Pittsburgh Magazine – Recent Press

Sherri Blum was recently interviewed for an article for Pittsburgh Magazine. The article entitled Make Room for Baby: Looking Beyond Pink & Blue goes into Sherri’s insights on modern nursery design trends as well as her trademarked Gender Reveal Nursery package. Jack and Jill Interiors client, Natalie Arias also discusses her experience in working with Sherri to complete her beautiful and classic princess nursery.

Read the article here: http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/January-2017/Make-Room-for-Baby-Looking-Beyond-Pink-Blue/
Lavender Pink Princess Nursery, Glitter Wall

Lavender Pink Princess Nursery, Glitter Wall

 

Princess Nursery in Lavender With Glitter Wall

Lavender Pink Princess Nursery, Glitter WallThis lavender princess nursery is truly regal with a custom glitter wall as the focal point. Sweet lavender accents on creamy white silk add just enough color to this custom girl’s nursery fit for royalty. Creamy velvet nursery glider and ottoman set feature a fun bring accent around the skirting. The custom 6 arm nursery chandelier glistens with crystals and the custom feathered chandelier shades and lamp shades as a fun touch of whimsy to this lucky baby girl’s nursery. Notice the huge crystal finials on the custom curtain rod…they pick up the lighting and really sparkle! The beautiful distressed gray crib features an upholstered headboard and footboard in sweet gray linen, adding a soft French Country touch to this elegant nursery. Contact Sherri at Jack and Jill Interiors to purchase any of the items found here.  Photography by the super talented Autumn Stankay of SkySight Photography in Pittsburgh, PA.

Finished Studio and Baby Boutique

I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to update you with a video of the completed Jack and Jill Interiors design studio and baby boutique. This was taped in May. We’ve made a few changes since and will update with a new video soon. In the meanwhile, take a look around and be sure to stop by for your baby shower gift needs or for custom nursery or kids’ room bedding, furniture and wall art.

Smiles,

Sherri

Nursery Interior Design Packages Sale Online

Celebrity Nursery Designer, Sherri BlumWe’ve just made it easier for you to hire Celebrity Nursery Designer and Color Expert, Sherri Blum of Jack and Jill Interiors and get her two decades of experience with just the click of a button! Need some help completing your nursery or kids’ rooms and just don’t know where to turn? Maybe you’re a do-it-yourselfer who just needs to ask a few questions or you don’t have the budget to hire a designer to provide a full service design package. We have put together FOUR affordable nursery interior design package options that will help you complete your nursery or child’s bedroom in just a few simple steps, giving you the nursery of your dreams!

Check out our new options here:

  • Paint Color Consultation: Send a few pics and answer a few questions and Sherri will select the perfect colors for your walls, ceiling and trim.
  • Expert Advice: Ask Sherri any three design questions for one small fee. Sherri will provide thorough expert answers to help you complete your space.
  • Phone or Skype Consultation: One hour of concentrated time with a nursery and child space design expert! Send photos and questions ahead of time and then pick the brain of a celebrity nursery designer for a complete hour so you can complete your dream room with ease.
  • E-Design Package: For one flat-fee, Sherri will put together a complete design package with design board, floor plan, shopping list and detailed instructions for completing a designer nursery or kids’ room from start to finish.

Seeking something else or want a complete nursery package estimate? Call the studio at 717-385-1668 and speak to Sherri directly. The phone call is free! 😉

 

Sherri Blum Schuchart Featured in M&T Bank Commercial

See our very own Sherri Blum Schuchart in the M&T Bank commercial series in their latest campaign, “What’s Important”. Sherri shares how her father, Jim Glunt inspired her to follow her entrepreneurial dreams as a child. Grab your tissues! 😉

New Studio Transformation, Day 2

I was able to accomplish a lot during my first day of the studio transformation. See here!

 

New Design Studio and Art Studio for Sherri and Jack and Jill Interiors

We’re moving! Jack and Jill Interiors is moving into a cute little design studio at 48 W. Pomfret Street in the arts district of Carlisle, PA. See a little video clip here as Sherri gives the “before” tour of the studio space and stay tuned for updates as the Jack and Jill Interiors design and art studio is transformed.

Princess Nursery Design Project

princess nursery

I’m thrilled to announce we’ve taken on a great new nursery design client in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Seeking a luxurious nursery for their baby girl, this couple wants soft hues with lots of texture and bling. Who better to provide a luxurious princess nursery than one who has created dozens of royal nurseries over the years, eh?

See our partially completed design board above. We will be soliciting the help of our friend, Patrice Hoban to create a glitter finish to the focal wall and we are still selecting the wall art to really personalize the nursery and bring it to life. Stay tuned for images of the completed princess nursery in the months ahead!

