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Aqua Blue and Orange Nursery

by Lindsay Brier

Aqua Blue and Orange Nursery

Aqua Blue and Orange Nursery

I had it in my mind that I wanted the nursery to have an aqua blue and raspberry color palette. When we found out we were expecting a boy I tweaked the raspberry color to more of a deep orange. Then I added in some gray, honey, khaki and white which are found throughout our home.

I wanted it to be fresh but also a calming space. I achieved this by having some modern pieces but warming it up with some vintage finds. I also wanted it to be fun but not overly "babyish". Actually none of the furnishings in the room besides the crib are from children or baby furniture collections.

Favorite Aspect of the Room

I love the striped walls, they are inviting and guide your eye around the room. I also love the roman shades, the small graphic color print compliments the larger scale and more neutral stripes.

Design Trends Incorporated into the Room

Custom walls, stripes, mix of high and low end design, contemporary and vintage pieces (vintage: Asian antique bench, tin waste can with collegiate pendants found at flea market, orange tin and orange vintage toys.)


Serena and Lily bedding that anchored the color scheme, the roman shades, the custom wall painting, the crib (for safety reasons) and the armchair (I wanted it to be comfortable for late night feedings and a cozy place to read a story together!)


I needed some extra storage but didn't want to spend a lot on an armoire. I found a plain one at IKEA and personalized it with ceramic globe knobs from Pottery Barn Kids.

Details of the Room

Custom horizontal painted stripes - Benjamin Moore aura paint.

Roman shades -custom with Quadrille fabric.

Various prints & original art -black and white photography - a gift from my husband - he shot the photos on our honeymoon in Tanzania.

Glider armchair - custom, from the Sherrill Collection, upholstered in stain resistant Perennials fabric.

Crib - Restoration Hardware.

Bookcases - Pottery Barn.

Antique wood bench - purchased from antique market.

Natural Jute Rug - Pottery Barn.

Armoire - IKEA.

West Elm Dresser with changing table topper from Land of Nod.

Serena and Lily Bedding and Pillow.

Antique child's chair.

As a first time mom what have been your favorite things about being mom, what have been your surprises?

Only three weeks in but so far it's the most incredible experience of my life.

If you want to decorate your baby nursery in the modern style you'll find all the modern baby decor and bedding you need at modernnursery.com and allmodernbaby.com.

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How beautiful!
by: Anonymous

I love your nursery. What a great design inspiration. Can you please tell me the color paint you used and also where you purchased your ottoman? I love it! Thank you.

Loved it!
by: karla @the purple bow

Loved your nursery room!! I am currently decorating my daughter's one!! great inspiration!

by: Diana

Beautiful nursery. I LOVE that ottoman. Can you please tell me where you found it?

Color of Grey
by: Courtney

Hi - I love your nursery. Do you know the name of the color for the paint you used. I saw Benjamin Moore Aura however didn't know what specific color you used.


Roman Shades
by: Anonymous

I am also using an aqua blue and orange theme in my baby boy's nursery. I am designing custom crib bedding around Serena and Lily's Ben crib sheet. I love the clean lines and freshness of this room. I've been having a hard time choosing window coverings for the room, but LOVE the fabric on the roman shade shown. Can you share the fabric name - does the person who made these shades do online custom work?

Paint colors?
by: Erica

Beautiful! But having a hard time with choosing the colors at Ben Moore. Can you tell me what colors you used?

Thanks for Sharing Your Aqua Blue and Orange Nursery
by: Helen

It's lovely. What a delicious color palette! The horizontal stripes are the perfect backdrop for the rest of the room.

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