This sitting area, part of a gray and navy nursery, features a white midcentury modern dresser, a gray midcentury modern armchair, a blue X-base side table, navy blue curtains, and a painting of Cookie Monster as a DJ.
Baby's living the stylish life in this cheery modern nursery that features gray walls and wide orange and white stripes creating a canopy out of the ceiling. An intricate blue pattern on the white floor rug brings another colorful, graphic dimension to the space.
Open shelving in a nursery is the perfect place to display favorite toys and stuffed animals, adding true child-like charm to the room. Felt bins stow away smaller toys and keep the space looking organized.
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), 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 client wanted a room that reflected their boy's name, "Jonah" without being literal. This nursery is a perfect example of how a room can rock a theme and stay sophisticated, timeless and relevant. This big boy's space will not time out through the use of bold color, dramatic pattern and mature furnishings.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. How to Balance a Bold Pattern: Make sure your colors have a weight to it that can hold up to the bold pattern. Designer Karen Wolf used bright mid tones to balance the whales and also showcase them.
2. Pattern Mixes: The dense wallpaper was mixed with a small window treatment print and open graphic with white field on the floor.
Bright red sconces pop off the robot-themed wallpaper, a fun, whimsical touch to this boy's nursery. The changing table area is built into sleek cabinets, but is designed to grow with the child, providing much-needed storage to the room.
Taupe walls, a bright blue glider and lime green accents balance the black in this dark nursery. Bold black-and-white whale-patterned wallpaper creates a bold focal wall, which is broken up by a solid black dresser.
A gray upholstered rocker is a more stylish and comfortable alternative to the traditional rocker in this vibrant orange and gray nursery. Patterned curtains and walls create a fun atmosphere for a growing baby, while the style is sophisticated enough to suit an adult's taste.
Modern meets rustic in this beautifully designed nursery by Vanessa Antonelli. With a subtle travel theme, the space is a peaceful place to rock baby to sleep. Mixing modern furnishings with a rustic wood accent wall is a great combination that works well together.
To accommodate the needs of an expanding family, designer Felicia Foster created this simple yet beautiful nursery that matched the country theme in the rest of the home. Red, white and blue accessories give it a country feel, while the elegant chandelier and lush fur rugs bring a touch of refinement.
To create a baby girl's nursery that is feminine without being precious, the designer chose a gray, coral and neutral palette with rustic and vintage elements. The resulting look is clean and simple; family treasures make it special. Coral stripe paint color: Sherwin Williams Coral Island Code SW 6332; Chair rail paint color: Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray Code SW 7043; Window panels :Nate Berkus for Target; Crib: Baby Town; Crib Mobile: Pottery Barn Kids; Grey Glider: Buy Buy Baby