Wednesday’s Wink … { reno-ish nursery }

Hi everyone!!! Checkout the wood placement (see top right) used to frame the storage doors (thank goodness for levels). Ooooh the messy ugliness that surfaces before the beauty is born!.

Today’s post is a design I created for a married couple in Brooklyn who were expecting their first child . Oh, btw, the child (adorable Jake) is already about 2 years old (yep, I’m a liiiiittle behind in posting my design projects haha). The game plan for the nursery (see pic below) included adding accessible storage space (w/doors) to the closet wall (so a little renovation …. opening up wall sections + dust everywhere required) …. adding storage bins/cabinets to the awkward empty (“why is it even in the space”) space  next to closet,  …. designing the inside of the closet … and adding FUN yet SERENE colors (paint to the rescuuuuue!) in the room (possible? you betcha!).


Time to protect the floor and then it’s painting tiiiime (including an orange wall) ! Scared of the design yet?

We used 4 different paint color = blue, orange, green, and white (p.s I loooove when clients trust my vision even if it seems a bit crazy). The color grid in the closet was our WOW factor; easy design = simply created from left over paint for a visually unique design.

The window wall was painted a soft green color, and we added blackout shades (a MUST for baby’s good night zzzzzzz)

The furniture was purchased by my clients following the color scheme I suggested (they did a GREAT job in keeping with the color scheme). Yep, 2 years ago my hair was soooo short (so in case you didn’t recognize that person in the photo below, it’s meeeeeee):


 So, do tell … whatcha think of the wall colors? My fave design element is the color grid on the closet. Maybe I will add this to Pinterest. Hmm, but maybe I am not suppose to pin my own stuff???! Do you use Pinterest? I admit I have stayed away from it mainly bec it is overwhelmingly filled with ultra gorgeous inspirational pics that I could seriously spend 5 hours staring/pinning w/fascination, and hey if I stayed on Pinterest then it may take me MORE THAN 2 years to share my projects in this blog w/you haha. Well, I’m off to prep my next DIY project (hope I don’t glue myself to the table!).  Wish me luck, haha. Stay tuned next week for a peek at another design project of mine, and have a COLORFUL happy day!!!

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10 Responses to Wednesday’s Wink … { reno-ish nursery }

  1. homestilo says:

    I think it turned out great and I like how you used the closet doors to create a focal point (so Pin away!)

  2. Glad you like the focal point Santa. Did u also like the models in the photoshoot? …. the stuff animals :)

  3. Nina says:

    The room turned out great! It’s a cute boys room. Love how the monkey is working the camera ;)

  4. Antonio says:

    I love how your vision comes
    to life. The closet looks awesome.

  5. Michelle says:

    That looks great! I LOVE seeing your process. It’s so informative. And I think the colors look great. Very different for a babys room which is nice.

  6. Ada says:

    Glad u like the process Michelle, I am aiming to incorporate more behind-the-scenes pics. It’s can be a bit tricky using 4 different colors in a small room, so it’s important that the colors are complementary.

  7. rooth says:

    Oh the door and paint ended up looking fantastic!

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