Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Oliver's Nursery

I'm doing a nursery! So excited. Here's the before:

The space is under the eaves of a charming tudor, presenting some challenges/opportunities in all those angled walls. Originally, I was thinking we would do a map treatment on the big angled wall when you enter the room (to the left of the crib in the last photo above), kind of like this.

[via House Beautiful, 2006]

But coming into the space again, I was struck by the crib nook,

and now we're thinking about tenting it.

[via Material Girls Blog]

So cute, right?
Maybe awning stripes?

[fabric from Ikea]

We are keeping the green paint and roman blinds, and originally thought about bringing in navy as an accent, though Oliver's mom is thinking it might be too dark, and found this inspiration room, from the HGTV 2010 green home, to offer an alternative palette.

Well, you know I never say no to orange.

I'm thinking about vintage school posters for art

[available at Hunt and Gather]

Or maybe some typography


Some great storage, a sweet spot to sit, a lamp or two. The creative juices are flowing. Stay tuned!


  1. love the tenting idea-- i have to send you an idea for seating/storage in the nooks-- suzanne did something in niko's room that might be just what you're looking for, particularly if this will be olivers kid room too. xoxo


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