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.
To save room in this multi-functional nursery space, designers removed the door from the closet in the room and installed a changing table equipped with all the essentials. This clever idea keeps clothes, diapers and blankets close at hand. As the baby grows and the changing table is no longer needed, it can be removed from the space and it can function as a big kid's closet.
Instead of adding a basic changing table to the room, the couple used a lacquered faux-bamboo chest. The interior conceals all the baby changing necessities, and the top can easily swap identities from baby changing table to sophisticated console by removing the cushion from the top and outfitting it with personal keepsakes and a reading lamp.
A nautical-themed mural is the focus of this nursery. To ensure such a detailed feature was not covered up by bulky furniture, the bottom of the mural's subject sits even with the top of the changing table.
When the green and white safari wallpaper was unavailable at time of order, Jenn Feldman Designs went to Astek Wallcoverings and created a new and more unique design, bringing in even more of the family's love of dogs.
Color was brought into this gender-neutral nursery via accessories and plants. The wood dresser has a mid-century modern influence that pairs well with the room's blend of farmhouse and contemporary elements.
The sun may have set, but it’s not done illuminating your yard for the day when you use solar-powered lights. Get creative with your glow with these color-changing solar spheres.
Large custom wall art with local flavor by artist Celery Jones sits over a leather bench that provides an easy way to change shoes or casually store a handbag or hat. “I love the look of those older homes on the flat lands of Texas,” says designer Tiffany Brooks. “Celery captures that moment perfectly.”
Create more space in the baby’s room by tucking all your nursery needs in the closet. Lisa Janvrin, owner of YouthfulNest, designed this adorable space that includes changing table and drawers for baby supplies. The clothing rack above the changing table is all you need for wee little wardrobe.
A bright blue dresser that doubles as the changing table adds a bold pop of color to this serenely white boy's nursery. A large round mirror with wooden frame adds a rustic note, while hardwood floors ground the space.