I can’t even keep in mind where I saw the first pictures of Sarah Briscoe’s little nunu’s nursery, but it was just lovilee! Initially when I did Kaleb’s area, I was torn amongst a sheep theme and wild animals. When friends of mine gave me a whole box of their son’s old wild animal soft toys the decision was made. I nonetheless do looove sheep nursery theme though!
Q: Exactly where did you get the inspiration for the area from?
I had wanted a nursery that was beautiful and chic, but nevertheless soothing and calm and on the much more contemporary side of things but also incorporating some sentimental antique pieces. I had wanted to use neutral colours such as greys and white with a touch of colour based on the sex of the infant. When located out we had been possessing a girl it was a touch of pink, bright pink for a modify!
My Mum happened to find a stunning print fabric… It was grey and white with sheep on, not a typical infant print, but just what I had in thoughts, slightly unique and contemporary – perfect! And that became the inspiration for the room. We worked about the sheep fabric. By utilizing neutral shades and the sheep if we have a one more child at some stage we can use the basics that already exist and for a boy just modify the pink to blue!
Q: Did you do everything oneself or get outdoors help?
I am quite lucky as my Mum is an interior decorator and brilliant at sewing so she was wonderful and helped me hugely with the room. So it was a group work between my Mum and myself and of course my husband loved every thing we did… he gave the thumbs up! My Mum produced the cot bumpers, cushions and even the altering mat covers. She bought Woolies guest towels, sewed them together and we tied them closed with satin ribbons, appears gorgeous! So this nursery was a labour of adore on all fronts.
Q: How lengthy did the nursery take to total?
I had always had an concept on what I wanted early on in the pregnancy but only started to get going with the room when I was about 5 months pregnant. And then it took about 3 months to total, it was such entertaining to do! The longest portion have been the lead-times ordering the fabrics, cot and compactum. Don’;t forget when ordering cots and compactums to do those first as there is usually a 6-8 week wait in receiving those, so I learnt…
Q: Which paint did you use on the walls?
The wall colour we kept the exact same as the rest of the property, it is Ivory Parchment from Plascon.
Q: Do you have any suggestions for mommies-to-be when beginning on their nurseries?
There are so numerous lovilee things out there that it can get overwhelming, so take your time in arranging out your nursery ahead of rushing off and getting every thing in sight… less difficult said than accomplished when you a very first time and extremely excited Mum, believe me! So probably pick one particular point no matter whether it be a theme, colour or piece of furnishings and base the rest of the area about that and go from there! I also advocate spending a bit far more on specific products in the room such as the compactum, artwork etc… they can grow with your baby and be utilized for several years down the line, it’s so worth it. Otherwise make it your baby’s haven and have exciting even though carrying out it!
Cot & compactum: Little ones Emporium
Bed: Antique, was mine when I was a child. My mum had brought it when she was pregnant with me!
Decorator: Anne from Anne Briscoe Interiors 082 652 7019
Rocking Chair: It had been my grans’, I had Rembrandt Spray Painters re-spray it for me
Victoria Verbaan original artwork: Elizabeth Gordon Gallery
Sheep canvas: Painted by Renee Leslie, a family pal, as a present for our baby.
Floating shelves: Mr Price tag Residence
Bedding: Woolworths and Mother Care
Fabrics: Mavromac range accessible at Walnut Interior Fabrics CC, Durban 031 208 9520.
White wooden blinds and the blackout blind: Elsie Scott Interiors 073 232 3558.