My client wanted a nursery fit for a princess. She already had the furniture from her son's nursery, but needed help pulling it all together and making it fit in the space without looking overcrowded. The nursery bedding was the starting point and inspired the rest of the space. Custom drapes, crown canopy, hamper liner, basket liners, diaper pail skirt, and glider pillow were all made to coordinate with the bedding. I especially love how the long and full drapery on the window and crown canopy give the space a flowing elegant feel. The shelves were custom made with a soft round profile and detailed brackets to continue with that flowing elegant feel. The chandelier and floor lamp both made from the same company have a custom pink rubbed finish with flower details. The end table in front of the window is actually an antique sewing table from my client's grandmother that we had repaired and refinished. All accessories were chosen to follow the theme of elegance fit for a princess, from the perfectly textured floppy bunny, to the flowers in an antique vase on the end table.
The whole design inspiration started from the bedding set.
My personal style is constantly changing and I've never set on one set style.
Start every project by selecting an inspiration piece. It can be bedding, a painting, wallpaper, etc. Let your ideas flow from that piece. I love RosenberryRooms.com to scan items in a particular theme to get the ideas flowing.
For this particular room I thinking the lighting and the drapery really make the space. The lighting is from Maura Daniel.
It's all about texture and color to create elegance. It doesn't have to be expensive to look elegant. I'd choose a rubbed finish over a flat color finish, and a variety of textures from soft and fluffy, to smooth and silky.