Name: Francie (20 months)
Location: Broadway, North Carolina
Francie's no-theme nursery was my attempt to design a space for my daughter that was not confined to the typical nursery theme: birds, trees, jungle animals, etc... I instead wanted to design a space that could grow with my daughter and not become obsolete once she was out of diapers.
The design is anchored by Pottery Barn Kid's Harlington bedding with a floral motif and color scheme that is girly but not too girly with reds, pink, orange and light blue. The key to ensuring a stimulating and cohesive design while avoiding a particular nursery theme was vibrant colored furniture and accessories that contrasted neutral walls and art that was both fun and educational.
I injected vibrant color into the room without painting a single wall by painting her dresser/changing table a deep rosy red that accentuated its Mid-Century details. I painted her book and toy storage shelf orange and topped it with a red tear drop shaped lamp from Target (I got both for under $40). I also made drapes out of red bed sheets with some added ribbon embellishments that further emphasize the color scheme.
I used art such as the "ABC I Love You" print I found at Target and a hot pink world map decal from Wall Star Graphics to stimulate my newborn's mind and educate my daughter as she grew. I recently replaced an IKEA Poang chair where I had rocked her to sleep for over a year with a pallet sofa my husband and I made. It is the ideal spot for story-time. Its black and white zig zag fabric adds more depth to the color scheme and offers another direction we can take the room's design as she grows.
Ultimately, I hoped for a space that could grow with Frances and so far it has done just that, now if it can keep up!
Thanks, Griffin! Readers, read more about Francie's room on Design Itch.
(Images: Design Itch)