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As owners of a baby store that offers custom nursery design, we're involved in every step of designing other people's modern nurseries all day, so we figured when the time came for us to do our own, it would be easy. Not the case at all! It was even more pressure to try and create something completely unique and for the first time it was for THE NessaLee Baby, so it took on all new meaning!
We wanted the nursery to feel like it fit with the rest of our home, so we chose colors that would blend well and kept the style true to our own taste.
Our style is clean and modern in all of our projects. I love focal points and statement pieces.
Crib & Changer - Spot on Square ROH Mattress, Orange Blanket & Changing Pad: Nook Chair & Ottoman: Monte Luca Rocker: Bloom Plexistyle w/ Henna Pad Curtains: I couldn't believe how difficult it was to find pure white velvet curtains with grommets, so I had them made and added velvet ribbon stripes to the bottom. Trunk / Chevron Area Rug: I bought both for other projects and was so happy when I found the home for them in Nixon's nursery. Frames & Photo Ledge: Ikea 3 Little Frames Artwork: Ever After Design Studio Paint: Benjamin Moore Harbor Gray Wall Panels: MDF squares covered with batting and white vinyl. They're attached to the wall with industrial glue and Velcro. Wall Letters: The wall letters are something that changed at the last minute and I'm so happy it did because it looks so much better than my original plan. The acrylic was ordered to size with pre-drilled holes in the top corners. The wall letters were made with adhesive on the back and regular hardware store chains hung it from the ceiling - where it was attached right into the beams. The chain makes it easy to raise as Nixon gets taller.
The painting above the changer is a gift from Grandpa. It was painted by Muhammad Ali and I love how special it is. It's something Nixon will have forever and I'm so glad it fit so well into his room.
If you're going to attempt the panels just measure and measure and measure before making any cuts. Work from the center and top and account for the space that the fabric will take up. Don't have the MDF for the bottom row and exterior columns cut until the rest are up, in case any adjustments need to be made. Don't be too concerned if your walls aren't 100% straight - most aren't. The reason to start from the top is so that excess space will be on the bottom and hidden by the furniture. If you're going with a patterned fabric you will need significantly more to match it up and I probably don't suggest it for your own sanity. Make sure you have lots of friends to help - it took 6 people and one very pregnant girl almost a whole day!