Hayes' Bright & Bubbly Room

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Name: Hayes (6 months)
Location: Indian Trail, NC

My husband and I knew from the very beginning that we weren't going to find out the sex of the baby, so I knew that I wanted a nursery that would work for either a boy or a girl.

I also knew that I didn't want to use any of the usual neutral colors you see in baby bedding, clothing, etc (i.e., yellows, greens, creams). So I went for a dark charcoal gray with bright white accents that pop against the heavy color. Since I knew babies really respond to bright colors, I wanted the accents to provide pops of strong color, so I went with fluorescents rather than primary colors.

When we pulled everything together — finds from Etsy, decor items from IKEA, rug from Crate & Barrel, cubbies from Target — we felt the modular bookshelves we'd picked up from IKEA were a little boring. So my husband and I took some Farrow & Ball wallpaper that we had and wallpapered some drywall with it and then nailed it to the back of the bookshelves to give it some personality. It's probably my most favorite part of the nursery, along with the chevron-pattern crib skirt.

Now that Hayes is here, the room fits her perfectly. She has a bubbly personality and loves to look at all of the colors and patterns.

Source List:
Crib: Baby Cache Bliss crib in white
Crib skirt: Tufts of Love on Etsy
Graphic prints above crib: Coco & Bubbles on Etsy
I love U print above glider: Coco & Bubbles on Etsy
Owl print above crib: IAdoreDecor on Etsy
Owl Blanket: Friend quilted it
Wallpaper on bookshelves: Farrow & Ball
Lighting: IKEA
Rug: Crate & Barrel
Shelves: IKEA
Cubbies: Target

Thanks Blake!

(Images: Blake V.)

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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.