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Inspiration from a Brush Stroke

Maybe it’s because spring is in the air, but we’ve noticed a beautiful trend that we’d like to share. It seems that everywhere we look, watercolor patterns and colors are blooming. We first spotted the trend in a gorgeous scarf featured in one of our favorite style guides, the Zoe Report.
watercolor print scarf

Butterfly Print Scarf by Matthew Williamson

Since then, it seems that we’re not the only ones dreaming of beautiful ways to incorporate watercolors into our homes. Here are some of our favorite picks for nursery and child spaces.

Can you imagine this gorgeous mixed-media wall mural hanging on the wall of your child’s room?

Enchanted Forest Mural from Anthropologie

This stunning wallpaper from Black Crow Studios is so breathtaking—have you ever seen anything more beautiful?

watercolor wallpaper

Watercolor Wallpaper by Black Crow Studios

This beautiful (and surprisingly durable) fabric would look fabulous on a glider.

watercolor print fabric

Available Upon Request from Little Crown Interiors

This oh-so-feminine throw pillow is so whimsical and would liven up a neutral glider or bedding set.

watercolor throw pillow

Madame Butterfly Peony Cushion by Designers Guild

So, if you’re anything like us, you’re looking for ways to enjoy some beautiful watercolor inspirations of your own. Be sure to upload your photos to the Project Nursery gallery today!


Sunday 29th of April 2012

I am not very fond of using wallpapers, but if it's this watercolor wallpaper, I would gladly surrender my wall to it! It is just to amazingly beautiful, especially the purples and blues!


Sunday 29th of April 2012

My mom is a very talented artist and I grew up in a home where the sofa covers and the curtains were handpainted. It was very special. I didn't get half of my mom's talent though, so I really appreciated this post. I particularly love the watercolor wallpaper. It's so unique!


Saturday 28th of April 2012

Shai: They do have other watercolor wallpapers and they are all equally beautiful and gorgeous! I especially like their striped design. I just want to go ahead and click on the add-to-cart button!


Saturday 28th of April 2012

I love all the pieces -- the scarf, the wallpaper, the pillow cover and the fabric. I am not too sure about the mixed media wall mural though. Although it is has different colors and it depicts the different seasons, it kinda feels gloomy and melancholic to me.

Design Ideas - Watercolor Prints - Project Nursery

Friday 27th of April 2012

[...] Although we love writing blogs for our beloved Nursery Culture readers, we also contribute our talents to the amazing nursery and child resource, Project Nursery.  This week, we’ve written about a design trend that we’re loving lately:  watercolor prints.  Check it out here. [...]