A black-and-white baby room with sea green and teal.
This design was inspired by a two-part collage of old photos I put together of our families. From there, we were pretty limited on space and money, but I wanted to create a place where Mommy could relax as much as baby. As Frank is due in March, I accented the room in sea green (Pisces' signature color).
Urban, vintage (both faux and real), moody, and fun.
The black Jenny Lind crib was a steal for $150 from Walmart. After that, we combed stores like Buy Buy Baby for floor models (the rocker was one) and tried to repurpose items from around the apt. as baby items (for instance, the nightlight is an old Christmas decoration my mom made for us). The crib mobile is from Giggle; the blanket is from a local designer called Lil' Misfits; the wallpaper is peel-n-stick paper from Tempaper (we rent our apt. so we wanted to avoid doing anything permanant to the walls); and the hippo and gator are designed by a local Brooklyn artist. The sheets are Boppy. I got the mint solid and basket mint (not shown) and they are part of the HIDEAWAY collection if you want the comforter and bumpers, etc. (I did not bother). The pillow is also Boppy and the cover is PARK HILL.
The photo montages, which I did by scanning copies of old family photos and pasting them together; and the black and white blanket, which is handmade by a girl here in Brooklyn (www.lilmisfits.com).
If you get out of the baby mindset, you can save money and find inspiration in the strangest places.