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Summer’s Nursery


Summer skies and winter sunsets were my inspiration for our little girls room - Capturing those awe inspiring moments and those moments of fun as hot air balloons pass or children run along gazing a kites soaring in the sky.

Before we knew if it was going to be a little girl or boy's room, we decided to give the room a pale, sky blue canvas and built everything from there. The colour we ended up choosing was a perfect mix of blue with a pretty lilac undertone, in the morning sun it feels bright and fresh, while in the evening it looks slightly purple and makes the room feel so soft and warm.

As soon as I found out a little girl was on the way, I then knew I could go down the sweet road of pretty sunsets and pastel skies - my mind was filled with images and everything came together very quickly from there. I wanted the room to feel whimsical but also peaceful, to be a place that would be fun for a little girl to play in but to also feel timeless and relaxing.

The rose pink velvet chair was my first must have piece of furniture and it really gave the room that pretty, yet elegant feel. We ordered the cot, change table and set of drawers online and then I put a lot of DIY into the room. The mobile to the hot air balloons, rainbow and pastel building blocks were all a labour of love - even the kites were made in the wee hours one morning when I couldn't sleep at 8 months pregnant! We already had the IKEA bookshelf, which I decided to flip onto it's side, add legs and then I white washed all the baskets on the bottom shelf to soften the golden colour up a bit.

I adore how this room came together - it has quickly become our favourite place to play!

Valerie Ausborn

Friday 9th of November 2018

What is the paint color you used?


Monday 23rd of July 2018

Hi would you mind telling me the name of the paint colour Please?


Wednesday 24th of January 2018

Hi - I'd love to use this paint color in my daughter's nursery. Could you please share the brand and name of the paint?


Tuesday 6th of September 2016

Hi, I love this paint color. Do you mind telling me what the name of it is and what brand paint?

Thank you!


Thursday 25th of August 2016

Hi, the rainbow and building blocks were all made by myself & my hubby. :)