Tuesday, August 16, 2011

It's a girl!!!

I recently received the wonderful news that one of my very best friends, whom I haven't seen in over five years, is expecting a baby girl! Of course we talked about nursery decor, but the reality is that she lives in Florida, while I live in Texas. I decided to do the next best thing, designing a virtual nursery!

I love happy colors in a  nursery. The color palette I chose for this virtual nursery design is sure to brighten this space

First let's start out with the background...the walls. We will paint the walls in a  crisp white with a green tint which will be the perfect foundation for all the color that's about to happen in this nursery. The color of choice is from Sherwin Williams SW6434 Spinach White

Next we will add a wall decal to act as a focal point in the room. this would be perfect over the changing table. This "Bird in the tree" decal is from Allposters.com.
Now we will add the crib. This beautiful crib is from Young America in the My haven collection. It is available in tons of colors. Our color of choice is a beautiful apple green. Very bold and bright and not very typical for crib colors, but that's why we love it.

Next we will add the fabric for the bedding. These fabrics can be mixed and matched for a fun look

Next we will bring in the other furniture pieces. Every nursery could use a sleeping area for those nights when mommy or daddy needs to crash. A daybed is a great way to bring in a sleeping area without taking up too much space. This daybed is from Pottery Barn.
We will use some of the same fabrics for the bedding.

Next some storage and a changing table

This beautiful accent chest from Steven Shell is the perfect piece that will tie in all the room colors.

This dresser and changing surface from Young America is a perfect match to the crib and will give some continuity to the nursery.

Every nursery needs a chair. This chair is from Wholesale Interiors and will be slipcovered in the beautiful geometric fabric from Kast Fabric

Next for an area rug. rugs are great on a wooden floor or just to define an area in a room. This striped rug from Surya also pulls togther all the colors in the room

We will add the window treatments to the window. In a nursery, having the ability to completely darken the room is not a bad idea, We will do some functional roman shades in this beautiful fabric from Kast Fabrics.

Now for some lighting and accessories

So there you have it. A colorful nursery for a beautiful baby girl.
Hope you are inspired to create the home of your dreams.

My top three "Fun Finds" of the week:

This mid century modern inspired crib from Young America is available in several color choices.

Whether you're rich or not so rich, you will appreciate this money pillow from Vivre. It's a fun, conversation piece.

This side table from Oly Studio is also a fun conversation piece.

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