It's week 4 of the one room challenge and it's time to really start bringing some of the details together, including all of the furniture for the room. I had a head start in this department since this is my second child and I already have a crib and a rocking chair that are both in great shape and will work with the design. The crib is a classic white with beautiful molding on top, and the rocking chair is a traditional wooden family heirloom passed down from my great aunt. They are both great pieces, but let's face it, neither one has any major "wow" factor.
I really wanted this room to have a showstopper added in. I also have an aversion to matching furniture sets and wanted to get a changing table that was unique, would bring color into the space, and wouldn't look anything like a matchy matchy nursery set.
Enter the amazing team at Broome Street Studio. BSS is owned by Reagan and Danny Geschardt, the talented artists behind Geschardt Art. I first met Reagan and Danny on Instagram, but it became readily apparent that we were destined to know each other in "real" life. The more we kept talking, the more we realized we had in common. Reagan and I both studied abroad at the same tiny university in Florence, Danny and I both started our careers in Fashion and knew a lot of the same people, and we all made the same decision to take a break from city living to raise our families in a suburb of NYC (them in NJ and me in CT). Beyond just being cool people, Regan and Danny are both super talented artists in their own right. They do amazing abstracts and I love incorporating their work into my designs. What they are less known for though are the awesome vintage pieces that they restore and repaint. They have an amazing collection of Palm Beach and Hollywood regency pieces that they custom lacquer in any color your heart desires. As soon as I learned this, I was hooked on the idea of bringing in a Henry Link dresser to use as the baby's changing table.
You may remember from my original design plan (below) that I had some red swatches featured. Well, this is where they finally come into the picture! I wanted to pick the PERFECT shade of red to lacquer the changing table in. I kept thinking about my favorite nail polish for summer pedicures: Essie "clambake". It's a bright red with a hint of coral/orange in it. After deliberating with my colorwheel to try and find the perfect match, I settled on Benjamin Moore "Ryan Red." It had just the right red/orange balance and worked well with the beachy feel in the space.
I sent my color choice to Broome Street for them to update the vintage Henry link and they came back to me with this beauty:
To say I'm in love would be the understatement of the century. I am so beyond happy with how this piece turned out and I can't thank Reagan and Danny enough. I actually picked this up a few weeks ago before the nursery was wallpapered so I had it sitting in my living room until I could move it in. Staring at it has seriously tempted me to lacquer every surface of my living room, but that project will have to wait for another day.
Now that the biggest pieces are in, I'm all about the accessories. Next week I'll share some of the details and start to give you more sneak peeks at how everything is coming together.
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