What was your inspiration for the nursery? The golden peony 'wallpaper' (flat sheets of gift wrap), gray silk curtains and the paint color on the bed were my first inspirations. What is your favorite element in the room? I love the overall feeling of the room -- it is pretty and feminine, but not too babyish. I love the touch of black in the chandelier, the old gold frames (from my grandparents' collection) and the mixture of subtle patterns in the wallpaper and bedding. Nothing matches, but it all goes.
What was your proudest DIY? Everything in the room was DIY, so there are many. I love the flower mobile and scripture print above Audrey's crib. The curtains and bedding turned out just as I had hoped. And the framed vintage dresses, shoes and bonnet were simple (and inexpensive) projects that add history and beauty to the room. What was your biggest indulgence? Honestly, the most expensive thing in the room was the 'wallpaper'. I ordered the sheet wrap wholesale and spent less than $80. The bed and chandelier were given to Audrey by my mom, the crib, dresser, changing table and chair were used in our boys' nurseries, the frames are from my grandparents' collection, the accessories are things we had around the house. I made the crib bedding using linen curtain panels and a yard of cotton fabric, the striped crib skirt, pillow and lampshade were made using a cut-apart full-size bed skirt I purchased on ebay. I love that this room looks beautiful without having to spend much.
Any advice for other people starting this process? Create an inspiration board using colors, objects, fabrics and papers. Add and edit until you get the 'feel' you are going for in the room. And don't be afraid to use items that don't 'match'. If money was no object, what would you add to the room? Wood floors and a large sheepskin rug on the floor!
Thank you Emily! See more of what Emily is up to at jones design company.
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