Life is too short to live ugly.
Here is the real link to that fab photo:http://bijouandboheme.blogspot.com/2013/07/jaspers-nursery-reveal-in-style-at-home.htmlCheers!
Laura - I'm curious as to what you find fab about the photo. I get that individually the elements - Hicks pendant, faux Mouille sconces, MCM dresser, Moroccan pouf, high shag rug and Louis XVII daybed - are intriguing. But you don't find this mishmash to look like a parking lot of trends? I am reminded of the directive to look in the mirror before going out and remove one accessory. I would vote for the daybed.
Like you, I also find each piece to be beautiful but put them all together, they look a little bit distracting. I would personally remove the wall sconces and Hicks pendant. Having said that however, I think the room (overall) is quite gorgeous still!Jessiewww.mixandchic.com
The pendant and pouf could go. Even though I agree with your opinion, I do believe that those who are not very familiar with all that's going on here, would not find it to be a trend-overkill. xx meenal
What I love about your blog:Your wit, your humor, your ability to start a conversation about design, whether 'good' or 'bad'. I like you because you make us 'think!'Cheers!
I am not loving the sconces in there and I have a real aversion to word art, so the "love" sign would go. I agree about having too many trends. I think it looks less authentic without a bit of quirkiness to lend personality.
Oh, man... go to the original blog link. That baby's face just says it all.
I get a bit disturbed by this new trend of nursery decorating like a museum. It all seems so Victorian - treating the kids as objects to be adored in a beautiful room that is pretty to look at but as far from practical as can be. Babies are messy. They are very messy.White everywhere in a babies room? Are they really going to put that child on that white shag rug? Because 1. He's going to spit up on it repeatdly (same goes for the daybed). 2. It will harbor dust like crazy and turn the poor child into an asthmatic. I'm guessing that mom is already having trouble with the child having a perputally runny nose.Let's be completely honest. This room was designed for the mom, not for the baby. Probably with potential magazine worthiness in mind while it was being put together. I'm not a huge fan of the Montessori movement, but I have to give them props, they do advocate creating simple rooms that the kids are free to explore in.This room reminds me of a mom I know who puts her child in $70 Juicy Couture Onesies then gets upset when the baby poops all over them and they get ruined. A $2 onesie from Target works just as well and the baby certainly doesn't know the difference.
Peeke - Agreed. I find these breathless nursery reveals to be a kind of design blogosphere dick-swinging - "Mine is bigger and better than yours!"
Raina, LOL....I'm trying to say something witty in response, but I can't - I just keep spraying my computer with coffee laughing.....nursery dick swinging...tehehehe...so true....
well said withouht saying too much of anything, hate those sconces. I truly think they are ugly and would scare me if I were a child, sorry,
Such a beautiful room! The lighting is my favorite part of this whole space!-Sayeh, The Office Stylist
I thought nurseries were supposed to be about children?
Some odd years later, during a psychiatrist visit, this nursery will be remembered as "..a dick-swinging diaper pad."
Whatever happened to what we all learned as kids "If you don't have anything nice to say don't say it at all." I can understand constructive critisum, but some of these comments are down right mean. To the person who said the baby's face said it all - at the time this pic was taken, he wasn't even old enough to smile yet! This room is soft and playful for a baby & will grow & evolve over time as he does.
LOVE THIS.xo Nancy
I actually love those sconces...and the day bed too.Everything else, notsomuch
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