I found more before before pictures of these two rooms. Pictures of what they were like when we bought it, and then pictures of the spaces when our sellers bought it.
(And then next week we have our last two rooms- which haven’t been shown anywhere yet- the playroom and Pete’s office)
Our Austin room. It was originally the idea for Gracie’s nursery when I thought she was a boy, and it is one of my favorite’s ever so we decided to remix it.
This is what it looked like when our sellers bought it…
And now. Same angle as the two befores. We went with white curtains this time because the Anthro ones I had in Austin they don’t carry anymore, and the Austin ones we left with the house. Both previous owners had the bed next to that far window. Which doesn’t really make sense to me. Don’t you typically want to wake up to a view of a window instead of a door?
As with the other guest bedroom, I have held off a bit on really doing this one up to see what our future child situation is. In Austin I knew we would be waiting awhile after Gracie to start thinking about more babies, but I think it might be time soonish to give her a sibling, and it seemed silly to invest in new pieces when so much could change the plan.
We reused pretty much everything from the room in Austin. The side tables were the ones we had in our family room in Austin, new lamps, same headboard from Chicago and Austin. The rug is our living room rug from Chicago. The art was from MeCox and we had it in Austin.
Obviously the bed got some Biscuit goodness.
The constellation wallpaper, which was the inspiration for the whole room originally. It is from Ralph Lauren and the constellations glow in the dark. In Austin we had a brass star flush mount light in this room, but we moved this guy in here and it charges the glow in the dark wallpaper sooo much better. Magical.
I have to say, I really much prefer the smaller scale of the bedrooms in this house. I know everyone wants bigger these days, but I am not sure why? Bigger closets, sure. Bigger pantries and storage spaces, but a bedroom should feel warm and cozy and it is hard to do that with so much room.
However…Gracie’s room is quite snug. Here is a reminder of the lap of luxury giant room she had in Austin…
Which we basically concentrated down into her current room.
Here is the space before before:
Our sellers used the space as an office.
And now. That is the same angle as in those two pictures…
Pulled back a bit. We still need to put up her shades, but she has shutters now. The original inspiration for the room came from that canopy fabric originally by Paule Marrot that Brunschwig discontinued and so I had it made. The rug is Jonathan Adler, the glider is from Lee Industries, pouf from Furbish, dresser is a vintage piece I got in college. Crib is from Art For Kids.
The room is so.small.
As you can see, the back wall where one owner had the bed and the other had that big ol’ mirror now has a door to her bathroom now. This room, for some reason, reallllyyyy took me awhile to figure out. When we first moved in I had the bed and the dresser switched.
Which made no sense and the room felt even smaller. Having the canopy there blocked the openness the windows provide. And then the dresser on the other side was flanked by the tall red etageres from Furbish, so it was a lot of vertical space being taken up on both sides of the room.
Switching the crib and dresser made it sooo much better. We reused her canopy from Austin without hemming it, since we knew it would be going over a daybed again soon.
Everyone keeps asking me what we are going to do for her big girl room, and I am like, have you seen her?!? She is a teensy tiny baby. Leave me alone. But I guess it is almost time? What do I have, until she is two? So like I said we have debated keeping this room as is and moving her into one of the other rooms in a few months, but to me this will always be Gracie’s fabric, and I really just want to work with what we have and add another layer.
Right now I am thinking upholstering her wall in raspberry buffalo check, and switching out her current dresser with this one from Biscuit. It is bigger and sturdier than hers, and I think the green will stand up to the upholstered walls a bit better. We will replace the crib with a daybed…And that’s really all I know right now. This plan will change about 100 times before I actually do anything.
But as always let me know if you have any questions. I am going to do a big post tomorrow on some questions I have received on color etc. so lemme know!