Inspired by a favorite fabric and a mom-to-be's love of purple, I designed this coral and lavender nursery to be light and bright with hints of this happy and unexpected color combination.
With a color scheme nailed down, I started to brainstorm ways of incorporating and honoring the family's Japanese heritage into the space. I wanted something that felt true to the modern aesthetic and was appropriate for a baby’s room. *LIGHTENING BOLT MOMENT* Origami!!! I love all things made of paper and I knew there had to be something I could make out of paper to personalize the room and give a nod to the Japanese culture.
New England new traditional
The dresser hanging out in the room when I first visited was actually perfect I thought for a changing table so I had them paint it bright white and it’s gorgeous now. I love the original gold hardware and it totally stands out now on the white…was sort of getting lost against this honey colored wood.
The little library wall beside the glider is adorned with a tassel garland from my favorite – StudioMucci. And that kimono on the wall…yup, I folded that bad boy out of a vintage map of Boston. The clear book ledges are actually postcard display shelves used for retail spaces. I love them because they take up no visual space, let you create a forward facing library for your little one and are cheap!
You might recognize that bow garland from my tutorial. I am just never going to get tired of how adorable they are. I wanted to find another way to get some color and origami onto this wall and they were perfect. The super cute Japanese Kokeshi dolls in just the right colors are from Mossy JoJo. The crib is the Babyletto Mercer and I love how clean and simple the lines are on it plus the added storage below is brilliant. You don’t need a crib skirt!
A little bit of color can go a long way. The room was starting off white. This is their only other bedroom and knowing that there would (hopefully) be another sibling down the road, we decided to keep it white and inject color in accents that could be more easily changed. The one big dose of purple we committed to though was a gorgeous, graphic rug. That plus a few well chosen accents really drive the color palette home and make it easy to change and adapt in the future.
You can see my full post about this room along with sources, before and after pictures and my design process here.