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Design Reveal: It’s Hip To Be Square

If this nursery hasn’t inspired you just yet, keep reading. It’s hard not to be impressed by the creativity, love and attention to detail Rebecca has put into creating her son Brandt’s designer digs for less than $1000!

When it comes to designing a blank canvas, Project Nursery often recommends a single jumping off point. Rebecca’s inspiration for baby’s first room was Land of Nod‘s contemporary quilted crib bedding, Full Circle. Prints from Yuko Lau found at Allposters.com nicely compliment the bedding and provides a touch of whimsy.  Rebecca explains that her biggest challenge was finding a white crib that wasn’t too feminine or traditional. The discovery of Babi Italia‘s Scandi Dropside Crib in chocolate and white from Babies R Us was the ideal find. We just love how Rebecca chose to carry the same look throughout the room with the other pieces.

At 7 months pregnant, Rebecca created the focal wall behind the crib with hip squares of color. “The blocks were created by using 1.75″ painters tape for the grid and are approx 24″x24″. The color palette came directly from the bedding and art. I used Behr paint from Home Depot (3 shades of blue – Euclayptus Leaf, Adriatic Mist, and a medium
shade between the two that was a custom color; 2 shades of green- Dried Palm and Corn Husk and 1 brown- Breakfast Blend”.

Now here’s where Rebecca’s the inner Martha Stewart really kicks in…

“The scalloped paint design above the changing table was created by tracing half of a paper plate and then painting the outline by hand. The dresser came from an old armoire base I had. I added a fresh coat of white paint and brushed nickel hardware. To turn it into a changing table, I purchased the chocolate wood changing top from Pottery Barn Kids. The window panels are made from aqua colored twin sheets; I added the 24″ strip of white fabric and then embellished them with coordinating ribbon. I would have to say that my favorite item would have to be my window panels….only because I made them. I was working as a designer and was surrounded by fabrics that were awesome and about $100/yard or more so to be able to make my own that coordinated so well for about $12.00 per panel, I was really excited!”

Finally, the chair, shelves, picture frames, and paper lanterns are from Ikea and the Star Shaggy Raggy Rugs came from Target!

Bravo Rebecca, you should be really very proud of the cool, contemporary and creative nursery you created. Thanks for giving us the scoop!

  • Kim

    Great job!! This is the best nursery I’ve ever seen:) Great creativity!

  • Melissa

    This is an amazing nusery! Brandt is a lucky boy!

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    That is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m so in awe of the paint job.

  • http://sweetmadysnotes.blogspot.com michelle {sweet mady’s paper}

    That is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m so in awe of the paint job.

  • http://sweetmadysnotes.blogspot.com michelle {sweet mady’s paper}

    That is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m so in awe of the paint job.

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    I love it! The brown squares on the wall really pull the whole look together.

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    I’m drooling over the blocks of paint!
    Love the color combinations! Fabulous!

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  • Zach

    Where did you get 1.75″ painter’s tape? We are trying to do the same thing, and can only find 1.5″ or 2″, and our math works best with 1.75″ tape.

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