Monday, November 19, 2012

Pink Toile Nursery

This very girly pink toile nursery was one of our trademarked Gender Surprise Nurseries. When you don't want to find out the gender of your baby, but want a nursery planned specifically for the gender  anyway, you hire Jack and Jill Interiors to design a Gender Surprise Nursery. For one flat fee, I'll plan an entire boy's nursery and an entire girl's nursery for your...right down to every little accessory! Then with your permission, I obtain the gender from your doctor and get to work ordering and installing the gender specific nursery behind locked doors. When you deliver your baby and bring him or her home from the hospital, your gender specific nursery awaits your first peek! It's a great way to add to the fun and excitement of planning for your precious new bundle!
 This particular nursery was initially planned for a home that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Every item was selected to fit perfectly into a room with a vaulted ceiling, an entire wall of windows and another wall with a built-in shelving unit on which we were going to place pretty lined baskets and other baby goodies. When the family was forced to relocate to a new home, we found ourselves with a few design challenges making things work for a completely different space. The overabundance of picture-frame moulding was especially challenging and several items planned for the wall space simply woulding work now, including a very wide branch with birds decal and another decal featuring a favorite inspirational quote from mom-to-be. But in the end, we're all very pleased with this nursery and the clients are thrilled that baby Jules will have a beautiful nursery despite Hurricane Sandy!
The picture frames above the crib will eventually hold sepia toned newborn photos and family photos. I don't like hanging blank frames on the wall, so I cut up some coordinating wall paper and fabric to make a monogram and silhouette to temporarily fill the voids. 
The Doodlefish Kids pink toile bedding, Casablanca Distressed White Bratt Decor Crib, Jubilee Lighting, Pink Toile Nursery Glider Chair by Angel Song, beautiful bookends and jewelry box by Charn and Company, and more can be purchased from our boutique, Jack and Jill Boutique. Wall decal by Leen the Graphics Queen on Etsy. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Twins Nursery- BOY and GIRL!

It's been a very long, yet productive day! I arose from my home in PA at 3:30 am, drove two hours to Baltimore, MD to catch a two hour flight to Atlanta, GA. Had a one hour wait before boarding another plane for a one hour flight to Birmingham AL. Grabbed a rental car and drove an hour and a half to Montgomery to begin my day of installation by 2:30 pm. After some playtime with the family's German Shepherd to ensure she was comfortable with my visit, I began painting the tree silhouette mural, installed the fabulous wooden monogram signs by Barb's Wood Signs, (coming soon to Jack and Jill Boutique) installed the custom made crib bedding by Persnickety and moved the fabulous Bratt Decor Casablanca cribs and the Little Castle nursery glider into place and voila! A beautiful French Farmhouse themed nursery for twins! I cleaned up, packed up, kissed the dog goodbye- and drove one and a half hours back to Birmingham and checked into my hotel for the night. I'll board the planes again at 7:30 tomorrow to head home. 
Yep...all in a day's work as a nursery designer. I love my job! Some days, such as today- are exhausting yet so rewarding. I feel blessed to wake up each day looking forward to work and loving what I do. 
I have two more rooms to install before mid December. One is in Manhattan for two little girls. We're waiting for the carpenters to finish up the custom built-in bookcases. The other nursery is in Long Island, NY and was supposed to be installed the week of Hurricane Sandy. The hurricane destroyed the main level of the home and the family has moved into temporary housing for now. They are fortunate enough to be renting a very large and beautiful home and have permission to paint and replace carpeting in the nursery. With a few minor tweaks in the design plan, we should be able to install the nursery after all, in just a few weeks. (Baby is due December 18th!)
Stay tuned for professional images of our twins nursery in the coming weeks and for updates on our other projects.
We're booking now for 2013 and as you can see...we will go ANYWHERE to design your dream nursery and for a very reasonable price. Give me a call at 717-323-0288 or email the studio at for a quote for your dream nursery or child's room.
I'm turning in now...goodnight, y'all!