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25+ Nursery Design Ideas

Playful Decor

You thought that decorating was fun before? Wait until you start revamping a tired old guest room for your new baby. or giving that nursery a makeover when baby is ready for a “big boy” or “big girl” room — the colors, patterns, fabrics, and wallpapers you get to play with are 10 times more exciting than “grown-up” decor. You can let your inner artist free in a child’s room, because the more whimsical and colorful it is, the more they’ll like it.

And the best part: There’s no rule that says your child’s space has to match the rest of the house. So let go of the style rules that have ruled your roost and decorate with abandon!

Wallpapering Tips

  1. Don’t rush it. Wallpapering takes time. Plan on about four hours of wall prep, depending on the condition of the walls, and 10 hours to paper a small room.
  2. Focus on preparation. Wallpapering over a painted wall? First, sand the wall to dull the glossiness of the paint. Wipe with a tack cloth to remove dust. Then wash the area with a strong household detergent, let dry, and start papering.
  3. Create a smooth surface. Wallpapering over a bumpy or textured wall? You have two options: Either cover the wall to be papered with a thin coat of drywall (honestly, this is best left to the pros, or to an extremely experienced do-it-yourselfer), or simply hang wallpaper liner. Follow manufacturer’s instructions and you’ll have a smooth wall to be papered in a few hours.
  4. Plan carefully. You want your last strip to end in a low-visibility part of the room, because it may be the one place where you cannot match the paper’s pattern exactly. A good place for the mismatch is against a window frame, where it may be obscured by window treatments.
  5. Get a good start. Use a plumb bob to ensure the first strip you place on the wall is perfectly straight. That strip locks in position all that follow.

    — Written by Suzanne Morrissey

    Chalkboard Paint Tips

    1. Use it everywhere. Chalkboard paint is best used on previously painted surfaces. It comes in cans or spray paint versions. Try it on walls, of course, but also on old play tables, backs of doors, or drawer fronts.
    2. Apply it correctly. Plan to paint when the air and surface temperatures are above 50 degrees. Make sure you have plenty of ventilation, and wear a safety mask.
    3. Plan on multiple coats. Chalkboard paint works best when you layer three to five coats painted in different directions (if using a brush). When using the spray-paint version, spray back and forth evenly to produce the best finish. If you linger too much in one spot, you’ll get ugly drips!
    4. Make cleanup easy. A damp sponge cleans up the finished surface and cuts down on chalk dust.
    5. Add a frame. Once you’ve painted a wall area, you can frame it with molding or paint a border around it. This can help very young artists understand that not all wall surfaces can be drawn on. Stenciling or stamping the chalkboard along the edges is also a great way to create a frame. Simply allow the chalkboard paint to dry completely before applying the stencils or stamps.

      — Written by Emma Sarran

      Small Room Done Right

      5 Fun Art Sources

      T-o-o-o Cute
      404-886-2121
      We love the wispy, detailed characters that artist Nicole Lathouse creates, from Bella Bug to Theodore Frog. The images captured in the framed prints are also available on infant loungewear and accessories for your wee one. Lathouse’s giclee prints are surrounded by handmade painted wood frames, in various sizes, finished to impart a cottage-style look.

      Murphy Smith Designs
      425-376-0252
      With the motto “Art to inspire your child” and a special knack for classic storybook style, artist Roxane Murphy Smith creates pieces that you’ll love long after baby is out of diapers. She also gives her painting new life on furniture and growth charts as well as canvases for wall hanging.

      Studio Avo and Oopsy Daisy
      619-640-6649
      The artists represented in these partner art collections are too numerous to mention. But if we had to pick a few faves, we’d direct you to the ultra-colorful work of Stephanie Bauer, Maria Carluccio, Caroline Blum, and Max Grover.

      Muffy’s Room
      203-389-5865
      Artist Muffy Pendergast must grin all day long in her studio, because the creatures in her paintings all seem to be smiling from the canvas, teaching us our ABCs or just being silly. Coming soon: Clothing, furniture, and other items painted with Pendergast’s signature, color-saturated look.

      American Postcard Art
      941-954-3124
      Get a mug of tea ready, because once you’re on this site, you won’t want to leave. American Postcard Art promises quality art prints made from vintage postcards. There are hundreds of topics appropriate for kids — we noted the nursery rhymes from the early 1900s. Getting your art is easy: Follow directions on the site for choosing the finished size of the print and the desired medium.

