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Long Days

Heading out to Brooklyn today.

I’m at my third apartment makeover in New York, sneaking in a quick post. I thought I’d have a little time at the end of each day to do some of my posts over at Babble and to put together an Honor Roll, but we’ve had crazy long days! We’re filming three spots (they’ll be online in August), and not only am I the host, I’m also painting (from colors I recommended), rearranging, and styling each room that we work on.

The production crew is amazing, as is everyone else that’s involved in this project. I’m sharing photos on Instagram and I can’t share much more with you until everything goes live, but I’m really proud of the work we’ve done.


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  • Ali
    July 13, 2012 at 10:07 am

    So cool! Glad you are having fun on this adventure!

    You’ve inspired me to design a dollhouse for my 5 year old daughter!

    What scale is the Walton dollhouse you made?

    How did you find furniture to scale?

    I’m so confused on how to know if the furniture will fit in a dollhouse!

    ~ Ali

    • Making it Lovely
      July 16, 2012 at 12:15 am

      1:12 is the standard scale for furniture, and that’s what the dollhouse I worked on was built at. Unless otherwise noted, most of what’s out there is in that scale.

  • Ali
    July 13, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Love all those pics on the side of your adventure! Sounds really busy and very long days but, I bet oh so fun for your design side!

    ~ Ali

  • Suzanne
    July 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Love those shoes (bottom photo)!

  • tracy
    July 13, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Can’t wait to see the final result. It’s been fun following along on Instagram. YAY!

  • The Glamorous Housewife
    July 13, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Oh I can’t wait to see the show!

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  • Sara
    July 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    The shoes! Where are the shoes from?

    • Making it Lovely
      July 16, 2012 at 12:16 am

      Kate Spade. I bought them when they went on clearance.

  • Andrea Howe
    July 13, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Awesome Nicole! I had no idea what you were up to in NYC but Jules filled me in :) Hope you get some rest when you get home!

  • Elizabeth
    July 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Love the shoes!!! Would you share the source?

    Can’t wait to see the finished projects.

  • Ashley @ Spite or Flight
    July 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Where, where, where, WHERE did you get those shoes?!

    • Making it Lovely
      July 16, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Kate Spade, on clearance from Zappos.

  • Catherine
    July 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    That first picture makes me think of “Good Times.” :)

  • norah
    July 15, 2012 at 9:08 pm


    • Making it Lovely
      July 16, 2012 at 12:18 am

      They’re by Kate Spade. Most sizes are probably gone by now because I bought them on clearance.

  • Margarida Reis
    July 17, 2012 at 5:49 am

    great pics!



  • Evelyn
    July 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    NYC via Making it Lovely = awesome. That hotel was wicked as well, wouldn’t mind staying there next time.

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