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Baby #2 arrived just over a year ago and this post has been sitting in draft for almost as long. I really have no good reason why, so I better get this published before he develops his own sense of style and pleads with me to redecorate.
The little man arrived almost two weeks early, at which point the crib was half painted, the room was full of junk, the walls were a light blue with lots of holes, and I had just barely moved my office from this room to the basement.
With help from my husband, my mother-in-law, and a professional wallpaper hanger, we pulled this room together within a week or two after bringing baby home. And by “we” I mean the lovely people I just mentioned. I’m pretty sure I sat around with baby latched on and just gave directions.
From the moment I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted to use wallpaper in the baby’s room. Wallpaper has made an amazing comeback in recent years and there are SO MANY gorgeous papers now. This whimsical Julia Rothman Daydream wallpaper from Hygge & West was pretty much a front runner from the beginning, it was just a matter of deciding on the colorway.
I re-used the crib and dresser/changer from our first son’s nursery (see it here), but because I wasn’t feeling the original chestnut stain any longer I decided to paint the set in a soft gray. Side note: I really wish I hadn’t bought a set (too matchy-matchy) and a changer really isn’t necessary – a dresser with change pad would have sufficed. Anyway.
This bedroom is incredibly tiny (about 8′x 9′) so it’s very hard to photograph! Luckily, at this point in time the size is totally workable: crib (mini), dresser, glider, small side table, bookshelf, and the room is full. It will be a good exercise in space planning and organization once he moves into a big bed, since the layout of the room will only allow for one placement for a twin bed (along the wallpapered wall) and maybe room for a bedside table and a dresser and not much else.
I custom colour-matched the walls to the darkest tone of the wallpaper. The lady at my local Sherwin WIlliams store clearly thought I was out to lunch when I told her this dark moody gray paint was for a baby nursery but I’m glad I followed my gut and went with the dark colour. Inspired by these rooms, I knew it was possible to pull off, even for a little one. Since the bedroom is flooded with soft natural light from a large west-facing window, the dark walls are not overwhelming. I actually really like the contrast between the walls and the crisp white trim, window, ceiling, and simple light fixture.
Want to see the BEFORE?
And the AFTER:
I hope this guy will be happy in this room for a long while. Or at least until I get the decorating itch again =)
1 CommentsThis entry was posted in before + after, design, nurseries & kids rooms on January 19, 2015 by Dayna.
Share on Facebook|Tweet this Post|pin images to pinterestAugust 6, 2014
There is a thrift store across the plaza from where we get our dog groomed and for the last two years I’ve been meaning to pop in. I finally got around to it this month and oh boy did I score!
people. That is a real score.
This style of head board is often referred to as a Peacock head board, in all its wicker glory. So bohemian. A fine vintage specimen and at that price I could not leave it for a second. I rushed up to the counter and asked the sweet old lady to hold it for me while I ran home to get my wallet (she really didn’t understand my excitement). Clearly they weren’t aware of how much these retail for!
Land of Nod – Aria bed, 9-499
I think the natural wicker look is beautiful and combined with modern block print fabrics. They are also very cute sprayed in a bright cheerful colour. Or classic white. So many possibilities.
The Family Love Tree, 9
The Family Love Tree, 9
Design by Erika Brechtel
Growing up, I actually had a wicker head board (similar to the white one above). I used to snap the scrolls off while laying in bed! Ha. I never would have guessed I’d be so happy to see one again.
I’m so eager to design a little girl’s room using the vintage head board I found. Contact me if you’re interested!
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Share on Facebook|Tweet this Post|pin images to pinterestJuly 24, 2014
I have about 5 posts in draft and lots of ideas swimming in my head. But it’s SUMMER and its hard to spend time in front of the computer screen, you know?! So hold tight, I do have some meatier posts coming up.
In the meantime, join me on Instagram (@inspirationfordecor) for daily doses of INSPIRATION…
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Share on Facebook|Tweet this Post|pin images to pinterestJune 11, 2014
Whoa, it’s mid-June already! I’m a little behind schedule with this post, but oh well. Here is a snapshot of what I got up to in April and May:
1/ I’ve been working on two bathrooms renos – an ensuite and main bath. This is the tile, counter top, and cabinet selection for the ensuite. It’s all installed and looks great! Photos coming soon. Thinking of your own bathroom upgrade? Here is some inspiration.
2/ Yeah, builders can build houses but do they design for optimum flow, functionality, and aesthetics? Not necessarily. As an interior decorator, I can help review and recommend changes to builder plans, material selections and upgrades. This is the final plan for a home I consulted on last summer. We changed the kitchen layout from an L configuration to a giant island filled with storage and my clients are so happy with the change.
3/ In April the family sought on sunshine in Myrtle Beach, SC. This oh-so-Deco sculpture was just one in the huge collection at Brookgreen Gardens. A lovely outing.
4/ Speaking of Art Deco, this is my favourite vintage/antique store on Ottawa St. in Hamilton. Local folks – if you haven’t been shopping on this street you are missing out!
