Lydia & Sophia's Birdhouse Nursery

Lydia & Sophia's Birdhouse Nursery

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Carrie McBride
Nov 18, 2010

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.

Color Inspiration continued: Because I also have two-year-old twin girls, I decorated another little girl nursery fairly recently. That one was done in pastels. This time, in addition to the bolder orange walls, I wanted to create a feminine but bold mix of modern and traditional elements to create a fun yet soothing space.

Tip for Using Color: Because I chose a bold color palette, I wanted to make sure that the room didn't end up too overpowering. It is, after all, still a nursery. I think that the bold color palette worked as well as it did because I also used a lot of white furniture and accents, which broke up the bright color scheme.

Colors Used: The primary colors in the room are a sherbet orange, hot pink, and olive green.

Thanks for your colorful entry Jody and good luck!

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