Ever since I revealed my youngest son’s room, I’ve received a lot of questions regarding his cool and calm nursery, so I thought I’d share a few more details about the design of this space.
I am a big fan of gray and wanted to use it in Bennett’s nursery. The other nurseries that I have designed have been pretty bold—check out Brandt’s contemporary nursery and Blake’s owl-themed nursery—so I wanted to tone it down a bit. I decided to pair the gray with creamy yellow and cool, calming spa blue. These three colors played off of each other so well that I limited the space to that palette and balanced it all out with crisp white furniture and accents.
I chose my colors from the Behr paint collection at Home Depot. I always use interior latex paint in a Flat Enamel sheen. I tend to like a more flat finish, but this sheen is washable and doesn’t bounce or reflect the light, which can sometimes can distract from the color.
I created the focal wall by framing the crib using trim moulding from floor to ceiling on the wall. By just painting stripes in that framed space, I was able to add pattern and interest without a ton of work.
To add more storage, I attached a peg rail to the side of the dresser.
To accommodate the tall header height of the windows, I created DIY window panels for a budget-friendly alternative to custom ordering curtains in the right size.
And that lamp near the window? I found it on clearance and spray painted it white to mimic the look of a lamp that I loved but was out of my budget.
Here’s a peek into the closet where I completed a storage unit makeover for a custom look to match the room.
Sources: Crib: Lauren Classic by Graco, Dresser: Repurposed Piece Painted in Behr Polar Behr, Mirror: Target, Lamp on Dresser: Home Goods, Lamp near Window: The Emma Lamp by Lambs & Ivy, Table near Window: Repurposed Piece Painted in Behr Spa, Shag Rug: Target, Bedding: DIY, Window Panels: DIY & Sources, Art Print: Petite Party Studio, Closet Storage Unit: DIY & Sources
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