Today's the day!
No need to be quiet about it either. I'm shouting it from the rooftops! I love how this sweet nursery turned out.
I think the purple and green scheme was a winner from the start. However, I'm told by the mom-to-be that several people commented about the use of purple for a boy. I think it's a great color for either sex. I love that it can easily be transformed into something more appropriate for a girl or a boy with the addition of other accent colors.
Surprisingly, it's not often that I actually get the opportunity to decorate nurseries. I think it's the one project that parents like to tackle on their own. However, not only did I get to pull together this precious unisex space for baby, I got to do it for a young lady that grew up in the home next door to me in Mississippi. I can recall her playing with my little sister when I was a teen and now she's all grown up, living in Charlotte and she and her husband are expecting their first child. Time flies!
Let's get to it, shall we? There's really not much to share in terms of a before and after since the room was literally a blank slate. The couple appeared on HGTV's Property Virgins recently where they purchased a new build in the north Charlotte area.
So without further ado....
I'm obsessed with the use of this stunning vintage Drexel credenza as a changing table. I love vintage furniture (you get way more for your money) and this piece can be used in so many ways within a home. I knew it was perfect when I found it, but I had no idea it was a valuable piece until I did a little online research and stumbled upon THIS. Wow! Let's just say I didn't pay nearly that much for it.
We used a budget-friendly trick to create a sophisticated gallery wall using wallpaper samples and inexpensive frames and mats.
Yet another item that can be changed out as the child grows. I can see a handmade art gallery happening here a little later on.
The wall stripe was critical to adding a little visual interest on the large wall. Paint remains one of the most inexpensive ways to add impact to a space. I love the clean look of it.
We also amped up the drapery with a little playful detail. You can't lose with pom-poms in kid spaces.
During the initial consultation, I mentioned the idea of creating a reading wall and they loved it. These acrylic shelves are perfect for displaying books for years to come.
Lastly, I have to say that some of my favorite details in this space are a few last minute additions. There's no secret that I have lots of décor in my home, but every now and again I realize that something I own works even better in a client's home. After picking up another vintage globe for myself a few weeks ago, I decided that it worked much better in this nursery than in my living room. So I ended up selling it to my client. How cute is it!
I also knew that I needed something else to tie in the orange accent I added late in the project. My friend and fellow small business owner Jennifer of Pure and Simple made this custom pom-pom garland and it couldn't be more perfect for the space.
So, what do you think? I love this project so much and I hope it brings this young couple happiness for years to come.
Special thanks to Cam Richards Photography.