Living Room

New Living Room Details

Eames Rocking Chair


I’ll post proper photos soon… it takes a bit of work to get the room ready to photograph and I’ve been so very tired lately.

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  • Catherine
    January 21, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    aww, you need a nap! growing a human is HARD work :) I love your sheers and the new pillows too!

  • Jazmin Espinal
    January 21, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Nicole, you always outdo yourself with details! I have been an avid follower of your blog for months now and this is my first comment (shameful). I actually found you in a decorating magazine with your library makeover(lol).

    P.S- Did you make those pillows yourself? If so what fabric did you use, its gorgeous!

    – Jazmin Espinal

  • Making it Lovely
    January 21, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve been taking naps! I sleep 10-12 hours each night now and I STILL need to nap during the day. Sheesh. Everyone’s telling me to sleep now though, while I still can. ;)

    Jazmin, the pink pillow is from Hable Construction and the other was from Thomas Paul.

  • Saima
    January 21, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Hi Nicole, I somehow stumbled onto your blog a couple of weeks ago and have been hooked ever since!

    You have a great eye for beautiful design :) Keep up the great work and thank you for letting us in on the process.

  • Whitney
    January 21, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Definitely take a nap. I had a son six months ago, and it always amazes me how much sleep I need. He’s sleeping through the night finally and I still need a long nap just to feel normal. Having a kid gives you a ticket to take naps until they’re out of the house. :-)

  • bungalowbliss
    January 21, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I am loving that fabric! I need some pillows like this for my front porch furniture…having a terrible time finding something just right, though. I’m off to check out the link you posted. Thanks!

  • julie.
    January 21, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    It that the new shell rocker? That’s the color I was hoping you’d decide on! :)

  • katiedid
    January 21, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Take care of yourself. I can see the Pink and Brown is hard at work in many ways! You are really making it lovely. :)

  • josh (in wonderland)
    January 21, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    THOSE PILLOWS. … i love them. you are so good at coordinating patterns in textiles/wallpaper/etc.

    i can’t wait to see more pictures of the room :DDD

  • josh (in wonderland)
    January 21, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    PS: i have always had a thing for the pillows from hable. @_@ the patterns are so beautiful. but $140? :< maybe in a few years.

  • Making it Lovely
    January 21, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I know. They’re gorgeous, but expensive. I had wanted that pillow for years and I finally bought it during their 30% off sale.

    Julie, yes that’s the new rocker! I love the color.

  • Hannah
    January 21, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    First time here.Very pretty. The room looks very feminine and delicate.:)

  • Jennifer
    January 21, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    LOVE the colors and patterns!

  • bungalowbliss
    January 21, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Completely off topic, but every time I see your site on my blogroll, the name, sung to the tune of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” runs through my head. It’s quite catchy!

  • Nicholle Fretwell
    January 21, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Mmm… somebody got a new Eames rocker! Beautiful palette, Nicole (as always)… I’d have loved to grow up in such feel-good surroundings!

  • alivicwil
    January 21, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Nicole, I just saw your last Twitter.
    I can send you a copy of Real Living, if you like. (I love it!) I have 2 copies of June 2008, or I can pick up a Jan/Feb 09 edition for you. Let me know!

  • N + S
    January 21, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I love the lines of your rocker!

  • Ruth
    January 21, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    I’m excited to see the pictures to come. I’m ejoying your blog…I, too, am a fan of the lovely.

  • Andrea
    January 22, 2009 at 3:20 am

    LOVE the pink and white polka dot pillow!

  • emily quinton
    January 22, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Oooo….just discovered your blog. Lush, lush, lush.

    I will definitely be back ;-)

  • Taylor
    January 22, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I love this little teaser. I can’t wait to see more!

  • Stephenie T
    January 22, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Please tell me where you got your beautiful sheers.

  • Making it Lovely
    January 22, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Stephanie, those were from west elm.

  • luuvely
    January 22, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    woooooooooonderful! i loooooove this little teaser! ill be patiently waiting for more!

    and yes! as everyone said..NAP! SLEEP! do whatever you can do to REST! (although nothing really helps!)…but if you are lucky as I am…you’re baby girl will sleep through the night in no time :)…(but then my son was almost a full grown man when he was born! lol 10lbs 4 oz!)…

    again! can’t wait to see more! ;) really lovely

  • Breakfast for Dinner
    January 22, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    LOVE these pillows! I really like that they have the ever-so-slight knife edge. I’m gonna make some!!

  • Mina
    January 23, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Love the rocker and pillows!!!

  • patricia
    January 23, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Can I just say how happy I am that you are tired….remember – it is all for a good cause! Sleep and enjoy every minute of feathering your lovely nest.

  • D
    January 23, 2009 at 9:11 am


    First I want to comment on the site makeover. I love it! Especially the hexagon tile background and the yellow flowers at top right and bottom. Great work!

    Second, I love the Hable construction pillow. I have wanted one of their rectangular bags for some time now.

  • underfunded heiress
    January 23, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I love those two pillows together!

  • jess
    January 23, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I found your blog a few weeks ago and have loved catching up on the transformation of your home! Would you be willing to show us (you know, in all that free time between building a baby and running businesses and beautifying your home ;)) how you’ve hung the artwork in your LR from the picture rail? It’s very sleek and exactly what I’d like to do in my own new-to-me old house, so I’m curious what materials you used and how you hooked things up.

  • jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
    January 23, 2009 at 11:12 am

    just found you today through Worthington Wire link….having so much fun looking through all your “loveliness.”

  • susan
    January 23, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    oh honey, of COURSE you’re tired. you’re pregnant!

  • Rebecca
    January 23, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I love the sheers!

  • Funky Furniture
    January 24, 2009 at 12:21 am

    just look at it makes me wanna lay down on it..
    very engaging and beautiful..

  • Nicholle Fretwell
    January 24, 2009 at 12:41 am

    I second Jess’ request… WHEN you’re up to it, of course. Frankly, all bets are off when you’re carrying another little body around – and I find you amazing, Nicole, so just keep doin what you’re doin, whenever you get to it. Blogs can be caught up on; baby-time can’t. (P.S. I plugged you over at AT in a comment about pink living rooms/walls… yours are so classy, Lady!)

  • callie grayson
    January 24, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Your house is always an inspiration!!

  • Patricia Fontes
    January 24, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    love the pinks :-)

  • erin
    January 25, 2009 at 1:56 am

    looks lovely! your little one is going to be so lucky to have such stylish parents!

    just so ya know the etsy shop paulinagtz, has a wallhanging set with that thomas paul fabric… it may be a little matchy-matchy in the same room as the pillow but could look cute in the nursery!

    i had 4 pillows made from her in the brown, aqua, and yellow thomas paul parasols fabric for super cheap!

  • Jen R Sanctuary arts
    January 25, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    HI, I’m a regular lurker, I have an award for you on my blog!

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