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.  

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  1. ellen says:

    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.

  2. Carolyn says:

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

  3. Ashton says:

    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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