I love decorating a nursery. It can be such fun. People usually want something a little unique, more custom and with more whimsy. I also like how recently more people are choosing furniture pieces that will grow with the child, rather than baby specific pieces, like a changing table or childish MDF furniture that most people throw out as soon as the child enters school!
Another great trend is the use of different color schemes, not just pink and purple for girls or blue only for boys. We did one nursery this past summer that was black and white with a touch of navy. It was a shared nursery and the parents were not going to find out what the second baby was, so we used a gender neutral color/pattern scheme.
For this family, we knew it was going to be a little baby girl, so we used a lot of feminine touches. That said, there is nothing that limits this to a baby’s room and I think all the pieces will definitely grow with this young lady as she gets older.
We used a Scandinavian/French influenced dresser that will hold a lot of clothing (which every girl needs!) and another storage chest under the TV for books and toys. Using storage with doors helps to make this small room appear larger. Just for the record, dad wanted the TV for late night and Saturday afternoon rocking sessions, which I thought was awesome. It does not show in the photo but is just above the chest on the left side of the photo.
Speaking of rocking, the chair in the room is a swivel glider with lovely, clean lines. It is covered in our ‘go-to’ kid friendly fabric, Crypton, which scrubs right off if it gets dirty.
One of my favorite fabrics in the room is the roman shade, which is made of gorgeous linen with pink damask. The fabric comes from Britain and has richness to it in only the way the Europeans can do.
Our other pink splurge was the crystal chandelier that adds a ‘wow’ factor you can see when walking down the hall.
Another item I love is the custom monogram from Leontine linens out of New Orleans. We used one in the bedroom on the pillow, then also had a shower curtain and towels made for the adjoining bathroom. So precious!
Project take-away: buy nice quality upfront and you only have to buy once. All the items in this room, including the crib which transitions to a twin, will take this little young lady through to college.