House Updates {PKG and my Little Dude’s Room}

House Updates {PKG and my Little Dude’s Room}

Some rather glorious things have happened around chez Bijou these past few days.
For one, Meredith {who PS, continues to amaze me with her glorious talent on an hourly basis} came by on Friday to deliver some art fantastic to #PKG.
I give you Griffin and Wong hand painted silk chinoiserie fabulousity…

And because I definitely owe you some kitchen photos, a little sneak peek of the gorgeous panels all hung up…

I know, I know…a total tease.
I’m sorry.
More soon- promise, promise.
In the meantime, I have to show you some more of the brilliance that is Griffin and Wong’s portfolio.

And a few installations…PS, I’d give up most things for an entire room plastered in this beautiousness…

Heaven.
Now, on to the second happy house addition.
I’d like to officially announce that my 3 year old now has a bed.
And it’s glorious.
I want it for myself actually…it’s a cocoon.

I bought the bed from my favourite local antique shop…Turner Chapel Antiques.
My friends think it’s funny that when I tell my kids we’re going out, the first thing they ask is if we’re going to the antique place…perhaps this happens because I’ve been frequenting this shop nirvana about twice a week for the past few months.
It’s just REALLY fabulous.
I bought the bed for $300…yes you heard that right.
It’s a 200 year old solid pine bed from Germany…with all it’s chips, and nicks and imperfection…it’s my definition of perfection.
And the best part, it has those amazingly giant side rails that mean my 3 year old isn’t rolling out of it anytime soon.
As well, it’s almost a standard twin (just a few inches short,) which is almost impossible to find in an antique bed…all we had to do was have a piece of MDF cut to size for the matress to sit on…we bought an IKEA foam matress that was able to squish in more than a standard one could and voila…bed heaven.
As you can see, I also added Instagram to the mix over the weekend…can you save LOVE IT!!!
Just to finish off this very long post…a few pictures of our roadtrip to teenager concert/my parents house…
 Road.
Scarlett and Lola.
 Malcolm {with his new ‘boy’ haircut that I’m not at all sure about- so sad that all his baby curls are gone…combine this with us taking apart his crib last night…crying mommy} and teenager Natasha hiding in the third row.
Moi.
Fun picture taking.
And with that, I’m off.
I have a little DIY project {that PS, I’m not doing myself} happening today.
It involves a trip to a IKEA and then a visit to Beresford Inc…more on that soon.
Kisses etc.
xo

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  • Kerry
    Posted at 09:36h, 07 November Reply

    Love, love, LOVE the artwork! So fabulous, and I’m dying for more… I have been for so long tho!

    Love your little man’s bed! It truly is perfection!

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 09:53h, 07 November Reply

    New panels – Awesomeness. New bed – Awesomeness. Gorgeous family – perfection πŸ™‚

  • redesigningsarah.com
    Posted at 09:54h, 07 November Reply

    I absolutely love the bed – so cosy looking!

    The art is to die for … am also dying for the big PKG reveal!!

  • Alex {Things That Sparkle}
    Posted at 09:55h, 07 November Reply

    Everything is so gorgeous, love seeing some looks into PKG! So so stunning. And love Mac’s new bed, its perfection! And your whole fam is just gorgeous!

  • heather (love your space)
    Posted at 10:03h, 07 November Reply

    the bed is awesome–and I especially love the mismatched teeny tiny pillows!

  • Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy
    Posted at 10:10h, 07 November Reply

    That bed is so perfect! We are dealing with ugly side rails so Keaton doesn’t fall out of his bed. What a score!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 10:15h, 07 November Reply

    great bed! I thought it was the one you ordered from Etsy….looks similar from what I remember.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 10:36h, 07 November Reply

    Love the chinoiserie panels! Gorgeous! That bed was a fabulous find too, and your too cute family…Lucky Lady!

  • Danielle Oakey Interiors
    Posted at 10:40h, 07 November Reply

    Love the art and that bed is amazing! Your style is incredible, perfect really.

  • christine, just bella
    Posted at 10:53h, 07 November Reply

    LOVE it! The art and the bed!! Seriously, what a fantastic find on that bed – it’s perfect!

  • Melissa @ Veranda Interiors
    Posted at 11:06h, 07 November Reply

    The painting = awesome.

    The bed = awesome.

