The overriding idea behind this nursery was to forego many of the more "babyish" color schemes and create a room that I would like for myself (minus the crib)!
The Julie MacDonald wallpaper completely inspired this space! I knew I wanted a room that would grow with Claire, and in a modern-vintage style, but as far as color, I was leaning towards turquoise and red until I found this amazing pink paper. It's called "exotic" (did you notice the peacock print?) and can be purchased at Graham and Brown (grahamandbrown.com). Fortunately, my husband acquiesced! The paper led to the decision to paint the walls gray and add a silver faux-finish...and before I knew it, the room became glam!
A true mix of modern and vintage. I am drawn to the clean simplicity of modern furniture, but love the sparkle and history of vintage accessories.
In addition to the Julie MacDonald Wallpaper, I painted (or should I say my lucky husband painted..and sponged) a beautiful metallic finish on the walls from Sherwin Williams. I decided on the Cube Crib from Baby's Dream, purchased from Kids-n-Cribs (kidsncribs.com), due to the very clean lines. I opted not to purchase the matching changing table, and instead bought the mirrored Hayworth dresser from Pier One (pierone.com). The iron letter hooks are from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child (rhbabyandchild.com). I found the crystal chandelier at the Restoration Hardware clearance center in Destin, Florida for a steal! The pink velour curtains are from Pottery Barn Teen (pbteen.com). The iron side table is from Ikea (ikea.com) and lamp is from Anthropologie (anthropologie.com). The custom artwork (containing a photo of myself and my sister when we were girls) is by Michelle Repici (michellerepici.com).
My favorite item has to be the crystal chandelier. In addition to the fact that I happened upon it purely by luck on vacation, I have already claimed it for my own walk-in closet one day (should I have a walk-in closet worthy of a chandelier!). Other favorite items are the custom artwork and handmade curtain ties adored with my grandmother's brooches.
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Think outside the "crib" and create a space that will grow with your child and that fits in with your own style. You will be spending countless hours in the nursery, so why enjoy it?
Also, shop everywhere! Claire's nursery contains items from Walmart to an overpriced baby boutique. Concentrate on investing in a few show-stopping items (the wallpaper, chandelier and curtains for this room) and shop around for deals on everything else.