Today, Mel from Duo Ventures is showing us her beautiful nursery that she created for her little one! Scroll to the bottom for sources and other nurseries that have been featured!
What was your inspiration for this nursery design?
Once I found out I was pregnant, I began by looking through Pinterest, magazines, & blogs for nursery inspiration. I quickly noticed that I was gravitating towards anything with a nod to a travel or nautical vibe. This was not surprising, as I’m a huge fan of that calming ‘Hamptons’ coastal style. My husband’s Lebanese heritage also inspired me to include a couple of pieces that incorporated his Middle Eastern culture as well. Since we didn’t want a room that was too theme specific, we tried to pull all of these elements together & combine them into one cohesive nursery. We opted for a soothing neutral pallet, where we incorporated shades of white, blue, gray, metallic, & natural wood tones.
Glider: Newco International Grand Bella Velvet Glider in beige from Walmart but sold out! Similar tufted nursery rocker here for only $300 and another one similar (but more expensive) here!
Dresser: IKEA HEMNES in white stain
Dresser Star Pulls: Hobby Lobby (spray painted oil-rubbed bronze)
Ottoman: Target (color no longer available)
Round Mirror & Wooden Frames: Home Goods / TJ Maxx
Driftwood ‘S’: Marshalls (you can find them here on etsy too)!
White Frames: IKEA RIBBA
Beirut Map Print: Jenna Sue Design
World Map Cork Board, Shadowbox Art, “and baby makes 3 print”, & Arabic Script on Canvas: DIY
Star Crib Sheet: Pottery Barn Kids
Accent Table: Target
Window Panels: Target
Star Ceiling Decals: Dana Decals (Option #3)
Reclaimed Barn Wood Shelves: DIY (Craiglist wood + EKBY brackets)
Star Clock Night Light & Star Burst Rope Mirror: semi-DIY (starburst from Home Goods & l added mirror to the back)// Star from Michaels & I added clock kit)
Crib Skirt: semi-DIY (skirt from Target & ribbon from Joann Fabrics)
Whale Pillow & Blanket: Marshalls Pillows, Metal Basket, & Trash Can: Home Goods
Wagon: thrift store
Large Sailboat: Marshalls
Wooden Whale: Goodwill
Globe: Ross Ceramic
Small Sailboat: Hobby Lobby
Marquee ‘S’ & Star: Michaels
//PAINT COLORS// Board & Batten Wall: Cool Metalwork Grey (Glidden)
Rest of Room: Sutton Place Grey (Glidden)
Closet Organizer: Home Depot
Striped Canvas Baskets: Target
Metal Baskets: Target
I detailed the nursery design process on my blog if anyone wants more details on any of the projects or decor
Describe the process of putting the nursery together.
First, I created a vision board which allowed me to visualize the space better & create a game plan. There are several DIY projects throughout the nursery, both large & small. We started with the major projects first, including the closet organizer install, the board & batten accent wall, the painting, & the star ceiling decals. The board & batten wall was by far the largest DIY project, but was still surprisingly simple & inexpensive to complete. My dad & I got the boards up in one evening, then puttied & painted the next day. It completely changed the look of the room & gave it more character. Once the major tasks were completed, I started on the accent pieces & décor. Here’s a rundown of the main projects: Reclaimed Barn Wood Shelves: I found some beautiful old barn wood from a seller on Craigslist & paired it with some inexpensive IKEA brackets to create some custom shelving. Gallery Wall: This wall is full of little DIY projects I worked on while I was pregnant. I traced & painted the world map onto a cork board & framed it with an old frame that was made by my great-grandpa. The piece with Sami’s name in Arabic script was a joint effort by my husband & I – he drew it out for me & I painted it onto a plain white canvas. The horseshoe crab was a quick DIY too – I spray painted an old shell that had been in my shell collection for years. I displayed it in a shadow box, using a textured placemat for the matting. I also used a square shadowbox to frame a collection of medals that belonged to my grandpa. Lastly, I created the “and baby makes 3” print on PicMonkey & printed it at home – super easy! Marquee Star Clock & Night Light: I bought the metal star while it was on sale @ Michael’s & then added a clock kit to the center to create a unique night light. Crib Skirt: I took a store bought crib skirt & simply ironed on some gross grain ribbon – way more affordable than the one I had been eyeing at Pottery Barn.
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