Finn's Baby Brother-to-be's Tiny Nursery

Finn's Baby Brother-to-be's Tiny Nursery

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Janel Laban
Nov 9, 2009

Name: Finn & Baby Brother-to-be
Age: 2 and Due November 17
Location: Liberty, Pennsylvania

Color Inspiration: This room was super tiny so we wanted to utilize colors that would make the space come to life and feel cozy. We just fell in love with this tomato orange but I didn't want the baby to necessarily be looking at it all the time. So...

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Color Inspiration continued: ... for the majority of the room we went with a very soothing pale blue. Using the soft blue saved the room from feeling too cramped. (The usable space in the room is only 4.5ft by 6ft. There is a tiny hallway into it.) I loved the Lizzy House duck fabric. I used the fabric to bring a touch of the bold color in and to add the playful, childlike element to the nursery.

Tip For Using Color: Don't be afraid to use bold colors in a nursery or in small spaces. Offsetting a beautiful strong color with some unpredictable neutrals makes a room come to life. Make sure to have fun with color and don't obsess about being too matchy matchy.

Colors Used: I handmade most of the items in the room. My favorite is the pinwheel mobile. I designed the pattens for the paper and handmade the pinwheels. My mom made the fabric items with Lizzy House fabric. I also covered some boxes with extra fabric for extra storage. The paint is from Sherwin-Williams: Obstinate Orange, Tea Chest and Hinting Blue. The rug is from The Land of Nod. The crib is a Mini Crib from The Baby Depot. The brown bins are Skip-Hop. The changing table we already had.

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