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Design Reveal: Tranquil & Serene Nursery

Soft mocha walls and pale pink accents make for a calming, zen palette. Toss in some crisp white furniture to keep things modern and you have this gorgeous, Japanese inspired nursery. A big congratulations goes out to new mother Jennifer. She not only delivered a beautiful baby girl (January 10th!) but also created a divine nursery just in time for her baby girl’s arrival. The challenge was to convert her beloved guest room (we feel the pain) into a relaxing yet space savvy nursery for her new little baby. Jennifer must be a very organized mother because she even had time to fill Project Nursery in on her inspirations and sources for this unique and personal nursery. Thank you Jennifer!
1. What was your inspiration for the room?
My inspiration was nature inspired zen modern – basically pulled everything l like into one room. I like the look of the modern Oeuf and Dwell nurseries, but didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars on furniture that I will only use for a few years. I tried to imitate the modern look on a budget and pull in a few splurges on things I can reuse after the nursery days are over (like the chandelier and the rocker.) I went economical on items that my baby will outgrow in a few years, like the changing table ($70) and the crib ($300).
2. What best describes your decorating style?
Nature inspired, old and new Japanese design, mid century modern, organic
3. Share with us choice of colors, DIY tips, etc.
I used dark brown, white, grey, and diluted pinks for colors. I wanted to incorporate a little feminine “glam” so I used mirrored tables & light switch, plus a mini Schonbeck chandelier.
4. Where did you purchase your furniture?
Crib bedding is NurseryWorks, Rocking chair is Eames rocker by Herman Miller, Daybed is Ikea, Daybed organic bedding is Unison, Mirrored side table is from Target, Round side table is from West Elm, Changing Table is LA Baby, Bird mobile is by Helene Ige, Crib is BabyMiro Mercer, Chandelier is Schonbeck, Rug is Ikea, Table lamp is Target, Changing pad cover is by Gus & Max, Wall mirror is from West Elm, Wall art from Ikea, Hardware from Anthropologie.
5. What is your favorite item in the room?
The daybed because I sleep in it every night!


Sunday 15th of September 2013

I really like the sliding closet door! Where did you get them!


Thursday 17th of September 2009

Hi - Peaberry mocha is more of a peach color. It is not gender neutral - looks girly in person. The ties came with the bedding.

I haven't tried to sleep two people on the daybed, so not sure. But it sounds like a good idea to position the guests vertically instead of horizontal. I'll try.


Wednesday 19th of August 2009

I love my new daybed.


Tuesday 11th of August 2009

I love your nursery! We're thinking about getting the same Ikea daybed for our guest room. I was just wondering if you got yours with the mattress in the trundle and if so, if it's possible to have two guests sleep on it vertically (with their heads on the day bed part, feet down by the trundle part - if that makes any sense?). We're just wondering if it can be used like a normal double bed, or if each person would have to sleep on each twin mattress (with one being a bit 'trapped' through the night).


Wednesday 8th of July 2009

LOVE THIS! Just ordered this crib and will be using this as inspiration for my baby boy's room. Thank you for posting!!