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No bedding, no blinds, no closet door yet, but we're getting there. We still need all the little touches and artwork and such, but I'm just thrilled we made it this far on the weekend. Just a few short weeks ago the room had vinyl flooring, old marred-up ugly almond walls, and a layer of dust so thick we needed to keep a rug outside the room to wipe our feet on.




And what's that over the crib? A very Curious George, of course!


The book open on the bottom is a pop-up book of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, and is open to his Falling Water house.



It was Bryan's idea to put Eeyore back behind the pile of blocks. Hee.



The changing pad will go on top of the chest of drawers. The chair has recently become the newest of Scout's Happy Places.



 Not bad, yes?

Date: 2006-09-26 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] conneals.livejournal.com
That room is awesome Lindsay! I love it and I am sure that little Christopher will love it too. Christopher is a great name by the way, especially with all the pooh stuff in it!

Date: 2006-09-26 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
What with being Jewish and all, Christopher is *not* on our list of considerations. ;) Nice try, sister!

Date: 2006-09-26 10:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 2seastars.livejournal.com
Wow - NICE, speedy work, lady! And you also ket your Little House books for your child?

Is that wall-towall rug, or tile?

This really looks professionally done. And such great choices, that will grow with your son.

Date: 2006-09-26 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
Thanks! Yes, I kept lots of books - turns out, Bryan dsaved some, too.

We have:
The Little House Series (me)
The original Winnie the Pooh Books (me)
Hardy Boys books (B)
Five Little Peppers (me)
variour Ralhd Dahl books (me)
Books on fish, shells volcanoes, a couple of kids atlases (B)
Shell Silverstein and other kids poetry books (me)
Peter Pan (me)
complete tales of Beatrix Potter (me)
a couple of story treasury books for little kids (me)
various kids "classics" like RObinson Carusoe (B)
a handful of fluffy cloth books (me - I got them from Marie)

And it's technically neither wall-to-wall nor tile. It's FLOR modular carpet tiles (http://www.interfaceflor.com/). Each "tile" can be picked up and washed off in the sink if spilled upon or replaced individually if needed. It's what we put in our master bedroom and our living room, and we have a rug made out of the tiles in our den.

Date: 2006-09-27 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 2seastars.livejournal.com
1. Smart, smart floor choice.

2. You both saved books? Seriously a perfect match, L. I love this. :)

Date: 2006-09-26 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zoofussa.livejournal.com
Very nice!

Date: 2006-09-26 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
Thanks. :)

Date: 2006-09-26 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamiethetiger.livejournal.com
Nice! I think the last i saw that room, it was full o stuff :)

Date: 2006-09-26 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
In all fairness, most of the boxes o'stuff are still around... they're just sitting in the dining room until we can finish going through them all. ::rolleyes::

Date: 2006-09-27 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jamiethetiger.livejournal.com
LOL! That sounds just like MY dining room!

Date: 2006-09-26 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] charmingdetails.livejournal.com
It looks GREAT! So friendly. I love the bookshelf already filled with classics. :)

Date: 2006-09-28 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
What makes me sad is that I had many, many books from when I was young that burned in a fire at my house when I was 14. So many lovely books all lost. :(

Date: 2006-09-26 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] upennmama.livejournal.com
Oh, I love it! I am not a fan of matchy-matchy perfection, and yours is perfect. S is right, it will grow nicely. I love the FLOR.

Date: 2006-09-28 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
Thanks, Sarah! That was our goal with the room - to find something that would be cheery and fun while young, but that could also work well for an older child. And essentially it's also part selfishness - we wanted something that we wouldn't mind seeing day after day, lol.

Date: 2006-09-27 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cb-goes-home.livejournal.com
:) It makes me happy to see our books on your baby's shelf.

Date: 2006-09-28 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
And it will make me happy to read your books to our baby. :)

Date: 2006-09-27 01:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 2happy4most.livejournal.com
It's fantastic! You did such a wonderful job (as usual!) - your little one is going to love it :)

Date: 2006-09-28 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
Thanks, Megumi! I appreciate it!

Date: 2006-09-27 12:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nso313.livejournal.com
It's beautiful!

Date: 2006-09-28 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
Thanks, N!