      — Written by Suzanne Morrissey

      Great Wall Letter Sources

      Many parents agonize over what to name their new baby — or at the very least, they go through gallons of ink writing up lists and confabbing on favorites and “can’t stands.” Now that you’ve selected the perfect moniker for your little monkey, spelling it out on the wall of his or her nursery is a stylish accent to the room’s decor. You can also use these hangable letters to spell out happy messages, such as love, laugh, sing, smile, and dance.

      Catfish Bite
      888-228-2483
      For the artistic child, you can’t beat Catfish Bite’s bright pieces with curlicued lettering.

      Craft Cuts
      800-705-4020
      This is a great source for basic wood letters that you can finish or paint to match the decor of your child’s room.

      Tatutina
      800-257-0471
      Each letter in Tatutina’s “bright” and “pastel” set is painted differently; some shine with stripes and dots, and others boast hearts, flowers, or stars.

      Twelve Timbers
      435-893-0175
      Specializing in simple and rustic typefaces, this company’s wall letters add country charm.

      The Well Appointed House
      This Web site offers the largest selection of wall letter styles in a variety of colors and patterns.

      — Written by Joanna Smith

      5 Unusual Products

      Rust-Oleum Magnetic Latex Primer
      800-481-4785
      Turn a wall, cabinet, or play table into a magnetized surface with this new product. The best part: You can paint over the magnetic primer in any color! (Note: Small magnets are choking hazards. Use extra big magnets that aren’t a danger in little hands.)

      Mascotopia
      800-399-1587
      Find puzzles, building block sets, and (our fave) mobiles featuring college mascots. Junior might still be learning how to stand on two feet, but that does not mean Mom and Dad’s alma maters can’t be a part of his world. (For the pro fans, Mascotopia also carries Major League Baseball and NBA collections.)

      HaPe International
      262-242-5077
      Along with cool educational toys and games, HaPe has created the Bamboo Collection, the world’s first collection of bamboo toys. Bamboo is highly sustainable — once cut, it grows back completely in three years — so these toys are environmentally friendly. The Bamboo Collection offers 14 games for kids 3 years and up.

      MemoryBorders
      Follow the directions on the Web site and your digital photos will be turned into a unique wallpaper border. You can select from themed designs in the catalog, or start from scratch with your snapshots. We love the border featuring a newborn’s teeny inked footprints, interspersed with the child’s name and date of birth.

      JELD-WEN Custom Carved Interior Doors
      800-877-9482
      Create a unique design for a child’s bedroom (or playroom) door — virtually any symbol, name, word, or image can be routed into these MDF doors, available in a variety of sizes. The door comes primed and ready to paint. Choose from 70 designs or submit one of your own.

      –Written by Suzanne Morrissey

      Originally published on AmericanBaby.com.





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      Sherri Blum, CID is your baby nursery design and kids room design specialist. Sherri is internationally renowned for her timeless design and attention to details. Over the years she has designed and decorated baby nurseries ranging in themes from princess rooms to sports and nautical nurseries. Her kids room designs include floral girls rooms, transportation theme boys rooms including trains, airplanes, and boats; plus cowboy theme rooms and other classic vintage designs that will grow with your child through the years. Sherri has also assisted with commercial design in daycares and preschools and was part of the advisory team for a children s playroom that was totally environmentally conscious for the Leeds Certified Covergirl offices in Baltimore. She has designed a celebrity nursery for the Hollywood celebrity babies of Jodie Sweetin, NFL star, Bart Scott and others. Her heirloom quality nursery wall art can be found in the celebrity nurseries of Mario Lopez, John O Hurley, Angela Kinsey, Tori Spelling and more. She can create a beautiful child s room or designer nursery on any budget. Sherri also offers luxury designer baby furniture and decor such as designer baby crib bedding, baby nursery furniture and kids decor for every taste and style. Contact her today for an appointment or if you re out of the area, check out her Cyber Design Services for interior design clients anywhere in the world. See a sampling of her dozens of designer rooms here to get some great baby nursery ideas!

      Want to contact us to discuss your needs? Complete our brief Contact Us form and we will contact you shortly!

