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Poppy Red, Coral and Pink Nursery


We wanted a clean aesthetic that flowed with the style of the rest of our home which has an earthy modern feel.  The goal was to develop a calming space with colors and fabrics that would grow along with our little girl.  We kept the walls fairly neutral and used a color palette of poppy red, coral and orchid pink to give the room some personality.

Photos courtesy of Sarah Maxey Photography.

Design Inspiration

When I was a kid, I had a Merimekko comforter.  When I first saw the curtain fabric, it reminded me of that Merimekko print.  I loved the colors in the curtain fabric, so everything grew from there.

Decorating Style

My style tends to be clean and modern, but I also like my spaces to be inviting, relaxing and cozy.

Project Details

Wall colors - Barley Field by Behr and Whetstone Grey by Martha Stewart

Crib - Baby Mod Olivia.  Original wooden bottom custom painted to match in Popcorn by Martha Stewart.

Bumper - Premier Prints Chelsea white/coral  from  Piping and ties made from left over curtain fabric.

Crib Skirt - Cloud 9 in Coral from Hawthorne Threads

Curtains - Nathalie Lipstick from Tonic Living

Wall Letters - seller GoingGaga on Etsy, 8" letters

Glider and Ottoman - Best Chairs Tryp at Buy Buy Baby

Mirrored Side Table - Target

Lamp - on hand from Ikea

'I Am Your Parent' Poem - free printable here, enlarged to 12" x 20" and framed at Hobby Lobby

Round Vase - Crate & Barrel

XOXO blocks - Target

Red Lacquer Picture Frame - Target

Changing station - made by my husband, painted Barley Field by Behr

Silver Bowl - on hand from Ikea

Framed Prints - purchased on Zulily from Etsy seller ChildrenInspire

Dresser - my childhood dresser

Woven Drum Light Fixture - Alang 18" from Ikea

Changing Pad Cover - Aden & Anais Oh Girl

Ladder Shelf: JCP


Favorite Items

My favorite thing about the nursery is the fabrics.  I love the combination of colors and prints.


Painting stripes on a wall is easy if you rent a self-leveling rotary level from your local tool rental.  It shoots a laser all around the room so it's easy to tape off your stripes on all 4 walls.  So much easier than using a hand held level, and way faster too!

We made the custom cornice for the window out of some inexpensive trim from Home Depot.   For about $15 in materials, the window has a polished, finished look.

See more of my projects over at The DIY Diaries!

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Wednesday 20th of March 2013

Love the coral with grey! And the bold window panels are awesome.

Ross Neytiri

Saturday 16th of March 2013

Simply sweet! I like the pops of red on grey, as well as your use of red fabric with different patterns.