Themed rooms can be so much fun! I had seen a photo of a bedroom that was decorated heavily in shades of blue, lavender, pink, aqua & a pale yellow. I absolutely loved it and thought “There it is! There is my next project!” I immediately thought back to the vintage prints I had seen of Alice in Wonderland and thought what a clever and updated take on a classic story. I have to say, without the crib or changing table in the room, you might have never guessed this was for a nursery…perfect! It’s got that ‘growth’ attribute I value in every design. As you will see I have included paint colors to help assist in the selection of wall color & accessories. It’s great to create a full palate to keep focused on what will coordinate appropriately with your room. When I work on a project I will actually carry the color palate with me. You never know when you might stumble upon the perfect piece for your room.
1.Crystal Chandelier 2.West Elm Drapery 3.Sherwin Williams Interior Paint a. b. c. d. e. f. g. 4.Pottery Barn Kids Crib 5.Painted Bookcase 6.Alice Art Work 7.Round Table & silver paint 8.Blossom Tree Artwork 9.Dresser/Changing Table 10.Accent Pillows a. b. 11.Chaise Lounge 12.Navy Chevron Rug 13.Rabbit Pillow 14.Wooden Blocks
With this design I used a navy & white chevron area rug. This is a great versatile piece that could be used for a boy’s room if/when the time comes where you need to change or update your family’s bedrooms.
As for the furniture, I did select a sophisticated aqua colored chaise. If you have the room, a chaise can be of great use. I had a client who asked for a stylish way to add an area where she could take quick naps in the nursery while her baby was sleeping. A bed would not have fit and a chair & ottoman just didn't fit the room’s decor. A chaise fit perfect as it stayed along the wall and didn't encroach in the play area in the nursery.
Lastly, two other furniture pieces I had selected are more for the budget conscious parent. The small round table (which will make a great tea table someday) can be something that you find at a thrift store, garage sale or at an unfinished furniture mart. I happen to have found this one at Lowe’s. I am suggesting painting the table a silver color to create more of the tone on tone look of the room. The other is a small painted bookcase (I would suggest painting it lavender, aqua or pink from the colors that I had preselected for the room). What I love most about the bookcase is that the back wall of the bookcase has been wall covered. Genius! What a fun way to display pattern and color without all of the commitment. This is something that you can easily change throughout the years. Everything else is accessories that help visually bring the Alice in Wonderland theme to life!
Emily Fitch is The Little Style File's Interior Stylist. With over 10 years experience in Interior Design she will share with you exciting color concepts & styles for your family. She believes as your children grow, so should their rooms. Selecting pieces that can translate through time is the ultimate investment one can make for one’s home. Throughout the year Emily will share with you creative ideas for nurseries to pre-teen rooms…They can’t stay babies forever! If this is your first child, adding to your growing family or need help transitioning from baby, toddler to teen send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org! Connect with Emily at @emmyfitch.