It’s always a good day when I get to reveal a new nursery design! Yesterday was that day, when the photos were released on Project Nursery, and now I’m sharing them here with you all.
This nursery was very different from some of the others I’ve worked on lately, in a good way. If you don’t know already, I’m a big advocate for safe, eco-friendly and non-toxic nursery decor, and I try to use as much of it as I can. When I met this client, a toxin-free nursery was her biggest concern, so I was able to suggest all the best items without getting up on my soapbox.
OK, on with the details!
Here is the nursery floor plan – pretty straight forward. We had this great window seat area to work with, which meant we didn’t have to add any extra seating or storage. We also had plenty of space to add accessories, like a floor lamp behind the glider and the infamous Large Stuffed Giraffe next to the changing table.
We jumped right in and started creating a list of all of her wants and stylistic preferences, and then I went to work choosing items and creating a full rendering for her so she could visualize the whole space.
We started with the furniture. We chose the Newport Cottages Devon Crib and Dresser in a rich stain. When the pieces arrived, there was no unpleasant (or toxic) newly varnished smell. The glider is also made from eco-friendly materials and had a sleek modern design to fit the space. Since we were already working in some animal-themed items, we went with the Oilo Studio Cobblestone Crib Bedding to add a subtle safari feel.
The color scheme was pulled from that amazing wall tapestry, which belonged to her from her travels. It had this great combination of various blue hues with tiny silver beads pops of orange. Organization was also very important to her, so we chose a great diaper caddy for the changing table.
The big showstopper in this nursery is the night sky ceiling mural. I contracted one of my absolute favorite muralists, Allyson Jones Wong and she created this wonderful piece of art for us. The ceiling already had a vaulted area that was just begging for a feature, so I had to oblige.
And here’s a little behind-the-scenes shot of me setting up the crib mattress (and before the bedding was steamed!). Since we wanted this nursery to be as toxin-free as possible, it was essential to go with an organic crib mattress, like this one from Naturalmat.