My imaginary clients are a family expecting their first child. It will be a girl (they're naming her Penelope) and they are very excited. They love to read and want to pass that love on to their daughter. They want a feminine room, but not a lot of the expected pink. They want the room to be something she can easily grow into (just like her crib). The rest of their house is rather eclectic - some modern, some exotic and some traditional pieces spread throughout. Here's what I came up with:
I started with the printed fabric.
It's from Bon Bon Atelier and I love the fact that it's traditional, yet modern. I'd like to cover an 8X8 board with it and attach it to the wall behind the crib. It can be used as a sort of headboard later and if the family wants a change down the road they can easily remove it or recover it.
Next came the floors.
I wanted to put some contrast and color in an unexpected place, so these are wood floors stained navy. I liked that it would look kind of like a blue lake that the crib could "float" on.
The beautiful blue armoire is from 1st Dibs.
I chose it both because of the blue it pulled from the fabric and because I love the Moroccan style - it reminds me of The Arabian Nights. This piece will work in the room throughout Penelope's childhood and will work in pretty much any room in the house later on.
The chest is from West Elm.
I liked it for it's clean lines (for tension) and dark color (for contrast). It will be used as a changing table and then as a regular chest.
The Stingray Rocker is by Thomas Pedersen via Danish Design Store.
Love the curves that mimic the crib and the flowers in the fabric. This is a rocker no teenage girl would consider "babyish".
The vintage book stand is via Etsy.
Books are always more enticing when you can see their covers.
The side table is the Edgartown Sidetable from Oomph.
In real life I would've chosen this with the additional bottom shelf, but I couldn't find the right color for the moodboard. I like it's transitional feel.
The rug is the Tattersall Cotton Rug from Dash and Albert.
The Pouf is via Serena and Lily.
It can be used as an ottoman, will be fun for toddler Penelope to climb on and she'll love it as a teen.
The navy Murano Glass Chandelier is from Shades of Light.
I like how it balances out the floor and how it will blend into the ceiling at night when it is dimmed. Plus, it's not to frou frou.
The mirror is from Layla Grace.
The Owl, Getting Sleepy sign and Pink Silk Pillow are all from Etsy.
What do you think? Be sure to check out the other boards at Pewter and Sage!
Have a great day!