It's been exactly one year to the day since I created this site. And the reason I know that, is because after being hit by a wave of inspiration to write something--anything--this morning, I logged on to find my first blog post written March 23, 2017. I had been flirting with the idea of having my own place to purge my thoughts. After that, in typical fashion, I wrote exactly one post (mostly to explore the site's backend) about some Chinese Mexican food and haven't returned. But so much more has happened since then.
I had been married three weeks at the time. I'd just left my job as lifestyle editor at Indianapolis Monthly magazine. Two months later, I found out I was pregnant. Three months later, my mom passed away. Six months after that, I gave birth (all natural, on his due date, a super blue blood moon might I add and yes, I'm bragging a little here) to Henry James Incandela and he's the best thing ever. But yeah, 2017 was ROUGH.
One of the things that I was able to find some joy in during that time, was decorating Henry's nursery under the guidance of our dear friend Estelle. Estelle is a French woman living in the UK, a super mom by day, and a interior designer by night.
She created a space that we could not be more thrilled with. And, I'm pleased to say, Henry slept in his room for the first time last night, waking up all smiles - a seal of approval, if you ask me. (Also, a huge thanks to Beth over at Seersucker and Saddles for the recommendation on a sleep trainer. I don't care if it sounds bougie - last night was worth every penny.)
Anyway, Estelle explains the designs process really well, complete with before/after photos and mood boards, over on her blog, Savage Interiors. Check it out.
If you just want a quick look at pretty pictures of a lovely room, an adorable baby, and a confused bullmastiff, scroll on. Photos are by the amazingly talented Alex Morris.
Maybe I won't be back here for another year. Maybe I'll be back tomorrow. But I have to say, it feels really good to have my fingers hit the keyboard again. Even if the rest of my body is covered in spit up.
Details on decor items over on Estelle's Savage Interiors post because free time with a seven-week-old is precious, yo.