Name: Ryder Peltier
Location: San Gabriel, California
Room Size: 13’ x 13’-2”
Amy Peltier has designed a delightful nursery for her son, one that he will grow into easily for years to come. She has blended modern pieces and fun colors that keep the room young and playful with larger pieces like the dresser and chair, which will be perfect with a grown up bed and accessories. Welcome to Ryder's bedroom!
What was your inspiration for the room?
The quilt used for his bedding. I had found that first while trying to decide on colors, and I just really liked how I could go in so many directions with it.
What is your favorite element in the room?
An old blueprint I found in my grandparents' cottage. I have no idea why they had it stored in the back of one of their closets, but after they passed away, we were cleaning the cottage out and I found it. This was years before I was even pregnant, but I hung onto it knowing I could use it one day.
Before starting, what did you know you wanted to include, for sure?
The color navy with pops of orange. We actually moved out to California right after Ryder was born, so it was a little hard to make any concrete decisions because we weren’t sure what would fit in his room.
What was your proudest DIY?
Painting my grandfather’s old dresser, and the three transportation pieces of art. I think that dresser was the first large piece of furniture I ever painted. I also needed three little prints, so I created the transportation pieces with shadow boxes from IKEA.
What was your biggest indulgence?
All the furniture! I wanted timeless, good quality furniture that would grow with him. The bed can turn into a headboard, the changer becomes a dresser, and the rocker is one of my favorite pieces that I can stick in any room down the road. Also the mobile — it wasn’t cheap for a little mobile that hangs form the ceiling.
Any advice for other people starting this process?
Find your focus and inspiration and pull the room together from there. I can’t even count the number of nurseries and homes I have designed now, but without a master design plan it’s very easy to get overwhelmed, off track and confused. Completing a master design with ensure everything flows and you stick to your budget.
If money was no object, what would your dream source be?
I think the only other thing I would have done to the room is have the drapes made and hang wallpaper. But for now we just rent, so we felt it wasn’t worth the investment.
· Crib/Changing table - Restoration Hardware
· Changing pad cover – Land Of Nod
· Map Artwork – PB Kids
· Basket for stuffed animals – Container Store
· Romans – DIY from Bed Bath and Beyond panels
· Blue Dresser – Grandfathers painted blue, knobs from KrisKrafting on ETSY
· Lamp – Home Goods
· Silver Airplane – Macy’s
· Chair – Lee Industries
· ‘R’ Pillow – Land of Nod
· Sheet – Serena and Lily
· Striped Pillow – Serena and Lily
· Orange throw pillow – Home Goods
· Quilt – Pottery Barn
· Turtle stool – Ballard Designs
· Airplane Mobile – Restoration Hardware
· Airplane print – Art.com, Frame – IKEA (without the glass for safety reasons)
· Toy Chest – Niemen Marcus
· Rug – FLOR
· Bookshelves – IKEA
· Transportation artwork – DIY
· Crib skirt – Custom made with Schumacher Zigarat fabric
Thanks, Amy + Ryder!
(Images: Bethany Nauert)
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