Monday, December 12, 2011

My Christmas list

The lovely Tania from Life’s Little Celebrations tagged me recently (who am I kidding….it was about 2 weeks ago) but I’ve really been struggling to think about what I would wish for! 

I was spoilt for my birthday in October and received this beautiful watch, so really not expecting anything for Christmas….plus hubby doesn’t read my blog (I know – imagine my horror!).

christmas list

1.  The Louis Ghost Chair has been on my ‘can I pretty please have’ list for a few years now….and I still don’t have one.  2012 perhaps?

2.  An IPod.  Are we the only family in the world that doesn’t have an i or apple anything?  Another item that has been on my list since about 1983!

3.  Love, love, love this silver Moroccan pouff from Table Tonic.

4.  I am very much infatuated with the fabric designed by Caitlin Wilson.  This colour way will go perfectly in our office.

5.  Il Tutto mini bag in yellow.  Need I say anything about it other than…..GORGEOUS!

6.  On the model, this dress from Sacha Drake looks a bit ho-hum…..on Nikki from Styling You, it looks fab.  So much so, that I want it.

So that’s it.  I’m sure as I get older, my taste gets more expensive.

Tell me….what is on your list?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Nursery Tour: Genevieve’s serene space

I certainly have one beautiful serene space to share with you today!  Michelle created this space for her daughter Genevieve using a pale blue, pink and orange colour scheme.

I love the paper crane mobile!

Aren’t the lanterns spectacular!

Did you notice the subtle animals dotted throughout the room?  Michelle painted these on herself!

Thanks for sharing Genevieve's beautiful nursery with us!  Head over to Michelle’s blog for details.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Design Board: Olive’s Whimsical Nursery

This is a design board I recently completed for gorgeous little Olive.  The brief was to incorporate a few items that had been made for Olive which used Red, Pink & Green but not be to over the top girly!Olives Nursery for blog

My favourite thing on the board are the gorgeous Deer bookends.  So very cute!


Don’t forget, if you would like a gorgeous room created for your little one, please contact me!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nursery Tour: Caroline’s sweet space

Now I’m not normally a ruffles and frills girl, but I do love this adorable nursery…in particular the gorgeous skirt on the cot.  Meagan designed this room for her daughter Caroline and it is just lovely!WEB_IMG_7478_Edit1


You can see more details and photos on Meagan's blog, Meagan Musing.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Nursery Tour: Gender neutral delight

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…..neutral does not have to equal boring beige!  Nancy designed this nursery for her niece or nephew (found over at Project Nursery) and I think she’s done such a lovely job of creating a bright and fun filled room.  I love the closet!



Nancy made the ‘ABC’ cupboard herself!  A list of sources can be found here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Room Tour: Big boy blue

I love these 2 bedrooms Jen from iheartorganising created for her 3 boys!  Love the license plate artwork in bedroom 1 & love the stripes and subtle colouring in bedroom 2.

You can see more of Jens home here.


PS Sorry, post is short…have managed to burn 3 of my fingers cooking tea tonight….making it a little difficult to type!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Incredibly good looking

No, not me… #2 baby!  If you haven’t already gone and got yourself a copy of the latest Little One Baby mag, go and get one! 

Chock full of delightful nurseries and all sorts of goodies, however this edition is KIND OF SPECIAL.  You might notice a handsome little boy on pages 128 & 131!  Yep, Charles can also turn left on the catwalk (Zoolander for those of you who are wondering what on earth I’m talking about) and has dabbled in a spot of modelling just like his big bro.IMG_2270IMG_2271

Awwww, look at those cheeks!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Design Board: Baby Elephant Walk

After seeing the nursery I designed for my nephew, Katrina got in touch and we set about designing a gender neutral nursery for her. 

design board for blog

The colour scheme consists of grey, lemon, pale green, pale orange and baby blue with an option of adding coral for a baby girl.  The existing wall colour was already lovely, so I suggested adding in white stripes to a feature wall.  However the real ‘hero’ piece is the Lion Walk print by Sarah Jane Studio in their largest size.  I also suggested a cosy little reading nook (my fav thing to include in a child's room!).

Katrina and her husband recently welcomed a baby girl to their family, so will be using the coral colour option!

I can’t wait to see photos!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat where have you been?


Have you missed me?  Probably not!  There has been quite the hiatus here at Nest, hasn’t there?  If you are a Facebook fan of Nest, you will know that I have had some fun the last 2 months!  First we were all sick, over a period of 4 weeks.  Chest infections, conjunctivitis, sinus, anti-biotics and a trip to the emergency department with Charlie!  Then my computer up and died.  It was dead most of October, at doctors twice to see if they could get it functioning enough to allow me to do the basics on it.  I was terrified I had lost everything and I hadn’t done a backup!  It’s all saved now though!  AND THEN, Charlie managed to kick my laptop of the couch and it well and truly died.  Luckily my new computer had arrived that morning and after a few days, my new laptop is fully functioning, I’ve got all my programs installed (after more issues….a great big sarcastic thankyou to Adobe by the way) and I’ve been slowly making my way through emails etc. etc. etc. to catch up.  I’m finally underway and will have blog posts for you this week…very very old blog posts, but they will be there none the less!

