We’ve had a few developments in the design of my future nephew’s nursery. By we, I mean my design team consisting of the mom-to-be and my momma. We talk quite frequently about ideas that we all have, and my mom just purchased the glider for the room, so I figured I’d take another stab at an idea collage. This one isn’t as fleshed out as it could be, but I think it’s enough to convey an idea. One of our original ideas came from this simply amazing nursery that I found online:
I could die it’s so amazing. My sister and I both really liked the graphic white detail on one wall, and I’m such a sucker for orange accents. It’s basically perfect. But what’s the fun in copying someone’s exact design? I decided to take the feel of this room and go in a little different direction. The giraffe on the wall is pretty fantastic, but I have a feeling that this little boy will be a lot like his papa-full of energy and more into sports than cutesy animals. So, I took the circles from the bedding and that lead me to a theme – circles and bike tires repeated throughout the space.
I ran with the bike theme and thought it would be cool to have a graphic bike mural on the accent wall in the space. I’m hoping we can find a projector, project this image up on the wall, and handpaint it in some crisp, white paint. Quite a challenge, but I think we can handle it. The glider is one that my mom just purchased for the room from Babies R Us. The reviews said that you’d need a pillow behind your back for a shorter mom (which my sis most certainly is) so I think this graphic bike pillow from CB2 is just perfect.
My sis chose this rug from Target which I think is a great starting point to start introducing some orange accents to the room. Plus, the circles keep the whole bicycle tire theme going. We do have a wall sconce issue to deal with in the room, so I pulled this swirly stained glass one from some other comments from my sis. The more modern square sconce is freakin rad, but it’s a cool 300 beans. I think this is something we can recreate on the cheap, so it’s still in the running.
The mobile is something that I found on etsy.com. If you’ve never been to this site, check it out sometime. It’s a place where artisans/craft makers can post their creations and sell them to adoring buyers like myself. There are some really unique items on there that give you an alternative to the big chain stores. The colors weren’t quite right for the etsy mobile, but I think we can add in the orange (like I’ve shown here) and make this on our own for some more money savings – and a fun project. Now, I do realize that these colors are orange and blue, which makes my garnet and gold blood boil. But, the mom and dad are Gator fans, so I have to cater to my client. Unfortunately. :P
The crib and storage solutions from the previous idea collage still stand, but maybe we can bring in some orange storage boxes in lieu of the wicker baskets. They’ll have a bit more modern shape/look and will really bring that punch of orange all the way around the room. Swoon. Any thoughts on Idea Numero Dos?