Best Secret Ever

How fun is the latest project I’m working on? 

A few months ago, a friend/client announced she was pregnant with her first baby.

She asked if I would be willing to help her tackle the nursery… to which I said, OBVIOUSLY.

But here’s the best part…

They want a gender-specific room for their newest addition, but are planning to keep the sex a surprise….

From themselves!

So – we have come up with an elaborate plan to help them execute this top-secret endeavor.

First, I would come up with 2 separate schemes:

One for a bouncing baby boy…

And one for a sweet baby girl…

Once we agree that everything looks good – they are allowing ME and only ME to read the contents of THIS:

The envelope

That there is a sealed envelope that contains the gender results of their recent ultrasound.

And based on what’s written on that piece of paper….

I will either be giving them THIS:

Scheme with Fabrics


Or I will be giving them THIS:

Boy Scheme with Fabrics


To be sure there are no tip-offs as to what furniture has been ordered,

We are waiting until they are on their way to the hospital before bringing any furnishings into the space…

But all parties agree that while we must tackle paint and lighting ahead of time,

The door will be PADLOCKED so no one goes peeking in a moment of weakness.

It’s an elaborate plan… one that will truly test my coordinating skills… but it’s SO FUN, and I love being part of it! 

I was SO tempted to read the results after bringing home the envelope…

But since I’m having dinner with the mom-to-be tonight, I didn’t want there to be ANY chance she could get me to crack.

While I’m a great secret-keeper… I’ve been told I’m a terrible liar.

And the anticipation is KILLING me!

Till Tomorrow, Happy Decorating.

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12 Responses to Best Secret Ever

  1. lmurph says:

    What an incredible secret to keep! Can’t wait to hire you for my baby’s room someday. I die over the “please say thank you” piece in the boy bunch. Amazing and so exciting. Can we get a blog post about your babies room???

  2. Brit says:

    This is so cool!!!!!!! I love the “please say thank you” also!

  3. April says:

    What a lovely idea! Although, I would have no patience for such things. You ladies amaze me… I agree with Murph, updates please!!

  4. Kyle says:

    This is a really cool idea. I hope it goes off without a hitch!

  5. Jenna says:

    Omg how cool is that?! Love it.

  6. Ali says:

    This is the best… Have fun at dinner tonight with Cassie. Your designs are truly AMAZING! I miss seeing you at our board meetings. Hope you are feeling well. xoxoxo

  7. Cassie says:

    The rooms are both amazing! Couldn’t be more perfect for us, our house or our baby on the way! Thank you for agreeing to be our vault for the next 13 weeks! It’s a lot of pressure but I know you’re up to the task.

  8. Gretchen says:

    First of all– this whole arrangement is the coolest thing ever! I LOVE the whole concept. How fun will it be for Cassie to get to walk in to a surprise room with her brand new baby!?
    Second– Marita, these two rooms are TO DIE! I’m lusting after that dresser in the girls’ room! God, you’re good.

  9. Billy says:

    How come eric never comments but his brother and his friends do? Thanks sooooo much for trusting me enough to call me and tell me what was written in the envelope. I wont tell a soul.

    PS- They’re going to LOVE his room when you’re done.

  10. Melissa says:

    Just love this idea and of course your design schemes are simply AMAZING

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