Oh My Nursery! A Client’s Room Reveal
Once upon a time, I was contacted by a fabulous client with fabulous taste (& a boat load of fabulous items all ready to be used!) Being a client of mine already, I had the privilege to already have a feel for their taste & was thrilled when they announced they were pregnant & wanted me to help with the nursery design! Not wanting any fairy princesses or tutu themes we moved forward with a more sophisticated approach to a Chic & Modern Nursery design.
The whole plan started here with the inspiration…
Most of the rooms colors were coming from the client’s existing kilim rug… sorry ya’ll! No source for that beauty. We decided a feature wall of faux grasscloth would just take the room to the next level. Going faux allowed for the beauty & durability… this stuff is scrubbable & forgiving! And after I proposed a MAJOR diy project inspired by the lovely Dina over at Honey + Fitz, & my pregnant client agreed to take on the task of a starry ceiling… I knew this project was going to be amazing. A few changes later we had the design done!
Ladies & Gentlemen (if there are any of you out there…) let me introduce a very Chic & Modern Nursery!
Her existing glider was recovered in a classic navy. That way it can easily transition to another room post baby or be a great option if baby number two ever comes along…
The drapery panels were plain panels from Ikea that had a row of pom pom trim attached to the inside edge. This can be sewn or glued on depending on skill level. The bedding does not have to be purchased as a set. To give it that eclectic feel, the Bumper & Skirt were purchased from Serena & Lily & the preppy plaid crib sheet came from The Land of Nod.
The Word Art was created by myself. I found a fun font & had the client select words & that was it! She had them printed at a local photo lab (like a drugstore, Target or Shutterfly) & framed them in Ikea Frames.
The upholstered folding screen from World Market (which is no longer available) acts as a headboard for the Babyletto Hudson Crib.
These clear shelves are not your standard bookshelf which I love! & you won’t believe the price on these.
The sconces, mirror & navy dresser were all my clients items. They just hadn’t been paired together yet. It’s like they were meant to be! Those sconces along with the stars on the ceiling are simply perfection.
The Starry Ceiling! As mentioned before, the tutorial for this came from the amazing Honey + Fitz! They are contact paper stars that were cut on a Cricut Machine & painstakingly placed on the ceiling. I felt a bit like a mean designer asking my client to do this… had I been close, I would have volunteered to help!
**Note: My client searched for the star shape for a Cricut machine & found this one (made for baked goods) that worked best!**
AH-MAZ-ING… It turned out exactly as I pictured it would. An eclectic mix of all things fabulous.
As I said before, the majority of the pieces were from the client’s home already. She simply shot pictures of extra things she had lying around the house & we shopped her home! By incorporating a crib, some bedding and a large cozy rug the space instantly became baby friendly without a theme in sight. Many of these elements could easily be transformed into an adult space as well.
Big thanks to my client for putting all of this together, the pictures & all the hard work!! And everyone needs to send some extra love her way as she is about to have this baby any day!! Lucky little girl to come home to this nursery!
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Girl you did that!!! More than fabulous!
wow, wow, wow! i have been dying to use that wallpaper with stars on the ceiling ( I forget who makes it), but this might be an option…a true labor of love! And, I love the artwork you created. Such a fun beautiful space for a the baby and mama. great job!
Gorgeous! Loving it all,and thanks for the heads up on those clear shelves…I've been trying to find some for a while now 🙂
This nursery is so beautiful! I love everything in it! I love that rug and great idea on the panels with the pom trim!! Love it!!
Oh wow! This is gorgeous! I hope to have one of these one day. Any new mother would love spending time in this room. Love the curtains and that rug!
The entire room is literally PERFECT girl! What a fun look ~ totally appropriate for a child's room, yet not your typical "baby". Love it, love it, love it!
This is simply AMAZING. Those stars were completely worth the effort.
I am so impressed with the nursery, but even more impressed that this was an e client. How in the hell do your clients do these installs on their own AND take quality pictures. My clients can't even make their own beds. Seriously.
I am over the moon that my crazy tutorial for the starry ceiling is inspiring others, ESPECIALLY a gorgeous nursery like this. I love everything about this room. That headboard/folding screen is brilliant. Yay you!!
