Wednesday, May 1, 2013

BABY BEETLESHACK ROOM TOUR










Over the past few weeks Dave and I have systematically purged our office space. We have thrown out junk, scrubbed walls, dusted blinds, touched up holes and mopped the floors. We have relocated all of my art and craft supplies to the studio and even managed to find some space in the wardrobe for wonder suits and wraps.

It is officially a baby room now and our house is officially full.

For this space I was inspired by this design board created by the beautiful and talented Briar Stanley. I went about sourcing as many products as I could as well as gathering special items that I had collected over time- some furniture from my youth, some treasures from friends and of course the usual old faithful items that are both practical and sturdy.  

I had the bee stickers custom made by Look Sugar after seeing Rebekka Seale's stamped walls- I just couldn't resist their perfection but didn't want something that might be difficult to paint over. It offers a wall papered effect with out allowing for this kind of disaster

When I first found out I was pregnant I bought the 1920's vintage mirror from Alison at Bayside Vintage, knowing that it would be perfect for a nursery when the time came. It's such a treasure and I'm so happy to finally have it on the wall.

The chest of draws was my 16th Birthday present from my parents and has since been painted white (for Pippi's Nursery) and had new handles from Uniquely Exotic on Ebay. Atop the draws sits a mirror my dad bought for me from a garage sale many, many light years ago, a set of Russian dolls gifted to me by a friend when I was working in retail (also many light years ago) and a simple circle artwork by I Need Nice Things. An embroidery hoop holds a section of a vintage tea towel while the yellow feather is by none other than Made by Mosey.

I bought the cot for $99 from IKEA and topped it with a delicious pure linen quilt from Lovely Home Idea. It crushes and crumples just as I hoped it would.

The small set of shelves beside the window were made by Dave and are filled with special trinkets and mementos including a miniature vintage chest that my sister in law gave me for my twenty-something birthday, a photo of my parents in the 70's and carved wooden boxes collected from adventures past.

Because i'm a creature of habit and slightly fussy, the change table set up is exactly the same as it has been for each of my babies. I like the nappies (both cloth for spills and disposables) to be stored in baskets under the change table along with pyjamas and a selection of simply toys to offer a distraction for baby when needed. This time I've included some crocheted baskets made by a beautiful friend (who is soon to open an online store) along with some hand printed linen buckets by Lumiere. The baskets mounted on the wall above hold the wipes and other essential 'change time' items. 

For me, the highlight of the room is the amazing Boucherouite Rug from Beyond Marrakech. It offers warmth, colour and texture- three of my favourite things.

So, now all we need to do is bring a baby home from Hospital and... well, have it sleep in a cradle next to my bed for 6 months before it moves into it's perfectly lovely room :)

I suspect the next time you hear from me it will be with a very exciting announcement!

See you soon, friends :)

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Product Details - I have linked directly to the product where possible and found alternatives where products are vintage or no longer for sale. If there is anything I have missed, feel free to contact me for further details.

Boucherouite Rug // Beyond Marrakech*,Cot // IKEA, Cot Linen // Lovely Home Idea*, Hot Air Balloon Mobile // Made by Mosey*, Otomi // The Toucan Shop, Yellow Blanket // Little Tienda, Stanley Doll // Little Pie Street, Succulent Plant // Octopus's GardenBee Wall Stickers // Look Sugar*, 1920's Mirror // Bayside Vintage, These are the Golden Days Print // Foundry, Embroidery Hoop // Fabric by Walter G, Hanging Baskets // IKEA, Change Table Cover // Eco Nino*, Linen Buckets // Lumiere*, Button Back Chair // Vintage, Floor Mat Under Chair // Urban Outfitters, Striped Knitted Blanket // La De Dah Kids*, Sleepy Face Pillow // Little Me Little You*, Chest of Draws // find similar, Ceramic Pulls // Uniquely Exotic*, Yellow Circle Artwork // I Need Nice Things*, Yellow fence Artwork // I Need Nice Things



* represents items that have been very generously gifted to me for this room

62 comments:

  1. Wow! The nursery looks so wonderful. Best wishes for your very soon to here bub xo

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  2. Love it Em! Can't go wrong with yellow accents and the wall stickers I love. Great mix of old and treasured pieces :) all the best of the arrival of your little one. Can't wait to hear the news. Bec

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  3. Looks beautiful, my friend! xx

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  4. looks like the pages from a magazine. Love it Em

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  5. Em that room is so beautiful! I can feel the joy just jumping out at me. What a lucky little cherub to have such a heartfelt room. It screams Em all over it :) xx

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  6. Love love love every little thing about this nursery!

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  7. You've done such a wonderful job, Em! Bub is going to LOVE the room.
    Adore all the natural sunlight as well...
    Ronnie xo

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  8. SO great! I am pretty envious.
    The bees are perfect.

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  9. it is gorgeous. love it! what a lucky little babe.

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  10. That mirror is divine! And I knew I recognized those adorable bees, they are the bees-knees!

    Is that pretty felt garland from happy circus?

    What a perfect nursery, I like what you mentioned about the changing table set-up and knowing how you liked it. I'm sure my next go round the nursery will be tweaked accordingly.

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  11. Lovely, it's definitely your warm unique style.

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  12. Ohhhhh it's beautiful, love, love, love it!!
    All the best for the arrival of baby beetle number 3 xx

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  13. How beautiful, with so many priceless memories and treasures. A truly divine space for a new being.

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  14. Oh my! You have such an eye Em. So, so, so insanely gorgeous.

    Not to long to go and you'll be meeting new baby beetleshack face to face!

