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Ophelia’s Enchanting Nursery


When we first found out we were having a girl, I knew instantly what I wanted to do for her nursery. My colours would be Aqua, Grey and Red, unconventional  for a  girls room but knew it would be vintage, eclectic and lovely.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration was Vintage/Eclectic as I collected my thoughts, pieces of furniture and searched for fabrics, the room evolved. I was on a budget so I knew I had to shop around in my studio and garage for pieces. And being and artist I had endless fabrics,empty frames and such. I started planning the art work that would decorate her walls. Making collages with inspirations words and sayings. I was inspired by other artists, and books, for the light mural on her closet doors "Winnie the pooh" , "Belle and Boo" and Dr. Seuss, are some of my favourites. Since the room was already so bright and colourful; I wanted the mural to look like you opened a children's book, outlined and soft-barely there colour.

Decorating Style

My decorating style is hodgepodge mix of  Eclectic,Vintage,Ethnic and Shabby Chic. Basically, I like what I like.I do not follow trends, I make my own.

Project Details

Chandler: Ikea  Maskros chandelier

Book shelves: Ikea

Paint colour Valspar : Sprinkle 5008-9A(aqua) and marshmallow white top colour.

Rug : Home goods

Twin bedding: Cynthia Rowely

Dresser : Vintage find $50. sanded repainted and fresh glossy red on the handles

Side table: vintage find $40.

Crib sheet: pottery barn kids

Crib skirt: hand made by my momma , Joanne's fabrics

Crib rail bumper: also hand made by my momma, Joanne's fabrics

Mobile: I made myself, with felt fabric, quilt ring and ribbon.

Glider: second hand find, $45.00 with new cushions, fabric from Joann's fabric

Printed Art work

"Ophelia's Letters: Micheal's Crafts






Favorite Items

My favourite piece in her room is the hand made bird mobile, it just makes me happy! and the coordinating ruffle and crib rail bumper my mom made. The room was built on those pieces of Fabric.


Don't be afraid of colour! have fun but be careful not to overdo it. Just when you think the room is perfect and you have enough, take one thing away for balance (inspired by Coco Chanel)


Thursday 18th of September 2014

I love the whole room but the closet doors and the crib ruffle are my favorite. You did a fabulous job on the entire room.