Another renter who didn't let the limitations stand in her way of creating a beautiful room for her daughter. Ellie tells us more: As an Interior Designer living in a rented house, my biggest obstacle is not being able to make permanant changes to the walls, and floors. I had to work with the existing carpet, and since the walls would have to be returned to their original color, I didn't want to add to much detail besides a coat of paint.
We live at the beach and so I wanted the room to have a hint of nautical without everything in the room having to be themed. The concept for the space came out of my favorite photograph. It is three peices of driftwood that I found on the beach, each peice represents our family. This helped lend to the classic nursery theme.
We kept the colors neutral, but added splashes of color in the decor, allowing the room to change and grow with the child. Instead of doing a wall mural I hand painted a few stretched canvases, and added some framed photography to add layers upon the painted walls. A child sized bookshelf gave us room to display books and a piggy bank that I had as a child. It was important to be able to add items that I grew up with, and have them fit into the space. The Mickey Mouse clock above the door, hung in my nursery. We added a tall paper light in the corner for a nice soft light, and hung tan drapes, and shades on the window. Overall the space, is warm, yet cheerful with a touch of nautical, and a few heirlooms.