Tag Archives: Blue

Recent Projects: Harrison’s Room

Four-Year-Old Harrison’s parents wanted to transform his lime-green nursery: (before)

… into a guest friendly big-boy room he could grow up in: (after)

The finished room is a mix of his parent’s style, traditional preppy & classically Raleigh, coupled with Harrison’s interests (think all things boy- deer, dogs, & dinosaurs).

His favorite book, Caps for Sale, was purchased for $8 at Borders and turned into artwork by framing the illustrations in Pottery Barn frames.

My favorite element in the room is the white metal antler plaque,purchased from Urban Outfitters on the cheap. Placed above the owner’s existing chest (I found it in the attic), the antlers make it playful,as the shape of the Chippendale handles mimics the antlers above.

The fabrics-in schemes of white, stone, a deep denim blue & Carolina blue are handsome enough for the room to function as a guest suite, too.

The dinosaur skeleton illustration above the desk is from 20×200.com,and sets off perfectly his collection of rubber snakes-displayed as a curious collection in a leather tray.

The airplane artwork on the bedroom door is by Harrison himself.

Nursery: It’s a boy!

We received the most beautiful birth announcement from our clients, Sam & Kristen Lampuri this week! (Photo by Jaime Lackey Photography)
Judy & I completed their nursery design for little Mason about two months ago now, & I’ve been so anxious to finally post these pictures that I took the day before Kristen was due in July.

The Crib is a “Built to Grow” Crib from Stanley Furniture. We love its capability to transform into a “big boy” bed and the deep espresso wood finish.
The wall letters were painted in custom colors by Going-Ga-ga!

The accessorization was just about complete that day. I adore the cheery hue of this cubbie case from Maine Cottage. The artwork, inspired by Dad’s occupation, was selected by Sam & Kristen & is from Rosenberry Rooms. On another wall, we hung black & white family photos in frames from plumbing valve handles. When painted orange, they transformed into a fun graphic element.

The knobs, from Anthropologie, personalize the otherwise simple & classic dresser. My favorite element of the room is the Cream & Jet Black Geometric Carpet, it uplifts the space so much, like the feeling you get walking into a candy store.

I love this photo of proud Mama Kristen in a casual glider chair from Serena & Lily. Molly calls it the “calm before the storm” photo. After “surviving” our tropical storm Hannah this weekend, and after meeting little Mason I can say that he could be the most perfect, good-tempered, & adorable storm you ever met.

The New Blue

Say so long to the pale robin’s egg blue and soft sky blue. . . the new blues of the season are richer and more luxurious than ever. And here at Design Lines, we LOVE them! Traditional navy hues are being paired with fresh, contemporary patterns to bring blue back in a way that has never been done before. Not only are we seeing a resurgence of navy hues in fabrics, but in other aspects of design as well. This cool mediterranean color is popping up in porcelain, fine china, and, yes, even washing machines. LG has just introduced a front load washer and dryer in a delightful shade of blueberry. Who couldn’t look at this exquisite color and feel anything but blue?!

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