I have to admit that I have a thing for blue nurseries for girls. It sounds like Janssen Bradshaw, creator of London Littles, does too. Her daughter’s navy blue nursery is crisp and clean with just a dash of pink for a little extra sweetness in the space. Janssen is no stranger to design—she has a line of adorable modern rain boots, which are inspired by her family’s time living in central London. Now the family of six with four daughters (seven and under) lives back in the US, but their line of boots are just as cute as ever. Thank you, Janssen, for welcoming us into your space.
Where did you pull inspiration for your nursery design?
The quilt on the back of the rocking chair was made by my mom for my oldest daughter for her first bedroom. I didn’t plan to use it again, but when my mom came to help paint and I STILL hadn’t chosen a color scheme, my mom suggested we used the same navy blue we used in the master bedroom. We could then pull in pinks from the quilt to make it a bit more feminine. I love that the quilt got a new lease on life and that we got to incorporate my favorite color (navy blue!) into another room.
What part of the design process did you enjoy the most?
Putting everything together at the end. After the walls were repainted (the room was originally a horrendous mint green that almost glowed in the dark) and the stained forest green carpet was replaced, it was so exciting to put the new crib in, arrange the books on the bookshelf and hang art on the wall.
What is your favorite part or detail in your nursery?
The navy blue walls. I LOVE this calm and cozy color (we used it in our master bedroom, too), and I especially like that it’s an unexpected choice for a baby girl’s room.
What is one thing that you would tell other parents to consider when starting their own nursery design project?
Pick a color scheme that YOU love since your baby won’t care. You’ll be the one spending hours in there nursing, rocking and playing, so you want it to be a room you really enjoy being in.
Photography by Janssen Bradshaw
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