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My bestest friend from college gave birth yesterday, on LEAP DAY, to a gorgeous baby boy.  It is so strange and yet wonderful when people you’ve known for so long become a mother.  I am over the moon for her and her husband and so in honor of their new arrival I put together a delicious baby boy nursery that has no cartoons, babyish stuff or the like, because these two are such stylish parents who would never allow such things in their cool new home :) .  And seeing as they have a strong connection to the Cape, I went with an ocean theme. I had to use Kelly Wearstler’s amazing new fabrics (I picture the ikat being the crib skirt, the stripe velvet being a ridiculously luscious bumper and the sea urchin for a pillow on the rocker).  The dresser image I found on Pinterest (see the tutorial HERE) and am obsessed with the way it was painted, allowing the wood to be the background for the ship.  An overdye patchwork rug from Nomadic Trading makes for an interesting ground too.  The photograph is a large scale by Mary Ellen Bartley (you may recognize the style from my project sneak peek).

I attempted this in Olioboard and had one HELL of time using it (slow internet? maybe I need a mouse?), but since my Photoshop has disappeared and I am having trouble pulling the trigger on the $600 new version, it will have to do for now!

Wishing E+L+J so much love, luck and sweet new baby moments….


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