After moving to the suburbs when Rocco was 9 months old, I had the opportunity to improve on our original city condo nursery design in a new setting and in a great little bedroom space. We loved the charming mirrored reading nook with the presence of the central window above the foyer looking out on our front yard. It just felt completely right for the nursery spot. Our city nursery was a bold turquoise color, but I decided to tone down the walls with a basic gray, as I wanted the other elements in the room to pop more clearly (and the closet doors to fade away a bit more). I love placing the crib away from the wall, both for safety and aesthetic reasons. This room lends itself to that central crib placement, as the dominant furniture and light fixture in the room all work on the same plane and in the same line with one another, creating cohesion and fluidity to the eye.
My dad, Rocco's "Pa", made the simple black crib, so that really is the central focus (for sentimental reasons and because, well, the crib is placed as such in the room and is quite central to the most important function of the nursery). The Monte Design Luca Glider has black piping on a charcoal background to tie the black from the crib into that nook of the room, and the changing pad sits in a black tray (I painted a white tray with acrylic paint, as I was unable to find a black tray in the correct size) atop the dresser for continuity. Now that Rocco has a younger brother, we've moved the glider down to our living room for use there. We replaced it with an over-sized "Plush" beanbag, where my husband reads Rocco his nighttime stories. The marquee vintage channel letters (found from several shops on Etsy.com) also served as inspiration for the room, as the red was worked into other areas (the orange and red accents in the reading nook rug, elements in a couple of the marionettes, the sneakers in the simple mobile above the changing table). The Nate Duval "Sneakers" print included turquoise and lime accents which are also present in the rope elephant and sneaker mobile shoestring cord above the changing table. Finally, the Xavier Nuez "Alleys & Ruins" series print and the vintage clown marionettes (from my childhood collection, hung from a mobile constructed by my dad) burst with many bold colors to tie everything together.
Eclectic, though I always lean toward more modern, clean lines. I try to have at least one vintage piece in each room, and I favor industrial light fixtures and hardware. Etsy.com is my go-to resource for wall accents or art installations. I also frequent art fairs in the summer hoping to find unique pieces.
Monte Design Luca Glider: http://www.montedesign.net/modern_nursery_glider.html
Nate Duval "Sneakers" print: http://nateduval.com/
Xavier Nuez "Alleys & Ruins no. 103, Angel Luis (2008, Compton, CA, 12:30am)": http://www.nuez.com/alley-stories-2/?pid=4
One source for the marquee channel letters: http://www.etsy.com/people/EdiesLab
Festival Rug: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/search/76003.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS
Ordinal Dresser: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-furniture/960069.jsp
Similar Moroccan Pendants: http://www.shopterrain.com/lighting?resultsPerPage=all&showAll=1
Bloom Coco Lounger: http://www.bloombaby.com/collection/main.php?sID=31