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my life in ecards // modern nurseries

Did you guys know that Target uses directed marketing?  Meaning based upon what you search on their website and buy in the store, they tailor your advertisements to send you more of what you’re likely to buy.  I learned all about this in my marketing class last fall, and thought it was funny because often times, Target knows when you’re pregnant before anyone else does because you start buying pregnancy tests, prenatal vitamins, etc.

Now I’m going to stop you before your mind wanders any farther — no, this is not a story about me being pregnant…your mind should be several YEARS away from wandering there. 

Anyways, when I learned that Target knew you were pregnant before anyone, I thought it was hilarious, so naturally I told Noel all about this directed marketing strategy.  Well, I was doing some work for a client that involved a room for a little kid, so for about a week, I was shopping around the nursery furniture/decor section of Target online.  Wouldn’t you know it, about a week later, we started getting bombarded with baby advertisements from Target, which resulted in a pale-faced “uh, Kirsten, is there something I need to know?” look from Noel.  It was quite funny.

So, what is spurring all of this baby talk?  It just so happens Noel’s aunt & uncle are expecting a little boy this August, and their shower is this weekend, so I was spending a little quality time online with Target’s nursery decor this week (which is super adorable, by the way).  There’s also the fact that because I never know what design projects may come my way, I like to stay up on all the nursery trends.  So if you see me pinning away baby rooms, there’s no need to jump to any conclusions.

Last year, I did a post on non-traditional nurseries, and since I haven’t posted much in the baby inspiration realm as of lately, I thought it was time for another glimpse into some of my favorite baby spaces.

This adorable nursery was designed by Sissy + Marley Interiors.  I love the fact that it’s girly, without being too over the top.


If bold is more your style, try adding a large pattern, such as a stripe to the wall.  If you do go bold, make sure you use a simple color scheme so the room can still feel cohesive. (I’m not sure of the original source of this image, but I found it here).

This mid-century modern nursery was designed for baby Dash by the Animal Print Shop.  I love how the design is so minimal yet so fun and playful. 

This last nursery, which is featured on The Handmade Home is my absolute favorite because it’s so unique.  They took a risk by putting the pattern on the ceiling, and in this instance, it definitely worked, as it created a whimsical vibe.  I like it so much, I had to share two views of it.

Have you seen any nurseries lately that have caught your eye? 

Ombre Curtains

Our office is coming together, and I’m so excited to tie up the loose ends.  You all know I still have to tackle those chairs, and other than that, the only other bit I have to conquer are the curtains.  I’ve played around with a lot of different options, and so far, nothing has felt quite right.
A few months ago, I posted this guy on Instagram, but I ended up deciding against both fabrics. 
Currently, I have some plain white Vivian curtains from Ikea just to have something up…and I’m actually really liking them.  They’re pretty sheer, so they allow a lot of light in which I love, yet they are opaque enough that people can’t see in. 
My only issue with these curtains is that they are so plain, and there really isn’t any other pattern anywhere else in the room.  So I’ve been trying to devise a way to spice them up a bit, and I think I might have found it.  Ombre.
I don’t want anything too dark and heavy in the space because it is so small, so I love the idea of having a gradient on the curtains that is darker at the bottom so a lot of light still filters in.  Here are some of my favorite ombre finds as of late.
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What do you all think?  Are you a fan of the ombre trend?  Have a fantastic weekend!

project nursery

Have you all heard of the site Project Nursery?  If not, I highly recommending checking it out.  I stumbled across it by way of pinterest, and then proceeded to spend a solid half hour looking at page after page.  Essentially, it’s little kid heaven.  They have hundreds of adorable nursery designs, precious shower ideas, and oodles of fun little kid party themes.  It is so stinkin’ cute.

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But don’t just take my word for it…take a look for yourself.

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