One Artist, Six Nurseries: Mallory's Design

If you've been following us this week, you've seen that we're doing a nursery challenge, where we each design a boy and girl nursery around artwork by the talented, Gingiber.  If you haven't checked out all of the adorable pieces she has to offer, you should!  

Dana detailed her nurseries designs on Monday and Jessica showed her's in the last post.  None of us knew what the other was going to do or use in the room so we've really enjoyed seeing how our different design aesthetics how shown themselves in the spaces.  Now it's my turn for the big reveal.

I love a good, classic design and the same is true in my boy's nursery.  I kept the palette soothing and fun with a play on texture and pattern, and I love the end result.  With darker walls in Benjamin Moore's Winter Solstice and solid ivory (with blackout lining!) curtains, the rest of the fabrics and finishes can take center stage.  And let's not forget to mention the Persidio Glider by Serena and Lily.  It has a removable slipcover--a treasure in the land of baby messes.

Crib // Crib Sheet // Bookcase // Light // Rug // Glider // Pillow Cover // Pouf // Curtains // Dresser // Paint

For my girl nursery, I kept another neutral palette with pops coral and tones of blue and cream for a feminine feel.  I used the Land of Nod Hampshire Dresser in both spaces because it is such a versatile piece that can grow with the child.  The ottoman pouf and curtains (although in a different shade) are also carried over from the boy nursery design.  Again, these are pieces that can work in many spaces (even if you choose to move them to another area in your home later).  I chose another slipcovered glider from Serena and Lily for this space and outfitted it in a coral jaipur print.  It is a bit of a splurge, but the quality and slipcover option will allow for many years of use.

  Crib // Crib Sheet // Bed Skirt // Bookcase // Light // Rug // Glider // Pillow Cover // Pouf // Curtains // Dresser // Paint

The bookcase and beautiful iron crib with upholstered sides are from Pottery Barn Kids.  Here's another shot of the crib (in an alternate finish) to give you a better view of the sides.  I love the mix of the soft upholstery with the iron details.

The light fixture is the finishing jewel in this space.  I've said time and again that light fixtures can truly transform a space and this one is the perfect choice.  The shape is eye-catching and when the bulbs are lit, they will cast a playful shadows around the room.  I have a similar cutout style in my daughter's nursery, and I still love it.

Alright, so that's it!  That's a wrap for our Nursery Challenge week.  We hope you've enjoyed seeing our varying designs as much as we have enjoyed making them.  If you need help with a nursery (or any other room) in your home, please let us know.  

Thanks for coming along for the ride this week!  We'd love to hear which designs and pieces really caught your eye.  Comment on each post or let us know on Facebook.