While we’re gearing up for a mural next week, I thought I would share pictures of a nursery job we did last week.
Our client, which just so happened to be my lovely sister-in-law, is expecting a little bundle of “boy” any day now. With the room almost complete, she called on us, Rusty Bluebird, to add the finishing touches. She came to us knowing she wanted something simplistic, something that would work with the vintage and natural/coastal elements in her nursery, but at the same time, be modern enough for today.
Because they already had artwork on two of the walls, and a window/closet combo on the third wall, we decided it best to use our design on the fourth, side wall (above the bookshelves). That way, we keep it simple enough not to take away from the rest of the room, but bold enough to create interest on our new, accent wall. After several rounds of ideas, we decided it would be cute to use the stripes from her nursery rug as inspiration. Because the stripes in the rug are so symmetrical, which usually translates into more traditional, I decided to twist it up a little by keeping the bolder, wider stripe at the bottom of our pattern, but remove it from the top. This creates a more modern look. You’ll notice too, because we have one smaller group of horizontal stripes rather than stripes on the entire wall, the viewer’s eye is able to move about the room, rather than getting stuck in one space.
You see, stripes don’t have to be outdated as they were in years past. With a few simple changes, they become fun, bold, modern AND functional, which makes for many great reasons to keep them in mind for your next project.
The new parents to-be were beyond excited, which makes us very, very happy! Hopefully our new family member will love his room as much as the rest of us.
Enjoy until next time,