Annabelle's Original Art-Filled Nursery

My Room

Name: Annabelle (6 months)
Location: Lowell, MA

This is by far my favorite room in our house. When thinking about the design, I knew that I wanted something bright and cheerful and far from the traditional "girly" pinks and purples.

I started by looking for art on Etsy and settled on some great prints by Sadly Harmless that are whimsical and fun but would still be appealing as Annabelle grew up. Next up was finding the rug — a great graphic black and white chevron that is the perfect canvas for the brights in the room. Everything sort of fell into place from there.

I spent weekends perusing small shops and Etsy for unique art and fabric. I refinished an old dresser in a fun red and swapped in mercury glass knobs to complement the mercury glass mirrors on the art wall. Those will need to be changed to something sturdier once she becomes mobile! Anything basic I purchased was customized a bit to keep from looking too "stock." For example, the basic white storage cubes are backed with a bold graphic paper.

Lastly, I looked for ways to add a little of her dad and I to the room. Many children's rooms have numbers, so I added fabric numbers to some storage baskets, representing my husband's favorite sports figures. I also created some artwork featuring the famous numbers from Lost, one of our all-time favorite shows. All in all I think the room is fun, original, and most importantly, Annabelle loves it!

Thanks Brianna!

(Images: reader Brianna)

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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.

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