Bold & Beautiful Nursery Reveal
It’s nursery reveal day!!! After my announcement last week, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the day I could share my first client space with you guys and I’m SO excited that the day is finally here!
I designed this sweet nursery for a client a few months ago and let me just say, designing a space during a pandemic was definitely a challenge. It took many a Zoom call, a lot of emailing back and forth and more than a few shipping delays, but I was able to pull everything together JUST in time for my client’s 38 week deadline. I couldn’t be happier with how things turned out.
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For this nursery design I chose a high contrast colour scheme that feels both elegant and warm. Black and yellow might seem like odd choices for a nursery, but in my designs I really like to take inspiration from my clients so that their home is a reflection of their personalities. The jumping off point for this design for me was these incredible shots from their maternity photo shoot with the very talented Stephanie Webster.
I mean….COME ON!! How stunning are they?! (The photos aren’t half bad either, LOL!) After taking one look at these photos I knew I wanted to design the room around them. My clients really wanted me to incorporate an accent wall into the design so I created a beautiful geometric trim wall. The wall not only creates a modern focal point, but also serves as a backdrop for the crib and allows the photos to really shine. Our friends at Photowall generously gifted us these beautiful oversized framed prints. They are the perfect addition to the space.
Since geometric wall features have been done a lot in recent years, I tried to find some way to make this one a little different. I opted to vary the paint finishes by using matte black for the wall and semi-gloss on the trim detail. I just love how the light plays off of the different finishes which provides a sense of depth and presence. It really takes the texture to another level!
With such a bold accent on the crib wall, I wanted to keep the rest of the room pretty neutral. I chose a nice warm white from Sherwin Williams on the rest of the walls. I also repurposed the client’s existing grey furniture, but updated the dresser hardware. The gorgeous champagne gold knobs help give the space an extra hint of metallic beauty.
I chose honey yellow curtain panels to help brighten the otherwise monochromatic colour scheme. It also pulls in the golden yellow tones colours from the photos and accented in the rest of the space.
Playing off the wall treatment, I incorporated geometric patterns in the crib bedding and various decor accents around the room.
I just love the graphic print on this accent pillow!
As a designer, managing timelines is part of the job. Doing so during a pandemic, really tests those skills. For instance, mid-way through the design process, my client’s doctor informed her that she would need to quarantine from 38 weeks onward. Basically due to restrictions at the hospital, in order for her husband to be present for the birth, they needed to mitigate any risk of COVID exposure during her last few weeks of pregnancy. This meant that after weeks of planning, sourcing products, and placing orders, we would need to fast track all of the work! Although we had a few order delays, I’m happy to say that we were able to get the space completed and schedule the nursery reveal on the very last day of her 37th week! Talk about cutting it close to the wire!
Up until the nursery reveal, my clients were referring to their little bundle as “Baby A”. To make things official, I got this sweet scripted name sign handmade for them to mount on the wall. I’m so happy with how it turned out.
Baby Alexander we can’t wait to get to know you!
Bold Beautiful Nursery Sources:
- Wall Colour: Sherwin Williams – Whitetail (SW7103)
- Accent Wall Colour: Sherwin Williams – Tricorn Black (SW6258)
- Custom Framed Prints: Photowall (Save 25% with code: studio561design2021)
- Lighting: Covina LED Pendant Light
- Crib: Million Dollar Baby Classic Wakefield 4-in-1 Convertible Crib (or similar)
- Crib Mattress: Babyletto Pure Core Non-Toxic 2-Stage Crib & Toddler Mattress with Dry Waterproof Cover
- Bedding: Babyletto Tuxedo 5-Piece Crib Bedding Set
- Rocker: Azte Rocking Chair
- Mobile: Natural Star Baby Mobile
- Window Coverings: Chita Blackout Curtain – Bouclair (or similar)
- Floating Shelves: Lack Wall Shelf – IKEA (or similar set of 2)
- Dresser Hardware: Blackrock 1 3/4″ Diameter Knob – Golden Champagne
- Laundry Hamper: Canvas Fabric Collapsible Organizer Basket – Geometric
- Playmat: Lumberjack Arrow Brushed Microfiber Playmat
- Wooden Age Blocks – Bouclair (or similar)
- Knit Throw – Bouclair (or similar)