Nursery for the Grandchildren

Location: Private

Designer Credits: Decorating Den Interiors

Project Overview:

This over-the-top children’s nursery features zebra animal-print wallpaper on the ceiling, along with a matching rug, chair, and upholstered cornice board. Bold, black and white furniture is a contrast to the Tiffany blue walls. Black chalkboard paint on the focal wall is useful for playtime and the upholstered crib converts to a youth bed for future use. A large crown-­molding accent shelf holds stuffed animals and accessories and the stuffed animal heads on the wall add whimsy. A hand-­painted toy chest, child-­size upholstered chair, and table and chair set complete the look!

Nursery for the Grandchildren

We started with the bold black and white combination of furniture as a foundation for this room. To add drama to the white crib, we had the crib ends and inside back upholstered in lieu of bumper pads. We brought in the client’s favorite color of Tiffany Blue and grounded it with the black chalkboard paint to tone down the feminine look and provide a creative area for the grandkids.

To give a whimsical look, the ceiling was wallpapered in a zebra print to pull together the black and white furniture. An upholstered cornice in zebra print and solid pattern compliments the ceiling treatment.

The client’s 30‐year-old wood hope chest was hand‐painted to be used for toy storage. A large crown‐molding shelf was added to the crib wall and painted black as a display for stuffed animals and additional accessory items. Stuffed animal heads were mounted above the crib for a fun look. The zebra print chair and rug complete the animal print theme. The large mirror, children’s upholstered chair, and play table set were added for functional use. The crib converts to a youth bed and twin bed for future use.

My client is thrilled with this room and looks forward to many nights of babysitting her grandchildren!