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Fall 2018 One Room Challenge: Week Three

Things are moving right along & the new design for the Brazil’s nursery is starting to take shape.

Let’s chat about some of the design elements we’ve selected for the room. I’m very excited about the lighting for this project! We were very fortunate to get to select from two fabulous lighting sponsors – Crystorama & Hudson Valley. I must say I was stoked about both sponsors as we source from them often for all of our projects at IBB. All of the lighting was in stock & came super quick! That is such a huge bonus when you’re on a tight deadline!

Both companies have a vast assortment of styles and applications to choose from. Let’s take a look at the light fixtures we selected.

A pair of these sconces from Hudson Valley will be mounted on the bathroom mirror.

This chandelier from Crystorama will be centered in the baby’s room.

And a pair of these sconces from Crystorama will flank the day bed.

Let’s take a look at what happened this week while I was away at High Point market.

Most of the progress was made in the bathroom this week as the elements of the bathroom design started getting installed.

Here’s a quick link access for the items shown in the photo below provided by our sponsors:

We laid the white ceramic rectangular tile from in a staggered brick joint on the floor in the tub area. We used Custom Fusion #380 Bright White grout for it. Make sure to get the Fusion grout. It has the sealer already mixed into it. I love it – especially for the lighter colored grouts!

How cute is this striped floor? We used the lavender penny round from & the white ceramic rectangular tile to create the striped pattern.

The cabinets are scheduled to go in later today. You can see the junction boxes are in place for the Hudson Valley sconces that will be set on the vanity mirror.

The tub from is set & the white patterned tile from for the tub surround has been installed. We used Custom Fusion #380 Bright White grout with it as well.

Since this is a jack & jill bathroom, we only did the lavender stripe on the baby girl’s side. We kept the tub area & other vanity area all white to keep it gender neutral for future kiddos.

This adorable wallpaper for the bathroom arrived this week! The bedroom & bathroom wallpapers are both scheduled to install next week.

So many things scheduled to happen over the next week! We’re working with our paint samples today to confirm the selections over at the house today. Cabinets & countertops will be going in, new doors installed, painting & much more! Make sure you’re following my Instagram stories for sneak peeks as the week progresses!

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Fall 2018 One Room Challenge: Week One

Here we go! I’m very excited to be taking on another project and participating as a featured designer in Calling it Home’s One Room Challenge. If you’re not familiar with the ORC, then click here to learn all about it.

In the midst of planning a whole home remodel with my clients Trey & Bliss Brazil, they discovered they were pregnant with their first child. So – after finding out they were having a little girl, we began designing a nursery for them. Aren’t they just the cutest?!

When I was asked by Linda Weinstein of Calling it Home to participate in the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge, I knew the Brazil’s nursery would be the perfect room for the challenge.

Their North Dallas home was built in the 80’s and has had very little updating done to it.

Are you ready to take a look at some of the before photos? We have many changes that need to be addressed.

So, now you’ve seen the before photos. Let me give you a little glimpse into my game plan for the room.

Below is a rough layout of our furniture plan. We’re designing the nursery to be able to grow with the baby. It will be chic & sophisticated & not at all juvenile. I’ve custom designed a day bed that will go on our focal wall. We’ll pair two nightstands with it flanking either side. We have some stunning sconces from Crystorama going over the nightstands. An acrylic crib will sit directly opposite the day bed.

There’s obviously so much more to share so follow along on my Instagram & Instagram stories for behind the scenes & sneak peeks

Tune in this Thursday at 5:30 Central time as my team & I go LIVE to discuss our ORC project. Feel free to jump in & ask us any design related questions you might have.

Next Wednesday we’ll dive deeper into the design plan and share more of our amazing sponsors for our ORC project.

Be sure to follow the rest of the featured designers along their One Room Challenge journey. I’m so excited to see the projects that everyone is taking on! See the links below to find their blogs. There is some serious talent this season! If you have the itch to join in on the ORC fun, then join us as a guest participant! Guest participants post every Thursday. You can find more info on how to participate & how to link your blog here.

