When I found out I was pregnant with a boy I immediately started thinking of his nursery. Though at first I wasn't sure which design direction to take, I was certain of what I didn't want: primary colors, plaid, sports, or the dark and serious themes I like to call "Baby CEO". I wanted Alexander to have a bright and happy room in which he could transition from infant to toddler.
Being a design professional I have access to a myriad of cool products, and my inspiration for Alexander's nursery palette and theme came from a wallpaper runner by UK based Harlequin; once I had secured the wallpaper everything fell into place. I framed the wallpaper as art, used it to recover a lamp shade and made it into memento boxes.
My style is traditional with a fresh twist. I like rooms to have a collected look as if they have evolved over time. I love to combine different pieces, styles, and textures. I selected the nursery furnishings from a variety of vendors, many of which don't trade in baby products.
Wallpaper (framed as art): Jungle Jamboree by Harlequin.
Paint colors: Sherwin Williams Extra White and Sherwin Williams light French Gray.
Crib, Dresser, and Bookshelf: Restoration Hardware Baby.
Rocking Chair: Oak, custom designed and made in Nicaragua.
Floor Lamp: Restoration Hardware Baby. The barrel burlap shade is covered in Harlequin wallpaper.
Lambskin Rug: Crate and Barrel.
Art: Framed Harlequin wallpaper, vintage Italian prints, painting by Houston artist Anita Nelson.
Hanging Rabbits: Pottery Barn Kids.
Rocking Elephant: Pottery Barn Kids.
Lulu the Lamb by Baby Style: Right Start.
Drapery: Custom made.
Drapery Hardware: West Elm.
Bedding: Serena & Lily.
Monogrammed pillow: Pottery Barn Kids.
Stuffed animals and toys: Restoration Hardware Baby and Right Start.