Blakely's coral and neutral nursery is a personal project we're really excited to finally share! After moving back to the United States, I (Weatherly) was overjoyed to design a nursery that featured beautiful colors, handmade touches and modern lines. The results are a bright, cheery space where we all love spending time.
We started with the walls which we wanted to be gender-neutral as we wanted the space to function as the guest bedroom as well as the nursery. The stripes were a great neutral and yet modern backdrop. We used Martha Stewart paint from Home Depot in Lamb (white) and Sharkey Grey (tan). The bed is a full sized bed we've had forever and we found the white Threshold Seersucker Duvet bedding at Target. In representing our world travels and keeping the decor inexpensive, my husband made a custom frame for the world map.
The Baby Mod ParkLane 3-in-1 crib was a great find at Walmart as the bottom drawer has been much needed extra storage! The fabric banner was made by my sister-in-law and used at the baby shower. The grey chair is an Ikea chair turned rocker. Instead of splurging on Land of Nod or Serena & Lily glider, we found more how-to's online and converted the chair. It's been great thus far and Blakely loves rocking in it.
A problem we ran into was the electrical panel being exposed. It was quite an eyesore, so we painted a canvas to look like the rest of the wall, added some art and it blends in great! Plus we still have quick access to the panel in case we need it.
One of my favorite parts of the room is the handmade floral paper latern. We found the tutorial on Pintrest and although it took a long time to complete, it's pretty amazing what you can create with Rit dye, coffee filters and glue.
We used a Malm 4-drawer dresser from Ikea as the changing table and bought the custom coral minky changing pad cover on Etsy.
The faux Roman shades were my biggest challenge. I found a tutorial on how to make roman shades using mini blinds and used blackout fabric and Premier Prints Dandelion White/Coral to create the custom shades. I was relieved they were not only functional, but realy pulled the room together.
We love the finished product!