Natalie's Sleeping, Playing, Reading Nest

Natalie's Sleeping, Playing, Reading Nest

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Carrie McBride
Nov 17, 2010

Name: Natalie (19 months)
Location: Fairfax Station, VA
Color Inspiration: We recently bought my parents' home and the room we decided to give Natalie was my old room, which I decorated when I was 16. Out of my laziness to primer and paint everything, I decided to keep the lavender walls and dark blue trim. The Laura Ashley floral wallpaper border had to go, as well as the dark blue ceiling. Once I saw Penelope's room featured on ISLY's blog, with the scalloped border, I was inspired to paint a similar border to help lighten up the room. I wanted to re-use a lot of the items from Natalie's old room, which was brown, pink and green. When I found the matryoshka doll fabric that combined almost all the colors I wanted, I used it loosely as inspiration for the rest of the room.

Tip for Using Color: Use the range of tones from your color palette. Having dark and light shades of the same color makes the room feel more balanced and interesting.

Colors Used: Ivory, lavender, green, blue, brown and a little bit of pink.

Thanks for your colorful entry Vy and good luck!

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