We live in a (very vertical) city rowhome and need to take advantage of every inch. The nursery has to play many roles: a comfortable baby bedroom, a spacious playroom, and a den that's grown-up enough for us to want to spend time in.
We don't know if Baby M is a boy or girl, so we wanted to keep it neutral, but light-hearted. The inspiration came from a nursery that Domino magazine featured a few years ago with lots of bold color. And I was constantly drawn to the dandelion yellow that's everywhere this year.
Normally, neutral and mid-century modern. This room is a bright departure from the rest of the house.
The big items in the room are neutral, but with texture or pattern to give them life -- with lots of high-impact decorations thrown in. The sofa is a pullout couch for when grandparents visit. The biggest splurge was the comfy chair, which we got from Host in Philadelphia and were able to pick our own fabric. The crib is from Oeuf NYC, the bedding is from Land of Nod. The dresser and bookshelf were huge saves, from Ikea. The yellow accents are all super-affordable, in case I get sick of them next year. The cube tables are from Crate & Barrel, the lamp and yellow pillow are from Target. The other pillows are from West Elm. The rug is from Crate & Barrel and was very affordable. The prints are from Etsy, and I got the frames custom made so I could find just the right color. The bird cages are from an artists named Tamar Mogendorff. (And I'll admit that I got them before I even knew I was pregnant to hang in a nursery one day...they were too cute to pass up.)
The hanging birdcages. I'll move them into my room once the baby grows up.
I used Pinterest to help pull all the item together, that way I could see how they worked with each other. It was a huge help, especially when mixing patterns.