Missoni for Target collection came out just about the time I was buying our crib and I thought the colors of the crib bedding looked wonderful in there, especially with the black crib. Babies love staring at black and white and Daphne, our one month old daughter, will just lie in her bassinet and stare up at the striped shades for hours.
IKEA SMILA HJÄRTA wall lamp. What is the favorite element in the room? I love the bassinet. It is Pottery Barn with a custom, white linen skirt. I had the linen skirt made in Charleston and it came out beautifully with the simple, black ribbon trim just above the base. It really keeps the room looking clean and chic and is one of the first things you notice when you come in the door. Before starting, what did we know we wanted to include, for sure? I knew I wanted to include the roman shades, chandelier, antique mirror, the dresser and the little gold bench. And I was hoping that I was having a girl, it all may have been a little bit ornate for a boy's nursery.
Candelabra. The shades were more expensive than the chandelier! What was the biggest indulgence? Probably the antique mirror with the gold, ribbon-like design framing it and the custom linen bassinet skirt. Any advice for other people starting this process? Don't be afraid of color, incorporate at least one or two antiques and have fun! I loved working on this room - it really brought me back to childhood and I was able to select pieces and use colors in a riskier way then I normally do. It is a challenging creating a room that is both stimulating to a baby but also soothing and peaceful. If money was no object, what would our dream source be? I would have loved either a Dorthy Draper gold and black Espana dresser in there or the Uptown Changer. I also would have done the Vetro Acryllic crib by nursery works.
Source List Paint • Walls: Robin's Nest by Benjamin Moore • Crown Molding: Super White by Benjamin Moore Furniture • White Cube Shelves: EXPEDIT by IKEA • Wardrobe: Purchased at an estate sale • Rug: overstock.com • Crib: DaVinci Jenny Lind in Ebony • Crib Bedding: Missoni for Target • Chair: Elizabeth Newman Interior Design • Zebra Organic Storage Bin: 3sprouts • Dresser: Wayfair • Regency Bench: Ebay • Striped Hooks: Anthropologie Artwork: • Velveteen Rabbit print from Blackwell's bookshop in Oxford UK • Horton Hears a Who print from R. Michelson Northhampton, MASS • Vintage Barnum & Bailey poster from 1979 • Vintage jewelry Advert Decorations • Paper Mache Zebra Head: Dwell Studio • Hot Air Ballon Mobile: Bellacor • Heart Lamp: IKEA • Piggy Bank: Target • Gourd Lamp: Tuesday Morning • Antique Mirror • Roman Shades: custom made with IKEA SOFIA fabric Thanks Deirdre! For more on Daphne's room and Deirdre's other projects, check out The Chic Bump and Candy Shop Vintage. (Images via Teeny Monster) • MORE KIDS' ROOMS ON APARTMENT THERAPY • SUBMIT A BABY OR KID'S SPACE