Aqua and Green Nursery

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Description

Although this nursery was designed for a boy, I was more interested in it being very sweet and babyish rather than all boy. I used large bows to tie on the bumper, a full bubble style bedskirt, and lush fabrics.

Design Inspiration

The colors were my main inspiration, aqua and green.  I found the aqua and green silky striped fabric and then decided to use it as a carnival like canopy above the bed and that was my starting point.

Decorating Style

My style tends to be relatively traditional.  Sleek and stylish.  I like to have a focal point, in this case the crib with the canopy.   I would say that my end goal is always to achieve a cohesive look with all the colors coordinating and the room looking tied together.

Project Details

The canopy is hanging over wooden rods (cut to 6" lengths) with wooden finials on the ends.  I made the crib skirt long enough to touch the floor when the crib was all the way up for a newborn, but with the bubble shape it looks lush and beautiful draped on the floor for when the mattress is lowered.  I made the mobile with leftover fabric.  I cut many different circle sizes (a front and back for each) and then stitched each together with batting on the inside.  I used a needlepoint hoop, made a narrow fabric sleeve to cover it and then hung the circles from ribbon around the ring and hung it from the ceiling with fishing wire.   I made the basket liners to add a touch of color to the changing table.

Favorite Items

The iron crib was my favorite piece.  It is the Casablanca pewter crib by Bratt Decor.   But I also love our armoire, it is the perfect storage for baby clothes and then the closet could be used for blanket, toy, diaper storage, etc.  I also love that our changing table is open with baskets rather than having to open drawers, you can see it all and it is very accessible.   Accessories that I love include the 2 pillows which include most of the rooms fabrics, with a scene from the toile fabric as the center.  And the staffordshire dog that I had made in to a lamp, it had a maroon bow that I painted aqua with acrylic craft paint.

Advice

The fabric canopy can be created with little to no sewing; you just need about 7 yards of fabric.  Anyone interested in more details on making the mobile, just post a comment and I will try to give a more thorough explanation.   I also really loved the idea of all my diaper bag items coordinating so I used some of the nursery fabric to create a diaper holder, cover a wipe case, make two small bags, burp clothes and a paci holder.

4 Comments

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    I like the green armoire.  It takes guts to paint such a large piece of furniture a color rather than white.  It looks great in the room. 

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    Oh my, I love that fabric too, you must tell us where you got it.  Great work on the canopy, it’s a fitting centerpiece to a very lovely room!

  4. 4

    I so love the vintage look and the softness of this nursery.  It’s for a boy, you could see that in the colors you used, but the touches are soft and cute.  Great work here… specifically love the canopy and the curtains.  I also love that clothes hanger you have there beneath the shelf.

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