Although I offer design services, I believe that you should be able to create a space you love regardless of your budget. Hiring a designer is often times not in the budget, but I don’t want that to be a barrier! My goal is to share a shop-able design mock up of a space once atleast once a week. I received a few requests for a nursery and it was definitely out of my comfort zone to take a stab at design for this type of space. I’m not a mother, but aspire to be one in the future. Oddly enough, I’ve never given much thought to nursery design. Sure, I’ve browsed antique malls & thrift stores and stumbled across a crib or a piece of art that would be perfect for a nursery, but nothing more.
I love the idea of having a moody ceiling in a nursery. As someone who like clean white & neutrals, I went out on a limb & chose Farrow & Ball’s “Treron” for the ceiling to play off of Benjamin Moore’s “Linen White” on the walls. I would probably add board & batten or some type of fun millwork or trim to add depth to this space. Another option would be to find a intricate antique or vintage light fixture to add more character. For this design, I centered the color palate around these art prints from Juniper Print Shop.
I love to have a mix of high & low price point items as well as sentimental items. This room has Walmart finds paired with a one-of-a-kind antique dresser. You should also throw in some family heirlooms like a needlepoint pillow or your grandmother’s crib skirt. A fun fact: the reason why I didn’t design this nursery as a girl or boy is that when we have a baby, I don’t want to find out the gender. I love the idea of finding out at birth. Incorporating neutral pieces will allow you to use the items you purchase for the nursery in any room in the house! Comment below the space you want me to design next!