What would you do for your sister expecting her first baby. Sure you buy a nice gift and offer to baby sit, but if you’re Nancy from A Life Designed, you go above and beyond and architect your niece’s entire nursery room during your free summer vacation. How’s that for sisterly love?!?!
“Gender neutral rooms can be hard to decorate. What colors to choose is always a top question. My sister was seeking something bright and fresh with pops of color. Lucky for me, I was going through a yellow and turquoise phase and I figured it was a neutral enough palette, so that’s what I went with!”
The pouf was an Etsy find and it came with the slipcover which we think is genius. Originally Nancy was looking at a cool grey knitted pouf that would have looked fantastic but it wasn’t practical in the room. “I think texture, color, pattern are all important elements in a child’s room.” Since the windows are directly across the entry, she wanted the drapery to be something more than just the existing white venetian blinds. “I originally was going to make the drapes from a white fabric with yellow giraffes on them. It was really cute but I ended up choosing a more modern and grown up print that would be more versatile. The drapes can be moved to another room or even turned into toss cushions in the future.” We’re also loving the trendy chevron prints she selected.
Nancy gave this cabinet she found in her sister’s garage a makeover. Look how she created something wooden and old looking into a coordinated piece of furniture that goes perfectly with the room! Love it! “Everything in the room was a DIY project, except for the crib, rocking chair and the little white bookshelf. The three biggies were the change table, the toy chest bench and the ABC storage cabinet.”
When Nancy suggested taking out the closet doors to make the room larger, she didn’t know the closest was already wallpapered by the previous home owner. “We contemplated tearing it down but it was going to be a lot of work and since it was in decent condition and happened to be blue and white, we decided to keep it. It wasn’t worth the time, effort and paint to tear it down.”
Thanks for sharing her gorgeous room with us Nancy!