- A Project For: Ellie Kate
- Age: Due Date, February 9th, 2013
- Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Ellie's nursery can be described as girly, sophisticated, fun, and colorful! I didn't want to have a pink nursery per se, just pink accents. So I decided I wanted to paint the nursery a color that was a little different. I love the aqua and turquoise color family so when I stumbled upon on a shade lighter than the classic Tiffany Blue that wasn't too bright in a small room I was hooked; and who doesn't love some Tiffany blue in their life! :)
My original inspiration was the Tiffany Blue and Pink color palate. After choosing the Tiffany Blue color for the walls and picked an accent pink color for fabrics and other details, I had to choose a fabric for the curtains which can definitely be a challenge with all the options out there! I fell in love with a pattern (Kumari Garden) for the curtains that also had a lot of modern accent patterns (greek style patterns, chevron, etc.) that I could use for pillows, sheets, etc. After tackling that important design aspect of her nursery, I used those patterns as inspiration for everything else in the room. I wanted to have a mix of patterns but not anything over the top, one electic or vibrant pattern and then accent that with more modern and simple patterns. The other must in the nursery inspiration journey was the wainscoting that I "had" have and my husband was 100% on board. That was my "classic" twist to the room and I think added the sophisticated touch I was looking for.
I would say that my decorating style is a mix of modern and traditional. I love modern patterns and accents but still like to keep a slight classic "touch" in most of my rooms in my house.
Curtains: Handmade by Rockytop Design on Etsy, pattern is Kumari Garden, Sanjay Pink
Glider: Monte Luca Glider
Chandelier: Kristaller, Ikea
Glider Pillow: Handmade by Rockytop design on Etsy, pattern is Taza Tarika Fuchsia (coordinating pattern with Kumari Garden)
Crib: Babyletto Mercer 3-in-1 Convertible Crib, Target
- Bumper was made by Buttercup Boutique on Etsy, pattern is Taza Tarika Fuchsia
- Crib sheet was made by Rockytop Design on Etsy, pattern is Kumari Garden, Tanaya Pink
Rug: ZigZag Rug in blue, Urban Outfitters
Dresser: Koppang Dresser from Ikea, knobs are from Anthropologie
Ellie Letters: 18 inch Zinc Letters, Anthropologie
Wall Flowers: Umbra 3D Flowers, Amazon
Wall Color: Seafoam Pearl, Behr Premium Plus
Closet color: Springtime Bloom, Behr Premium Plus
Closet Curtain: Xhilaration Ruffle Window Panel, Target
Mobile: Handmade by MaxandMe Homewares on Etsy
Ottoman Pouf: Moroccan Leather Pouf, Amazon
Nightstand: Home Goods
Closet: Closet insert is from Walmart and the shelves are from home depot just cut down to size.
Floating Shelf: Shelf is from Ikea, peacock picture is from Home Goods, the 2 prints are from Etsy, "always kiss me goodnight" is from a friend in Rhode Island, and the tissue paper garland is from my baby shower.
Wainscoting: DIY'd by my husband. We bought pre-manufactured pieces of wood to make the frames on the wall and then we puttied (the worst task ever...) all the holes and cracks, then added the chair rail at the top of the frames. He then painted a couple coats of "trim white" to the frames, walls inside the frames, and the chair rail. The whole process was a little time consuming but only cost us a total of $185 for everything! We got the inspiration from http://frugalhomeideas.blogspot.com/2009/10/big-impact-small-budget.html. Youtube also helped us with any questions we had on installing wainscoting, its amazing the tutorials that youtube has.
It's hard to say what my favorite item is, but if I could narrow it down to my top 3 it would be, the custom closet my husband made for Ellie, the floating shelf/wardrobe display, and the wainscoting...I just loved how they all turned out!
My advice would to really utilize your local TJMaxx or Home Goods, you can really find some great items for less. Use pinterest and other inspiration websites like projectnursery, they are great tools to get all your ideas organized. If you are DIYing for the first time there are SO many blogs out there that have great tutorials so do the research and use Youtube it really is a great tool.
Posted on January 23, 2013
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