Dulux have just released their Autumn Colour trends for 2017 and it's all about soft muted tones that create a sense of warmth and serenity, particularly suited to a baby's nursery. It reminded me of Lola's nursery and it occurred to me I have never shared her nursery here on this little blog. So I thought I'd share with you some pics of her room, and the inspiration behind the design.
I wanted to create a warm and whimsical yet neutral room for Lola to enjoy, and to grow with her as she gets older. With a nod to Scandinavian design principles, the room uses a mix of white and neutrals with pops of colour in the wallpaper and accessories for maximum impact.
I really wanted to work with wallpaper this time and the neutral geometric wallpaper, by Swedish designers Majvillan, is really the standout feature of the room, and what inspired the feel and tone of the whole room. It really is the hero! Everything else is pared back to let it shine. The grey, pink and mustard tones mean I can easily change up the look of the room using affordable accessories such as cushions, bedding and decor items.
The hoola hoops above the dresser add a whimiscal touch and work with the large height of the wall to make the relatively small room appear bigger and give it a sense of scale. Hoola hoops are a nod to my childhood and being young and carefree. The dresser is a good old IKEA hack! We ordered the cabinets from their kitchen section to get the depth we were after. Yes, you can totally do this!! Because the kitchen cabinets have greater depth, it gives us loads of internal storage and means we can easily fit a change mat, nappies, wipes, toys and books. It serves as an ever changing place to display Lola's special knick knacks. The Tasmanian Oak top on the dresser was lovingly handmade by my husband, adding a personal touch.
I must admit I was surprised by how much pink came to be in this room. I'm not normally a pink girl but over the years I've come to adore blush pink tones. I've introduced muted pink tones in the Pax & Hart swan print and the vibrant pink abstract painting from local South Australian artist, Tania Aliis. I like to introduce art into a room where I can, it doesn't have to be expensive. I think it makes a room unique and gives it that bit of personality. One day Lola will keep this for her own home. I hope she likes it!!
Lola is now 17 months and I can see this room growing with her for a long time yet. Hope you've enjoyed her room tour! Would love to know what you think. I love reading the comments so feel free to comment below.
Thanks for reading! A full supplier list is below.
Cot, side table and dresser cabinets – IKEA
Tasmanian oak dresser benchtop – Custom made
Chair – Middle of Nowhere
Gold cushion – Rachel Castle and Things
Pink scallop cushion – Adairs
Wallpaper – Majvillan, via Just Kids Wallpaper
Hoola hoops - IKEA
Mirror – Middle of Nowhere
Gold Seagrass basket – The Corner Booth Store
Black Seagrass basket - Bungalow Living Bali
Black Heart print – Two and Jax
Hanging timber vases – Jones and Co
Lamp – Adairs
Rug – Adairs
Pink swan print – Pax and Hart
Bunting – Numero74 Official via Home Supply
Painting – Tania Aliis Art via Have You Met Charlie?
Clothes rack – Peachy Baby
Wooden stacker – Milos Room
White crochet blanket – The Gather Collective
Nana Huchy Doll – In My Hood