Annabel’s Nursery

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A Project For

Annabel

Age

3 months

Location

Milford, MA

Description

After having three boys I was BEYOND excited to design a nursery for my little girl, but I still didn't want to go over the top frou frou. The rest of our house is a nice mix of modern and classic so I wanted to make sure the room would flow while at the same time providing Annabel (and me!) with one place that was undeniably feminine. What started out as a purely modern project morphed slightly into a mix between mid-century modern and 60's Boudoir style, and I absolutely love the way it turned out.

Design Inspiration

The genesis of this room was the amazing Tres Tintas Hexagono wallpaper which I first spotted in a Novogratz-designed gym in the lilac colorway a few years back. I had been waiting and waiting for the right opportunity to use that paper so when I found out we were expecting a girl I went to order it right away. It turned out that the lilac had been discontinued since I first saw it and was sold out at every single retailer worldwide which sent me back to the drawing board. I started looking for something similar in purple but kept coming back to the large-scale geometric pattern of the Tres Tintas so when I realized they also carried it in silver, I was sold and the room just took off from there.

Decorating Style

Modern (doesn't everybody say that now?) with a mix of classic and bohemian finds. I LOVE mixing patterns and colors together to give each room it's own distinct personality with lots and lots of color.

Project Details

Tres Tintas Hexagono wallpaper: http://shop.vanillawood.com/item/hexagono-wallpaper


Monte Joya rocker in charcoal: http://www.landofnod.com/joya-rocker-charcoal/f8462?seo=1&


Target Floor Pillow (ottoman): http://www.target.com/p/upstate-linen-floor-pillow-gray/-/A-14200737#prodSlot=medium_1_3&term=floor%20pillow


Upholstered Cornice Board & X-Bench, both custom designed by an AMAZING Etsy seller: http://www.etsy.com/shop/livenUPdesign


Silver curtains hanging behind cornice board: found on clearance in Bed, Bath & Beyond


Silver Tray on Top of X-Bench: http://www.westelm.com/products/large-rectangle-lacquer-trays-c348/?pkey=e%7Ctray%7C30%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C6&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-


Purple frame on x-bench: Home Goods


Frames above crib (sold unfinished, assorted sizes and shapes): http://www.etsy.com/listing/114175069/ready-to-ship-8x10-whimsical-picture?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref=sr_01f65b80456ac817a6ccd403ce64db93590350e6cb5b0b52ebb891353ea56f8d_1353010868_14111731_frame&ga_search_query=unfinished+frames&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all


Shadow box (above crib): Home Goods


Framed birth announcement (in grey): https://www.etsy.com/transaction/92008343


Canvas photo birth announcement: http://www.trendypeas.com/shop/custom-photo-canvas/


Photo canvas: Canvaspeople.com


Cherry blossom branch decal: http://www.etsy.com/listing/99729548/nursery-wall-decals-baby-contemporary?ref=usr_faveitems


Custom wooden bird bookends: http://www.etsy.com/listing/96778835/wooden-bird-bookends-matches-pottery?ref=usr_faveitems


Floating wall shelves: http://www.target.com/p/white-dolle-shelving-big-boy-35-5-x10-x2/-/A-13330049#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=floating%20wall%20shelves


Acrylic stool (used as a side table with a small white tray on top): http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Alec-Acrylic-Stool-End-Table/2929529/product.html


White tray on top of stool: http://www.westelm.com/products/square-lacquer-trays-c346/?pkey=e%7Ctray%7C30%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-


Frames and vase on shelves: Home Goods finds


Dresser (used as changing table also): http://www.westelm.com/products/niche-6-drawer-dresser-f974/?pkey=e%7Cniche%7C6%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-


Mirror over dresser: http://www.homedecorators.com/P/Gilbert_Wall_Mirror/450/


Lamp base: Target in store


Lamp shade (custom design with Joel Dewberry Aviary 2 fabric): http://www.etsy.com/shop/illuminatingdesignsK?ref=seller_info


Ubbi Diaper Pail (in purple): http://www.diapers.com/p/ubbi-diaper-pail-purple-463962?site=CA&utm_source=cse&utm_medium=cpc_D&utm_term=PH-183&utm_campaign=Google&CAWELAID=1399634376&utm_content=pla&cagpspn=pla&ci_kw=%7Bkeyword%7D


Custom monogrammed pillow (in crib): https://www.etsy.com/transaction/97789905


Crib: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Baby-Mod-Olivia-3-in-1-Crib-Amber-and-White/8810319?findingMethod=rr


Woven felt toy basket: http://www.westelm.com/products/woven-felt-baskets-c545/?pkey=e%7Cfelt%2Bbasket%7C3%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-


Purple chandelier: http://www.totallyfurniture.com/af-lighting-8353-4h.html


All bedding made from Joel Dewberry Aviary 2 fabric in lilac

Favorite Items

It's so hard to say just one favorite thing because there are so many things in there I love but if I had to narrow it down, I'd say the wallpaper. The whole room was built around that striking geometric print and I love the statement it makes when you walk through Annie's door.

Advice

Don't be afraid to mix and match lots of patterns and colors. A big, bold geometric print can be balanced really well by smaller, delicate florals and the end result is both striking and calming - perfect for a little baby and easy to transition as she gets older! I like to stick with a palette of two or three main colors and then pepper in some bright accents, the end result being a room my little girl will hopefully love to grow up in!

16 Comments

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    Wow! Amazing. I love the Novogratz style and this wallpaper is fabulous. Love how you mixed and matched it with other eclectic items. Love all the colors but the room still has a sophisticated feel. Love it!

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    Thank you so much, Pam!! I really appreciate the feedback and agree, the wallpaper really IS fabulous. I wish I could use it in every room here but that may get a little weird. :)

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    Renee, the nursery turned out beautiful. We will be featuring on the Trendy peas blog as well. I loved to see our custom art along with the other beautiful items on the gallery wall. Nicely done!

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    Thank you so much!!! I’m a huge fan of Trendy Peas custom canvases, I have this photo one in Annie’s room and the canvas birth announcement in my youngest son’s nursery as well. The birth announcement canvases have been my go-to baby gift for new mom friends for the last few years! :)

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    congratulations on being one of our favorites projects of the week! the room is beautiful.

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    Thank you so much, Sabrina! I was thrilled to see the room get nominated! I sound like Sally Field now, but really, I was! :)

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