Get The Look 4
As an Interior Stylist for Karin Bennett Designs in Burlington we’re always looking to stay on top of the design trends. This year, florals are making quite the statement. Whether it’s a mural wall, sheets, a rug or pillows this theme is everywhere! I can’t complain because I am absolutely IN LOVE with it. I’ve put together some of my favourite Floral Nursery inspirations here.
With florals in mind I thought it would be fun to give you some ‘shoppable’ looks at Nestled. If you’re hoping to hop on board the floral trend this season I’ve actually created 3 different nurseries for you to choose from.
This is probably my favourite fitted sheet in the Snuggle Bugz store (…just saying). I wanted to show you that florals doesn’t HAVE to be ‘girly’. This nursery would totally be perfect for a little boy. So if you’re looking for a gender neutral nursery that isn’t just white on white or tone on tone this could be perfect for you. The Lorena Canal’s rugs are so easy to throw in the wash making them amazing for a nursery. I love the little cloud pillow to add a pop of whimsy to the room. The subtle hints of teal green are so unexpected and the thing that really makes this room so different. As I have said before, don’t be afraid to mix and match your sets. The dresser, glider and crib are all from completely different companies.
Well… here we go again with another ‘gender neutral’ theme. I’m telling you… florals are not just for girls anymore. In this look, I love the pops of dark navy (also a HUGE trend we’re seeing in 2017). The key here is not to go crazy. You want a few pops of colour and some large neutral pieces to break up the space. The crib is the focal point in this room so really let that navy speak for itself. I’ve paired the crib with an extremely neutral glider and dresser… again from different companies. I think they all look phenomenal together. You know what they say… you don’t want too much of a good thing. In this look that’s the navy talking. I might have to disagree when it comes to cookies though. These days, I can’t get enough of em. Ha! In this space I’ve chosen a plain white fitted sheet with a floral bedskirt. The floral blanket can be thrown over the side of the crib, over the glider, draped out of the striped bin OR placed in the crib itself. It’s nice to break up the pattern with a solid fitted sheet.
Look three could also be very gender neutral if you changed the stuffed mouse, the blanket and the bumper. FUN TIP: Also an inexpensive look to change things up after 6 months. Who says your nursery has to look the same all the time? With this look I chose a peachy pink as opposed to the ballerina pink that we usually see. I love the way it compliments the Stokke Home Crib and brightens up the room. You’ll see another Lorena Canal’s rug in this space. They’re just so practical! Pick em up and throw them in the washing machine to give them a fresh look. I decided to showcase a collection in it’s entirety in this look. It’s a brand new crib and change table that you can find on the Nestled showroom floor. Actually, I’d love for you to go see it in person because with different sheets and blankets it looks like a COMPLETELY different crib. For the glider in this nursery I pulled some of the light grey from the area rug but you could definitely chose to go a little more taupe if you wanted to (It comes in a warm grey as well). There’s a great balance of warm and cool tones in this nursery and I totally love it!
Which look do YOU like best?
Jaclyn Colville is a Southern-Ontario based TV Host, Interior Stylist and first-time mom due in October. Follow her Nursery planning tips and tricks through this series “Nursery Style” with Jaclyn Colville and check out her blog on her journey through pregnancy and into parenthood on “Baby Talk” with Jackie.
We’ve partnered with Canon to bring you a three post blog series on capturing your baby’s moments and milestones in the easiest way possible. With the help of their site, babymoments.ca we’ve learned that using a DSLR camera is not as intimidating as we thought and we wanted to share the process with you in the hopes that you will be inspired to capture some of your baby’s sweet moments too.
As a follow up to Part One in our Canon Baby Moments series we decided to test out our skills with a model in the 3-6 month age range. At this time babies are typically just beginning to reach for their toes, experiment with tummy time and rolling, and are just so interested in taking in all that is going on around them. We recruited nearly four month old Daniel, the most easy going and co-operative model we could have asked for.
The Shoot: Capturing 3-6 Months
Daniel is not quite rolling yet but he is a pro at tummy time. We decided to capture some of his expressions and personality as we worked on his neck strength and flashed his baby blues at us. As smitten as we were with Daniel we quickly realized that he only has eyes for his Mama. The way a baby looks at his mom, with such adoration, was a moment we just couldn’t let pass us by. In order to get the shots we wanted, we used the tips on babymoments.ca to guide us. Here is how we set up the shots:
- We found a bright room with a window that let in lots of natural light.
- Using a soft blanket, we created a place to comfortably rest Daniel for his paparazzi moment.
- We used the Canon EOS Rebel T6i paired with a EF 50mm f/1.8 STM portrait lens and set the dial to Portrait mode or “P”
- Getting down on our hands and knees, we went to work snapping his expressions, his sparkling eyes, and the tremendous effort it took for him to keep his head up.
We love how they came out and think they captured little Daniel’s easy going nature and personality perfectly! With this completely obliging subject, the whole shoot took around 20 minutes and we had so many great shots they were hard to narrow down! Stay tuned for part three of our Baby Moments series with Canon where we will be celebrating baby’s first birthday and capturing those exciting one year characteristics.
While summer pastels are light and refreshing, there is something about timeless black and white that looks crisp, clean and modern. If you are shopping for a gender neutral gift, or just love the monochromatic look, here are some of our favourite black and white products to inspire your next purchase.
- Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30 Car Seat in Devoted Black and White
- Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair in Black
- Ju Ju Be Be Neat Legacy Bib – The Marquess
- Colibri Reusable Snack Bag – Large Paisley
- Baby Paper in Black and White Stripe
- OVer Company Alto Stripe OVer Cover
- Minimoc Infinity Shoe in Silver Dot
- Skip Hop Footie & Hat in Cloud
- Farm Hoppers Cow
- Little Unicorn Petite Manifest Bag in Obsidian
- Lulujo Bamboo Blanket in Hugs and Kisses
- Kid O Wobble Racoon
Finding the perfect nursery rug can be tricky – too big, too small, just right? Wait… that’s chairs. Well, the same applies for rugs. Here are a few of our favourites. Which one do you like the best? I’m always drawn in by the green that’s in the middle but then I love a round rug as well. I’d love #3 in round. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to track down my own personal rug maker…
As always, check out more on our Pinterest page.
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