Cecily's Bright and Happy Nursery

Cecily's Bright and Happy Nursery

Carrie McBride
Dec 5, 2011

Name: Cecily Claire (1 month)
Location: Bucks County, PA

Color Inspiration: When we found out I was pregnant, we decided that we didn't want to know the sex. That meant everything needed to be gender neutral (it ended up being a girl!). The search for fabric and a color scheme continued until I came across DwellStudio's Owls Sky set. I've always had a thing for owls used in décor, and I really liked the colors. I had known I wanted light gray walls and white furniture for the nursery; thus the bedding worked perfectly. However, I didn't want the whole room to be in the gray, green, and turquoise colors, so I tried to add in some other colors with the changing pad cover, different colored drawer pulls, colorful toys, and prints on the wall.

Tip for Using Color: I love color, but wanted the nursery to be gray since it's a nice gender-neutral color. I had to find a way to sneak some more color on the walls, though, so I used the age-old trick of an accent wall. In this case I was able to paint one wall green and the sink area of the Jack-and-Jill bathroom turquoise. Even if you're afraid of color, an accent wall is a great way to infuse a bit of color into a room without having to commit to having that color in the whole room. And if you don't like the color? It's just paint!

Colors Used: All colors are Benjamin Moore: "Oxford Gray", "Rosemary Green" (accent wall) and "Ash Blue" (bathroom).

Thanks for your colorful entry Helena and good luck!

What's at stake? Bragging rights AND $1000 worth of prizes from P'kolino!

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