5/ This print by Etsy artist Clare Elsaesser looks so good in my client’s bathroom. All her prints are done with archival pigment inks on heavy stock fine art paper and the quality is amazing! I’ll definitely shop this artist for future projects. Check her out.
6/ I love the graphic quality of these Depression-era black amethyst candlestick holders. In case you missed the post, here are more of my favourite vintage candle holders.
7/ Tulip season was coming to an end, but this pretty mix caught my eye and I’d like to try it at home next year. Anyone know if this particular mix has a name?
8/ Do you remember these phones?! We’ve been watching the latest season of Mad Men and they seemed to be on trend in the 60′s. Very retro nowadays.
Reminder — you have until this Sunday to enter to win a set of paintbrushes. It sounds like many of you have big painting plans this summer!
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Share on Facebook|Tweet this Post|pin images to pinterestJune 9, 2014
Last week I showed you my newly painted sun room. The change from beige to bluey-gray was such a refreshing update. I mentioned this room is an odd space being only 7′ wide by 11′ long and in that small space there are 3 large windows running down the left side, one large window on the right side, and one bay window at the end. Needless to say, painting this room was a slow process!
There was a LOT of cutting in and narrow spaces where I couldn’t use a roller. 50% of the time I used a good 2″ synthetic angled brush and the rest was done with a mini 6″ roller.
Now I don’t consider myself a painting expert, but I have painted almost every room in our home and just about every past apartment, so I can recognize a good brush from a bad one. I’ve done the cheap ones which inevitably get tossed after the job, but these are keepers:
The Harris Gel Paint Brush handles have nifty gel inserts which made the job of cutting in quite comfortable for the hands. They washed up really well and I thought the coverage was good, with minimal streaks (but this can also be attributed to a quality paint – I used Sherwin Williams Emerald, colour matched to BM Rainier Gray). I will totally use these brushes again and recommend them to anyone with a painting project in mind. This trio set of brushes are available at Home Depot at a very reasonable price point.
I’m happy to say that I have a 3-pack of Harris Gel brushes to giveaway today! What you will get: a unique gel 3 paint brush pack containing 1.5″, 2.5″ and 2″ angled brush. The unique gel pads provide additional comfort during continued use reducing fatigue for longer tasks. The 100% synthetic filament is specifically developed for all types of paint and produces a fine finish.
To enter, just leave me a Comment telling me what painting project(s) you have planned this summer. For an additional entry, share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook and leave an additional Comment letting me know you did.
Giveaway is open to residents of Canada and I will randomly select the winner on Sunday June 15 after 6pm.
I was given these paint brushes to test out but opinion is 100% my own.
16 CommentsThis entry was posted in contest / giveaway and tagged giveaway on June 9, 2014 by Dayna.
Share on Facebook|Tweet this Post|pin images to pinterestJune 4, 2014
‘Around the House’ is a little series intended to document the (slow) decorating progress in my own home . Like most people, decorating my home is an organic progress -adding and tweaking, as the need arises or inspiration strikes. No big bang reveals here…this is real life.
When we moved into our home two years ago, there was an awkward room off the kitchen. I say awkward because it is a very small space (only 7′ wide by 11′ long) with 4 windows and a bay window (!). The two previous owners had used this space as a dining room but the space was way too narrow for a proper dining space. See?
DECORATING TIP: Ideally, you should allow 36″ between the walls and the dining room table (or other furniture) to allow chairs to be pulled out easily.
Here is how the space looked when we moved in. Already a little better with all the furniture removed.
This was the view from the kitchen:
After living in the house for a while and discovering how we use the space (occasional eating, lots of colouring/crafts, some reading and relaxing), we decided to build a bench under the bay window using IKEA cabinets for built-in seating. I won’t give you the step-by-step, but if you’re interested in DIY’ing a bench using IKEA cabinets there are plenty of tutorials online (we used this one). Oh – and that’s the royal “we”. My husband did all the construction.
Once the bench was installed I had a firm 3″ bench cushion made in a super-durable denim coloured fabric and added several Sunbrella cushions (kids + spills/crumbs/markers/paint requires stain resistant fabric!)
Two weekends ago I decided it was finally time to get rid of the beige walls. The honey coloured floors, in combination with the beige walls and sometimes harsh afternoon light, made the room way too yellow for me. The beige had to go.
Inspired by this bright and airy sun room by Emily Henderson, I decided to go with a cooler palette, to give the room a fresh and breezy vibe. I selected Benjamin Moore’s Mt. Rainier Gray from their 2014 Colour Trends palette. A soft bluey-gray.
Doesn’t the blue make the white trim pop?! So refreshing.
The room gets a TON of light and as a result, plants do very well in here. My fig tree has sprouted about 2 feet since I bought it. Now I’m trying my hand at succulents.
I’m much happier with the “finished” space. I use quotes because I’m already planning on switching it up in a month or two once our littlest guy starts crawling. Since the room is right off the kitchen I think it’d be great to use as a small playroom so I can keep an eye on him while working in the next room.
