Before and After: New Cozy Nursery
A guest room is turned into an outdoor-themed nursery.
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The Grigorians are expecting their first baby and have asked the Design on a Dime team for a warm and cozy nursery.
Designer Kristan Cunningham discusses the possibilities with the Grigorians and decides that the walls need to be painted a warm, gender-neutral color, the gym equipment needs to be replaced with a sofa bed for overnight guests, the lighting needs to be addressed and the windows need privacy shades. Also, the hardwood floors need to be softened with some kind of rug and the closet doors need to be replaced with a more user-friendly fabric partition.
The design team is able to accomplish their goal of creating a bright, inviting nursery — here's how they do it:
- The walls are painted a bright melon color for instant warmth. Cunningham paints a bug design on the wall to tie in with the bedding already purchased by the homeowners.
Art and accessories — $347
- leaf fabric: Michael Levine — C968
- ladybug fabric: Michael Levine — C087
- tablecloth: Kmart — HE DEC Table A 07200073149
- stuffed orange pillow creature: IKEA — Krumelur CSH 15
- stuffed animal: IKEA — Blue Tassa Soft Toy #20057953
- yellow terrycloth towels used to make pillows: Target — EssencePillow
- red, pink and orange pillow: IKEA — STRIB CSH #90055069
- couch cover: IKEA — Lycksele Cover Natural #80061914
- remnant carpet for rug: Linoleum City
Furniture — $272
- round table: Kmart — A 64699827492
- couch with standard mattress: IKEA — Lycksele #30032702 (standard mattress #90032681)
Lighting — $196
- globe light fixture: The Home Depot — white glass 15" FM TX 725916990077
- table and floor lamps: Linens 'n Things — Corona Bon 1 table/1 sat
Window treatments — $129
- striped fabric on shades: Michael Levine — CC 807
- pom-poms on shades: Michael Levine — N847
Paint and supplies — $40
- wall paint: Behr paint matched to Benjamin Moore — August Morning 2156-40
Project Total — $984
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