Grey’s nursery

I was advised by multiple people not to invest the time or money into a nursery, because our baby would never know the difference.  Three months into being a father, I can honestly say I’m so glad I ignored the opinions of those people, and I am so thankful we created a space that is just for our baby.  Putting Grey’s nursery together was one of my ways of bonding with our baby before he was born… preparing his room helped me to prepare my heart.  As I painted the walls and hung the drapes I wondered about our child growing within Jamie, day dreamed about who our child would become, and prayed I would be the kind of father our little one deserved. Before Grey ever entered the world, this room was waiting for him and it was filled with hope, peace, purpose and love.

Our nursery is one of our favorite rooms in our home.  The sun streaming in makes the room light and airy, and it just feels like an oasis from the busy world where we can watch Grey roll on the floor, read to him, change those dirty diapers and once he is just a bit older, this room is where we will lay him down to sleep.

Jamie and I worked together on every detail of this room, and had so much fun spending the last part of her pregnancy collaborating together on making it special. Here is a little glimpse into the world we created for Grey.

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photography:  Matthew Land Studios

paint color: Glidden ‘Smooth Stone’ (we had the store lightened this color by 50%)

rocker: Nursery Works Empire Rocker 

drapery rods: Home Depot 

curtains: Ikea

crochet blanket and polka dot pillow: Pottery Barn (this is a different blanket, the one we purchased is sold out)

crib, bedding, rug, elephant, giraff, pouf, mounted animal heads, changing table: RH Baby and Child

lamp: Target

custom painted animal artwork: Christiana Hauser

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When Jamie turned Thirty

Turning thirty is kind of like coming of age as an adult, so I knew I wanted to do something special to celebrate my wife.  We went back and forth about what we should do… wine and dine at Canlis, an intimate dinner party at home or just an evening out for the two of us.  In the end, we landed on a party in our design studio with our closest friends.

I’m sure some people thought I went overboard and was completely out of control… I probably was. But, I figure when you are doing anything for someone you love, why not go big?!  So I filled the room with a sea of lilacs, displayed a collection of cakes and macarons and brought in a caterer to do the rest.

Beautiful decor, good food and great friendships…  It was magical evening celebrating my wife.

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photography: Matthew Land Studios 

invitations: Marabou Design

cakes: The Sweet Side

(blackberry tarts were made by Jamie’s mom Gail!)

catering: Lisa Dupar Catering

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