      Interior designer, interior decorator Baltimore Maryland, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Virginia and nationwide.

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      Beautiful Baby Nursery Ideas That Design-Conscious Adults Will Absolutely Love

      With all the options and nursery design trends available, a baby’s nursery no longer has to be a traditional, pastel-colored affair. If you love modern design, we’ve compiled a collection of baby nursery ideas that are cool enough for baby to love and design-conscious adults to appreciate, too.

      When creating a nursery that is practical, safe and will look great as baby grows, keep the following tips in mind:

      • Add a dimmer to lighting. It’s an easy project that will allow you to adjust the mood of the room as needed
      • Select durable, washable fabrics and rugs that can be easily cleaned
      • Select furniture pieces that can evolve from nursery to a teenager’s room
      • Think about furniture placement and safety as baby starts getting mobile. Some good baby-proofing ideas include covering wall outlets, keeping the crib away from window treatments and cords and placing valuable items on higher shelves
      • Focus on creating an uncluttered nursery with plenty of storage options that make cleanup while holding a baby easy
      • Allow for plenty of floor space so baby can have floor playtime

      Here are our favorite baby nursery ideas:

      Find a Cool Crib

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      When selecting a crib, there are many new and modern designs to choose from. Try something modern or different, like an oval crib.

      Consider using a crib that converts into baby’s first bed when a crib is outgrown. And because the crib is the most used item in a nursery, order it ahead of time. Delays happen, cribs get damaged during the delivery process and you want to allow yourself the time required for any unexpected delays.

      Grey is the New Yellow

      Collect this idea

      If the sex of your baby is a surprise, go with timeless and modern grey as your nursery’s main color. Grey works with any bold accent shade making it modern but classic. And for the most visual bang, try layering different grey shades and patterns.

      Utilize Bold Colors and Patterns

      Collect this idea

      Good news for modern design lovers, soft pastels are not the best nursery choice. According to parenting guru Dr. Sears :

      “The best way you as a parent can stimulate baby’s vision is using black and white stripes or light and dark contrasting colors. So what about those nice soft pastels that used to be so popular in baby toys and nurseries? While these may look pretty to you, they do nothing visually for your baby. Research has proven that black and white contrasts register powerfully on baby’s retina and send the strongest visual signals to baby’s brain. Stronger signals mean more brain growth and faster visual development.”

      And black and white are not the only colors that babies are attracted to. Any bold, contrasting colors in graphic patterns will work.

      Great places to include pattern are:

      • a wallpaper or mural wall
      • upholstery and other textiles
      • an area rug

      Our favorite place to add pattern and contrast is our next tip.

      Don’t Ignore the Ceiling

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      Now that you know how important contrast and pattern are to baby, add impact where baby notices most the ceiling.

      Add Motion in Fun Ways

      Collect this idea

      Babies love to be rocked to sleep. And adults don t mind the soothing effect of rocking, either. Why not rock baby to sleep by using a hanging chair or cool, contemporary rocker?

      Design a Nursery That Can Grow With The Baby

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      Select modular furniture that can be used beyond the first year. Many crib styles nowadays convert into children’s beds, while changing tables are often a regular dresser with a detachable dressing table top.

      And don t forget to add fun elements to a nursery like a tent or animal rocking horse that baby can use as he/she grows into a toddler.

      Fully Commit to a Nursery Theme

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      When deciding on your baby’s nursery theme, be bold and fully commit to your theme. Use elements of the theme on the walls, in the accessories and the rest of the decor. That’s what makes so many of the featured nursery ideas in the featured gallery so appealing.

      Customize A Baby’s Nursery With Their Name

      Collect this idea

      Find creative ways to display baby’s name in their room. Some ideas include:

      • Framed letters on the wall
      • Monogrammed sheets or pillows
      • Accessories with baby’s initials or name
      • Baby’s name in marquis light-up letters that double as a night light

      Add a Comfortable Area for Adults

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      Adults tend to spend time in baby’s nursery getting baby to sleep or watching over baby. Incorporate comfortable seating like a sofa or a daybed that encourages nap time for mom and dad, too.

      Add Plenty of Storage in a Nursery

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      It’s incredible how many things a small baby needs. Create a combination of easy storage, like cabinets, baskets and drawers where clutter can be easily stored, with beautiful, modern open storage like a bookcase wall to display your baby’s favorite keepsakes.

