An eclectic mix of old and new furnishings, exciting artwork and lots of pattern layered atop a neutral backdrop. Photos by Bposh Photography. bposhphoto.com
Decorating my first baby's room was so exciting! I wanted to create a space that could grow with my child. Something that would not have to be changed when she got older. I began with a gray and white as the base colors for the room as I stated decorating before I knew if I was having a boy or girl, this way the room could accommodate either with a few simple changes. After that, I chose furnishings that would work in a small space, items that provided good storage and would stand the test of time. I wanted exciting artwork and color. The drapery fabric and framed Art Calendar did just that. I love that the calendar can be changed out every year; something I thought my daughter would always look forward to and have fun with. We wanted a room that would feel truly special to her. I hope she enjoys growing up in it!
I believe a room can be both beautiful and practical with a good mixture of old and new. Every piece should have a purpose. I love pattern and color and one of a kind artwork, I think it brings soul to a space. And of course, every room needs a little sparkle and glamour!
Mirror: Ballard Designs
Glider and animal heads: West Elm
Calendar: Paper Source
Book Ledges: Land of Nod
My favorite item in the room is the paper flower branch above the glider. It was made for me by my husband as a first anniversary gift (The traditional one-year gift is paper) he spent hours making each rosette and I wanted to frame it in a way that would protect it so it could be a forever keepsake. I thought it was the perfect addition to our daughter's room. I hope when she looks at it, she will always know how much her dad loves her and her mama.
Don't be afraid to be bold! Everyone thought I was nuts for wallpapering the ceiling but I love the way it turned out. Layering patterns and colors will give your space great depth. Shop everywhere, there are just as many treasures awaiting you at a flea market as at a big box store.