Name: Wren (6 months)
Location: Christiansburg, VA
Color Inspiration: An old thrift store suitcase, my own c. 1975 baby blanket and nature. The suitcase began the process which was developed further with many handmade or passed-down items from great-grandmas, grandmas, grandpas, and aunts. Most of the objects in this room are a part of family history. I also wanted to integrate the colors often found in nature in an attempt to compliment the dark brown woodwork that seems too prominent to me. I figured, it used to be a tree (trunk) so why not put some green (leaves) around it?
Tip for Using Color: Use the nursery as an excuse to be bolder than you might otherwise be. Most of our home is fairly "safe" color-wise, but Wren's room has inspired us to take more risks in other places. When choosing wall colors, stick with it if you love it--no matter what "they" say. When this color first went up not a single person told me it would work, and now everyone loves it. Especially me!
Colors Used: Walls: Behr Grass Cloth. Elsewhere: Shades of green, blue, brown and a little red.
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.
Read more from Carrie »