      Paint the back of the open shelves in a bright, contrasting color to liven up the room.

      Add some of these fresh, modern nursery ideas in your baby’s nursery. The nursery is the perfect place to introduce your baby to a lifelong love of good design. You’ll create a space that is beautiful, cool enough for a design-loving adult to appreciate and a space that baby can grow into as well.





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      Elin s advice for designing children s rooms is to consider above all what your child s interests and needs are, what they are playing with and how they play. Perhaps they don t need a large table or desk that takes up a lot of space, if they always play on the floor or at the kitchen table. It should be easy for them to find their toys and to play, and preferably to clean up after themselves. In Edda s room, for example, her kitchen and little dining area occupy 1/4 of the room, since that s what she plays with the most. Also her puzzels, books and dolls are easy for her to reach and play with, since that is what she loves the most.

      Time to talk to Edda now! Tell us Edda

      ♥ What is your favourite food? Pizza.

      ♥ What are you into right now? Painting, puzzles, reading books, playing with dolls and in my kitchen.

      ♥ Your favourite book? Pippi Longstocking.

      ♥ What is your favourite colour? Blue (though she s not quite clear what colour that is says mum ;-)).

      ♥ Your favourite animal? Cats.

      ♥ What do you like best in your room? My kitchen, I love to feed my family and my dolls.

      ♥ Which is your favourite duvet cover? The same one as my mum s, a dusty pink one with a sea shell design from kongessloejd.dk.

      ♥ Your favourite pyjamas? The white and pink ones with the little penguins, the same as my sister.

      Thank you Edda, it was super nice to meet you!

      (photography: Elin Wallin)

      Maaike s advice for designing children s rooms is to keep the base calm and the bed and other furniture light, then you can use accessories to add colour and atmosphere. Quirky details add character, and wallpaper is great for setting the mood.

      Time to talk to Amélie now! Tell us Amélie

      ♥ What is your favourite food? Spinach.

      ♥ What are you into right now? I love riding my bike, which I got for my birthday. I also like painting and sticking stickers on pretty drawings.

      ♥ Your favourite book? Little Golden Books, right now I m really into mermaids.

      ♥ What is your favourite colour? Black (unfortunately says mum ;-)).

      ♥ Your favourite animal? Tigers and crocodiles.

      ♥ Trousers or a dress? It depends I love glittery dresses, but I m kind of cool girl too.

      ♥ What would you like to be when you grow up? Black Pete, or a ballerina or a princess.

      ♥ What do you like best in your room? My bed, being tucked in and re-arranging the cushions.

      ♥ What do you like doing in your room? Reading, and pottering in my kitchen.

      ♥ Which is your favourite duvet cover? The one with little deer and bows and there have to be lots of cushions on my bed!

      ♥ Your favourite pyjamas? The ones with little hearts and rabbits.

      Thank you Amélie, it was super lovely to meet you!





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      Pike Nurseries, Towne Lake

      Our Towne Lake store in Woodstock, garnered two “firsts” for Pike Nurseries. It was the prototype for our “new concept” garden centers with the brick façade and brick corner “clock” tower.

      It was also the first Pike store located in a shopping center venue. Located on Towne Lake Parkway, it opened in November, 1996 and serves the residents of Woodstock, Holly Springs, Canton and greater Cherokee County.

      This morning I called your store from my home in Rochester, Mn. I worked with Kristin and she was very kind and helpful. I have a hearing loss and she patiently made certain that I understood all the information. She chose and planted a lovely pot of annuals as a gift from me for my niece who lives in Woodstock. Kristin even sent me two email pictures of the finished plant to see. I cannot say enough about how very professional and friendly Kristin was to work with. A big thanks to her for sharing your Georgia sunshine with me here in rainy (with snow in the forecast) Minnesota. – Donna P.

      Trey was so helpful, knowledgeable and polite! Thank you. – Moley

      I received wonderful help and advice from Ashleigh today. She was creative and yet very practical in her recommendations. – Mary

      Christy M. gave me the most helpful and courteous and genuine service I’ve ever experienced shopping for plants. This is huge for building loyalty. – Ty

      The service here is amazing. Thank you so much Betty M. and Mallory C. for all your help with selection and kindness in answering all my questions. BRAVO.

