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Rock Star Duchess


A bright, contemporary nursery inspired by bold green, yellow and aqua. One friend said “Its a room fit for a duchess and/or a rock star.” That’s exactly what I wanted to do.

Design Inspiration

This mom-to-be, who owns a wonderful boutique apparel shop here in the Midwest, wanted her baby's nursery to be calm, but magical. Sophisticated, yet hip.  Inspiration started with the chandelier and the pelmet/canopy. The pelmet/canopy fabric and design defined the palette of the room. The canopy drapes are reversible, so that the little girl can have options as she grows into her room. I love filling a nursery with things that the child can keep forever. The drapery is made from a remnant designer fabric @ $5.99 a yard, {found at a local wholesale fabric store}.  

Decorating Style

A personal mix of edge and sophistication that is stress-free, comfortable and surprisingly affordable. 

Project Details

Items Purchased New: Classic Euro Crib from Oeuf, NYC Changing Station/Combo Dresser {}, Royal Menagarie Knob, Stork {} Large Disco Balls {leftover from store window display} The mom-to-be owns a boutique apparel shop in the Midwest.

Up-cycled Items: Antique Wardrobe {purchased at a junk store}, Pair of Faux Boix 1957 lamps {purchased at the same junk store}, Wall Mounted Antlers {same junk store}, Heywood Wakefield Vintage Pram {local thrift store}, Stuffed Rocker {thrift store find for $80}, Chandelier {Estate Sale in Kansas City}

Paint Colors {Sherwin Williams}: Kilkenny Green {stripe and inset of wardrobe}, Lemon Twist Yellow {ceiling canopy and closet doors}, Bistro White {nursery walls}, Capri Blue {on lamp bases}

Favorite Items

I cannot believe the vintage faux bois pair of lamps I found! They have these amazing collapsible alluminum shades that are in perfect condition!  I painted the bases  capri blue and added the russian nesting dolls for a touch of "fresh fun".


Fill a nursery with things that the child can keep forever!

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Sunday 13th of April 2014

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Thursday 26th of July 2012

Love it!


Tuesday 29th of May 2012

This nursery is GORGEOUS! I did a feature today on my blog with yellow nurseries and I just had to include yours! I love the use of such a bold green with the bright yellow. I think you nailed it with going simple with the furniture and letting the color do the talking. Everything ties together so well and I'm a big fan of all of the up-cylcing! Great job!


Monday 22nd of August 2011

fabulous use of color and simple yet dramatic design!


Saturday 2nd of July 2011

ROCK ON!  I just gave this room 5 stars because I am shocked that so much came from upcycled thrift and the junk store, one of my favorite places :o)  Wow.  I could have sworn the chair was $2000, and the armoire was another $3000.  This room looks like a million bucks, and I love the boldness throughout.  One of a Kind.  I can't say enough.  I will be showing my friends this one. 

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