At Home with Ashley | Bre Purposed | Dabito | The English Room | Erin Kestenbaum

Harlow & Thistle | House of Brinson | J & J Design | Kelly Golightly | Linda Holt

Megan Bachmann | Michelle Gage | Mimosa Lane | Murphy Deesign | Nicole Cole

Old Home Love | SG Style | Shay Geyer | Sita Montgomery | SMP Living

Media Partner Better Homes & Gardens | TM by ORC

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Room of the Month Finalist

Happy Wednesday everyone!  We’re very excited to announce that the nursery I designed for the Latham twins has been selected as a finalist for Project Nursery’s October Room of the Month 🙂


We are currently in 2nd place & we would love to have your help to secure the win!  Just click here & select the “Colorful Twin Gender Neutral Nursery”.  It just so happens that today is my client Kristen’s birthday, so what better gift to give her than pulling into the lead?




You can read more about this nursery design in our Fall issue of IBB at Home.  Pick up a copy at IBB today or click here to sign up for your free subscription.

Thank you so much for your support & voting for one of my favorite nursery projects

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Sneak Peek Saturday ~ Brooklyn’s Nursery

Well, I must apologize my design devotees!  I’ve been meaning to share Brooklyn’s nursery with you all for quite some time.  She’s 14 months old now & time has just flown by.  Life has been pretty crazy.  I’m still trying to find the groove of balancing life with 2 busy kiddos, time with my hubby & family, running a business & charity work.  Some of you may have already seen shots of Brooklyn’s nursery in ON Magazine & GrandLuxe Magazine.  I’ve also posted a few teasers on facebook & twitter.  But, alas, here are the complete set of shots I had done of her room.

Most of the items in Brooklyn’s nursery are what I originally designed for our oldest daughter, Jaylie when I was pregnant with her 8 years ago.  The crib, chandelier, Barbie mirror & chair & ottoman are new additions.  I had aqua stripes painted on the ceiling because I wanted to add a fabulous ceiling treatment for Brooklyn to gaze at while she laid in her crib.


We had the twin bed in Jaylie’s nursery as well.  It’s a must for daddy or mommy to sleep in when Brooklyn is sick or having a rough night!  Big sister Jaylie often begs to sleep in here as well.  It’s so sweet!  The “Brooklyn” art was a baby gift from my good friend Kris Perry.



My mom, Jaylie & I made the Barbie mirror.  We used a sunburst mirror from IBB & glued the 50th anniversary Barbies on it in the same pose to create visual cohesiveness.

Jaylie loves to read to Brooklyn.  Actually, I’m not sure who enjoys it more.  Brooklyn is just enamored by her big sister!  Keeping books in the nursery is a must!

This is one of my favorite places to snuggle with Brooklyn.  This swivel rocker chair & ottoman by Lee Industries is amazingly comfortable!  I have fallen asleep in it many a time!  I had it upholstered in indoor/outdoor fabrics because I knew it was going to get lots of use & abuse from our family.

My great Aunt Helen hand made this pink velvet bear for Brooklyn.  She made a similar one in pink mohair for Jaylie when she was born.  We keep it up on the changing table, but it’s just for snuggles & looks.  Too precious to play with everyday!

I love Brooklyn’s chandelier from Stray Dog Designs.  I had this design made in a custom size to fit her room just perfectly.  I love how the black & white stripes play with the aqua stripes on the ceiling.  The aqua & apple green finial are just adorable!

I had liners made for the baskets on the changing table out of coordinating fabrics from the nursery bedding.  It’s a great way to conceal all of the necessities we use on a daily basis & add color to the white changing table unit.

I hope you enjoyed the peek into Brooklyn’s nursery!  To all of my momma friends out there ~ Have a wonderful Mother’s Day & I hope you all are pampered & spoiled tomorrow!

*all photos by*

Happy Designing!



