- A Project For: Kaylin Reese
- Age: ...currently 38 weeks pregnant!
- Location: Atlanta, GA
As soon as my husband and I realized we were having a baby girl, the Nursery planning began instantaneously. We decided initially that we wanted her to have a sweet nursery, but also something she could grow into. Of course I wanted a lot of pink!, but not so much that it overwhelmed everything else.
The inspiration for Kaylin's Nursery came from a company website called: Little Crown Interiors. When I initially saw the Wynn Hotel inspired room centered around the Dwell Studio piece, I fell in love! This specific room was so extremely elegant, but when I designed mine I added more pink tones rather than purple and also incorporated more functionality. Everything you see is based off of the wrapped canvas above her crib.
Sweet, Fresh, Transitional, Antique with certain Contemporary aspects.
The first thing I purchased was the the Dwell Studio wrapped canvas from http://www.grahambrown.com/us/index. This piece is very versatile and wall colors can vary depending on the direction you want the room to take, but in the end we decided on a greyish semi-matte tone. I was set on finding a wrought iron crib, but in the end it would've ended up too expensive and non-transitional. Kaylin's furniture is from http://www.babiesrus.com/shop/index.jsp?categoryId=2255957. Her convertable crib will come in handy once she becomes a toddler and the other pieces can be transitioned into an older room as well. Kaylin's bedding was purchased from http://www.babybedding.com/, and can be found under "solid colors;" and in this case her particular crib skirt and bumper are called "solid pink." When I envisioned the crib sheet I wanted it to carry a design and be somewhat different than just the solid baby pink shade. When I saw the trellis crib sheet from Serena and Lily I had to have it! This particular design can be found under the Lola collection at http://www.serenaandlily.com/Baby. Her curtains are shimmery pink panels from http://www.target.com/; rods and hold backs can be found at http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/default.asp?. Brushed nickel fan with grey blades can be found at http://www.homedepot.com/ - note we did have to add a light kit, because this particular model did not have one originally. The blinds are a matte felt style, which can also be found at Home Depot. The grey boxes I used for storage were purchased at Garden Ridge, on Clearance! I loved how the inside liner pictured the same grey and pink bird theme of Kaylin's entire room. I lucked out! The box pictured on her changing table contains the same design as well.
My favorite items are the framed baby dress (mine when I was little) - bible and jewelry box, all of the Pottery Barn Kids items, and the hand-painted tree on her wall. The dress was framed in a vintage silver with a pink and white backing at Hobby Lobby. Pottery Barn Kids http://www.potterybarnkids.com/shop/baby/?cm_type=gnav items include: polka dot lamp shade and base, night light, rug, shelf, silver bird figurines, mirror, monogrammed age frame (under shelf), and monongrammed princess frame to the right (on shelf). The hand-painted tree was inspired by the art piece, done by a very close friend - free hand.
My advice is to base your entire room off of one item. Choose something that reflects your sense of style and everything will fall into place. Browse the shops of Etsy http://www.etsy.com/ for nick nacs - such as the pink frame with green bow and broach pictured on the shelf above; they have the cutest stuff! Also, if the room you plan on using for your Nursery does not already have crown molding, I would highly suggest adding this feature. Not only does it just look better, it adds a sense of importance and elegance to the entire room. Lastly, keepsakes are a must! By incorporating certain items from when I was a child, I believe it added a certain sweetness and warmth to the entire room. Not only will she be able to utilize these things, she will also cherish them forever...
Posted on August 15, 2011
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