Poppy's "Dreamy Baby" Nursery

Poppy's "Dreamy Baby" Nursery

Carrie McBride
Dec 12, 2013

Name: Poppy Claya
Location: Margaret River, WA, Australia

The room design started with a chance outing to the hardware store where I found a copy of Dulux's Inspiring Nursery Ideas booklet. We hadn't even considered redoing this space but the photos and ideas took me away to a happy place. Poppy's room started with the 'Dreamy Baby' theme and grew from there.

The inspiration and instructions for the scalloping effect can be found on the Dulux Australia site. We chose to use a canvas; it makes a lovely 3D effect by leaning it on the wall shelf. It turned out exactly as we wanted. The walls are painted in Dulux's Whisper White, a great neutral white for all the pops of colour and texture we chose. The warmth of it helps to make Poppy's small and darker room feel warm and relaxed. It also compliments the brown tones chosen in the decor.

The monogram circle on the door is a wall sticker from 41 Orchard. The print inside the door is by the amazing Mara Girling from Print Space, an talented group of artists and designers based out of Melbourne. I think it makes the perfect keepsake for a baby. The cot was bought for Poppy's big sister to use by her Grandmother and has now been passed along. Her change table (dresser) is from IKEA. Her change mat cover is from Eco Nino Nursery. Above the change table is a collection of beautiful things to keep Poppy distracted during changing time and also inspire those changing her!

The baskets scattered around the room are collected treasures and dollar store delights. We sprayed them with spray paint (in pink flamingo & silver enamel) to make them modern and funky. We LOVE how they turned out. A super fun DIY project. Her clothing rack is a painted spice rack from IKEA, we used the same whisper white from the walls. Above it is a basket we were given by a beautiful lady from when we lived in a remote Aboriginal community in the desert. It holds great memory and importance to us.

The curtains are another DIY and were white and dip dyed in pink dye. Then washed to make them have a pink tinge. This lets us play with the mood in the room. The other grey curtains are black-out 9 (again, a nursery necessity around here!). The nursing chair is a basic IKEA Poang. The cushion is from India and is so bright and beautiful. The stool is another updone IKEA piece with spray paint.

On the wall is a print Moon for Neil by Martin Krusche. The joining wall has the most amazing wall stickers by 41 Orchard. I chose to use the simple white clouds on the creamy white walls because I love that you have to look twice. They are the definition of whimsy to me.

This space is perfect for us. I can sit and feed Poppy and be transported to a calm and happy place up in the sky looking down on a colourful and happy haven.

Source List:

  • Paint: Dulux Australia
  • Bedding: Adairs
  • Wall stickers- monogram circle & simple cloud: 41 Orchard
  • Birth Print: Printspace
  • Instagram mini poster: Postercandy
  • Change mat cover: Eco Nino Nursery
  • Dresser, Chair, Stool: Ikea
  • Cot: King Parrot
  • Tissue Paper Garland DIY Kit: The Flair Exchange
  • Bear & Girl Print: Lotte Klaver
  • Girl Deer Print: Catherine Campbell
  • Zebra Artwork: Little Charlie M.
  • Wall stickers- mountain, toadstools, birds & arrows: Love Mae

Thanks, Ashley! Readers, say hello to Ashley at Piper and Poppies.


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