My Room: Liam

My Room: Liam

Janel Laban
Mar 9, 2009

Leanne did a fabulous job on Liam's nursery. We're so glad she sent us photos and the design details. She writes: "I had this room in my head as soon as I saw the fabric I chose for the curtains (Ikea). They look like modern trees to me, balloons on strings to others, but either way I love the bold statement they make. I knew I was having a boy...

...and wanted to go more on the modern side with a little bit of traditional mixed in.

I fell in love with the Oeuf crib and dresser, but way over my budget, so I shopped around and thought this Wal-Mart collection (Olivia by Baby Mod) was pretty darn close. I actually like the warmth of the round wooden legs and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. The paint is by Benjamin Moore and the the color is called Beach Glass. I thought it was the perfect soothing blue with the tiniest hint of green. The bookcase is also a Wal-Mart find, I got the idea from a comment on this website (thanks)! The glider rocker was a very generous gift from my in-laws; it is the Monte Luca Glider with ottoman.

The cloud pictures above the changing table I took myself, and played with them in Photoshop to make them look like paintings. Then I had them printed on canvas and stretched, very inexpensive & easy at Quality Canvas Photos online. I have heard it can be dangerous to hang pictures above the crib so I let the mobile (by Bla Bla) do the work there. The top picture above the bookcase was just a piece of scrapbook paper that I glued a small red bird on, stuck it in a frame and wha-la instant art.

All in all I wanted it to be a soothing room for my little boy, still be vibrant with color and budget friendly.

Thanks, Leanne!

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