This aqua and gray striped nursery with white furniture and vintage daybed is all set up for twins. Colorful throw pillows and bedding in turquoise, lime, white, and a little pink (for Ivy), some original artwork, a mini-chandelier, and nature inspired mobile bring this nursery to life. This turned into a group project where different members of our family were able to use their special talents whether it was carpentry, painting, sewing , or art and design.
Once I decided on the colors for the wall we were ready to get going. I knew we were having twins, but we needed colors that could be for boys or girls. I chose turquoise and lime to go along with the aqua and gray striped walls. Once we found out we were having a boy and a girl, we threw in some pink accents. My Mom had also found a great turquoise shelf at a 2nd hand shop that I knew we wanted to use.
eclectic, artsy, and whimsical (great mixture of old and new)
Mini-chandelier from IKEA, paint color BEHR Disney collection Twilight Gray and Bother Free Blue from Home Depot (room painted by Grandma Boo), DaVinci Annabelle mini-cribs in White, DaVinci Roxanne changing table and dresser, white bookshelf from Target, turquoise bedside lamp from Hobby Lobby, fabric for bedding and pillows from Hobby Lobby and JoAnn's Fabrics (bedding and pillows made by my aunt), watercolor painting of lambs (gift from aunt), handmade mobile (by my mom - Grandma JoJo)- flowers and fabric birds, crystal dragonflies (Michaels and Hobby Lobby) and manzanita branch (Marshalls), folding closet door and shelves (installed by Grandpa) from Lowes, the small tree painting was done by my mom and set out at one of my baby showers where the guests all added their fingerprints in blue and violet to make the leaves (a really great idea from one of my dear friends who gave the shower)
The chandelier give beautiful soft lighting and shadows on the ceiling. I love the nature-inspired mobile my mom made. It brings the outside in and looks great in front of the window. I'm a Beatles fan, so I love the quote on the wall. I found it on Ebay. My husbands favorite thing is the signed RGIII football on the shelf by Edward's crib. We're Baylor alums, so we can't wait to bring our little twinkies to the Baylor games.
Do what you love and don't worry about pleasing everyone else. Find something you really love and build your project around it. Use colors that make you happy or set the mood you want for your special place. Have fun with it.