This week’s featured nursery is bright and cheerful. A sophisticated haven for mama and baby featuring some affordable finds and a few splurges.
Designed by corporate junkie turned stay at home mom Shelli of a’ la mode, a blog about all things stylish with an emphasis on budget-conscious interior design, this stunning nursery is sure to inspire. Check out all the details after the jump!
In mama’s own words…
My life changed in February 2010, as my little girl entered the world. Her nursery is one of my FAVORITE rooms in our home. It is bright and cheery and makes me happy—I can only hope it does the same for her (fingers crossed).
The color palette for Kendall’s nursery was inspired by the $30 table lamp. I love the bright green (very unisex) color and the straw shade that gives it some texture. (Like the elephant hamper? Buy it on Amazon.com)
Start with the basics. I knew I wanted an iron crib for an ‘old school’ feel. I also knew that I wanted white furniture basics for a fresh crisp feel to the space. The glider is great for late night rocks with baby, but has a club chair look. No need for an ottoman, just use a stool! Mine came from a garage sale over 15 years ago, and has been upholstered in every fabric on the planet. Well, not really, but you get the idea! I repurposed a slipper chair from a guest room for extra seating and bought a changing table on clearance since it will not stay in her room forever—thank goodness diaper changing doesn’t last forever!
I am a big believer in creating a warm and fresh space for baby with pops of color for visual stimulation—without being too literal. In fact, the pillow on her glider was found in the clearance section of HomeGoods. You certainly don’t need to find your nursery decor in a baby boutique!
Never underestimate the power of Etsy. The possibilities are endless! I found these very ‘non baby’ fabrics (Modern Meadow), found a shop specializing in crib decor, and presto!
Storage is important in EVERY room, right? The basic bookshelf tower came from IKEA, but the mix of baskets and buckets were all from TJMaxx, HomeGoods, and various rooms in the house. I feel that it makes it more interesting when the containers aren’t as expected. Oh, and a little ribbon never hurt either!
My favorite new item in the room is the colorful zebra rug. Gotta love a splash of whimsy! After all, it IS a room for little people, right? Some fun is always good. (Check out this zebra rug DIY.)
Framed baby clothes add a dash of history to the room—these sweet little outfits were my husband’s baby clothes. How was he ever that small? I can’t wait to share them with our little girl one day when she is old enough to understand—and kudos to my mother-in-law for keeping his baby clothing in PRISTINE condition (no pressure! lol).
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