Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Nursery Pinspiration

So as you may recall, we are "adding 2 feet" to our house.  In other words, it's time to make a nursery for our soon-to-be roommate!

We had already been in the process of moving our office to our basement, so now it's just a matter of converting the old office to a nursery.  The room is a really blank slate... with a whole lotta crap in it!

Here are the somewhat depressing "before" photos:



This is the room where all the junk went to land.... yes, including Elvis....  So moving it all out, sorting, streamlining, and purging has been no small task.  Progress has been made though!  I'll post basement office progress soon hopefully.

The room is about 9' x 8' - so not a whole lot of room to work with, but definitely doable for a baby.

For our 2011 wedding, I chose a colour scheme of grey and yellow, and I am still drawn to that colour combo whenever I see it in home decorating too.  I love the bright pops of yellow against the simple grey.  So we decided to stick with that beloved colour scheme for our gender-neutral nursery.

A few things I knew for sure, were that I want a white crib, and white walls, but I'm leaning towards doing one accent wall with some very subtle, bold horizontal grey stripes.   I'm not the only one who has thought of this!  Check out all the beautifully-done nurseries that have implemented this very idea (although most seem to have done all 4 walls):

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I also think it looks incredibly sweet when done in a soft yellow:
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Or how about when it's done on the ceiling?!   Amazing!  I don't think I could ever pull this off though.


I also love the impact of this paint job, but I think for our little house we'll stick with something softer and more neutral.
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As for some of the other themes/patterns/elements I've liked so far?

Chevrons, Jenny Lind cribs (until I realized how difficult they are to get in Canada), geometric prints, old dressers/sideboards-turned-changetables, poufs, Eames rockers:

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(I LOVE the pillow too)




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I would SO go for this wallpaper, if we didn't already have trees in the dining room...

I LOVE painted Jenny Lind cribs, but ruled them out when I realized I couldn't get one in Canada unless it was shipped from the US:

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I am so impressed by all the innovative DIY-ers who created these change tables:

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I LOVE this little reading nook.  How cute are the rocking chair, and the book displays (which I understand can be made from IKEA spice racks!)

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And on a completely different note, with unrelated colour schemes and themes, here are 3 more nurseries that I think are super cute:

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So there you have it!  Now let's just see what we can pull together with just over a month left to go!