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January 21, 2015
by Jessica
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HOW TO COMBINE A NURSERY WITH A GUEST ROOM

Nurseries are one of my favorite spaces to design because you can be a little more creative and play up colors/patterns more. Plus newborns (or soon-to-be newborns) make the best clients ;). Lately the same question keeps coming up – “how can I create a nursery and a guest room in the same space without making it feel too baby-ish (yeah that’s a word) or too much like a guest room?”. Well, luckily all of the nurseries I’ve designed so far have also doubled as a guest room – so I am very familiar with this situation! Here are a couple of nurseries I’ve designed (that do not lack in the bold color department) along with some other nursery/guest rooms I found online.

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One tip I have is to create a whole look without having one space take over the other. For instance, you don’t want the nursery to be baby-overload that will take over the guest bed area. And vice versa – you want to make sure the space is still fun for your baby without making the space overly-sophisticated for your guests. a guest bedroom and nursery! A suggestion for small spaces: use a daybed or pull-out sofa for your guest bed and then use a small side table as the nightstand or install shelves next to the bed to serve as a nightstand. a guest bedroom and nursery! Perhaps you are more of a neutral-loving family and plan on having guests a lot, you can still create a nursery/guest room that is fun but also a little more grown up. I think I would still add a little more pattern in the space above or more contrasting colors near the crib..but this is a well-designed room.a guest bedroom and nursery! I just had to share this room – the art above the crib is amazing. They did such a great job at bringing in some interest with patterns (note: the ceiling, carpet and window treatments…oh and that pendant!). I absolutely love this space!a guest bedroom and nursery!Another great example of a neutral space that works really well! I think this is a guest room and office combination – but it’s the same idea!nurseryThis is a mood board I put together for a client a while back who loves all things mid-century modern. They already had a color scheme in mind, but weren’t sure how to bring it all together. Their space had a built-in with a desk/shelving – so this room was to serve as their guest room, nursery, AND an office. Quite the challenge, but the fact that the desk and shelving were apart of the existing built-in helped. We decided to find a three drawer dresser that could double as a changing table and a daybed that also had storage so they didn’t need another dresser. I really like the textures and bright color combination.

Anyone else working on a room that is serving two purposes?? What are some challenges you are facing?

Shop the room: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // corner shelving

January 19, 2015
by Jessica
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MY GO-TO NEUTRAL PAINT COLORS // PART ONE

Selecting the right paint color for your space can be very tricky. It all depends on the amount of natural light, the flooring color, other finishes/materials in the space and furniture. Trust me, I’ve had my fair share of paint mishaps and I know how frustrating it can be. So, today I am going to share a few of my go-to neutrals that haven’t failed me yet! Now, this is part one of a series – part two will consist of dark neutrals that I love. Stay tuned!neutral-paint-colors
edgecomb gray via oh, i design blog1. Edgecomb Gray – Benjamin Moore / View more of this project here.

4209ee17770f3247c7c21272fadd4fb32. Gray Owl – Benjamin Moore / photo source

balboa mist3. Balboa Mist – Benjamin Moore / photo source
oystershell14. Oystershell – Benjamin Moore / photo sourcereverepewter15. Revere Pewter – Benjamin Moore / photo source3fb0d409a0a4c58aa78349d12cefa9226. Stonington Gray – Benjamin Moore / photo sourceneutral paint colors via oh, i design blogaloofgray1. Aloof Gray – Sherwin Williams / photo sourceaccessible beige2. Accessible Beige – Sherwin Williams / photo sourcelattice3. Lattice – Sherwin Williams / photo source frenchgray14. french gray – farrow & ball / photo sourcesedate-gray-1024x6805. Sedate Gray – Sherwin Williams / photo sourcebehrsilverdrop6. Silver Drop – Behr / photo source

Happy Monday friends! Feel free to ask any paint-related questions below. :)

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