By Stephanie on August 2, 2012
I am working on a turquoise and navy nursery for a couple in the military. Designing this nursery stems from when I donated a gift certificate for my design services for the charity Operation Baby Shower. It is for our local military base, Camp Pendelton in Oceanside. The young couple that won the gift certificate are super duper sweet and are having their first son, Noah in September.
I showed them this picture by Carl Christensen and they loved it. It was my starting point for the nursery.
I knew they wanted to use navy in the room, so I needed to figure out how to marry the turquoise color in the picture with navy. After a little research on Pinterest, I fell in love with the navy and turquoise combination
I also used the web site Design Seeds to pull together color combinations. You put in your colors and it gives you a beautiful color palette with a picture
Since my inspiration picture has a lot of brown in it, and their crib is brown I also made a palette with browns and turquoise
In the end, I came up with this design incorporating gray, navy, turquoise and brown
The blue chair is child size that will have the Ikea shelves above it for a reading area. The poem is by Shel Silverstein, a favorite of the mom-to-be that I am going to make into a sign for the room.
By Stephanie on January 13, 2011
Before I get to the pillow I have to share this picture with you! I pulled into a parking space at HomeGoods today (my second home my husband says) and from the corner of my eye, I thought I saw someone sitting in the driver’s seat in the Mercedes parked in front of me. Then I looked closer, and I started busting out laughing.
It wasn’t a person sitting in the car, it was a big ole dog! I guess he was ready to leave..
Ok, back to the post. Recently my daughter picked up two of these pillow covers at Ikea for $6 each. She wasn’t so hot on the bland brown color of them, but I told her for $6 you can’t go wrong, and they had a zipper closure to boot. Sure enough, she got them home and hated them. Feeling bad that I convinced her to get them and now she hated them, I decided to take the pillows home to my studio and see what I could do to pretty them up. I was debating on adding continuous ruffles to the front, or a large fabric flower in the middle, but it just wasn’t doing it for me. Since the rage right now is letters and numbers, which I am loving by the way, I decided to go that route. I already had the number stencils on hand which happen to be next to my damask stencil (imagine that!) so I used both.