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Design Reveal: Nursery Update

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.

Boy's Blue and Green Toddler Room

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.

Boy's Blue and Green Toddler Room with Annette Tatum Bedding

Boy's Blue and Green Toddler Room

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.

Boy's Blue and Green Toddler Room

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.

  • Germaine

    This is a very well-lit room and the use of pale blues, whites and soft greens give it a very relaxing and soothing effect. It invites calm and restfulness.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Lowe/100002051938016 Andrea Lowe

    The colors you used make the room look so airy and sunny. Love that there’s plenty of natural light able to come in. Love the simplicity and elegance of the details too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/timothy.corners.7 Eunice Corners

    Very lovely day bed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/timothy.corners.7 Eunice Corners

    I agree! It’s the kind of space that really invites sleep and gives you peace of mind.

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