Darwin's Bright and Playful Nursery

Darwin's Bright and Playful Nursery

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Carrie McBride
Nov 21, 2011

Name: Darwin (5 months)
Location: Pennsylvania

Color Inspiration: I wanted something that could be gender neutral first of all and no traditional baby pastels. This is our first house and the first room we painted so we were a little intimidated but we wanted a fun vibrant space for our baby. I knew it had to be somewhere I would want to spend a lot of time as well and it definitely turned out to be my favorite room in the house!

Tip for Using Color: Just go for it! For me, I waited around forever trying to choose the "perfect" shade from all those swatches stuck on the wall. Just go with your gut and get some paint on the wall. It's amazing the inspiration that starts to flow when you're finally surrounded by color! Thrift stores are great places to find art too. All of the maps and the star chart are from a $.50 atlas at Goodwill.

Colors Used: Olympic No-VOC paint and primer in Safe Harbor from Lowe's for the walls. The inside of the closet is Abracadabra. I made the lime zebra slipcovers for the glider from fabric at a local craft store.

Thanks for your colorful entry Margaux and good luck!

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