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Inspiration for a contemporary gender-neutral dark wood floor nursery remodel in Orange County with black walls
Benedict August
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Modern Nursery

These clients longed for a nursery that was anything but typical for the adoptive baby soon to join their family. In our first meeting they didn’t show us magazine clippings of rooms adorned with teddy bears, no fabric swatches with bumble bees, no choo choo trains, no princesses and no Disney characters. Not even blue or pink. Instead Torey slid a beautiful mid century modern globe across the table and said, “We thought this could be the inspiration for the nursery.” The globe itself is unconventional, with the ocean rendered black and countries in bright saturated green, red, orange, and yellow. We returned with a design that is fresh, vibrant, sophisticated and anything but ordinary. The palette is: green, yellow, black, and cream with orange and red accents. Black chalkboard paint covers two walls while a third boasts a custom colored wallpaper map. Random width stripes of green and cream create a lively canopy overhead. A new wall unit anchors the space while providing ample storage. We cushioned and lit the window seat for cozy reading. Incorporating a roll-out changing table helped free up floor space, a precious commodity in this small bungalow. A global theme emerges with the room populated by furnishings from around the world: a rocking chair form Mexico, the bombe chest repainted in green gloss lacquer, the mini Eames chairs, the Danish modern crib. The artful installation of felt taxidermy framed in lacquer surrounded by the numbers 1-9 serves as a whimsical teaching aid. Finally, the room is frosted with details like Jonathon Adler sconces, custom drapes hanging on a lucite rod, and a green shag “animal skin” rug. Photo Credit: Dan Benedict

Inspiration for a contemporary gender-neutral dark wood floor nursery remodel in Orange County with black walls —  Houzz

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Jill Levis wrote:April 19, 2012
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    Benedict August
    You can purchase these animal heads through Benedict August. Email hello@benedictaugust.com for pricing. I'm not sure where other similar items are available. Thanks.
  • julieb1109
    You can purchase the animal heads at Wendow Fine Living. Email info@wendowfineliving.com
kimspotts wrote:May 4, 2012
What are the paint colors used in this room?

- I would love these colors in my kids playroom.

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    The Shabby Nest
    Benjamin Moore's Universal black, Provence Creme and Dark Lime are a similar color combination.
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    Benedict August
    It's a great color combo for a kids room!
C&V T wrote:June 1, 2012
Where can I buy the same crib?

  • C&V T
    Thank u both! ^^^
  • Kate Kerry
    Where are the animal heads from? are they just wooden? thanks
sillysquares wrote:June 10, 2012
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    Benedict August
    These floors are original to this house but I can order this type of flooring if you are interested. Please email us hello@benedictaugust.com.
Telisha Sumner wrote:September 7, 2012
Is there a particular brank of chalkboard paint that you would use?

- I have some for a smaller project, but don't know if the quality is good enough for entire wall?

Mike Hormuth wrote:January 14, 2013
Is there an expanded view where I could see the complete stripe attern on the ceiling? I love the idea

- Curious how asymmetrical you went with the width between stripes across the whole ceiling.

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    Benedict August
    At this time we don't have a picture that showcases the ceiling in it's entirety. You can get a glimpse of more of it on the the picture we have posted here:
    Modern Nursery · More Info
  • Mike Hormuth
    Thanks for the quick response - that is very helpful! Love it.
Chelsea Seaborn wrote:November 17, 2013
Shayna Gesick wrote:November 23, 2013
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    Benedict August
    Sorry, I no longer have this info in my files.
kcroberyson1 wrote:September 8, 2014
How do I purchase the animal heads?

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    Benedict August
    You can purchase these animal heads through us at Benedict August.
    Please email Krystyl at krystyl@benedictaugust.com for pricing and more information.
    Thank you! :)
carpowell wrote:June 10, 2016
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    Benedict August

    Thank you for your interest! These were ordered several years ago and they are no longer available. Please let us know if we can help with your next project.

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