Since the theme of this nursery is "global exploration," an oversized world map print makes for the perfect piece of wall art above the crib. Crib sheets with a pattern of colorful buntings adds a sense of cheer and whimsy.
Boy's Nursery Features Peacock & Yellow Polka Dot Roman Shade
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.
Light wood furniture is a smart, neutral choice for a nursery since it can grow with the child. A mod orange-and-blue area rug adds contemporary style underfoot, while elegant blue valances and shades blend beautifully into the walls. Accessories, like the floor lamp, showcase the parents' avid love of cycling.
Repurposed Dresser Provides Changing Table in Black and White Nursery
Tucked in a corner in this nursery space, the six drawer changing table is a modern dresser that has been repurposed for use in the nursery. Once this little boy is older, the changing table will convert back to a dresser, becoming a part of a more grown up space.
This regal, prince-themed nursery features baby blue, creamy white and silver to give it an ethereal appeal. A cozy velvet glider with a matching ottoman provides the perfect spot for mother and baby to bond.
Little ones can sail off to dreamland in this seaworthy nursery built for two. The chalkboard-like wallpaper gives both texture and depth to the room and the vintage suitcases are the perfect substitute for a nightstand without being kitschy. A fanciful star pendant light dangles overhead while a bold, geometric carpet anchors the space.
Bright colors and cool graphic prints make a whimsical wonderland out of this nursery. Dragonfly wallpaper decorates the wall behind the crib and is a subtle backdrop for the rainbow artwork and bed linens.
This natural wood crib makes the mountains pop off the walls and helps to tie the room together. The faux fur bear hanging over the side of the crib lends to the feeling of the Alaskan tundra that inspired this space, while the yellow bird mobile adds a free-spirited feeling to this part of the room.
A clean-lined Oeuf crib features contrasting black-and-white striped bedding, while a custom marquee sign personalizes the space. Custom-stained neon yellow hardwood floors bring an unexpected pop of color to this boy's nursery.
Pink and aqua damask bedding is the focal point of this bird-themed nursery. A soft shag rug adds comfort and texture to the girl's room while a built-in seat with drawers provides additional storage space.
This sweet nursery blends baby blue into a single accent wall without letting the color overwhelm the room. A whimsy pendant light and rug soften the space, while the woven basket offers additional storage beside the crib.
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.