A Special Makeover


I have been reluctant to share much baby related inspiration on the blog till now as I have been nervous of jinxing events, but since I am having a baby shower this weekend and our new arrival is imminent I thought it was time to loosen up a little and just embrace being excited!

I thought I would begin by a little look into our soon to be nursery. We cleared our very cluttered spare room a few months ago and have slowly been decorating, again trying to keep the decor as pared back as possible until baby arrives. We repainted the room from a grungy blue to a bright chalky grey. Both working for ourselves we envision doing so often from home, and so for now the room doubles as a nursery/office.

Most of the furniture is from Ikea: RANARP reading lamp, STRANDMON armchair, GREGOR swivel chair, HEMNES chest of drawers, EXPEDIT shelving unit in white, BRANAS  and DRONAS baskets in white, geometric storage boxes from Limited Edition BRAKIG Collection. The work desk is also an old model from Ikea. Grey Cotton Cushion Cover and Yellow Velvet Cushion Cover H&M Home. DIY Star Garland made using fishing wire and Gold Iron on Stars and Polka Dot Decals from Polkadotwallstickers.com.

Office StarGarland

Expedit Storage Boxes

I’m also waiting for these Glasbury Bee handles to arrive from Anthropologie to customise the chest of drawers with!



Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at mail@rohiniwahi.com

3 Comments on A Special Makeover

  1. InteriorsPL
    Thursday, May 8th, 2014 10:51 at 10:51 am (8 years ago)

    Door handles are amazing and will look beautifully together with yellow accents on the wall above the chest of drawers.
    You must be super excited about your due date 🙂 Enjoy your baby shower!

  2. Tim
    Thursday, July 17th, 2014 09:05 at 9:05 am (8 years ago)

    Looks fantastic!

  3. Bart
    Monday, October 27th, 2014 17:09 at 5:09 pm (7 years ago)

    I especially like the way you arranged the Expedit. A makeshift tv stand in the middle – ingenious!

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