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Design Dilemma: Morgan’s Nursery Makeover

Morgan’s Mom came to Project Nursery in search of baby nursery design inspiration. The family is moving into a fabulous new home with a whole new realm of possibilities. Morgan is a one year old little girl who loves pink, pink and more pink! Ok, maybe it’s Mom who loves pink but Morgan needs a girly room that can easily transition with her from baby to toddler. Our goal is to incorporate all of Morgan’s current furniture and bedding into a new design, yet different from her previous nursery. Take a look at Morgan’s before photo:

Morgan’s new room, a blank canvas:

According to Mom:

“Right now I feel it is so plain. I want to keep the crib, armorer and dresser for sure. Not married to the bookshelves, but I feel I need a place for her “stuff”. I also want to keep the valance, beautifully made from Grandma and all of the wall art we have now, which is slim to none! I really love stripes and polka dots – mixing of patterns – monograms & initials. I really need help with the walls. The paint colors are very important. I am also open to painting something on the wall like an “M” or something. Also a possible photo gallery on the wall. I need the extra special touches that complete the space: Shelves, frames, stuffed animals. Thanks for your help! I am so excited to get started on the nursery!”


Presenting the Project Nursery design board created especially for Miss Morgan:
Morgan’s bedding from Little House by Annette Tatum in “Pashmina Pink” incorporates playful patterns such as strips, dots, paisleys as well soft cotton, chenille and velvety textures. So we say, let’s play up those polka dots found on the crib sheet! For a focal point, use these beautiful wall decals from Etsy shop Lewa’s Vinyl Designs or simply paint above Morgan’s crib and add a monogram.

Morgan’s current table lamp is made of pink crystals. Continue the look with a dazzling lighting fixture from our favorite couture lighting designer, Maura Daniel. If a photo gallery is what you are looking for, try blowing up your precious moments onto stretched canvas with Shutterfly. Lean these oversized photos on top of the armoire away, from baby’s reach. A great way to add height and a contemporary feel to the room.

Stretch and starch the current window valance for a more tailored look. Use textured drapes underneath from floor to ceiling – yet another way to create height.

Careful what you choose to display above the changing table. These flirty butterfly mirrors from Potterybarn Kids are lightweight. Secure with extra glue dots so little hands can’t tear them away from the wall. Sleek shelves with a circle detail provides additional storage above.

So will Morgan make the leap and paint her room green instead of pink? Share your suggestions and comments with Project Nursery and Morgan below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Fat Loss

Saturday 14th of May 2011

Great articles & Nice a site….


Monday 14th of April 2008

i'm a pink lover too! the pink will be very sweet with your white furniture and can't wait to see the wall art.


Monday 14th of April 2008

Too much pink color in a small room can be overwhelming.Personally, I think the soft green color is very refreshing.