Saturday, June 23, 2012

Gender Surprise Nursery - REVEALED!

The moment you've all been waiting for! We can finally share the photos of our Gender Surprise Nursery with you! If you have just joined us and haven't been following, here is the scoop:

 Mom-to-be did not want to know her baby's gender, but wanted an over the top nursery ready and waiting for her to bring baby home. We designed two complete nurseries together (one for a boy and one for a girl) from top to bottom, selecting every tiny little detail from the bedding and furniture to the artwork and accessories. We then waited patiently for a few weeks for the next ultrasound appointment. The OBGYN snapped a photo, sealed it up in an envelope and sent it to our studio revealing baby's gender to me alone so I could complete the nursery behind locked doors!  I ordered up all the gender specific items and staged them here in our studio awaiting installation day. We drove to NJ hauling all the goodies, kindly kicked the family out of the house and installed every little detail in secrecy! When completed, we taped brown paper over the windows to keep neighbors from peeking and locked the nursery door to keep the surprise top secret until after baby was born.
Luke Conner was born on June 12  weighing in at 7 lbs. 14 oz and 21" long, and he is quite a cutie pie! Luke and Mom came home two days later to her beautiful nursery. She said "The nursery is breathtaking and made me cry. Perfect beyond belief. Thank you for such a wonderful surprise!" 
I love a happy ending...don't you? :)

Custom artwork by the talented Heather Davulcu. Contact us for purchasing information.

These super cute foam blocks are made of the softest minty fabric and make a wonderful toy and decorative item. They are by Gibout Toys and will be for sale in our boutique very soon!

Custom velvet nursery glider by Angel Song at Jack and Jill Boutique.

Furniture by Bratt Decor and bedding by Olena Boyko. Nursery chandelier by Jubilee.
All can be purchased at our Jack and Jill Boutique. Click here and follow the links for purchasing the entire nursery!

The sonogram photo that revealed baby's gender to me alone! I thought it would be fun to frame it and give it a home in the finished nursery.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Nominated for Reader's Favorite!

I'm so honored that our recent French Parisian Nursery was nominated by Project Nursery editors for their Reader's Favorite contest. The contest only runs for three days and ends at 3 pm Monday.
Would love your vote! There are four projects in the running...the project with the most Facebook Likes will win the honor.

To vote, follow these two simple steps:
1. Be sure you're logged in to your Facebook Page
2. click on the link here: Parisian Nursery
3. Wait a moment for the little icons to load up at the top of the photos (Pinterest, Twitter, FB "Like" button) and click the "like" there.

Thanks for your help!

Using Charcoal Gray Paint

I found this article interesting and wanted to share it with you. Gray has been so popular in nursery design for the past couple of years! Here are some useful tips for using a bit darker shade in any room of the home. Enjoy!

Color Guide: How to Work With Charcoal Gray

Friday, June 8, 2012

Save 20% on Silk Bedding! Limited Time!

Save 20% on exquisite silk linens by Olena Boyko for two weeks only! Sale ends on June 22. Use coupon code Olena20 at checkout!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Newport Cottages Furniture Sale!

Huge sale going on at Jack and Jill Boutique! Newport Cottages is offering a 20% off sale through the month of June...exclusive to our baby boutique!  Find baby cribs, kids' beds, dressers for kids, armoires for children, kids' entertainment centers, baby changing tables, playroom furniture and more!

French Parisian Nursery

Well it has been a very busy spring around here! We just finished installing our latest nursery, a French Parisian nursery done up in roses, silk crib bedding, Chelsea espresso lifetime crib, plush vanilla nursery glider, and topped off with a custom mural and wall hangings! A ceiling medallion stating "Anything is Possible" and a sweet mocha crystal chandelier top it all off for this lucky baby girl!
My wonderful client initially contacted me when she began her adoption process a couple of months ago. She wanted a gender neutral nursery, because she really didn't care if she adopted a boy or a girl. (What a loving, generous mother she will be!) So we planned the room, ordered the Bratt Decor Chelsea Lifetime Crib in Espresso, the Angel Song Glider, and all the other major elements of the nursery, leaving the accessories and finishing touches unfinished for a while. Once she was matched with a birth- mother and found that she would be adopting a baby girl, we went to town making the nursery girly. Mom-to-be loves Paris so the theme of the artwork and accessories were easy. We selected a custom color-matched wall hanging by Heather Davulcu and two other coordinating canvases. I then designed the ribbon mural and solicited Heather to come in and paint the ribbon for us and add her matching roses so they would coordinate perfectly with her wall hanging we already had in place. I will add that Heather is such a positively delightful woman and and a very talented artist.  I really enjoyed working side-by-side with her while installing this nursery. You'll be seeing much more of her work in future nurseries, for sure!
It all came together seamlessly and is a perfect reflection of the client's taste. Baby Olivia Grace is one lucky little girl!

Contact our studio if you wish to purchase any of the items seen here. We're happy to hear from you!