      Class: Savvy Succulents

      Explore the world of succulents and learn how to select and care for them in this free garden class. These easy-care, waterwise beauties come in an array of colors, textures and sizes. Our associates will teach you about succulents perfect for pots and the summer garden, along with succulents that will thrive in the south year after year.

      Free Garden Talks

      Pike Nurseries offers free garden lecturers and classes to local garden clubs, homeowners associations and other members of the community. We’ll come to your meetings and give a garden lecture on a wide range of gardening topics.

      Please click HERE if you would be interested in one of our Free Garden Talks.

      Welcome to Pike Nurseries, Towne Lake

      I have been working with Pike Nurseries for over 8 years. I love all aspects of gardening, but I would have to say my favorite is succulent gardening.

      My favorite part about my job is getting to pass on the knowledge I’ve gained over the years to our customer so they can be successful.

      We would love for you to come and visit us here at the Towne Lake Pike Nurseries location. We specialize in indoor plants, orchids, and gorgeous flowers, trees and shrubs.

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      Sherri Blum, CID is your baby nursery design and kids room design specialist. Sherri is internationally renowned for her timeless design and attention to details. Over the years she has designed and decorated baby nurseries ranging in themes from princess rooms to sports and nautical nurseries. Her kids room designs include floral girls rooms, transportation theme boys rooms including trains, airplanes, and boats; plus cowboy theme rooms and other classic vintage designs that will grow with your child through the years. Sherri has also assisted with commercial design in daycares and preschools and was part of the advisory team for a children s playroom that was totally environmentally conscious for the Leeds Certified Covergirl offices in Baltimore. She has designed a celebrity nursery for the Hollywood celebrity babies of Jodie Sweetin, NFL star, Bart Scott and others. Her heirloom quality nursery wall art can be found in the celebrity nurseries of Mario Lopez, John O Hurley, Angela Kinsey, Tori Spelling and more. She can create a beautiful child s room or designer nursery on any budget. Sherri also offers luxury designer baby furniture and decor such as designer baby crib bedding, baby nursery furniture and kids decor for every taste and style. Contact her today for an appointment or if you re out of the area, check out her Cyber Design Services for interior design clients anywhere in the world. See a sampling of her dozens of designer rooms here to get some great baby nursery ideas!

      Want to contact us to discuss your needs? Complete our brief Contact Us form and we will contact you shortly!

      Interior designer, interior decorator Baltimore Maryland, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Virginia and nationwide.

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      Beautiful Baby Nursery Ideas That Design-Conscious Adults Will Absolutely Love

      With all the options and nursery design trends available, a baby’s nursery no longer has to be a traditional, pastel-colored affair. If you love modern design, we’ve compiled a collection of baby nursery ideas that are cool enough for baby to love and design-conscious adults to appreciate, too.

      When creating a nursery that is practical, safe and will look great as baby grows, keep the following tips in mind:

      • Add a dimmer to lighting. It’s an easy project that will allow you to adjust the mood of the room as needed
      • Select durable, washable fabrics and rugs that can be easily cleaned
      • Select furniture pieces that can evolve from nursery to a teenager’s room
      • Think about furniture placement and safety as baby starts getting mobile. Some good baby-proofing ideas include covering wall outlets, keeping the crib away from window treatments and cords and placing valuable items on higher shelves
      • Focus on creating an uncluttered nursery with plenty of storage options that make cleanup while holding a baby easy
      • Allow for plenty of floor space so baby can have floor playtime

      Here are our favorite baby nursery ideas:

      Find a Cool Crib

      Collect this idea

      When selecting a crib, there are many new and modern designs to choose from. Try something modern or different, like an oval crib.

      Consider using a crib that converts into baby’s first bed when a crib is outgrown. And because the crib is the most used item in a nursery, order it ahead of time. Delays happen, cribs get damaged during the delivery process and you want to allow yourself the time required for any unexpected delays.

      Grey is the New Yellow

      Collect this idea

      If the sex of your baby is a surprise, go with timeless and modern grey as your nursery’s main color. Grey works with any bold accent shade making it modern but classic. And for the most visual bang, try layering different grey shades and patterns.

