Talk about your wonderful surprises! Mom and I love the inspired artwork of the very talented Kendall Boggs and follow her blog. On a whim, Mom, who never wins anything, entered a drawing for one of Kendall’s paintings and, miracle of miracles, won! It was fate. First of all, the painting she won was named “The Elizabeth,” which is her name, after all. Secondly, it is as if Kendall literally painted the gorgeous dress for the room that is currently my favorite guest room (check out below), and, if things go like I think, will soon be our little girl nursery. If it is, there will certainly be another Kendall gracing the walls, perhaps “The Brooke,” which you have to check out at kendallboggs.com.
I wish I had known about these darling 4×4 dresses when I got married. What an amazing bridesmaid’s gift for $40 or a wonderful grouping for any room. They’re also available on Kendall’s site, and she can do any color.
Okay. So here’s the room. As you can see, where there once was a sunburst mirror is now Mom’s new win. I feel a little guilty for taking it, but, seriously, isn’t it perfect? If that bed is soon replaced by a crib, I think two side by side are a must.
This is one of those rooms that totally came together on a whim. We had just had it painted a pale, pale, pale pink when I found this fabric and fell in love. Of course, the room had to be repainted, but I think the change was worth it. To me, these curtains totally make it. Plus, my sister-in-law bought this glider, and she didn’t love it, but we did. I think it’s going to get a lot of use in a few months!
Then, I had this rug made for another room in the house, and my brilliant husband suggested that it would be perfect in this room. Exhausted, irritable and wanting everything done “now” (or, as Will says when he jokingly mocks me “now right now!”) I complained the entire time that we were just going to have to move all the furniture again to get this rug out when it looked awful. Much to my surprise (and his delight!) I think it’s absolutely perfect, and, while it’s nice in a guest room, will be phenomenal for a girl nursery as well.
This mirrored chest, which I think is great in here, was another random buy with no real spot in mind…
As was this armoire, which Will and I couldn’t stop thinking about after we saw it at one of our favorite antique stores. We had it pinned for another spot entirely, but it seemed so at home in this space. As you can imagine, it took quite a few men to get it up the stairs!
Now with Kendall’s painting — which we think was made for the room — in place, I think what was sort of a random grouping of things looks like we had a plan all along! As a side note, when Mom took the painting to the framer, a woman in the shop loved it so much, she bought one as well!
This bathroom, which I love, love used to be a lovely pea green laundry room, which you can check out a few pictures below.
Both the vanity and the stool are both great antique store finds. The vanity had been painted, obviously, and the stool has beautiful detailed, iron legs. It’s deceptive because it looks small, but it’s so heavy! I think with a few tweaks to the pictures and accessories, this little vanity is going to be just right for a little girl.
Plus, as an added bonus, both the sconces and the chandelier in this room came with the palest pink crystals that, interspersed with the current clear crystals, would be quite sweet, I think.
And I must have been thinking baby when I got this rug because, instead of buying actual sheepskin, which I knew would be trashed in no time, I bought this ecofo rug that feels amazing, looks like the real deal, is totally eco-friendly, and, best of all, can be thrown in the washing machine whenever it gets little footprints on it!
This is what the “bathroom” looked like when we went to look at the house the first time. Ahhh, memories…
We thought it was such a tiny space that the bathroom was going to feel tiny, but, somehow, being in there now feels spacious and welcoming.
And the bedroom. There’s a time and place for red, but I can’t imagine getting a good night’s rest in here.
Certainly, I love the new ones more, but, up close and on a light colored wall, the original curtains were quite pretty.
We wanted to end this Wednesday on some beautiful images, so, for your viewing pleasure, here is “The Ally“…
And “The Brooke,” both serious contenders for baby girl Harvey’s walls. If only there were “the Kristy,” (that’s my name!) the decision would be so easy… Have a wonderful evening, everyone!
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