A Nursery for the Whole Family

A Nursery for the Whole Family

Lauren Hufnagl
Jan 14, 2014

Name: Chase
Location: Washington, DC

When we first found out we were having a baby boy, being an Interior Designer I instantly started thinking of the ideal nursery. The challenge was converting the only extra room (my "woman den") into a space that all members of the family would feel comfortable hanging out in including our seven-year-old son.

I also wanted to use some existing items in the room like the Crate and Barrel Marlowe daybed and Olin grey rug, Ikea Expedit bookshelf, Eames rocker, and thrift-store-find coffee table. I also reused my older son's changing table.

I was inspired by the children's book A Long Piece of String by William Wondriska. The wordless orange and black graphic story instantly caught my attention for a color scheme. I used thrift store frames that I painted black and custom mats to hang a collection of pages from the book. The black Jenny Lind crib purchased from Target made a bold statement in the rear of the room. To mimic the pattern and colors of my existing rug, I found the perfect pendant from West Elm to hang above Chase's crib.

A lot of the items in the room are handmade by me like the stenciled "C" and graphic throw pillows, mobile, and crib skirt. The room has become a natural gathering place for our family and friends to enjoy the new baby.

Thanks, Shawna! Readers, you can see more of Shawna at her website, Shawna Underwood Interior Design or her blog, Red Door DC.


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