      Utilize Bold Colors and Patterns

      Collect this idea

      Good news for modern design lovers, soft pastels are not the best nursery choice. According to parenting guru Dr. Sears :

      “The best way you as a parent can stimulate baby’s vision is using black and white stripes or light and dark contrasting colors. So what about those nice soft pastels that used to be so popular in baby toys and nurseries? While these may look pretty to you, they do nothing visually for your baby. Research has proven that black and white contrasts register powerfully on baby’s retina and send the strongest visual signals to baby’s brain. Stronger signals mean more brain growth and faster visual development.”

      And black and white are not the only colors that babies are attracted to. Any bold, contrasting colors in graphic patterns will work.

      Great places to include pattern are:

      • a wallpaper or mural wall
      • upholstery and other textiles
      • an area rug

      Our favorite place to add pattern and contrast is our next tip.

      Don’t Ignore the Ceiling

      Collect this idea

      Now that you know how important contrast and pattern are to baby, add impact where baby notices most the ceiling.

      Add Motion in Fun Ways

      Collect this idea

      Babies love to be rocked to sleep. And adults don t mind the soothing effect of rocking, either. Why not rock baby to sleep by using a hanging chair or cool, contemporary rocker?

      Design a Nursery That Can Grow With The Baby

      Collect this idea

      Select modular furniture that can be used beyond the first year. Many crib styles nowadays convert into children’s beds, while changing tables are often a regular dresser with a detachable dressing table top.

      And don t forget to add fun elements to a nursery like a tent or animal rocking horse that baby can use as he/she grows into a toddler.

      Fully Commit to a Nursery Theme

      Collect this idea

      When deciding on your baby’s nursery theme, be bold and fully commit to your theme. Use elements of the theme on the walls, in the accessories and the rest of the decor. That’s what makes so many of the featured nursery ideas in the featured gallery so appealing.

      Customize A Baby’s Nursery With Their Name

      Collect this idea

      Find creative ways to display baby’s name in their room. Some ideas include:

      • Framed letters on the wall
      • Monogrammed sheets or pillows
      • Accessories with baby’s initials or name
      • Baby’s name in marquis light-up letters that double as a night light

      Add a Comfortable Area for Adults

      Collect this idea

      Adults tend to spend time in baby’s nursery getting baby to sleep or watching over baby. Incorporate comfortable seating like a sofa or a daybed that encourages nap time for mom and dad, too.

      Add Plenty of Storage in a Nursery

      Collect this idea

      It’s incredible how many things a small baby needs. Create a combination of easy storage, like cabinets, baskets and drawers where clutter can be easily stored, with beautiful, modern open storage like a bookcase wall to display your baby’s favorite keepsakes.

      Paint the back of the open shelves in a bright, contrasting color to liven up the room.

      Add some of these fresh, modern nursery ideas in your baby’s nursery. The nursery is the perfect place to introduce your baby to a lifelong love of good design. You’ll create a space that is beautiful, cool enough for a design-loving adult to appreciate and a space that baby can grow into as well.





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      Portfolio

      Sherri Blum, CID is your baby nursery design and kids room design specialist. Sherri is internationally renowned for her timeless design and attention to details. Over the years she has designed and decorated baby nurseries ranging in themes from princess rooms to sports and nautical nurseries. Her kids room designs include floral girls rooms, transportation theme boys rooms including trains, airplanes, and boats; plus cowboy theme rooms and other classic vintage designs that will grow with your child through the years. Sherri has also assisted with commercial design in daycares and preschools and was part of the advisory team for a children s playroom that was totally environmentally conscious for the Leeds Certified Covergirl offices in Baltimore. She has designed a celebrity nursery for the Hollywood celebrity babies of Jodie Sweetin, NFL star, Bart Scott and others. Her heirloom quality nursery wall art can be found in the celebrity nurseries of Mario Lopez, John O Hurley, Angela Kinsey, Tori Spelling and more. She can create a beautiful child s room or designer nursery on any budget. Sherri also offers luxury designer baby furniture and decor such as designer baby crib bedding, baby nursery furniture and kids decor for every taste and style. Contact her today for an appointment or if you re out of the area, check out her Cyber Design Services for interior design clients anywhere in the world. See a sampling of her dozens of designer rooms here to get some great baby nursery ideas!

      Want to contact us to discuss your needs? Complete our brief Contact Us form and we will contact you shortly!

      Interior designer, interior decorator Baltimore Maryland, Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Virginia and nationwide.

