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Design Reveal: Modern Travel Inspired Blue and Orange Nursery

High above the streets of New York City, a modern space was getting ready for a new life. My goal was to create work that is both cute and chic. Fasten your seat belts, batten down the hatches, fill up the tank, and let’s go for a design ride together through this mod blue and orange nursery design!

Modern Blue and Orange Nursery with Striped Wall - Project Nursery

I started off by color washing the main walls of the space in a denim blue, which created a subtle organic texture. This wall treatment softens the entire space, adding character and warmth. The juicy orange crib by ducduc almost glows against the blue walls. On top of the washy texture, a smart pattern of variegated stripes, comprised of matte and pearl white, creates a gorgeous visual rhythm. The thin, pearl white stripes gleam in the light!

Custom Sam Simon Nursery Art Blue and Orange Nursery

The three paintings were created in my art studio. The charcoal background ties into the custom gray drapery from the shade store. I strive to have my artwork look just as lovely and well-made if you are standing two feet away or across the room, and I love including small details that you notice on closer inspection.

Custom Sam Simon Nursery Art - Sailboat

Custom Sam Simon Nursery Art - Truck

The circular shapes of the round stretched canvases balance out the sharper angles of the furniture and striped wall pattern.

Custom Sam Simon Nursery Art - Roadster

The entrance hallway and corner of the space was coated with a rich blue velvet hue and hand detailed with a myriad of tiny sparkling silver stars, so there’s always something to wish upon.

Silver Stars on Nursery Wall - Project Nursery

The multi-stripe vertical band on the wall opposite the crib accentuates the height of the space, bringing your eye up to a shiny sputnik ceiling fixture. The walnut finish of the changer and bookshelf is versatile and would work in many color schemes should the parents repaint this room or reuse the furniture for a future baby’s nursery.

Decorative accents add orange color bursts—I especially love the orange chevron necktie within this lucky little baby’s portrait!

Sputnik Lighting Fixture in Blue and Orange Nursery

For more looks check out the brand spankin’ new Sam Simon website! Keep it Cute, Keep it chic.

  • PamGinocchio

    Beautiful nursery Sam! I love the denim blue striped accent wall, orange crib and mod flair. Just gorgeous!

  • http://www.samsimonprojects.com/ Sam Simon

    Thank you so much @PamGinocchio:disqus ! Glad you like the project!! XO

  • Ginger

    Nice. I like the fact that there are little doses of patterns and geometric designs tossed in.

  • Alison Mar

    nice nursery as usual. love the modern style as it’s perfect for the view outside the glass window.

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