Our obsession with geometric patterns and vibrant colors were our focal point in this nursery along with adding an arrangement of old and new. We were aiming for a calm, relaxing room that could be comfortable for this growing family, designating specific colors to each twin to reflect their gender but still using the same print of fabric to show they came as a pair!
Our inspiration came from the child-sized vintage double desk we found at an antique auction and the original fashion sketches. When we were coming up with the design of this nursery, we asked the parents about doing vintage illustrations above each crib. They loved the idea and from there we found that the twin's great-grandmother had original sketches she had drawn from the 50's. The illustrations were so fabulous, we fell in love with them instantly making them a must in this project.
We would define the nursery as an eclectic mix of traditional and modern, pops of aqua blue here and bubble gum pink there with a twist of patterns and texture.
Bedding-custom-made with each of the twins' initials monogrammed on the bumpers Crib(s)-by Bonavita Dresser/changing station-from IKEA Upholstered Swivel Glider-from Buy Buy Baby Vintage child-size double desk-bought at an antique auction, custom monogram on seat backs Vintage (pink) cabinet-random find on a side street!!! Rug-Urban Outfitters Vintage fashion sketches (above Berkley's crib)-drawn by the twins' great-grandmother in the 50's Vintage pictures (above Haxton's crib)-found at an antique market Pillows and baby blankets-vary from TJMaxx to Neiman Marcus
Definitely the vintage double desk and the original fashion sketches by the twin's great-grandmother, loved adding a little history to the room!
Step out of your comfort zone and try something different to make your space original. Add something vintage that has a great story behind it and some small monogrammed pieces to make the room more personal! And don't forget to have fun!
Tuesday 4th of March 2014
Hi- what is the paint color used on the walls?
Friday 9th of May 2014
Hi Mary, sorry we are just seeing this. The color is Woodlawn Colonial Gray by Valspar. Hope this still helps you and your project!
Sunday 9th of December 2012
congrats on being one of our favorite projects of the week!
Wednesday 12th of December 2012
Thank you! We were excited to hear the news:)
Monday 3rd of December 2012
i love the way you did this room! great job!
Sunday 2nd of December 2012
This is such a beautiful twin boy/girl nursery! I love the soft, sweet and "baby-ish" colors that make things look clean and delicate and I love your use of patterns to make it look modern. I'm curious about how those artworks above the cribs look up close.
Monday 3rd of December 2012
We added a couple of pictures to show the vintage artwork, hope you enjoy! And thank you for your sweet feedback.