Design Reveal: Hawken’s Nursery by Anyon: A.K.A. Mom

San Francisco Interior designer and owner of Anyon Interior Design, Lindsay Brier, recently acquired a new and very important client, her son Hawken. When Lindsay learned she was expecting a baby boy she quickly went into designer mode and started to  plan the nursery. She was eager to make her son’s room a cohesive part of their home in both color and style.  We adore the soft gray stripes (it’s no coincidence my son’s name is Gray), orange accents and roman shade details in Hawken’s lovely new nursery. Lindsay shared all the details on how she created this inviting space and she even gave Project Nursery a few of her favorite design tips!

Inspiration behind the room

I had it in my mind that I wanted the nursery to have an aqua blue and raspberry color palette, when we found out we were expecting a boy I tweaked the raspberry color to more of a deep orange. Then I added in some gray, honey khaki and white which are found throughout our home.

I wanted it to be fresh but also a calming space. I achieved this by having some modern pieces but warming it up with some vintage finds. I also wanted it to be fun but not overly “babyish”. Actually none of the furnishings in the room besides the crib are from children or baby furniture collections.

Favorite aspect of the room

I love the striped walls, they are inviting and guide your eye around the room. Also love the roman shades, the small graphic color print compliments the larger scale and more neutral stripes.

Design trends Incorporated into the room

Custom walls, stripes, mix of high and low end design, contemporary and vintage pieces (vintage: Asian antique bench, tin waste can with collegiate pendants found at flea market, orange tin and orange vintage toys)


Serena and Lily bedding that anchored the color scheme, the roman shades, the custom wall painting, the crib (for safety reasons) and the armchair (wanted it to be comfortable for late night feedings and a cozy place to read a story together)


I needed some extra storage but didn’t want to spend a lot on an armoire. I found a plain one at IKEA and personalized it with ceramic globe knobs from Pottery Barn Kids.

Details of the room

* Custom horizontal painted stripes – Benjamin Moore Aura Paint

* Roman shades -custom with Quadrille fabric

* Various prints & original art -black and white photography – a gift from my husband, he shot the photos on our honeymoon in Tanzania

* Glider armchair armchair- custom, from the Sherrill Collection, upholstered in stain resistant Perennials fabric

* Crib – Restoration Hardware

* Bookcases – Pottery Barn

* Antique wood bench – purchased from antique market

* Natural Jute Rug – Pottery Barn

* Armoire – IKEA

* West Elm Dresser with changing table topper from Land of Nod

* Serena and Lily Bedding and Pillow

* Antique child’s chair

Project Nursery Exclusive Interview with Lindsay

Can you share a favorite design tip when on a tight budget?

At a second hand shop, a flea market or ebay, find a piece of furniture (with classic or funky lines depending on your taste) and repaint it. Paint it white or black and it will subtly blend in with your decor or paint it a fun color and it will instantly be the fun piece that makes a room pop.

What is your favorite non nursery find that ends up working well in the nursery?

I love using unexpected furniture that is not intended for a nursery. Also, I have fun mixing fabrics to make window treatments, crib skirts, pillows etc. that are not part of a children’s fabric collection but compliment nursery bedding. One of the most practical solutions I have found is to use cleanable outdoor fabrics for upholstery in nurseries, children’s rooms and play rooms.

What design site or blog do you look to for inspiration?

I look forward to reading Diane Dorrans Saeks’ blog. She always has her finger on the pulse of the design world and is constantly traveling and interviewing the most well known, well respected designers as well as young new talent.

As a first time mom what have been your favorite things about being mom, what have been your surprises?

Only three weeks in but so far it’s the most incredible experience of my life.


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    I’m always afraid to pull of paint patterns, but I like the colors she chose for the stripes.

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    I love this! I find out in 2 weeks what I am having and all I know is if its a boy I wanted to incorporate stripes and gray into the room with either navy/ lime green or navy and orange! Great job and thanks for the inspiration!

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    Love this nursery! What color Aura paint are the gray stripes? This has to be the best boy’s nursery I’ve seen!

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    Wow, I love how serene, yet fun this nursery is. I’m due next February and have been wanting to try gray in our nursery but am afraid it will be too drab. This seems like a good way to incorporate it, especially with pops of color. I’d also like to know the paint color she used.

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    The stripes are without doubt the best feature of the room. I love the way my eyes get drawn all round the room by them. I also love the jute rug. What a wonderful idea. The orange accent is just perfect.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    I love your nursery. I am due with my 3rd baby in February and looking for nursery ideas. Can you share the exact colors of the stripes on the wall. Thanks

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    Hallelujah! This is the post that finally convinced my husband we should do stripes in the nursery! Can anyone PLEASE fill us in on the paint colors used in this room??

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    Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be at the web the simplest thing to consider of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed at the same time as other folks consider concerns that they plainly do not recognize about. You managed to hit the nail upon the highest as well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , other people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thank you

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    I love what you did to Hawken’s nursery!!!! I’m currently expecting my 3rd boy and would love to add strips to the walls. Could you please tell me what paint number or name you used. It seems to be the perfect shades grey. Also, where can i find the window shade.
    I love it all!

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    Can you please tell me more about the chair? I love it… color and the name of the actual chair as I am having some trouble locating it on Sherrill. Thank you for sharing your beautiful room!

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    Love the painted stripes. I look at the gray owl and it looks more tannish. Is this the correct color?

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    Love the painted stripes and I am about to duplicate for my baby boys room. On another blog with this picture, the designer quoted that you used BM OC-23 Classic Gray and OC-17 White Dove. On this blog you said you used Gray Owl. My painter coming this week so just trying to figure out which the correct one is…

    Love it and thank you for the inspiration! Can u please just confirm? Thanks so much

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    its gray owl. I confirmed it with the designer and I just finished the wall and it is the right color!!! I asked the same question on May 16th

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    i used eggshell. I dont know the inches of stripes cuz i had my painter do it. But i would say from eyeballing it around 10-12 inches. This nursery has 5 gray stripes so I had my painter do the same on my wall and thats how we based it.

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    What an absolutely gorgeous nursery! Love it! Was your ottoman purchased from the same store as your glider? Would you be so kind as to provide the website and/or other details regarding the ottoman? I would so appreciate it! Many thanks!

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    Very modern and inspiring nursery. I love the roman shades, could you specify the exact fabric? I was not able to find it on Quadrille fabric website. Thanks!

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    Yes, love the nurery. Just what I was looking for! I, like M, would like to know the Quadrille fabric name. It’s perfect with the Ben bedding.

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    Anyone able to find the fabric name for the roman shades? I am doing a mod dinosaur room with inspiration from this beautiful nursery and I can’t find any curtain fabric to match the fabric I chose for the bedding as good as I think this will match.

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