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Most Recent Blog EntryOctober 28, 2014
“Third time’s a charm”, they say.
This post might seem a little out of subject compared to what The Marshmallow Studio is about and what all I normally blog about but I’m just too excited that I wanted to share this blissful moments with you. It was extremely hard to capture real colors due to poor lighting in the room but I hope you still like it.
As you might have learned on my Instagram, we just welcomed our newest little marshmallow to our family. Our tiny baby girl came to complete our little family!
Her name is Kamilla Alessandra Morin.
It’s a mother’s dream to have the perfect, healthy baby… and if she’s a creative momma like me… then it’s also her dream to have the time, space and resources to decorate the most beautiful nursery for her baby.
Well… it took me over five years and three children to have that opportunity. Life doesn’t always happen the way you plan it but I am grateful that we’ve overcome so many obstacles together and we’re in a better place today.
In my Instagram, you can see that I love the whole nautical theme. I’ve decorated my boy’s room and bathroom with lots of sea details. I wanted to spread that theme into my baby girl’s nursery but make it girly enough for her to love it as well.
This year while at SNAP, I learned about a company called Wallternatives. They are owned by Royal Design Studio and are based out of Chula Vista, California. They make the cutest and most affordable wall decals. I immediately knew I had to incorporate their products in our new home as well as in the nursery I was working on already.
I opted for polka dots. Simple dots in a variety of colors that would make Kamilla’s nursery whimsical and cute.
I ordered white, silver and dark blue dots. I’m in LOVE with the fact that they are not permanent, they were super easy to stick to the wall and what a completely different look they gave the nursery.
If Kamilla wants to switch up her room in the future, all we’ll have to do is peal off the dots and order something new from Wallternatives
My mom and sister helped me arrange the silver and white dots on the blue accent wall so they looked like confetti was blowing from the corner of the room. Then we tied them in with dark blue dots on the other two walls of the room.
I’ve always thought there was something so magical about crib mobiles. They keep babies entertained and they provide visual stimulation.
I made Kamilla a mobile using yute, embroidery hoops and yard. Simple, easy, pretty and useful…. just right!
You already know I LOVE painting so naturally I painted her wall letters.
Instead of hanging them on wall like I have done for my boys’ room, I just arranged them on top of a picture ledge then decorated with rope.
I found an acrylic paint color to match the blue accent wall then painted dots all over them in white, silver glitter and coral.
Let me show you the rest of the room:
This little bench is very special to me. My parents bought it from me in Michoacan, Mexico during one of our road trips in our RV when I was probably seven years old.
I used to play with it for hours and had all my dolls sitting on it. I stole it from my mom’s garage to pass it on to our baby girl so she can have her dolls on it now.
This is her first doll
Above it, I hung the coolest nautical cast iron hooks with little tin coral pails so she can keep her bows, hair clips and whatever other cuteness she needs to.
On the other side of her crib:
I have a side table with special decoration that I’ve made for her.
Behind the door:
We created a library just like in the boys’ room.
I also hung a the growth chart I painted to match her wall letters.
I found the perfect cast iron seashell hook for the growth chart but it was turquoise so I painted it coral color with acrylic paint.
The room has a weird angled wall so here’s what I did with it:
I placec the changing table and above it I hung a shelf with pretty decorations.
I made her a nautical wreath with a FloraCraft foam wreath wrapped in satin ribbon, I painted a paper mache anchor, attached it to it and tied rope on top.
My mom gave me this quote box that matched the nursery colors perfectly.
The wall next to it is still a working progress.
I haven’t found a dresser that I like yet but that didn’t stop me from decorating the wall haha!
I made my own nautical mirror by gluing rope around a candle mirror plate, and a coral mini whale wood decoration that I painted coral.
I printed a coral seahorse and coral crab clip art image, attached it to scrapbook sheet and framed them.
There are a few white, silver and dark blue vinyl dots on this wall too!
For our cozy corner where I’m sure I’ll be spending endless hours feeding and bonding with her:
This special gliding chair was a gift to us for our first son, Aiden. I used it with him, with Keiran and now we’ll be using it with Kamilla.
The white side shelving unit here used to be my sister’s Now that she’s off to college, I figured she won’t be needing it in her room so I stole it too haha.
You know I’m all about adding hand-painted details…
I purchased several wood pieces from Michael’s and got to painting.
Every little kid has to have a rocking toy How adorable is this little lamb?!
For the light fixture, I painted an plain white Ikea fixture and added washi tape to the base. It ties in the ceiling perfectly with the rest of the room.
The boys’ room has the same light fixture but I painted navy and white stripes on it.
You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find coral fabric!
I’m not a huge fan of the print but at least I was able to find coral fabric at JoAnn’s. I sewed this window valance and added a navy trip to the bottom.
I also had to make my own coral comforter and crib skirt because it was impossible to find one anywhere. I did, however; find the cutest white and coral crib sheets at Target and another set that was white with silver dots.
I am very proud of my new sewing skills, they have saved me tons of money in our new home.
And for the flooring detail…. I found a pretty rug at HomeGoods.
As you can tell, although the theme was Nautical with navy, coral and white…I wasn’t afraid of incorporating different patterns and hues. I almost had to because I had a limited budget, time frame with and difficult color scheme to work with.
Do you like it?
I hope I didn’t bore you with my design mommy talk and that you have enjoyed my tour of Kamilla’s nursery.
I’ve talked so much about Aiden & Keiran’s room that I feel I should write a post for it too. What do you think? Should I?
Disclosure: This is a review post for Wallternative products that were provided to me at no cost . I was not financially compensated and all opinions are genuine and my own. I only endorse and use products that I absolutely love and believe in.Read more...