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Benedict’s Blue & Orange Icelandic Inspired Nursery


Baby Benedict's mom contacted me when she found out she was expecting another boy.  After being certain #2 was a girl and dreaming up all kinds of pink frillyness, she was at a loss for what to do for another little man and have it be different from her older son's room.

Design Inspiration

The only direction she provided was that she loved this Julia Rothman wallpaper and she hoped to incorporate a nod to her husband's Icelandic roots in the room's design.

Decorating Style

New England neo-traditional.  I like things clean and bright with loads of texture and interesting accessories to bring personality to a space.

Project Details

Details, sources and inspiration for this project can be found here.

Favorite Items

I think my favorite thing in the space is that amazing vintage wingback chair that was totally transformed with some simple blue and white canvas fabric.  It went from drab to oh my goodness fab and is so crisp and perfect, I know it will live on for many years to come in this family's home.


If you fall in love with an expensive wallpaper, consider using it on the ceiling rather than the walls.  You'll get 10x the impact for a fraction of the cost of doing an entire room.  And then pick supporting pieces that let it be the star of the room.


Friday 27th of February 2015

Wow! What a gorgeous, happy room for baby B. Love the palette and unique use of the wallpaper on the ceiling. Baby will love joining the birds when on his way to dreamland!