Pink bliss ombre nursery

23/04/2019

Pink bliss ombre nursery

23/04/2019
Ombre Wallpaper Nursery

A few months ago an expectant mum-to-be reached out to us to help design a nursery for her little one. After a few sneak peeks on my Instagram on the day of the installation, we had many requests for the reveal post. So here it is – better late than never. The design brief for this room was to create a space that was both elegant and a little more ‘grown up’ than your average nursery, whilst maintaining an element of fun and whimsy. This particular design and it’s associated mood board went through a substantial evolution from our original proposal, as they sometimes tend to do, but the final draft translated to a warm palette filled with earthy textures and serene simplicity. From the outset, our client knew that she wanted an ombre effect for the walls, and what started off as a planned paint effect progressed into a statement wallpaper when our sourcing endeavours led us to a gorgeous, textured rust coloured ombre paper from Murals Wallpaper.

After confirming this paper, we focused on the nursery essentials – crib, feeding chair, dresser and storage. The crib and glider with ottoman are both from the West Elm X Pottery Barn Kids collaboration. We love the clean lines, classic sensibilities and the stark contrast of white against the bold walls (see the full collection in a previous post). We designed a custom chest of drawers in Jotun’s funky Dusty Rose to complement the walls and add a touch of fun. The large dresser doubles as the baby changing station with the help of a woven changing basket by Olli Ella Reva. String Shelves above provide space for cute shelfie styling as well as some practical surface space for baby products. For additional storage and a small bench / reading nook, we incorporated IKEA’s clever STUVA storage system designed specifically for kids spaces. We rate the flexibility of this modular system highly and use it often. It’s crazy how quickly space evaporates once you’ve checked off all the basics – but what really finishes a space, and gives it personality are the small details.

One of our favourite decor items in this room are the prints that we can’t take credit for finding – our client had seen and loved the work of Australia-based illustrator, Bek Halliday online and told us that she would love to include some in the design. She’s particularly fond of wild flowers and these delicate artworks were a perfect fit. The Lorena Canals rug provides a soft and cosy layer to the space and will be a welcome (and washable) surface for the little one once she is mobile. We included two sources of lighting in the design – the West Elm mobile chandelier for functional lighting overhead and the Greenwich wall light for softer lighting during night-time feeds and nappy changes.

We sourced many of the soft furnishings in this design from one of our favourite Netherlands-based concept stores, Lidor. See our shop the look below for the accessories details.

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