Monday, November 29, 2010

Design & Naming Baby Block

Jenny Lind Crib

You dream of these moments for years...picking out a baby name and decorating the nursery. Fabric swatches are piled all over your dining room table as you decide what matchsticks you should use under the curtains and if the glider should match the shams on the daybed or the crib bumper. Your soon-to-be little boy's name is PERFECT and his monogram is already being printed on your Leontine Linen order...

Leontine Linens


Between working 50+ hours at work, feeling like humpty dumpty, and the Holidays; I haven't even picked a paint color or name. And yes...I do have plenty of time but the ceilings are finally being scraped upstairs (eat me popcorn) and our nice little worker said he could paint the nursery also for a song....


HELP!!!!!!!!!!!! We have a yellow kitchen, blue guest room (all very mild pastels)...does that force me to do pale green? I love pale green but also have some pretty fabulous Volanges Toile by Manuel Canovas pale green curtains...maybe I should paint the guest room pale green and put the curtains in there and go for baby blue in the nursery?

And is Serena and Lily over? I LOVE it but afraid by the time I pop this kiddo out S&L will be so 200andlate.

S&L Asher
S&L Ben
S&L Blake

S&L Ronan

I know I like the Jenny Lind Crib pictured up top (and above in the Serena & Lily pic). I have a daybed for the room, and I like some of the items below...just having massive color issues. Most people tell me to try to make sure I can carry some of the items to his big boy room. Oh right....more complications...

Bogart Flat Weave Wool Rug from Garnet Hill

Pottery Barn Bailey Baskets

China Seas Jungle on Tint

Rikshaw Bombay Pattern

Jonathan Adler Giraffe Sconce

Bamboo Mirror

China Seas

Rattan Hamper from Home Decorator's Collection

China Seas Shrimp on Tint

Any advice?


Images from Serena & Lily and the blogosphere


  1. I hear ya...I did S&L Ben 2 years ago, but I do feel like it might be over?! I like your idea of mixing in some more eclectic fabrics. I love the rikshaw or some of those ikats. You will find that a room that grows with them is a better investment. I wish I hadn't done something so sweet. Don't over think it though, just go with your gut. It will be perfect.

  2. First off, you are hysterical! I like it all, esp. the green and blue bedding! Good luck!

  3. khaki or grey for wall colors in kids rooms are hot right now. They allow you to have all kinds of different accent colors and they transition for either gender and for big boy/girl room wall colors. Just a thought.

  4. My feeling?
    Go for what you love -- the baby won't care less. By the time the baby will notice/care he won't be a baby anymore and you'll be stuck with crib bedding you're sick of.
    (oh, by the way, S&L is releasing two new crib patterns....and John Robshaw has some really cute crib bedding.)

  5. Oh I bet you are totally overwhelmed! I personally really love the rickshaw blue and green bedding. I would go green, baby blue is lovely and classic but also expected. It don't matter if you have green elsewhere in the house- that just adds continuity to the whole situation!