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Circle of Life // Mint and Gray Neutral Nursery


I had the amazing honor of designing a nursery for my sweet friend (turned client!) located in Miami.  She was keeping the gender a surprise and thus, we had to design the  nursery that was both a combination of her vision as well as mine, all the while making it perfectly sweet for a girl or boy.  My client errs more towards a minimalist, with pieces and decor that have significance in her - and her husbands - life.  They live in a beautiful high-rise building in Brickell so I was fortunate enough to have an incredible foundation to start with.  Perfect lighting (hello floor to ceiling windows!), gray cement floors and white walls were exactly what I needed!  My vision for the nursery was threefold:  incorporate textures to warm up the space, add in a bit of mint tones to offer color and dimension and last, ensure there was purpose in the design.  My inspiration came from all over to be honest.  I LOVE combining all sorts of brands and price points and I did that here - from IKEA to Target to Land of Nod to West Elm to Amazon, this truly is a space that many moms-to-be can create themselves, in their own set price range.  The first thing we did was decide on the key pieces of furniture and the marquee piece was for sure the West Elm dresser/changing table.  My client loved this (and so did I) as it's functional, the geometric lines fit into the moodboards I created and the piece will last them forever.  Once the furniture was solved, the room really started to take shape.  I knew the space had to have a perfect rug and the mint Land of Nod against the gray cement floor was perfect.  Layering some faux sheepskin rugs on top really created the warmth I wanted.  The hero decor item of the space was the Bible verse wood art above the crib from House of Belonging.  I am pretty sure we both cried when we hung this up! We also really wanted cute animals as part of the design so the simple gallery wall paired with the most adorable lamb for the floor as well as stuffed animals did just that!  And the stars.  Wall decals are the EASIEST thing and such a cute resource to decorate your walls...the gray stars just brought it all together.  The room symbolizes new life...stars, animals, bible verses.  Warm, cozy, practical.

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  1. avatar Sarah says:

    Where are the shelves from?

  2. avatar Heleb says:

    What colour is the paint please. Gorgeous nursey.

  3. avatar Erin says:

    Where are those book shelves from? Love & Need those ASAP for my nursery!!!

  4. avatar Eddy Acosta says:

    What an amazing imagination! Loved it!

  5. avatar Jules says:

    Love this nursery décor! So clean and calm, with the perfect color combo!

  6. avatar Brenda says:

    You are so creative and talented! Love it!

  7. Ann Ueno says:

    Hi Maura! It’s actually from Home Goods…you didn’t miss! It’s just hard to include because Home Goods is a hit or miss place :) I’ve seen very similar wire baskets at Target but they are a gray metal. Could always spray paint!!

  8. avatar Maura says:

    I might have missed this but where is the wire storage basket from? Love it and the nursery!