I love Pinterest and how easy it makes collecting inspiration. I started pinning ideas for the nursery weeks before we knew what we were having. I was really fixated on two prints that I found, one for a girl’s room and one for a boy’s. Both gave me inspiration on the direction I wanted to take the nursery. The first print, by Joni Lay, had flaminogs… and I decided I had to make a flamingo themed nursery. For a boy, I found a vintage race car print on Etsy and just knew that if we had a son, his room had to be vintage car themed. But, that’s the funny thing about inspiration… once you start putting ideas together, they inspire others, and so on and so on. In the end, we designed a watercolor nursery in our original color scheme for a girl: coral, mint, navy and gold.
We reused and re-purposed as much as possible in this room. We had it painted when we bought the house in 2009 and I love the color so much. I didn’t want to change the paint color (it’s Benjamin Moore Stone Castle color matched by Sherwin Williams), but we did put new laminate flooring in all our bedrooms this summer. The carpet was old and gross, and it had to go. This room is very small – maybe 10×10 – and we knew we had to maximize space. Since this room is so small we bought new furniture in white to make the room look larger. The laminate flooring helped make the room look bigger and brighter, too.