Erinn Valencich designed this nursery featuring large initials of the baby's name on the wall above the crib. Add a uniquely personal touch to a nursery or kids' room by painting their initials on the wall.
The innovative style in this nursery includes a fabric panel hung on the wall and from the ceiling that creates a kind of canopy. Rose-colored stripes pair with gold and soft blue accents for a look that's serene and sophisticated.
A striped area rug softens the rustic hardwood floors in this boy's nursery. Classic Roman shades dress the windows, while woven baskets are used to quickly store blankets, pillows and toys. A tall giraffe adds a whimsical note.
When spending money on the design for nurseries and/or children's rooms, it's okay to splurge on pieces that have longevity. The splurge in this nursery was the leather-upholstered glider, which is durable enough to last and stylish enough to potentially work in a different room.
Silver, gold and black triangles cover the back wall like confetti for a fun, whimsical detail that makes a major statement. The bohemian textile skirt packs a seriously stylish punch on the simple white crib. A brass floor lamp with an attached glass table picks up metallic tones from the triangle accent wall to amp up the glam factor.
Children's rooms offer a chance to be playful, more so than in adult spaces such as lounges and living rooms. For a touch of whimsy, a table lamp made of stacked teapots with a woven seagrass shade is at home atop the side table next to Orly's rocker. The playfulness is appropriate for a nursery, and the organic shade fits perfectly with the all-natural aesthetic geared toward adult guests.
A vintage rocking horse (it belonged to the mom of this nursery's resident) is a favorite detail in Baby's room. The vintage vibe was one that guided many of the design choices including the artwork and accessories. Paint color: Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray, Oeuf crib, Anthropologie curtains, Birch Lane bookcase, Homegoods swivel chair, West Elm tree stump table, Etsy pendant light, Rugs Direct rug.
Not the nursery we grew up with, Pattern Play is a result of the client’s love of graphic patterns and color. This long room lacked architectural features. What seemed like a negative became the perfect playground for the offbeat mix of patterns, texture and color. By turning the room upside down (stripes on ceiling), designer Karen Wolf created a focal point, leading to the giant window showcasing the star of the room -Dwell Studios “Brushed Dot” fabric with peacock and yellow polka dots. The main challenge in the space was a balancing act on how to make all these patterns and colors work.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. Create a focal point in the room.
2. Pop your accent color at least three times around the room. Note the mustard yellow.
3. Ground your space with neutrals to provide a place for the eye to rest. (Crème shag and gray Jim Thompson textured wallpaper).
4. Use black, white or gray. There is always a place for these classic colors. Ferm Living Half Moon Wallpaper.
5. Change up scale of patterns. Medium sized wallpaper print, large stripes and small bedding prints.
6. Mix up the patterns: Circles, Stripes, Brushstrokes, Chevron, Ditsy, Solid and Abstract.
7. Throw in an unexpected color – Red art.
8. Play with sheen and lustre, high to low.
9. Have fun and let yourself go. Design is a layering process and sometimes you need to delayer, start over and layer again. Mistakes happen and that is OK.
The vision for this space was to make it as magical as possible and to feel like you've entered an angelic, beautiful space that overcame your senses with a calming, happy feeling. Pink velvet tufted cribs and blue damask crib canopies trimmed with a combination of blue fringe and pearl strands create a stylish and dramatic look. French-inspired furnishings from AFK are hand painted with metallic accents and add a beautiful touch.