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Friday, January 14, 2011

"Between the Sheets" with Nursery Notations

Hi Everyone! I'm excited to present our next installment of "Between the Sheets" with Andrika King of Nursery Notations, an inspiring blog for nursery ideas (and all sorts of other things baby mama's need to know).  I always recommend Andrika's blog to moms looking for inspriation when designing the perfect room for her baby on board.  Take it away Andrika!

First off a special thank you to Gramercy Home for asking me to make a guest post today. I had a pleasure of visiting the store back in the spring and love absolutely everything inside. I have since purchased many items for clients and myself there and always look forward to seeing their new store update photos.

As you all know this series is entitled “between the sheets” and since my specialty is children’s spaces I thought I would focus my post on nurseries. (But in case you were wondering, my husband and I sleep in a queen bed with simple heavenly white Yves Delorme bedding, but I secretly can't wait to move to a king bed)

When designing a nursery, actually one of the first questions I ask a client is if they want the space to be calming or energetic. This does not have to mean modern or traditional in style, it is just a general feeling that you are looking for in the room.

Here are a few examples of calming nurseries using a neutral color palette:

A modern yet neutral triplet nursery designed by Marsh & Clark Design

This is a twin's nursery which I designed with a playful aesthetic provided by the mural on the back wall.

 A traditional nursery with a contemporary twist of layered fabrics and a splash of baby blue by Sarah Richardson Design

I designed this traditional nursery for a little girl who's mom wanted a more romantic flair without being over the top.
But recently there has been a strong trend towards nurseries with a more modern crisp bold look.  A nursery is a wonderful place to experiment with design and color combination ideas.
This image by Elizabeth Kimberly is perfectly bold and playful. 

This image by Elizabeth Kimberly is perfectly bold and playful. 

Nursery designed by Jennifer LeLonge featured in Room for Children by Susanna Salk is one of my favorites. A modern contemporary daybed upholstered in a David Hicks fabric takes center stage. If you can fit a daybed or extra bed in a nursery, go for it.  You'll appreciate the extra seating for more than one person.

And to end a photo of my own son's nursery. (Excuse the lumpy crib bedding, this was taken when when he was already a year old).  I actually put a full bed in the room to begin with to allow for more sleeping space when guests visit.  We tend to use it more for comfy wrestling.  I'd say my nursery is a contemporary take on nautical with splashes of color. My walls are burlap and I love the fact that I can move artwork and photos around without having to worry about holes showing.
Thank you for having me this week and please visit Nursery Notations for more inspirational children's rooms photos and ideas.

Thanks Andrika! Love the twist on the series.

1 comment:

Andrika King said...

Thanks for having me over!


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