From Bland Nursery To Sophisticated Girl’s Room

When my daughter announced that she would be having my 3rd grandchild and first granddaughter I was thrilled and was immediately infected with a case of “Pink Fever”.

A guest room would become the new nursery and together we created our vision of a room that could grow with her.

My daughter wanted a very sophisticated version of a little girl’s room.  We decided on a large scale damask print paper as a focal wall and create interest and ageless style.   A trip to Designers Resource in Lodi allowed for many possibilities and we chose a beautiful JF paper in a palette of off white and multiple shades of grey with a touch of metallic for sparkle.  Pulling a shade of the soft grey for the wall color, I was then able to use a muted pink on the ceiling. This color was the perfect back drop for our white and crystal chandelier. The same soft pink was used in the cloud-like drapery for the windows.  A custom glider covered in an interesting chenille pattern was inviting and made for singing lullabies. White nursery furniture and a grey metal steamer trunk rounded out the furnishings. Professional family photos and a pregnancy portrait in soft black and white hang over the changing table.

As my granddaughter grew and became ready for a “big girl bed” the decision was made to utilize a full sized mattress for comfort.  The nursery furniture was replaced and an upholstered headboard in soft grey linen, a new dresser and night stand were added to complete the look.   I’m happy to report that my granddaughter still loves her room and tells us she never wants to change it. I’ll wait until she hits the preteen years before I’ll believe that!