Eclectic, Vintage Nursery with Handmade and International Touches
A Project For:
Due on May 25, 2012
I spent the last six months searching for the perfect pieces to make our nursery dream come true. I wanted a nursery that would be artistic, unique and cozy. As a lover of travel I wanted to infuse the room with hints of things I learned from other countries and how different cultures bring harmony to their nurseries. From the purple heart wood flooring to the mobile of Japanese origami peace cranes I could not be more excited about the way it all came together. Having helped many friends and family members with their nurseries over the years it was so amazing to finally get to do one of my very own!
The color palette was selected after I located the lime and white rocker/glider in a showroom offered at "floor room sample" pricing. Once I sat in the chair I knew it had to be mine. I then immediately remembered seeing the "Lola" pattern bedding offered by Serena and Lily which included lime green combined with a beautiful and fun bright, punch, pink and I had a winner. From there everything began to fall into place.
Eclectic, vintage and international with a hint of modern. I love adding handmade and family pieces to a room. I think they make the room feel as though it has been loved for years and years.
White, pink and green baby blanket draped over chair: Handmade by a wonderful family friend
Selecting a favorite is difficult. I love the purple heart wood floors. They are unique and come from a tree that is actually purple. The wood is believed to bring harmony and peace to any home in which they are used. In addition, the vintage embroidery hoops on the wall and the custom artwork over the changing table are very special to me. I also love the huge toy box we had built under the window for storage!
Don't start by selecting a specific color/theme. Instead wait until you find an inspiration piece that you just can't live without. I perused Etsy, Pinterest and Ebay online and local shops and thrift stores looking for unique, one-of-a-kind finds. Once you find your inspiration item the room will come together so effortlessly and you will love it to pieces.