Friday, April 15, 2011

Swatches: A client's nursery

I am very excited to be helping my friend (ahem, client) work on a few projects in her beautiful home.

First up is her darling daughter's nursery.  The room is spacious with lots of natural light.  She has the furniture, bedding and freshly painted walls, but is looking to add all the finishing touches (window treatments, wall decor, accent pillows/throws, etc).  Here are a few photos:

This is the cute crib bedding.

The goal is to warm up the space and add some personality to the large expanse of pink wall.  To ground the space and provide a balance to all the light shades in the room (pale pink walls, light wood furniture, beige carpet, white sofa and chair), I suggested we go dark and bold on the window treatment - pulling from the chocolate brown in the bedding and accessories.  Since the windows are already fitted with sleek and practical blackout shades, we don't have to worry too much about functionality, so we both agreed that curtains with a valance would be perfect for the window in the photo above, and a matching valance for the window nook on the other side of the room (not pictured).  Now, it's a question of narrowing down the options!   

DwellStudio Dotscape Major in Brown
Premier Prints Giraffe in Chocolate Denton

Jazzy in Chocolate

Flower Field in Driftwood
Couldn't find a better image of this colorway to show the pattern repeat - but see below in "sand dollar"

Thomas Paul by Duralee Aviary in Earth
Thom Filicia Burnet in Coco
DwellStudio Gate in Brindle

Annie Selke Links (yes, Links again) in Chocolate

Annie Selke Scramble in Chocolate
If you look back up at the nursery bedding - I think this print coordinates really well with the whimsical leaves of the sheet pattern.
Annie Selke Esha in Chocolate/Ivory
Premier Prints Canopy in Chocolate/Linen

Premier Prints Zig Zag in Brown/Natural

Once we settle on a curtain fabric, we'll make at least one throw pillow for the sofa in that fabric, and find one or two other fabrics to work with it.  In my hunt for brown prints, I came across these two pink patterns that I loved - and think would work great with the existing bedding/accessories. 

Annie Selke Scramble in Raspberry
If we don't use the brown colorway - I would love to bring this in.
Premier Prints Twirly in Candy Pink

Some other ideas for the room:
  • chair rail with either solid color below or wide vertical tone-on-tone stripes below (bringing in a slightly darker shade of pink);
  • fabric-covered memo board above the changing table;
  • a colorful alphabet print (etsy has many lovely options);
  • mirror and dress-up corner.
I look forward to posting more as the project progresses!

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