Maternity photo shoot. My husband's idea, not mine (I wasn't too excited to capture my larger-than-life state on camera). Fortunately for us, our photographer worked magic, the shots turned out beautifully, and I'm so glad we did this. If you're in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, check her out here for a beautiful portfolio of work. I'm excited for the newborn photo shoot in just a few weeks!
To cover up an odd square recess in the ceiling, I used this oversized drum shade, embellished it with orange ball fringe and added some cute little whales to the inside--they'll glow through nicely when the light is turned on.
We went to the east coast and spent some time in Maine this summer for a little "babymoon". These lobster buoys are the perfect colors and remind me of our last little trip together as a two-person family!
Love this whimsical, yet elegant whale pillow from West Elm.
You can see the fruits of our labors on all of the walls in the nursery. Mr.CottageModern and I spent a good chunk of weekends this summer adding board and batten paneling to the perimeter of this room. It turned out really nicely for a couple of rookies! The map letters I made tie in well with the different shades of blue in the room.......we've had lots of guesses on the name of this little guy based on those two letters!
I'm really pleased with this bedding from Serena & Lily. I agonized over keeping it because the blue is very "blue". Not aqua/turquoise at all like I was hoping. I was disappointed at first, but its so well made and adorable that I decided to make it work. Its tying in beautifully with all of the other touches, so I'm happy designer again :)
Can't forget Sophie--a staple toy among all babies, so I'm told!
There are some great built-ins in this room that were original to the house. I painted the backs of the open shelving turquoise, and have had fun accessorizing with toys, books, and of course the mini Air Jordans that my husband "had to have" for our little guy. He has a matching adult pair in his size. Pretty cute, I have to admit :)
So that's the nursery tour for now. I'll post some more shots in the next few weeks.....maybe after the name is revealed! This weekend's task list involves creating some drapes for the windows, so hopefully this very pregnant lady can muster the energy!