- A Project For: Emory
- Age: 9 months
- Location: St. Louis
An eclectic mix of old and new are brought together to create a stylish yet functional nursery.
My original inspiration came from the fabric for the curtains. I purchased it for a previous project and never used it. I I LOVE the neutrality and modern pattern. I then found the fabulous oversized green/white floral pattern fabric and had a slipcover made for the rocker. Next, the gorgeous shade of turquoise I used on the vintage crib, found for only $50!
I love to repurpose. I love to mix old and new. I have the "high/low" philosophy of investing in timeless pieces and mixing in the flea market or Homegoods find. I like a room to look gathered, as if it has evolved over time. I LOVE and live with white and mix in punches of color.
A is for Artsy... Get out your cameras! Enlarging your artwork and focusing in on details like sweet little feet, dimpled knuckles and crooked smiles are the things memories are made of. The white frames and oversized mats create a gallery where the photos can easily be replaced as she grows. B is for Baby Blues... Blue isn’t just for boys. This vintage crib took on a new life with this soothing shade of seafoam. It’s fresh, it’s pretty and I love how it accents every other color I put in the room. C is for Comfort... This rug adds a layer of comfort and luxuriousness for tiny toes. It’s plush and perfect for playtime. I personally love the asymmetry and texture of it in the room. D is for Design... When designing a room with baby in mind, it’s important to remember that they are not a baby for long. Furnish the space with storage and functionality and pieces that grow with your little one.
E is for Emory... Love is in the details. Try a modern monogram to personalize your space. You can paint it yourself or order a custom decal online. F is for Fashionable... Short on storage but not on style, I created a baby boutique at one end of the bedroom. I simply hung a polished nickel curtain rod from the bottom of industrial shelving.
G is for Graphic... I adore this oversized graphic floral pattern. The bold slipcover gives this comfy worn rocker new life and it’s just FUN! H is for Happy... What makes this little corner so cheerful? It’s the gorgeous green paint! This table has seen many coats in it’s day but I think I like this one the best. This will be a nice little nook for Emory to read and color in when she is a bit older. For now, it makes a great side table for bottles, binkies and books. I is for Inspiration... Now here’s a bright idea... convert an old armoire into a changing table and closet. Fresh paint and new handles are all it took to transform it from dark and looming to light and airy. A vintage french laundry basket adds even more storage. J is for Jammies... It’s wonderful to have essentials organized and on hand after bathtime and before bedtime. Baskets create drawers to keep things tidy and contained. What’s the final touch that puts the fun in functional? I added fresh floral decals to the interior doors and walls and butterflies and birdies float overhead, the perfect distraction for those quick changes. K is for kiddos with style from A-Z... Artwork and storage, easy as 1,2,3... Now go get creative, simple as can be... I know YOU can do this, just take it from ME! Resources: Pink Lemon Pillow, Jonathan Adler White Picture Frames, Ikea Dandelion Light Fixture, Ikea Rug, Ikea Stool and Storage Bench, Ikea Slipcover Fabric (Flower Field in Lily Pad) Calico Corners Curtain Fabric, Anatols Owl Lamp:, West Elm
The vintage crib, the overstuffed rocker with the bold graphics, the light fixture.... really? I have to choose? I ADORE it all!
Use things you already have... give them a fresh look with paint and fabric. Add personal touches such as the framed photos and modern monogram shown. Mix it UP! Add modern touches and pieces that can grow with baby. Get creative with storage!
Posted on April 19, 2011
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