This neutral nursery was designed in the Fall of 2013 as we awaited the arrival of our baby boy. I wanted to create a restful and calming space that layered neutrals and textures, and featured playful details.
I was inspired by the bright, contemporary space and floor-to-ceiling windows. The soft natural light created the perfect backdrop for a classic-contemporary setting that feels serene yet fresh and a little whimsical.
Classic-contemporary - I love clean lines and neutrals, but I also like playing with contrasting textures, patterns and shapes, and adding unique and personal elements to give a space character.
Crib: Pottery Barn Kids
Sheet & Quilt: Pottery Barn Kids
Crib Mobile: DIY
Sconces: Restoration Hardware
Wallpaper: Crown Wallcoverings
Rocking Sheep: Pottery Barn Kids
Change Table/Dresser: IKEA dresser with Anthropologie knobs & Pottery Barn Kids Topper
Artwork: The Animal Print Shop
Floor Lamp: Restoration Hardware
Rocking Chair: Pottery Barn Kids
Throw: Pottery Barn
Cushion: Chintz & Co
Moroccan Pouf: The Cross Decor & Design
Side Table: West Elm
Ceramic Owl: Anthropologie
Baskets & Hamper: West Elm
Rug: Burritt Brothers
I adore the prints from The Animal Print Shop - they add a lot of personality and are playful without being juvenile. I also love the mobile - it was a labor of love and turned out perfectly.
The key to making a monochromatic palette work is to layer textures and patterns, which in turn creates a great backdrop for carefully selected pieces of interest. You don't have to spend a great deal of money on each piece to get the look that you want - you can balance your budget by combining big ticket items (Pottery Barn Kids rocker) with inexpensive pieces (West Elm side table).