Monday, February 21, 2011

current obsession - {vintage wallpaper}

Vintage wallpapers are a fun way to personalize a nursery or child's room. It's becoming increasingly more difficult to find particular patterns in large quantities, so think about wallpapering just one wall or using a little to line the inside of drawers.

This mod floral print would look fabulous in a little girl's room!

Vintage maps for the budding explorer.

LOVE how they even covered some of the books in vintage wallpaper. Great idea for leftover scraps!

Give baby something to look at and wallpaper the ceiling!

We are SO lovin' this look!! Another great idea for leftover scraps.

A little bit goes a long way......wallpaper the inside of a bookcase. We {heart} the vintage chair too!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

he loves me......he loves me not......

from george + bessie

y'all make our hearts go pitter-pat......
hope you're spending it with the ones you love!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

spring nursery

All this wintery weather has us here at George and Bessie wishing for some warmer temps. What better inspiration for the nursery than Mother Nature herself.

This nursery could easily work for either a girl or boy with its mixture of creamy whites, muted taupes, and pale turquoises.

A collection of antique botanical prints in painted vintage frames help to unify the space. Leaf patterns have been stenciled on the walls giving it the look of vintage wallpaper.

A design of curvy flower stems is punched through a panel of white felt allowing light to filter through. It is then tied to a painted branch and a pair of chickadees are added for a little whimsy.

An over-sized rattan tray turns an ordinary dresser into a fully functioning changing table. The tray is fastened to the dresser with screws and a safety strap is then added. In a few years, remove the tray and the dresser can be used to store toddler clothes.

Linen doilies and handkerchiefs have been hand-stitches to the bumper for that special touch. Check out to see our one-of-a-kind bumpers and crib bedding.

A nursery with wood floors is easier to keep clean than one with carpeting. Wicker baskets provide easy clean-up as well while still looking stylish.

No need for a rug when there is a pretty wreath of stenciled leaves on the white-painted hardwood. Simple little details like adding a ribbon to a plain lampshade help to personalize the space even more.

The glass doors have been replaced with screening that has been spray painted white with silhouettes of ferns and butterflies. The screening makes the armoire the perfect place to stash a radio for gently lulling baby to sleep during nap time.