Our Little Family of Five

On January 29, we became a family of five with the birth of Miss Emilia (can’t forget Belle, our pup!). This sweet girl’s life has been well documented so far (evidenced here in her ‘one month’ update post), but we didn’t have a single photo of the four or five of us! My sweet and insanely talented friend, Courtney (of Courtney Leigh Photography) came over two weeks ago, when Emi was 2.5 weeks old, and took family photos for us, and I couldn’t be happier to have these! Unsurprisingly, Emi slept through the entire thing, but woke at the very end, desperate for milk (side note: nursing in a car in a dress is an interesting feat!). 

Below you’ll find a million photos, and believe me, I did my best to narrow them down! She sent a ton, and it took me ages to narrow down my favorite 50-or-so. So without further adieu, here are the updated Petrovic family photos!

Emi’s ‘Oh Joy’ Inspired Nursery

Baby Girl Nursery Bright Modern Project Nursery Oh Joy Inspired Mixed Print Snapshots and My ThoughtsWe’re in the final stretch of my pregnancy now, with less than 9 days until we get to meet baby Emilia (or Emi, as we always call her). Although I started working on her nursery months ago (I was so anxious for a new decorating project!), I only put the finishing touch on the room this past Monday. I’m excited to share the photos on the blog today!

Nursery Color Scheme Trends For 2016

Today, I’m bringing you a guest post written by Cassandra of AFK, an upscale children’s furniture company, based in Orange County. They have furnished many high-end clients’ nurseries, such as Mariah Carey’s (which was gorgeous!). The decor is absolutely gorgeous, and I went googley-eyed over the photos that Cassandra sent for the post. I am not pregnant, but that doesn’t mean I can’t browse different nursery themes for the future. Cassandra’s post covers key color scheme trends for 2016, and I’m loving them all (namely ‘white on white’ and ‘neutral paired’). I hope you enjoy reading this post as much as I did!

Picking a color scheme for your nursery is one of the first steps in creating your dream nursery. This will help guide you when picking out nursery furniture to create a cohesive feel. Follow the post bellow for four amazing on trend color pairings for 2016.

White on White

Selected by Benjamin Moore as the color of the year, white is a complex yet subtle color. The interplay of whites and light creates nuance and subtle beauty. By choosing to pair this color with itself, your nursery will be transformed into a place of serenity.

White onWhite

Dream Playrooms

The dream home series continues! This week, I’m sharing dream playrooms (see previously posted dream kitchen, master bedroom, and living room). I seriously dislike bright colors, which is why Isla’s nursery is decorated with such neutral, cool colors. I feel similarly about the style of a playroom, but I know that kids like bright colors, so I may have to get over this disdain at some point in life.

I’ve put together a collection of my favorite playrooms – some which I would copy exactly and others which have elements I like. See my inspiration below!

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Biscuit-Home-Inspired Cactus Nursery

I went to Biscuit Home’s new store on Friday (post to come soon!), and I left wanting a second baby quickly – and a boy. All because of these Marfa Crib Sheets. Y’all – I’m in love! Sasha likes them too, so I think I’m going to buy them just in case we ever have a boy. Ha, total crazy 39+ week pregnant move. I cringe at all Google and Pinterest search results for “Cowboy theme nursery” – yikes, not my style. But I do love the idea of having a clean, modern Texas-cowboy-cactus theme room – a little teepee, some succulents, cactus prints, a framed sheriff badge, etc. I put together a little inspiration college in case we ever have a boy down the line (it will be awhile before I want to be pregnant again!).


PS I told Sasha about this post, and he laughed. I’m definitely getting ahead of myself here. C’mon Miss Isla! Due date is June 4!

Houston Print // Cowboy Small // Teepee // Biscuit Home Marfa Crib Sheet // Rope Name // Cactus Print (Wooden Frame) // Cactus Print (White Frame) // Wall Planters // Rocking Horse // Wall Paper

Oh and I just found this incredible rustic alphabet chest of drawers, and I would absolutely need it!