hours, it’s done. I am thrilled with how it turned out….just not super thrilled that it took so long!
paint color: Behr – Ashes
large bath mat: Anthropologie (gifted)
shower curtain: made by me
plant pot: Ikea
artichoke candle holder: TJ Max
hand towels: Pottery Barn
frame: Home Goods
Stay tuned for the Anthropologie shower curtain tutorial tomorrow!
Here is a little peek inside our bedroom. I wanted a relaxing feeling without being too feminine. But lets be honest…..it’s pretty feminine. I’m just glad my husband doesn’t mind.
Our nightstands were origionally a light natural wood, but I painted them white and antiqued them a little.
This is one of my favorite pieces in our room. It’s from Ballard Designs and I fell in love with it the second I laied eyes on it. One day it will hang above our front door. But I have to wait until we get a house for that…