This nursery was for a client of mine that wanted a nursery that had a not so baby feel that would grow with her child when they got older. We ended up with the “Out To Sea” theme. I had a lot of fun with the design and especially a lot of fun creating the centerpiece which was the ship sail canopy above the crib.
I fell in love with this modern under the sea crib bedding before I even knew if I was going to have a boy or a girl. Good thing it could go either way. I was on a very tight budget with this room so I made a lot of what is in the room or I bought something that was very inexpensive and altered it to make it look like more than it was. My only item that I was sad I couldn’t get was the Eames molded plastic rocker. That would have made this room perfect!
This was my first daughter’s nursery. Being my first I put most of my budget into the crib and dresser, but didn’t go overboard. I fell in love with the bedding before I knew that I was having a girl so I was determined to make it work either way. I ended up adding pink accents to the room in addition to the beige color scheme and came out with what most people would say is a Neapolitan looking nursery. Everyone always wants ice cream as soon as they walk in the room.
My client wanted a nursery fit for a princess. She already had the furniture from her son’s nursery, but needed help pulling it all together and making it fit in the space without looking overcrowded. The nursery bedding was the starting point and inspired the rest of the space. Custom drapes, crown canopy, hamper liner, basket liners, diaper pail skirt, and glider pillow were all made to coordinate with the bedding. I especially love how the long and full drapery on the window and crown canopy give the space a flowing elegant feel. The shelves were custom made with a soft round profile and detailed brackets to continue with that flowing elegant feel. The chandelier and floor lamp both made from the same company have a custom pink rubbed finish with flower details. The end table in front of the window is actually an antique sewing table from my client’s grandmother that we had repaired and refinished. All accessories were chosen to follow the theme of elegance fit for a princess, from the perfectly textured floppy bunny, to the flowers in an antique vase on the end table.