The design goal? A soothing space in which I would enjoy spending countless hours- heck, the baby won't know the difference!
This past weekend, my mom, sister and I painted the nursery- what a relief to have that out of the way. I added a little more "oomph" with a gradation of light to dark on the walls. Just for the heck of it. After all, who says walls have to be a solid color, top to bottom? Disclaimer: anyone who says they're just going to 'throw up a little decorative finish treatment'- beware. Sometimes the simplest treatments can be the most challenging. When my paint was wet, the difference between the dark, medium and light mixtures was barely discernible. So I was essentially blending blind. It's only after it dries that you start to see splotches, etc.
I used Benjamin Moore Natura, which is their no VOC paint. Great coverage, no smell, and dries lightening quick.
We have 2 chairs, both very neutral. Takes up a bit of space, but we both wanted places to sit. With craigslist offerings, sometimes you can't be too picky. But lucky for us, they work nicely. The warmth of the yellow chair plays off nicely against the cool walls. Plus, we can dress them up with toss pillows if we wanted to get really fancy.
So, that's where I'm at now, design-wise.
So, back to my plethora of online sources to find just the right rug for our nursery.
I'd like to keep it gender neutral, so if our next wee one is a boy, we can still reuse it.
image sourceHere's what I Don't want to do. Ack, pepto bismol overload. I believe this was one of Tori Spelling's kid's nurseries. Blech!
All you fantastic rug researchers out there- got any great ideas for me?