Nursery Tour: Nina's Bright Vintage Room

Nursery Tour: Nina's Bright Vintage Room

Julia Cho
Oct 30, 2009

Name: Nina
Age: One month
Location: Montreal

Mom Marie was initially inspired by the turquoise color of an old bathroom cabinet she found at a flea market, and the rest of the room took off from there. She threw in a bunch of toys passed down from grandmothers and parents, and created a room that exudes character.

The great taste of swedish people : Dos Visit by Dos Family, the good finds of KenziePoo, the ideas of LMNOP magazine and the guts to mix bright colors and the love of thrifts by Bitsandbobbins .

Favorite Element: Before starting to work on the room I found the turquoise bathroom cabinet in a flea market and fell in love with it. I already saw the future: my little one hiding her treasures in the small compartiments inside. It was a sign; I had to use that palette (my favorite one) for the room -not the classic pink for girls.  I thought that my baby girl could ask for a pinky girly room if she wants it when she get older and enjoy it better.  Meanwhile, she would have a colorful, vivid room that mixes vintage with new and shows objects full of history and soul  (greatgrandmother's green tote bag, grandmother's Becassine book, mom and dad's plush toys....).

Biggest Challenge: Using a ot of different and bright colors without losing the palette and getting too "rainbowish"....

What Friends Say: Nina will love it!!!

Proudest DIY: My drawing...

Biggest Indulgence:  We use a lot of recycled items and the room was pretty cheap to put together... Now that we saved some bucks there's a few pieces of art I'd like to have... like the whole collection of Kid Acne Rolling Stock mini vinyl's figures and some wall stickers from here, but I don't know which ones yet!!
Best advice: Follow your instinct and don't be afraid to use boyish wall color for a girl!!

Dream source: The Curiosity Shoppe and Magic Pony.

Resources: Thrifts store, Flea Market and gifts from my family ( rocking chair).

Thank you for sharing Marie. The special objects passed down from family members will definitely be treasured by Nina as she grows up. Your friends are right- Nina will love it!

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