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Chic Nursery with Vintage Accents


The idea was to create a chic nursery with layered patterns, rich colors and crystal accents. Hot pink, turquoise, and robin's egg blue are set against a rich background of chocolate walls with ivory wood wainscoting for an elegant, classic look. Ivory furnishings and artwork were used to "pop" against the chocolate backdrop. Floor to ceiling dupioni silk draperies highlight the dramatic 10' ceiling height.

Design Inspiration

Fabulous Amy Butler fabrics with modern and vintage patterns in hot pink, turquoise, and robin's egg blue. Also wanted to incorporate an antique china cabinet by painting it ivory and filling it with whimsical toys and books.

Decorating Style

Unexpected, whimsical, chic, modern, opulent, dramatic, and inspired.

Project Details

I used a no- VOC paint from the FreshAir line. The furniture is a mix of new pieces and an antique china cabinet painted to match. The wood wainscoting adds so much contrast, richness and depth to the walls. Recommended to be completed by a professional or seasoned do-it-yourselfer, start by floating out the walls below where you want the chair rail to smooth out texture. Then add small wood moulding (purchased at Home Depot) in any pattern you like (I created squares) with a saw or router and a nailgun. Finish it off with a chair rail and paint all one color, and you have instant "wood" paneling (the trick is that it looks like expensive wood but is really smooth drywall with wood mouldings).

Favorite Items

The bedding was custom made with Amy Butler fabrics and ties all the colors in. The idea was to create a vintage layered look by mixing patterns of different scales and elements. Also the antique silver mirror with an opulent Venetian style frame adds the perfect finishing touch.


For more information, please visit Helpful tip: When planning lighting, add a dimmer to the wall switch for your overhead lighting. I used a crystal chandelier and the dimmer creates a soft, elegant glow which sets off the entire room.

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Thursday 20th of February 2020

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Jessica Bond

Friday 25th of May 2012

I Love the Amy Butler Fabric!! Is there a website that you know of that i can order the fabric from?!


Thursday 10th of May 2012


Where are the mirrors/frames from?

Julie Nale

Tuesday 20th of March 2012

I love the mirrors and the room! Where are the mirrors from?

Cary Pawlacyk

Thursday 2nd of February 2012

I love this room! Beautiful!!! I have been putting together my daughter's big girl room with many of the same colors minus the crib, of course. I have been having a tough time finding the right fabric for the curtains. Some too thick, too light pink, etc. Would you possibly mind leading me in the right direction for the fabric you used? Thanks so much!