Happy Friday Everyone!
Please welcome Camila of Effortless Style here and prepare to enjoy another darling nursery by an amazingly talented lady.
This past summer I had the opportunity to meet up with Alaina from Live Creating Yourself. We had a great time having lunch and shopping around Soho. We chatted about design both graphic and interior and blogging. One of our talks lead to Alaina telling me about a blog that she enjoyed that was authored by an old friends fiance. She then went on to tell me that this new blogger reminded her of me and that we were twins both looks and personality wise. Of course I had to run home and see who she was talking about. This was my first introduction to Bailey! I emailed her right away to tell her that we were twins and we went back and forth just discussing how fabulous we were. Ah a friendship was born. I’ve loved getting to know Bailey better and seeing her get married, launch her design business and now embark and her most important role as mother. I’m so happy for both her and Pete! Hopefully she’ll be sending some baby dust my way.
Here is my take on what I would do for Baby McCarthy:
1. I would go bold in this room and cover the walls in this fabric.Fabric can easily be applied as wall covering and removing it is a lot easier than removing paper.
2. Since the walls will be on the bold side I wouldn’t go to crazy with artwork, but I am loving these prints by J Hill. They work wonderfully with our color palette and a little touch of baby to the room.
3. Instead of a traditional changing pad table. I would find a campaign style dresser that needs a little love and paint it a pop of color and use that instead. Love the pop of green that Vanessa De Vargas used on her dresser.
4. I love adding stripes to a floral so I would use this inexpensive indoor/outdoor fabric for a toss pillow and perhaps a crib bumper. Since Bailey is having a girl I would add some pink trim to everything as well.
6. I think a bit of Hollywood regency style would work well in this space. Do a search on ebay for Tole or faux bamboo chandeliers and you will be able to find something that can be given a new life like this number.
7. I love using etageres in rooms. They fit into teeny nooks and provide a nice area for storage and display. For this baby’s room I wanted to have a modern take on the traditional etagere and Jonathan Adler’s lacquered cubes would be perfect!
9. Elephants are a sign of good luck so of course I had to throw one into the mix. I love this Eames elephant. It can be used as a decorative item, toy or even a little footstool.
10. Company C has numerous chair styles that can be covered in a rainbow selection of colors. I picked out this sunny yellow number for this room.
11. I would drape the windows with this yummy houndstooth fabric. Ah pink on pink and a classic pattern. Just perfect.
12. My dream item that I just had to use is the Regency crib by The New Traditionalists. It’s stunning. Really there are no words for how much I love it.
13. Orange and pink! Two of my favorite colors that blend famously on this cushy rug by Angela Adams.
Hope you enjoy it Bailey! Very excited that I’m going to get rub that baby bump in person when Bailey comes to NY this May!