Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Favorite Room Feature: Proper Hunt

Today's guest requires no introduction. Her spaces and aesthetic speak for themselves. Really and truly. With each and every reveal of Christina from Proper Hunt, I am truly amazed by what the girl can accomplish. Just wait until you see her little girl's space. To die for!

Hello Sadie + Stella readers! I am Christina from Proper Hunt . When Lindsay reached out asking me to be a part of this fabulous series, I instantly said yes! I mean, how could I not? I am so honored to be here today and to share with you my favorite room in our house, our daughter Cora's (full name Victoria) nursery! There are so many reasons why it's one of my favorite rooms, not the least of which is that it's actually a completed room (we've got major renovations going on now)! But let's get to the other (more aesthetic) reasons why it's my favorite room in the house.
Cora's closet alone is one of my favorite design elements in our home. I'm a huge lover of wallpaper, but because my husband is against wallpaper (doesn't want to deal with removing it when/if I get tired of it), I couldn't wallpaper the inside of Cora's closet with this like I had envisioned. So what's a girl to do if she wants a wallpapered effect but with no wallpaper? Wall stencil of course! And this flower wall stencil was the perfect compromise. Every time I open up her closet, I get so happy seeing that back wall, especially knowing that I accomplished it at 34 weeks pregnant. *Here's the DIY post on how I wall stenciled the closet. There are two more DIY projects in this room that I am extremely proud of. The first is a custom mushroom pouf that I had commissioned after seeing this Lulu DK version. It adds the perfect amount of whimsy to her room and is a great footstool for the glider. The second DIY project is her changing table. Or rather an Ikea dresser that we just fashioned into a changing table by adding a changing pad to the top. We had originally wanted to use this dresser as an entryway table, but I didn't realize how deep it was so couldn't use it for those purposes. But it worked out, because the color of the Greek key accents were perfectly in line with the rest of the color palette in the nursery. *More deets on how we added the Greek key trim to the dresser.
I wanted to have a rug in her room, but between the furniture configuration and the size of the room (very small), it just wasn't in the cards.
At first, I was against any type of wall decal but after realizing that the giant, slanted wall needed a little something extra, I decided that the 3D wall butterflies were exactly what it needed - a perfect mix of color, whimsy, and texture.
The minute I saw these lattice drapes, I knew they were "the one". I wanted drapes that would add visual interest but wouldn't be a scene-stealer.
I'm sure it's no surprise that Cora's nursery is on the girlier side. I mean, I've got gold, corals, pinks, and lilac all over her room. I definitely wanted it to feel feminine and soft, but also whimsical with a touch of modern. You can't see it in these photos, but I rotate her crib sheet with a navy polka dotted sheet so that you get a big hit of a "boy" color in there to balance out the corals & pinks. And I purposely chose a Kelly Green for the 3D wall butterflies to add some contrast and to make a statement against the lilac walls. Thank you Lindsay for having me on your Favorite Room Feature series! I hope you all love my favorite room as much as I do!
Source List Floral Wall Stencil Natural Canvas Bins Gold Pheasants - Thrift store find Mini Yellow Velvet Hangers - HomeGoods Pink Lattice Curtains - Sold out but are available in green and purple Threshold Trumpet Drapery Rod Antique Brass Pennant Floor Shade & Lamp Kendall Fixed Gate Crib Yellow Flower Mobile - Sold out but here's a similar one Pottery Barn Kids Glider - Sold out but here's a similar one Parrot Pillow - HomeGoods Punch Basics Crib Skirt Hot Pink Eiffel Tower print - HomeGoods Navy Harper Roman Shade Mushroom Pouf - Custom order by Otto Moms 3D Wall Butterflies in Kelly Green Hemnes Nightstand Tivoli Model One Radio in Sunflower Yellow Oval-shape Gold Circles Mirror above the changing table - HomeGoods Cocoa and Hearts painting Gold apple - TJMaxx Green apple - HomeGoods Blue & white striped mini hat box - thrift store find Antique black & white tea cup - Family heirloom Bust of girl - Thrift store find Floating shelves White Frame - TJMaxx


  1. so pretty! Love the pink puff ottoman!

  2. Love the roman and curtain combo. What a great room!

  3. Holy moly, that stenciled closet is fabulous ~ I want one!! :)

  4. Adorable! I love the storage on that wall above the closet. I have the same issue in one of my bedrooms but I never thought to make it a pretty space!

  5. I kinda want a closet like that now! Such a fun, girly room that could definitely grow with Cora as she gets older too!

  6. OK that closet is amazing. Lucky little lady must be a fashionista as well!

  7. OHhhh my goodness!! How cute. The butterflies are my fave!! What a lucky little girl! Thanks for sharing. Oh and that wallpaper in the closet. What a great compromise for the hubs. My husband isn't the biggest fan of wallpaper either! xoxo

  8. Seriously, this is def my fantasy of a perfect baby nursery! And the stenclinging is insanely perfect!

    Holly Foxen Wells

  9. Love it! That stencil is amazing and I love love love the yellow hangers! I must get them for my daughter's room! xo

  10. Adorable!! Almost makes me want to pop out some babies just to decorate a nursery. Almost...

  11. I love the stencil in the closet! And it's nice to see those bins in context; they're much bigger than I realized!

  12. I have just recently found her blog >DUH< and am soooooo impressed. This chick got skillz!

  13. i really like the 3d butterflies :)

  14. So cute, and I love the wallpaper she used in the wardrobe!
    I have exactly the same two peacocks locked in a closet, I think I definitely have to find a good place in my little home for these two beauties :)

  15. Love it!! The dresser with the coral greek key is perfection! She did such a beautiful job!! You always find the best ladies to share the best rooms!

  16. I LOVE what they did with that closet!!

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  17. Gorgeous!!! Love everything about it

  18. What a beautiful little girls room. Those butterflies are an adorable touch.

  19. Love Christinas nursery! Very unexpected details and color scheme. Great job!
    Xo Nancy

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