09/08/2011

Home refurbishment: Nursery dreams

From very grown-up (see my post on the sitting lounge here) to quite tiny... Here is a little overview of Monsieur Baby's nursery. Of all the rooms we did in this house and previously in our small South Kensington flat, this was by far the toughest project for me to work on.


At first, I had no idea whatsoever... Especially as I knew the little monster was to be a little boy and all I had were ideas of canopied cribs and butterflies flying across walls. Our long suffering interior designer suggested many themes and ideas but I hated everything (I blame the hormones) and insisted on coming up with the layout and themes myself.


Slowly I built this idea that I wanted to create a magical forest theme, all in a very soft layout of silvers, blue-greys and whites. We got a life tree laser cut into some MDF, life-size, painted in the same colour as the woodwork in the house, and built from there.


The furniture is all glossy white from Izziwotnot's Skyline range, and the accessories we've gathered from different shops and websites along the way. A few of my favourite pieces are pictured here: the life tree, the picture frame tree with the mug shots of the little munchkin's favourite toys, and the stencil made with his shortened name, Sacha. I also love all the animals we took to make the forest nursery magical, from the little owl door stopper to the blue monkey climbing the tree.


I now consider the room finished for a while, at least until Monsieur Baby demands to change it and get some more boyish decor put in (I don't think he'll like my idea of the Beware the Moon Skull and Bones wallpaper in light blue but I'm crossing my fingers!)

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1 comment:

Greg West said...

Good job for a small space apartment. The color combination is perfect for you little angel's corner.