Monday, March 26, 2012

Nursery Makeover: Behind the Scenes

The work begins on the nursery makeover. Parents-to-be Brittany and Mike Williams spent the weekend painting the walls and ceiling.  The blue ceiling paint was the first order of business.  Next, the apricot walls were primed and painted with the new soft yellow color. The room immediately felt bigger and brighter.  (See our previous blog post for Sherwin & Williams paint colors).



With the addition of a crib and changing table the room becomes a nursery!

We were excited when the fabrics arrived at Rowley Company from Greenhouse Fabrics.  The stripe will be used to create a cute, laminated roller shade that will block light for afternoon naps, and the solid fabrics will be sewn together to make bright color-blocked drapery panels.  

JoAnne Lenart-Weary, decorator for this project found two other fabrics for pillows and cushion covers.  The polka-dots she found locally and the Safari animal print is from Greenhouse.  The addition of these prints  will add a bit of whimsey to the room. 

Stay tuned for more details as the nursery makeover continues and sign up for our upcoming webinars showing the makeover from start to finish. Visit our website and click on webinars to register for these free, live presentations with JoAnne Lenart-Weary of The Decorating and Staging Academy and Laurie Medford and Susan Woodcock from Rowley Company..

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Decorating Begins!

Our nursery makeover begins with this basic room.  First time parents Brittany and Mike Williams had done little with this room since moving into the home. When we asked Brittany to describe the room she said one word; "blah".  It's time to get to work!


We begin with an initial consultation with Brittany and JoAnne Lenart-Weary.  The starting point is color.  JoAnne is a pro at helping clients narrow down color choices, she created the patent pending color system "Color with No Regrets".  With this system JoAnne proves that you can eliminate over 75% of the paint deck in three minutes with a unique and easy color test.  It was great fun to see JoAnne in action!
In a few minutes a color palette was selected and while chatting about color and decor Brittany shared her vision for the nursery.  She wanted a room that was warm, nurturing and fun and that would grow with the baby.

During this appointment we measured the crib, dressing table and window for soft furnishings and the room was measured so that a furniture plan could be created.

A few weeks later JoAnne visited Rowley Company to share her selections for paint colors, fabrics and wall art.  The selections made us all smile.  Especially the Zoo-Wallogy wall graphics available online at Fun Decor for Kids. This is the "fun" that Brittany and Mike were hoping for.  These vinyl graphics are easy to apply and do not harm the wall surface.  They can be removed and placed in different arrangements to keep the room interesting and ever-changing. 

For the paint colors Sherwin Williams "Vital Yellow" #SW6393 was chosen for the walls.  This will provide a soft yet warm background for the lively wall art and "Resolute Blue" #SW6507  was chosen for the ceiling to give the baby boy and his animal friends a cheerful blue sky above. 

Three solid fabrics were chosen from Greenhouse Fabrics to create a color blocked drapery for the window. Greenhouse Fabrics #A2440 Cabbage, #A2427 Cranberry, #A433 Indigo

 In our next blog post we will share more photos to show the room being painted and other fabric selections for cushions and more.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bringing Home Baby; a Nursery Makeover

Back by popular demand, Rowley Company is presenting another room-makeover webinar!  We have partnered with interior decorator JoAnne Lenart-Weary to create a very special room from start-to-finish.  JoAnne is the founder of One Day Decorating and The Decorating and Staging Academy and an enthusiastic and accomplished decorating veteran. 

JoAnne, Laurie Medford and Susan Woodcock will turn a spare bedroom into a fun and functional nursery for new parents expecting their first baby.  And it’s a boy!

We will be presenting two webinars; one with a design focus and one showing the fabrication steps for all the soft furnishings. You will see the entire decorating process, from choosing paint colors, creating room layout, selecting furnishings and art to creating window treatments and crib bedding that will grow with baby.

Mother-to-be Brittany Williams and JoAnne Lenart-Weary discuss paint colors.

This spare bedroom will be transformed from "blah" to "ahh" with talent, creativity and practical solutions for parents expecting their first baby.

We will be blogging about the project and sharing updates of the progress. Stay tuned!

Registration is open.  Click the links below to attend the live, online semainrs.

Bringing Home Baby; a Nursery Makeover Part I: Design and Decorating
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Bringing Home Baby; a Nursery Makeover Part II: Workroom Techniques
Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time