Holiday's nursery is peaceful and tranquil, but still lots of fun-- and practical too! It started out as a vintage, shabby chic space, but took a new direction along the design path as I incorporated some more contemporary elements. At the end of the day, Holiday loves to be in her room and she looks at every little thing which makes all of the time planning, designing, shopping and painting SO worthwhile!
I started with the green, damask Serena & Lily fabric and went from there! I initally intended for this to be a very vintage, shabby chic feel, but it turned into something a little different (but wonderful) along the way! I had planned to do white chair rail and bead board, but scrapped the idea at the last minute and decided to do the trim with the letters instead-- that was the decision that started taking us down the road of a more contempoary, updated shabby chic! It's such a tiny element, but adding the green & white polka dot changing pad cover seemed to changed the entire room. I kept the color palette very soft which allowed me layer many elements without the room feeling overwhelming.
Contemporary, country traditional!
I shopped anywhere and everywhere for this room from my parent's garage, flea markets, eBay, antique malls-- you name it!
I found the little, shabby chic end table on Amazon for $25.
I searched high and low for a lamp for the room and kept coming up empty handed. I had the white base sitting around and simply tied ribbon and a brooch around a plain white shade to create a lamp that matches perfectly with the rest of the space.
I made the little chalkboard myself with a white frame and some chalkboard paint.
I simply re-painted the glass knob shelf under the chalkbaord to match the rest of the room
The mobile over the crib was a $15 find from Hobby Lobby that I had purchased for a baby shower and one day just decidded to see what it would look like!
The sconces behind the crib were also a great Amazon find for $50 for the pair
The custom upholstered rocker/glider and gliding ottoman. That was our biggest splurge in the nursery, but SO well worth it! I love that it's a beautiful piece of furniture that I will be able to use in my house after the baby years! I also love that it's neutral enough to work in a girl or boy nursery.
The glass canister on the changing table with the rubber duckies STILL makes me smile every time I see it!
The vintage, 1930's pink crystal curtain tie backs I found at an antique mall.
Start with a light and airy color palette and add extra elements one layer at a time-- spend lots of time in your nursery sitting, looking, taking it all in and figuring out what to add next!