Stone’s Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

I am so excited to share baby “Stone’s” gender neutral grey and yellow nursery with you today!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Seriously?! How beautiful is this space?!

I am truly so so lucky to have a friend who allows me to send her umpteen pictures of things I think she needs, pick up yellow pedestal tables cities away and trusts my “vision”, entertains my idea for a DIY spoon mirror and most importantly lets me photograph this very special space and plaster it all over the internet!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The “theme” in this room is elephants.  The accents are subtle but as you can see my love of ceramic animals has already found it’s way into baby “Stone’s” nursery {thank goodness for friends with similar taste and babies who don’t get a say}

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The mama-to-be knew she wanted a gallery wall and I love love love how it turned out.  That amazing “W” is an easy find and the frames a combination of Ikea and Homesense.

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

I am proud to say that my DIY habits seem to have rubbed off as the mama-to-be whipped up this print on her own. I just love DIY and the $$ it saves!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The glider was a find many-many months ago at a Homesense out of town.  Sadly we were travelling in a small car that day so she had to make the 45minute trek back the following day to pick it up.  It is probably the most comfortable piece of furniture I have ever rested my tush in!  Mama & Daddy are going to enjoy some amazing moments in that glider!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Baby “Stone” is lucky to have a very talented Grandma who whipped up so many amazing things for this sweet baby, that afghan on the back of the chair is just one of her many beautiful creations!! I am enlisting her for all future baby shower gifts!!!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The knit pouf ottoman is from Urban Barn and really does a great job pulling together the “natural” elements in the room!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

How adorable is this elephant head {ceramic taxidermy is my favourite}!!!!!!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

“W” is the first letter of their last name so when I saw this fantastic basket at Homesense for under $20, you can bet I was taking pictures to send to momma-to-be who was there that afternoon to scoop it up! It will be great to collect baby’s toys!!!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The infamous spoon mirror almost didn’t make the cut, but I think it adds just the right pop for that wall!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

When I spotted this yellow pedestal table while I was 2 hours away, I knew that it may just have to make the trip back to Peterborough.  Lucky for me my awesome friend saw what I saw and thought it would be great for the space.  I just adore the pop of colour it adds and it will transition well as baby grows up!!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

See those adorable knit booties?! Knit with love by baby’s amazing grandma, I am still hoping she will make a few grown up sized pairs!  The elephant bookends were a find at the same time as the yellow pedestal table {I really need to stop shopping for others, I am so lucky she lets me}!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

How much do you love those quatrefoil sheers?  Under $20 for two panels at Homesense on clearance, what a find!!!!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

After a little bit of a lamp mishap, a thrifted find stepped in as a replacement and with a coat of spray paint I think it looks just as good as its $50 brother {may it rest in peace}

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

There is nothing I love more than finding a great piece at Homesense for a great deal and then seeing it in a design magazine or high end home store only days later!  This hamper was one of this things and I just love how it ties in with the natural elements of the room.

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The super plush shag carpet is going to be one of baby’s favourite spots.  It has already proven to be canine big brother Jack’s favourite place in the nursery as well!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

The ikea dresser offers a great amount of space to hold all baby’s things and will continue to grow with baby for years to come!

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery Revealed

It is truly a beautiful and calming space fit for the little prince or princess who will be arriving any day now!!

Baby Stone’s Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery – Inspiration Boards

One of my dearest friends is due in just about 10 days and I am SO excited for “Stone’s” arrival!  With that in mind, I am making this week at Simply Style all about baby!!! It’s a bit of a change of scenery here at Simply Style but trust me, that this weeks posts will be design inspired nonetheless!!

I am pretty lucky, for some reason the mama-to-be allows me force my design ideas on her and has graciously allowed me to be involved to some extent in the design process of baby “Stone’s” nursery.

Waaaaay back in May when I first found out she was expecting I was so excited that I created a few inspiration boards for the future nursery.  They knew they wouldn’t be finding out the gender and therefore wanted to go with a grey and yellow, gender-neutral theme in the nursery.  With that in mind here are a two inspiration boards I mixed up.

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery

Simply Style - Stone's Gender Neutral Grey and Yellow Nursery

Well fast forward 9+ months, “Stone” is almost here and the nursery is finished and I cannot wait to share the finished product with you later this week, so stay tuned!!!!

Makeover Monday: Guest Retreat

I am so excited to share this room with you.  From the beginning it has been one of my favourite spaces in our home as it was the one I had a “vision” for from the get go and the pieces sort of just came together.  If you have been a friend of Simply Style for any amount of time you know I could blab on and on but how about we skip that part and get to the good stuff…. pictures!

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That breakfast tray is a thrifted find.  I picked it up at our local Vinnie’s for $2 and spray painted it white.  I love the guest feel it adds to this space, though I have yet to serve anyone breakfast in bed here!

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The lamps are yet another thrifted find.  I also picked them up at our local Vinnie’s for $4 or $5 a piece and gave them coat of yellow spray paint.  The shades are from the crystal lamps that used to be in this room.
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The bedding is a Target US find way back when before we even moved in.  I had my heart set on it and picked it up for $20 while on a cross boarder shopping trip!

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You may recognize the dresser, it was the amazing hand-me-down from my in-laws.  Well the pretty lady has found its home in this space.

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Does this chair look familiar?  It’s probably best if it doesn’t.  It was this somewhat awful pink lady I picked up while at a charity garage sale this spring.  Well I started reupholstering her in the summer but that project was a little more involved than I had hoped for so once the body of the chair was done I came to a complete and utter halt stalled at the cushion {despite that being the easiest part} and the half finished chair sat in our hallway, cushion less,  for nearly ever.  Well I won’t lie to you, that cushion is still not properly finished but it will do for now!

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The ceramic owl side table I fell in love and picked up from Homesense and though I have different plans for it, it has found a temporary home in this space.

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The pillows are made from napkins I picked up on clearance at the end of the summer {2012} for about $5 for four {1 navy, 1 lime green, 1 teal and 1 yellow} I bought four packages and DIYed the pillows for here and the navy in our family room.

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We’ve had the end tables forever, they came from Walmart and cost next to nothing.  They’ve managed to survive three moves and 6 months in storage so I would say we’ve gotten our money’s worth from these!

I couldn’t resist this faceless big while at Bouclair Home one day.

The headboard is a DIY special and my first adventure in button tufting.  When we first moved into our house I attempted this project and though she could use a few improvements she does the trick in this guest space.

The tray is yet another DIY special that you may remember from here.  The apothecary jars I had on hand and filled them with seashells I had leftover from our wedding decor and feathers from my craft bins.

The art is this Ikea fabric, stretched over canvases and painted with acrylics to tie some of the colours together.  I have to give it to my Momma on that DIY as the idea was all hers!

The curtains are actually shower curtains I picked up at TJ Maxx for $11.99 a piece.  I hung an ikea sheer behind to add length and give them for a whimsy “skirted” look.

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Well there you have it, our guest “retreat” or at least I like to think so!  This space is all ready booked for Christmas so we must be doing something right! Until next time….

 

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