Guest Picks: A Nursery Starts With Art
A beautiful art print is the catalyst for this happy blue and yellow nursery design
I often get asked how I come up with my nursery design ideas, and the answer is that I almost always start with one inspirational piece. In my daughter's nursery, it was her curtains; in her big girl room, it was her rug. But one of my favorite things to use as a jumping-off point is artwork. The lion print by Lizzy Stewart is a perfect example: It has serious style and a beautiful color palette. Read on to see the space that it inspired. — Lauren from A Lovely Life
This print would be perfect for a girl's or boy's room. It's a great jumping-off point for any little space.
Support handmade! These crib sheets are simple and lovely and available in a variety of colorways.
Simple, modern and inexpensive, the Ikea Sniglar just needs some pretty sheets to dress it up.
Made from salvaged wood and organic hemp, this swing is the bee's knees!
As a reading nook or toddler bed, this pyramid daybed would make a lovely spot to curl up.
This little slingshot designed by Christopher Jarratt would make a lovely piece of art on the wall.
Every nursery needs a one-of-a-kind something, like this vintage rattan armchair from Edmond.
These kites designed by Daniel Frost would make a stunning art installation. Or you can always take them out for a spin on a windy day.
This little lion is handmade and naturally perfect in every way.
I love to use globes in kids' rooms; they look good, they're fun and they're educational too.
This whimsical rhino could easily become your little one's best pal.
This is a perfect piece of handmade art for your little stargazer.
I love that this rug has a subdued color palette but with a fresh and graphic pattern.
This gorgeous leafy mobile is sure to keep your baby's mind entertained.
Classic and comfortable, this glider will last through many nursery decor transitions.
A beautiful midcentury wicker cabinet would be perfect for storing clothing, toys or supplies.
This pillow says it all — and in a sunny yellow color to boot.
Hang this pretty garland here, there or anywhere.
This is a cozy throw for mama in soft and lovely colors.
Ideabook published on July 21, 2012.
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