Posted on Nov 28, 2016 8 Comments
I’m 38 weeks and counting down the days until my baby girl arrives! Believe it or not, I’m actually looking forward to labour pains to commence, just so it means that she can make her big debut. Hospital bags are packed, nursery is set up, now all we need is a baby. And so we wait, as patiently as possible, although, “How to induce labour naturally” is probably my top google search at the moment.
In the meantime, I’m delighted to share my nursery with you all.
From the get go, I wanted to create a gender neutral space, with gender specific accents – as a result, the paint and furniture are gender neutral. I decided to go for the ever popular grey paint in the nursery, with a tree decal on the accent wall. The pink leaves are stickers which can be removed if I ever needed to change the tone of the room.
When I learned I was expecting, I immediately fell in love with the Colette Tufted collection from Restoration Hardware. I love the tufted details on the crib and of course, Restoration Hardware’s signature rustic finish. I chose to go with the Antique Grey Mist colour as I found it was the most gender neutral option.
The glider and ottoman set is from an Oakville based nursery furniture wholesaler, Rooms To Grow.
Pink, girly details were added throughout the room to bring the whole nursery together. The bedding set is the Carter’s Heart of Gold set from Babies R Us. The set includes a crib fitted sheet, crib skirt and comforter. The blanket, diaper changing pad, mobile and heart wall accent are sold separately.
I added some other thoughtful details throughout the room. As space is minimal, I ordered floating shelves from Wayfair which allows me to accent the room, without taking up any space.
No baby girl’s nursery is complete without a pretty chandelier. I searched high and low for a chandelier, and the best value was definitely this adorable chandelier from none other than Home Depot.
When you enter the room, your sight lines go straight to the large window. I dressed the window with linen black out curtains from Pottery Barn in a soft pink. I’ve been advised by other mothers that black out curtains are key in ensuring the baby’s sleep doesn’t get disturbed as you don’t want outdoor light seeping through the curtains. My husband and I absolutely fell in love with the bow details.
Although she won’t be playing with this rocker yet, I just couldn’t resist this adorable unicorn rocker from Restoration Hardware.
Last but not least, as mentioned before, this is the smallest bedroom in our house and I really wanted to make the best use of space. Since we couldn’t cram a lot of furniture in the room, I leveraged the space in our spacious closet by installing a closet organizer from Rona.
What do you think of the nursery? Any favourite elements? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Posted on Nov 21, 2016 Leave a Comment
Let’s be honest, with the rising prices of real estate, a thought that has crossed many people’s minds is, “How will I ever afford a place of my own?”
There are many people who are still waiting for the “bubble” to crash and refuse to commit to buying a place. I’m sure that if you’re one of them, prices have continued to increase while you’ve been waiting. As an investment professional and a person who follows the real estate market closely, I always tell friends and family (especially those looking to buy their first home) that if you plan to live in a particular area, it will be a market adjustment and your home value will increase again commensurate with the cost of living- even if the market “crashes”. Read More
Posted on Nov 15, 2016 2 Comments
On the lovely and sunny fall afternoon of Sunday, November 6th, my mother and mother in law hosted my baby shower at the beautiful Paletta Mansion in Burlington. A special thanks to my sister, Needhi Soordhar for dealing with my pregnant hormones throughout the process and bringing my vision together and my cousin Kanika Kapahi and niece Jahnavi Kardam for a helping hand.
I wanted a quaint venue that would give an intimate feel to such an intimate time in my life and Paletta Mansion had the perfect rustic charm, nestled in a picturesque area of Burlington, sitting on a 14 acre lakefront property.
Posted on Sep 12, 2016 Leave a Comment
Research and studies have shown that if done properly, exercise during pregnancy is not harmful. It did however take a few years to come to this conclusion. Guidelines released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have changed significantly from the 1950’s to now. Read More
Posted on Sep 7, 2016 1 Comment
My husband and I spent a lovely week in Turks & Caicos, home to Grace Bay Beach, the most beautiful beach in the world. I’ve never seen such soft white sand and beautiful crystal clear waters, where there’s no seaweed or rocks in sight. It was a lovely experience, and we had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot while we were out there. I wanted some classic, evergreen photos to remember this special time in our lives by, with a mix of non traditional maternity pics in a bikini, as there’s a whole different kind of beauty you experience when growing life inside you. I share highlights of my babymoon shoot below, captured by Attimi Photography.