Favorite Nook: Ish & Chi

Sometimes I stumble upon a blogger who has a home so chic and sleek that I assume the photos featured are from a magazine. And then I read on and realize that not only is that the bloggers home but there is a family living there with great energy and gusto. Ish & Chi is one of those blogs. Warning: You may feel extra schlumpy in comparison after you visit but it's so worth it! She was kind enough to share her son's adorable nursery with us today...

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Hi! My name is Viv and I author a blog called ish and chi where I mainly write about my home decorating projects. Thank you so much to Mrs Limestone for having me here as a guest blogger. Brooklyn Limestone is one of my favourite reads and I am really excited to be here. She asked me to share with you my favourite nook and here it is.

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This is my 16 month old son's room. It is my favourite room in our house. My husband and I decorated it before he was born. We knew we were having a boy but we didn't want an all blue room so we chose a gender neutral colour scheme instead of red and white and a touch of blue. This is where I have spent many, many hours nursing our son, rocking him to sleep, comforting him when he was sick. You would think it wouldn't be my favourite but it really is! He was so tiny and I have lots of fond memories here. Now that he is a little bit older it is where I sometimes watch him play when I'm not on the floor with him myself doodling on his etch-a-sketch and where I watch him pull out all his clothes from his dresser and pack them back in his own way. We also sit on the chair together and I read him books or we talk about all the animals pictured in the wallpaper.

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I loved this wallpaper when I saw it featured in Home Beautiful magazine and it didn't take me long to order a couple of rolls and have it hung before our son was born. I found the red settee on ebay for a steal. I originally planned to recover it if the condition was poor but the red velvet was perfect and suited the wallpaper very well. I painted the frame of the chair white to match his room and to give it our own touch.

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In the early days when he was still a little newborn and I was incredibly low on sleep there were moments when I wish the chair was comfortable to sleep on! Honestly though I wouldn't change a thing about his room. We are planning to make some minor changes to his room to accomodate a toddler bed in the next few months and I will be documenting the process on my blog. It will be nice to have these photos to look back on.
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Thank you for reading and for having me here Mrs Limestone!
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33 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous room ... and so sophisticated!

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  2. That nursery is adorable!

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  3. This nursery is to die for! Love her blog!

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  4. What a great nursery! I love her blog too!

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  5. Absolutely stunning! What a beautiful room, and that is to be complemented by great photography work. Its so light and subtle. And that seat is gorgeous---what a find! Keep up the AMAZING work!!

    http://www.sellhousefast.co.uk

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  6. The room is beautiful and I love the colors.

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  7. gorgeous! her whole house is AMAZING!

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  8. She's so fabulous - I adore her blog.

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  9. sigh! that little red and white settee. LOVELY!

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  10. Beautiful little spot to grow up and dream...the wallpaper...DIVINE!

    Love these little glimpses into everyones homes!

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  11. That is so charming that I just fell out of my chair.

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  12. This might be my favorite nook so far!

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  13. I love it! The light fixture is fantastic and I love the colors.

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  14. GREAT space! Love the wallpaper with that bench.

    Kelly

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  15. I LOVE this room. SO ADORABLE!!! Can you please tell me where the chandelier is from??

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  16. What a stunning space ! I love the colors, such a stylish and inviting room !

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  17. I want to be Viv when I grow up.

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  19. Great to see a wonderful Aussie blogger here...she's an absolute favourite

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  20. Great nursery! When you said that you sometimes look at someone's house on the blog and think it must come from a magazine- that is what I think of YOUR house, Mrs. Limestone! :)

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  21. Johanna - I agree with you! Mrs Limestone has a beautiful magazine-perfect home.

    Andrea - The pendant light is from Freedom: www.freedom.com.au but it is a couple of years old now and probably no longer stocked.

    Thank you so much for having me here Mrs Limestone! I am honoured. Thank you also for the lovely comments on my son's room :)

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  22. I love her wallpaper.... :))

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  23. Love that wallpaper - I can see why you ordered it right away.

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  24. I love both of your blogs. Such fabulous style!
    I really love the color choice - not your typical colors - original and beautiful. The chandelier is gorgeous.

    Thanks for hosting her on your blog.
    Best Wishes,

    alyssa
    lifeoflyssie.com

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  25. Unique and adorable.

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  26. ish & chi is one of my favorite blogs and her son's rooms is one of my favorite room's! Two great blogs merged together!!

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  27. Great Blog! I love the feel of your blog in general its so warm and inviting!

    the best option for walls in a child's room is Wainscoting! we are located in connecticut and offer many panels.

    www.wainscotsolutions.com

    I've also started a blog where I am hoping to add a lot of information like yours! Love it!
    http://blog.wainscotsolutions.net

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  28. She is such a beatifully unique person , just like her home and her darling son!! I adore this nook!

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  29. Love, love, love the wallpaper & setee!!!

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  30. That nursery is stunning. Absolutely gorgeous. And thanks for making me hip to another great blog.

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