Tagged: nursery

THE IVAR CABINET

On the home front our current project at hand is creating The Bean a space of his own, and on the top of my to get list right now is the Ivar cabinet from Ikea. I want to use this as a combined toy/clothes storage for the little one. I have been in love with these cabinets for quite some time, but have never found a good space to add them to in our apartment. Since The Bean needs to have a crossover space, it needs to work as a bedroom space for him at night and a sort of extension of the living room in the day time. Basically as a play space for the small ones now that we are having two little critters that needs floor space for exploring. To be honest, I am also in dire need for storage for all of his toys! Just need them to have a place of their own, preferably behind closed doors. Seems like me and Ivar will have a great relationship!

I love the cabinet in its natural state, the lovely wood will work perfectly in just about every space, with any color. At the same time, I am pretty impressed by the creativity some people have put into their own cabinets. Creating murals, adding graphic patterns and bright colors. Maybe if I go off the deep end, we will be sporting something out of the ordinary here as well – most likely not. Simplicity is my friend! Enjoy some inspiration I have found along the way, as I go back to hunting for more ideas for the new baby space.

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THE BLACK AND WHITE BABY SPACE

The Bean is in need of his own space now, so we have decided to create a room for him asap! Our living/dining space used to contain a bedroom, this is before we bought the place, and now we want to reverse the old owners vision back to the original form. This will leave the Bean with a bedroom big enough for him and all his possessions. He will end up with quite a spacious room, and I have started working on the details (we´re talking colors, wallpaper, decor), whilst the H is working on the structural bit of it.

I want the room to have a black and white backdrop, with pops of color and maybe a great wallpaper to break it up, so of course I have been spending some time inspiration hunting. Here are some favorites I´ve gathered, enjoy!

 

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All I have to do right now is waiting for a wall to arrive… I´ll share some images as soon as we start working on his little dome of greatness.

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SUNDAY SHARING

Hello Sunday! Finally gonna share one of my beloved Sunday Sharing posts with you. This weekend has mostly been spent working on the kitchen and cuddling the Baby Bean. We’ve gotten the black paint for the wall, the counter top and the sink are in place, we’ve sanded all of the cabinet doors… We’re slowly moving forward. We’ve also managed to spend some time in the city this weekend, which was a lovely break from thinking kitchen, kitchen and some more kitchen. The Baby Bean thoroughly enjoyed the city, especially looking at all the people passing by, listening to all the chatter… All in all, a great weekend.

Over to the visual input, here is a collection of some of my resent favorites from my inspiration hunts. Enjoy!

Home

HOME

1. The second house, via 2. A new build London flat with an old charm, via 3. Swedish summer house, via 4. Great collection of favorites, via 5. Tine K Home SS15, via 6. Gorgeous design hotel, via 7. Kitchen nook makeover, via 8. Amazing Italian home, via 9. Compact living, via

Style

WEAR

1. On the street after Dolce Gabbana Milan, via 2. 16 fresh ways to wear a denim skirt, via 3. Outfit inspiration, via 4. Co Resort, via 5. I need that skirt, perfect for summer, via 6. Rag and Bone Resort, via 7. How to look cooler, via 8. Sneaker bliss, via 9. Black on black, via

Eat

EAT

1. Slow-cooked beef ragu pasta, via 2. Skillet brownies, via 3. Lemon grass aubergine curry, via 4. Roasted squash and bitter greens salad, via 5. Lunch time, via 6. Green smoothie bowl, via 7. Apricot curd lemon basil meringues, via 8. Popsicle via 9. Raw lemon cake, via 

Wedding

WEDDING

1. Fpeverafter bridal collection, via 2. Pom veil, via 3. Kate Spade meets Key West wedding inspo, via 4. Intimate fall Colorado wedding, via 5. Gorgeous wedding shot, via 6. North Carolina farm wedding, via 7. The money shots for 2015 weddings, via 8. Truvelle, via 9. Peach and gold wedding ideas, via 

Baby Bean 

BABY

1. Such a lovely space filled with great details, via 2. Otis flat on belly, via 3. Great play area, via 4. How to get housework done with a newborn baby, via 5. Need this cool cat look for the Bean, via 6. Neutral grey nursery, via 7. In love with this one, via 8. Future Bean bedroom inspiration, via 9. Garden romper, via

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THE NURSERY CORNER

As I have mentioned before, I am dreaming of a separate space for the Baby Bean to call his own… Right now he has a corner of his own in our bedroom, and I thought I’d share some images from this space. To be honest, even if we had a separate room for him at the moment, we would still have him with us in our bedroom. I am not ready for nightly sleep separation just yet… But I would love to have a room to fix up for him for the time when we are ready for that separation.

