{reveal progress} toddler to big girl room | modern ethnic

The past week I've been working on the design of a bedroom for a 2.5 year old little girl. Nyara, a darling South Asian little girl is growing up, but more importantly, she has a new baby brother. Nyara's parents asked that I help create a big girl room to help with the transition of becoming a big sister. Such a great idea, huh? I spent yesterday morning helping the family (mom, mom-in-law, and aunt) implement the first phase of the design! The Anthropologie swing was the first item installed, and my favorite item in the room.

I was offered a delicious lunch and partook in my first Indian coffee made from chutney. Delicious! This was my first reveal, and I'm not going to lie, I could definitely get used to this kinda thing. Such a fun and exciting experience. I LOVE that design excites people...makes me happy!! It was so much fun to be a part of the reveal.

The next and final phase will be purchasing the items shown in the concept board below. I can't wait to see how it all comes together. Check back here for more progress pictures and final photos!


{Gender Neutral Nursery} Designed for No.2 in mind

Wow...it's been awhile since I've visited my blog. It's been a busy start to a fun year. I'm finally getting around to posting my friend Ariel's nursery. We were college roommates, now best buddies, and she happens to also be an Interior Designer. :] We both have kids now and well, we both LOVE design, therefore our kids reap the benefit. This is Bennett's nursery, also designed for No.2 in mind. Choosing a gender neutral palette and investing in quality pieces of furniture will allow for an easy re-use of the nursery scheme. Save the uberstylish gender specific rooms for the big kid rooms, when they appreciate it and want a say. 

Fun Facts | What we all want to know 

1. Silly Owl Bedding by LittoKids

2. Ouef Sparrow Crib in Grey | LOVE the grey.

3. The nursery isn't large, so they customized Bennett's closet and created a changing table and cubbies for easy organization. The armoire stores all Bennett's hanging clothes. 

4. Monte Luca Glider with contrasting orange pillow - Love the contrasting welt.

5. Pottery Barn Yellow dot rug. Unfortunately this rug isn't available; however, I found one on Olioboard via Ebay! Even though the overall scheme for the room was orange, brown and grey, the yellow and white rug helps tie in the yellows in the tree on the wall, and in the artwork. 

6. Tree on wall was painted by her mom, who happens to also be an excellent interior designer. Notice the adorable hearts on the tree. It's my Ariel's and her husband's initials with wedding date. So cute!!

7. Ikea lamp...I believe

8. Artwork and posters... Art.com

9. Croche animal mobile. It was a gift and she's not sure where it is from.

So, what do you think? I love it, and love that she created such a meaningful nursery that was gender specific and can be reused. Thanks Ariel for sending the cute pics! I'm sure Bennett loves his room!