#14 Jack's Calming Crib

#14 Jack's Calming Crib

Carrie McBride
Nov 1, 2007

Name: Jack, 15-months
Location: Chicago, IL

Why I chose these colors for the nursery:
I wasn't sure if I was having a boy or a girl and wanted a color that could work for both. My talented friend Ana is an artist. Her baby gift to me was a mural of my choice for my future little one. I gave her my ideas and she painted this masterpiece in one day. We live in a 1923 Bungalow with very sad plaster walls. A mural was a perfect answer to walls with many imperfections.

I wanted a calming color that could be accented with the mountains, vineyards, a lake, birds soaring and the skyline of Chicago. I just love the way it turned out. I was able to add color with lamps, stuffed animals, and blankets without it seeming to busy. I wanted to keep the furniture white to let the walls tell us a story each day.

Two Good Color Tips:
Ana used the base color of the walls and added a little to her palette to keep the colors flowing throughout the room.

Murals are the perfect way to add a lot of different colors if you are having trouble deciding between one or two. I love that I can add anything to Jack's room, and it really seems to work.

Color(s) and brand(s) of paint used in the room:
Benjamin Moore, Lavender Ice. Trim Color: Behr Paint, Snow white

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