Thursday, February 25, 2010

Design Mania II

So along with the topic of rearranging my house comes the delightful task of setting up a nursery.

As we have decided to go ahead and do a major(ish) overhaul of two rooms, I've really had to start thinking about what I want to do, especially as we're planning on painting (and re-carpeting) Blueberry's room. But in order to pick paint colors, I had to have an idea of how I was decorating.

I decided a logical place to start would be with bedding. I examined various themes and ideas but ultimately my love of literature--children's literature in this particular case--won out. After perusing the classic Pooh Bear collections and oohing and aahing over the Beatrix Potter sets, I finally decided on a lovely set that has various nursery rhymes. This gives me a lot of license to mix and match in various other characters and stories with ease. Plus the more gender neutral colors of the set let me go ahead and pick out paint now without knowing if Blueberry is going to be a he or she. Besides, I've always known I would never be one to the do the traditional pink or blue.

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Right now I'm leaning towards an orangish/yellow color for the walls (if you can look close enough at the bedding, you'll see the color I'm looking at is incorporated in various places all over the quilt). It's bright but not too bright, and I'm just hoping it will turn out the way I'm envisioning!

So bedding is now in hand, negotiations over paint colors and carpet choices are ensuing, and as my bump gets bigger (could someone explain to me how my stomach is the size it is if I've only gained about 1 pound so far?) the fact that I'm about to have my entire existence changed is becoming more and more real. And I'm OK with that.


Amber said...

I'm guessing you mean the color inside the castle door and inner color of the clock?

Lowes can match the color exactly if you are worried about finding the right shade.

Let me know if you desire any help painting. (Unless you intend to paint perfectly vertical stripes...that's off the table since Hillery's dining room.)

Hillery said...

Yes, even though I am now playing catch up with my earlier weight loss during this pregnancy, I also wonder where this stomach has come from. I lost about 12 pounds in the first trimester, and now have gained about 8 of those back. Still below pre-pregnancy weight, yet I feel that I look huge! Only 15 more weeks to go! Though this time around I'm praying that I may only have 12 weeks left!

Ouph said...

Amber--actually it's the color on the pathway and like the strings of the violin. Except it looks more brown here than it is in real life!

I will definitely let you know on painting. And no, I will be doing no stripes! I learn what not to attempt through observation :)

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