Chevron Nursery

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A Project For

My daughter's nursery

Age

born on 1-3-13

Location

Texas

Description

Once I found out I was having a girl, I set out to create a warm environment for her to grow in.  I wanted to pick furniture and decor that could grow from infant to toddler and beyond.  I wanted it to be fun but also mature.

Design Inspiration

The project actually centered around the chair.  My sister in law told me she was giving it to me.  To save money, I did not want to re-cover it.  I knew that I had to be able to incorporate yellow.   I also wanted to have purple be a dominate color, I was tired of pink.  It took me a while to decide on the third color.  Once the bedding was found, I knew I wanted the third color to be grey.  I had been looking at IKat and other such patterns.  When I saw the chevron, I knew it was the choice I wanted.  Then everything kind of came together around that.  Etsy was a website that I used frequently.

Decorating Style

For the nursery I was going for cute, with some color.  I usually go for something that is a mixture of modern,but still on the simple traditional side.

Project Details

White furniture - http://www.bonavita.com/products/collections/product-collection/peyton-classic-white.html

White mirror - http://www.landofnod.com/my-lucky-four-leaf-mirror-white

Art work over crib - http://www.etsy.com/people/GalerieAnais

Crib Bedding - http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/georgia-nursery-bedding-set/?pkey=e|chevron%2Bbedding|10|best|0|1|24||5&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

Sheets - I found yellow and purple polka dot sheets on Amazon and I just switch them out each week.

Maggie Lettering - http://www.etsy.com/people/babyroosroom

Curtains - these were from a custom website that also had already made choices.  I did not have to design the curtains - they fit perfect.  I also bought 2 changing pad covers from here too.  One in yellow and one in grey chevron.  They will send you samples on the fabric which is very helpful.  http://www.babybedding.com/

Curtain Rod - http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/ornament-hardware/?pkey=e|curtain%2Brod|21|best|0|1|24||4&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

Chevron baskets - http://www.etsy.com/shop/TREASUREDTOTES08

Picture frames - All the picture frames I have in the nursery are from Etsy or Home goods.  These you have to search around for as well.  I haven't gotten to fill them all yet, but I have pictures of her grandmothers, her cousins, and her aunt (who is her namesake).  I plan on putting pictures of her as she grows as well.  For the frames I wanted fun, colorful (within the theme) and different sizes.

Knobs on dressers - These were expensive, so I did not do every knob.  I ordered some purple paint to do the remainder of the knobs when I have time...  these came from Etsy as well.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/LeilasLoft

Light Fixture - I had originally wanted to do a chandelier.  I thought it would be girly and grow with her.  This is what my husband picked out.  At first I was skeptical, but once he put it up, I felt that it was modern and feminine and I loved it.  (Lowes, they have some similar at Ikea as well).

 

 

Favorite Items

The Wish Tree - I thought it was such a personal touch.  Every time I look at it, I read a few wishes and it always brings a smile to my face. I think of my daughter reading them when she is older and knowing how many people love her.

Advice

Don't give up on your ideas.  There were times that I searched for a piece for weeks.  I had an idea in my head of what I wanted, and I didn't give up until I found it.  I didn't settle.  Think about you final product and what you want to achieve with it.  Also, have fun.  This should be fun and not stressful.

2 Comments

  1. 1

    Such sweet girly colors! I think lavender is such a yummy color! I also like the chevrons and polka dots accenting the room.

  2. 2

    Beautiful room! We are planning something similar for our baby girl! I was wondering if you knew where the Wish Tree came from. I would love to include that at my baby shower!

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