    You & your children = stunning.

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 11:37h, 07 November Reply

    Goodness gracious this kitchen looks like a total dream. I’m a little impatient to see it all, but I am so happy for you that you get to enjoy it every day!

  • ashley nicole catherine
    Posted at 11:46h, 07 November Reply

    eep such gorgeousness! i love all your throw pillows! and what a gorgeous, sweet bed for your bambino.

    xoxo

  • Wendy
    Posted at 11:48h, 07 November Reply

    Your kids are all too beautiful. Happy ‘mommy’ days πŸ™‚

  • Verdigris Vie
    Posted at 11:57h, 07 November Reply

    Christine – those are just beautiful! I can’t wait to see the full reveal..I have a perfect spot for 2 panels in my home..

    Kids = adorable..

    best
    Vie

  • Marianne {Style For Living}
    Posted at 12:26h, 07 November Reply

    The panels are to die for!!! Do I spy a banquette in your kitchen? The pillows on it are fab too! Your son’s room is perfection as is your entire family on the road trip! LOVE!

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    Posted at 13:03h, 07 November Reply

    his room is adorable! i love it! as are the panels! but his room is so sweet and cozy!

  • Amanda Hill
    Posted at 13:14h, 07 November Reply

    Awe what a great weekend! Lovely family xoxo!

  • victoria | vmac+cheese
    Posted at 13:16h, 07 November Reply

    Amazing post! That wallpaper is divine and I’m loving the bed find!! So cute. So, question…what will you use it for once the little ones outgrow it? A fabulous mini daybed?

  • Lisa
    Posted at 13:48h, 07 November Reply

    Wow, so much awesomeness in one post… those panels are gorgeous, and I am GREEN over that bed score (ps let me know if you come across a twin/toddler jenny lind bed in your travels). And Instagram is ridiculously addictive – cause the photos always look good!

  • Nichole @ Parlour
    Posted at 13:52h, 07 November Reply

    Sister, you got it going on! I’m loving, loving, loving the panels in PKG! Really, cannot WAIT to see it! That bed is also the sweetest, most charming thing ever. Great find!

  • Jen @ RamblingRenovators
    Posted at 14:07h, 07 November Reply

    Waaay too much gorgeousity for one post! The panels! The bed! The family! Love all of it.

  • Bromeliad
    Posted at 14:10h, 07 November Reply

    You have ridiculously cute kids.

  • THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE
    Posted at 14:32h, 07 November Reply

    Everything looks amazing!!! And his bed is just fabulous. I would totally crawl in there myself. Glad you had a good weekend with your gorgeous family πŸ™‚ xoxo

  • Brandi
    Posted at 14:41h, 07 November Reply

    What is it called if it’s DIY but you don’t do it yourself? DIT? Do it together. And quit teasing us with those kitchen pics, its cruel!

    PS I’m hosting a holiday gift swap again. I hope you’ll sign up!

  • Michelle ~ Make Life Pretty
    Posted at 15:14h, 07 November Reply

    That bed looks fantastic! What a find!

  • Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    Posted at 15:51h, 07 November Reply

    As much as I am completely smitten with your new panels and that *insanely* awesome bed…I am even more smitten with Mr. Gorgeous Eyes in the carseat…melt my heart in to a big ol’ puddle of sweetness, what a doll! And Miss Scarlett with her trusty ol’ doggy…guh! TOO CUTE! Looks like a great weekend had by all…even the hiding teenager (c:

  • pretty pink tulips
    Posted at 16:26h, 07 November Reply

    Oh…those panels are awesome! And, so is that little cocoon of a bed!!! I wish my own bed was that cozy!!

    xo Elizabeth

  • The enchanted home
    Posted at 16:38h, 07 November Reply

    So much beauty all in one post. I WANT TO SEE MORE OF THE KITCHEN! Looks totally done, loving those panels, soo beautiful…I am unabashed about my feelings on chinoiserie, one of my most favorite things in the world…would give up furniture to have a room plastered in it, would just lay down on the floor and stare at it all day.
    And can we talk about how cute your kids are and how amazing their eyes are!!!!!!!!!
    Loved this- congrats on all the goodness.

  • Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely}
    Posted at 17:26h, 07 November Reply

    Such a beautiful painting – I’m sure it makes your kitchen look even more magnificent (if that’s possible!). Love your kiddo’s bed too! You have a gorgeous family; sounds like you had a wonderful weekend xo

  • my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you
    Posted at 17:27h, 07 November Reply

    those panels are amazing. so so so beautiful.

    and i can’t wait for the green and gray to get all up in mac’s room.

  • Sketch42
    Posted at 18:11h, 07 November Reply

    My Gram’s house in brooklyn has Gracie wallpaper from the 70’s. You would DIE.

    http://sketch42blog.com/2010/09/grandmas-winter-abode/

  • Nuha
    Posted at 18:20h, 07 November Reply

    so so jealous of you chinoiserie painting! i’ve been dying to wallpaper the bathroom with a chinois print but it is getting to be SO expensive..i’m keeping my fingers crossed to find something gorgeous yet affordable

  • Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    Posted at 20:04h, 07 November Reply

    Wow, so much greatness in this post! Yes, you are a tease, but I’ll take what I can get on PKG!!

    the panels are gorgeous, the bed is awesome, and LOVE seeing the pics of you and your beautiful family!!

  • Gaby [The Vault Files]
    Posted at 20:26h, 07 November Reply

    Love that bed, can’t believe the price, what a score! Oh! and Congrats on your kitchen being published, that’s SUPER EXCITING! πŸ˜‰

  • {hooked on hickory}
    Posted at 20:52h, 07 November Reply

    that artwork is amazing and that bed is adorable! cute pix!

    ashley over @
    {hookedonhickory}

  • kayce hughes
    Posted at 21:41h, 07 November Reply

    Love the panels, love the bed, love it all. Can’t wait to see more of the kitchen.

  • Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect!
    Posted at 21:50h, 07 November Reply

    The art is beyond gorgeous. Wow, wow and wow!!

  • Full House
    Posted at 23:28h, 07 November Reply

    You are a total tease. I love that you are getting your kids started early on finding the treasures. it is all going to look so good and can’t wait to see the reveal so that i can drool all over my computer screen.

  • Allison {Live Love Small}
    Posted at 00:07h, 08 November Reply

    that bed is so good! everything looks great, of course.

  • Painting toronto
    Posted at 01:22h, 08 November Reply

    I am very interested in this matter and I myself do a lot of research as well. This blog has definitely changed my perspective on this subject. Artistically designed, so they will make very attractive.

  • Debby
    Posted at 07:02h, 08 November Reply

    That panel is beyond beautiful! Yes, Christine, I know I am DYING to see your kitchen!!! I am sure everyone else is itching for the reveal too! xo

  • Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms
    Posted at 09:21h, 08 November Reply

    Meredith is seriously talented. I can’t wait to see the magic you two have cooked up together! Love the bed – why don’t people make these anymore? Such a great transitional piece… My “baby” is seven, and each milestone she passes I have a little moment, why do they grow up so fast? x

  • alison@MLHP
    Posted at 09:39h, 08 November Reply

    Panels. Panels. Whaaa….I think I blacked out.
    πŸ˜‰

  • travelkate
    Posted at 13:50h, 08 November Reply

    What a gorgeous panel! I can’t wait to see the kitchen in all of it’s glory!

  • Aspiring Kennedy
    Posted at 14:20h, 08 November Reply

    this post reinforced why i think you are kinda a badass… and apparently, it runs in your DNA because your kids look pretty cute, too. but maybe it’s due to the fab-o bedrooms you make them. idk. πŸ™‚

  • Stuart
    Posted at 04:44h, 09 November Reply

    I too love De Gournay Wallpaper:
    http://www.degournay.com/
    I use it a lot on classic residential design jobs I work on. Lovely post hun. I will add you to my blogroll.
    Stu
    http://whatwilsonwants.blogspot.com/

  • Interior decorators toronto
    Posted at 06:29h, 22 November Reply

    I really enjoyed this interior design subject. Maybe changing colors and adding a lot of functionality to. But it is really good at the home painting. Thanks.

  • rachelg
    Posted at 05:51h, 15 March Reply

    Hi Christine~
    I just discovered you blog and have been pouring through the posts. Love it!! Can you tell me what the leopard print fabric is that you used on the pillows on Mac’s bed? I’d love to use it in my son’s big boy room πŸ™‚

    Rachel

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