Nursery Inspiraton

January 23rd, 2011

So it has taken me a long time to decide what the nursery was going to look like. We did find out that we are having a BOY so that rules out pink… I had been thinking aqua/teals and greys but it just wasn’t exciting me. After talking to Mr. Project about dressers, he decided he would rather build his own than buy one. So we set to designing what it would look like and be made of. We decided to go modern and streamlined and make a 6-drawer birch dresser with stainless steel knobs from Restoration Hardware. I still hadn’t decided on colors, but I really wanted to use a big chevron for the bumper pads. I looked at available colors, and almost went with blue/cream, but that just didn’t feel right. So I asked Mr. Project if he thought yellow (my favorite color) was too girly for a boy’s nursery. He didn’t think so at all (he does love bright colors), so I went a little crazy and created this “inspiration board” for the room. The dresser is Mr. Project’s finished dresser, and the crib is a graphic I made that represents the crib that Mr. Project is going to make in a few weeks. Check it out:

The art, I am going to make by cutting vinyl and applying it to birch plywood sheets. The final design will be different – this art I found on etsy and modified to look closer to what I’m envisioning. The lamp is from and I’ll replace the shade with a white drum shade covered in some grey/white mod fabric. The chair is an Eames Rocker from DWR. The yellow side table shown is from Bellacor, but I am hoping to find a vintage table at a garage sale and paint it sunshine yellow. The grey damask rug is from Overstock, I really wanted something a little more mod/boyish, but for the price, this one is great, and I really don’t want to spend too much on a baby rug that will probably get pooped on. The ceramic elephant is perfect… but it’s no longer being sold at West Elm… so I have to find something else, but I can dream about this cute little elephant. For the bedding, I am planning to make the bumpers with yellow chevron fabric and steel gray piping (already ordered), and I’ve found some steel gray sheets and just need to find/make a white pleated crib skirt and add a yellow stripe to the bottom… shouldn’t be too hard, right??

So that is the plan! I just got to get it all together and add some more accents here and there. Oh and the best part… if the baby boy turns out to be a baby girl, I won’t have to redecorate!

9 responses to “Nursery Inspiraton”

  1. Mary says:

    I love your nursery and can’t wait to see it. I love the colors and the way it isn’t all “cutsey” but has a little more sophistication. It will be a great room for your baby boy!!

  2. renee says:

    i LOVE LOVE LOVE! such a fresh modern boy room! he will be a rockstar!

  3. Kendall says:

    Ooooohhh the colors will be awesome!! Can’t wait to see it all finished!! Thanks for sharing

  4. Dawn K says:

    We just redid our room in yellow and grey! I have lots of pictures on my blog, including curtains made from the fabric swatch I see on your post. 🙂
    I still have to finish making the art work, but I have included sources for lots of the items we bought, and I thought I’d share them with you in case it helps you.

  5. Dawn K says:

    Oh, we also made our own lampshade in grey and white with some IKEA fabric. 🙂

  6. Kelli Nicole says:

    LOVE it! So so cute.

  7. Cindy says:

    I love the colors of your inspiration board! If you don’t mind me asking, where did you find your fabrics for the crib? I can never find anything “cool” like that at the local JoAnn Fabrics. Thanks!

  8. Jen Allyson says:

    I ordered it all from JoAnn hardly carries anything cool. boo! The zigzag is from Premier Prints and they have lots of great home decor fabrics that are super affordable ($10/yard not $100)

  9. Nikki Teller says:

    Did you make the crib graphic using photoshop? Was it difficult? I love the idea of using it on a design board with your bedding choices. It makes a great visual.

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