Here are some images from our bedroom/his nursery corner…

NURSERY1

1. A Bloomingville wooden pendant lamp 2. We’ve used some wooden crates as tiny wall shelves for small toys and books 3. A DIY wooden beads and tassel something, simply for decor and entertainment for the Bean 4. A framed bear we picked up for next to nothing at Søstrene Grene

NURSERY2

1. We’ve put up some wall stickers over his crib 2. His hedgehog bedding from Living and one of his many blankets  3. Some wooden bunnies from Søstrene Grene and my personal favorite; a wooden rattle made by my uncle 4. One of our personal favorites from his space is this pillow from Ferm Living we got as a baby gift from a friend of ours

NURSERY3

1. A DIY garland with wooden beads and tassels 2. At the moment the Bean is sleeping on a lovely uncut sheepskin rug, it is his number one place to rest 3. A lovely crib toy the H picked up at Igloo Kids in Islington 4. Bedside lamps in copper.

So there you have it, a few pieces from the Beans corner…

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SUNDAY SHARING

Here comes another full on inspiration gathering from the week that has passed. This week has been much like the weeks before, quiet and filled with the Baby Bean and all his ups and downs. Luckily there is 98% ups on this front, so we’re as happy as can be. I am a restless person at heart, but I am surprisingly comfortable with the slow-paced life I’m living these days… We are still working on our plans to fix up the kitchen, planning future trips and just enjoying the slow days with the Baby Bean.

Now, over to the inspiration, enjoy!

Home

HOME

1. Lovely built-in reading nooks, via 2. How to go gray in a good way, via 3. Amazing Scandi home, via 4. A glassware DIY, via 5. New season texture, via 6. New York loft, via 7. Neutral Bay House, via 8. In love with this Berlin kitchen, via 9. Coffee shop as home inspiration, yes please, via

Style

STYLE

1. 15 ways to wear floral prints, via 2. PFW street style, via 3. Janessa Leone SS15, via 4. Strappy sandals, via 5. The perfect midi, via 6. This vintage dress, via 7. Style crush, Natalie Joos, via 8. In love with this combination, via 9. Stripes for spring, via

Eat

EAT

1. Wild rice bowl, via 2. Matcha frappe, via 3. Chamomile honeycomb ice cream, via 4. Chia seed yogurt pudding, via 5. Scalloped potatoes, via 6. Pumpkin ravioli, via 7. Stuffed peppers, via 8. Margarita recipes, via 9. Grilled peach and burrata salad, via

Wedding

WEDDING

1. Modern California wedding, via 2. This venue, via 3. Outback wedding, via 4. Modern and edgy wedding dresses, via 5. Winter garden wedding, via 6. Beyond gorgeous, via 7. Beach elopement in Iceland, via 8. Gown, via 9. Black bridesmaids – I’m a big fan, via

Baby Bean

BABYBEAN

1. Amazing monochrome nursery, via 2. Trip to the tropics overalls, via 3. All white nursery, via 4. Animalistic sweat shirt, via 5. I want this wallpaper for the Beans room, via 6. Craving this romper, via 7. Krispy Dreme fitted crib sheet, via 8. Stella McCartney sweatshirt crush, via 9. Wigwam pillow, need it, via

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BABY STORAGE

I’ve had more than a few changes happening to me lately, at least for the last 8 months of my life, both physically and mentally. The physical changes are all quite normal, since I am growing a human being inside my body, so changes are bound to happen, but the changes in mentality is what has got me the most fascinated. One of the big changes is that some sort of organizing gene has hit me hard! I guess it could have something to do with the realization that my life will suddenly include a lot more stuff, like tiny trousers, diapers, cool miniature shoes and toys… And in my world these items all need somewhere to call home.

