Although this nursery was designed for a boy, I was more interested in it being very sweet and babyish rather than all boy. I used large bows to tie on the bumper, a full bubble style bedskirt, and lush fabrics.
The colors were my main inspiration, aqua and green. I found the aqua and green silky striped fabric and then decided to use it as a carnival like canopy above the bed and that was my starting point.
My style tends to be relatively traditional. Sleek and stylish. I like to have a focal point, in this case the crib with the canopy. I would say that my end goal is always to achieve a cohesive look with all the colors coordinating and the room looking tied together.
The canopy is hanging over wooden rods (cut to 6" lengths) with wooden finials on the ends. I made the crib skirt long enough to touch the floor when the crib was all the way up for a newborn, but with the bubble shape it looks lush and beautiful draped on the floor for when the mattress is lowered. I made the mobile with leftover fabric. I cut many different circle sizes (a front and back for each) and then stitched each together with batting on the inside. I used a needlepoint hoop, made a narrow fabric sleeve to cover it and then hung the circles from ribbon around the ring and hung it from the ceiling with fishing wire. I made the basket liners to add a touch of color to the changing table.
The iron crib was my favorite piece. It is the Casablanca pewter crib by Bratt Decor. But I also love our armoire, it is the perfect storage for baby clothes and then the closet could be used for blanket, toy, diaper storage, etc. I also love that our changing table is open with baskets rather than having to open drawers, you can see it all and it is very accessible. Accessories that I love include the 2 pillows which include most of the rooms fabrics, with a scene from the toile fabric as the center. And the staffordshire dog that I had made in to a lamp, it had a maroon bow that I painted aqua with acrylic craft paint.
The fabric canopy can be created with little to no sewing; you just need about 7 yards of fabric. Anyone interested in more details on making the mobile, just post a comment and I will try to give a more thorough explanation. I also really loved the idea of all my diaper bag items coordinating so I used some of the nursery fabric to create a diaper holder, cover a wipe case, make two small bags, burp clothes and a paci holder.
I so love the vintage look and the softness of this nursery. It’s for a boy, you could see that in the colors you used, but the touches are soft and cute. Great work here… specifically love the canopy and the curtains. I also love that clothes hanger you have there beneath the shelf.
Oh my, I love that fabric too, you must tell us where you got it. Great work on the canopy, it’s a fitting centerpiece to a very lovely room!
I like the green armoire. It takes guts to paint such a large piece of furniture a color rather than white. It looks great in the room.
I love the room but you please tell me how you made the mobile?