Studio of Miranda Brooks, Lonny November 2012
Studio of Mettes Potteri
Home of Guido and Sabrina Chiavelli, Architect Filippo Caprioglio, Contractor Luigi Bordin, via Dwell
Design by Barbara Westbrook, Photograph by Erica George Dines for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
In my goal to establish the kids’ rooms before Baby #3 arrives, I’ve been collecting some bits and pieces along the way. Here are a few of the goodies:
For Little L:
(Please take a moment and appreciate the background carpet and wallpaper in this picture. :) That’s the old house on the farm that we store stuff in.)
I’ve hoped and dreamed of an upholstered French headboard for-EVER. So the fact that this sweet little one came up for sale on UsedRegina right when we were ready for it, for a good price, from the sweetest lady I’ve ever met buying used stuff? Golden. So excited for this beauty. It’ll get a coat of warm white spray paint, and some upholstery.
I’ve already got the fabric I’ll use to upholster the headboard - a pretty floral from Waverly.
And more fabric! The key to the whole room - yellow polka dot for the drapes. L loves polka dots. Also, I love hearing her say “polka dot”. (Or should I say “poh-ta dot”?)
Literally as I wrote the post on art for the kids, I purchased these botanicals off Etsy, from a great little shop called Early Bird Sale. They arrived super fast and are in immaculate condition. I think they’re perfect, and just hope I can find the right frames…
I got this dresser for a steal, and it’s totally the style I was looking for. But to get it for the price I did, I had to commit to buying it before I saw it in person, since the seller brought it in from out of town. Truth be told I’m not sure the drawers are ready for everyday use. I’ll do what I can and get my dad to look at them.
If it does go in L’s room it’ll be painted either a creamy white, or perhaps a paler hue of the sea foamy/minty colour from the headboard fabric. AND I have the sweetest little glass knobs that I bought on clearance from Anthropologie ages ago that will be perfect.
If it doesn’t go in L’s room I have a few other ideas of places throughout the house were it could go as a little bureau/console-type deal. We’ll see. And if it doesn’t go in L’s room I have a crazy idea that I’ll have to mull over for a while… Maybe this spindled etagere?
I’m thinking it could be sweet painted yellow or mint green (or maybe white) with baskets on the lower shelves for folded clothes (the closet in the room is a good size, so I wouldn’t need a ton), and the upper shelves for books and display? It could be super cute. And my little L could totally get her inner stylist going at an early age. OR it could be a major magnet for clutter and knick-knacks and drive me crazy. Plus, I don’t even own this piece. It’s sitting over at the old house, and I’d have to check with Grandma… but it may be an option.
And for the Boys:
This dresser. It’s so good. Sturdy old antique with a lovely wood tone, and just right lines. I’ve already detached the mirror since that makes it too feminine, I think, and because this will sit beneath their window. It needs a bit of polish on the edges, but I’m debating - maybe I should keep the patina, since two little boys are bound to rough it up some more? Hmmm… maybe this dresser won’t last long in their room, now that I think about it… ;)
A CHANGE PAD?
I snagged this large shallow basket from Urban Barn on clearance. I plan on making a little pillow to put inside and I’ll use it atop the dresser for a change pad. Can you see it? No? Trust me. I’m 94% sure it’ll be awesome. ;)
THE BEST NIGHTLIGHT EVER
This globe is something we’ve had for months now, but I don’t think I’ve shared it on the blog. I’ve wanted a globe with a light in it for ages. Mostly because of my warm-fuzzy love of the movie While You Were Sleeping. I had been scouring ebay and Etsy for illuminated globes for a while, but never bought one because I wasn’t down for paying 100+ dollars plus shipping. Finally on a whim I checked UsedRegina, and lo and behold - this perfect one for $15! Wahoo!
It gives the just-right glow to be a nightlight, but can be displayed prominently too.
Also, Little M loves it, and has a remarkable ability to remember the names and locations of countries, which is fun. Though I’ll need to purchase a current map soon so that he’s not learning about Burma and the USSR.
I’ve mentioned this painting before. It’s a vintage paint-by-numbers. I love the colours and I love the kitsch. And it was cheap, which is also what I wanted. It’ll hopefully be a collection of vintage-vibe art in the boys’ room.
And that’s what I’ve got so far! I’m so excited to bring everything all together… One day.