Featured Project 2


Converting a home office into a nursery for a growing family presented some interesting challenges because of the spatial limitations.  Originally, the space housed an enclosed side porch in this small 1940's post war cottage style home.  During the planning stage, the decision was made that the design elements of the nursery would be consistent with those previously used in the refurbished home…a soft, sophisticated mix of traditional furnishings accented with contemporary styled pieces and elements set within a monochromatic color scheme.  Knowing that the expected child was a girl enabled the exploration of a full range of feminine options.  To maximize style, unify the space, and preserve the impression of childlike innocence a decision was reached to use minimalist colors.  Winter Morning coats the walls with just a hint of pink as seen in the sky at sunrise.  Texture is introduced in a blush linen; its hue was chosen to increase spatial perception within this compact nursery.  The same linen covers the crib bumper pads and upholsters the small scale glider.  Blush is repeated in the chenille braid on the bumper pads, the pleat closures for the tailored striped silk crib skirt and, again, on the trim of the stripped silk drapery panels which are hung to the ceiling adding visual height and providing yards of gentle softness to the area.  Antique botanicals from the owner's childhood provide femininity and a connection to the past.  Mounted from the ceiling is a small glazed chandelier with clear crystal and rose quartz pendants perfectly suited for the little charmer who will occupy this room.  The space may be small in size, but it is large in style, functionality, and filled with love.



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