It’s Hip To Be Square

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Hip for less than $1000!

Design Inspiration

Rebecca’s inspiration for baby’s first room was Land of Nod’s contemporary quilted crib bedding, Full Circle. Prints from Yuko Lau found at nicely compliment the bedding and provides a touch of whimsy.

Decorating Style

contemporary and creative nursery

Project Details

Rebecca explains that her biggest challenge was finding a white crib that wasn’t too feminine or traditional. The discovery of Babi Italia’s Scandi Dropside Crib in chocolate and white from Babies R Us was the ideal find. We just love how Rebecca chose to carry the same look throughout the room with the other pieces.

“The blocks were created by using 1.75″ painters tape for the grid and are approx 24″x24″. The color palette came directly from the bedding and art. I used Behr paint from Home Depot (3 shades of blue – Euclayptus Leaf, Adriatic Mist, and a medium
shade between the two that was a custom color; 2 shades of green- Dried Palm and Corn Husk and 1 brown- Breakfast Blend”.

“The scalloped paint design above the changing table was created by tracing half of a paper plate and then painting the outline by hand. The dresser came from an old armoire base I had. I added a fresh coat of white paint and brushed nickel hardware. To turn it into a changing table, I purchased the chocolate wood changing top from Pottery Barn Kids. The window panels are made from aqua colored twin sheets; I added the 24″ strip of white fabric and then embellished them with coordinating ribbon. I would have to say that my favorite item would have to be my window panels….only because I made them. I was working as a designer and was surrounded by fabrics that were awesome and about $100/yard or more so to be able to make my own that coordinated so well for about $12.00 per panel, I was really excited!”

Finally, the chair, shelves, picture frames, and paper lanterns are from Ikea and the Star Shaggy Raggy Rugs came from Target!


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    Kim says:

    October 13, 2008 at 9:17 am  

    Great job!! This is the best nursery I’ve ever seen:) Great creativity!

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    Melissa says:

    October 13, 2008 at 5:23 pm 

    This is an amazing nusery! Brandt is a lucky boy!

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    Helen says:

    October 15, 2008 at 11:43 am

    I love it! The brown squares on the wall really pull the whole look together.

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    I love the colors and contrasts! Great design to go with the house – it is beautiful, yet it caters to the development of the baby with contrasts, a mix of calming colors yet there are still bright. Not overcrowded with toys or manipulatives, just enough to keep him interested and stylish!

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