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Baby Kuruzar’s Nursery

Hola Campers! Been awhile, huh!?  BTW, this is what we look like now:

Just kidding. We’re still fresh outta Muncie and haven’t matured. At all.

Resurrecting our beloved and oh-so-dormant, knobby-kneed 8-year old blog is my & Karrie’s favorite thing to talk about doing… and then talk about again 6 months later, like it was a load of laundry we forgot to do yesterday, but are totally putting on the to-do list for tomorrow. #whoops. Time FLIES and life takes over, I suppose… I see you all nodding in unison, cuz you get it. But omg, we can barely hold it together now and we don’t even have kids yet. I remember last 4th of July, when Melissa & Paul were in LA for a wedding and we all spent the weekend at Casa CL, it literally took me, Karrie & Chris… and Gus – 3 grown adults and one future president – trading off and taking turns wiping our sweaty brows, just to take care of the Mad Yau for a day. And she was an easy, sweet pea of a baby…

So, it appears we’re all screwed for when we have our own kiddos… some of us sooner than others. Cuz if you follow my co-blogger and lifelong buddy’s insta, you probably know that THIS HUSSY HAS GONE & GOTTEN HERSELF KNOCKED UP.

I mean… this is gonna be REAL fun. I have visions of Karrie puréeing the finest box of Kraft shells & cheese aka the nectar of the gods for her little one, looking like Chewbacca’s twin sister in the mornings, and throwing some *sick* backyard themed parties for the wee Kuruzar. But for now, I’ll let Karrie & Tim focus on preparing to be parents while I focus on what’s really important: decorating the nursery. !!%&*#%

According to the inside of a Duncan Heinz cupcake, we know Karrie’s having a boy. But truth be told, I’d be pushing all colors of the serene rainbow no matter what she was having. This room currently is an overflow closet / storage room of sorts… the only thing we did in there is bamboo blinds, so it’s otherwise a blank canvas. After a little spitballing, we decided we wanted a few things:

  • Drapery Panels in a really pretty fabric (to soften the room a bit, and to hang over the bamboo blinds.. because we love layahs)
  • A dreamy wall color
  • An Antique Rug to bring in and tie together the colors in the room
  • A dresser to double as a changing table

This is what I came up with:

PAINT COLOR: these are just watercolor swatches – but something along the lines of Farrow & Ball’s Lichen or Benjamin Moore’s Antiguan Sky or Behr’s Seafoam green (but cut to be lighter) // PENDANT LIGHT: this is the Pato Otomi from Stray Dog, which is my favorite light in the history of ever for a nursery // DRAPERY PANEL FABRIC: newly discovered Heather Chadduck Grande Fronde in Marine // DRESSER: Madegoods Pierre // SWIVEL CHAIR: Westley Swivel from Gabby – fabric TBD, but probably with a lumbar in that gorgeous Lisa Fine’s Aswan in Monsoon // ANTIQUE RUG: Kate Lester Home (sadly sold after we saw it) // CRIB: Serena & Lily Liberty Crib // SHEEP MOBILE: Etsy

And since that rad rug above is sold – (it was on hold for another customer when we saw it, then we stalked it HARD to wait for the other lady to pass on it, then she bought it and I cried myself to sleep for a week) – we went ahead and grabbed the one below instead. May not hurt to have some warmer hues in there too.  Also added in some Robert Kime fabric as an accent:

Stay tuned for pics once it gets rollin! And also for more posts to come… I have LOTS of advice to give about renovating / building, fun projects to share with you guys, plenty of life thoughts and also inappropriate things to say, and I’m SURE Karrie has some playlists, reading lists and sage advice to spew herself!



Beach Bungalow Style… (Refined)

Summer Vibes

Soon(ish), I’ll be moving out of El Frat House and into a new place – probably much closer to the beach.  And it’s got me all kindsa thinking about how I wanna play musical chairs with my decor to make things feel a little more fresh and – in the spirit of the laid back left coast – maybe a little more boho and beachy.  Someone asked me what my style was once (sounds easy but it’s the hardest question ever) and I think I responded: “Refined Bohemian Chic.”  Because that’s the vibe I always end up chasing… caning, vintage oushaks, shades of sea glass, layers of texture, hints of brass – all that noise.  These are the things that are looking like a whole lotta fun to me lately:

White Surf | Covet living

Neutral Layers | Covet Living

Dream Kitchen, Stephanie Ballard | Covet Living

Lindsey Lane Design | Covet Living

Jessica Gordon Ryan | Covet Living


{Antique Anatolian Oushak…  I DIE.} OKL Anatolian Oushak | Covet Living

{Art Deco Green Bath by Kelly Wearstler}

Kelly Wearstler Bathroom | Covet Living

Boho Backyard | Covet Living

Tulu Textiles Blue Lana | Covet Living

Thonet Chairs via Chairish | Covet Living

Hillary Thomas Entry | Covet Living

{Estee Stanley’s outdoor space}

Estee Stanley | Covet Living

Michelle R. Smith via Domaine | Covet Living

Layered Rugs via Domaine | Covet Living

Anne Sacks Magreb | Covet Living

Coziest Bed | Covet Living

Benjamin Moore Colony Green | Covet Living

Betsy Burnham for Domaine | Covet Living

Noir Graff Coffee Table | Covet Living

Porch Swing via Apartment Therapy | Covet Living

what if this were fabric? | Covet Living

Coco Bead Chandelier from Madegoods | Covet Living

Refined Boho Living Room | Covet Living

Jonathan Adler Console via Zinc Door | Covet Living

Bukhara Euro Sham from Furbish | Covet Living

Chairs | Covet Living

{Sidenote: I wanna mix those blue perforated chairs above with my greige upholstered tufted buddies below… this is my current dining room}:

steph's dining room

Mirror via Plum Furniture | Covet Living

Bungalow from BHG | Covet Living

Marjorie Skouras Chandy | Covet Living

Free Form Ceramics | Covet Living

Pineapple Sconces | Covet Living

Madegoods Stella Mirror | Covet Living

Michael Taylor for Baker Dressers | Covet Living

Chic Coastal Living | Covet Living

Malin Ming Jug Table Lamp from Visual Comfort | Covet Living

Simple Beach Bedroom AD | Covet Living

Geo Glow Lantern

Southern Living Living Room | Covet Living

Beach Chic via Charleston Home Mag | Covet Living

Grace and Blacke White Feather Lamp | Covet Living


{…has a stair runner ever been done better??}

Stair Runner Coastal Living | Covet Living

If I had my druthers, this is what I would do in my new digs:

Refined Boho Chic, Stephanie Ballard | Covet Living

{Image Credits: Carolina Irving Textiles “Paloma Stripe” | Gigi Rattan Chair | Coco Bead Chandelier | texture detail | 1st Dibs Wine Jug Lamps | Ombre Antiguo in Taupe throw pillowAntique Khotan Rug | Louis Chair | Papua Face by Sally King Benedict…  who, ehrmahgah, I love}

And maybe this for a bathroom that I plucked and slapped together awhile ago. You can click here to view the table pieces above.

Powder Bath

Happy Sunday!  See yaaaaaaaaaaa…

Water | Covet Living


Steph's Scanned Signature

Image Credits: click photo to link to source, unless otherwise noted.