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      25+ Nursery Design Ideas

      Playful Decor

      You thought that decorating was fun before? Wait until you start revamping a tired old guest room for your new baby. or giving that nursery a makeover when baby is ready for a “big boy” or “big girl” room — the colors, patterns, fabrics, and wallpapers you get to play with are 10 times more exciting than “grown-up” decor. You can let your inner artist free in a child’s room, because the more whimsical and colorful it is, the more they’ll like it.

      And the best part: There’s no rule that says your child’s space has to match the rest of the house. So let go of the style rules that have ruled your roost and decorate with abandon!

      Wallpapering Tips

      1. Don’t rush it. Wallpapering takes time. Plan on about four hours of wall prep, depending on the condition of the walls, and 10 hours to paper a small room.
      2. Focus on preparation. Wallpapering over a painted wall? First, sand the wall to dull the glossiness of the paint. Wipe with a tack cloth to remove dust. Then wash the area with a strong household detergent, let dry, and start papering.
      3. Create a smooth surface. Wallpapering over a bumpy or textured wall? You have two options: Either cover the wall to be papered with a thin coat of drywall (honestly, this is best left to the pros, or to an extremely experienced do-it-yourselfer), or simply hang wallpaper liner. Follow manufacturer’s instructions and you’ll have a smooth wall to be papered in a few hours.
      4. Plan carefully. You want your last strip to end in a low-visibility part of the room, because it may be the one place where you cannot match the paper’s pattern exactly. A good place for the mismatch is against a window frame, where it may be obscured by window treatments.
      5. Get a good start. Use a plumb bob to ensure the first strip you place on the wall is perfectly straight. That strip locks in position all that follow.

        — Written by Suzanne Morrissey

        Chalkboard Paint Tips

        1. Use it everywhere. Chalkboard paint is best used on previously painted surfaces. It comes in cans or spray paint versions. Try it on walls, of course, but also on old play tables, backs of doors, or drawer fronts.
        2. Apply it correctly. Plan to paint when the air and surface temperatures are above 50 degrees. Make sure you have plenty of ventilation, and wear a safety mask.
        3. Plan on multiple coats. Chalkboard paint works best when you layer three to five coats painted in different directions (if using a brush). When using the spray-paint version, spray back and forth evenly to produce the best finish. If you linger too much in one spot, you’ll get ugly drips!
        4. Make cleanup easy. A damp sponge cleans up the finished surface and cuts down on chalk dust.
        5. Add a frame. Once you’ve painted a wall area, you can frame it with molding or paint a border around it. This can help very young artists understand that not all wall surfaces can be drawn on. Stenciling or stamping the chalkboard along the edges is also a great way to create a frame. Simply allow the chalkboard paint to dry completely before applying the stencils or stamps.

          — Written by Emma Sarran

          Small Room Done Right

          5 Fun Art Sources

          T-o-o-o Cute
          404-886-2121
          We love the wispy, detailed characters that artist Nicole Lathouse creates, from Bella Bug to Theodore Frog. The images captured in the framed prints are also available on infant loungewear and accessories for your wee one. Lathouse’s giclee prints are surrounded by handmade painted wood frames, in various sizes, finished to impart a cottage-style look.

          Murphy Smith Designs
          425-376-0252
          With the motto “Art to inspire your child” and a special knack for classic storybook style, artist Roxane Murphy Smith creates pieces that you’ll love long after baby is out of diapers. She also gives her painting new life on furniture and growth charts as well as canvases for wall hanging.

          Studio Avo and Oopsy Daisy
          619-640-6649
          The artists represented in these partner art collections are too numerous to mention. But if we had to pick a few faves, we’d direct you to the ultra-colorful work of Stephanie Bauer, Maria Carluccio, Caroline Blum, and Max Grover.

          Muffy’s Room
          203-389-5865
          Artist Muffy Pendergast must grin all day long in her studio, because the creatures in her paintings all seem to be smiling from the canvas, teaching us our ABCs or just being silly. Coming soon: Clothing, furniture, and other items painted with Pendergast’s signature, color-saturated look.

          American Postcard Art
          941-954-3124
          Get a mug of tea ready, because once you’re on this site, you won’t want to leave. American Postcard Art promises quality art prints made from vintage postcards. There are hundreds of topics appropriate for kids — we noted the nursery rhymes from the early 1900s. Getting your art is easy: Follow directions on the site for choosing the finished size of the print and the desired medium.

