Girl’s Nursery ~ Client Reveal


The week Andrew and I found out that I was pregnant, I received this email: “My husband and I are expecting our first little one in March.  I am interested in your services for helping us create a nursery here in our home...So far, I have a handful of ideas and fabric swatches, but that's about all…”

What timing!  I met with Jess shortly after she sent her email and we started working on a design plan for their little girl’s nursery.  Jess originally was leaning towards a pink and green color scheme, but she ended up changing her mind to purple and gray.  (Believe it or not, she made the color switch on her own!)  Jess and Jason were such a pleasure to work with, and it was really fun for me to create a purple nursery, especially during my own pregnancy.

They had a great space to start with; we just needed to transform it in order to accommodate their new arrival.  Here are a few before pictures:

nursery before

nursery before

And the after (photos by Beth Furgurson Photography):

purple & gray nursery


The inspiration for the room started with the purple and gray bedding (from Pottery Barn Kids).

purple & gray nursery crib

The purple color in the bedding is a unique purple, and I found a perfect match to it in the fabric we used for the window treatments.  The embroidered modern floral design was a soft and playful addition to the nursery.

purple & gray nursery

The beautiful window treatments were fabricated by Christine of Iron Gate Interiors.

purple nursery window panels

Jess found these adorable pom poms on Etsy ~ Bell Bloom Design.  To complete the color scheme, we brought in a few pops of aqua to use as an accent color throughout the nursery.

purple gray & blue pom poms

nursery lamp

The dahlia wall flowers are also from Esty ~ Bed Buggs Boutique.

purple & gray nursery artwork

Barden’s Decorating painted and meticulously stenciled the room.

purple & gray nursery changing table

nursery stencil

We also added an armoire to the room for extra storage.

purple & gray nursery armoireIt was such a joy to work with Jess and Jason on their nursery.  I love how it turned out!

CGI & client

Congratulations Jess and Jason on the arrival of your sweet little girl, I hope she’s enjoying her new room!

º What is your favorite part of the nursery?

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Window Treatments & Wall Colors ~ Client Reveal

Back in August, I received an email from Hanna: “Hi Cathy…My family and I recently moved to Glen Allen from Connecticut and I could use some design/decorating help with making our new house feel like home.”

Over the next few months, Hanna and I met several times to help her vision come to life.  Hanna has a good design eye, but wanted help pulling everything together in their new home.  She had already visited a few fabric stores and was willing to have fun with color choices.  Her main goals were to choose paint colors for the majority of the house and to add window treatments to the downstairs rooms.

We started in the Living Room and Dining Room.

dining room window treatments detailHanna found the brown floral silk and the tan silk at Williams & Sherrill.  With the expertise of Christine from Iron Gate Interiors, we designed complimentary window treatments for the adjoining rooms.

Dining Room

dining room window treatments

Living Room

living room window treatments

living room window treatments

As I mentioned before, Hanna was willing to have fun with color.  To complement the fabric, we chose three shades of blue to use on the walls.

All Benjamin Moore:

living and dining paint colors

Painting the tray ceiling in the Dining Room the lightest shade of blue gives the room added interest without being overbearing.  Here is an angle where you can see all three colors (dining room on the right, living room on the left):

dining room ceiling

The kitchen contains an eat-in area and also opens up into the family room.  For paint colors and window treatments, we were working with the existing granite in the kitchen and their current sofa.

In order to coordinate with all of the pieces in both rooms, we choose Benjamin Moore Gray Mirage 2142-50 – a nice blend of gray and beige with a hint of green.

BM Gray Mirage

Again, we enlisted Christine’s help and decided on neutral linen pleated window panels with a contrasting trim.  We repeated the same fabric and trim on all three windows in the space in order to keep the two rooms feeling connected.

Family room

family room window treatments

Kitchen & eat-in area (Notice the cute idea for hanging Christmas balls!)

kitchen bay window

bay window panelsFor the window over the kitchen sink, we decided to go with a Relaxed Roman Shade.

kitchen sink window

The red and green in the trim helped tie in the couch to the rest of the space.

kitchen sink window detailTrim detail:

green & red trim

I also helped Hanna and Peter choose a few other paint colors.  For their foyer, stairway, and upstairs hallway: Benjamin Moore Brandon Beige 977.  Brandon Beige is one of my favorite neutrals right now – sometimes it reads gray, sometimes it reads as a rich beige, and sometimes it picks up a hint of green.  It all depends on the light and the time of day!

BM Brandon Beige 977

In the downstairs bathroom we repeated the Rendezvous Bay 726.

BM Rendezvous Bay

For their Master Bedroom, we chose (Benjamin Moore):

master bedroom colors

And in the Master Bathroom (Benjamin Moore):

BM Prescott Green

I really enjoyed working with Hanna and Peter.  They were delightful and friendly, and helping them feel welcome in Richmond was truly a pleasure.

A big thank you to Hanna and Peter for giving me the opportunity to work with them, and for allowing me to share their pictures with you!

º Would any of these paint colors work in your house?

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