The Dreamiest Mid-Century Modern Nursery
Hi there – As I recently mentioned, our 2018 was a bit chaotic with curveballs and moving and changes and whatnot. With all the uncertainty and upheaval of the year, I never felt the time was right to share with you my daughter’s nursery. I poured so much love and thought into this nursery. The room made me so happy! It was the lightest, brightest, most joy-filled room in that house. Leaving it was very tough.
But now, I’m gearing up to decorate our new home. Keeping in line with our “back to the basics” theme for January, I’m really endeavoring to make this house a home.
Having said all that, now seems as good a time as ever to share with you Elle’s nursery. As the title says, to me, this truly was the dreamiest nursery for a little girl. I loved everything about it! And I hope you do too…
Before delving into the details, I simply must extend a huge thanks to my friend Laura Umansky of Laura U Interior Design. None of this would have been possible without Laura! As a mother to twin girls, she understood not only the design elements but the personal meaning behind this project. She, as per usual, completely understood my vision and brought it to life. Thank you, Laura!
Nursery Inspiration and Design Thoughts
As I was gearing up to share this nursery with you, out of curiosity, I looked back at my initial emails to Laura. Here is what I said to her almost two years ago while I was pregnant…
As I think about the nursery, here are some words or thoughts or ideas that come to mind:
– mid-century modern influence
– blush and gold with bursts of bold colorful accents
– inspired by modern art
– inspired by a sense of adventure, traveling, wanderlust
– clean, bright, modern, bold
– not cutesy or fussy or too frilly
– rainbow touches
Given those comments from me, here is what Laura had to say about the design:
“We wanted to create a playful and modern nursery that would grow with Elle as she grows. We began with a subdued color palette of soft pink and white. Not only is this a versatile and feminine combination, but it also provides the perfect backdrop to bursts of intense color – Carrie’s signature! You will see pops of color in the artisan-made chandelier, as well as in delicate touches throughout. As Elle’s book and toy collections grow, more colors are sure to bloom in this lovely space.”
The Key Elements of The Nursery
I don’t know about you, but anytime I’m decorating a room, I seem to anchor the project with one or two or three items that I absolutely adore! With those statement items in mind, I then build the rest of the room around that.
Well, in this case, I had three key elements around which I knew I wanted to work: (1) the custom Ashley Longshore painting I commissioned for Elle, (2) this gorgeous blush ombre wallpaper, (3) this show-stopping rainbow chandelier.