Coral & Robin’s Egg Blue Nursery: Sneak Peek

IMG_7275Coral and blue were our wedding colors and I’ve wanted to decorate a room in these colors for sometime.  We recently moved into a new home and with the arrival of our second daughter any day I finally have a room I can decorate in coral and robin’s egg blue!

Besides my love of the colors, my inspiration for this room stemmed from the coral sculpture that is displayed on the dresser, a mixture of girl nursery’s on Project Nursery, Rabat Allover wall Stencil, and the floral yet whimsical rug that ties both the coral and blue together.

The wall stencil is the main focal point and took me over 7 hours to paint.  The walls were painted in a darker Robin’s Egg Blue, and then I stenciled the Rabat Allover, in a lighter Robin’s Egg Blue to get the effect.  I had planned to do juts one accent wall, but decided I needed two, one to place the dresser and the other for the crib and mirrors.

Continuing the shabby chic, eclectic, vintage look that I used for my daughter Sofia’s nursery, I found the perfect repainted antique dresser by Lisa Phillips, to serve as one of the focal points of the nursery.

The other focal point will be the white crib place against the other stenciled accent wall.  Since my daughters will be 18 months apart, I decided to buy the same crib, Pottery Barn Kid’s Catalina.  Above the crib I plan to have two painted coral mirrors that resemble the shape of the stencil and flank a larger square antique looking white mirror that I found at Southern Marketplace.

I have moved my daughter Sofia’s glider into the nursery, which is light green and picks up accent colors in the rug.  I’m reusing a blue lamp we had in our guest room as well as Sofia’s changing table, no reason to reinvent the wheel when you have accessories and furniture that will fit with your nursery.

I had two childhood rocking chairs that I repainted for my daughters, the one pictured here with my daughter Sofia sitting in it, is spray painted in Robin’s Egg Blue.

Coral accessories, bedding, and white crib will provide just enough pop to bring the entire room together.

The bedding and crib arrive this week and I’m busy putting the finishing touches on the nursery. Look for another blog post soon with the nursery all pulled together!

Here’s a photo of the room from the previous owners before we moved:

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Here’s a sneak peek of the nursery’s transformation:

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Vendor Credits:

Room Design and Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Stencil – Cutting Edge Stencils – Rabat Allover Stencil http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/

Antique Blue Dresser – Lisa Phillips -Nooks ‘n Tables www.nooksntables.com

Vintage Rocking Chair – Sarah Sofia Productions www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Rug – Company C Wool Rug April Blooms http://www.companyc.com/home.htm

End Table  – Southern Marketplace

Glidder – Pottery Barn Kids

Coral Accent Pillow – Overstock.com

Blue Lamp – HomeGoods

Paint – Main room color: Sherwin Williams Aqueduct – darker Robin’s Egg Blue (6758)

Paint – Stencil on accent walls: Sherwin Williams Aquantint – lighter Robin’s Egg Blue (6936)

Paint – Accent coral colors for mirrors and accessories: Sherwin Williams Charisma – darker Coral (6605) and Youthful Coral – lighter Coral (6604)

DIY Decorating Projects

Here are two DIY decorating projects that are the latest trends in events: personalized shelves and fabric letters.  You can also use these DIY projects in styling your home such as nursery or living room.

Personalized Shelves and Cabinets:

A fun and creative way to display drinks or food at an event is to create personalized shelves.  You can reuse shelves you already have or find inexpensive ones at a flea market, garage sale or discount store.

I picked neutral white shelves, but you can paint them any color. For the back of the shelves you want to coordinate the event’s color or the decor of your room.  I choose a green and pink damask design from Michael’s and then glued the paper squares to the back of the cabinets with a glue stick.

Personalized Fabric Letters:

Looking for a whimsical way to make your next event pop or personalize a kid’s room?  Try making your own fabric letters and coordinating them with the theme of your event or the decor of your kid’s room.  You can find cardboard letter cut outs and an array of different fabrics at Hobby Lobby or Joann Fabrics.  You’ll also need fabric glue and fiber fill.  I alternated two different colored fabric to get my desired look, but you can use several different fabrics.  Another idea is to use colored ribbon to get the desired look.

I followed a tutorial from Tip Junkie,http://ericandlele.blogspot.com/2010/11/tutorial-anthropologie-inspired-fabric.html , and made my own adjustments as I went along.  You can display the letters as a banner, lean them against a wall, or hang them with colored coordinated ribbon.