Before & After Guest Blogger: Marianne from Haven & Home

Hi Pure Style Readers, I am so happy to be here!!! Lauren was one of my very first blog friends, she is such a genuine, sweet person and I am thankful we met in this crazy blog world!

Okay, so on to the before and after. I decided to do a nursery I have been working on that is almost finished. This client wanted a tranquil nursery that was more on the refined side than funky (those who know me know I love both). Before this room was a "catch all" room with horrible carpet and an u-g-l-y ceiling fan. I give this description because I really don't have good before pictures (that I can use without risking my life) other than these:




*Before we get to the After I should say these pictures are taken by me and it is not styled (I ran out of time), so please excuse the lack of photography skills. Here is the After (what was I saying about lack of photography skills? ahhm, dark dark picture):



We looked at a lot of different options for color including white but this room is SO dark and gets zero natural light so we went for cozy with a blue on the trim and subtle stripes on the ceiling.



Here is the other side:



On thing I love about this room is the lighting- the mirrored hanging light, the floor lamp and the aged blue lamp on the dresser:



The crib bedding we had made. We both loved the the blue fabric on the outside of the bumper and loved the idea of a linen skirt so for a more custom look we added the blue again at the bottom. I wish you could see the inside bumper fabric, it is a pretty diamond (and yes all washable).



The stool is actually from Ikea, we had it monogrammed and added the ribbon along the bottom. The shelf we had made:


Since this room is very small we put the changing table in the closet and painted it one shade darker than the trim color.



loved these hooks to hang the curtain to hid the closet, the electrical covers look similar.



One more:



I hope you enjoyed the nursery- there are still some minor things missing but I really love the way it turned out. Thank you Lauren for having me as a guest blogger, I have enjoyed being here!
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Marianne!!!  This is one of the most beautiful nurseries I've ever seen!! It has such a sophisticated feeling and is fit for a princess!!I love the touches of blue throughout and all of your gorgeous custom touches.  Amazing work- I love it!!!

To check out Haven & Home and see more of Marianne's gorgeous work, go here.

xoxo,
lauren

49 comments:

pam@pixelimpress said...

wow, this is gorgeous. i love the ceiling light fixture... can you provide the source? pam

Project Shannon said...

This turned out so well! I love that it's a nursery, but still looks like a sophisticated room!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Simply beautiful!

I love Marianne her rooms are always stunning. I agree with Pam I must know where that lighting came from.

I saw it in my internet travels earlier this week. Do you think I remembered to write it down? Nope of course not.

lisaroy said...

what a beautiful room! I'm in love with the mirror, the light fixutre, the hooks for the closet curtain and the fabrics - just stunning! : )

sharon said...

What a pretty, cosy room, love the artwork and the curtain on hooks.
Sharon

Jennifer said...

so, so pretty!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Oh, I love everything about it! We just found out we are having a boy so nurseries are on my mind! Love the brown with blue trim....and love the artwork and the mirror....was it in the owner's collection or would you be willing to share the source?

~Melissa~ said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Courtney @ Project Pretty said...

I'm a big Marianne fan as well. She killed it with this nursery- absolutely exquisite! That crib bedding is to die for!

A Perfect Gray said...

Wonderful nursery. such great use of subtle colors and the stripes on the ceiling are such a nice touch... love Marianne's style and love following her blog...she's the best!

Morning T said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the fabric and textures, bravo Marianne.
T

Kate said...

That light is fabulous!

Design Esquire said...

It's gorgeous!!

Julie Holloway said...

Love that the curtains aren't matchy-matchy. Such a dreamy room to nap in and for the mom to spend time in. So beautiful!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Love it!! will hop over to tell her so.

Kris and Jen said...

This is beautiful. Love the stripes on the ceiling and the colors that are so different for a nursery and so calming!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Love it!!

nannykim said...

Very soooooothing!

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Linda in AZ * said...

*** Super DELISH!!!... Just UBER DELIGHTFUL!!!! ***

*** Congrats on a PURRRRFECT SPACE for a Princess OR a Prince! ***

Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Emily said...

What a great nursery! I LOOOOVE the floor lamp!

paula said...

Marianne it is just gorgeous! love the colors, fabrics, and that mirror wants to come home with me.

Chic Junker said...

Turned out great! Can you tell me where you got the curtains? LOVE them!
Thanks
Cassie

The Misty Journey said...

lovely! nice job.

Muffy said...

What a great nursery! I would love to know where you got the floor lamp.

Hello Lover... said...

Great nursery! I love that crib!

pve design said...

I miss those baby days - what a sweet room!
pve

Marija said...

Such a pretty and sophisticated space...but still so very sweet!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! Love the mirror ~ where is it from?

You did such a fabulous job on this room! :)

VictoriaArt said...

Such a beautiful room. No more babies to provide such rooms for.... but perhaps a client will... I love doing nurseries!

Heartfire At Home said...

Love the whole room, but especially the stripes on the ceiling - fab!!

Linda. :)

pretty pink tulips said...

This is soooo beautiful. Etheral. Calming. The lighting could be in any room in my house and I love it even more in the nursery! The blue trim is such a great detail. Really, really well done!!!

Splendid Willow said...

Marianne and Lauren - you are both so creative it makes my little head spin!

Marianne, what a gorgeous nursery! Love the colors, the textures and the lovely details. I am so going to copy the monogrammed Ikea stool!

5 stars!

ox, Mon

http://www.splendidwillow.com

Terri said...

Wow, it's stunning! I love that you used such a grown-up color scheme and made it work so well for a baby. Great job, Marianne!!

modernchemistry said...

this is so lovely! it really stands out from other nurseries because it truly is incredibly sophisticated. nice work!

angela | the painted house said...

How sophisticated! And stripes on the ceiling--a sweet touch. But the old decorative painter in me is saying, ouch, my neck--ha! :) Fun post!

Emily A. Clark said...

That mirror is wonderful! And, love that little monogrammed ottoman. Beautiful job, as usual.

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I love this nursery. You did a great job. Love the neutral palette. Everything looks so calm and serene. Love the monogrammed ottoman. Great job.

hautehome said...

Just stumbled on your blog and glad I did! beautiful!! xxj

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

L. it looks great as I knew it would . Love love love the bedding and you were so wise to go with a dark palete in a dark room.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

What a gorgeous room. What I love is that you could remove the crib, replace it with a daybed and have a fabulous guest room.

Laurie Jones said...

It looks like the lighting came from Shades of Light, this whole room is absolutely stunning and sophisticated! Just lovely!

Laura Trevey said...

Great job Marianne!! Fun to see you over here too :)

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Love the mirror!! Beautiful job! Janell

LifestyleBohemia said...

This is really stunning - beautiful job! Love your blog & am following now :)
Have a lovely day!
xx

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

It is so sophisticated which you don't normally see with nurseries. Great job, Marianne!

LLH Designs said...

Who wouldn't LOVE to be the baby in that room?!?! Love the floor lamp, the mirror, the way the trim coordinates with the trim on the ottoman. Perfection!

traci zeller designs said...

That is a gorgeous nursery -- absolutely adorable!!!

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Where is the lamp from?? The room looks super cute! :)

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{Amanda} said...

Love her stuff! FANTASTIC NURSERY!!!