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.
A bold wall color, reminiscent of Tiffany blue, is one of the most inexpensive ways to start off a bedroom makeover, says Atlanta designer Jennifer Foster. The room now has a sophisticated playful style, with a daybed from a home decor store that makes room for a baby grand piano passed down from a grandmother. The lamps also are off the shelf from a discount home goods store.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow lots of natural light to pour into this elegant cream-colored living room. White ceiling beams add architectural interest and emphasize the room’s height. Neutral furnishings, a traditional rug, full-length gold drapes and the baby-grand piano add to the room’s sophisticated, timeless look. Design by Kristi Nelson.
For this shared nursery, the designer wanted to create a gender-neutral space that was full of color and texture. The bright green wallpaper set a vibrant tone—and has the perk of being removable, should tastes or design needs change.
The goal for this nursery was to make a space that felt calming, relaxing and breezy. The designer layered textures with warm neutral tones—white, creams, gold—to achieve the look, then added plants for a rich dose of color.
The music flows through this elegant living room from the baby grand piano, dancing lightly past the grand fireplace and elegant sitting space. A large area rug excites with its traditional design and amplifies the maroon and purple details throughout the room. Built-in bookshelves add a sophisticated library feel and provide ample room for antiques and collection display.
To create this soothing area of the room, designers used items that the homeowners currently owned or were given to add a frugal touch to this area of the nursery. Two vintage trunks, used as storage for the abundance of baby items, are stacked to create a side table as well as help create the travel theme. The comfortable glider, a gift for the parents to be, adds a soft place for middle of the night wake ups and afternoon readings, while chalk trays keep books at arm's length, creating a chic space for feeding and reading.
The homeowner wanted wallpaper to play a part in this nursery, so in order to grant that wish and maintain the room's peaceful feel, she and the designer decided to frame a gray-and-white graphic print inside of wall molding.