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Baby Bliss: Sue of The Zhush

Next up is another darling in my parade of beloved bloggers. Sue has always been so lovely and gracious and her blog is one of my go-tos for fabulous inspiration. Please give her a warm welcome!

Hello, I’m Sue from The Zhush.  Super thrilled that Bailey asked me to come up with a fun take on the nursery design for that much anticipated sweet little Peppermint
Blisslette!  But, bear with me, as I’m not a designer, decorator or even someone with a full understanding of basic computer skills..I’m just hoping my enthusiasm for this project, along with
my excitement for Pete and Bailey are enough to see me through!

Using one of my all time favorite baby rooms for inspiration, I turned to Lee Kleinhelter’s fabulous nursery from Lonny magazine, for inspiration…
But because it’s not very girlie (and not very Bailey) I wanted to incorporate that fabulous Paule Marrot fabric that Bailey found…
And, because I have no idea how to make a mood board (on a computer) I had my own daughters show me how to use Polyvore…

(It was my first time using Polyvore)

So there it is. I know what ever real life room Bailey comes up with will be 100x more amazing…that is going to be one lucky little baby girl,
for so many reasons!
I hope you and Pete are having the best, most relaxing, ice cream filled, time on your babymoon!

Clifford Before and After: Living/Dining Room

Wanna see what attracted us to Clifford, The Big Red House?

Dark, and…I don’t really know how to describe this decor.

Lovely, right?

Eventually though…This:

Became this.

But first…

It was this.

Then slowly but surely we started putting it back together.

From this…To this!

The view of the dining room standing in the living room:

And looking back towards the front of the house.

Some fun living room detail shots:

Lamps are from Furbish Studio/ Jamie Meares.Across from the dining room is Pete’s bar that he is VERY proud of: I miss utilizing this bar.

Baby Bliss: Alaina of Live Creating Yourself

My dear friend Alaina put together this uber pure baby girl nursery for us. Isn’t it dreamy?

Also, Paloma at La Dolce Vita asked me to do a post on my dream home today, which has got my jonesin’ for another big project!

I say if you’re having a baby girl and you can use pink, use it with a no-holds-barred approach. An abundance of blush hues accented by soft neutrals create a calming and unapologetically feminine space helping any bitty baby drift swiftly into dreamland. And with little bee McCarthy, we are talking first-born, so this darlin’ is getting all the bells and whistles. The sleek, white crib is by Dwell Studio, the French-inspired changing table is from Restoration Hardware, and nowadays, it seems a room isn’t complete unless you spy a Moroccan pouf nestled in the corner. Plush textiles and oversized lighting anchor the space without being too brash or heavy, and the artwork is simple: floral prints complete with ABC’s and an oversized photograph of a baby lamb – in lieu of the lion Bailey had originally wanted for a boy. As for accents, clothbound Penguin classics with all of our favorite childhood tales like Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden are too pretty to pass up, even if it will be a couple years before baby actually comprehends what you’re reading to her. And perhaps my favorite item in the room is the white egg nightlight that lights up to cast a canopy of stars on the walls and ceiling. Magical. Sleep well, tiny one.
1. 0versized light fixture – Ikea, $89.99
2. paint – Serena and Lily, $45 gallon
3. century crib – Dwell Studio, $980
4. heirloom quilted 3-piece crib set – Restoration Hardware, $209
5. flora flash cards – The Land of Nod, $29
6. oversized baby lamb photograph – by Sharon Montrose, $950
7. striped cap – Mabo, $20
8. pink seersucker dress – Estella NYC, $85
9. changing table – Restoration Hardware, $749
10. ballerina tights – Trumpette, $23.50 

11. lamb floor pillow – Restoration Hardware, $39
12. pink trellis rug – PB Kids, $299
13. pink Moroccan pouf – Serena and Lily, $450
14. star egg nightlight – J Schatz, $135
15. clothbound Penguin classics for kids – Anthropologie, $16.99 each

Baby Bliss: Jenny of MFAMB

Firstly, thanks for the overwhelming kindness/love about our house in Rue! I am going to address all questions, properly thank all of you, slash show y’all some homey goodness that didn’t make the cut when I can fully wrap my head around it all! And if you haven’t seen it yet-check it out! Rue Issue 4- Page 104.

OH! And if you want a few behind the scenes shots from my shoot- head over to Alaina’s blog!

I love Jenny from My Favorite and My Best like my pregnant self loves a breakfast pastry- and that’s a lot. And I also super love the room she designed for baby girl inspired by that Ralph Lauren wallpaper I wanted for a petite manchild, and by her own awesome imagination.



here are the room deets:
wall color- pink ground by farrow & ball
starry rug from landry and arcari
custom gray silk and taffeta drapes
star sconces @ lamps plus
oly studio moon-ish pendant
art: michelle armas painting and nick veasy xray print
oly petite zebra armchair for wee person
pink dresser @ the dibs
silver pouf @ furbish
alabaster lamps @ the dibs
pink toy storage @serena and lily
vintage bentwood rocker
the sleep sheep (go and get one for serious)
sparkle farting!

Today’s the day!

The day we have been waiting for 7 long months for.

Head on over to Rue if you want to see our home.
**The issue probably won’t be out until a bit later today, it’s the March/April Issue, I will update you when it is live!! Sorry, trust me I woke up at the crack of dawn looking for it too!**

***IT’S LIVE!!! PAGE 104!!!!!***

I am so very excited that I can finally share with you all of the hard work that went into creating our dream home, Mister Clifford, The Big Red House.

And I have to thank Alaina, for all of her help during the shoot and in life 🙂

Crystal for the opportunity to show off my digs in such a lovely publication. Adrienne for the interview, which was way more fun and way less scary than I had thought. And Emily for the beautiful pics.

Hope you guys enjoy!