In exciting news, Nest has a new logo (again, if you are a Facebook follower you have already seen it!) designed by the lovely Bec at Ruby Ruby Designs.  The blog will get a make over asap to incorporate it.


I also became an Aunty!  My gorgeous nephew, Cooper was born early November and his nursery, which you saw here, has now been filled!

And because every blog post needs a picture, here’s one of my babies!


I’ll be back soon for more nursery tours!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nursery Tour: Hayes eclectic nursery

Today’s nursery is just bursting with detail!  Using a gorgeous colour combination of pink, aqua, white and yellow, Rachel from Southern Exposure created an eclectic yet simple nursery for her daughter Hayes.

Isn’t the bird cage above the cot amazing?!

For all the details, head over to Rachel's blog.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Nursery Tour: Baby D’s Coastal Chic Nursery

Boy do I have a nursery for you today!  I couldn’t help but be drawn to this amazing room when I saw it over at Project Nursery… it’s one of the few fellow Australian nurseries I’ve been able to show you and Kelle (Baby D’s mum) was happy to answer some of my questions!

Kelle is an avid blog reader and came across an image of the front of a store which featured pops of turquoise and yellow and she knew straight away that that was the colour scheme she wanted to go for.  From the stripes on the wall to the delicate butterfly mobile and decals on the wall, this room oozes casual glamour!BABY D'S NURSERY

What inspired you for its design?

I wanted to create a space that we would enjoy spending time in as a family. I wanted a modern, calming space with pops of colour. BABY D'S NURSERY

How did you decide on the theme?

The theme evolved over time, and when we decided on the stripes I think that’s when it all came together. I was inspired by Sonja Bouw’s nursery  I love that she created a space that was modern and ‘fun’. 

What was your nursery decorating timeline?

We were undergoing a major renovation at the same time {as many pregnant women do!} so for a while the ‘nursery’ had many lives - a kitchen and storage room among them. So I used this time to scour the net (lots of the items came from and local homewares stores and picked up pieces along the way that I truly loved. BABY D'S NURSERY

Where did you purchase some of the furniture and decor?

The Moroccan pouffe is from Ada & Darcy, the replica Marcel wanders stool is from Sokol, Boori Country Sleigh Cot from Baby Shop Direct, Mini Louis ghost chair is from Click On Furniture, White Wash hamper is from Target, the ‘once upon a time’ bookends and butterfly mobile are from Adairs, the rabbit ornament is from Typo, a Jo Malone candle, the frames and shelves are from Ikea, Sock Monkey is from Etsy – Super Sock Monkeys, I love you more print is from Etsy – Gus & Lulu, You are my sunshine print is from Etsy - Jess Gonacah, yellow baby blanket is from Etsy -  Baby Buttercup, Butterfly decals from Etsy – Surface Inspired, blue zebra pillows are from Etsy – Mi Casa Bella and Butterfly print is from Etsy – Ish & Chi.

The wall colours are gorgeous.  What are they?

Dulux - Chocolate Shake and China Doll quarter

How many DIY elements were involved in this nursery?

My husband and I created the driftwood hanging wardrobe using a piece of fishing wire and some bolts attached to the shelves. BABY D'S NURSERY

What’s your overall favorite detail of the nursery?

To be honest, each piece was selected very carefully so I love absolutely everything in the room – but…. If I had to choose it would be the driftwood hanging wardrobe and the “I Love You More Print” – as soon as I saw this print it brought a tear to my eye as the feeling you have toward your baby before he/she is even born is indescribable!

What was the biggest challenge of creating your nursery?

Having the rest of the house renovated at the same time which held up the process – I was dying to get in there and start putting the room together! BABY D'S NURSERY

What’s your advice to other parents out there attempting to decorate their own nurseries?

Choose items that you absolutely love rather than just trying to fill the space – and then show them off with some open shelves. Also think outside the box and look everywhere for those special pieces – not just baby/nursery shops. Oh, and blogs and are your best friend for inspiration!

Thankyou so much Kelle for sharing your gorgeous nursery!


PS – Kelle is due October 16th…..great day for a ‘birth day’ if you ask me!  Yep, my birthday! 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Nursery Tour: Baby boys vintage nursery

Rachel from Gilly Grey put this nursery together for her 2nd son.  What a sweet and serene room!

The colour scheme is just lovely and neutral and I love the maps on the wall!

For resources, head over to Gilly Grey.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Feature Colour: Coral

Coral has been on my radar for nearly 3 years now……Hugh’s nursery, if he was a girl of course, was going to feature coral.  You may have noticed that this gorgeous colour is starting to pop up more and more. 

It is a perfect colour to team with a grey backdrop or pair a beautiful soft yellow or keep it lovely and fresh with white.


via meohmy

Boy and Girl Shared Room, A toddler boy who loves golf and a new baby girl who needs some glam crammed into one room. Lots of storage for toys and a big wall for books and artwork., Nurseries Design

via rate my space


via made by girl via Cape27

lay baby lay via 6thstreetdesign1

via Lay Baby Lay

(oh I know this isn’t a nursery, but it would look beautiful above a cot!) ptbshower17via Craig & Whitney Blog via pintrest 

032311LeahNurseryTour_MainImage.jpgfrom ohdeedoh

What do you think?  I just love this colour!

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