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The Power of Paint & Custom Drapery: A Nursery Design

I’m not sure if I should call this an office redesign or a nursery design, but either way, it’s the visual story of the little home office that became a nursery. A few months back I started working with a client to design her nursery, which turned into a bathroom & bonus room redesign. We’re fiinnnally hitting the home stretch, so I had my photographer Christina Wedge come by and take a few snaps of the semi-final space.  We only took a few shots (we’re going back to shoot more), but I thought I’d share a bit of what I’ve done.

I used their existing furniture & bedding and worked within their color palette to throw in special touches where possible. The room has french doors behind the dresser which the family wanted completely covered for security & privacy, so I created a wall of custom pinch-pleat drapery using basic Ikea Ritva panels lined with blackout fabric and a border at the top. After changing the hardware, adding new lighting (including one of my favorite light fixtures from Ikea), custom artwork, a new ivory shag rug, a refinished side table, and new paint, it was a completely different room–especially when it started out like this…

More pics coming soon!

14 Comments on The Power of Paint & Custom Drapery: A Nursery Design

  1. Angela
    May 9, 2011 at 7:27 am (7 years ago)

    Dayka, the room is gorgeous. I love the hardware on the dresser and the bedding. I love it.

    Please share about the light fixture. I want one too πŸ™‚

  2. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle
    May 9, 2011 at 8:24 am (7 years ago)

    Beautiful, I love all the finishing touches like the blocks and hardware that add so much to a room.

  3. Niki McNeill
    May 9, 2011 at 9:13 am (7 years ago)

    My favorite part is the hardware on the dresser! So fun! Can’t believe it started from that dark office space…

  4. autumn
    May 9, 2011 at 11:03 am (7 years ago)

    i love the banding at the top of the ikea panels! totally budget friendly, and looks like a million bucks. i’m excited to see the “real” reveal!

  5. Mrs. Chic
    May 9, 2011 at 12:11 pm (7 years ago)

    the nusery looks so pretty and welcoming!! Looking forward to seeing more πŸ™‚

    May 9, 2011 at 12:50 pm (7 years ago)

    Dayka…such a cute nursery…love the curtains!

  7. Kelle Dame
    May 10, 2011 at 12:25 am (7 years ago)

    So fresh!! I love this nursery! The shots came out just gorgeous!!
    Can’t wait to see more!

    May 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm (7 years ago)

    Great job, D! I love what you did with this space – the pink and green are so pretty! Miss seeing you every day. Give me a shout next time you’re in my neck of the woods …..

  9. Sharstin
    May 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm (7 years ago)

    Such fantastic ideas, it is so stunning!!

  10. Stephanie Sabbe
    May 17, 2011 at 11:09 am (7 years ago)

    that looks awesome! especially the drapes, so crisp! that ikea pendant is one of my faves

  11. Swtpee1010
    May 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm (7 years ago)

    Are you making a Swtpee1010 folder for all the things tha tI love? Lol! The hardware on the dresser…LOVE!!


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