Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mood board Monday

I am excited to be participating in my second Mood Board Monday over at pewter & sage.

For this challenge, we tackled the new line at West Elm, which is very nature-based. Everything in this line made me think sun room, but since I did that for the last challenge – I wanted to do something different.

My inspiration was this pillow:
I love the colors, the lines and the femininity this pillow offers.

Because of this, I decided to design a nursery. That's right, I'm now the child-free girl who has designed a nursery. (But seriously, don't get any ideas).

I wanted this space to have some nursery decor, while maintaining enough key pieces (such as the rug and dresser) that could transition on when the said baby is no longer a baby.

Here's my space:

1. The wall color is Martha Stewart's Calabash.

2. My plan for this fabric would be curtain panels. This is the fabric that ties my color scheme together – greens, pinks, white and browns. The fabric is Patio Stripe by Waverly.

3. This is the bedding I picked – I love how playful it is. It's called Tea Rose by gus & max.

4. I have a crush on this crib; I love the modern look it has. The crib is by Oeuf Sparrow and is $690.

5. The mirror is from Pier 1 and retails at $199.95.

6. I found this Oilo Studio Modern Berries light at Modern Nursery.

7. I found this rug at Modern Rugs. I love the visual impact it makes without being over the top.

8. Like anyone doesn't know this shelf is from Ikea. I thought with all the toys and books kids acquire, a shelf like this would be ideal (once mounted to the wall, of course).

9. I found this doggy touch lamp on Amazon.

10. This simplistic photo mobile is from the MoMA Store.

11. Meet Jasper the Dog. Jasper is available in several sizes, but for this room I'd be going big – the 28x28 it is.

12. This green dresser is from Former Furniture. I am all about colorful dressers right now.

13. Honestly, the only reason I'm showing the changing pad is because I figured someone would otherwise ask about the lack of one. :)

14. It's a nursery, I have to show a couple of toys on my Mood Board – I figured a piggy bank, alligator and Uglydoll were the way to go.

15. These Pottery Barn Kids storage containers were totally made for this space.

16. The pillow from West Elm that started it all.

17. This glider is from Modern Nursery. I love the green piping it has on it. This chair retails for $1,294 (don't judge – this room is imaginary).

18. This Kelly Table Lamp is Crate & Barrel, and retails for $179.

19. This Ully Pedestal Table is also from Crate & Barrel.


  1. I love this mood board! I also made a nursery with bright colors and a splash of white, but I designed mine around the artwork and mine has a really "glamorous" theme to it. I really love how you mixed patterns and shapes, and I really love the toys!

  2. I really like this mood board too. I like that you didn't go with a traditional blue for a boy or pink for a girl scheme. The rug is amazing - I love the pattern and colors. And I love that you kept it real by including some kid toys - I think that UglyDoll is adorable.

  3. This is such a great space. I love the originality for your nursery!

  4. Hey, Ashley! This is an awesome space!! I'm totally on a nursery kick now, as we are 20 weeks along with our first and just starting to think about what we are going to do for the room. This is the kind of nursery I like - not too babyish or themey. I really like that you tried to incorporate transitional pieces that will grow with the child. That chartreusey/olivey green is one of my favorite colors, love how you've incorporated it here in so many ways/patterns/materials. Totally am in love with that green dresser, what a find!!! The pillow brings such a sense of sophistication and glamour to this space...especially sitting on such a good looking glider:) So glad you played today, thanks!!

  5. Lol! I am also a child free girl who designed a nursery! Love the light fixture and the beautiful fabrics you picked! This looks like it would be a fun space to start the world in!

  6. Great blend of color and pattern for a room that will grow with the child.
    Terrie @ Your Decorating Hotline

  7. What is with the nursery creating bug? I just started transforming a spare room into a future nursery "just in case". I love the colors you chose for the design!

  8. Wait - I know a girl who is having a baby and going with a butterfly theme...

    Nice job Ashley! Love it.

  9. Nemmie – lol. I already got the Julie stamp of approval. :)

  10. I have that pull-along alligator for my son. He's cute (the alligator... and my son, ha ha). I love stripes, especially those colorful ones.