Showing posts with label Home Tour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home Tour. Show all posts

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Baby // Our Modern Rustic Nursery

Happy Sunday everyone! I don't normally post on the weekends, but since we're still waiting on baby boy to make his debut, I thought that I'd just go ahead and share some photos of his nursery today!

When we found out we were having a boy, Cameron and I were very much on the same page with what we wanted for the nursery...which was nice because I don't think that would have necessarily been the case if we were having a girl ;) (Let's just say I like pink a little more than he does...)

We didn't want to have a specific "theme" for our nursery per say, but knew we wanted the room to have a rustic yet modern, outdoors-y, Portland-y vibe that wasn't overly babyish. (You can see some of our initial inspiration here) We love visiting national parks and knew we wanted to incorporate that into the room somehow as well, so with that in mind, the room slowly but surely came together!


I'm so happy with how the nursery turned out! What makes it really special is that it was a joint effort between Cameron and I when it came to deciding on everything, and I love that the room represents both of us. However, when it came to actually putting the nursery together, I have to give major props to Cam because he was the one that put in the work to bring our vision to life! He painted the room, put together all the furniture, hung every single thing on the walls, and made many trips to Home Depot to make this nursery a reality. I'm so thankful for all the time and effort he put in!

I love the way all the various details of the nursery came together and wanted to highlight some of them individually. I've included all the sources for everything at the end of the post! :)

One of the things I knew for sure that I wanted for the nursery was these wall bookshelves that are the rage on Pinterest. (There are a ton of different tutorials/shelf options out there!) I love how much color they add to the room, and I can't wait to read all these books to our little guy!
We chose our crib pretty early on in the process and I love the modern shape. Initially we weren't sure if we wanted to get it in gray or dark wood, but once we decided that we were going with gray walls, it made the choice pretty easy. Because the ceilings in the nursery are slanted, there was no space for a mobile over the crib. However, I still wanted something to add color and thought that a felt garland would be perfect. I absolutely love the way this one from Heyday Fashion turned out!
We had to have some storage for his stuffed animal collection, including the little lamb that I gave to Cameron back in the spring to tell him that we were having a baby!
We knew we wanted some vintage-style prints from places we'd been, and so Lake Tahoe and Rocky Mountain National Park seemed like obvious choices! I'm also kind of obsessed with this little red rocking moose, which was one of the first things we bought for the nursery :)
 Getting a good picture of the curtains during the day was a little tough, but the panels are actually fabric shower curtains that I had my sister help me alter while she was in town last week. I think all the camping-themed symbols go perfectly with the vibe we were trying to achieve for the room.
Cameron came up with the idea to use galvanized piping for the curtain hardware on one of our many Home Depot trips, and I really love the industrial element it adds to the room.
This little snippet of the room is probably my favorite! I knew that I wanted to put some antlers in the nursery, so my dad sent me two sets from Michigan from deer that he shot back in the 80's (and that my grandfather actually mounted) so they are definitely meaningful to have in our little boy's room! The print was one Cam picked out and it reminds me of our trip to Yosemite. I also knew for sure that I wanted a Pendleton blanket for our little Oregon baby and I love the one we ended up with.
The final thing that makes this little corner complete is this pendant light...Cameron actually made it! After seeing a few pricier versions that I liked at Schoolhouse Electric, he was convinced he could make one himself. He ordered all the parts online, spray painted the bulb cage, and put everything together and it ended up turning out really great! (And much cheaper than the Schoolhouse version!) I love the warmth that the Edison lightbulb adds to the room (especially at night!)
Initially, we were planning on getting a more traditional wood rocker for the nursery, however, our 1920's house has an extremely narrow stairway and literally no glider/rocking chair would fit up the stairs. Instead we opted to go with one from Ikea that we could put together in the room, and it's actually really comfy! As for the dresser, this one (also from Ikea!) seems to be a pretty popular option for nurseries to double as a changing table and it worked out perfectly for us.
The slanted ceiling in the nursery didn't leave too much space for a large gallery wall, but we were able to hang a few things over the dresser that I really love!
The adorable embroidery hoop features one of my favorite John Muir quotes and it comes from a really awesome Etsy shop, Free Spirit Jenny! She has really cute things and she actually donates 40% of her earnings to the non-profits Compassion International and Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center.
 One of my other favorite pieces in the room is this National Park map - Cameron and I have been to quite a few of them, but there are so many more that I hope we can visit together some day!
The shelf is something we repurposed from our old apartment and it gives us a little extra storage, which I know will come in handy! And then I'm absolutely in love with this gorgeous hand-lettered print from the Etsy shop, Hey Normal Day! Lindsay is actually local here to Portland and her work is beautiful. And then I just thought the canteen was cute and went with the camping vibe :)
The closet in the nursery is small, but I think it will work just fine for our little guy! I've already washed a bunch of his clothes/blankets and they're all ready for him to wear, however, I still have tags on other things. I actually bought duplicates of a few outfits in both newborn and 0-3 month sizes because I figured if he's as big as I'm thinking we may end up not even needing the newborn sizes!
I also couldn't resist getting some Christmas outfits for our little December baby :)

I am trying my best to be patient as we wait for our little man's arrival, but it's so hard! However, I'm really glad his room is all ready and waiting for him to come home! :)

