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Decorating + Inspiration

Gray Meets Gold: A Bold Nursery Reveal

Written by Grace Mitchell of A Storied Style for Building Blocks. ­

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When a client of mine shared the wonderful news that she was expecting (and for the first time), I quickly became very excited to create the perfect nursery! Because the couple decided to wait until the baby’s birth to find out gender, we needed to craft a space that would work whether it was a boy or girl.

This room started out like most nursery conversions – as a guest room. With a little one on the way, the guest room moved to the office, and the space was cleared to make room for baby!

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We really wanted this nursery to feel calm and traditional with a modern twist. The original paint color was a little dark, so we transformed the walls with a barely there gray, and the room brightened instantly.

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Two walls of the room had windows, yet the room still felt dreary! We removed the blinds and added white Twill Blackout Roman Shades to each window (they’re cordless – safe for kids!). For extra pizzazz, we attached rainbow-colored pom-pom trim to the bottom of each shade. I love how that little detail added a “this is a kid’s room” punch!

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I didn’t want to clutter each window with curtains, so we got the double-width Peyton Drapes in ivory. Because the space is overall neutral, the white and ivory window treatments layered beautifully to create softness. To tie in the wall color, I chose the grey Dawson Rug – it is plush and gorgeous! I have four little ones of my own, and I know a good kid’s room rug when I see it. That rug is m-a-d-e for kids! You can tell it’s going to hold up great through the years.

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The Kendall Crib was a perfect choice because of its classic simplicity, and the Reese Bedding tied in perfectly with the couple’s first baby gift, a giant giraffe!

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Did you notice the darling Origami Mobile? It connected with the bedding in a sweet, subtle way.

The acrylic drapery rods and gold hardware were a DIY using this tutorial, and I’ll have all the details on how we made them on A Storied Style next week!

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Art for this room was really important to give the nursery life and personality. Each print was chosen with care and framed in the White Gallery Frames. (By the way, I was super impressed with the quality of these frames! The mats are cut very well, and the frame is nice and heavy.)

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The placement of the mirror keeps the changing table wall more playful (plus you can make silly faces with baby in the reflection!).

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I feel so happy whenever I think about this room. It turned out even better than I imagined, and the parents were so thrilled with their nursery!

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For more information on how I created this space (including the gold-striped ceiling – spoiler: it’s contact paper!), stay tuned to A Storied Style next week.

P.S. Joy, oh JOY, it’s a BOY! Meet precious Reeves.

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Newborn Images Credit: Sabrina Gebhardt Photograph

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