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From a Nursery to a Big Boy Room

Toronto designer Emma Reddington recently unveiled the new room she designed for her son Henry on her blog The Marion House Book.

His nursery was bright and cheerful anchored by a wonderful tree mural by his crib.


For his big boy room Emma went with a nautical theme but in a very subtle, understated way. She used a dark navy on the walls and curated vintage elements such as his bed, a Union Jack flag and a collection of old cork buoys. She created toy and book storage by joining old crates together and attaching them to the wall. I love the mix of items and textures and his room feels so cosy. Definitely a space he will grow into.

Such a great space for a little boy.

What do you think?

All images via The Marion House Book


Which foyer would you choose?

Beachy rustic with a drop of blue?

via House & Home

Or, more formal foyer furnishings tempered with a grasscloth backdrop?

as seen on Verdigris Vie from Cullman & Kravis

Which foyer would you choose?

Blue Living Rooms: Which would you choose?

I’ve got two very different living rooms for you this morning …

This Kirsten Kelli living room uses a fabulous mix of bold patterns to pull the space together. The space is lively, yet comfortable. I am also loving the windows and ceiling detail in this space.


Or, this Tobi Fairley designed space – calm, serene, clean lines. Very quiet on the eye.


I love both spaces but love the use of pattern in the first one.

Which would you choose?


I’ve got the blues …

I actually don’t have the blues but have been under the weather all week with a stupid chest infection … thank you lungs!

So I thought I’d share a few images with you of spaces that are wrapped in a soft blue palette. They evoke a sense of comfort and relaxation, an air of informality and casual living.

And finally, I am hoping to see some of this kinda of blue sky this weekend …

Happy Thanksgiving!

images via here