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For the Dog Lovers

Summer is almost here & the kiddos will soon be out of school.  A bedroom or playroom makeover is the perfect summer project!  Involve your little one in the planning & let their imagination run wild.  We used bright colors & dogs as our inspiration for this adorable little girl’s room. For a feature behind the bed, we blew up the circle print on the bedskirt & painted it on the wall.  I love how it turned out to look like the Twister game board & the playfulness it adds to the room.  I recently featured a tour of the room on Good Morning Texas. If you’d like to see it in person, head out to Whitley Place & check out the Huntington Homes model home & get inspired!

Huntington Homes Model Home
Whitley Place
3981 Arches Lane
Prosper, TX 75078

Happy decorating!

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Sneak Peek: Brooklyn’s Nursery

Today’s Sneak Peek Saturday is a glimpse into the nursery of our sweet baby girl Brooklyn who is due to arrive any day now.  All of the bedding is what I used in our oldest daughter’s nursery.  I chose to go more funky & not so “baby” in the room so that it would grow with her.  Turquoise, hot pink, bubblegum pink & lime green compose the color story.  I added accents of black & white for some contrast & spunk.  I’m a big fan of vibrant colors & six years later, the fabrics are still fun & fresh.  You don’t have to go this bold or funky in your nursery, but I always say it’s a good idea to plan a room with room to grow.  Using a baby theme or baby specific farbrics may create the need to re-do the baby’s room once they pass the toddler years.  The longevity of your design investment goes right out the window.

I even used the same drapery panels that we had in Jaylie’s nursery.  The windows in our new house are a bit taller, but I was able to let the hem out & they worked beautifully.  The art above the crib was a gift from my friend Kris Perry, an artist I work with a lot.  I love ceiling treatments in baby’s rooms because it gives them something to look at while they’re laying in their crib.  Even though I thought my decorative painter was going to have a heart attack when I told him the plan, I just love how the turquoise stripe turned out.  The inside of the bumper pad is a black & white zebra, so I used a zebra cowhide rug underneath the crib to ground the vivid colors.  I couldn’t find Jaylie’s crib in storage so, the crib (from Young America) is a new addition.  They have so many fun paint finishes to choose from & offer cribs & other kid’s furniture from traditional to more modern in style.

All of the big stuff is done.  We’ve got the room organized & ready for baby.  I’m waiting on a few last designer details like a custom chandelier I’m having made from Stray Dog Designs & a nightstand to go beside the twin bed in the room.  I hope you enjoyed todays’s sneak peek & I can’t wait for precious Brooklyn to get to enjoy it.  When the room is complete, I’ll post the rest of the photos.  Happy weekend everyone!

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Nursery Inspiration

After a weekend of nesting like crazy (I organized & cleaned out 3 closets!)  & my little “bump” growing bigger by the day, I am definitely in full baby mode these days.  We are very excited to be having another little girl.  I love to design kids rooms & nurseries.  It’s a great area to let the imagination run wild & to let your creativity flow.  I will be sharing much more with you about my nursery in the coming months, but for now, I thought I’d leave you with a few of the nurseries we have done over the years at IBB Design.

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We have worked with a fabulous artist for over 20 years in many of our designs.  She did all of the murals in the nurseries above.  Check out her company here!

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Sneak Peek Saturday: Designer Nursery

Today’s Sneak Peek Saturday is from IBB designer Shannon Gidney.  Shannon is just weeks away from delivering her first child, a baby girl.  We are all so excited & can’t wait until baby Morgan arrives!  This sweet nursery is layered in creams, chocolate brown & turquoise.  A few antique touches, like a rocker Shannon found, help give the room a vintage feeling.  The drapery fabric is from Kravet.  It’s also used on the top of the ottoman & again in the crib bedding.  There are lots of more fun details to share with you like an amazing hand crafted dresser & fun little touches Shannon created to let her sweet little angel always know how much she is adored.  Congratulations John & Shannon!

Stay tuned for more nursery details & updates on Morgan’s arrival.  You can contact Shannon here. or 214-618-6630