When we first bought the Evergreen house, there were two smaller bedrooms on the first floor, sort of across from the kitchen and toward the back of the house. We considered combining them into one large bedroom, but ultimately decided that two smaller, cozy spaces would be perfect for kids room and what we would want for our own families. When one of my team members walked the house and declared this room needed to be a nursery, I thought YES! It’s further back in the house, where it’s a little quieter and it’s right next to the master bedroom. Plus I’ve been wanting an excuse to use this cute and affordable crib!
Here’s what the space looked like when we bought the house. Rough, right? We had to close up the window to the right for the guest bathroom we added, but there is still plenty of great light in here!
The walls throughout the house are painted Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace and the trim and doors are Seapearl. The flooring is engineered wood from Grand Pacific in the color Sea Lion.
In the bedrooms, we used this really great ceiling fan. I like that it is clean and modern, but also just sort of goes away. Here’s a picture of where we started with the decor. It’s always a process guys! Start with what you really like, get it in there and then adjust! I knew pretty quickly we were going to need a bigger rug and different curtains and textiles. Decorating should take time so all the layers can be thoughtfully built. It was hard to do that with the tight timeline on this project to be honest, but I love this sweet little room!
One way we added some interest and layering was to paint a loose floral pattern on my favorite white linen Ritva curtains! I used this craft paint and watered it down by about half in a bowl. Then just eyeballing it, I made a row of little marks about 8″ apart. I continued making the marks all the way down the curtain, offsetting the rows. (Also, make sure your heights and spaces roughly match on both curtain panels, so that the pattern rows continue in the same line!)
I’ll share a video of how I painted the loose roses in my stories and save them as a highlight. I basically started with the mark as the center of the rose and did 4-6 slightly curved, loose lines, building out from the center. I tried to make every one a little different, but all similar in scale and feel. You can see here too that there are little bits of splatter in some places. I tried to avoid that but in the end, they weren’t too noticeable and in a way added to the painterly quality of the pattern! (Wishful thinking??) :)
I love how the organic pattern of the curtains balances the graphic pattern of the rug. I have always loved this rug and was able to snag it on super sale a few months ago. They only had the 5×7′ size left, but I knew I could find a good place for it – and this nursery space was just right! The room is about 8×14′ – so super narrow. I layered this long and narrow jute rug from IKEA under the striped dhurrie rug to give it a little more presence in the room. With smaller rooms, I always think a bigger rug is better than a smaller one! Just give a couple inches of clearance around the perimeter of the room.
We found a simple white dresser at Target for the room and added these cute and affordable brass knobs to dress it up a bit!
With the room being pretty long, we were able to squeeze out a nice sized closet and still have plenty of room for a rocking chair in here. This one was an Amazon find and it was beautiful!!
The prints in this room are all from our printshop! To add to the layers of pattern in the space, I went with these two DASH prints from NYC artist Lauren Packard. I love the color and texture in these!
And that’s it for this small but sweet space! As always, please let us know if you have any questions about this room in the comments!