Julia Dzafic, of Lemon Stripes, recently welcomed baby girl Amalia, and we have the pleasure of touring the beautiful space she created for her daughter today. You may know Julia from her blog where she shares a little bit about her life with her husband, baby girl and dog, Boots. Her blog Lemon Stripes covers topics from motherhood to home decor, to healthy recipes and outfit ideas, along with wellness advice and more. We’re so happy to have her here to share more about daughter Amalia’s nursery. Thanks, Julia!
How did your personal style influence your design choices?
My personal style is preppy and girly, and I think this room reflects that. We used textures like grasscloth (on the dresser) and jute (on the rug) for a preppier beachy feel so that it wasn’t too baby-ish.
What is that one thing that everyone mentions when they step into this space?
Everyone comments on the painting of our dog, Boots. We placed it right above the crib so that he can “watch over her” while she sleeps. Megan Carn painted it for us, and it’s my favorite piece in the room!
The other thing people notice is the light. It is the brightest room in the house, and the light pink in the decor makes the space glow with beautiful light.
Did you have any unexpected obstacles when creating this room?
The room itself is really tiny, but we needed a glider, dresser and crib. I had to play with the layout a lot to maximize the space. The way we have it setup now works well, but there is an (unpictured) bassinet in the middle of the room that takes up a lot of space. I can’t wait until she graduates to the crib full time so we can move it out!
Now that the room is complete, what was your favorite part of the process? And what do you love the most about the finished design?
The whole thing! I had so much fun every step of the way with this room. If I had to pick a favorite part, it would be when it started to really come together, and I could sit in the space, envisioning being there with my future baby.
I love the finished design because it’s happy and colorful without being overbearing like some nurseries can be. It’s understated but cute!
Images by Courtney Ann Photography
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