Design Reveal: Let Personality Shine

Mom Carly injected a little personality into her baby girl’s room with some big design ideas! This is no cookie-cutter girl’s nursery.  Note the big wall graphic modeled after the DwellStudio crib bedding. Or how about that molding which makes the tall ceilings a little more cozy? And finally, the angled crib: Have you ever considered angling your crib? Just some fun design for thought and a beautiful, soft, original nursery to inspire…

Child’s name: Avery
Age: 3 months
Location: Novi, Michigan

What was your inspiration for the room?
When I thought about what my future daughter might be like, I envisioned a playful, laid back, unique girl and I wanted the room to reflect that personality. I also wanted it to have personal touches and not seem “generic” or too “matchy-matchy.” It started with the Dwell Charlotte bedding and just grew over time as I added new pieces to the design.

What best describes your decorating style?
Casual and comfortable. I usually lean towards more neutral colors, and had originally planned on a chocolate brown and ivory nursery, but I decided to branch out and have fun with this project! I like a room to reflect personality and not feel like a museum.

Please share with us your choice of paint colors, furniture, art, diy tips, etc.
Paint: Sherwin Williams Buoyant Blue
Glider: Best Chairs
Bedding: Dwell Studio Charlotte
Wall Graphic to match bedding: Custom Painted with white semi-gloss paint
Mobile: Etsy
Stuffed animals: Blabla
Name artwork
: Etsy
Book shelves: Pottery Barn Kids
Lamp: Ikea
Clock: LL Bean
“You are my sunshine” artwork: Etsy
Name ABC blocks: Etsy

What is your favorite item(s) in the room?
I really love all the pieces I found on etsy – the artwork that spells her name (so whimsical and ageless!), the mobile, the “You Are My Sunshine” print (our favorite song to sing to her), the ABC blocks with Amy Butler fabric on them that spell her name… all the personal touches.

Is there anything else you would like PN readers to know?
Girls’ rooms don’t have to be pink to be girly and everything doesn’t have to match! Resist the temptation to buy everything from one “theme” or color. Add pieces as you go and make the room reflect who YOU are or who your child is. Have fun with it!


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    I’m pretty sure the LOVE print is from Jen Ramos @ (One of my fave designs).

    The room is so cute and personal. Love it!

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    I love the soft and soothing color pallette…the wall decal is terrific. I’ve always wanted to get those book shelves also….such a great space saver and they double as “art” for the wall.
    Love to see more Etsy finds as well.

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    Beautiful room Carly! I agree it’s soothing and it’s a great use of color that’s not traditional girly pink. I LOVE that wall graphic, great idea.

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    Graphic –
    photocopied the design from the bedding onto a sheet of transparency paper (clear)
    projected the image onto the wall with an overhead projector
    traced outline in pencil
    filled in with white semi-gloss paint

    it helps that my dad does wall graphics for a living! : )

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