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  15. It's a beautiful room Emily.
    Thanks so much for your posts of late, you are so clever at creating fantastic conversation from the community that you gather on this blog. I am awaiting the arrival of our babe in June and I have read so many great ideas through the comments on your posts. Now I'm off to follow lots of the links you have shared here.
    Enjoy every moment of your babe's arrival, I will be looking forward to hearing your news x

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  16. you just got it lady. impeccable style, so unique, so beautiful. I remember finishing e's room and waiting for his arrival - even with an empty room the house felt beautifully FULL, just as you described. every room and space had a purpose. can't wait to hear the wonderful news - enjoy your holiday! hehe ;) xx

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  17. So gorgeous! I LOVE your style. OH MY GOSH I'M SO EXCITED TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR BABY!! Eeeeee!

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  18. em, I am dying over this room. the bees! the poster! love, love, love.

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  19. It's perfect. Amazing. Breathtaking even. I've contacted Look Sugar about some polka dots and bees of my own ... there goes any hope of a productive afternoon, I'll be dreaming about redecorating (again)!



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  20. It is just beautiful Emily and the best bit is you can see every bit of your gorgeous love that you poured into every bit of the room. How very exciting it will be to lay your sweet new baby there. xxx

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  21. Gorgeous room. Wishing you all the very best. xxx

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  22. What a beautiful little space for an equally beautiful little person !! Wishing you all the love and luck for the arrival of #3 !! I am very inspired xx

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  23. Such a beautiful room Em! Just walking past this room would make me sigh with happiness.

    Can't wait to hear the announcement, name and pictures!

    All the best. xxx

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  24. this room is beautiful, so beautiful.

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  25. I LOVE the LHI linen, the babushka dolls and the bees.... what a nest you've created! Thank you kindly for the sources links too... think I may have to purchase some new linens x

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  26. Hello Em, I love the greens and yellows, the bumblebees and the hot air balloon. I am squealingly, burstingly proud to see that mirror on the wall. I'm so glad I found it and it's settled in its new place. It's all so beautiful and you've worked so hard - it's paid off! Alison xx

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  27. Just splendid! All the best with the birth and beyond x

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  28. Simply beautiful! Well done! Esp love the bee stickers x

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  29. Wowsers Em. You never fail to disappoint. Al the best to you and your family today. Hope you come through it all well and let us in to some inside info on the miracle of birth! Lots love. xx

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  30. Stunning room! I can't wait to hear your announcement. much love. xo

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  31. What a beautiful space you have made for the new arrival. I'd be happy to live in that room (although not sure I'd be able to squash myself into the crib!!!!).
    Think I may need some of those bee stickers
    Sending lots of love your way, excited for your announcement xx

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  32. It is only missing one thing! I love it so much, you have made a perfectly, lovely space for this already much loved babe. Can't wait for your next post!!!!! Eeekkk!!!! WOoo!!!! xx

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  33. What a stunning room! Best wishes for baby's arrival. :)

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  34. That is one über cool nursery! Good luck with the delivery, exciting times ahead!

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  35. It may just be the sweetest nursery I ever did see. Possibly only slightly less sweet than baby beetleshack.

    All the best for the coming days Em. Enjoy meeting your little one.
    xx

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  36. What a beautiful room. Best wishes for the journey ahead xx

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  37. Oh, so so so lovely Em!! Love the bees - and that rug!! So beautiful. What a lucky baby - what a wonderful world and family it's coming home to. Thinking of you! x

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  38. It's delightful. But......I think the "sad" cushion doesn't fit at all. At first I thought it could get away with tired, baby up or something but it really just looks out of place and brings a bad vibe to the rest of the room. My opinion anyway. Best wishes? Haley

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  39. The room is divine!!! I am in love with the bees :) Will be praying for a healthy baby and a safe delivery. Xx

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  40. looks absolutely perfect. love the rugs and the bedding!

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  41. Gorgeous room. What a lucky baby. Is that a Happy Circus garland I spy? xx

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  42. Such a bright and happy room! How exciting that your new baby is not far away! Best of luck xo

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  43. It is beautiful, bright and cosy. Can hardly wait for your precious arrival xx

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  44. perfect nursery, it's just gorgeous

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  46. This baby nursery is so delightful....love the golden bees and all the special touches in the room. Not long now :)) Enjoy you're next few days x

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  47. The hospital? I thought one brought home babies from the cabbage patch.... I love the draw pulls on your white dresser. Is this baby a girl? The funny-face pillow on the chair is the very best! I'd love to move into this room, but I'm way too big. In another lifetime, maybe. Happy, safe birthing to you.
    Rosemary

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  48. Can I move in? That room looks delicious! (LOOOOOOVE the BEES!!)

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  49. What beautiful details - lucky baby! :)

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  50. breathtaking! cant stop thinking about you guys! love and hugs x

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  51. What an amazing little haven!! I'm jealous of your design skills. It looks great.

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  52. It's all absolutely, totally gorgeous. You have such an eye for colour. And the details are so full of love. x

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  53. Absolutely gorgeous Em! I am jealous that my room isn't this cool ! xx

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  55. Congratulations! Absolutely beautiful baby room! Warm regards from Dovile & Lovely Home Idea team

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  56. Em! Congratulations on the arrival of your baby girl, Elke. What an amazing space for your little bub- makes me want to set up a baby's nursery! Best wishes. X

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  57. This nursery is just gorgeous! I love it, you have a great eye ;) I am just getting things together for my nursery. Just wondering where you got the smaller rug that is under the change table? I have to "borrow" a few of your ideas!

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    1. Hey kate! It's from here http://beyondmarrakech.com/ beautiful quality rugs!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em