Date: 2006-09-27 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amy-awesome.livejournal.com
I love this room! It's really, really well done.

I must know - where did you get the rail system? That rocks and I can just see my Engineer Husband digging that.

Question about the FLOR tiles...actually, let me check the website first, and then I'll ask if it isn't answered there.

Date: 2006-09-28 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
Thanks! I have to admit - I'm pretty proud of the rail system, as it was solely my idea. :) It's actually a kitchen rail system from Ikea called Nyled. BUT, they just discontinued the entire system (luckily, right after we bought all of the accessories). They have a new, replacement system called Aspen (I think? It's not yet on their website since it's so new) which is similar, though it is squater than ours and the hooks hang from underneath, rather than in front.

And feel free to ask about the FLOR tiles. We were actually one of the very first orders - we bought them even before their official launch party (which we were invited to, as a result) and we just love it.

Date: 2006-09-28 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amy-awesome.livejournal.com
I'll have to keep an eye out on the Ikea site for the rail stuff. I just think it looks so cool and is obviously functional (and in a place where space is at a premium, might as well build up instead of out, right?).

As for the FLOR...what's the texture like? Is it at all "officey"? That's my concern - that I'd put the stuff down and it'd look and feel like office carpet.

I can see that yours doesn't look like office carpet, but the texture is hard to interpret in photographs.

The FLOR website shows several area rugs, which makes me wonder about the edge finish on the tile. Are there some that are finished on the edge, like a rug would be? Any idea how that works?

The stuff is just so cool, I think. We've been wanting to get a rug (or two) for our floors (hardwood), but find ourselves turned off by the Persian style rugs, and we don't want sisal, and well, it's just hard. But FLOR looks like it could be damn cool.

Date: 2006-09-28 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
When you go to the Ikea site you'll have to look att he following pathway to find the system (after it's there, of course): Ikea Home > USA > Kitchen > wall storage. Our room is just around 9x11, so building up instead of out was definitely on our minds. :)

Hm, it's sort of hard to describe the texture of the FLOR tiles. It's definitely more compact/compressed than a traditional frieze or shag carpeting, but plusher than most office stuff or what you'd find on the ground at a mall, let's say. I'd say it closely harkens to a soft berber carpeting, but without being as nubby as that is. Do you have a Lowe's home improvement store in your area? They carry a few of the FLOR lines. So does West Elm. It's also difficult to describe because there are different feels and levels of plushness depending on the line of tiles you select.

We are using the FLOR tiles as a rug on top of wood floors in our den. The edges aren't finished like you'd see on a traditional rug, but they are manufactured such that they keep their shape really well. They have a very small (2 mm-ish) backing of black recycled rubber, and unless you'd literally laying on the ground staring at the thing you don't see it on our wood floors- the carpeted edges of the tiles are just the edges that you see. The only thing I'd be hesitant about is laying a "rug" down on a very light wood or ceramic tile, because you would probably see a strip of black backing at the bottom. Bryan actually got to tour the facility where they're made (lucky duck - it was for an architectural thing), and came back super impressed with how thorough they are in how they make the product - they're not likely to unravel or come apart anytime soon. Here's what our "rug" looked like when we layed it down - it looks the same now... just a bit darker in the light areas because we need to carpet clean the thing (whoops!)...

Image

Date: 2006-09-28 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amy-awesome.livejournal.com
Awesome, thank you! May I use your pictures (of nursery and of rug) to show Dana?
-A

Date: 2006-09-28 05:48 pm (UTC)

Date: 2006-09-27 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kychilehead.livejournal.com
I'm totally digging the bookcase full of books. I hope ours is that full (we both kept all of our childhood books as well).

I also love it because it's very simple and modern. It's not overly done so it will transition easy as your son grows up.

Date: 2006-09-28 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ves-heill.livejournal.com
Thanks, Chile! It's hard to do modern kids rooms, I've discovered. Most everything they sell that is specifically geared towards kids rooms is too cutesy or too frilly or too frou frou or way the heck too patterned or logoed. We decided it was better to go with plain furniture and no theme and just decorate with accessories and that seems like it worked well for us. I have no doubt that your future kid's room will rock, as per your usual style. ;)

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