As I've mentioned previously, I'm currently working on a few different interior design projects for friends and family (friend's nursery, in-law's guest rooms, and my mom's house). I'll be working on my friend's nursery in-person for the next few weeks and I spent this past weekend window shopping for her for a few additional items they still need: a dresser / changing table, mirror, and side table. I went to a few local shops and then emailed and texted her pictures from each so she could decide whether any were worth checking out in person. I also am currently restoring another friend's two dressers for her daughters' rooms so I've been keeping an eye out for new drawer hardware for them. And of course, because one of my visits was to Target, I decided to take a bunch of photos for the blog to show some of the great pieces they are carrying this season.
My first trip on Saturday was downtown to a shop called Nadeau. They have several locations all over the country and carry imported items from around the world. I've shopped at this store several times in the past and always find at least one item I want to bring home with me. There were several dressers I sent my friend pictures of but unfortunately the lighting in there wasn't great so none of them came out. Here are a few mirrors I found there though and sent photos of to my friend:
I was completely smitten with the middle mirror so even though I'm not sure whether it will work in her nursery, I bartered on the price and brought it home with me. I think it could be fun spray painted a variety of colors or just left the natural wood. If it doesn't go in her nursery then I might find a spot for it in my mom's house or mine. The bottom mirror was small but they had tons of them so I think it could be fun with several of the same or even paired with other mirrors in various shapes and sizes on an entire wall to bring extra light to a smaller space. After Nadeau I headed to World Market and took a ton of inspirational pictures.
I am completely smitten with their drawer hardware and hoping my friend chooses one of those designs for the dressers. I also think the painted nightstand would be really sweet in my friend's nursery with all the espresso furniture. After buying a few items from World Market (rug pads and a decorative basket), I headed to Target for my biggest shopping spree (that store gets me every time). I spent way too long there and took the most photos so prepare yourself.
Ready? Here we go.
Of course I wanted all of the fun wall storage cubbies and chalkboard items. I'm always on the lookout for great storage ottomans (though I never buy them) because I think they are perfect for additional stylish spots to stow away shoes, extra blankets, and (for future use) toys. I walked through the kids home section looking for a fun basket for my friend's nursery and instead spotted that adorable "Rise & Shine" canvas which could be a fun, quirky accent for any room in the house. The only one of all these items I let myself buy were the bird card pack because I'm always on the lookout for great, inexpensive 5" x 7" cards to frame. I'm planning to add one of those to a wall in my office I'm currently decorating with frames.
Along with all these individual items, there were a few groupings where I couldn't choose just one piece to photograph because I loved them all too much.
All in all, it was an enjoyable day of shopping though I was out for about six hours. Shopping typically is pretty exhausting for me but since I was mainly just window shopping for everyone else, I actually enjoyed myself. I even had enough energy to come home after and work on my friend's dressers some more. Below is a before and current progress shot of the longer of the two dressers.
Tonight I'm finishing staining the top of the taller dresser and then painting a bright accent color for the sides of all the drawers. I'll post more photos in the next few weeks once they are 100% done and drawer hardware has been chosen and added. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to hearing from my friend on dresser and mirror decisions, and can't wait to start working on her nursery in person over the next few weeks (and post some photos of that too!).