A Project For
When I found out I was pregnant with a boy I immediately started thinking of his nursery. Though at first I wasn't sure which design direction to take, I was certain of what I didn't want: "Baby CEO", primary colors, plaid, or anything sports related. I wanted Alex to have a bright and happy room in which he could transition from infant to toddler.
Being a design professional I have access to a myriad of cool products, and my inspiration for Alex's nursery palette and theme came from a wallpaper runner by UK company Harlequin; once I had secured the wallpaper everything fell into place. I framed the wallpaper as art, used it to recover a lamp shade and made it into memento boxes.
My style is traditional with a fresh twist. I like rooms to have a collected look as if it has evolved over time. I love to combine different pieces, styles, and textures.
Wallpaper (framed as art): Jungle Jamboree by Harlequin
Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams Extra White and Sherwin Williams light French Gray
Crib, Dresser, and Bookshelf: Restoration Hardware Baby
Rocking Chair: Oak, custom designed and made in Nicaragua
Floor Lamp: Restoration Hardware Baby. The barrel burlap shade is covered in Harlequin wallpaper.
Lambskin Rug: Crate and Barrel.
Art: Framed Harlequin wallpaper, vintage Italian prints, painting by Houston artist Anita Nelson.
Hanging Rabbits: Pottery Barn Kids
Rocking Elephant: Pottery Barn Kids
Lulu the Lamb by Baby Style: Right Start
Drapery Hardware: West Elm
Bedding: Serena & Lily
Monogrammed Pillow: Pottery Barn Kids
Stuffed Animals and Toys: Restoration Hardware Baby and Right Start
Treetop Baby Gym by Skip Hop: Right Start
Laundry Basket: Pottery Barn
Lulu the Lamb.