It was such a joy to create Tamera Mowry’s Powerful in Pink nursery and I was so excited to recreate it for the lovely Abrams family. From the walls to the knobs on the furniture, every piece had a purpose. So to give you a glimpse of my thought process, I have broken down the key elements from both rooms to help shape the way you approach your own projects. Enjoy!
In every room I design, creating a color scheme is my first priority. For Tamera’s nursery we chose Benjamin Moore’s “Pink Cadillac” as the wall color; this shade of pink is light, crisp, and enchanting. In the makeover nursery, I chose Lullaby Paints which has an excellent color match feature and is very safe for babies and young children. I highly recommend that you order paint samples and test the paint on your walls before purchasing. For Tamera’s nursery, I hired an artist to paint a striped mural for the room’s accent wall. The cost for this service varies depending upon the artist. We agreed on a tone-on-tone pink stripe (Benjamin Moore Pink Cadillac & Rose Petal) divided by a metallic stripe. This created a great focal point and added elegance with a bit of glam to a traditional space. A less expensive alternative can be seen in the makeover nursery; by using Tempaper stripes I was able to create the striped look for significantly less money. These stripes are also very easy to remove which allows clients to have this trendy look in there home without the hassle of long-term commitment.
Let’s talk about D.I.Y. projects… On the wall of the Powerful in Pink nursery you will notice a pair of rustic angel wings and a crown from Restoration Hardware baby&child. While I absolutely love the decor, these are not the most budget friendly items. The good news, however, is that I was able to duplicate the golden wings myself for under $20! All I did was find a pair of wings at a discount store and coated them with Rust-Oleum Metal Finish Spray in Pure Gold Metallic. Super quick and easy! Lastly, I purchased a sheer fabric canopy from Bratt Decor that is much more cost effective than the crown. My second D.I.Y. project in the makeover nursery was a bookcase that the couple already owned. By using dcfix self adhesive vinyl coverings, we were able to repurpose the client’s bookshelf to fit the theme. I also used the same Rust-Oleum spray paint for the shelf knob to tie everything together.
Since I am always looking for a bargain you will never believe where I was able to find items for both nurseries! For Tamera’s room I was able to order faux silk curtains from Overstock and I’m thrilled to share that they are still available and for sale on the site. In the makeover nursery the curtains were by Donna Karan from Tuesday Morning . Both side tables came from discount stores, I love finding cute products for good deals! I purchased Tamera’s side table from Tuesday Morning for $78 and the Makeover side table from Home Goods for $58.
As some of you know, crib bumpers have been outlawed by the American Academy for Pediatrics. My alternative solution to this problem was to add bows as decoration for the crib instead. I chose these soft, elegant bows from Bratt Decor and used them in both nurseries to keep the cribs from looking bare while ultimately keeping these two babies as safe as possible.
And last but not least, I just wanted to give Angel Song a shout out for their super comfy gliders seen in both rooms!
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