The last project reveal for the month is the nursery! Sorry to have kept you waiting for so long. The nursery is finally completed and is ready for our baby Jacob! The project was fun and it certainly worths all the efforts.
My challenge is to make sure this nursery is gender neutral (the couple may have another baby) and can be easily transformed into a kid's bedroom in the future. My goal is to keep it cheerful but not juvenile. My friends had set up the nursery and painted the walls on their own, but felt the room was lacking excitement. Next thing you know, an SOS email landed in my inbox.
To jump start the project, I turned to Sarah's portfolio for inspiration.
Before I show you the transformation, here is a quick reminder of the "before" nursery:
The wallpaper focal wall provides us with a playful backdrop for our creamy white furniture to pop. An interest behind the scene insight for you. Normally the wallpaper would be the jumping off point and then complementary paint colors to follow. In our case, the walls were already painted and this paint color (selected prior to my arrival) reads pale yellow during the day but apple green in the evening. I was ecstatic to have found this well-priced paper at Primetime Paint and Paper.
Mid-century modern is the theme for the nursery, as that's the home owners' favourite decor style. However, to ensure the room is timeless and not "space age", I've selected a rug with a traditional pattern and a classic farm house inspired chair slip-covered in neutral fabric.
Custom cylinder units upholstered in refreshing fabrics to add whimsy and softness, not to mention the extra storage and seating!
I love this custom magnetic board. This is yet another proud DIY/ Ikea Hack project of mine. Being mindful of the budget and creative in finding a solution, the standard magnetic boards from Ikea are now covered by this fabulous doggie fabric (available thru InVU and Tonic Living), and outfitted by a custom frame in a natural wood finish. Having a similar magnetic board custom made would cost hundreds of dollars and I managed to give the couple a handsome piece of art + a place to put up treasure moments for less than $140!
A couple of fantastic detail shots:
Of course we needed to address the wall with the dresser. A simple lamp was transformed with simple elegant ribbon trims, while a coral print in traditional silver frame gave the nursery a classic touch.
Another DIY art (this time with classic plate and mod black/white wallpaper as backdrop) and this pretty turquoise knob gives the simple dresser its wow factor!
A couple of shots of the accessories. I love these owl bookends from Indigo, the wooden models from West Elm, and of course Mr. Bunny by Paul Smith.
Adding a vase inspired by Jonathan Adler's pottery, a cheerful yellow bowl from West Elm, a couple of books, and a scented sachet from pi'lo for a hint of lavender.
Delicate and serene artwork from pi'lo added extra softness and calm next to the "mama chair".
By now you may want a closer look of these fab pillows on the chairs. I've designed them with different details on front and back for greater versatility.
Hope you all adore the room as much as I do! The young family is certainly thrilled by the completed room. Now I work is done ... and theirs have just begun!
Very excited to receive such encouraging comment from Mr. Smythe!! Thanks Tommy!