Nursery Reveal

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Nursery Reveal

Every day I am creating interiors for clients. I work closely with them to understand their wants and needs in a space while making visually appealing to their specific design style.  Often times I am mixing multiple design styles to create a d custom feel and look. Working with so many different styles allows me to appreciate and enjoy many different designs but sometimes makes it difficult to hone in on exactly what I want when it comes to designing for myself because I am drawn to so many different styles. 

When it came time to sit down and design our daughters nursery I knew the feeling I wanted the space to have. Feminine, romantic but still neutral. I am not one for "themes" so to speak but like any room I design I wanted to marry elements with well thought out selections. 

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A few years back I designed a nursery for a client's daughter.  While in the selections process I came across this gorgeous wallpaper by Hygge + West. We ended up going a different direction for that nursery (this Hygge + West wallpaper) but I knew that if we were ever to have a daughter this wallpaper was going into the nursery. The ironic thing is I never anticipated having much blush/pink in the space but this wallpaper was it. When we found out we were expecting a girl it was the first sample I pulled and worked off of it. 

Jumping off the wallpaper the room started to take on a bird like theme, it was intentional without it being to much of a "theme".  I added a juju hat above the bed for texture, which is made of feathers. You can read about the history of the juju here.  The crib was our son Jack's when he was a baby, we got it here. The semi sheer drapery panels are from RH and the black out romans I had made custom. The fabric is Schumacher (trade vendor) and available through my design firm upon request. The drapery hardware is from here and very budget friendly!

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The nursery chair was also the same chair we used in Jack's nursery, I didn't want to purchase a new chair as this one is still in like new condition and very comfortable so I used this textured organic throw to cover and lighten that corner. The rug is one of  my favorite elements! It is one of the softest rugs we have in our home. My husband literally said he wish we could have this rug in every room because it feel so good on the bottom of your feet.  It was the perfect choice.  

The pillows are custom made in house. The fabrics are trade and available for purchase upon request.

The lucite floating book shelves are from here. The swan is another favorite element. It's large, perfect for our daughter to crawl all over and ride as she grows. The watercolor art above the swan is made by a Canadian artist and designer. You can find her designs here.  I spent a lot of time looking for a floor lamp. I knew I wanted something light but to have some brass to it but nothing modern, I preferred a more traditional style. This one was perfect from the moment I saw it and I got it at a steal!

Nursery Gina Baran Interiors and Design Boston Interior Designer

The rest of our home is what I would call modern coastal. Modern elements with coastal finishes like washed woods, neutral textures and soft tones. We don't have seashells or the like decorating the home, it's more a modern feel with mixed metals. This style helped me select this chandelier for the space, it's feminine but coastal with neutral finishes. 

The dresser was my grandfather's. I contemplated refinishing it in white and changing out the hardware but I opted to keep it as is for now. I love how it feels in the space. Above the dresser is a mirror I got from a trade vendor, it is no longer available but If I hadn't purchased this mirror I would have purchased this one.

This brass hook holds a dress that was mine when I was a baby. I love that my mother kept some of my clothes so that I can pass them along to our daughter, even if they are only used as decor. 

I also took a lot of time researching diaper bags. I ended up selecting this backpack style, it holds so much and will be perfect to hold not only our daughters diapers and such, but also our 3.5 year old sons snacks and toys. It comes in a few other colors too!

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This side table is kid friendly yet sturdy. The plant on the table is a combination of a planter I got on clearance at Home Goods (similar here) with faux succulents I purchased here

I hope you enjoyed seeing inside my own home. It's rare I share my own home designs but I will be sharing more as we tackle more interior changes including my son's room coming soon!

If you would like to see more BTS of the nursery be sure to head over to my instagram and watch the walk-thru tour there to see up close details! 

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Bradford Pond Project Reveal

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Bradford Pond Project Reveal

Hello! Happy June! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Spring so far! It's been a whirlwind here getting everything wrapped up as I prepare for the arrival of our daughter in the next few weeks. I am meeting with all our in process clients and all our fall client renovation projects before heading on maternity the end of next week. We are still going to be designing away during that time but not taking on any new clients until mid fall.

Good design takes time, it's nothing that is instantly created (sorry to be a broken record but this concept is so very important to understand). With that being said I am sharing with you our Bradford Pond Project. We photographed this home back in April with Freebird Photography and am finally sharing it with you all.  

This home is occupied by an amazing family that are the first owners of the home. The got into the home during the building stage and although this home is a few years old, the clients realized some of the selections that were made really weren't their style. They reached out to me to help create the feeling they wanted in the home.  

Take a peek at one of the rooms before.

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The homeowners purchased furniture prior to bringing me in. Unfortunately the furniture was the wrong color and scale for the space. The rug was the wrong size and colors as well. The room felt empty even with furniture in it. These clients agreed that they didn't want more furniture but wanted the room to feel cozy. My first suggestion was to get a new sofa that was the right scale for the space. They had just spent quite a bit of money on the sofa/love seat and really wanted me to work around what they had. After several different renders and ordering only a few new pieces (coffee table, rug + console) they realized that they infact needed to take my advise. No matter how much furniture they added into the space they wouldn't ever get the feeling they wanted and would end up spending more money in the long run. 

A new oversized sectional was ordered and that added with a few new accessories created the modern cozy feeling the clients wanted and with less furniture than they had when they started.

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family room design gina baran interiors and design top boston interior design

The family room is open to the spacious eat in kitchen and we wanted to make sure the two spaces flowed well together. It's a great space for entertaining and having a home that they are proud to show off yet are still comfortable in on a day to day basis was very important to them.

Another element we changed in the project was the hardwood floors. When they were working with the builder they had ok'd a stain selection suggested. A golden honey red undertone stain that really didn't flow with their design style. One of the first things we did was to have their floors refinished. We created this warm walnut gray finish in a custom mix. The home instantly transformed. 

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The home office is one of the first rooms you see when you walk into the home. They wanted it to be relaxed but still flow with the rest of the house. It turned out to be one of their favorite spaces. Modern yet comfortable and it incorporated many personal pieces.

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The master bedroom went from cold to cozy with a few updates. No new furniture was purchased we just worked with what they had because their foundation in this room worked for the scale of the space. 

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If you want to see more images from this project please head over to our portfolio! 

What is your favorite element or room in this home?

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