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Calm and Cool


Natalie’s cool, calm baby nursery, otherwise know as the “Lombard Street Project“. With a budget of $500, Natalie created a contemporary gender neutral baby nursery for her clients.

Design Inspiration

She was inspired by IKEA for their amazing storage solutions and minimalistic style but also incorporated a personal touch with some crafty wall art.

Decorating Style

cool and calm

Project Details

I painted small cherry blossom style branches in two corners and one right above the door. I also hand drew a hippo and a giraffe on some of my favorite paper patterns from Paper Source and glued these figures to the wall. (They come off easily and won’t leave a mark on the wall).

Our favorite feature is the stuffed animal art. A 49 cent stuffed animal and $6 shadow box frame – IKEA of course! A brilliant, inexpensive idea for nurseries everywhere…Very cool Natalie!


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Friday 8th of January 2010

Natalie says:

May 6, 2008 at 9:53 am  

Hi Hillary- I used a regular non-toxic glue stick from Paper Source. If I had to do it again, I would use rubber cement. Put it on both sides – on the paper (all the way to the edge) and on the wall. It will make a stronger bond. If you want to remove the paper from the wall….just pull the paper and run your hand over the wall. The rubber cement will rub off for easy removal. Hope this helps. -Natalie


Friday 8th of January 2010

Hillary says:

May 5, 2008 at 3:02 pm 

I want to know what kind of glue she used to affix the giraffe and hippo to the walls! What a great idea!!!!!


Friday 8th of January 2010

Bedroom Furniture says:

April 29, 2008 at 6:12 am

The idea is brilliant. Simple and cheap. The stuffed animals look really cute in there. I guess it can be modified to use other things inside for other rooms as well.


Friday 8th of January 2010

Emme says:

April 28, 2008 at 7:35 pm 

Very soothing and simple. I like it alot.