I am SO thrilled to announce that Nesting won the “Most Awesome Inspiring Nursery Ideas” category!! Thank you to all who voted, and for those who have supported me over the years. To be nominated and voted a winner by the public is really such an honor.
Stay tuned…I am planning a BIG thank you!!
I’ve been anxious to share the first birthday party photos with you, and the wait is over! We’re so thrilled to have Marie + Henry’s party featured on 100 Layer Cakelet! I’ll be sharing more behind the scenes inspiration soon, as this was the most DIY I have ever done before. Check out the feature + inspiration board and leave some love there!
many thanks to the friends + vendors who helped to make this day so beautiful…
photography…Alison Conklin // invitations…Curious + Co. Creative // styling help + garland fringe…Angela Rich calligraphy…Lindsey Buck // floral design…Sullivan Owen // rentals…Magpie Vintage Rentals // custom cookie favors…Flour Pot Cookies // birthday banner…Steph Loves Ben // custom sugar letters…Signe Sugar // venue…Three Little Pigs Cafe // catering…New Street Catering // cake…Yori’s Bakery // ice cream…Little Baby’s Ice Cream
I’m so honored to be a finalist for the 2013 Red Tricycle Awards! After more than 15,000 submissions by moms and dads, I’ve been nominated in the Most Awesome Inspiring Nursery Ideas category (how’s that for a title)?! The business with the most votes will win, and I would be grateful for yours…CLICK HERE to vote, thank you!!
My apologies for being a bit absent here lately…I’ve been busy updating and re-launching my personal blog, fleurishing (big thanks to the lovely ladies of Curious + Co. Creative)! While many of you know of my other site, for those who don’t…it’s where I indulge my francophilia, and get a bit more personal. While I share a good bit of my family life here on nesting, I consider fleurishing to be more of a journal. I try to keep things here solely focused on motherhood, baby + kids…which consumes most of my life now anyway (and I couldn’t be happier about that)! Please visit me at fleurishing, and I will be back here soon with new content. This site will also be getting a bit of a makeover very soon-stay tuned, and as always, thank you for your support!
Marie + Henry’s nursery is featured today on Hellobee, which happens to be a favorite site of mine for parenting and little ones inspiration. If you are linking over from there…welcome! I would love to get to know you and your littles…you can also find me HERE.
photography by courtney apple
I am so flattered to have had such wonderful response to our twin nursery! Since the reveal on Design Sponge, it has also been featured on Daily Candy Kids & Lil Sugar. Such an honor, thank you all so much…now we’re just waiting to fill it with babies!
photography by Courtney Apple
My french infused baby shower was a success, and a beautiful, memorable day. I got to share it with such lovely ladies…I owe them a huge MERCI for helping to make it so special. It turned out to be a rainy, cozy day…the perfect conditions for a tea party, right?! We dined on Ladurée macarons and tea to the sounds of Piaf, Bruni, and Gainsbourg. I was showered with such thoughtful gifts for les bébés…vintage books, french clothing, and some good old fashioned staples. There are so many people I want to thank for making my day so amazing…but mostly our friends Angie & Tim, and my sweet hubby, whose help was priceless. I’m a very lucky woman! Stay tuned…I’ll be sharing our fun photobooth shots next!
styling… fleurishing llc
Our nursery is in progress…walls have been painted (ignore the blue), closets expanded, floors are in transition. Everything is under way, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve been planning my nursery for YEARS. You might find that odd, but keep in mind I’ve been in the baby design business for over 5 years now. It was only natural that I would be taking note of my favorite products and decor along the way…at markets, in stores, and during every client’s custom design. Needless to say, I am extremely excited to finally be making it a reality, and with the exception of a few twin related tweaks (yay!), it is essentially the vision I’ve always had. I’ll be sharing the completed design as soon as it is finished…stay tuned!
One of the coolest modern nurseries I have ever laid eyes on belongs to a friend of mine, Jessica McDougall. It is not surprising, since she is one of the coolest (and sweetest) people I know. We got to know each other when she came to me in Charlotte in search of unique baby decor, and I was honored to help her! My favorite piece is the pint sized wingback chair by Jennifer Delonge, which looks amazing against the thoughtful gallery wall. Her daughter Gabrielle will be in need of a big girl space soon, and I know that space will be full of inspiration as well. Thank you Jessica!
I thought I would share this traditional nursery I designed for baby Asher! I combined a french blue fun frog toile, with soft cream and white against rich espresso furniture. The custom wall mural was done by a local artist, and truly captured the essence of the fabric, and the story it tells. In my opinion, this nursery would work for either gender, which gives this room extra longevity, which I encourage!
image courtesy of Photography by Chanda