Amy’s nursery designing adventure started with a simple project and turned into a fabric-fueled extravaganza! Using gray walls as a foundation this room is a modern, bright and colorful creation.
Child’s Name: Graham
Child’s Age: 5 months
What was your inspiration for the room?
Though we knew we were expecting a boy, I wanted to create a nursery that wasn’t too boyish. I also wanted to avoid any theme (airplanes, elephants, etc.) because I didn’t want to be limited to one thing or color! I love grey, so we chose a nice warm grey color for the walls and I just love the backdrop it makes for the other colors in the room. Another huge source of inspiration for the room came from fabrics that I either bought or designed myself on spoonflower.com.
Describe your decorating style.
I tend to favor modern clean lines and I love to have pops of color in each room. My process often starts with a photo or an object that I love and from there I’ll work to find pieces that coordinate. I rarely start with a grand plan–my room designs tend to evolve!
The mobile and the dog silhouette pillows are my favorites.
Try not to limit yourself to what’s available in stores! Your own imagination and creativity are a much better place to start and will make for a much more interesting space (not to mention more fun in the making of it!).
The best money-saving tip I can offer is to DIY whatever you can! This not only saves money but it really allows you to customize the nursery.
Give us all the details about your room! Don’t forget to share with us any money saving tips you might have learned along the way.
Paint: Wall color: Benjamin Moore EcoSpec Egg Shell in Gray Horse 2140-50; Trim: Benjamin Moore EcoSpec Semi-gloss in Pure White; Green book case: Rustoleum ultracover 2x in Gloss Meadow Green.
Crib: Amy Coe Westport Lifetime Crib, available at Babies R’ Us
Dresser/Changing Table: Ikea Malm 6-drawer dresser
Window seat/bookcase: Ikea Expedit shelving unit
Window seat baskets: Ikea Pjas basket
Lamp: Ikea Hemma lamp base and yellow skirma shade
Ceiling fixture: Ikea Knappa pendant lamp
Rug: Ikea Havbro wool rug
Moose: Ikea Ekorre rocking moose
Round Bevel Mirror: Target
Wooden Tray with glass lining: Target
iPod docking station: memorex minimove
Ottoman: Made by Amy (using this tutorial) with Waverly cross section green fabric from JoAnn
Cornices: Upholstered in “dots and lines” fabric by dolphin and condor (printed at spoonflower)
Floral pillow: DwellStudio for Target
Rainy day mobile: DIY. Made from felt, polyfill, and a 12″ embroidery hoop
Bunting decals: DIY. Tutorial here.
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