Jun 7, 2012

the power of an hour: modern nursery for a baby boy

i wanted to share another success story from a client who opted for my one hour phone call + pinterest board design service. i had worked with this client once before, on a full room design, so i had a pretty good idea of her particular taste. she loves color and likes a slightly off-beat, modern touch in her spaces. i was really excited when she asked for my help to design the nursery of her soon-to-be born baby boy #4!

as you can see, the room was very beige...

what we were working with: 
my client already had a very comfy rocker that she wanted to keep, and needed to keep her existing crib. she also wanted to re-use the large fabric wall hanging, didn't want to replace the ceiling fan, and had recently scored a great looking mid-century dresser that she was hoping to incorporate into the nursery.

what we discussed:
* my client was in love with a polka dot fabric that had some really great colors, so we used as as inspiration and talked about pulling out colors that were unexpected and still masculine. we opted for green and orange.
*changing the wall color to something a little more crisp and fresh, and coordinated with the polka dot fabric, but didn't necessarily match. we opted for a soft, fresh blue.
* bringing some curtain panels up to the ceiling to not only soften the wall, but also to block out the sun while the little one napped.
*painting the dresser that my client found on craigslist a nice white to give it a more modern feel.
*adding a patterned fabric and contrast trim to some ready-made curtain panels to maximize budget and add an impact.
*adding a fun spoonflower fabric for a punch of color and pattern on a pillow.
*recovering a lamp shade in a map for a touch of whimsy.
*adding a new metal table.


 my client did a fantastic job transforming this lamp and lampshade!

one of the really great ideas we discussed during our phone call was how to effectively use the dresser as a changing table. we decided to create a box made from wood, and cover it in our inspiration fabric...and then place the changing pad on top of the box. it worked like a charm! the changing pad is at the perfect height, and in a year or two, the box can be removed and the dresser can be used just like a normal dresser.

 i really love how the orange animal fabric pairs so nicely with the polka dot and green chevron fabrics.

i get so excited to get pictures like this in my inbox! my client did a great job of taking these pictures...and even though my portfolio as a designer may not be filled with amazing, polished, professionally staged pictures, i take a lot of pride in knowing that my clients have the confidence to tackle their rooms on their own after just an hour of professional guidance.

do you have a room that needs some simple updates? have questions about a space and
are not sure what to do? need advice on color? fabrics? floor plan layout?
contact me and schedule a time for us to chat!

 i am currently accepting clients for full room designs
for august and september, but i can fit a phone consultation or a 

pinterest board + phone consultation ANY time!
feel free to email me at: autumnclemons@yahoo.com


  1. adorable! Love the strong color and pattern tempered by all that white.

  2. Bravo to both of you! This is a really great collaboration. I'm inspired!

  3. Another A +....love the chevron on the ready made curtains.

  4. I absolutely love those drapes! What a fun way to customize inexpensive drapes with a great chevron accent! That nursery is beautiful ... nice job to you and your client!

  5. Looks great! Would you mind sharing where you got the polka dot fabric? I'm working on my son's room and that would be perfect.

    1. sure! the fabric is here:

  6. Love the soft blue wall color! Can you share the color name/number?