Thursday, January 3, 2013
When I found out I was pregnant, I was excited to start designing a nursery for him/her! I was happy to say that we were having a girl and I couldn't wait to see all the design possibilities. I didn't want your typical themed nursery of a certain cartoon character, I wanted something she could grow into. So, I wanted to design a sophisticated modern nursery.
It started off with chevron! Of course everyone was doing the chevron thing but who cares! I loved the gray and modern aspects of chevron. I wanted to stick with 3 colors for the room, so, pink, gray & white were my colors.
I needed a focal point in the room and I knew that is where I wanted to add Mila's name on the wall. I wanted to paint the room in chevron stripes but I thought it would be too hard! We decided to go with regular horiztonal stripes. We painted the lightest color first, Behr interior flat in Serengeti dust. Our wall measured 8ft so we made the stripes 12". We put blue tape down so we could paint the stripes Behr high gloss in Compass.
My husband- "Babes"
I found some ideas on Pinterest that showed me different ways to display names. So the "M" for Mila was a DIY Project. I got some flowers, hot pink ribbon and a paper mache "M" from JoAnn Fabrics and hot glued them onto the "M". I also hot glued hot pink ribbon around the "M" to give it a finished look.
I purchased the decals from http://vinylwallexpressions.com/
"ILA" Font is in Passions Conflict- size is 18" - color in black
"phetsadavone" Font is in Whackadoo- size is 8" - color in pink
*Phetsadavone is her middle name* :)
Very comfortable chair to rock baby to sleep :)
Flower Decals- purchased them several years ago from IKEA
Pink Pouf- HomeGoods
Chevron Blanket- DIY Crochet
Floor Lamp Base-
Changing Table- after she is done with the changing table, it can be turned into a regular bookcase or toy storage
Mirror- Big Lots
Dresser-great storage -
Crib- Perfect for boy or girl
Zig Zag Fabric- Bedding was custom made-
Polka Dot Fabric- http://www.babybedding.com/gray-and-white-polka-dot-fabric
Ribbon and Trim on bumper from Joann's
After I designed the focal wall, everything else just fell into place. I picked out things that I love and that would grow with her when she was getting older. If you buys things you love, you can always find a place for it in your home! That was my way of shopping for her nursery!
Frames- spray painted them silver- http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60078034/#/20078050
Add maternity photos or artwork!
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