I really love it when clients become friends. I designed Ginny Krauss’ website a couple of years ago (the year she got married!), and we worked on several other projects since then. She is such a lovely person, and is one of the most supportive friends I have in the entire world.
I was one of the first few to know about her pregnancy last year, because she needed me to design a blog to chronicle her mommyhood journey. As she prepared for the birth of their son, Oliver Thomas, she asked me to create some wall art designs that she could print and frame for the nursery that she was decorating for him.
“I knew that I wanted a modern and fresh nursery with lots of natural sunlight, which thankfully our new flat provides plenty of. What I didn’t want was a typical boy nursery with transformers etc. I know all of that is just ahead of me once he is a toddler. His nursery was a space that I wanted to be able to sit in and nurse him in, enjoy quite mornings and evenings and just overall seek a little peacefulness (when he’s not crying of course).
I also wanted to bring in the element of music as that’s been so important to me growing up. Both my dad and brother were musically talented, and since they have both passed away, bringing music into the nursery was my way of having a piece of them here with Oliver.”
She sent me lyrics to songs that she hand-picked, and also a moodboard for the overall look that she was going for. (I tell ya, she’s my kind of person!) She and her friends painted and decorated the nursery and they did such a wonderful job! The nursery looks so fresh and peaceful. I’m so thrilled to see my designs framed and in use, and I’m so happy I was able to help Ginny bring her vision to life.
Here are pictures of their labor of love, and the wall art that I contributed. (I sent her 4, with lyrics/excerpts from At Last by Etta James, Yellow by Colplay, Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan, and one that just says Oh, The Places You’ll Go, because Ginny also loves to travel and I’m sure she’ll be passing that on to Oliver.)
At Last, by Etta James.
I agree with Ginny, it’s a love song, but it can also take on a whole new meaning if you’re a new mom.
lovely little details. those soft toys are so adorable!
so much love in that little space!
they painted those stripes on the wall when Ginny was still in her last trimester!
I think this one’s my favourite. I love Coldplay!
I can’t get over the cuteness level in this picture!
Photography by Pure Baby. Pictures used with permission. Head over to Ginny’s blog for more details and more lovely photographs!