"Under the Sea" Nursery

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - a Baby's room is a great opportunity to have fun with design!  

When I design a nursery, or a child's room, I like to choose a light, neutral base.  A mature color palette can easily grow and change with the child's interests by simply swapping out the accessories.  That way, you don't have to re-paint as the child ages.  

By putting together this Furniture Board, I was able to show my clients that even though I chose a light color, the room can still have a lot of interest.  It's also an opportunity to be more playful with other pieces in the room, like the rug for instance.  In this room the rug has so many colors and textures, that it's almost like piece of art. By choosing a lighter wall color, it doesn't compete with the rug, instead it accents it nicely. 

Often times, nurseries and children's decor can be heavy on the themes, and end up looking kitschy.  Just because it's a child's room, doesn't mean it has to be so literal.  My clients wanted an "Under the Sea" theme for their baby girl, but noted that all the blue and green colors could be misinterpreted as a boy's room.  We avoided this by layering different colors and textures.  A lot of these pieces can actually be used in different ways, creating versatility - and again changing with the needs of the child.

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This room proves that lighter colors and a sophisticated approach to nurseries doesn't mean it has to be boring or too grown-up. 

What do you think?  Could you live in this "Under the Sea" nursery?

xo,

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Blue Teal

Lately I've been drawn to all things Teal.  It seems to be the most versatile color of the moment.  This blue-green hue pops against all sorts of materials, whether it be the soft grey of concrete or the deep dark brown of wood or leather.  It pairs well with any shade of grey (which seems to be sticking around as the "it" color for interiors).  Not to mention it mixes well with other pops of color including yellow, navy, and orange.   Whether it's in deeper shades like "peacock", or lighter tones like "seafoam", this color is definitely one to think about adding to your decor.  It's fresh vibe is a must as your new go-to accent color!  

1. CB2 Ombre Teal Rug: http://www.cb2.com/ombre-teal-rug-8x10/s569522 2. Crate & Barrel Lima Alpaca Peacock Blue Throw: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/lima-alpaca-peacock-blue-throw/s279406 3. Dot&Bo Uptown Lounge Chair in Teal: http://www.dotandbo.com/collections/free-shipping-day-seating/22941-uptown-lounge-chair-in-teal#Chestnut 4. West Elm Judy Jackson Vase Set: http://www.westelm.com/products/judy-jackson-vase-set-d3619/?pkey=cvases-botanicals%7C%7C&group=1&sku=1456768 5. CB2 Linon Teal 20" Pillow: http://www.cb2.com/linon-teal-20-pillow-with-down-alternative-insert/s206885 6. CB2 Knitted Teal Pouf: http://www.cb2.com/knitted-teal-pouf/s563043

1. CB2 Ombre Teal Rug: http://www.cb2.com/ombre-teal-rug-8x10/s569522
2. Crate & Barrel Lima Alpaca Peacock Blue Throw: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/lima-alpaca-peacock-blue-throw/s279406
3. Dot&Bo Uptown Lounge Chair in Teal: http://www.dotandbo.com/collections/free-shipping-day-seating/22941-uptown-lounge-chair-in-teal#Chestnut
4. West Elm Judy Jackson Vase Set: http://www.westelm.com/products/judy-jackson-vase-set-d3619/?pkey=cvases-botanicals%7C%7C&group=1&sku=1456768
5. CB2 Linon Teal 20" Pillow: http://www.cb2.com/linon-teal-20-pillow-with-down-alternative-insert/s206885
6. CB2 Knitted Teal Pouf: http://www.cb2.com/knitted-teal-pouf/s563043

What do you think?  Would you add this fun color to your interior??

xo