Thursday, October 11, 2012


One of my current projects is a nursery for a young couple I have had the joy of knowing since their early High School Days.  The Mom-to-Be liked the idea of a yellow and gray color palette and also suggested we incorporate the alphabet in some manner, being what she describes as somewhat of a "school nerd."   The couple had already purchased a crib and combination dresser/changing table in a dark mahogany wood. 


 The paneling has since been removed and replaced
with drywall.
 The room has two small windows and is shaded, so
it can seem dark.

Using the color palette and alphabet as my starting point, I expanded the plan with school room accessories for a vintage feel and then updated it with a variety of patterned fabrics in gray and bright yellow.  The walls and trim have been painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and the ceiling is now Benjamin Moore Banana Yellow to give a light airy feel to the room.

We choose Pottery Barn's Scroll Tile Rug so it could be used in a guest room or office at a later date. We also chose to do the glider in gray as opposed to yellow so it too could be incorporated into another room when no longer needed in the nursery.

The original gray pouf was from CB2, but while shopping in Target one day I came across their version at half the price!  Sorry, I can't seem to find it on their website but it is in the Interiors section- available in stores for under $50!

CB2 no longer carries the giant abacus I chose for over the changing table so recreating it looks like a job for HHM (Hunky Handy Man, a.k.a. my husband!)   The bookshelves are the Ribba picture ledges from IKEA.  The curtain panels are from PBKids.  I am adding the chevron tape to the leading edge to incorporate the yellow and add a more custom style.  Adding trim to purchased panels is a great way to get a custom look on a budget!

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