Bright and Happy Nursery

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A Project For

Caleb and Elliott

Age

9 months

Location

Ontario, Canada

Description

(More info at www.simplemoments.ca)

I knew from the start that I wanted something bright and cheerful for our first baby, and it turned so well that we decided to keep it exactly the same for our second boy. The wainscoting really makes the room feel finished and cozy at the same time.

Design Inspiration

I had a very hard time finding nursery ideas that weren't pastel, gray or super modern, so I decided to just take a risk and incorporate anything I really loved that fit the "bright and cheerful" theme. The wainscoting helped pull everything together.

Decorating Style

Cheerful, happy and bright

Project Details

Vintage Crib: Refinished as a gift from an amazing aunt and uncle and cousins
Dresser, picture frames, mirrors, cabinets: IKEA (cabinets were framed in, DIY)
Art: iStockPhoto (edited by me)
Paint: "Quietude" by Sherwin Williams (prophetic, I hoped!)
Wainscoting: Strips of MDF and baseboard over drywall (cut, adhered and caulked by a very patient husband)
Quilt and Knit Blanket: My mom and Caleb's great-grandma
Hagen Swivel Glider with Ottoman: Best Home Furnishings
Curtains and Adjustable Bedskirt: Made by me with dubious results if you look closely

Favorite Items

I am so pleased with the wall of "Things that Go" artwork. We've spent many a precious minute playing "where's the tractor?" with our boys.

Advice

Architecture or wall treatments make a huge difference in finishing a room, no matter the style. Chair rails, paneling, wallpaper or wainscot will always give you a great canvas to work with.

4 Comments

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    Hi Carolyn, the images are from iStockPhoto. I tweaked them slightly but I’m not allowed to resell them, sorry. You can find lots of similar images there, though.

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    I love the art! Do you know the stock illustration number for the images you selected? I would love to have the same ones, and my searches have come up empty handed. Thanks!

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