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I wanted the nursery to be as adult friendly as possible, yet have the potential to easily transition into a child-friendly nursery with a few simple adjustments. Everything in the nursery is budget friendly and DYI. The nursery can be cleaned very easily - all of the furniture can be wiped down, the linens/curtains washed, and the rug taken outside and beaten. Since this is a girl's room, I included lavender for a feminine touch, but avoided the fou fou of a girly princess room. The grey and the yellow, neutralizes the purple creating a balance making the room calm and relaxing.
I had many different ideas for my nursery and finally came to my pallet when I found the base material for this room. From there, the fabric company suggested other patterns that went along with the main material. Once I had my colour pallet, I began searching pictures of elements in nurseries on the net. When I discovered Project Nursery, I felt like I hit the jackpot. There were so many different colours and styles, not to mention the videos, it helped me narrow down what I wanted to include.
A mix of modern and contemporary with transitional. I love the clean lines from modern design and the grey mixed with pops of colour for the contemporary influence.
Dresser- Ikea http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/00067830/ Side table- Ikea http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/80104268/#/20011413 Cube shelves- Ikea http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/80135298/#/20135300 Dresser knobs- Lee Valley http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=50451&cat=3,46742,44008&ap=1 Rug- Pottery Barn Kids http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/dhurrie-border-rug-gray/?pkey=ball-rugs&cm_src=all-rugs||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_- Lamps- BouClair http://www.bouclair.com/products/Lighting-5/TableLamps-25/ DYI- sewing: Pillows http://www.designsponge.com/2010/06/sewing-101-piping.html Blanket - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqwdNqMZ8Ro, Valence and bedskirt- http://sew-passionate.blogspot.ca/2012/01/kick-pleat-valances.html, Change pad cover http://prudentbaby.com/2009/12/baby-kid/diy-changing-pad-cover-tutorial-2/, Boppy pillow cover http://www.vanillajoy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/boppy-slipcover-pattern.pdf Fabric for DYI sewing from Fabric.com http://www.fabric.com/home-decor-fabric-designer-home-decor-fabric-premier-prints-home-decor-fabric-premier-prints-twill-collection-fabric-premier-prints-suzani-twill-wisteria.aspx Rocker, ottoman, baskets, picture frames - Winners/Homesense Tree decal - DeSerres.ca http://www.deserres.ca/en-ca/products/stick-on-decoration/plants-and-flowers/ryukyu/38/70663/ Letters for name - Michaels (DYI painted) Mobile- DYI inspirational tutorial from PN http://projectnursery.com/2010/01/butterfly-mobile/ Crib- Metro crib from babiesfinefurniture.com http://www.babiesfinefurniture.com/thenewmetrocribfixedsidecrib.aspx Wifi Camera- Foscam http://foscam.ca/products/foscam-fi8910w-white-wireless-ip-camera.html DYI print frame- Crayola Model Magic, Shadow box frame- Winners
The valence is my favourite item in the room because it brings everything together yet it's not overpowering in stating that it is the anchoring item.
Choose furniture that can adapt and does not necessarily have to stay in the nursery in the future. Almost all my furniture (except for the crib) can transition into another room. Babies grow quickly and changing the room can be done by changing the accessories.