We have organized a lot of the baby stuff already, clothes have been organized by size, diapers are ready for the first week home… The bouncy chair, car seat and stroller are all stacked away downstairs, ready for the arrival of the mini. But right now I am hunting for some more visible storage ideas, for example for toys, books and other items that will be kept out of the dressers we’ve got around the house.

I am really linking the idea of paper bags as storage, makes for a great {and not to time-consuming} DIY project, or one could pick up one pre-painted and ready to go from a shop… Just need to figure out where I can get a hold of some paper bags around here, preferably looking like these ones via

Or maybe I should just order a few from Tellkiddolike this amazing bear one!

I am also feeling like a couple of these cork storage boxes could make for a great addition to the home, via.

Crate shelves are great for books and tiny toys on display, unknown source. We’ve got three crate shelves we’ve added to the wall of our nursery corner, since we don’t have a full on room for the baby bean at the moment… You can check some of the nesting photos here.

 These storage bins right here give me a circus feelvia

Love this shelf, some items on display, some hidden away… via

I say yes to display shelves, especially display shelves filled with wooden robots and storm troopers, unknown source

Both me and The H agrees, we need some of these Lego storage boxes for the baby bean, via

This built-in storage solution is brilliant, and I will try my best to keep it in mind till he gets his own room {and ages a bit}, via

Storage boxes with faces, why not? via

Bring some color to your space with these sacks, via

Basket love, via

Storage on wheels, via

Brilliant wall storage, I would place this by his changing station in the bathroom, to keep the bare necessities close and ready at all times… via

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SUNDAY SHARING

It has been quite a post-less week for me… Tomorrow we are just one month away from calling ourselves parents, so the H went to London to see his family and friends and I headed home to see mine. The H came home with some amazing stuff for the baby bean, pretty jealous, I would love roaming baby stores in Islington as well! He came home with loads of fashion for the bean, toys and lots more. So now I’ll put on my organizing cloak and start putting everything in its place.

I’ve got a plan of making weekly “to-do-lists” so I am sure I’ve got some sort of clear idea of what to do and when to do it… I am suffering from extreme pregnancy brain, I forget everything these days, so lists are my best friends…

Over to the visual input, here are some of my favorite items from the week that has passed, enjoy!

Home

HOME

1. Add some green to your home, via 2. Amazing “hidden” office space on display, via 3. Elegant dining room with some black in it, via 4. Cable love, via 5. Well curated shelves, via 6. Minimalist white bathroom, yes please, via 7. Love this hallway, via 8. Hello bedroom, via 9. Living space, via

Style

STYLE

1. Amazing instagram for minimalist style, via 2. Sandal porn, via 3. Amazing coat, unfortunately sold out so waiting is the game to play, via 4. Spring layering, via 5. How to dress at every age, via 6. Outfit envy, via 7. Madewell spring catalog, via 8. Midi skirts and leather jackets for the win, via 9. Paris street style, via

Eat

EAT

1. We love a great fish taco, gonna try out this salmon taco soon, via 2. Chilli cherry mango smoothies, need to test it, not just for the amazing color, via 3. Pasta with ham and leek, via 4. Amazing foodie instagram, via 5. What a beautiful mess on a plate, via 6. Give me these roasted baby beets, via 7. I really want to learn how to bake, so I could whip up something like this, via 8. How tasty does this look? via 9. Coconut flour porridge with matcha milk, crazy colors going on, via

Wedding

WEDDING

1. Lisa + Jon, via 2. Cute Portland wedding, via 3. Bohemian engagement session, via 4. Portrait wedding invitation suite, via 5. Put a bow on it, via 6. Great portrait, via 7. Italian wedding, via 8. Simplistic invitation, via 9. Cute nerdy wedding, via

Baby Bean

BABYBEAN

1. Milk soft musical toy, need it, via 2. Adorable kids room, via 3. Ikea baby gym hack, via 4. Baby shower greatness, via 5. I want one of these for the baby bean, then one for me, via 6. 1st birthday, via 7. My cat, my love, via 8. Giant London coloring poster, via 9. Baby space inspiration galore, via

Have a great Sunday, and an even greater week to come!

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