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A modern blue, chartreuse green and white baby boy's nursery, with a touch of preppy pizzazz. Featuring a bold ikat patterned wallpaper, preppy stripes and lots of white accents - it's a fun, yet calming space.
Check out more details in my In the Nursery with interview on the blog.
As a stationery designer, I pulled inspiration from my love of pattern mixing. For this project, I included a bold ikat wallpaper, preppy striped rugs, and polka dot bedding.
Modern Classic with a touch of Preppy Pizzazz.
For my first son, I set out to create a nursery that was calming, yet fun, classic with a touch of modern, and definitely a whole lot of preppy pizzazz.
As a stationery designer, I love nothing more than a fabulous, bold pattern. I fell in love with Thibaut's Bungalow Ikat wallpaper from their Resort book - it was the perfect combination of prep and graphic, and didn't look too girly. I papered one main focal wall with the ikat pattern, and then painted the remaining wall's with a shade of blue that we pulled out of the pattern. With crisp white woodwork, and furniture from Pottery Barn Kids, the colors really pop in a fun way. I wanted the room to have a modern safari theme, so I included white animal silhouettes around the room. From the Jonathan Adler ceramic animals, to the custom artwork on his gallery wall, to the darling elephant hamper from Home Decorator's - they are subtle, but I love the details.
The drum pendant light is from RH Baby & Child. I loved the crisp navy blue trim at the edges. The gorgeous white glider, crib and changing table are from Pottery Barn Kids. The green garden stool I am using as a side table is from Home Goods, and the rug I found on overstock.com!
The gallery wall hanging above the changing table features a "birth announcement" my brother in law designed for my baby shower (which was a week after Daniel was born - he was 8.5 weeks early!), a few little animal prints that I designed and white animal hooks (an elephant and giraffe) from Anthropologie. I love the look and versatility of this gallery wall - I think it will be fun to change out the images seasonally or as he grows.
We love storytime around here, as I started reading to Daniel during his 6 week stay at the NICU after he was born. We rotate "featured" books every week on his book ledge - seasonal one, new favorites and some of mommy and daddy's old classics. We hung the book ledge (a picture ledge from IKEA) low, under a window, so that he could reach it himself as he grows. I love the pop of color the books give to the room, too!
Speaking of windows, we have short (almost-square) windows in his room, which made it a challenge to dress. To block out the sunlight for naptime, we installed white, wood blinds (I custom-ordered them via blindster.com for our very specific window size). I then topped them with a white denim cornice that I embellished with navy trim, a chartreuse green greek key tape from JoAnn Fabrics, and my glue gun!
I had so much fun designing this room for my little man! Once I completed it, I realized I wasn't quite done with the "theme" yet - so I designed a whole new baby shower collection of party goods that coordinates! The Baby Safari collection features a blue, chartreuse green and white color palette, ikat pattern, and modern animal silhouettes.
The Thibaut wallpaper is really my favorite element of the room - it makes me happy every time I walk in!