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Pink & Leopard for Ava Jaymes!


This Nursery Room was designed for Backstreet Boy AJ & his wife Rochelle McLean. We started off with a pink and leopard color palette, lending itself to a feminine glam concept with a bit of sass!

We wanted this room to be transitional for Ava as she grows, so instead of choosing pieces with a Juvenile look, we selected furnishings with a more classic style and convertible functions that she can use and will love for years to come. AJ & Rochelle were so wonderful to work with and they are incredibly happy with the finished product!

Design Inspiration

When we met with AJ & Rochelle, they expressed that they loved a pink and leopard combination, so we took that idea and our color palette was born. Adding a few glam elements for this future lil diva was a must. Leopard, gold, and embellished accents fill this adorable nursery.

Decorating Style

Our decorating style is generally classic contemporary but we love and appreciate so many other styles as well. We love to keep the bones of a space in a classic style and layer the room with modern elements. From classic contemporary to Hollywood glam, the great thing about design is that it is ever-evolving and there is always something new.

Project Details

The crib and changing table by Bratt Decor (purchased at Bel Bambini)were selected in an espresso finish, so keeping the other elements in the room light in color was of great importance. When it comes to furniture finishes, you do not have to color match! We actually prefer the look of mixed finishes which is why we chose the ivory finish for the Marielle Bookcase by Restoration Hardware. The damask wallpaper by Kravet, on the crib wall was an element we could not do without and knew that it would really anchor the room and be a focal point with the Crib and gorgeous Crown Canopy by Restoration Hardware.

Instead of a traditional ottoman to pair with the glider we chose a flower pouf by Arteriors Home which Rochelle absolutely loves. It can be easily moved anywhere in the room, provides extra seating and also adds texture and a touch of whimsy. The gold stump side table, also by Arteriors Home is one of our favorite pieces.

A monkey rocker was the first thing AJ bought for Ava, so when we came across the adorable animal art by The Animal Print Shop we knew we had to frame the monkey! These prints are so cute and bring a smile to your face every time.

Favorite Items

One piece that we knew we wanted to use was the Gold Stump end table by Arteriors Home. It is a bit unexpected for a nursery room which is why we love it! The gold accent and shape of the table provide a unique quality and character in the room.


We really love rooms that are not primarily focused on character themes because it allows the room to grow with your child. You can easily incorporate more classic pieces that you would find throughout the rest of your home and soften the look up with patterned textiles, stuffed animals and nursery themed wall art. All of which are easily changeable and removable. The nursery room is such an important space for you and your child where many memories will be created. Make it comfortable, make it unique, make it memorable.

Tracy Hammer

Monday 22nd of October 2018

Love the wallpaper! Do you know if it’s Kravet W3136 123 or W3136 16?

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Monday 13th of October 2014

Beautiful where can i find a crown like that


Tuesday 5th of February 2013

Absolutely love that ottoman, where is it from?!

Rockabye Mommy

Wednesday 6th of February 2013

Hi @disqus_akF4Ph01wE:disqus it's from a trade source called Arteriors. Feel free to contact us if you would like purchasing info.


Friday 1st of February 2013

You can see Rochelle and AJ's personalities in this nursery! Rock on Momma!