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Baby Boudoir in Plush Purple


The nursery for our first baby girl, Harper Rose Forgione.

Design Inspiration

I really wanted something that she could grow into... and that reflected a bit of ouor stlye throughout the rest of the house, which is modern yet comfortable with accents of chic and eclectic accessories. One of my dear friends actually brought the lavender and dove gray combination to my attention, which then sparked my interest as to how to further establish the space's identity.

Decorating Style

My decorating style is similar to that of my personal style; white and black are infact colors, accessories are king and details are not to be overlooked!

Project Details

The lavender dresser was one that was on it's last life; it is made of real wood but has lived in 5 cities, been through countless roommates, and held everything to clothing to dishes. Refinishing it was not originally on my radar, but after plotting it in the space it seemed perfectly appropriate. I didn't sand it, just primmed it wtih gripping primer and use a heavy high gloss paint.

The gold lame rocking chair walked or rocked I should say, into my life as an elderly, dingy white-ish star whose light was dimming. I picked it up for $40 off of Craigslist, trecked it 35 miles home and got my "inner Elvis" on with my gold lame spray paint. After just one coat and about 15 minutes my rocking chair dreams were solidified in rockstar style.

The chalkboard wall was perhaps the biggest commitment I have made to date; (obviously not sillies- I am about to have a baby!) In all seriousness, holding a pitch black paint brush while staring at plush purple shades and a french laundry accent wall is terrifying. I went with my gut and am so glad I did; the wall is one of the main touches that reminds me of my inspiration, allowing Harper Rose to grow with the room. She will be able to write all over the thing, as most children do on walls- typically not chalkboard walls, for years to come!

The wallpaper was purchased online at a discount wallpaper retailer at a shocking $24 per roll. Almost all of the accessories including all the pillows and ottoman are from my favorite bargain shops such as Ross, Homegoods, TJ Maxx and Target. Biggest budget friendly purchase- the lamp.. $7 at my neighborhood Goodwill and $29 for the fabulously fushia shade.

Favorite Items

My favorite item by far is the gold lame rocking chair; it says 'unconventional'- which is my favorite new compliment.


Establish your budget, your color palate and the amount of time you are willing to commit to achieving your look. If I would have given up on many of the pieces in this space after the first failed attempt at any given store, I would have a room just like everyone else's.


Friday 13th of January 2012

i really like the purple colors. what a great dresser.


Thursday 29th of December 2011

Love this!! Where is the bedding from if you don't mind me asking?


Sunday 17th of July 2011

I'm so glad i looked at this. it's ADORABLE and i love the chalkboard wall. so different. well done! x


Friday 15th of July 2011

Very pretty!  Can you tell me what you used for the gold spray paint?  I am wanting to do this to a dresser.  Thanks!


Thursday 14th of July 2011

Very pretty room. I like the chalkboard wall. It seems that Harper is the IT baby girl name today. So many celebrity parents named their baby girls Harper, the latest being Victoria and David Beckham!