Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rocco's Beluga Whale Nursery

I'm completely honored that Rocco's nursery was selected to be highlighted on Apartment Therapy's wonderful website! For those visiting my blog from that site - Hello! If you have any questions about his nursery or where I got any particular object featured in his room, please feel free to leave a comment and I'll respond as soon as possible. Here's his nursery for those who haven't seen it yet:



Selected lyrics from the tune 'Baby Beluga' - printed above the dresser in the room


Funny story about the above pillow sham - the first time it came in the mail, it looked like this:

Can you say 'fail whale' ?! The whale is frowning and the name is upside down. Nice quality control.


And because I'm a proud mom, here are a couple of cute newborn photos of Rocco in the whale basket from his room:

47 comments:

  1. Such a cute room! Everyone is dying to know about that lovely rug source. Paint color? :) Rocco is darling.

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    1. Thanks Catherine!

      The rug is made by 'Momeni' and the style is called 'Lil Mo Hipster LMT-1 Surf'. It comes in several rectangular sizes, but only one round size - 5 feet across. I personally never saw this rug in any store in real life, only online. It's sold by several vendors, the one I personally used was rugdepot.com because they had it for the best price!

      As for the paint color, it's made by Behr but it was a customized version of their color 'Classic Silver'.

      Hope that helps!

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  2. I too LOVE the rug! It will go perfectly with my son's surf theme (he's due in May). Where did you find those curtains?! I love the pattern and so fitting with the decor.

    As a side note, we had a funny experience with PBK when they personalized a chair cover that we'd ordered in denim but did it in pink gingham! I haven't met a girl named Brody yet so I'm not sure what the issue was. :)

    Love the room, it's adorable!

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    1. Thanks so much! Got to love PBK quality control!

      The curtains are from Ikea: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80173916/
      However I had a friend sew a blackout liner on to the backs of them to make them look more substantial and because blackout curtains can't hurt for a baby's room ;)

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  3. What a great room, and such a cute kid!! So glad I saw this post on Apartment Therapy! I love the whale basket, and of course the rug. Thanks for sharing your sources, where did you find the basket? I know I've seen it somewhere before!

    www.growingupsenge.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliments! The whale basket is from Pottery Barn Kids, but unfortunately is no longer being sold :( Sorry to be the bearer of bad news!

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  4. Such an adorable room (and baby)! Is the whale above the crib hand painted or a decal? If it's a decal, would you mind sharing where it's from?

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    1. Hi Tracy - thanks!

      The whale is a decal (I can't paint a straight line to save my life!). We purchased it through http://dalidecals.com/ using a Groupon, but it's a custom decal my husband created the design for, so you won't find it on their website. I still have the file though, so let me know if you'd be interesting in having it. warning - I can't personally customize it too much beyond trying to change the name in the water spout or removing the name all together.

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    2. Hi Holly!

      I absolutely love your son's nursery. We would love to use the design your husband created. Please let me know where I can send you my information. Thank you!

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    3. Thank you so much! Just post your email address here and I will email you the file! :)

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    4. Could you please email me the file with the name Jackson? Where should I provide my email address?

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    5. I know this is SUPER old at this point, but I stumbled upon this when searching for whale nursery ideas for a baby shower.. If it still exists, could I please have that file? Vlblume[at]gmail[dot]com. Thanks so much for sharing your adorable room and family! :)

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  5. I stumbled across Rocco's room on Apartment Therapy while searching for ideas to redecorate my older sons room. I had to come here and leave you a message - the nursery is absolutely adorable, as is baby Rocco. I also wanted to tell you that I have a son named Rocco born in October 2010. I also did his room in a whale theme and I also have a newborn photo of him in the pbk whale basket. Its all just so coincidental and funny to me!

    Take care and congratulations.

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    1. Wow that is a crazy coincidence!! I haven't met anyone who has a son named Rocco, only seen very few somewhat whale themed nurseries online, and have only seen one other newborn photo in the pbk whale basket. For you to have all three just shocks me!! How funny!! I would love to see some photos of your nursery and from your newborn photoshoot in the pbk basket if they are online. :)

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    2. Hi Holly and Cynthia,
      I LOVE this theme and Rocco is adorable. Would either of you be willing to sell your whale basket? If so, please PLEASE let me know! I am on the hunt and it would be perfect in our nursery for our little guy coming in December!

