Name: Lydia & Sophia (4 weeks) Location: Seattle, WA Color Inspiration: Before I even knew the sexes of our twins, I was completely in love with the idea of an orange nursery. To be honest, I had a few reservations about the color at first. I knew exactly what color I wanted, but I was afraid that it would end up too pale or too bright once it went on the wall. In the end, after pouring over paint chips, I completely fell in love with this color and, as soon as it was on the wall, it served as the inspiration for the rest of the room.
Name: Zoey (due 11/13/10) Location: Cincinnati, OH Color Inspiration: Initial inspiration came from the fabrics that I chose to have throughout her room. I wanted something unique and fun without being over the top girly. With this in mind I decided to stick with lime greens, corals, and a little blue here and there. I chose a light, calming shade of gray for the walls. I knew doing this would make everything else of color really pop! Plus it will be fairly easy to switch out accessories without painting down the road if we change our minds.
Name: Jeremiah (3) & Mia (15 months) Location: San Antonio, TX Color Inspiration: During my second pregnancy, I was having major trouble committing to a color scheme that was both pleasing and would suit a boy and a girl equally well. Couple that with a gradual loss of income, and this room is what you get. It was when I decided to give up that this space started to speak for itself.
Name: Mika (6) Location: Marshall, MN Color Inspiration: I've seen yellow and teal before and loved it. I knew I had the duvet in a closet and my little girl was growing up and tired of her pink and green room. The duvet had some of the green in it, so the green pieces that I already had in the room would still work fine. I painted over the painstainkingly previously done room and stenciled the yellow design you see. It was my daughters idea to put in some teal spots on the wall which I think is great!
Name: Ian & Eleanor (3-year-old twins) Location: Santa Rosa, CA Color Inspiration: As soon as we purchased this home we knew we wanted to paint the twins' room green. We wanted to create a space that was warm and cozy, and very gender neutral. We wanted it to be childlike and whimsical, but readily adaptable for them as they get older.
Name: Brigsby (due 12/16/10) Location: Lithia, FL Color Inspiration: There really was no plan or inspiration. I just wanted chaos. Lots of colors and patterns and contrast. And I wanted to do it myself...so I hand stenciled the walls, painted the stripes and clouds, nailed birds to the ceiling. About half way through, the room kind of reminded me of a carnival and that made me happy. Instead of trying to find things that matched, I just went with whatever piqued my interest at the time...and I got the calm chaos I wanted from the very beginning.
Name: Lucy (2) Location: Houston, TX Color Inspiration: I really started sewing about a year ago and have been inspired by some amazing lines out there ("Little Folks" by Anna Maria Horner is my absolute favorite but I've also been inspired by Denise Schmidt, Amy Butler, Laura Gunn...). I've never been much of a decorator but suddenly I want these happy prints everywhere in my home.
Name: Matilda (5 months) Location: Bucuresti, Romania Color Inspiration: We decorated Matilda's room having in mind the time of her birth, which was springtime with it sunny skies and chirping birds. We live in an rather dark old building with massive doors and parquet floor in dark tones, so we wanted to bring more light into the room without diminishing its classic touch or making it too striking. That was why we set our minds on a solar yellow for a single wall and decided to have only white and neutral furniture, except for a couple of antiques (the chest of drawers, the armchair, and the mirror).
Name: Emery (15 months) Location: Kenora, Ontario, Canada Color Inspiration: While I was pregnat and looking for inspiration for my baby's nursery, I was drawn to the color blue, so naturally, I thought I must be having a boy. However, since we decided not to find out the sex, I decided not make it too boyish, just in case. So I found a robin's egg blue for the walls which I thought could work for a boy or a girl and added pops of bright color in the accessories to make it more gender neutral. The hits of color in the carpet tiles, artwork and bedding all help to make the space more playful and fun and not too boyish, which is a good thing because baby Emery turned out to be a girl!