          — Written by Suzanne Morrissey

          Great Wall Letter Sources

          Many parents agonize over what to name their new baby — or at the very least, they go through gallons of ink writing up lists and confabbing on favorites and “can’t stands.” Now that you’ve selected the perfect moniker for your little monkey, spelling it out on the wall of his or her nursery is a stylish accent to the room’s decor. You can also use these hangable letters to spell out happy messages, such as love, laugh, sing, smile, and dance.

          Catfish Bite
          888-228-2483
          For the artistic child, you can’t beat Catfish Bite’s bright pieces with curlicued lettering.

          Craft Cuts
          800-705-4020
          This is a great source for basic wood letters that you can finish or paint to match the decor of your child’s room.

          Tatutina
          800-257-0471
          Each letter in Tatutina’s “bright” and “pastel” set is painted differently; some shine with stripes and dots, and others boast hearts, flowers, or stars.

          Twelve Timbers
          435-893-0175
          Specializing in simple and rustic typefaces, this company’s wall letters add country charm.

          The Well Appointed House
          This Web site offers the largest selection of wall letter styles in a variety of colors and patterns.

          — Written by Joanna Smith

          5 Unusual Products

          Rust-Oleum Magnetic Latex Primer
          800-481-4785
          Turn a wall, cabinet, or play table into a magnetized surface with this new product. The best part: You can paint over the magnetic primer in any color! (Note: Small magnets are choking hazards. Use extra big magnets that aren’t a danger in little hands.)

          Mascotopia
          800-399-1587
          Find puzzles, building block sets, and (our fave) mobiles featuring college mascots. Junior might still be learning how to stand on two feet, but that does not mean Mom and Dad’s alma maters can’t be a part of his world. (For the pro fans, Mascotopia also carries Major League Baseball and NBA collections.)

          HaPe International
          262-242-5077
          Along with cool educational toys and games, HaPe has created the Bamboo Collection, the world’s first collection of bamboo toys. Bamboo is highly sustainable — once cut, it grows back completely in three years — so these toys are environmentally friendly. The Bamboo Collection offers 14 games for kids 3 years and up.

          MemoryBorders
          Follow the directions on the Web site and your digital photos will be turned into a unique wallpaper border. You can select from themed designs in the catalog, or start from scratch with your snapshots. We love the border featuring a newborn’s teeny inked footprints, interspersed with the child’s name and date of birth.

          JELD-WEN Custom Carved Interior Doors
          800-877-9482
          Create a unique design for a child’s bedroom (or playroom) door — virtually any symbol, name, word, or image can be routed into these MDF doors, available in a variety of sizes. The door comes primed and ready to paint. Choose from 70 designs or submit one of your own.

          –Written by Suzanne Morrissey

          Originally published on AmericanBaby.com.





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          An integral part of raising a child involves the location in which he or she is raised. A room dedicated for a nursery has to be fun, yet safe, and colorful, yet not cloying. In my eyes, this room spells that out perfectly. It isn’t too large, yet isn’t too small. It is a perfect size. Right in front of the doorway is a unique lamp, hanging like an inverted pyramid. The floor is wooden, and is of a natural wooden shade. The walls are a pinkish peach, which seems pleasant to the eyes.

          The crib in the center of the room is large and deep enough for a baby. Its wooden frame looks sturdy and safe. In the day, the inside of the crib receives excellent light from the window.

          The window is half covered by sunshine yellow drapes that make the light coming in look more beautiful. The wallpaper of the room has small, decorative patterns of white and yellow.

          The cabinet, close to the crib, is wooden and painted white. There is plenty of space within it for clothes, books, and other material. The platform above the cabinet also offers more space to put things. And above the cabinet as well, we see space to hang clothes on hangars, or to put things like paints, out of reach of the child.

          The floor has a yellow rug in the center, matching the beautiful drapes. On the side of the wall next to the window is a cupboard that has space at the bottom for clothes and toys, and also much more space inside.

          Overall, the nursery is filled with the warmth and beauty that a child should be raised in. The walls are painted in pleasant colors and there is good ventilation and natural lighting. There is also plenty of space.