Kelli created a lovely room for Leo that will easily grown along with him. She shares her process: I wanted my nursery to be non-themed. I didn't want anyone to walk in and see clowns or spaceships everywhere. I started with painting the walls grey because it's my favorite color. I'm a graphic designer by trade, so I'm very into typography.
I added some personal design pieces but kept the cost low by fitting them in standard store bought frames. The baby mobile came from Urban Outfitters. It's not made to be a baby mobile, but when I saw it I knew it was perfect for the vintage and modern look I was going for. It only cost $12 and the photos I retrieved from my grandparents' house. The dresser is my favorite item in the room. It was a cheap Craigslist find. It was antique white and had this huge mirror on top. I chose the yellow because it reminded me of an old boys room from the 50's. I got the hardware from Anthropologie.
I wanted to share my room design because when I first started researching room ideas, I got frustrated by not finding a lot of non-themed rooms. I also think it's harder designing for a boy. Lots of retailers like to have blue and brown in most boy items. I would tell anyone looking to design their nursery to start early and remember that it should be a fun project, not something to stress you out. I started very early and worked on it on the weekends. If you give yourself plenty of time, you can focus more on the little touches towards the end. Sometimes, the smallest of details, can make you the happiest. I still enjoy looking at my old family photos above the crib.
Thanks Kelli! Readers, you can find Kelli here.
(Photos: Adam Richard)