24 September 24, 2008

Sophisticated Nursery (MIY: Borghese Dresser)

Making it Yours (MIY) is a new feature for Making it Lovely. I’ll be following one piece of furniture through several stages in an imagined life and presenting a mood board for each. The first item I’m designing around is the Borghese 3-Drawer Dresser.

The dresser makes its first appearance in a very sweet, very sophisticated little girl’s nursery. Her parents have decided to buy a beautiful crib and bedding, and they’ve painted the walls a soft green. A Flokati rug underfoot will be a soft surface for baby to play on.

Sophisticated Nursery

The dresser is standing in for a changing table with a changing pad placed on top, sharing space with a teddy bear. A feminine chandelier and graphic mobile hang overhead, and a there’s a cute print framed on the wall.

Next time, the little girl in this nursery will be a bit older and we’ll see how the dresser fits in to her teenage bedroom…

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24 Comments

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    Jennifer
    September 24, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    This is such a neat and interesting idea! Yet another reason to love reading this blog! Can’t wait to see the next one!

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    SUGARBLUSH
    September 24, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Ack, I love that bedding. I sense a serenity about this room. Great moodboard!

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    nat
    September 24, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    oh my gosh, i’m loving this. yes! can’t wait to see how the dresser continues on its journey!

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    john
    September 24, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    What a great idea! I need to send this to my expecting friend!

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    Caroline
    September 24, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Thinking ahead? :-)

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    Jules
    September 24, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    I love Sarah Jane Studios. I have her elephant print (I’m sure you’re not surprised) and I’ve had a few other “boy” prints marked as favorites for a while now.

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    Alexis
    September 24, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    I absolutely love that moodboard. Almost enough to run out and get pregnant – well no. Not quite that much. But maybe I can have a nursery without a baby?

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    Melissa
    September 25, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Oh mah word. Love the dresser, love the walls, love the rug, love the series idea, love it ALL!

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    Angela
    September 25, 2008 at 3:14 am

    mmmh…why are you thinking about nursery?! :-)

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    lea
    September 25, 2008 at 7:45 am

    I think this is most definitely another hint!

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    Jennae @ Green Your Decor
    September 25, 2008 at 7:51 am

    This is a great series idea, and I am loving this room! The colors, bedding and chandlier are gorgeous. And I can just imagine how beautifully the light will reflect off the dresser. Makes me want to have another little girl. Not really, but almost :)

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    Tatyana
    September 25, 2008 at 8:44 am

    I love it! Love how you didn’t make it girly with typical wall colors and bedding but with details like the lighting and the dresser. The bedding is very nice, too. And I love the print. I think the chandelier would be something a girld could use throughout her life, as well as the dresser.
    But, why are you thinking about nurseries? Hmmm… :)

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    Cait A.
    September 25, 2008 at 9:40 am

    This makes me feel all warm inside. I love you’re stuff- classy mix of antique & modern. Such a great color palette here! Can’t wait for more!

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    315thomas
    September 25, 2008 at 11:42 am

    i am in love with that dresser, and this would be the most fabulous nursery ever!

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    Severina
    September 25, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Love the idea and the result, too!

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    All Things Lovely
    September 25, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Is it bad that I want a SarahJane print for my own house…. with no children! LOL Just gorgeous. Can’t wait to see all your mood boards. :)

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    Joi
    September 25, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    A-ma-zing!

    Love it and this new feature!

    Thanks for sharing : )

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    sarah jane
    September 25, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Oh wow! What a surprise to see my print up there! I love your themes! Great idea! thanks!

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    my little apartment
    September 26, 2008 at 1:33 am

    thanks for the “well-said” shout! :)

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    Cindy
    September 26, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Love this idea!! This nursery would look so fabulous!!! Great idea to incorporate “investment” pieces in a nursery..

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    sewbettie
    November 4, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    What an amazing idea! I love it.

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    Castle Resorts
    April 25, 2009 at 1:15 am

    This is simply great.

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