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.
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Nursery Design Step-by-Step is a 105 page nursery design guide with over 100 nursery pictures to help you with planning your baby room, choosing a baby room design and implementing your nursery decorating project.
One at a time I'll take you through all the decisions you need to make in order to arrive at the best baby room design for you.