Room for One More...

Well my dears, this fall will bring yet another change for the broad and her brood. It could be days or weeks, but our little family of 4 (including our pup, of course!) will be adding one more into the mix. Personally, I find fewer things more exciting than a new arrival. And the fact that I got a chance to design two (!) new spaces was the icing on the cake. 
 
Come along while I show you the updates made to the current nursery to prepare for #2....I think you'll find most of the foundation remained the same from the first time around, but I added some new touches. 
If it ain't broke, don't re-paint. 
Even though we moved to the bungalow after designing my son's nursery, we had paint remaining and I couldn't resist making his room in our new home the same as his first in San Francisco. The paint was chosen prior to knowing our son's gender and it really does work for either. Paint is Benjamin Moore's Cool Mint

 

 

 

I kept most bedding the same from the first time around since the Mocha crib bumper and skirt from Serena & Lily (no longer available, my apologies!) are perfectly neutral, but I added a new crib sheet which is the Cut Circle crib sheet in Peony, also from S&L. 

 

The alphabet banner also remains. As a reminder, this is just wrapping paper, some dowels and twine. Inspiration for the DIY was  from Home Heart Craft

 

This mobile was hands down my son's favorite thing in his early months of life. It hangs over the changing table. 

Whatcha Lookin' at Swan?

I have no idea what "I'll be your Swan" means, but when I walked into Pippa & Co. and saw this print, I needed it. Print by Leah Duncan. Bay Area Broads - do yourself a favor and make it a point to get to Pippa & Co. in Alameda. You will not be disappointed. 

You'll never know, dear, how much I love you...

A sweet friend painted this for me and I just love it so. When she gave it to me, she said "You  know, everyone quotes the first part of 'You are my sunshine' but I think this line is the best of the song". I couldn't agree more. Plus, there's nothing like a one-of-a-kind piece handmade by a friend. 

 

Shelfie Love

This area on the leaning shelf is my favorite part of the room. On the topic of art that speaks to me, I had been looking for a reason to buy a piece of Clare Elsaesser's work and the Days End print worked perfectly with the color scheme. Check her out. Her work is the bee's knees. The framed quoted print has been in the room since before #1 arrived so the torch has been passed. Oh and Flavia! Isn't she fabulous? Who doesn't need a little flamingo in their life.

A well read Broad
I tried not to go too girly in this room, but I couldn't resist buying some of my favorite stories which all were about strong, intelligent, spirited women. My personal fave is Anne of Green Gables. I wanted so badly to be Anne when I was young; so much that I wished my hair was red! Books are published by Puffin In Bloom with gorgeous covers painted by Rifle Paper Co. 
I saw these fabric flowers at Target and bought them on a whim. A day later, I stuck each one on a kabob stick, threw them in a vase and called it a day!
Still love these shelves, decorated with many of the same books I received at my Book Shower for #1.

Bags are packed

Still one of the best gifts I received was the personalized baby tote. It will serve as the hospital bag for both babes and has been used for many many trips since I received it, It will no doubt get even more mileage in the years to come. My pink tote was a gift from a friend for being her bridesmaid and I love it. Get your own at Ballard Designs.  

The piece de resistance!

I walked into the Rusty Gate in Santa Cruz and saw this light fixture. It was sweet, subtle, feminine and a great price. I left that day without it but kept seeing it in my dreams. Luckily, my mama bear was able to snag it for me and it's literally the fixture of the room. 

 

one more look.....

And that, my friends, is Baby Broad's room... Until next time, ~TCB