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Home | Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration for Squirrelly Baby

Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration | Squirrelly Minds

Rug from Lulu & Georgia / Crib from Toys R Us / Sheepskin from IKEA / Dresser inspiration from Chairish / White and Gold herringbone crib sheet from Lilly Brooke / Changing pad inspiration from Project Nursery / Cloud Mobile from The Butter Flying / Pouf inspiration from Marrakesh Style / “Nightwalk” print from Amelia Presents

We’ve started to clear out my studio to make room for baby. I’m sad to say goodbye to my gorgeous space, but so excited to turn it into squirrelly baby’s home. Since we aren’t finding out the sex, we’re keeping everything gender neutral. I originally was just going to do white, grey, and gold with pops of colour, but I’m leaning towards using more mint.

Above is some inspiration for the room. We already have many big items, including the crib and our incredible dresser. It actually looks like a piece of trash right now. My parents’ tenants left it behind in horrible condition, but as soon as I saw it sitting in my parents’ garage, all pathetic and desperate for a new lease on life, I knew exactly how to take advantage of it’s clean mid century mod lines – white base, mint drawers, gold hardware. It’ll look so good!

We’ll also use our mustard and gold pouf from our Moroccan honeymoon, paired with our overstuffed pink wingback chair. If I find another in a different colour I’ll change it, but this chair is just so comfy. Maybe I’ll just reupholster.

One feature I’m very excited about (the mister not so much…it’s a lot of work) is the herringbone wall. The lines will be white and most of the arrows will be grey, but with mint and gold accents throughout. Yes I might be crazy.

I can’t wait to get this nursery together. I love house projects!

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The Design Files

I am a sucker for gold and brass fixtures. All gold all the time! The mister however disagrees. He feels all this gold hoopla in the home will be outdated in a few years.
I get where he’s coming from. I mean, look at gold fixtures from the 80′s. One look at those old bathrooms is enough to make you feel like you should be off to aerobics in neon coloured spandex. But the difference between 80′s and current gold lies within the lines. While the 80′s was the gaudiest of all decades, gold is currently being used in a far more streamlined and classic. In fact, current gold fixtures hearken back to early 20th century with its clean lines and minimalist approach, making it more timeless. But I do wonder, as much as I LOVE gold in the home, despite the classic lines will it look oh so ’2015′ in another 10 years.

What do you think?

Christmas Decorations for the Home

Christmas Decorations for the Home | Squirrelly Minds
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Christmas decorating is one of my favourite things ever! We aren’t allowed to decorate until after Yanksgiving (the mister’s rules not mine, though I agree), so I’m eagerly anticipating the upcoming weekend. Our decor is a bit all over honestly. The tree is pinks, silvers, whites and reds, while the decor is more natural. Everyone likes to style a bit differently so I found 3 different Christmas decorations looks: gold and black, natural, and colourful.

Gold and Black Christmas Decorations | Squirrelly Minds

1: Gold geometric stag head / 2: / Honeycomb decorations / 3: Gold glitter star / 4: Gold and black christmas tree baubles / 5: Gold beaded ribbon / 6: Gold glitter reindeer ornaments

Seriously that gold geometric stag head. I just can’t handle how amazing it is! I love the idea of a gold and black Christmas. Totally contemporary and not what you’d expect at all, but man is it oh so classy or what?

Gold and Black Christmas Decorations | Squirrelly Minds

1: Hanging Star Advent Calendar / 2:Laser cut wooden windmill ornament / 3: Pine cone and berry branch garland / 4: Wooden ornaments / 5: Twig & Star Wreaths

I love the look of decorations in natural colours and materials. It feels super homey, handmade, and christmassy to me. I have the deer version of that laser cut wooden ornament and it’s my favourite item that hangs on our tree.

Gold and Black Christmas Decorations | Squirrelly Minds

1: Felt circle garland / 2: Retro glittery ornaments / 3: 50 pack pink and purple decorations
4: Jingle bell garland / 5: Door mat

Who doesn’t love colour! This is for people who might not like the whacky shapes of a Dr Seuss Christmas, but who sure love rainbows!

Gold and black, natural or colourful, what’s your christmas decorations style?

Home | Pillows and Throws with Wayfair

Pillow and Throws with Wayfair | Squirrelly Minds
We finished our dining room and my studio a while back now, then took a little break before moving on to the kitchen and living room. These are the largest rooms in the house so they’re taking a while, especially the living room. We finally finished the main painting and are working on touch ups now. The next thing will be bringing in the piano, getting art up on the walls and changing curtains, which is proving to be a bit nightmarish.
Anyone know where I can get affordable and stylish 14 foot pin hook curtains?
Pillow and Throws with Wayfair | Squirrelly Minds
But I just can’t wait long enough for everything to come together, so I add little decor touches like styling the bookshelf or coffee table, or adding pillows and throws. So I was excited when Wayfair invited me to try out items from their pillows, throws and poufs sections. I knew it would be the right boost of decor in the ‘work-in-progress’ room.
Pillow and Throws with Wayfair | Squirrelly Minds
We’re painting our mantel navy and gold, so this pillow was a perfect match, especially as it sits on the barcelona chairs across from the fireplace. With our moroccan rug and other items we also have a lot of geometrical black and white patterns throughout the room, so this throw was the perfect way to continue the theme throughout the space.
Pillow and Throws with Wayfair | Squirrelly Minds
We’re still a long ways from finishing (hello basket-box turned side table, your days are numbered), but it’s refreshing to be able to add little elements to make the room feel more homey and styled. Textiles, including pillows and throws, are the perfect way to do just that.
Thanks Wayfair!

I could use some more advice:
What’s your #1 decor tip on how to easily style a room?

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