Today’s guest post comes from Wendy Estes, one of the fabulous gals behind both Layla Grayce and the new modern furnishings site Zinc Door. Wendy is a fellow zigzag lover (it’s no secret that Melisa and I love it), but leave it to this chic lady to create a fabulous nursery design that’s kicked the pattern up a notch by coupling it with another trend—the sophisticated Moroccan vibe.
Commonly found in 16th Century Italian design known as flame stitch embroidery, Chevron has been a trend with staying power for the past couple years. The new Zig-Zag Pink Rug introduced by Dwell Studio immediately caught my attention, inspiring me to create a new pin board on my Pinterest page. Little did I know, my dear friends at Project Nursery were taking note.
In addition to the Italian-influenced Chevron print, I wanted to keep the design sophisticated and fluid, showcasing a nursery as an extension of your home rather than a theme park, if you know what I mean. Craving more “world” influence, I sprinkled the room with Spanish and Moroccan, aka Moorish, design elements. These tile patterns are featured on the crib, hardwood flooring and bone inlaid table. Lanterns are a common design element in Moroccan design, but I opted for a more modern, star-shaped light in place of something literal like this Tangiers pendant.