Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wren's Reno

When we first moved in back in August 2008 we were racing against a fairly tight deadline: Wren's birth! We thought we had until the end of January so we starting ripping out carpet pretty much immediately. Within a couple months we had the floors installed, and by the end of November we had the beadboard up and finished. By mid-december we had everything finished, and just in the nick of time because Wren made her debut early a week before Christmas!
As she has gotten older we have made some adjustments (click here to see the original reno) so take a peek at how things have changed as our little bird becomes a toddler.


Come on in! Wren loves having guests.
We repurposed this little bird cut-out I made for her original nursery after I found this mirror out thrifting. The mirror broke but the frame was so beautiful and I didn't have any oval shaped artwork so I just kept it simple and left the bird on the wall.

Wren's bedding was how the whole color scheme came to life. I had drooled over Rachel Ashwell's tie-dye crib set for months, and when I went to purchase it at her old Newport Beach store I was thrilled to find it was discontinued but they still had a couple pieces left. The crib skirt was $29 and the bumper was $49! I am trying to figure out how to have them repurposed for her big-girl room I love them so much~

The artwork above her crib is a Field Trip print mounted on wall paper in an antique frame.

Originally her change table, the vintage dresser (found on craigslist for $20 and jazzed up with some vintage enamel numbers) now contains mostly socks and books. She LOVES to read and while out treasure hunting I always manage to bring home a few more so these are just the most popular.
The pom-poms come from Michael's and the lamp was a gift from Aunt Kate.


We picked up this big antique cabinet last November for $140 after stalking it at a local store for close to a year (click here to get the scoop on our find). It is by far one of the funnest thing I've ever bought!

The chair was a discontinued style from Ikea we picked up for $150 and the ottoman is the Ektorp.
The light fixture was a $19 Home Sense deal.

My mom gave us the blue quilt which was made for me as a baby by family members.

Originally Wren's room was quite white. I think people thought that was strange and that kid's rooms should be colorful and fun, not stark and sterile white. But I knew that as she got older toys, blankies, and books would all become part of her room.... which are all colorful. So to keep it calm and not overwhelmingly vibrant we keep the mainstays light and let the accessories add the fun.


I like that things don't match and that virtually everything is a different shade of blue. The round pillow is an old Simply Shabby Chic purchase from target, and the knitted teal pillow was an Anthropologie sale find.

We try and keep it to white and blue, but there are little hints of every color.
like the pompoms on pillows...

or the ruffles on her crib bumper.

Thanks so much for stopping by and playing a while in Wren's well lived, well loved in bedroom!

36 comments:

Erin said...

One of my all-time favorite nurseries! I didn't think it could get any cuter, but it certainly has!

Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow said...

I absolutely love Wren's room! All the little details make it such a personal space.

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

I love everything about Wren's room! You've done an amazing job! I love the eclectic mix of pillows and toys....and how they all seem to come together so perfectly.

Nice work, momma! :)

Cora Anne Designs said...

It's all so sweet, great job!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

It's just beautiful, love how it is so calming!

Rondell

liz @ bon temps beignet said...

I love Wren's room. It's sweet and personalized without screaming "A kid lives here!"

Amanda said...

it looks UH-mazing Holly. and you know how much i loved it before! i'll be updating Jack's room soon to suit his growing personality and not so little anymore little body! lol. looks like you had fun updating, and Wren has got to have fun in there playing and learning and growing. LOVE it.

lena said...

Wren's room has always been my favorite. Perfect place for a little girl to spend some time.

Katie Bug said...

Wren's room is so adorable! I love the little Dick and Jane story book set.

Kacey said...

I love the way you've put it all together. I think it's a lovely little girl's room, with so much flexibility.

Katie said...

I LOVE all the white...in fact before I even started following your blog I came across a pic of it and have it saved in a folder for "future ideas"! :) Love it all..

Lovely Little Nest said...

Her room is SO pretty! I love all of the unique touches ~ I'm sure it makes her feel all cozy and loved :)

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

So Pretty! I love that it is a white room. You are so right that all the toys and accessories provide the color.

Allison said...

You've done a beautiful job with Wren's room! What a fun room she has! It's delightful with the pom poms hanging and all the pops of color throughout. What a little show place....one of the prettiest little girl's rooms I have ever seen. Wonderful photos.

nouveaustitch said...

You really found those pompoms at Michaels? Too cute. Lovely room.

Ellen

Sophisticated Home said...

This is gorgeous. The pictures definitely help with my room inspiration which featured blue and dark hardwood floors. Thanks for sharing!

Morning T said...

Holly this is absolutely gorgeous! Great job on creating a beautiful space for your sweet girl.

jodi said...

Great room! I also have a daughter named Wren (she is 5 and named after my Great-Uncle).

lowofo45 said...

I could swear those pom poms are those round scubby thingys used instead of wash clothes for a bath or shower!!

That could be an idea for anyone else wanting to do something similar..(just stretch them out a bit)

iela said...

OMG...I adore your room!!! Over the past couple of months, I have been thinking and rethinking and you have inspired me...I going to do my daughter's room in those amazing tones. So elegant and tranquil. I love the details. Fabulous job!

KinsandMe said...

Can I ask how you created such beautiful pom poms. I have tried to make some that had step by step instructions from Martha Stewart but they turned out dull, small, and un-fluffy (if that is such a word) unlike yours. Would love to know if you have any special tricks to making them as beautiful as yours.

Thanks!

KINSANDME

katrina lauren said...

i can't stop looking at wren's beautiful room....amazing! i love the soft airy feeling of this space...every detail is stunning!
xo.
k

slattos said...

This is one of the msot beautiful nurseries I've ever seen! I love your style.

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

I just had to come back and look at the reno, since it'd been awhile, and your post on her future big-girl bed got me thinking about it. And man, this is Absolutely my favorite room of your house! Are there design contests you could enter, because this room would win some serious prizes! :D

(ps- can you tell us what you used to hang the poms from the ceiling without the mounting being obviously visible? Thank you!)

Lisa said...

I love this room. I featured your pom poms on my blog. Check it out!

http://lisasroombyroom.blogspot.com/2010/10/diy-mobile.html

Jen Curtis said...

Wow! I love this nursery! Well done!

April@ Natural Nester said...

Imagine my complete shock when I realized that this is the same room I have dog-eared in a magazine that came in the mail not too long ago? I LOVE everything about it! I don't think it's stark at all...so inviting, yet calm and soothing. Perfect for a little girl!

I'm using this as a loose guideline for our little gal's playroom, including those fun pompoms!

Lindsey said...

Yes this is one of the most beautiful rooms I have ever seen. We are moving into our first home in September and I am just so inspired by your blog. Love the idea of non-matching shades in the same color family. Thank you for the inspiration, I cannot wait to read more!

Lindsey
A Pear to Remember
http://theadventureofculinarylin.wordpress.com

Team Jackson said...

Where did you find the PUFFY balls you hung on the ceiling??

CyberBun said...

Did you do the floors yourself, or did you hire someone? Also what kind of wood is it...I looove it!

Emreen said...

Lovely pom poms... What an ideal room... love the blue and white combination.. !!

Engl-ish said...

love this! Where did you find the pom pom trim for the pillow?

Alison said...

I simply adore this room! We're expecting in June and using this as inspiration for our baby boys room.

selenebp said...

I love this room and am planning to use it as inspiration too for my baby boy! You did and awesome job! I wish the crib skirt was not discontinued as i LOVE IT!

Kay Long said...

Very nice job! Love it!

Cara Treuting said...

I love this room! Especially the crib, do you know the manufacturer?

 
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