Usually, nurseries are only used for sleeping and storage, but designers wanted to add seating so that parents, grandparents and friends have plenty of space to watch the baby sleep and play. On one wall, a soft, velour beckons guests to take a load off, while in another corner, a comfortable sitting area provides the perfect place for soothing a baby back to sleep after a late night wake-up.
This sweet little girl's nursery will also be used as a guest room when the family has guests stay the night, so designers added a plush, teal velour sofa that anchors the long wall of the nursery and doubles as a sofa bed when the need arises. To add symmetry to the space, bookcases on either side of the sofa add toy storage, and sconces add light to the space, while not posing a tip-over threat to the little one.
For a family who loves to watch TV, the television goes front and center in the living room. The designer used it as a jumping off point for the rest of the room, refining the tv's boxy look with gray textured wallpaper and hourglass-shaped sconces and echoing the black in other accents.
In a black and white room, try different textures and shades of white to give the space depth and visual interest. This glam bedroom features silk wallpaper and bed linens, a sheepskin rug and a furry armchair.
This cute owl mobile hangs above the large window to give it a nice little pop of color, as well as tie it into the room's design. The owls were hand stitched and tacked behind the trim so that they could be suspended in the air, adding a pinch of whimsy to this sweet space.
In this open concept apartment, the designer cleverly used color to help define different areas. Gorgeous sapphire blue paint covers the walls and ceiling in the entryway and kitchen. As you move into the living areas, the walls shift to shimmery wallpaper.
To create this nursery, designers first painted the walls a pewter gray color; then, they added birch tree and owl decals to make the space fun and decorative. Once the walls were painted, designers brought in an IKEA dresser and added hand-crafted owl drawer pulls to tie the dresser in to the design of the space. They also added a multicolor rug, a white crib and a modern rocking chair to complete the space.
The hallway that enters this nursery is not exempt from the elegant design. A flat light fixture is used in this space to minimize the effect of the low ceiling and allow for plenty of room to open the closet doors. A hop scotch rug leading from the heart of the nursery to the door adds a fun little touch to this space.