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Keaton’s Cool Space


A fun space with calming colors and made-with-love projects for my little man to enjoy!

Design Inspiration

While I had tons of pictures and links saved for inspiration. The piece that really jump started everything was the bedding from Land of Nod- the argyle bumper and colors really set the stage for everything else.

Decorating Style

I would say my overall decorating style is a mix of modern and contemporary pieces that have a somewhat traditional backdrop. I love cool, airy spaces with lots of light and pops of color, but I'm never one to jump right at a new trend either. My taste is always evolving slowing over time to stay with what's current.

Project Details

The room was definitely pieced together from a variety of sources. Crib- BRU clearance piece.   Bedding and curtains- All the creatures (Land of Nod) Chair- Best Chairs- highly recommended by friends- (Buy, Buy, Baby took a 20% off coupon too.)  Dresser- Craigs List- refinished in the same paint as the ceiling- the knobs were Babies R Us clearance, had to go to 3 stores to find all I needed.  :) Book wall- Ikea picture ledges. The book wall is very popular right now, but I just love the idea that books will be accessible to my little boy, easy to put back up and act as art. The barn wood art and the k- were both DIY pieces. I feel like these help the room to have a little more personality. The barnwood art was inspired by All Things Thrifty blog. The bunting was also a B.R.U. clearance find that just happened to match great.  Floating shelves- Home Depot.  All the other odds and ends, I got at Home Goods, Babies R Us, Target, Anthropologie- wherever I found inspiration.

Favorite Items

My favorite items are definitely the barn wood art, the hourglass on the shelf ( I love the idea that the sands of time are always going) and our Best Chair. That chair is so comfortable, it rocks/swivels and even turns into a recliner, it has a hidden pull bar.


Take your time and don't get frustrated. Very early on I had the walls painted and the bedding and I felt like the nursery was going nowhere (I was of course nesting, so nothing was fast enough). We were working on the dresser, but it seemed to be taking forever. But 9 months is a long time, if you do a little every week or every month- things will eventually come together. And if you don't do it all at one time your true style will have a better chance of coming through.

Tuesday 20th of March 2012

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Tuesday 22nd of November 2011


Gillian, sorry for the late reply- haven't logged in, in awhile. The walls are Behr Paint and Primer in one- Banana Cream 350C-2 And the ceiling is Cool Jazz 490A-2

Hope that helps!


Tuesday 11th of October 2011

What color is the paint on the walls? Love your room!


Thursday 1st of September 2011


My husband did refinish the dresser himself, you can check out more info how on my blog... But it wasn't a small task, we got it off Craig's List and it had many coats of nasty paint that we had to get off to get it how we wanted.

smpatterson09, As for the barnwood, we actually took new pine from HDepot and made it look old by staining, sanding and beating it up. We did drive around and try to find some locally, but noone was willing to give us any. However, if you look in older neighborhoods, people often have stuff like that, just sitting around. Good Luck


Monday 29th of August 2011

Did u refinish dresser yourself?