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  6. Love the room! And those sweet pics of your cute baby in that basket! I would love to know where you got those fun white picture frames!

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    1. Thank you so much! The white picture frames are made by Organic Bloom. Unfortunately they do not sell directly to the public - you have to order them through a professional photographer/retailer. You can find who in your local area sells them by going here: http://theorganicbloom.com/locator. The ones I specifically have are the 'Eva' style, size 11x14. Another company that makes similar fun shaped frames I have stumbled upon is this: http://www.fancifulframes.com/ (though I can't speak to their quality since I don't own any, but they look very similar!). Hope that helps!

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  7. I stumbled upon Apartment Therapy featuring Rocco's room while looking up idea for a "Baby Beluga" theme. I absolutely LOVE the whale decal with the name in the water spout. Would you mind sharing that with me?

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    1. Sure! I just need your email address to send the file to you :)

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  8. Our first son is due in September, and I want a simple sea-inspired theme. I love the whale decal and would really appreciate you sending me the file. My husband and I love the simple yet beautiful decal. Your husband did a great job designing it. My email address is strgzr1020@hotmail.com

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  9. Hello! I actually found your nursery on Pinterest and have been using it as my go-to for ideas. I have probably searched and seen a thousand other nurseries by now, and yours is still the best one! Whales are my favorite animal, and if we were expecting a boy, his name was going to be Jonah. Turns out, we are expecting a little girl. Her name is Morgan, and I am still doing her room in whales (just using some purples to girlie it up a bit). :)
    May I ask where you found those picture frames and the Beluga pictures in them?

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    1. Hi Tiffany - sorry it has taken me so long to respond! Thank you so much for the compliments!

      The white picture frames are made by Organic Bloom. Unfortunately they do not sell directly to the public - you have to order them through a professional photographer/retailer. You can find who in your local area sells them by going here: http://theorganicbloom.com/locator. The ones I specifically have are the 'Eva' style, size 11x14. Another company that makes similar fun shaped frames I have stumbled upon is this: http://www.fancifulframes.com/ (though I can't speak to their quality since I don't own any, but they look very similar!). Hope that helps!

      The photos themselves I found online and edited myself to make them print better and match each other a little more in terms of color tone. I can't find the originals online anymore, but if you want my files I can email them to you - just give me your email address.

      Good luck decorating Morgan's room! I hope you come back and show me some photos of the room once it's completed - I'd love to see it!!

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  10. Hello Holly,
    My husband and I are expecting our first child on Dec. 1st, 2012. He and I have been together for 16 years and married since 2003. Although we have 4 dogs and are completely dog obsessed, we live on Cape Cod and love the water. We honeymooned in Orlando, and literally my favorite place on earth is Sea World (we even had dinner with Shamu one night during our honeymoon) . We are both teachers, but I always wanted to be a marine biologist and work there. So, now that we found out the sex of the baby... A boy, we are contemplating themes. Immediately I thought nautical or whales. When I typed that into the Google search bar, Rocco's nursery left me spellbound. The decal, the rug, the frames with the belugas, your bedding, the basket... Sheer perfection. Then I read your blog and became more enthused about the nursery; Rocco is beautiful and seems like such a character. All that being said, if you could email me decal info and the whale photos, you would leave me simply giddy. My email is tinkerbobo@yahoo.com. Thank you, Janice

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    1. You are too sweet!! You have an email :)

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  11. Wow! What a beautiful nursery! We are expecting our second son and were wanting to do a whale theme! I love the decal and was hoping you could also share with me?? I see you've already had several requests! It's the cutest I have seen!! Thank you and congratulations! Amanda
    Ahelfrich@bfmval.com

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  12. Hi Holly- Love this design! I'm writing an article on nursery design for a national magazine. Would you be interested in submitting your son's nursery? I've sent you an email- hope to hear from you!

    Lee

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  13. Your room is AWESOME!! If you ever decide to sell that whale basket please let me know amh3332@yahoo.com :o)

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  14. Love the room and the pics of sweet little Rocco in the whale basket! I also love the whale decal above the crib would you mind sharing (again!) ? Thanks so much! holliesfletcher@yahoo.com

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  15. Could you please email the decal? Do we change the name on our own or do you change the name for us?

