Monday, January 24, 2011

A Sweet Little Nursery


This is a sweet little nursery that I completed recently. My clients wanted a gender neutral nursery, as they weren't finding out the sex of the baby, and so I developed this neutral color scheme of taupe, cream and blue. The fabric patterns aren't gender specific either and feminine or masculine touches could easily be added later. You can view what the room looked like before above...a blank canvas. This is what it looks like now.

My client wanted to keep the design very simple and spartan. She is well aware that the room will be filling up with toys etc. and wanted to keep the design calming, clean lined and classic. We added crown moulding and painted the room a rich gray.
In this fabric detail you can see our color palette. I used all cotton fabrics andhad the bumper pads made with zipper enclosures for easy washing.

I added this Woodland Pendant for a touch of youth and whimsy.

*for all of you mommies out there...this chair is just for looks, her glider/ rocker is just a short distance away in the family room so that she can see their spectacular hill country view...or the tv ;-)*

All of the art in the room is custom. For some of the prints, I found this great art shop in Singapore that creates these unique prints on old French book pages. We used retail ready made frames and mattes to cut down on the cost.

My client also wanted something very simple and light weight above the crib. We settled on letters and custom painted them a distressed gold.

The blue grosgrain ribbon was used in touches throughout the room.

Here is more custom art. I found a vendor on Etsy that sells these great vintage book cover prints. I found the frames ready made and had mattes cut for a custom touch.

The nursery turned out sweet, simple and clutter free. My clients are now home enjoying their space with their new baby girl. They were a joy to work with!


Andrea Mitchell said...

You know I love EVERY bit of this room (and the people who live in it). You did a WONDERFUL job!

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thank you so much Andrea! We had fun and the nursery turned out really sweet :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm always so impressed with the way you dedicate yourself to each project. People ask you to help them with a room or a space in their home or business and each job, large or small is so personal to you. I know people usually hire you for your "look", but I'm most impressed with how you are able to set that aside and tap into the clients' tastes, and complete their style for them. I doubt people would believe the amount of time(off the clock)you spend wringing your hands over every detail...for every client. I don't know anything about style or design, but I know something about professionalism and dedication, and in those you inspire me. F-

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

I have the greatest husby in the world. Thanks love. xoxo

Aunt Sally said...

This room is beautiful... along with all of your work I've seen on the blog. Where did you get the crib for this room? I love it! I'm having a hard time finding "the" one! Any help would be great--Sally

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Aunt Sally, thank you! The crib is the 'Danny' by Bellini. Thanks for reading :-)

Jacquelyn Marie Chiovari said...

Beautiful room! I LOVE the vintage artwork that you framed! Can you tell me the Etsy vendor and where you purchased the frames? Thanks so much!

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

I don't remember the Etsy shop, I'm sorry. I've bought similar prints recently at Paper Gangster on Etsy though, so they might have something similar. I bought the ready-made frames at JoAnn's fabric and craft store. Thanks for reading!

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