Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 900's nursery ideas


Perhaps you've heard, but sweet blog friend Brooke is going to be welcoming a little one to her family and has put out the call for nursery ideas. So here goes!

When I saw the top photo, I instantly thought of Brooke. All of the walls in her home are Monterey White by Benjamin Moore, and she likes to use neutral colors and cool vintage accessories. She could recreate this room (like she needs my help -- she's the designer!) with a cute rug from Dash & Albert, pretty linens from Serena & Lily, and a crib painted blue.


This is along the same lines. A little architectural salvage and some sweet florals, and voila! Instant Windsor Smith.


I believe Brooke is planning to keep the gender a surprise, but I could resist including some inspiration for a girly nursery, too. I love the combination of pale, sort-of shell pink and gray, like in Martha Stewart's guest cottage.


Add some jolts of hot pink, and the room can grow up with baby girl (image from Cote de Texas). Congratulations again, Brooke! And I know you'll come up with something lovely!

16 comments:

kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

that first photo is really precious! i especially love the hot air balloon at the top.

i also really like the plush seating (what a great pop of color!) in the last room.

nice inspiration.

kelly

Blueprint Bliss said...

jennifer- oh my gosh. i am speechless. what a beautiful post! and i love all of the images. saving them now. you know my style too well. and yes, the gender is going to be a suprise! thanks so much for such a thoughtful post. xx- brooke

Candace said...

You realize that every time your post says something about a nursery, shower, anything concerning a baby I am secretly hoping you are announcing something. HA!

The nursery pictures are beautiful! There are so many options, and I often think of other things I could have done for Addison. Thankfully I plan to have more babies in the future.

paula said...

such great inspiration. Can't wait to meet her bundle of joy.

Vanilla Press said...

Love the photos!

Red Door Home said...

Just found your wonderful blog! Love the nursery ideas.

Katie said...

how fun!

LindsB said...

Those do look like Brooke, such lovely nurserys- I cant wait to find out what she is having. Once she/he is born that is :)

prashant said...

Love the nursery ideas.

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megan said...

i love the second image with the salvage piece and the alphabet. i really like that idea for a nursery. great post! {p.s. i thought you were making an exciting announcement}

Haven and Home said...

You are so sweet! I love all these images and they definitely look like Brooke!

No.35style said...

love the top nursery..so serene...

kanishk said...

The nursery pictures are beautiful!

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Carly said...

i've never posted before, but love, love your work! i was wondering if you knew where the crib and letters in the second nursery were from. it's absolutely adorable!

dining room table said...

I just love everything that is in the room! It is so beautiful. The colors are so soft.

Lawrence said...

Jen, those are amazing nursery room designs! I especially like the first photo. The wall paint is very pleasing to the eyes. Actually, my wife is pregnant with our first child and we need to turn the other room to a nursery. I've seen several designs of great room remodel. MN would really be different now especially after my wife gives birth. Hahaha! I have to say, I'm very excited to be a first time dad!

Thanks Jen for sharing these great ideas! I'll definitely show this to my wife!