Dr. Seuss Inspired Nursery

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Description

A Dr. Seuss inspired nursery featuring a wall-length mural. I utilized a white furniture color scheme with colorful textiles to help brighten the room and incorporated a spirit of creativity with blackboard closet doors.

Design Inspiration

We found a letterpress Dr. Seuss print on a recent trip to Seattle which inspired the entire room design.

Decorating Style

I like contemporary pieces with colorful accents.

Project Details

I painted the room yellow with Martha Stewart paint and the mural was hand-drawn featuring a selection of Dr. Seuss characters. I drew the scene in pencil, painted in the color and then added black outlines. The mural took me about 3 months to finish. I painted the closet doors with chalkboard paint and covered the light cords with fabric to match the curtains. I made light cord covers with 4.5" strips of fabric sewn into tubes. The crib, changing table and rocker were passed down to us. The purchased pieces were from Ikea: BARNSLIG RANDIG CurtainsEXPEDIT bookcaseALMSTED rugBASISK pendant lights and LEKA baby gym. The crib bedding is from Target's Dwell Studio selection.

Favorite Items

I think my favorite item is the mural - specifically the balloons from "Oh the Places you Go". I can't wait to share our love of travel with our daughter and I am so excited to meet her!

Advice

I studied numerous murals to get inspiration. I would advise sketching out the composition first and measuring the wall to make sure the perspective comes out right. I also made a mood board of all the textiles before I bought them to ensure they worked together well.

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    Oh my goodness Kari, Maggie is going to love her room, it is sooo cool! You did an amazing job. Hope to catch up with you soon!

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    Kari~ I LOVE the room! You did an awesome job. Maggie is one lucky little girl…..she has a GREAT room & SUPER GREAT parents!!!! Love you guys :)

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    Wow, that’s one amazing job you did with the mural. The wall looks really beautiful and colorful. Nothing beats Dr. Seuss in my book.

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