Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Nursery for Baby M-S

My good friends Emily and Grant are expecting a little one in the summer. While shopping last weekend, Em and I found some pillows that inspired us to get thinking about the nursery. One was a great black and white striped, piped in a chartreuse green. The other is a smaller white pillow with the silhouette of a boston terrier. A little tribute to our little Beaufort - or Beaufie as Em calls him:)

They don't know the sex of the baby, but we thought black, white and green would be perfect for a little boys' room and you could always throw a little pink in the mix if need be!

Emily loves the simplicity of the SOMNAT crib from IKEA and luckily it comes in a great green color!

The wall color is already painted Para Paints Lunch at Tiffany's, which is a soft grey and will tie in perfectly with the color scheme.
Emily plans to use an antique pine dresser for storage and a change table. We'll find some fun fabric for the change pad.
So here is little look at what I came up with for the room.
  • A bit of black and white, with a touch of green and of course my beloved white. I think the white will soften the room at bit.
  • A great graphic polka dot rug, layered with a soft flokati rug - cozy!
  • An upholstered glider/rocker in a neutral tone. Comfortable for feeding and snuggling time, but not limited to the nursery as the baby grows up!
  • Graphic alphabet and number prints framed and matted in white.
  • Simple black wall shelves for storing toys, books and trinkets.
Baby M-S' nursery

What do you all think? I'll have to wait a bit for Emily and Grant's opinion, as they decided yesterday to take off to Miami for a few days. I'm so happy that they were able to get away - they deserve it! What I wouldn't do for an escape from the cold right now!


  1. such a great design! i love nursery design...it is so fun!

    i am glad i discovered you via things that sparkle today...loving your blog! off to read s'more... :)


  2. hey Janer
    I really like the room scheme!! I totally agree with you on the white, I used white curtains and white polka dot bedding and it really lightened things up ans the room feels very calm :) I thought of you with all of the decor I was picking.
    Crystal and Brooklyn

  3. I love this! those prints are so cute :)

  4. That is a lovely combination, Jane. I love that Ikea lamp. We recently took our first trip to Ikea, and I really loved it. I'm still trying to put the boys' room together. I have been eying that rug, and just might have to buy it. It has such a nice, strong graphic

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE all of it! Where would a girl find those animal/ number prints?


  6. What a great nursery! Love what you came up with!

  7. <3 it all! I am lucky to have my modern jane brainstorming a design for Baby M-S! Nice treat to come back to after the return to winter. xo em & gr

  8. Can't wait to see the nursery come together (not to mention the house, which we haven't seen yet...). Even more excited to meet baby M-S. My new niece or nephew!! I love the puppy pillows. Where are they from and are different breeds available (schnauzer)?

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