Before & After: A Baby Boy's Nursery Reveal

 

When I posted little Miss K's "big girl" room reveal last month, I mentioned that she had a baby brother on the way and that I had the honor of designing his nursery. I'm happy to say that baby Dex has arrived and has settled quite nicely into his new room, and today I am excited to show it to you! Oh, and did I mention we only had about 6 weeks to pull the room together?!

Here is the room before the transformation:

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The mommy to be wanted to keep a queen sized be in the nursery so that she could comfortably sleep in there with the baby when needed.

Her only other request was to have a cool, calming color palette so that the room would feel peaceful and serene.

And here is baby Dex's new nursery...

1 AWDH Dex's Nursery
1 AWDH Dex's Nursery

I chose to do a fun khaki and white stripe on the main wall and to paint the other three walls in a sea foam.

3 AWDH Dex's Nursery
3 AWDH Dex's Nursery

We had the headboard custom made to match the wall color and we used the same fabric on the crib bumper to keep everything cohesive.

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2 AWDH Dex's Nursery
4 AWDH Dex's Nursery
4 AWDH Dex's Nursery
5 AWDH Dex's Nursery
5 AWDH Dex's Nursery

I'm in love with the white owl garden stool...it was actually a HomeGoods find!

A great big thanks to my client for trusting me with her baby boy's nursery! This was a fun project!

**Out of respect to my clients, I decline to share any sources for the designs. Thank you for your understanding**

*Photos by Jay of Jay Davis Photography*

 

The Twins & Their Nursery Sneak Peek!

 

As I had mentioned in previous blog posts, my pregnancy has rattled us with one surprise after another.

Surprise #1 - last summer, we were informed that we would need InVitro Fertilization in order to even get pregnant...

retrieval
retrieval

We were fortunate enough to get pregnant on the first round, and finding out while vacationing with my family in Maui was awesome!

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4 weeks

Surprise #2 - After finding out we were pregnant, we were told for weeks that I was only carrying one, when in fact, I was carrying TWINS!

twins
twins

In January, we managed to sneak in one last trip to NYC to visit my brother and his girlfriend...

5 months
5 months

And only days after my two baby showers....

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1 Shower 10

...came Surprise #3 - the totally unexpected 4 weeks of hospital bed rest - ugh. At least the dogs got to come for a visit!

dogs for a visit
dogs for a visit

And Surprise #4, our final surprise, came only days after I was sent home from hospital bed rest. At  33 weeks pregnant and 4 weeks away from my scheduled c-section... I went into labor!

Yes, it's official, we are now proud parents of twins!

Meet Christopher Beckham Hewett (Beckham) Born at only 3 lbs 13 oz

Beckham day 2
Beckham day 2

And Estelle Rene' Hewett (Stella) Born at only 3 lbs 11 oz

Stealla Day 2
Stealla Day 2

This picture of me & Stella really puts their "tiny-ness" into perspective...

Me & Stella
Me & Stella

Needless to say, they are still in the hospital, but we hope to have them home soon. In the mean time, I am putting a few final touches on the nursery, so I'm hoping to have it posted within the next few weeks. Until then, I thought I'd share my final nursery mood board with you as kind of a sneak peek.

I didn't end up using any of the fabrics from my previous nursery posts...But I did stick with the furniture layout which I posted about HERE. I'm going to go ahead and blame my indecisiveness on my pregnancy hormones :-)

Nursery Mood Board
Nursery Mood Board

I'll be sure to post pictures as soon as I wrap up all of the finishing touches!

And for those of you who have recently inquired about services...I am back from maternity leave in August, but I am booked with "in home" clients until January 2013. However, I do have openings for online design boards starting in mid August, so please email me if you are interested! Emily@awelldressedhome.com

And although I am officially on maternity leave, I do plan on popping in from time to time to expose some of my recent projects, which I posted about HERE. I am hoping to be able to get them photographed within the next month or two.

 

A Baby Boy's Nursery...

 

A few weeks ago (6 to be exact!) I got an email from a Mommy-to-be who asked me if I would help her with her soon to be baby boy's nursery. I was thrilled as I had not yet had the opportunity to style a nursery! However her and her husband were due to move into their new home, settle in, and have their first baby all in less than 6 weeks! I was excited and nervous all at the same time, but I couldn't help but wonder, ummm, what happens if she goes into early labor?!?! What if this baby has to come home to an insufficient nursery?!?! Well, I am happy to announce that the nursery is complete (with the exception of a few empty picture frames) just in time! The proud parents welcomed their baby boy last Thursday!

Nursery After
Nursery After

DIY: I constructed a series of 3 of these elephants out of polka dotted craft paper and hung with a chocolate brown grosgrain ribbon...

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Nursery After 10

This stylish mirror from Z Gallerie is versatile enough to be used for years to come...

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Nursery After 9
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Nursery After 8
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Nursery After 7

Grommet top drapes.....very appropriate for a baby boy!

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Nursery After 6

Welcome home baby Luke!!!