Zoey's Nursery

I'll just go ahead and say it- I love styling nurseries!  
It doesn't get more fun than adding a bit of whimsy to a child's room. Especially when your client is open to any and all suggestions and allows you to pretty much have free reign on the design plans. The result is always awesome. Promise.
I am thrilled to finally share a very special project: Baby Zoey's Nursery

Our Momma had one request. "I want a space that feels light, open and airy."  She also had her heart set on adding some floral accents. Armed with a floral watercolour accent pillow and print found on Society6, BOOM! we had our jumping off point. 

The space we had to work with was a guest bedroom with one North facing window that lets in light-medium midday light.  The walls were a solid medium grey- too dark for a
light and airy space. 

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Initially, mom wanted a lighter grey which would lighten and neutralize the room. We had almost settled on and purchased paint when I suggested taking a sharp departure from the grey and choosing something even lighter.  Enter, the lightest, softest, most elegant pink you've ever set eyes on.  Even the name suggests soft butterfly kisses to the cheek. Gentle Butterfly 2173-70 Benjamin Moore.  Because, obviously, BM.  

 Gentle Butterfly 2173-70 Benjamin Moore 

Gentle Butterfly 2173-70 Benjamin Moore 

The best part about this paint colour is that it is soft enough to appear as almost a neutral and not an in-your-face pink. With the right accessories, it could easily grow with Baby Zoey as she develops her own personality and tastes. 

 Ikea Ekby Bjarnum Shelves / Etsy Bunny prints / @MillieBearBlooms giant tasseled knit blanket / @Society6 watercolour pillow

Ikea Ekby Bjarnum Shelves / Etsy Bunny prints / @MillieBearBlooms giant tasseled knit blanket / @Society6 watercolour pillow

A gorgeous gift. This @MillieBearBlooms original "Zoey" blanket was made especially for baby girl's arrival. Now it adds a beautiful layer of pink to soften the grey rocker.

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Gold details + cotton tails ...and dinosaurs?  A little gold T-Rex, while uncommon for a baby girl's room, it is a nod to this Momma's love for dinos and something she has already passed down to her daughter.  Fun Fact: before she was born, the very first time Mom felt Zoey kick was when she + Dad were watching Jurassic Park!

 Ikea Ribba Frame / @Society6 watercolour print / Handmade Mobile 

Ikea Ribba Frame / @Society6 watercolour print / Handmade Mobile 

Made with love, this mobile was made using an embroidery hoop + foam craft spheres + fabric pieces. It hangs down on invisible thread from a hook on the ceiling, so as not to obstruct the view or flow through the room.

 Ikea Frame / Handpainted Watercolour Artwork / Target Project62 Lamp / Vintage Brass Rocking Horse / Ikea Hemnes Dresser (pulls sprayed Gold)

Ikea Frame / Handpainted Watercolour Artwork / Target Project62 Lamp / Vintage Brass Rocking Horse / Ikea Hemnes Dresser (pulls sprayed Gold)

Throughout the room we used layers of pink in different shades and hues. They compliment each other and add depth, texture and visual interest.  White, gold and a bit of grey add contrast and play to a more mature and elegant feel in the space.

 Target Project62 Lamp / Vintage Brass Rocking Horse 

Target Project62 Lamp / Vintage Brass Rocking Horse 

One more closeup for this guy, because isn't he handsome? 

I will leave you here with a bit of colour theory. Did you know that pink used to be masculine? It was not always considered "girly". In the 18th century, it was often assigned to men and boys, being that it is a pale hue of the primary colour red, which symbolizes action, courage and fiery energy. Girls were more often dressed in pale blues as it was seen as the more dainty hue.  Let's hope that this little girl grows up with a fiery energy, staying inspired and courageous to do all that she wants in life!