Source List
Gray wall paint - Behr 'Classic Silver'
Book ledges - Ikea
Crib - Babyletto 'Hudson' via Posh Baby
Crib sheet - Trend Lab
Felt garland - c/o Heyday Fashion
Stuffed rabbit - Jellycat via Posh Baby
Lake Tahoe/Rocky Mountain prints - Anderson Design Group
Rocking moose - Ikea
Dresser - Ikea
Changing pad - Amazon
Changing pad cover - Target
Diaper Pail - Ubbi
Rocking chair - Ikea
Blanket - Pendleton 
(We got ours at the Pendleton Woolen Mills Store here in Portland but I don't see the specific color we got online though!)
Sheepskin rug - Costco
Knit poof - Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler @ JCPenney
(Unfortunately the specific poof we got isn't available online any more, but check in store!)
Pendant light - DIY by Cameron (most parts are from Amazon though!)
See America print - Print Collection
Vintage antlers - Gift from my dad
Curtain panels - Izola
Curtain rod - Galvanized piping from Home Depot
Curtain clips - Bed Bath & Beyond
National Park map - Budd + Finn
Mountain embroidery hoop - c/o Free Spirit Jenny
Stay True print - Noun
Arrow print - c/o Minted
Metal letter 'G' - Gift from my Portland shower
(Also the G is for our last name, not the first name we're planning on in case anyone was wondering!)
Red lantern - Target
Wooden shelf - Ikea
Shelf baskets - Cost Plus World Market
Diaper bag - Skip Hop
Dream Big print - Gift from my Portland shower
Wild & Free print - c/o Hey Normal Day
Striped canteen - Atgstores.com
Laundry/stuffed animal bins - Ross
Frames for prints - Goodwill
Hangers/Closet organizers - Amazon

Monday, September 15, 2014

Home // Our Portland House Tour

Happy Monday everyone!

I seriously can't believe that it's already the middle of September, this month seems like it's flying! And so I figured it's high time to finally share some pictures of our house!

After a few long months of house hunting, we made an offer on our house in SE Portland at the end of March. We actually found out we got the house on the same day we found out we were having a baby and so it definitely felt like it was meant to be! We closed at the end of April, and moved in at the beginning of May when my parents were visiting Portland. Since then, we've had a really busy summer and haven't really had a chance to do too much to the house yet. Thankfully though, it was move in ready and didn't really need any major renovations (unlike some of the houses we looked at).


Our house was built in 1926 and it definitely has the character we were looking for in a home. We loved a lot of the charming details right away and it just fit what Cameron and I wanted in our first house. This picture of the exterior is actually from when we moved in...and not much has changed there, beyond cutting the grass! Cam did make some progress on some of the landscaping out front, but we still have quite a bit we'd like to do there. We'd also like to add a deck on the back of the house, but decided to wait and save that project for next summer. As for the inside of the house, we really didn't do much over the first couple of months as we were pretty busy this summer, plus we wanted to live in the house for a bit and get used to it before we started making a bunch of changes. But over the past month or so, we've made some progress on getting the inside organized and so I figured I'd go ahead and share some photos. I feel like a house is never really "done" and it will always be a work in progress as we continue to complete projects and add things to our home from our travels. But I wanted to document how it looks right now, and I'll share updates in the future!

This is what you see when you walk in the front door and look to the right...



...and this is what you see when you look to the left.



Our living room is cozy, and I'm looking forward to fires in the fireplace this winter!




One project we'd like to tackle down the road is possibly taking the tile off the fireplace and adding brick, as we feel it would fit our taste/the house a little bit better. As far as "styling" the mantle, I know it's something I'll be constantly tweaking as the seasons change, but for now we just used a mix of stuff already we had combined with some items from Cam's grandparents house.





Our furniture is a mix of some things we had and some more recent purchases. We bought our new couch last year when we moved into our apartment, and then this mid-century modern chair is a restored vintage piece that we recently found here in Portland (and Cam fell in love with).



The coffee table is from Cam's grandparents house and the rug is West Elm.



When you walk in, we have this vintage radio from Cam's grandparents house there for now. The walls are in the house are plaster, so we haven't really hung too many things on them yet!


Our living room opens to our dining room...we really love the original hardwood floors!


We found this buffet at an antique store near our house, and then the dining room table was actually something we found on Craigslist. We re-covered the chairs in a fabric from Ikea that I thought perfect for Portland, being the City of Roses and all! Plus, it matches with all of the gray we have :)


From the dining room there is a door to the kitchen...


Thankfully, the kitchen had been fairly recently updated so there wasn't much to do!


My favorite part about the kitchen is this cute little breakfast nook :)



The table in the kitchen is vintage, and then I recently got the more modern chairs to go with it. I was planning on buying them online, but one of my favorite bakeries here in Portland had these chairs and was getting rid of them, so they sold some to me which makes me love them that much more :)


Off the family room is a door to our guest room/office, which is where I work every day. 


We haven't hung too many things up yet, but ultimately want to go with sort of a travel theme in here.


Cameron recently built the bookshelf, and we bought the map when we were living our apartment.


Next to the guest room is our home's only bathroom; as much as I love living in an old house, that's definitely one of the drawbacks! I do love that we still have all our original doors/handles though!



We'd eventually like to paint and update the bathroom a little bit, so more to come on that!



Next to the bathroom, there is a door that leads upstairs...


Our upstairs is fairly small, but it works for us! That open door to the left will be the nursery, so I'll definitely be sharing more photos of that once it's finished! We didn't have any space for our Expedit/Ikea mirror that we bought for our apartment, and so they're living in the landing between our room and the baby's room for now. The nice thing is that we cleaned out the Expedit recently so it's completely empty in preparation of the overflow of baby items that won't fit in the nursery :)


And finally, here is our bedroom! (It was so hard to get any decent pictures with the sunlight!)


We recently got a new mattress and this tufted platform bed to go with it, which I really like.


The closet space in our room is very limited, but we're making it work for now :)


So there you have it, our first home! I look forward to sharing more updates as we settle in and continue to make it our own in the days to come! Lola says thanks for stopping by! :)
(Also, I swear I do not pose her for these pictures, she just can't help herself)

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