- A Project For: Colin Robert ("Puff" for now)
- Age: Due 6-28-12
- Location: Oakland, CA
Combo guest bedroom and nursery for our son-to-be!
The foundation fabric on the window cornices was the original inspiration - I love bright colors and geometric patterns. As the room evolved, it took on a "Global Bazaar" mini-theme, with the African animal stamp artwork and Mediterranean feeling colors and patterns.
Vibrant, modern, eclectic
Crib: Babyletto Mercer in white
Recliner: La-Z-Boy Cole in driftwood
Changing Table: Potting bench from Cost Plus World Market and custom ordered acrylic mirror from Tap Plastics (online). To install mirror, just drill/screw through acrylic mirror to attach to back of potting bench window opening.
Dresser: my husband Rob repainted our old unfinished wood dresser from IKEA, inspired by this (*very expensive*) DucDuc dresser: http://www.ducducnyc.com/productdetail.php?productid=111&categoryid=7&navid=1
"Colin" dresser drawer pulls: Ordered custom letters from Craft Cuts (online) and installed with screws and nuts for the proper spacing (they're elevated from the dresser to serve as actual drawer pulls)
Window cornices: I constructed the frame out of plywood with L-Brackets, then wrapped the frame with Waverly Solar Flair fabric in Lime/Indigo from Fabric.com - secured with staple gun for a tight fit. Attached to wall with more L-brackets.
Lantern Mobile above crib: Martha Stewart lanterns in blue and green (5 each), and 5 royal blue lanterns from Asian Ideas (all purchased online); to install, attach several small clear removable adhesive hooks to ceiling and suspend lanterns with fishing line.
Mirror above dresser: Tap Plastics sent me an extra acrylic mirror when I ordered the changing table mirror, so I put it to good use by building a wood frame from scrap wood we had around the house (cut proper angles with miter saw then join wood with a staple gun), which I wrapped with Waverly Cross Section fabric in Blue Bonnet from Fabric.com. Attach with staple gun for snug fit, then use hot glue gun to attach ribbon to inner frame edge (since fabric won't entirely cover inner frame corners). Attach mirror to frame by drilling/screwing through acrylic into wood frame. Hang with standard hardware (I stapled some hanging wire to the wood frame).
Lattice frames on dresser: From Joann Fabrics (in store). I spray painted them bright white (were previously a dingey white).
Crib skirt: Made out of Premier Prints ZigZag fabric in Chartreuse/White from Fabric.com via this tutorial: http://www.younghouselove.com/2010/03/nursery-progress-skirting-the-issue/
Bed skirt: Made out of Premier Prints Twill in Gotcha Girly Blue from Fabric.com using the same basic idea as the tutorial above.
Crib sheets: It was so hard to find crib sheets in bright colors, so I sewed my own from fabric from Joann Fabrics, using this tutorial: http://www.luvinthemommyhood.com/2010/05/crib-toddler-bed-sheet-tutorial-with.html
Animal stamp artwork: Downloaded images from Shutterstock.com and had them printed on canvas from cgproprints.com (whom I HIGHLY recommend - I've had many prints done from this company in the past year for both my home and office and have been beyond impressed. Prices can't be beat either.)
Bright blue lattice print rug: from Overstock.com, no longer available (inspired by Madeline Weinrib Atelier Indigo Brook Rug)
Flokati / faux sheepskin rug in front of crib: From HomeDecorators.com
Picture Hanging Wire & Clips: Deka curtain wire from IKEA
Green chevron baskets/bins: From Target (purchased in-store)
Aqua and Indigo bins in closet: Martha Stewart from Homedecorators.com
Green milk crate bins in closet: Made by Sterilite, purchased from usphome.com
Closet Organizer System: Closetmaid.com (purchased directly, with a few add'l pieces from Home Depot)
Swing-arm wall lamp: from Home Depot (purchased in store)
If you see something else I missed, please feel free to leave a question below and I'll respond with where it came from!
So tough to choose! It's a 3-way tie between the dresser, potting bench changing table, and animal stamp canvas art.
Start with some baseline fabrics that you love and that work well together, and then work them into the foundation pieces for the room (crib/bed skirts, window cornices, pillows, fabric-wrapped frames, etc.) If you personalize a room with "statement" pieces, you can avoid the need for a bunch of dust-collecting knick-knacks that tend to clutter up a room.
Posted on May 19, 2012
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