Nursery Inspiration!

It is no secret I am 7 months pregnant and have all things baby on my mind. As an interior designer, I have spent almost every evening fantasizing about how I can create the perfect space for our baby boy.

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Choosing the crib was daunting. I wanted one by Oeuf till I learned the price. This simple mod crib by Babyletto ended up being my best solution. The bright white feels right for the baby’s room and I am happy with the level of craftsmanship.

It wasn’t until I read a mountain of baby books that I realized I needed to invest in a rocker / glider nursing chair. A lot of reviews directed me towards gliders I would never in a million years invest money into but I finally found one from Gus Modern that feels like it is a worthy purchase because we might be able to use it in another room down the line.

As for the classic changing table verse dresser debate, I ended up choosing a dresser that was designed for a nursery. I like the idea of using a real dresser with a specially designed attachable changing pad because changing tables aren’t a permanent item in a kids room but a dresser certainly is. This dresser by Newport Cottages has great reviews and think it will last a very long time. I had a 6 drawer dresser growing up and loved it. As I got older I made it my vanity by hanging a mirror above it and loved all the surface space.

I am still ironing out what kind of rug I want to laydown over the carpet. Usually I am not a rug on rug type of person but I want to make the baby’s room as warm and soft as possible. This fantastic Moroccan rug I found online is out of my reach but I am using the image as placeholder till I find one with a friendlier price tag.

I have been having fun doing some DIY projects. I love these prints from illustrator Danielle Knoll and was inspired to make my own series. I ended up doing the cheetah, an elephant, crocodile, zebra, giraffe, and lion. I am very pleased with the way the series turned out. I think I will hang them above the dresser but I will wait till we move in to decide.

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Another project I am looking forward to is making a pom pom mobile. There are a lot of beautiful ones online, like this one from artist Dana Haim, but  I am having fun coming up with my own design! I like the idea of making things for the nursery because it gives the space a very personal touch.

 

The last thing I know I won’t be able to live without is an assortment of oversize African baskets. I have a few at now but plan on adding a couple more to the collection. I know it won’t work for as a diaper pale (!) but I imagine they will be perfect for storing toys, blankets, dirty clothes, etc.

Woven African Laundry Clothes Hamper - Silver Herringbone - Large

 

As excited as I am to move into a new chapter, baby, house, NC, I will be sad to say goodbye to the wonderful world of Beth Haley Design. It has been my absolute pleasure working with everyone and being apart of the Nashville design community! Goodbye and best wishes everyone!

By |June 4th, 2015|Accessories, Art, Decorating, Inspiration, Kate, Kids, Nashville, Nurseries, Nursery|Comments Off on Nursery Inspiration!|

Passion for Plates!

I have a passion, well, it’s a sickness really.  If you know me, you know I have a plethora of plates!  New, old, vintage, collectables, I love them all!  I have more dinnerware than I can store! Here are a few of my favorites!

I love Heath Ceramics.  They have been churning out great work since 1948.  I love the simplic shapes and mixing together the simple colors they use on their dinnerware.

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On the other end of the specturm is Kelly Wearstler’s collection for Pickard China.  It’s stong and bold and the various patterns blend beautifully.  Radiant orchid anyone?  Yes, please!

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All time favorite for me is Eva Zeisel.  Especially her designs for Hallcraft.  Beautiful lines and super fun patterns.  Not to boast, but I own this!!

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I don’t know about you, but Scandinavian designs always catch my eyes.  Especially when paired with great colors!  Love this Thomas Eyck cup and saucer!

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And last but not least is Peter Pincus!  That is a bowl and the back of dinner plates!  These patterns make me jump with joy!!

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Of course we could don our dining table with these beauties!  Or covet them in a closed cabinet, but why not put on display for all to see!

Classic Kelly Wearstler’s plate wall at the Viceroy in Santa Monica.

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Plates are great way to add an additional solid to your color scheme!

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Or, use artistic plates for an artistic statement!

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Take it to the next level and define some edges!

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What are your passions and how can you incorporate them into your interiors?

By |February 26th, 2014|Accessories, Antiques, Color, Decorating, Inspiration, Jennefer, Tabletop|Comments Off on Passion for Plates!|

Passionate for Design!

We get asked this question everyday, “But what is it that you do?”  Interior Design is an often misinterpreted occupation.  Interior Design is the artistic science of creating functional, safe, aesthetically pleasing environments based on a client’s needs.  Designers have to apply technical and resourceful solutions that adhere to code, as well as solutions that coordinate and respond to the building’s structure.  What does that mean?  We can move walls!

This is a client’s existing home layout:

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And this will be their new home layout!

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BHD does a ton of kitchen renovations!

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When we plan a new kitchen layout, we coordinate each and every cabinet with the client and know their needs for each area of their kitchen.

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We then implement our knowledge of materials and products that will be used to create and furnish the space.  We take into account color, texture, lighting,  and combine them to finish off the space!

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Designers also help clients find creative solutions to common problems.  Such as a need for more storage in a bathroom!

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The result can be beautiful!

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When coordinating a bathroom renovation we work with plumbing and tile, not only to meet the client’s style, but in order for the fixtures and accessories to function perfectly for their body type and daily routines.  We plan this very carefully.

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We also have the gift of communication.  We not only have to communicate clearly and effectively to our clients, but with contractors and service providers as well.  The outcome of great communication can be gorgeous!

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And…we also decorate!  Taking into account a client’s need for certain furnishings and functions, as well as style, we select everything from furniture to art work.  Pulling it all together is what we do best!

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Hope we’ve helped shed some light into our world.  Now let us shine some light in yours!

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By |February 20th, 2014|Bathrooms, Before & After, BHD Projects, Decorating, Design Elements, Furniture, Kitchen & Bath, Kitchens, Room Designs|Comments Off on Passionate for Design!|