    We're having a boy, Jackson, and immediately fell in love with your nursery. It is so classy yet cute for a growing boy.

    My email address is smithfalicetti@gmail.com

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  16. you have done an AMAZING job! simply amazing... and that baby is so darn cute!

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  17. The nursery is gorgeous! I was trying to piece together a whale themed nursery and was having a lot of trouble until I came across yours! Thank you so much for sharing! And, would you mind sharing that decal design again? We don't have a name picked out yet, but I'm guessing it should be pretty easy to change the name once we figure it out. My email is mccabeteach@gmail.com

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  18. Hi Holly!

    First of all Rocco is just precious! I just found out I'm pregnant and my head is spinning with ideas! I saw your whale nursery and fell in love!!

    If it's not too much trouble, could you also email me the decal?

    My email is mandiwalther@gmail.com

    Thanks & hope your family has a blessed 2013!!

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  19. Hi Holly! I see that I'm the millionth requester of the amazing whale decal design file.. Truly, it's the cutest one I've seen!! I've searched everywhere to find one I like as much as yours, hoping not to bother you to email yet another stranger your file.. & I can't find one that even comes close!!!! You did such a fantastic job piecing this room together & I am so inspired!! Anyway, we are expecting our 1st boy this summer & I would love more than anything to have this decal made for his wall. If it's not too much trouble, would you mind sending the file my way? My email address is sarafadell@hotmail.com. My son's name is going to be Mitchell, in case you have to change the name prior to sending it. Hope you and your beautiful family are well. Thanks so much for sharing all the details of your son's nursery.. Again, it is truly inspiring & I can't wait to see my baby boy's completed nursery :)
    Blessings,
    Sara

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  20. Hi Holly! I love your nursery! You have a great eye for decorating. I especially love the whale decal. If it wouldn't be too much trouble, would you mind emailing me the template? We will be using the name Eli. Thanks so much! My email address is mbarile11@gmail.com

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  21. Your nursery is truly an inspiration. I am one of those design challenged people and would love if you could send me the whale template as well as the photos you edited for the wall. A blank template would be preferable as we haven't picked a name yet. Once again thank you for sharing! Sharly. Sharlyr@gmail.com

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  22. Your nursery is truly an inspiration. I am one of those design challenged people and would love if you could send me the whale template as well as the photos you edited for the wall. A blank template would be preferable as we haven't picked a name yet. Once again thank you for sharing! Sharly. Sharlyr@gmail.com

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  23. You should really consider going into decal design part time, this must be the most popular decal in the world. If you are still sending them out I would love to use this...sybilfay@yahoo.com.

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  24. Hi I'm looking for the PBK white whale basket. Do you know where I could get one or are you ready to sell yours? Plese let me know.
    Thanks
    Kelliedhatch@yahoo.com

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  25. Hi Holly,

    Congrats on your lil guy Rocco, he's so cute!! We have a 7 year old named Rocco as well, Love the name! We are expecting a boy in October and I love the Whale decal your husband designed. Is it possible for you to send me the file? Can you please send two copies, one with the name Kingston and other blank?

    My email address is jenni_clarke@hotmail.ca

    Thank you

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  26. PS, Where did you find Rocco's bedding? I've looked everywhere and can't seem to find any whale themed cribs sets.

    Thanks a million!!!

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  27. Are you still willing to send out the decal, or have too many people asked? Please let me know! :)

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  28. Hi! Would you be willing to send me the Whale Decal with "Mason". We live in San Diego and my husband is a huge surfer. He would absolutely love this for our sons room.

    My Email is mogo1984@hotmail.com

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  29. Hello! I see you have tons of requests..but are you still willing to send out the file for the decal? We have started our sons nursery..and its whale theme. This would look absolutely amazing in his room.


    Laurenash2008@gmail.com

    Thank you so much!

    Lauren

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  30. Is it possible you could send me the file for the whale decal? cooper.reb@live.com

    Thank you!
    Rebecca

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  31. Hi!!

    It's adorable!! Where did you purchase crib?

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