And since I love a good Before + After, here you go:
One day of painting was totally worth it.
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I am finally sharing one of my favourite projects to date! Here is the full reveal of the bright and playful little girl’s room I mentioned last week.
The drapery fabric was really the jumping-off point and inspiration for the rest of the room. It is a bold, colourful, and playful floral, perfect for a young girl but will be able to transition with her over the coming years. I then paired it with several other smaller geometric fabrics, to pull the room together.
Knowing my clients appreciate artwork, especially pieces with meaning for them, I suggested a few special pieces for their daughter’s space, including: a customized ABC name print; her first bikini framed (sooo cute!); and last but not least I painted a series of canvases (inspired by the drapery fabric) for over her bed.
Toronto-based photographer Nechama Laitman, did a newborn/family session in this room. The amazing light and bright colours provided a perfect backdrop. Here are a couple photos from that shoot:
I’m really happy with how this space turned out and I think the little resident is too!
I believe the room will grow with her over the years, with slight tweaks here and there. Maybe a bunk bed? Probably a desk. Time will tell. In any case, the bones of the room are solid. I love working with this family as they give me a lot of creative freedom and really welcome my expertise. Little sister’s room is in the works, stay tuned.
A few sources:
- Wall colour: Benjamin Moore Pink Cadillac (2002-70)
- Drapes and pillows: fabric and sewing by Tonic Living
- ABC custom name print: Made by Girl
- Bench: Target
- Pouf: Aletafae
- Lamp: Robert Abbey Delta
P.S. If you missed the first post about this project, click HERE to view the inspiration design board and “Before” photo.
Image credits: 1-11 Dayna McCarthy for Inspiration for Decor, 12 & 13 Nechama Laitman Photography
4 CommentsThis entry was posted in my work, nurseries & kids rooms and tagged bedroom, Fabric, kids, my work on May 26, 2014 by Dayna.
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When my good friends were pregnant with their first daughter (gender unknown at the time), I designed a serene gender-neutral nursery, which suited them all perfectly (see it HERE). But when the time came to design their daughter’s room in their new custom home, we decided to go a little more girly and fun, with the requirement that the room be able to grow with her over the years.
Here is the space mid-build (so big and bare!):
With bright, playful, fun, and girly (but not too girly) as my direction, I sourced this vibrant and colourful fabric which became the jumping off point for the rest of the room:
Tempo Salsa fabric, Tonic Living
The bright pink, orange, purple, and green hues gave me so many options for coordinating fabrics to pull the room together using existing furniture, rug, and lighting. For the walls, I chose a soft blush pink that wasn’t too over the top.
It took me a while (too long) to photograph this project, but I finally did and am excited to share. I’ll be back later this week with the full room reveal, but in the meantime here’s a sneak peak:
Images: Dayna McCarthy for Inspiration for Decor
2 CommentsThis entry was posted in my work, nurseries & kids rooms and tagged inspiration board, kids, my work, nursery on May 20, 2014 by Dayna.
Share on Facebook|Tweet this Post|pin images to pinterestMay 15, 2014
Just a quick post to say Hello and to wish you all a great LONG WEEKEND!!
I have some major clean-up to do in the yard, so I’m hoping we have a bit of sunshine. Though our garden is a mess, I found these gorgeous red tulips growing among the weeds. Aren’t they lovely?
Since I’ve been “off” on maternity leave I’ve had a chance to photograph a few past projects, as well as work on a few new ones. Starting next week, I’ll be posting several projects. I can’t wait to share them with you!
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Share on Facebook|Tweet this Post|pin images to pinterestApril 30, 2014
This past Sunday I popped in at Hamilton’s The Vintage Marketplace with two girlfriends. The show had TONS of great vintage clothing and a few housewares vendors. Though I walked away empty-handed, I definitely found some inspiration!
One of the items that caught my eye were these black amethyst candle holders and vases:
The two in the middle are small fluted vases, the others are candle holders. The vendor was selling both the taller vases and candle holders for apiece which I thought was a little steep (since I’d want a pair), so I walked away. But I really liked the graphic quality of the matted black glass so when I got home I checked out sites like Etsy and eBay. To my dismay, I found that Depression-era black amethyst glass isn’t too widely found, especially nothing like the items I passed over. Sigh. I’ll certainly keep my eyes open for something similar in the future, since I think they’d look great in a vignette on a shelf or mantle.
Anyway, while searching Etsy, I inevitably got side-tracked and found a bunch of really great vintage mid-century candle holders. Just look at these sculptural beauties!
(click on pictures to link to original Etsy posting)
Pretty great, right? I love how each piece is like an object of art on its own. They could sit on a dining table, sideboard, or even coffee table. For my own home, my favourites are #3 and #4. What about you?
Comment on PostThis entry was posted in Etsy finds, thrifting, vintage shopping and tagged etsy on April 30, 2014 by Dayna.
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