0725/14; Thank you CoutureColorado for featuring this project!
As most of you know, my husband and I are adding to our family with our first baby, due in January. We are super excited to meet the little guy, but are nervous for all the changes having a baby will bring! Wish us luck with this new journey called parenting!
Of course I was excited to work on his room, and being that this was the first nursery I have designed, there was a little less pressure with mistakes along the way – which we definitely had some. Its sometimes a challenge for me to make design decisions for spaces in my own house, but I had a pretty good idea what I wanted for his room from the start.
The room was carpeted with a carmel colored carpet that had seen its day, and vanilla colored paint that was pretty generic and boring. So we decided the first thing that would need to be done would be to paint and replace the flooring. We decided on a warm rustic hand-scraped walnut hardwood laminate flooring. It took a little less than a day to get it installed (being that it was our first time working with engineered flooring) but thanks to the help of my brother Darrenn, we were able to get it installed pretty quickly.
The base color of paint I selected was a very pale aqua blue (pretty gender-neutral, just in case it was a girl). We left the trim white, and already the room looked hugely different. Here are a few quick “in-progress” shots of the space.
We decided that we didnt want the room to overly ‘theme’ oriented, so I put together a mood board of the look that we wanted to achieve in his room. I love the elephant prints that are out right now, and wanted to incorporate that into his room. Mostly we wanted to space to look bright, cozy and modern with neutral and bright colors together. We took our time getting everything together, and we are happy with how it turned out and cant wait to introduce little man to his cozy space in our home!
Here are few after shots of his room….
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