nursery notes

I did not forget my promise to you!  Below is your nursery inspiration board.  Since putting together an entire nursery would have cost me my sanity (or what little sanity I have left) as this is a crazy wild week, I decided to put together key elements of a nursery based upon these two nurseries we discussed.  I think the trickiest part of starting any room is deciding on details such as color and fabric, so I got that ball rolling for you.

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1 & 2.  When designing a room, I’m always an advocate of custom-made, interlined window treatments, as long as the budget fits.  It is an investment, but key to the integrity of the space.  A box pleated valance in an off-white cream (example via), trimmed in a navy linen will last little one years.  You can pair almost ANY accent color with cream and navy.  For fun, I also love the idea of the trim in a navy gingham or this mint gingham, which would be adorable in a girl’s nursery with touches of pink.

3.  Color can be one of the hardest places to start in a room – especially if you have pregnancy hormones surging through your veins.  I thought I was going to lose my mind every time I tried to pick a nursery color during each one of my pregnancies…on one of my nurseries I ended up having to go with a custom color because none of the 8 million shades out there appealed to me.  For this nursery, I like Sherwin Williams rainwashed.  It’s a soft pop of color yet neutral enough without being dull.

4.  In my opinion EVERY nursery or kid’s room has to have a bla-bla doll.  They are just pure happiness.  Their colors add so much fun to a room and they’re so colorful and sweet.  We have many ; )

5.  An affordable lamp to add a mod touch on baby’s dresser.  If it’s a super wide dresser, I would suggest two with a big mirror in between, which would visually expand the room.

6.  I love a series of art or quirky print.  This etsy print makes me smile.

7.  Nursing and rocking a baby takes place ALL hours of the day.  Trust me, even at 3am feedings, you need a little table next to that glider.  Love this hexagonal accent table.

8.  This adorable and mod shelf is rather petite, but two of these could be so cute for a little one who wants to help pick out books for story time.  I’d place it next to a small table and chairs in a reader corner of the room and fill it with books and toys.

9.  Hooks are such an asset in any child’s room.  I’d line up 3 – 5 of these sea anchor knobs in a row with artwork above.

10.  This is one of my VERY favorite stripes.  A simple box pleat crib bedskirt in this classic stripe against pretty bedding would be grand.  I would also place a pillow in this stripe on the glider.

11.  Another must-have in a nursery – big square floor cushions!  Love the idea of a few cushions in this graphic pattern.

If you would like to chat more about your nursery or other design project, you may email me on this contact form and I will happily send you my eDesign rates.  

By Seleta | 3 Comments

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  1. 1
    ellen May 19, 2014

    I love your selections. This will help with my bambino on the way. Due date is September 2nd and am just now focusing on the nursery. Thank you Seleta.

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    Carolyn May 19, 2014

    So pretty and restful. Makes me want to have a nursery!

  3. 3
    Ashton May 20, 2014

    Lovely!! I’m pregnant with my first that’s due in December. Once I find out the gender I would love to chat more about your e-design rates!

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    SeletaI‘m Seleta, a city girl living the beach life with my husband, fabulous four offspring, happy horses and frisky fur babies. A former TV personality turned Designer, I love to share the sparkly side of life. Read more here.
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