Love it! What is the name of the font you used for the art prints?
Hi! I just followed a link to your blog from Emily A. Clark. This room is far beyond amazing. It is biological-clock-ticking splendor! I LOVE the colorful, eclectic, preppy, modern feel.
LOOOOOOOOOOOVE this! The stars are perfection! I always wanted stars on my ceiling when I was a kid.
It looks fantastic!! Love it all! I laughed at Jessie's comment hahaha, and have to agree on how impressive that client led install is! Fab clients clearly paired with the right designer xo
Raiana Schwenker Design
Well, you continue to blow my mind! Every detail is perfection! So inspiring!!! Amazing job, Kristin!
You (once again) did an amazing job. So stylish and tasteful. I love every detail of the room.
I love it! It makes me want to be pregnant again. Strike that last statement!! xo Kristin
Wow. This is unbelievable! I adore that Kilim rug and the Eames style rocker. The future nursery design for our future baby (in my head) has both of those. LOVED seeing how it all came together!
Gorgeous nursery, Kristin! I think the faux grasscloth is my favorite part…gonna have to click the link on that one and find out more about your source. Fresh, chic, & modern, any baby would be lucky to call that room home.
Love the juxtaposition of all the textures! Beyond beautiful room! That is one very lucky little girl!
Home run girl!!
Gah! This is a killer room. Makes me want to redo my daughter's big girl room. Heck, even my room!
that is my kind of nursery. great job.
Wowzas!!!! It's gorgeous girl!! The stars and wallpaper make it even more amazing !!!
I love it! Those panels behind the crib are genius! I can totally see this easily evolving into a little girl's room. Fantastic job!
YEP, AMAZING! I'm so utterly impressed with this nursery, makes me want babies RIGHT NOW just to do something like this!
Wow…looks amazing! Great job.
that is really fabtastic! love the stars
Lovely nursery! Very eclectic and stunning!
House on the Way
I love the framed words…and the stars…and all the textures. Rich, beautiful, and elegant. I can't wait to see it in real life 🙂
What a sweet nursery! I love the word art. Simple but so charming. And I love the stars on the ceiling! I recently gave my son a bedroom makeover, and put stars on his wall…. http://ricedesignblog.com/2013/03/27/our-home-gabriels-new-big-boy-room/
Very impressive! I love how closely the mood board and real room match. Turned out great!
Would you mind sharing what brand and paint color that nice neutral tan is?! I have been trying to find a color like that!! Amazing job here. 🙂
You are the master – amazing! I LOVE the ceiling too. Love everything. Looks fab!
@ jenni- the paint is Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige & all the white is Chantilly Lace. I hope it works for your space!
I have been looking for a great, neutral faux grasscloth wallpaper…is the link you provided the actual shade you used? the swatch looks so green, but that doesn't reflect in the pics. Thanks in advance for your help! This room is GORGEOUS and major props to your client for pulling it off!
This is awesome. The window panels are my fave thing!
This room is SPLENDID! We love the way everything plays off of each other; and that Hudson crib looks divine! xo, The Babyletto Team
Brilliant design Kristin and so thrilled your e client did such a stellar job. It is unique and so beautiful!
So adorable and chic! Can she adopt me??!
WOW! I am pretty sure this is one of the prettiest nurseries I have seen! Great job as always. The best part is that there is so much inspiration that can be taken away from this space, even for those who don't have any babies running around. All the details are stellar!
Gorgeous! Can I ask where you got the changing pad cover from? It looks so well fitted!
Love the bookshelf idea! I'd love to know what you used to screw the clear bookshelves into the wall — given the weight of the books want to make sure its sturdy and able to hold!
Mind sharing what color/brand of paint was used on the dresser? It's FABULOUS!
can you tell me what color pom pom trim you used on the curtains?
It was my client's dresser that she had previously painted.
I'm not sure what the original source was (as it was nearly a year ago…) but I do believe it was a true orange pom pom trim.
Where were these bookshelves purchased? I really like them!
Just ordered the clear shelves for my baby's nursery! Thank you for sharing!
Hi, I'm looking for these shelves. Can you share where you purchased them?