My Room: Gavin

New York

Gavin's room pleasingly mixes blues and greens for a totally modern look. Angeli tells us more: My first challenge was to make a dark room into a nursery so first, I decided that the colors needed to be peaceful but lots of fun so I chose ocean light blue, blue and lime green.

I decided to have horizontal lines across the accent wall which created a fun and inventive environment. I decided to mainly go with White furniture to give a clean crisp look. I chose a sleek modern crib and dresser in the Oeuf Classic.

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The glider I searched the longest for. Everything that I saw was boxy, old fashioned and made of fabrics I did not like. I ended up customizing an EQ3 Karbon chair in white leather, which is very easy to clean. The side table was very mod and white and I really liked the shape. For a light fixture I fell in love with the Le Klint pendant and it became one of the biggest focal points in the nursery. I finished up the furniture with colored floor tiles by FLOR and customized toy boxes by VIA.

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After the furniture arrived, it was time to personalize and really make this a unique nursery. First I created a new friend for my son...he is a friendly robot and he would be found all over the nursery. I designed three fun scenes with the robot, printed them and framed them on white frames. I made a special alphabet art painting on canvas painted by his own mommy, I sewed him a robot pillow which I created from felt and fabric and a robot plushie out of fleece.

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I also made a crib skirt and cornice of the same blue fabric and white stripe I used for the pillow and carried it throughout the room to tie everything together. There was a hideous old Air Conditioner unit on the wall that we could not remove, so I sewed a cover for it that looks like a cloud. To tie this in with the rest of the room and the blue color I decided to add more clouds to the theme. First I got different sized cloud decals from Dali Decals and to top it all off, I had a local carpenter create a special cloud shelf for me.

I then rounded out the room with a cute green lamp so I can read to my son while in the glider. I also purchased an IPOD Nano to download all of his favorite songs to and got the awesome I-Boo to use as Ipod speakers. I installed a white shelf over the cloud/AC Unit which I placed some pictures and wood toys on. Then I loaded his toy boxes and cloud shelf up with tons of stuffed animals and toys.

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Resources:
Pendant light: Le Klint
Crib: Oeuf Classic
Crib: Oeuf Classic
Swivel/Glider Chair: EQ3 Karbon Chair
Toy Boxes: VIA
Bookends: Jonathan Adler
Mobile: bla bla kids
Wood Cloud shelf: Jeff the carpenter (Long Island) He makes amazing custom furniture! I can refer him to anyone.
Floor: Flor Tiles
Clock: Pilot design

Made by Angeli:
Window treatment/Cornice (cornice wood frame made by Jeff)
Robot Pillow
AC cover
Alphabet Robot Painting
Stuffed Robot
Robot Frames

Thanks Angeli! Readers, you can find Angelia at Art by Angeli blog.

(Images: Art by Angeli)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.