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Inspiration from a Brush Stroke

Maybe it’s because spring is in the air, but we’ve noticed a beautiful trend that we’d like to share. It seems that everywhere we look, watercolor patterns and colors are blooming. We first spotted the trend in a gorgeous scarf featured in one of our favorite style guides, the Zoe Report.
watercolor print scarf

Butterfly Print Scarf by Matthew Williamson

Since then, it seems that we’re not the only ones dreaming of beautiful ways to incorporate watercolors into our homes. Here are some of our favorite picks for nursery and child spaces.

Can you imagine this gorgeous mixed-media wall mural hanging on the wall of your child’s room?

Enchanted Forest Mural from Anthropologie

This stunning wallpaper from Black Crow Studios is so breathtaking—have you ever seen anything more beautiful?

watercolor wallpaper

Watercolor Wallpaper by Black Crow Studios

This beautiful (and surprisingly durable) fabric would look fabulous on a glider.

watercolor print fabric

Available Upon Request from Little Crown Interiors

This oh-so-feminine throw pillow is so whimsical and would liven up a neutral glider or bedding set.

watercolor throw pillow

Madame Butterfly Peony Cushion by Designers Guild

So, if you’re anything like us, you’re looking for ways to enjoy some beautiful watercolor inspirations of your own. Be sure to upload your photos to the Project Nursery gallery today!

About the author
Little Crown Interiors - the creative design duo of Naomi Alon and Gerri Panebianco - is SoCal’s “Go-To” interior design firm for elite nurseries and childrens’ rooms. With over 80 gorgeous projects under their designer belts, Naomi and Gerri have captured the imagination of parents and press alike, thanks to Naomi’s innovative, color-fabulous, and ultra efficient design skills combined with Gerri’s instinctive approach to each new Mom’s needs.
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  • Shai Virtuso

    I love watercolor art! And you described that wallpaper from Black Crow Studios perfectly. It is indeed breathtaking! I had to click the link to see if they have more designs!

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  • MapleSyrup

    I love all the pieces — the scarf, the wallpaper, the pillow cover and the fabric. I am not too sure about the mixed media wall mural though. Although it is has different colors and it depicts the different seasons, it kinda feels gloomy and melancholic to me.

  • Dandelion

    Shai: They do have other watercolor wallpapers and they are all equally beautiful and gorgeous! I especially like their striped design. I just want to go ahead and click on the add-to-cart button!

  • ToddlerRemedies

    My mom is a very talented artist and I grew up in a home where the sofa covers and the curtains were handpainted. It was very special. I didn’t get half of my mom’s talent though, so I really appreciated this post. I particularly love the watercolor wallpaper. It’s so unique!

  • 12andcounting

    I am not very fond of using wallpapers, but if it’s this watercolor wallpaper, I would gladly surrender my wall to it! It is just to amazingly beautiful, especially the purples and blues!

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