Favorite Nook: Rambling Renovators

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Get your oohs and ahhhs ready because not only do I have another guest to share their favorite nook today but its about a 10 on the adorable richter scale. Don't go peeking now!

If you don't already know them well, Rambling Renovators are masters of the built in. Aside from having generally great taaste, they bend a room to their will by adding carpentry in the most perfect way possible. Seeing is believing...

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I’ve been an avid reader of Mrs. Limestone’s blog for a few years now and have found tons of inspiration in her renovations, decorating and craft projects. I’m so thrilled to guest post here and share with her readers my favourite nook.

My favourite nook is our nursery / guest bedroom which we renovated last spring, finishing just in time for our little daughter Chloe’s birth. This room was a blank slate as you can see in this Before photo… there was no storage, no architectural details, and no personality! Transforming it into a room for a little girl would take some imagination and elbow grease.
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The imagination part was easy; we just put into the room all the things I wanted as a little girl:

A wall lined with books, and a comfy chair for baby to sit on mommy’s lap…
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A pretty chandelier and colourful artwork…
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And a cozy window seat, a place to read and slumber and dream away…

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Our daughter still sleeps in her crib in our bedroom, so this room is where we take afternoon naps, read books, look at the world outside our window and giggle and crawl on the bed (when there isn’t a guest sleeping over)!

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This room is my most favourite nook for many reasons. I love that it will be the place where Chloe first learns about colour, texture, shape, design, art, and space. We have placed in it the things we love and appreciate, in the hopes that someday our daughter will love them too. I know that it will change and transform over the years, as our daughter fills it up with her own personality and tastes, and that will be exciting to see. But maybe, even when boy-band posters have filled the walls and the creamy yellow has been painted purple, we can still sit by the window and think fondly about this room that was made with love for a little girl who made our family complete.

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42 comments:

  1. what a sweet room and cute baby girl. those framed doilies are awesome!

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  2. I love the chandelier and the artwork. It's perfect for a baby girl, but not something that will need to be changed out in a few years.

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  3. Gorgeous! I love how light and airy the room looks now.

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  4. Wow, this is one of the best nurseries I have ever seen!

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  5. Such a sweet space and the built-in with window seat could not be more perfect! I could also take a nice nap in this room...how about now! Tired!! Janell

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  6. What a lovely nursery! I love the palette of mushroom and yellow. Chloe is a doll! What a cutie!

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  7. What a great transformation. The built-ins around the window (including the window seat) are awesome. Seeing this gives me some new ideas for my own house. Thanks for sharing this!

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  8. WOW! Now I want to have another baby and a girl this time, just so I can copy their nursery! NO WAY is that the same room - AMAZING! And that little Chloe is too cute!

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  9. Oh my! I love the built in sitting and the artwork. Delightful.

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  10. ooo wow! what a beauty and what a gorgeous baby! beautiful, all the details are amazing

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  11. Adoring the wall with the window seat! Beautiful, warm, happy room!

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  12. Oh my goodness! That nursery looks so cozy and warm! And the baby...the darling is beautiful!

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  13. Anonymous1:14 PM

    How lovely to visit one of my favorite bloggers here. Thanks for featuring Chloe's room and the hard work her loving parents did to transform it into such a lovely space.

    jbhat

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  14. Soooo cute -both the room and the baby! I'm sure she'll love it when she's old enough to start noticing the little touches her parents added.

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  15. PhillyLass2:06 PM

    Beautiful, sweet room for a beautiful, sweet baby! Love those built-ins. Is that a DIY-able project, or did you need a contractor?

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  16. oh I love the pictures- rambling renovators is one of my favorite blogs.

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  17. I have been following the RR's for sometime now and I think they are much like Mrs. L! Genious! Hugs from Texas!

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  19. I love the artwork and picture area, as well as the window seat. And she is a freaking cutie-pie!

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  20. Thanks for the kind comments everyone! And thanks again MrsLimestone for having me over.

    PhillyLass - the built-ins are definitely a DIY project, no contractors required. We used two Ikea Pax wardrobes and filled in the gaps between the wardrobe and walls with pieces of MDF.

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  21. What a sweet nursery! I LOVE the built in bench and storage, what a fantastic idea!

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  22. Mrs. Limestone,
    This is off-topic of this post but concerning the bedspread in your master; did you buy a size larger, say a king for a queen size bed,since I noticed how the spread comes almost to the floor? Duvet cover type spreads usually only go a little ways down, whereas true bedspreads usually go to the floor more like yours. Also, I love it and wish I had a patter to make it...

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  23. Yup. There's that baby that gives me inspiration to procreate. The adorable nursery helps too.

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  24. Oh man, it's so sweet and that window seat is something I too dreamed about as a little girl! I never would have thought to add it myself!

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  25. Beautiful transformation. So many restful details too.

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  26. Another favorite blogger of mine! I adore the Rambling Renovaters and their little darling Chloe. Judging from her stylish, design savvy, DIY parents, she's got some good genes!

    Such attention to detail, right down to the tiny bird perched on the light switchplate!

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  27. So precious and those bookshelves are EXACTLY what we were thinking of for our nursery. So nice to see them in "person". Thanks for the post!

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  28. beautiful!!! those wallpaper animals are so fantastic. Great redo!

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  29. I love Rambling Renovators--such a great blog, room, and people!

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  30. PhillyLass11:16 PM

    Wow! I never would have guessed that was an Ikea hack. Genius!

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  31. This room is so gorgeous! I love everything you have done. It has such a peaceful feeling...she will love it!

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  32. Oooh this is another one of my favorite spaces! The nursery is cute without being too "themey" or babyish. Love it! :)

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  33. Such a great room!!! Love the wall decals & chandelier.

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  34. I'm in love with that window seat! I've thought about trying something like that in our guest room! Great!!

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  35. oh wow how adorable. makes me wish i could be having a nursery! beautiful work!

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  36. How cute and stylish! Love that baby!!!
    xo xo

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  37. sooo cute!!
    love it :_)

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  38. The details are what make this room so special. LOVE the hot air balloon in the window.

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  39. Love the hot air balloon! Any suggestions where I might find one?

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  40. Beautiful! What paint color did you use? I would love to copy it :)

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  41. Yes, what is this lovely paint color? What a gorgeous room.

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  42. Yes, what is this lovely paint color? A gorgeous room.

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