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Vintage Nursery Board

Today, I'm so happy to finally share with you guys the nursery board I've been working on the last couple of weeks.  When Aimee and Joe first contacted me a few weeks ago to see if I could help them put together a nursery design for their first baby, due in July, I was more than thrilled.  Lucky for me, they already had great taste and some ideas for a jumping off point.  When they informed me that they really liked my style, shown in my other design boards, I knew we'd make a great team.  They were very active in the whole design process, which made my job much easier.

The first thing I did was come up with a layout for the room.  The room being used for their nursery was a large size for their 1960's house at 18'5" x 11'5".  Therefore, proper furniture placement was a big issue.  Aimee and Joe didn't want the room to look too barren with just a chair and crib and needed help finding the right pieces to fill the space.  After some brainstorming and virtual rearranging, I came up with a layout I liked.
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It was important to me that all of the furniture didn't just line the walls, which would make the space seem even longer than it already was.  So, I pulled the long side of the crib away from the wall and placed the end of the crib in between the room's two windows.  This helped widen the look of the room and anchor the space.  I then made sure to balance out the rest of the room with furniture pieces that were both functional and size appropriate to the scale of the overall space.

Aimee and Joe already had a color in mind (Benjamin Moore Silver Chain).  So working with that tone and knowing that they wanted an overall light, airy and vintage feel, this is what I brought to the table.  A few tweaks to furniture and fabric choices along the way brought about this final design.  

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I used several different furniture finishes in the space to give the room a collected feel and kept the vintage nostalgia going with antique-inspired accessories* from a recycled canvas globe pouf to a stenciled rolling storage crate perfect for toys.  Instead of a pre-designed bedding set, I chose a variety of patterns and materials to create a more layered and custom look (I would recommend this idea to anyone putting together their own nursery).  Then, for even more texture, I chose cotton canvas crosshatch print curtain panels and a wool Flokati rug for added comfort.

I'm so in love with the final product and am so thankful to have worked with such great clients!  Their little boy is going to have an amazing place to call home.

What are your thoughts on the space?

*For my client's protection, I do not release a source list for the items shown on the board.

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