A Long Distance Nursery Design

My current nursery project is for a long distance client and with the availability of wood samples for each furniture piece and fabric swatches for literally thousands of options, an entire space be created from afar.

The goals for this space are:

1-Create A Gender Neutral Design Centered Around Soft Greens, Such as the Inspiration Nursery Below

2-Work with the Existing Wall Color Which is a Lovely Rich Taupey-Beige Mixed with Grey

3-Implement a theme with birds, owls, or giraffes such as this sweet birdie bumper my client already had in mind

I took the parameters set by the client and came up with the following plan which includes both the rugs she was originally interested in since she hasn’t made a final decision on them yet, the sweet neutral birdie bumper, a soft solid green fitted sheet from Pottery Barn and complimenting crib skirt from Dwell Studio, an awesome resource for modern baby bedding

  Everything blends beautifully with the existing wall color, and now we are considering adding a few strategically placed decals such as the birds and owls from Etsy that could truly round out the space

As with all room designs, it’s a work in progress and not every decision has been finalized, however one of the best parts about nursery design is there’s a firmly set timeline so both myself and my client know we have to work quickly and occasionally make decisions on the fly.

And I’ll be sure to keep you posted on our progress!


Developing a Nursery Design Concept

A nursery design can be inspired in all sorts of ways.  From a powder blue piggy bank and a collection of baby books

to an adorable striped outfit from BabyGap.

An area rug a can be a great starting place, so I’m beginning my next project centered around one of the following rugs.

Both are a soft gender neutral green with a lovely lattice pattern which will pair beautifully with my client’s existing Pottery Barn sleigh crib.

And with these two pieces in place, we can begin selecting bedding, such as a whimsical animal print that adds both color and dimension

Or a pastel medallion patterned sheet adds a bit more sophistication

A crisp, all white bedding set from Restoration Hardware would be a sweet compliment, perfect for a boy or girl

Or a fun, bright turquoise and lime green separates would play beautifully against either rug

 At Carousel Designs you can design your own bedding and the sky truly is the limit

Or there’s always the option of a three piece bedding set complete with a crib skirt, bumper and fitted sheet

When decorating any space from a nursery to a family room to an elegant master suite, I suggest beginning with a single piece of inspiration.  Whether it’s a rug or a cherished picture or a special travel find, the design will come together as long as each new piece plays off the original starting point.