Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Modern Cottage nursery

Finally, the big reveal! We love the way the nursery design turned out - it's true Modern Cottage (kid) style: playful without being cutsie or overdone and with a few 'grown up' elements to keep it cohesive with the rest of the home.

Though we plan to eventually repaint all the millwork in the house white (and re-stain the floors, and redesign several other elements) I simply could not stand designing around the beige millwork we currently have. It was bringing me (and my design vision) down. So, we brought in our painting crew to tent off the room and give the millwork and doors fresh, white paint. This made a world of difference as the room became crisp and cheerful, particularly set against the darker wall color.

It's a small space and we certainly didn't want to overcrowd it. We converted an existing TV cabinet to an armoire, a vintage industrial cart to a changing table, and found the perfect crib that felt modern yet classic and didn't cost a fortune. The chair had great lines but hideous cover choices, so we dressed it up in a custom slipcover in a charcoal fabric. The stuffed toys came from Etsy and most of the other accessories we already had. You may recognize the silhouette of Scout from this post.

We'll be sharing more details about the evolution of our Modern Cottage nursery in the weeks to come!

Photos by the uber-talented Kristine Sitko.

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