Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Reader's Real Nursery

To continue with our "real nurseries" feature this is wonderfully colorful nursery which was sent to me by one of our avid readers Lan.

She is having a little girl in just a few short weeks!

What was the inspiration for your nursery?
My inspiration fo the nursery was your blog!! I was so lucky to come across it while searching for pics of "fun and modern nurseries" and I have been hooked since last October! I have literally poured over the different blog entries and found so much inspiration for the room from various nurseries that you featured. I love the links that you provide and the various tags for the categories. I cannot thank you enough for giving me so much inspiration!

What was the first piece that you purchased for the room?
The first piece that I purchased was the floral rug from Land of Nod. I couldn't decide if it was really ugly or really cool...but I loved the colors in it and thought that it would be a great punch of color to the nursery. I found that so many nurseries had their first "wow" factor in the bedding, especially the crib bumper. But with so much back and forth whether or not to use a crib bumper I didn't want to risk losing my "wow" factor if I decided to take the crib bumper off after 4 months. When the rug was delivered to our house, it was love at first sight. The quality is great too. I'm so glad that I purchased it back in November (when I was only about 19 weeks along) because it is now sold out online!

What is your favorite aspect of the room?
My favorite aspect of the room is probably the stripes on the wall. I loved all the nurseries on your blog and thought it was such a fun and different way to accent the room. Plus I wanted to use some bold colors and didn't necessarily want to have all four walls in a crazy, bold color. I think the stripes just add enough fun to the walls. Plus, I did't have to paint the whole room (it was already that base ivory color), so it was a big plus. Frog tape and a laser level are my new best friends.

Now that your room is complete, what would you change or do differently if you could?
I love, love, love the nursery...but if I had to do it over again, I would probably choose a different color scheme - maybe a grey, yellow and turquoise and some purple. In the beginning I really wanted to stay away from the typical "pink" girl's nursery. But in the end I went ahead with pink because I just found that most of the fun, cute products for girls rooms were it was hard to stay away from that color scheme! I go a bit "bolder" with hot pink and paired it with orange to make it a little more fun and interesting. I also wanted to mix items from different stores and hot pink was always a go-to color that I knew would match with other items no matter what store it came from.

Please share your sources with our readers:

Crib & Dresser - Romania Kids Furniture, Karisma Set in two-tone colors
(Albero Puro - the lighter wood, and Bruno Antico - the darker wood)

Changing Table & Storage Accessories - Pottery Barn Kids

Leather Glider - Dutallier Crescendo Glider/Recliner with Footrest

Pink Pouf -

Bedding - Serena & Lily Sheets, Land of Nod Bumper and Skirt

Rug - Land of Nod

Curtains - Fabric by DwellStudio and sewn by my very talented mom :)

Senegalese Pink & Green Storage Basket - Serena & Lily

Wall Decal - ArtWallProject on Etsy

Wall Art - Oopsy Daisy Mod Wall Art

Apple Wall Clock - Jonathan Adler

Paint - Benjamin Moore, Pink = Strawberry Shortcake, Orange = Carrot Cake

Mobile -

Keep Calm Carry On Print - coutureprints on Etsy, (framed locally in Melrose, MA at Miter Biter)

Mirror - made locally in Melrose, MA at Miter Biter

Orange Table Lamp - Crate & Barrel

Floor Lamp - Target

Closet Shelves and Baskets - Home Depot (Martha Stewart)

Stuffed Animals - Land of Nod & Chulamama

Bird Pillow - Land of Nod

Pink & Green Giraffes - Local specialty store in Naples, FL (across from Tommy Bahama)

For more images and information on this nursery (but I think Lan gave us most of it), please visit Lan's Project Nursery Gallery.

Thank you so much for sharing your design concept and sources with us today Lan, your daughter will love her new room!

If any of you are interested in being featured in "Real Nurseries" please e-mail me at


  1. SUPER cute!! I love the bedding and the painting/stripes on the wall!! What a creative nursery, great work Lan!

  2. Beautilful nursery!! Love the colors!

  3. Yes I love how she combined the colors of the Land of Nod and Serena & Lily sheet. Well done!

  4. Wow- Amazing. I love all the colors and simplicity. The stripes really make it stand-out.

  5. Great room! I recently added a wall decal to my child's room and I love the way it looks. I got mine from A AnnaBean's WallCandy collection which like Oopsy Daisy has that bright modern feel to them.

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