Shannon of the Shannon Jig has a personal design philosophy of less is more. “I’m not a fan of clutter and I would call my design style to be contemporary and clean lines,” Shannon said. Since she was also not a fan of ‘themed’ typed nurseries, her inspiration for her little nugget’s room was to start with picking with picking the perfect color combination and then filling the room with details that don’t clutter. “Keeping the colors to three seemed to prevent it from looking too busy.”
Pink and dark gray were the color combination she selected, a combo she always loved. She chose to go with a darker gray, in Behr’s Dark Granite, since she wanted the room a tad more dramatic and less princess-y. “We started as soon as found out the Nugget’s gender. It was a long process, since we needed to refinish the floors, paint the walls and ceiling and even refinish the door. We finished well before she was born, but probably didn’t get the finishing touches in until about 36 weeks.”
Upon entering, guests are welcomed by the cherry blossom decal that starts at the corner of the room and spans over her dresser/changer. The room has a “barn ceiling” which means the walls are really low on the two long sides of the room. “It was hard decorating such low walls. I found that the cherry blossom decals and the butterfly decals were a great way to add dimension to the room without putting something up that wasn’t at eye level.”
Shannon filled the nugget’s room with details that she loves. “I personally love her little white bench under the window. I also have two prints that I made myself on each side of the window. The one print says “You are my sunshine”. The other print says “My only sunshine.” My mom used to always sing this song to me and I sing it to our little girl all the time too. I also like the pink rocker. It’s different from your average glider and really softens the room. Finally, I love her chandelier. Every little girl needs a chandelier.”
The perfect bedding came easily for Shannon as she found an inexpensive set she liked at Babies R Us. “I know that bumpers and quilts are controversial, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something that may not even be used once she gets into the crib.”
Like many other parents, Shannon’s nursery room is the smallest in her home and presented her with some space challenges. The crib’s placement was determined based on proximity to the window and to the heating vent. “We wanted her away from the window due to our cold, cold Buffalo winters. Luckily, the glider, bench and dresser all fit in the room pretty seamlessly. We had to forgo a changing table and just put a changing pad on her dresser, but I really like the way it looks.”
Thanks Shannon for sharing the nugget’s nursery home with us!