A bright colorful nursery/ guest room created for my first Grandaughter. A mix of traditional style whith a whimsical twist.
I was inspired by the floral fabric used in the drape and a desire to create a space completely different from the princess pink and gold nursery my Daughter created for Landree. I also wanted to repurpose furniture and accessories I had used for years.
My style can be described as traditional, with a touch of french country. A few whimsical touches are added for interest!
The first purchase was the iron bed by Bratt Decor. From there I chose the floral fabric used in the drapes and that gave me a color pallet of hot pink, turquoise and brown. My desire was to create bedding that would be feminine for my first Grandaughter, but with a few changes I could use for the next grand baby even if it is a boy. This was accomplished by making the skirt out of a neutral metallic linen and the bumper pads a gender neutral turquoise and brown animal print lined with a taupe brown minky purchased at Fabric Factory in Dallas Texas. The original floral fabric inspiration was used on the comforter with a hot pink minky dot sheet. This bedding will work fine for a boy by changing the sheet color and making a new comforter. I enjoyed sewing all the pieces for this nursery, but did not want to start over again in a few years.
I needed the room to function as a guest room as well as a nursery. For this reason I chose a daybed with a pop up trundle where guest can sleep comfortably. The comforter for the daybed was purchased from Anthropology. The pillow shams were white shams used for years just tea stained and repurposed for use again.
While daydreaming about the anticipated arrival of Landree I soon realized I did not own a comfortable chair to rock her to sleep. Little Castle had the perfect turquoise and tan print to blend in with the fabrics I had already chosen. I ordered the glider from Posh Tots and then added a whimsical touch with the button top gathered ottoman custom made by Interior Fabrics. The seating was complete with the reupholstery of a chaise lounge I had owned for 20 years. I chose the same fabric used on the crib and gave the chaise a feminine look with a pinch pleated skirt.
Finally, I accessorized the room with treasures I found stored in my attic and a beautiful floral rug by Dash and Albert.
My favorite items in this nursery are the items I repurposed. The chaise I shared with my children will now be used with my Grandchildren. The shelf of Madame Alexander Dolls includes a doll that belonged to my Mother, a doll that belonged to me and then one that belonged to my Daughter.
My advice is to look at items you own already before starting a project. Design from your heart using items that make you smile and while fulfilling a needed purpose they speak to a deeper need of "HOME". I walk down memory lane as I sit in this nursery.