You guys, we finally had Isaac's nursery photographed (it only took a couple of years). Before we talk about the design and details, let's take a look at a little before and after to see how the space was transformed from it's original 70's shag carpet glory into a calm and tranquil nursery.
Quite the difference, eh.
When starting the design process, I knew I wanted something that would be calming and tranquil (since new moms spend quite a bit of time in nurseries, it's important to create a space that you will want to be present in) as well as to mix in a little whimsy (because kid's spaces should be fun). A serene palette of watercolour blues sets the tone for this peaceful yet playful nursery.
I wanted to create a space that Isaac could grow with so I incorporated decals to add a pop of colour that can easily be removed when the time calls. Simply swapping artwork and accessories will easily update the space to suit a child's changing personality without starting over from square one.
To add some playfulness to the design, we used some watercolour polka dot decals to adorn the walls and sourced some fun animal artwork by local artists. We also created a modern mobile above the crib using wire bird figurines. We painted my mother's vintage dresser using chalk paint and updated the hardware. The paint is a grey with blue undertone and should pair nicely with any future designs as well. We painted the walls, trim, casings and baseboards in my favourite white (Benjamin Moore's Simply White). The white helps to brighten the space and create an open and airy feeling. The letters used in the gallery wall were actually decor that was used in our baby shower and just happened to fit perfectly within the space; I was so happy to be able to repurpose them here. To incorporate some sentimentalism, my husband built the crib to create an heirloom piece that will hopefully be treasured for generations to come.
If you have any questions or comments or if you need help planning your own nursery, I would love to hear from you.
Taylor | Wise Home + Design
Design | Wise Home + Design
Photos | Tracey Jazmin Photography