BIG NEWS, BIG MOVE

This is a photo of Eleanor and myself looking for home inspiration because we are moving! I have been holding this in for months! My husband did not want me talking about this but after months of pleading I can finally share the news!

What a process and turn of events this has been. For years we always wanted to buy the lot next to our current home and either expand our home or build a new one. Two years ago our neighbor put her house on the market and we jumped at the opportunity to make our dreams a reality. The area we currently live has completely changed in the last 10 years. It was an up-and-coming neighborhood that is now established. The housing values have skyrocketed making it a safe investment, so we decided to start building our dream house. We completed the plans for our new home and started interviewing builders. However, after Eleanor was born, things changed.

My husband works in real-estate and is completely comfortable with the entire process. Me, I felt 100,000% overwhelmed before we even decided on a builder. I felt like I was drowning in anxiety over all the decisions that were to be made. I hated the process and quickly realized it wasn’t for me. So this feeling coupled withe urge for a change of scenery made us decided to stop the building process and look at what was available on the market.

There are only two areas in Dallas I was open to moving to. After touring homes in both areas, we were starting to feel defeated. Either the home needed SO much work or the lot had zero backyard (something very important to use). We weren’t finding the right fit and it was becoming really frustrating. However, I kept telling myself the right home will come. And it did! Brice happened to be on an app at the exact moment this one house popped up. We were obsessed! It had everything we wanted: location, 4 bedrooms, updated, natural light, big windows, separate rooms, a huge backyard, a pool and a game room. And come to find out the house was posted by accident and wasn’t supposed to go live for another two months. We felt like it was meant to be!

We asked to see the house regardless, knowing we couldn’t move in for almost 5 months. We toured it, fell in love, and went under contract. However, this all happened months ago! We now have a few more months to go and I can not wait! This house will be perfect for our family and I can’t wait to make lots of memories!

I have hired a designer to do the interiors and I am so excited to show you everything we have come up with!  Home interiors are my secret passion in life so I am super excited to take you along on this process!!!

Pale Pink Little Girl Nursery

I can’t believe Eleanor’s nursery is finished. I used to wonder what my first childs nursery would look like. I still pinch myself that this is where I am in my life. The process was much different than I expected. I always thought it would be a fun and easy little project to prepare for my first child. However, this little room almost sent me to an early death. It was a combination of stressful, exciting and did I mention stressful! I have a completely new respect for any interior designer! Your job is H.A.R.D! I wanted the space to be a mix of classic, a touch of modern, and elements fun. My original idea was to wallpaper the room but upon deciding to potentially move in the Spring, the financial cost of the actual wallpaper and instillation did not make sense. I then moved to curtains, but again, with the cost of fabric and hiring someone to make them, with approximately 8 months left in this house, didn’t make sense either. So, simple and easy is where I left it!

The space is very calming in person. I find myself, my two dogs, and my husband will just go in there to relax. I really think it is the paint color that helps with the soothing. I went through numerous options and finally settled on the Benjamin Moore ‘Gentle Butterfly’. It is exactly what I wanted: light-pink, calming and classic. I decided to paint the walls and ceiling with it so the white trim would really pop. I think, with the white chandelier, it turned out perfectly!

I always love the use of acrylic pieces in a room as they fill the space without over-cluttering the room with large pieces. Since the room isn’t overly large I knew I would have a few acrylic pieces and the mix of the bookshelf, wall shelving, and frame fit perfectly. As for the rest of the space, I kept things pretty neutral. The Nursery Works rocker, Crib, and changing table were all purchased to balance out the wall-to-wall pink. One of the last things I did was to add a few personal touches. The bear on the wall above the crib is the bear I toted around everywhere with me as a child. And the monogrammed crib sheet is such a sweet way to add personalization to the room.  Overall I am really pleased with how it turned. I can’t wait to bring her home and watch her grow in this room (at least for the next 8 months).

 

PRODUCT LIST

Crib Wall
Million Dollar Baby Classic Liberty 3-in-1 Convertible Crib,  Hermes ‘Faune Lettrée’ Silk Scarf (framed in Acrylic Shadow Box by Bills Plastics), Serena & Lily Crib Skirt,  Cam Cam Copenhagen Swan Music Mobile, Serena & Lily White Sateen Crib Sheet (monogrammed by SB Monograms), Pottery Barn Kids Llama, Pottery Barn Kids Rafia Heart basket (small)Pottery Barn Kids Clothing Hamper in Simply White, Pottery Barn Kids Personalized Clothing Hamper Liner, Monogrammed Quilt

On the Shelves
The Container Store Umbra Acrylic ShelfKeiki Toys Push & Pull Wooden Bunny, Lexy Pexy Wood Teether (Birkin / Celine), #OUCH teether (in pink),

Changing Table Wall
Pottery Barn Teen Auburn Dresser (changed the original feet with these Acrylic Mod Shop feet), Fiona Walker London ‘Sleepy Elephant’ Head, Zara Home Wooden Raised Geometric Mirror,  The Ark Memory Foam Changing PadMunchkin Waterproof Changing Pad LinersBurt’s Bees Baby Knit Terry Changing Pad Cover, Ubbi Diaper Pail, ibaby Air Purifier and nightlight,

Bookshelf Wall
Nursery Works ‘Compass’ Rocker, Acrylic Leaning Bookshelf (less expensive option here), Infant Optics Baby Monitor, RH Baby Canvas Storage in Pink Bunny, Ikea side tableAtelier Choux Monceau Mansion Swaddle (on back of rocker)

Closet
Closet Complete Baby Pink Velvet Hanger, Swaddle Me Swaddler, Target Weave Basket,

Around the Room
Southport 5-Light Chandelier, Paint Color – Gentle Butterfly by Benjamin Moore

           

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