Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rock-a-bye, baby, in your teenytinybuthopefullythoughtfullydecoratedroom...

Z and I* have been busy remodeling our funky, 1907 basement into the future home of our bedroom, the nursery and a master bath (*my contribution is staying out of the way until my expertise is needed) . It's our hope that by doing this, we're converting our shoe-box-sized home into at least a snow-shoebox-sized one that can hold both of us, our 175 pounds of dog (actual weight) and our wee little bebe.

Zach's friend Joel is our contractor and had his stellar framing crew knock out the basement in a couple of days. Now we're moving the furnace and air conditioning unit to make more use of the quirky square footage. Which means no A/C for us tonight. Yikes.

I'll be posting more photos of the remodeling process as we progress, but for now, let's turn our attention to what we're calling the "nursery nook." At 6'x9', it's not quite big enough to technically be called an actual nursery, so hence its "nook" moniker. It's going to be part of our room and will be able to be closed off behind double-doors. When the sad day arrives that we have to sell our beloved shoe box, it will be converted into a second walk-in closet.

But for now, it is the soon-to-be home of little Mirando.

And speaking of him, take a peek below to see what we're thinking so far for his decor. Z & I are not really "theme-y" people, so as we've been deciding on nursery ideas, our taste tends to lean more toward cozy modern (I just made up that term) with a monchichi thrown in for good measure.



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10 comments:

Teri and Mark said...

Okay - you are seriously SO much better at this than I am. I need a palette. And fabrics. How can I learn this stuff? Can I pay you to help me?

I love what you've put together here! It's going to be perfect for Mirando!

Daybreaking Dickersons said...

I cannot wait to see that $400 lamp in person.

Anonymous said...

I love your ideas but mostly I love you for throwing in a Monchichi!Next time you are around Thiago, look closely and you'll see the Monchichi resemblance.
clm

Joelle said...

I think the nursery nook will be the most stylish place in town!

katie said...

Very talented my young friend. Your style is, shall we say, perfect.
I can't wait to see the nook. It will be amazing I am sure, because everything you guys do always is.

EMILY, RYAN, JACK & CASHMAN said...

Love it! In fact...Cashman has the same color scheme in his room, and I might just have to score that letterpress poster for his wall - too hip! Check out the latest Amy Coe stuff the Babys-r-Us just got in. I want it all!

Justin and Jill said...

Your baby is definitely going to come home to a stylish "nook." All of your planning reminds me of the exciting/anxiousness that comes along with having a baby. I'm so excited for you guys. We need to get together soon so I can see your pregnant belly in person--if there even is one!

amanda said...

I am with jill, I am not sure there is a belly. I bet you will have little Mirando and wear you regular jeans home from the hospital. I think he is going to love his little room. I hope you have a new year's baby.

Jamie said...

My favorite is the giraffe lamp, I'm lovin' it!

Marcae said...

That is going to be one stylish little "nook!" I'm sure it will be nothing but perfect for little Mirando.