Having your first child is an incredible change in so many ways – not least the uncertainty with how to fit a nursery into your existing home style.
When my client approached me with a concept to turn their overrun home office into their little girls future bedroom, they were hesitant about making the room a space that didn’t match the aesthetic of the rest of the house. Both parents had a taste for art & design and kept a pretty simple palette throughout.
I knew we could deliver the subtle but refined look they wantedwith a bold statement mural and minimal fuss elsewhere in the room.
The soon to be nursery had a very long wall that extended directly out into a connected hallway. We took the room concept the clients found below and extended the grey & white diamond visual down the length of the long wall to create a cohesiveness between the main part of the room and the attached hall. Pulling this pattern down the longest part of the room created a sense of length and space that the small room lacked before.
Below are a few pictures of the process, the mural installation and the final look. A pattern with this much taping is best executed on super flat walls. Because my clients walls did have a slight texture – It really was a process to get the diamond pattern super crisp. Once I pulled the tape, I went back by hand and straightened out each line where paint had bled under the tape. This took quite a few hours but keep your patience – the result is worth it!
NURSERY CONCEPT //
OFFICE BEFORE //
PAINT // (TOP TO BOTTOM ) BEHR – PENCIL SKETCH, TIN FOIL, COOL ASHES, SHINY LUSTER & ORIGAMI WHITE
These pictures were taken before any art or decorative things arrived but the images still tell a pretty good picture of the overall refined look we were aiming for. I will definitely update with more images of the finished room if I can.
Another fun nursery mural for the books!