Name: Logan (18 months)
Location: San Francisco, CA
Color Inspiration: The inspiration was black shadows on bright colors. Using a flat black paint can make the object's (toy shelf and dresser) shapes more pronounced. When Logan was very small I felt it was a good way to observe his surroundings with his more limited eye sight. Now that he is a little older the durability of a high quality black paint is really paying off. The use of apple green and teal blue I feel are very gender neutral colors. Also are calming and fun.
Color Inspiration: I always said that if I had a girl I would never make a really 'girly' room. Well out popped my daughter (named Taylor) and I couldn't control myself - I fell off the girly wagon. I immediately painted her walls gray and pink and recently found an unusual piece of furniture that now houses the Madame Alexander dolls that my mom purchased for me as a little girl. Awwww.
Color Inspiration: I started with Joel Dewberry's Aviary line, but wanted to bring in pops of fuchsia, since baby pink is not my favorite color. I love the unusual combination of brown and grey with the chartreuse and fuchsia.
Color Inspiration: The crewelwork that is above Clara's dresser was my jumping off point for decorating her room. It was made by my husband's great grandmother and was given to me by my mother-in-law. I am embarrassed to admit that I had actually given it back to her last year and then I asked for it back when I started decorating Clara's "big girl room." It is a perfect piece for her room and I love that she has a little piece of family history in it.
Name: Tomas (1)
Location: Chicago, IL
Color Inspiration: I wanted a combination of chocolate brown, lime green and gold as the the main colors. However, once we started putting the room together and we kept finding great objects, we kept adding color. There are no color rules in Tomas' room. There are touches of hot pink, orange, purple, cream, red, yellow... also we have a raw concrete wall so we wanted the room to feel warm. Every color is welcomed and because the main colors are still the inspiration, everything else falls into place for his non-traditional nursery.
Color Inspiration: We didn't know the gender of our baby before he was born, so something that could work for a boy or a girl was a must. I wanted a happy, dreamy place filled with pops of colour, shape, and imagination. The "robin's nest" turquoise paint provided the perfect backdrop for all of the red and yellow (and other) accents throughout.
Name: Adelyn June (8 months)
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Color Inspiration: We love the color combination of sky blue and deep pink, and wanted blue to be the dominant color in her room. She has nine cousins who each designed a circle for her using a variety of vibrant colors and patterns, which hang on the wall. Those colors are also reflected throughout the nursery in her bedding, lighting, organizing baskets, and a picture frame that holds a letter that we wrote to her on the day she was born. We wanted it to be a bright, warm space for her to enjoy, learn, and grow in.