We recently completed an E-Design for a client looking to create a nursery for their first baby, a boy. The clients live near the beach and wanted a nautical feel with pieces that would easily grow with the baby later. It was music to our ears.
In case you haven’t gathered, we absolutely LOVE creating kid’s spaces, especially nurseries. And because we’re all three moms ourselves, we understand meshing style with function.
In this space, we started with a soothing color on the walls, Wedgwood Gray by Benjamin Moore. Having this blue as the backdrop allowed us to bring in a lot of neutral pieces to balance out the space and possibly transition to another nursery (even for a girl) or room later down the road.
We kept the space playful by bringing in a mix of textures and patterns, including buffalo check, houndstooth and ticking stripes. For the rug, we chose an indoor/outdoor option for easy cleaning (both for now—baby spit up anyone? and when their little boy gets older with more messes to make). And it could also work great in a playroom one day!
We kept the nautical theme in tact through artwork, textures (the rope lamp), shapes (the bentwood light mimics the lines on a boat) and colors. The key to creating a subtle themed room is using ALL facets of the design to tell the story, rather than branding everything with typical nautical decor. In other words, having an anchor on everything was not the way to go :)
The end product speaks for itself, and the client was thrilled with how we married their love for the water with their fun, yet traditional style. And we know their little boy will soon love it too! It was such a great project, and we can't wait to see some "after" pictures.
If we can help you finish off your space or do a complete room design, drop us a line or go here to learn more about our E-Design process. We’d love to give you a new space to enjoy for years to come!