Name: Adelle Riley (10 months)
Location: Seattle, WA
Color Inspiration: I have a serious obsession with turquoise (and teal, robin's egg blue, etc.), and I knew right away that I wanted the main colors for the nursery to be turquoise and red. I opted to use turquoise as more of an accent color since the walls in this room were already painted red.
Color Inspiration continued: My lovely, crafty sister-in-law made the quilt, which then became the inspiration for the rest of the room. I happened to find the alphabet print (actually just a piece of scrapbook paper in an Ikea frame) that matched the colors perfectly and also had that slightly aged look that I love. The crib skirt and bumper were made with love by my other crafty sister-in-law (a girl can't have too many), and I made the curtains. I used the fabric scraps from the window curtains and quilt to make the curtain on the closet, along with the pillows and lamp shade. The furniture in the room was all acquired via Craigslist - with the exception of the little rocking chair, which has been in my family for three generations! I absolutely love being in this room - even though the walls are bright red, it still has a very cozy, calming feel.
Tip for Using Color: I like to use color to tie one room to another throughout the house (and I don't mean necessarily using the same color in every single room). We have some very bold wall colors in different parts of the house, but I think the combinations of color that we've used help to smooth the transitions, while still allowing each room to maintain its own identity.
Colors Used: turquoise, red, various shades of yellow and gold
Thanks for your colorful entry Toni and good luck!
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