One of my favorite projects to do is a nursery update. A long-time friend and client of mine called me to refresh and “grow-up” her son Dylan’s nursery. Graduating from a crib to a bed can be one of the best ways to incorporate new ideas and colors. My client wanted to keep the soft color scheme that she adored—soft blues, whites and sage.
To create some boldness, we added the new window shades in a classic sea blue stripe—fresh and childlike. We used a new deeper blue paint from our low-VOC paint line called Whisper. I love this color; it’s the perfect blue, soothing with enough hue to add a punch to the room. For Dylan, we needed a new bed, which we created at our studio. We mixed and matched bedding from our Forest Whisper collection and some solids to balance the color palette.
Since my client had already invested in a dresser that would grow with her child, we did not need to purchase any other furniture. We added a few pillows to the overstuffed chair in the room and called it done.
As a mother of four, I have learned through the years to add and subtract from my children’s rooms. I believe in looking ahead when purchasing the “big” items, such as changing tables, dressers, gliders and more. Finding ways to update and incorporate the old with the new makes for smooth transitions.