V’s Nursery

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Description

A small but colorful and fun space for my daughter, Vera, to grow into. This room was created on a tight budget, but I love how it turned out. Not a typical little girl's nursery. All sources (including paint colors) and links for this room are listed on my blog: http://designingdawn.com/nursery-sources/

Design Inspiration

I wanted a room that I would have loved as a little girl. Something very bright and colorful with lots of interesting things to look at. I definitely did not want any pastels or traditional 'baby' colors, but I had fun finding creative ways to use non-baby items in a nursery space.

Decorating Style

Thrifty and eclectic. Modern lines with some vintage style.

Project Details

I am a thrift store junkie and find a lot of items there. I also prefer to collect items from a variety of sources to avoid that 'matched set' feeling.

The chair and frames are thrift store finds. The curtains are from Urban Outfitters, quilt from Francesca's Collections, Posters were made by me, Pendants are custom made by StarlitNestGifts on Etsy, Hand lamp from The Afternoon, Storage cube seating from Target, Dresser is a refinished hand-me-down.

Favorite Items

My favorite things in the room are the colorful curtains from Urban Outfitters. They were a jumping off point for the rest of the fabrics in the room. I also love the hand-me-down dresser that I refinished in a beautiful Tiffany blue before we knew she was a girl. I was thinking it could work for either one and it turned out to be the perfect color.

Advice

Don't limit yourself to baby stores or baby items. The most interesting things are collected from unexpected sources. And thrift stores are a great place to find items that you won't mind experimenting with if you are a DIY-er like me!

11 Comments

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    I love the gray nuetral on the walls and how the painted furniture and colorful, patterned pillow & curtains jump out. The room is cheerful.

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    I love the gray nuetral on the walls and how the painted furniture and colorful, patterned pillow & curtains jump out. The room is cheerful.

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    I love your nursery and am totally digging the fun window treatments!!!! What a fun and unique nursery!

     

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    Love this nursery! I am using some of your elements for inspiration for my daughter’s “new” toddler room. Can you tell me the name of the blue paint used for the dresser and grey walls? And what color you used for the yellow frame…or did you just use yellow spray paint?

    Thanks! :)

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    Your room’s out of the ordinary or unconventional and is quite exotic. And I’m sure your daughter will learn to appreciate the splashes of vibrant colors as she grows older.

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    First off, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the nursery. It is totally something I could see myself doing and I got completely inspired after seeing these photos. I am going to be surprised for my baby in December so neutral but fun colored nurseries are what im aiming to do with eclectic, not matching type decor/theme. I also wanted to comment, that if it is a girl, vera was one of our names on our girl list :) Its so pretty!!! Great job. I love what you did.

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    First off, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the nursery. It is totally something I could see myself doing and I got completely inspired after seeing these photos. I am going to be surprised for my baby in December so neutral but fun colored nurseries are what im aiming to do with eclectic, not matching type decor/theme. I also wanted to comment, that if it is a girl, vera was one of our names on our girl list :) Its so pretty!!! Great job. I love what you did.

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    Love this room!!! :) So great!! It’s nice that you mentioned this room was done on a budget, because a lot of them on this website seem to have an endless budget!! And yours looks just as rich! Vera is a lucky girl!

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