I recently had these superb photographs taken of a chic nursery I designed.
As a nursery is mainly just for sleeping, at this young age, I wanted this to be a tranquil space, yet with some colour and life. It also had to be timeless enough that she would not outgrow it too quickly.
With an eye on the colour scheme in the rest of the house, I chose a restful grey scheme for the room with a subtle pink feature wall. The combination of subtle greys, soft pinks and white furniture is timeless and effortlessly stylish. It is easily adaptable for a toddler bedroom and beyond and so ensures longevity.
Taking inspiration from the wall tree sticker, I have accented this with brighter pinks and lime greens to punctuate the scheme and to lend warmth, life, character and bring the outside in a little. It is a very fresh scheme. The cotton curtains, have a playful band across the bottom featuring embroidered cats and birds, adding interest and fun to the scheme and contrasting well with the brighter pink linen blind.
There is a useful mix of both open and closed storage allowing for a calm feel at night to aid restful sleep. The little house wardrobes, sourced in Mainland Europe, were made in bespoke pink and silver colours and add serious style and fun, whilst providing plenty of storage. The strong vertical lines of the joinery add height and a sense of structure to the playful scheme. The floating shelves are, at the moment, used to store soft toys, toiletries (in soft woollen baskets) and pictures. As she grows, this can be easily adapted with uptodate accessories such as books and handbags!
The glass pendant is simple yet sharpens the look of the textures and colours in the room, whilst subtly reflecting them. It is simple, delicate and yet feminine.
Contemporary pieces (such as the bunny nightlight and the grey acrylic storage stool) are mixed with vintage finds (including the wallpaper used for the tree and the antique children’s books) to create a unique room and one that complements the rest of the home.
By keeping the scheme simple and making clever use of the space, the nursery retains a calm, yet playful, simplicity. A sweet little sanctuary.