One of my virtual clients (she’s a real person, but we worked together via the internet!) just sent me some photographs from the finished nursery I designed for her a while back. You may remember this post I wrote about the 2 bedrooms I designed for her long-distance through the magic of computers.
The before of her daughter’s nursery was a blank slate. And I do mean BLANK.
Nursery before The Decorologist
However, she did have several pieces of existing furniture and accessories that needed to be used, including some Beatrix Potter artwork and this very dated glider.
Dated but Well-Loved Glider
The baby was currently set up in her parent’s bedroom (the new nursery was previously an older son’s room) in this bay window area. My client needed to keep the crib and orangy wood changing table/dresser, so I’d have to work with those. Sometimes the biggest challenge is working with existing elements in a way that still gives you the look of a fresh, new room.
Baby Nook in Parent’s Bedroom
After spending some time discovering what style and feel my client wanted for this room, I created this Inspiration Board to represent the vision I cast for the nursery:
Nursery Inspiration Board by The Decorologist
We decided upon Benjamin Moore’s Rose Blush 037 for the walls, and Alexandria Beige HC-77 for the ceiling (as a Nashville color expert, I’ve found that Benjamin Moore colors are the BEST). This is a color scheme that will last well into the baby’s elementary years (even beyond). I chose a medium-pile frieze for the carpet so that the floor will be comfy and warm when the baby begins crawling about. My client was on a budget (and who isn’t?), so I chose a simple light fixture available at her local Lowe’s that could be spruced up with some cute chandelier shades. To give the feel of a new dresser/changing table that works with the new scheme, I suggested she paint the current one the same milk chocolate color as the ceiling. You’ll see I tried to incorporate a few different patterns in regards to fabrics, so it would feature polka-dots, but wouldn’t feel like a polka-dot themed room. The chair here is representative of an inspiration fabric to use in recovering the cushions of the existing glider.
Ready to check out some real afters?
Nursery after The Decorologist
Isn’t it adorable? The glider looks brand-spanking new with these awesome new cushions! I knew she needed to keep her glider, but I suggested my client recover the cushions with a fabric similar to the one seen on the chair or the pink zebra fabric from the Inspiration Board. What a beautiful place to rock a little girl to sleep.
Nursery after The Decorologist
The milk chocolate ceiling really takes it up a notch, without any extra expense. And the idea of the tree decal extending over the crib makes such a great statement piece for the room without being too themey or babyish. Here’s the after of the painted changing table and the client’s existing artwork (you may want to scroll back up if you don’t recall the before):
Changing Table After
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