I am an interior designer, which meant I wasn't interested in buying my nursery items and pieces "off the shelf". I didn't know what I was having, so creating a gender neutral nursery was a challenge I took on! I mixed metal finishes, to keep the room neutral in "style", so you will see shades of chrome, brushed nickel and gold throughout the space
My husband and I had recently been to Europe and loved seeing all the different cultures and amazing scenery on this trip, so I wanted to capture that in our child's nursery.
My own personal style is quite eclectic, so I infused the room with some modern and ornate details. I also want the room to grown with our child, so not choosing a baby specific theme was important to me
Round Mirrors Above Crib Refinished in Custom Color, Black Floating Shelf Above Dresser and Decorative Light Pendant: Home Sense
Yellow and White Chevron Striped Sheet: Target
Painted Green Dressers with Original Hardware: Craigslist
Globe: Vintage Find
Eiffel Tower: Street Vendor in Paris, France
"Lets Go See the World" Artwork: DIY
World Map with Animals: Etsy
Yellow Chevron Stool: DIY
World Landmark Wall Paper: Crown Wall Paper (Ordered through Benjamin Moore)
Accent Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore, Oxford White CC-30.
Other Walls Paint Color: Benjamin Moore, Stone Harbour 2111-60
Curtains were originally an IKEA find that I completely ripped apart. I removed the standard tabs and replaced with grommets, I added the green ribbon detail and used the polka dot accent fabric (that fabric was my starting point!) on the bottom. Accent fabric from Dwell. Curtain hardware is from electrical department at Home Depot for a more casual industrial feel (much cheaper than standard curtain hardware too!)
Ikat Fabric on Toss Cushion, Dwell Polka Dot Fabric, Chevron on Stool: Designerfabrics.com
I love the bold green color mixed with the unique hardware on the dressers, the hanging pendant and the subtly graphic wall paper. I wanted a few key features, but also didn't want anything to scream out and over power the rest of the room. I believe those are the stand out pieces and the rest works in around it to continue the theme
My advice is find second hand good quality items, spend on the important items that can grown with your child, and don't go overly baby, as this stage doesn't last long, but a room and the design can!
A personal project, my sons room! | LaMode Design
Saturday 24th of May 2014
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