the baby nook plan

The past couple of weeks have been extremely busy; from taking time to finish up my last event before the baby arrives to trying to make headway on website revisions, I've had barely any time to blog and keep you abreast of what's been going on around here. The studio has been a busy place and I just completed a stellar event this past weekend - a B'nai Mitzvah for twins (a boy + girl) who grew up in Tokyo. Can you say awesome?!? I worked on about 14 different items and was on location day of to make sure everything came along as planned. Still waiting on pro-pics to share with you those details, but needless to say it was a huge success! So in my free time, I've been trying to do some research and planning in my head for what we hope to do with the space that currently houses the Inspired Goodness workspace. It's going to become modified for the little one to have it's own dedicated space in our home. I think this really makes sense for our particular needs since I'll be taking some time off in the beginning and want to make sure that the apartment we love and have worked so hard to make our own is still a place we look forward to remaining in for as long as we can. I've come up with this plan for the 'nook' which measures a little under 80" wide by 15" deep. It's tiny and a very spacially challenged, but I'm in love with the crib we've decided on and hope in actuality this works out to be a fun little addition to our home. For furniture, we plan on purchasing the Oeuf Sparrow Crib in Walnut Finish and possibly doing a tall Ikea Billy Bookcase with a door that's glass on top and solid on the bottom. We have a set of large PAX wall units on the opposite wall in the same white color and think that would match nicely. I'm hoping to try to rig up a tension rod on the glass top half of the bookcase interior to store some of the baby's cute clothes. If that doesn't work, we'll put books and toys on display. For Christmas, I got John the Brooklyn print shown in the center, designed by Jim Datz Actually I got him a different print of Brooklyn but this one was rolled up with that as a gift for the little one. We just got it framed and it's been the inspiration point for the nook in general. The only other piece we already own is the Ship in a Bottle pillow by Coral & Tusk. Decorations would include some vintage wood crates, some owls (we have a large collection and need to include the baby in on those, don't ya think?). I loved the ones shown in my montage - a tutorial for them can be found here. And we're on the lookout for some matching storage boxes like the red and teal one's I have in my sketch. Maybe these from Ikea will do the trick. Lastly, I'm hoping to narrow down from the following fabrics to make crib sheets and a crib skirt. Top row: Jim Datz's Brooklyn / Pep A by Liberty / Eiffel Tower Keys / Elefete in Sky / Memories of Rain by Akira Minagawa for Liberty / Notebook Zakka / Parrot Stripe by Liberty / more shots of Memories of Rain
Posted on February 2, 2011 and filed under Baby C, Behind the Scenes.