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Nursery Design

You know we love our jobs! It is so fun to spend all day being creative and making beautiful things.  One of our favorite parts of the job is transforming client’s homes and having them so happy with the end results, but once in a while, we get to be the client and that’s a ton of fun too!

Lisa Scheff Designs’ Interior designer, Eliza just brought home her newest addition, Alexandra. We are all so excited to meet her and watch her grown, but a big part of our excitement was getting to design the baby’s room.  You know Eliza is going to have a Pinterest-worthy nursery design!

Nursery Floor PlanLike any project, Eliza’s nursery design started with a floor plan. A nursery has pretty standard pieces of furniture: a crib, a dresser, a changing table, a rocking chair, and some book and toy storage.

One of the decisions Eliza needed to make was if this room is going to stay the nursery for the next baby or if it would be converting into a toddler bedroom.  She opted to keep it a nursery which means she didn’t really need to make room for a future twin bed, though there is plenty of room for that down the road should things change.

Once the floor plan was decided, it was time to start thinking color palette.  Because this room could eventually be the nursery for a little boy, Eliza didn’t want to choose overly girly items for the hard-to-change pieces like paint, carpet, and the rocking chair.  Enter a gender-neutral grey and teal color palette.  

Next, to layer on some girly pieces because how could we resist some pink!


The flower decals on the wall add a major focal point behind the beautiful crib, but the great thing is that they are easily removed down the road should the next baby be a boy and Eliza wants to change the pink for say navy truck prints or a sports theme (not that you can’t do a sports things for a girl’s nursery!). They are also a great option over the crib because there is absolutely no chance of them falling off the wall and hurting a sleeping infant the way a haphazardly hung piece of art could.

The animal prints over the changing table have little flower crowns that mirror the flowers on the walls.  These prints are perfect for the nursery’s theme and are also easily changeable for a future design or can be moved the big girl room down the hall!

Every nursery needs a rocking chair, and this glider will be comfortable for hours of baby soothing.  It  is a small scale chair and was selected specifically for Eliza’s height. The bookshelf wall is perfectly staged down to the books selected to add a pop of a color.  Did you expect anything less?

The final detail added to the room are custom drapery panels that fill the window wall and add a pop of the blue-green.  This pattern is gender neutral and can stay in the next design no matter if baby two is a boy or a girl.

We’re so in love with this nursery design, and the new baby who will be calling this room home. Such a sweet space for a sweet little girl.

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