Get the Look: Neutral Nursery

Andrew and I are expecting our first baby at the end of February, so I've got babies on the mind! I really love the look of a neutral nursery, one that can be used for a boy or girl with little or no changes! The main pieces can stay the same and if changes need to be made for a future kiddo, simply switching out bedding or art should do the trick. This nursery looks a little more on the masculine side, but I think it works for a girl too. Then again, I really love masculine spaces, so maybe it's just me! 

The trick to a successful neutral color palette is to add interest through pattern or texture. In this design, I've added a bold pattern through the striped rug and texture through the garland, basket, and sheepskin. 

What are your thoughts on a neutral nursery? I say go for it! 

The cutest neutral nursery! Get the look! Items from Urban Outfitters, AllModern, Restoration Hardware, Anthropologie, CB2, and Target.
The cutest neutral nursery! Get the look! Items from Urban Outfitters, AllModern, Restoration Hardware, Anthropologie, CB2, and Target.

Check out the links below to get the look!

Crib // Pendant // Sheepskin Rug // Striped Rug // Art // Changing Table // Basket // Pouf // Rocking Chair // Floor Lamp // Tassel Garland

Round-up: String Lights

When I look into my future, I have a this vision of throwing beautiful dinner parties in my backyard with my family and friends. Everyone is enjoying each other, the temperature is perfect, the music is relaxing, it's the perfect ambience.

But what's making it so perfect, really? I'll tell you. It's the gorgeous string of lights hanging from the wooden pergola above the dinner table. In fact, the dinner could be burned and nobody could show, but as long as the string lights are gleaming, it'll be a good time!;) 

Anyone else feel like all is well in the world when they're under a set of string lights? This post is for people like me and you. Check out this round-up of six seriously perfect indoor and outdoor string lights.

image via urban outfitters

image via urban outfitters

The cutest round-up of string lights!

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E-design : Rachel + Darin

I love doing e-design! With moving around and traveling so much after Andrew's graduation, it's become the design service I offer most. I love being able to work with clients from anywhere and they are often surprised how detailed e-design projects can really be. All e-design projects include an initial consultation, floor plan, design board, and shopping list with one round of revisions. After receiving their design, clients are welcome to implement it in their home at their own pace.

This last project was done for my cousin in Salt Lake who was a dream client. It was so fun to work with her! She wanted her living room to be designed in a transitional style, a mix of traditional and modern. We started by freshening up the fireplace and built-ins that were already in the room with some new paint and a new mantle. We included all new furniture mixed in with some new and existing accessories. She loves blue, so it was fun to incorporate navy into the space as the main accent color. 

Below is the initial design board I created for her:

Living Room E-design by Becky Gardner

After reviewing her initial design board she had me switch out the style of sofa, side table, and upholstered chair. They were fairly small changes and I love the result! Check out her final design board:

Living Room E-design by Becky Gardner

What do you think? I'm in love with the result! Traditional and modern with a little hint of glam. Big thanks to Rachel and Darin for being the best clients ever!