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Our Nursery Lounge


We live in a (very vertical) city rowhome and need to take advantage of every inch. The nursery has to play many roles: a comfortable baby bedroom, a spacious playroom, and a den that's grown-up enough for us to want to spend time in.

Design Inspiration

We don't know if Baby M is a boy or girl, so we wanted to keep it neutral, but light-hearted. The inspiration came from a nursery that Domino magazine featured a few years ago with lots of bold color. And I was constantly drawn to the dandelion yellow that's everywhere this year. 

Decorating Style

Normally, neutral and mid-century modern. This room is a bright departure from the rest of the house.

Project Details

The big items in the room are neutral, but with texture or pattern to give them life -- with lots of high-impact decorations thrown in. The sofa is a pullout couch for when grandparents visit. The biggest splurge was the comfy chair, which we got from Host in Philadelphia and were able to pick our own fabric. The crib is from Oeuf NYC, the bedding is from Land of Nod. The dresser and bookshelf were huge saves, from Ikea. The yellow accents are all super-affordable, in case I get sick of them next year. The cube tables are from Crate & Barrel, the lamp and yellow pillow are from Target. The other pillows are from West Elm. The rug is from Crate & Barrel and was very affordable. The prints are from Etsy, and I got the frames custom made so I could find just the right color. The bird cages are from an artists named Tamar Mogendorff. (And I'll admit that I got them before I even knew I was pregnant to hang in a nursery one day...they were too cute to pass up.)




Favorite Items

The hanging birdcages. I'll move them into my room once the baby grows up.


I used Pinterest to help pull all the item together, that way I could see how they worked with each other. It was a huge help, especially when mixing patterns.


Friday 20th of July 2012

Nice job, Ash. The room is beautiful. Sasha is going to love it!


Sunday 6th of May 2012

I'm looking for a good gray paint color for my baby-to-be's nursery and yours is perfect! Would you mind sharing the name? Beautiful room!


Friday 4th of May 2012

Beautiful! We have a similar situation (gender unknown, want to incorporate colour in a non pastel green and yellow kind of way) and happen to have purchased the same crib bedding from Land of Nod. Good to see that it doesn't look strange with some of the more vibrant elements. . . I was worried about that!

Now I'm even more excited to get past the construction phase (we've basically stripped the room to the studs) and into the cozy decorating stage. Your room is a great inspiration. Hope you and Sasha are quite happy!


Monday 23rd of April 2012

Ikea. But a few years ago, it's actually a print on canvas. Tracy,


Saturday 21st of April 2012

Well done! I wouldn't change a thing, it's perfect.