Smiles,

Sherri

Twins Nursery, Boy and Girl

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Here it is, folks! We’ve completed the twins nursery for our precious baby boy and baby girl and it is a show-stopper if I do say so myself. This fun-loving couple has been parenting two dogs for quite some time and are excited to introduce their pet kids to their new little bundles of joy. Knowing how much they loved their dogs, I brought a sample of this awesome dachshund wall paper by Loboloup to our initial design consultation and it was love at first sight! Using the dog wall paper as our focal point, we selected the black iron cribs by Bratt Decor and added whimsical patterns and colors to breath life into this otherwise neutral nursery.

Our crib bedding was custom created by Holly Afton of Modified Tot  who provided top notch service and quality products without a hitch.

The beautiful teal branch chandelier is by Stray Dog Designs and was the inspiration for our DIY project mentioned in our previous post.

I ordered the large wooden initials online and then spray painted them myself (along with the lamps) to create custom nursery wall art on a budget.

Check out additional photos below, as well as a photo of the beautiful twins, Peyton and Dorothy who now live in this whimsical nursery.  Be sure to contact us at info@jackandjillinteriors.com for a free phone consultation about your nursery or kids’ room design needs.

Smiles,

Sherri

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DIY Painted Lamps for Twins Nursery in New York

Aqua nursery lamps, DIY by Celebrity Nursery Designer, Jack and Jiill Interiors.

Finished lamps in my design studio. Awaiting installation day!

I have to admit, I am a DIY junkie. I absolutely love taking ordinary items and turning them into the extraordinary. And it’s even more fun when I can do it and save some money for my nursery design clients! Take my current client, for example. She’s having twins, a boy and a girl. She has to buy double of nearly everything for her twins’ nursery. So when planning her nursery design, I needed to monitor the nursery budget very carefully, especially once she went on bed rest and was not able to work as many hours in a week.

The lamps before spray painting for the twins' nursery.

The lamps…BEFORE.

So we had to find additional ways to cut back so we could still splurge a little on some very important things such as the nursery glider chair, for example. While we selected a stunning custom nursery chandelier from the fabulous Stray Dog Designs, we needed to spend a little less on the lamps. We wanted the lamps in the room to coordinate though, and have a similar wow factor. So after some late night internet browsing, I found a silver tree branch floor lamp at Wayfair and a similar table lamp on sale at Pier 1. The two lamps together cost only $184! What a steal! However it was going to involve some elbow grease on my part and several hours in the studio to get them looking like a million bucks.

First thing you need to do when you want to spray paint a lamp is to etch the surface with some fine grit sandpaper. The shiny finish, whether metal or plastic, needs to be knocked off in order for the primer coat to stick. Otherwise your paint is not going to adhere and you’ll have a runny, drippy mess and a lamp that needs to be tossed! Sanding these is no walk in the park, however. It really takes some effort and you need to be sure all the shiny finish is roughed up. Be ready for some hand cramping if you’re doing two of them.

Next, be sure to tape up things like the switch and cord so you don’t get spray paint on these areas you don’t want to color.

DIY Custom Painted Nursery Lamps by Sherri Blum, Celebrity Nursery Designer.

3 step process…sanding, priming, painting.

Next you need to prime the sanded lamp.  I selected some basic primer spray paint at Home Depot. Be sure to wear a protective mask and have your space properly ventilated so you don’t inhale the paint fumes. I moved to my husband’s production warehouse where I could open a large garage bay door and turn on the fans. I wore my very attractive, space-man looking, breathing apparatus and got started!

painting mask

Protecting my lungs and brain is important, regardless of how nuts it makes me look and sound! ( I could never resist putting this on and saying to my son, Luke: “Luke, I am your mutha!”)

Once the primer coat had dried, I began adding light layers of the top coat. In this case we needed to custom match the color of the custom chandelier we’ve selected. So I used a swatch I had received from the chandelier designer and matched it up using my Sherwin Williams fan deck. I ordered the spray paint from My Perfect Color. While custom matching the spray paint might cost you more than selecting one off the shelf, ($24.99/can) consider the money you’re saving over purchasing two custom nursery lamps at between $200 and $400 a piece. I used just over one can to put four coats on each of these two lamps. Be sure to use a sweeping motion and lightly coat the lamps. Do not get impatient and thickly coat it or you’ll end up with runs and drips. Multiple light coats will provide a professional finish every time!

See the color match below. It was a great match and will compliment the chandelier beautifully!

Color matching in the nursery

Great color matching!

Stay tuned for photos of the completed nursery in the coming months. In the meanwhile, share with us some ways in which you saved money when designing your nursery! We’d love to hear from you and share your projects on our blog.

Smiles,

Sherri