Today I’m thrilled to finally share Jackson’s nursery with all of you. This project was a labor of love and it all fell into place with ease. I envisioned a peaceful oasis for him to enjoy.
Originally, I had planned to keep the guest bed in the room. However, it quickly became apparent that there wasn’t enough room. I swapped that idea for a low woven bench with a cushion and pillows that is kid friendly that we could use as a reading nook. This allowed for more space to bring in the glider, crib, and changing table.
A nursery has all of the must-haves for a babies room – crib, changing table, chest of drawers. But when designing the nursery I thought about how it could evolve with time. That’s why I purposefully chose items that can change over time as he grows up. For example, the changing tray on the campaign dresser can be removed and it becomes a stunning chest of drawers. The baskets filled with receiving blankets can also function for storing toys. If you think ahead, you can buy items that serve several functions.
To see more of the nursery and my favorite baby essentials, pop over to Rue Magazine.
Photos by Bess Friday | Designed by Caitlin Flemming
Today I’m honored to be featured in Rue Magazine’s 3rd anniversary issue! When they contacted me to be part of their top seven designers to watch in 2014 I was elated, giddy and completely humbled. This issue is not to be missed – it’s filled with market pages that will have you pulling out your wallet (be warned!) and gorgeous homes that will make you want to redecorate. I’ve followed the journeys of each of the seven designers they named and I’m honored to be alongside them – each with a different aesthetic, so there is something for everyone. Pop over to tour my entire clients home and to page through the other talented designers I sit beside.
A HUGE thank you to the Rue Magazine team for having me in this issue – it’s really such an honor!
Photos by Michelle Drewes for Rue Magazine
Talk about a magical night. I’ve never in my life felt more proud, loved and honored to be part of such an amazing team. Everyone that came to celebrate with us, welcomed us with open arms and were so supportive about our leap into the publishing world – it felt so good. I know you’ve seen countless blog posts about Rue Magazine’s launch party (like here, here and here) but I just had to share one of my favorite photos from the night – it’s of the team before the party got hopping.
Last Wednesday Rue was honored to be part of New York Design Center’s – What’s New What’s Next event. Rue’s amazing food columnist, Marissa Lippert, put together a mouth watering cooking demo with seasonal apple dishes – I can’t even pick a favorite, they were all delicious. You can find the recipes in the premiere issue of Rue (page 62).
A huge thank you needs to go out to Jacqueline of Merci New York and Kathleen of Kat Flower for the beautiful tabletop display (it’s my fall dinner party inspiration) and the gorgeous flower arrangements – we couldn’t have done it without you ladies.
After a wonderful afternoon in the InHouse showroom, we headed up to the John Saladino showroom where Rue Magazine gave a wonderful toast to the end of a wonderful What’s New What’s Next event and the launch of Rue. It was fun catching up with new and old friends – I couldn’t think of a better way to end a eventful trip to NYC.
If you want to find out more about the New York trip, Crystal covered the entire week. Plus, you’ll get to see a lovely picture of me waving goodbye to her at 3am as Anne and I get into our black town car.
A big thank you goes out to the New York Design Center for welcoming the Rue team with open arms. I’ve never met such an amazing group of ladies. You made our launch party become a reality and it was truly amazing!