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.
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.
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.
Chandler: Ikea Maskros chandelier http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70190450/
Book shelves: Ikea http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20126065/
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
"Ophelia's Letters: Micheal's Crafts
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)