Schuyler's Soothing Room with Peach & Pink Accents

Schuyler's Soothing Room with Peach & Pink Accents

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Carrie McBride
Apr 29, 2015
(Image credit: Tessa Neustadt )

Project by: Natasha Jansz Design
Location: Los Angeles, California

This was a special recent project for me - a bedroom I designed for my little friend, Schuyler. She is 17 months now, and her parents and I go way back. This room had great natural light as a starting point. We wanted the decor to feel soothing, but include lots of playful touches.

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The importance of painting samples on the wall and considering them at different times of the day can not be overstated! The color we settled on (Behr Silver Drop) highlights all the white pieces in the room, and acts as a foil for a layering of peach-y pinks in our accessories.

(Image credit: Tessa Neustadt )

We made the guest bed feel like a cohesive part of the nursery with loads of pillows, and a garland strategically hung above. They define the bed as a lounge for Schuyler to read, play, and cuddle with her favorite people.

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We avoided the "catalog look" by mixing in some organic pieces. The different wood finishes of the armchair and the little vintage chair lend this room some individuality and rustic warmth.

We layered on the texture: from the macrame-like chair upholstery, to the felt garland adorning the bed, to the velvety cottons and fluffy shags of the pillows, this room has plenty of subtle interest in its mix of textiles.

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Personal touches are key! The silver sailboat sculpture on the dresser is a nod to Schuyler's East-coast family culture. In style, it was a good counterpoint for a preppy "S" monogram over the crib. The sweet Labradoodle rocker is a miniature of the family's real-life pet. And the final piece of the design, the abstract painting on canvas, was done custom for this room by my talented assistant, Anna. We approached it as a quick DIY project, and it ended up being a focal point that makes the room feel modern, fun and unique.

Sources:

  • Crib, dresser - Giggle
  • Dresser hardware - World Market
  • Drapes - Pottery Barn
  • Armchair - Urban Outfitters
  • Kid's chair - vintage
  • Rug - Pattern Society
  • Garland - Land Of Nod
  • Woven basket, floor lamp, multi-colored pillows - Target
  • All other pillows, sailboat sculpture - Pier One
  • Frames, Bedspread and Boucle Throw - Ikea
  • Bedskirt - Bed, Bath & Beyond
  • Crib Sheet - Aiden + Anais
  • Painting - Custom original by Anna Tichon

Thanks, Natasha!

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