I was so excited when I found out my dear friends Jess and Drew were expecting a baby, because I know they are going to be such amazing parents! When they told me the news, I offered to help design the nursery, not thinking they would actually take me up on the offer. But when they did, I was beyond excited!
We knew we wanted to make the nursery feel sophisticated, and playful at the same time. Something the baby could grow into, and enjoy for years to come. Jess and Drew also knew they wanted some kind of accent wall, but were hesitant to use wallpaper. That’s when we came up with the idea to use a stencil, that could be painted onto the wall. The perfect alternative to wallpaper if you ask me!
Style wise, we were going for a more modern feel, with some mid century influences, and a touch of boho. The first furniture piece we decided on was the West Elm x Pottery Barn mid-century modern crib. My clients wanted a convertible crib, and this one offered a modern toddler bed conversion kit, which packed a lot of style, so we knew it would be perfect! We then choose a mid-century changing table that matched the wood accents on the crib. A not so matchy-matchy, match, if you know what I mean! I then found the perfect side table which had a really fun pattern on it, paired with the grey glider, a rattan ottoman , and some whimsical wall art, and viola we had that little bit of boho that my clients were looking for.
To make the space feel a bit more modern, we added the fun graphic text blanket from Pottery Barn kids that read Sleep Tight. That black bold print picked up the black accents in the rug, the black frames we used for the animal prints above the changing table, and a few small black details that were prevalent on some of the accessories on the book shelf.
To stay within my clients budget, I accessorized the room with a mix of high and lower-end accessories. Many items were from Target, including the throw pillows, the coral throw blanket, and a few other small items. I then added nice statement accessories like the aztec bowl from McGee & Co, the hand made ceramic planters, and the vintage vase on the changing table. All of these elements came together, and made for a really sweet nursery, that both my clients and I are very proud of.
Are you thinking about designing a nursery? I would love to help! With my e-design services I can work with anyone, no matter where the location! Don’t hesitate to reach out to me, I would love to hear about any upcoming projects you may have in mind. xXx Lizzie