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Room Of The Week: The Most Glorious Nursery You’ll Lay Eyes On

I’ll be the first to admit that baby nurseries aren’t rooms I usually get super fired up over, nor have I ever found myself pinning any during the many, many, MANY hours spent trawling thru Pinterest.  But boy did that all change when I caught sight of this elegantly cool, yet oh-so-warm baby nursery, designed by gorgeous mom/interior stylist/wedding planner Nicole at Me Oh My.

(*Note* I literally gasped when I saw this hanging pendant – by Jamie Young)

First off, the room is so beautifully designed that if you took out the crib and hanging mobile, it could act as any other room in your house.

(Nicole with son Ford)

Per Nicole: “I created this space with my boy in mind, wanting to play up the existing white walls, and re-using a lot of our furniture and accessories, but making it a brand new space for our boy.  Ford is my dreamboat, the sweetest thing I’ve ever laid eyes on, so the light and airy room is very fitting for his happy demeanor.”

(Personally thinking of replicating this look – a blown up black and white photo on canvas.  So easy!  Just go to this website)

(Those miniature clothes hanging just slay me, as does this Moroccan leather pouf)

*All photography by Ashlee Raubach Photography.  To check out Nicole’s shop with her artwork, head over here.


Sliver Of A Room Of The Week

I think it’s very apropo that the above room’s got a big ol’ oyster painting anchoring the corner.  If oysters are indeed aphrodisiacs then this sliver of a room’s makin’ me feel all sorts of warm and fuzzy all over.   Having just moved back to Santa Monica to a pad within walking distance to the sea, my place is being filled with touches here and there of all things serene and beachy (but just touches, so as not to overdo it).  And for me, the room above, with the painted exposed brick walls, slightly distressed table, white frilly coverlets on the bed and chair, and the clam (!) shell vase, just captures so perfectly the zen look and feel I’m going for. The oyster painting, by Bellamy Murphy, was from the November ’10 Coastal Living magazine, and I can’t take how gorgeous it is.

Anywho, Happy Monday to all, and please continue to keep our good friend Andy in your thoughts.  All of your prayers are sooo appreciated for this very special girl, and helping her to heal, day by day.