Modern Bohemian Nursery Sneak Peek and A Few Tips To Designing The Perfect Space.

It’s nursery time BABY! lol

I have had so many questions about the theme of our nursery. As of a few weeks ago, I wasn’t quite sure, but I soon decided on a Modern Bohemian Themed nursery.  Yea, I knew I wanted this style nursery when I found out we were expecting our third child. Boy or Girl, this interior style fits across the board!

Tip 1. Choose a designated space. We chose to use our guest room and decided once the baby is big enough, he/she will either move in with our daughter or our son, so we wanted to make this space easily transformable into a luxurious yet tranquil guest room.

Sneak Peek Inside Baby J’s Nursery

Tip 2. Start an inspirational collage. One of the best ways to do this while staying organized is on Pinterest.  What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a social media network that allows users to visually share images/videos on a smaller scale. Users/Followers can then click/pin/post to their boards linking to other sites. You can then take elements of those images and incorporate into an entirely new look! Below are my inspirational photos for the Modern Bohemian Nursery.

Nursery Inspiration Photo – Pinterest Photo
Nursery Inspirational Photo – Pinterest Photo

Tip 3 Start a Vision Board. Adding inspirational items to your board will help you keep track of not only your budget, but will help you collectively see the space with the items you love. and you can shop and buy as you please!

Baby J’s Nursery Vision Board

To describe this vision a little, I wanted this space to go from a nursery back to a guest room, so I added to a wall what I had always dreamt, shiplap. I decided to leave it unfinished to add a pop in the space, added lighting and an oversized framed wallpaper for visual interest.  The dimmable sconce lighting adds a tranquil mood to the room which is what I LOVE most about this space. Deciding to add layered rugs adds warmth, depth, comfort to the space, as well as a special addition to the bohemian feel. The green fiddle leaf fig plant adds a lively pop of green to the room with a contrasting coral and white planter, just a cool and beautiful touch. White furniture with black hardware and dark black/brown shelves to keep the space feeling uniform, along with the stylish yet cute African Basket Bassinet! Lastly, we picked llamas as the bedroom theme as they symbolize strength, perseverance, communication, confidence and often success, which we think is a great symbol for our new little addition.

Interested in a few pieces in this vision?

Enjoy the items tagged below.

Hope you enjoyed the sneak peek into Baby J’s Modern Bohemian Nursery, stay tuned for the BIG reveal!

How To Make Homemade Household Cleaners, Just in time for Spring!

Hello Spring!!!

It’s a new year, in a new house, with a new baby and over here, we are decluttering, organizing and getting ready for spring by doing a little spring cleaning.  Today,  my inspiration comes from Tamera Mowry-Housley personal blog site, www.TameraMowry.com.

This spring for cleaning and disinfecting, I’ll be using my homemade cleaning products that I just love and I think you’ll love them too. I had used essential oils only to add pleasant aromas to my home but now I mixed and matched essential oils for each product. Essential oils not only fill my home with  a beautiful aroma but they also work as natural disinfectants.

There are many benefits to making your own household cleaners, not only do you have a piece of mind knowing EXACTLY what is in them, with less chemicals, kid friendly, and fresh ingredients… but, it is cost effective as well. I use to spend a lot of money on cleaners when I had the ingredients in my home already. Not only were they in my home, but they would be sitting on my shelf for months at a time before I’d realize they had reached the end of their shelf life.

Below you will find the ingredients for an All Purpose Cleaner, Disinfectant Cleaner, and a Glass and Window Cleaner.

  

All Purpose Cleaner Recipe

1 cups – White Vinegar

2 tsp – Baking Soda

1 cups – Water Warm Water

10 drops – Lavender Essential Oil

10 drops – Roseamary Essential Oil

First add baking soda to warm water in small bowl, then stir, it will fizz a bit.. this is normal. Pour/funnel in white vinegar into spray bottle. Next add water and baking soda mixture. Lastly, add essential oil drops to the spray bottle. Add the spray nozzle to the top and turn the bottle upside down several times to mix the ingredients. Clean and enjoy the aromas!

I added fresh lavender and rosemary leaves for added fragrance and to give a nice look to the bottle.

 

 

 

 

Disinfectant Spray

2 Cups – Water

1/2 tsp – The Laundress All Pursose Bleach Alternative (You can find this product at the Container Store, Amazon, and at TheLaundress.com) / or 1 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide

1/3 cup – Lemon Juice

1/4 tsp – Dawn Dishsoap (or any dish soap)

2 drops – Lemon Essential Oils

10 drops – Lavendar Essential Oils

Combine 2 cups of water, 1/2 tsp of The Laundress All Pursose Bleach Alternative or 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide as an alternative (be careful handling hydrogen peroxide with cloths, the hydrogen peroxide can leave a bleach/stain on clothing), 1/3 cup of lemon juice, dawn dish soap or dish soap of your choice (I like dawn because it the best dish soap that cuts through greases), 2 drops of lemon essential oil, and 10 drops lavender. If you use fresh squeezed lemon juice, you can add the lemon rind to the spray bottle for added aroma and visual appeal. To put my own twist, also added fresh French Lavendar leaves to the bottle. Gently mix by adding the spray nozzle to the top and turning the bottle upside down several times to mix the ingredients. Clean and enjoy the fresh calming smell!

 

Glass & Mirror

1 cup – Water

1/4 cup – Rubbing Alcohol

1/8 cup – White Vinegar

1 tbsp – Cornstarch

15 drops – Essential Oils of your Choice (I choose just Rosemary, I love the smell… it just smells clean)

 

Combine 1 cup of water, 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol, 1/8 cup white vinegar, 1 tbsp cornstarch, and 15 drops combined of essential oil of your choice. Gently mix by adding the spray nozzle to the top and turning the bottle upside down several times to mix the ingredients. Clean and enjoy the aromas!

I love these cleaners and I know they work much better then the chemical formulas you buy in stores.  Plus, they are  more safe for my family.

 

 

Falling For Flowers

Mya and I spent our Saturday morning grocery shopping at the Central Market!!! We couldn’t resist and had to stop and check out the variety of different flowers for sale on this beautiful day! 😊 We found a few of them we loved and thought they would be perfect in our home for fall. We can enjoy them as we continue to unpack. So, we bought four types of flowers and arranged them into 5 vases… different combinations, different sizes. Check out these photos and get inspired for fall by a few of our simple arrangements!

This little princess is a flower lover! She loves to help me arrange flowers for any occasion.

She loved the little brown vase arrangement the best, maybe because that is the one she did! lol.. Comment below and tell us which one is your favorite!

Baby breath are a great flowers for all year round! They are one of my favorites. You will see I use them EVERY season!

Can’t wait to read your comments!

 

NYIAD Student

Hey GUYS! I am just a few months away from finishing up my Interior Design courses to be a Certified Interior Designer. In these courses you are to do several projects within a home, what better home than your own, right? Over the past few months my husband and I were shopping for a new home for our growing family and you know, I never thought we would build a home. I always loved the character an old home has, and in my mind….as the home grows older, the home grows better. Building was well worth the wait and energy! There is so much that I have learned about our new home along the way. Being able to customize your home to fit your families day to day lifestyle and make the space functional in different unique ways was the coolest part about the whole process. I was so hands on from refinishing my lighting to finding some of my own vendors and supplies, and now that it is all complete and I am so glad I was! I must have walked the house everyday, if not more than once….LOL, “here comes Mrs. Johnson” I could hear the workers say… Just Kidding… But not :). This turned out to be the best and most rewarding project I have done. As I have many inspirations and can’t wait to share them on this site… here are a few beautiful fresh kitchens that inspired me along the way!

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