Help me design my nursery. Pic Heavy.

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

I prefer the very different colors (grey to dark) vs two not completely matching dark.

Post # 4
1499 posts
Bumble bee

Interior Designer here- Go for the white one! You can bring colour and pattern in with artwork, bedding, etc. I wouldn’t worry about it being close to the wall colour. The dark one is too heavy and agree with PP, coming close will never match and always looks like an afterthought.

Post # 5
4015 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

White one!

Post # 7
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have the first crib and we really love it but a white one would look awesome too. 

Post # 8
1499 posts
Bumble bee

I always suggest investing in long term pieces that will grow up with the baby over time, or be used elsewhere in your home. Smaller, more affordable items are great to mix in as gender specific or “baby”-esque. For example, your main lighting, furniture, mirros, lamps etc. are better off with a more chic touch to them, and  then use the bedding, curtains and wall decor be more baby specific. It comes off as a chic and airy space that way! Also easy to introduce new accent colour! I love using warm metals in a nursery, they feel not only more sophisticated, but the well worn finish of a rubbed bronze or gold feels more homey and welcoming. I threw this togetherto give you an idea. I would do a crystal knob on the dresser and leave it at that! And the accent could easily be changed if you wanted to do navy, mint etc instead of a blush pink! (those two bottom fabrics are from lovely to work with FYI!)

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  MissLibra.
Post # 9
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

or you could go with the crib from ikea that you know will be exactly the same color and save a boatload!

it isn’t a 4 way convertible, but then you can start from scratch when babby is out of the toddler bed…you may have completely different tastes/space constraints at that point!

(also, read up on the safety of ikea cribs…they sell everything to conform to the (higher) euro standards. win.)


ETA: also, if you prefer light wood…why not sell your current dresser on CL and buy the same thing in white? I was in that exact situation (we had the dark hemnes dressers, and I wanted white…we wound up spending a bit to do the switch, but it was waaaaaay easier than painting!)

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  cateyes.
Post # 10
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Pappy8:  My only concern about you choosing the second crib is that it’s discontinued. And if you’re registering for it and are going to wait for someone to buy it, you run the risk of having it sell out before someone purchases it.

MissLibra:  Love that inspiration board! I actually had that Etsy artwork favorited too! 🙂

Post # 12
8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Definitely go with the white!

Post # 13
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d go for mismatched rather than trying to match the two dark colors. I have that dresser and don’t think you will be able to match it that well and have it look the way you hope. 

Post # 14
364 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013


Pappy8:  The Mason crib in white is beautiful!  My husband and I almost bought that one as well!  Do you know if you are having a boy or girl?  My husband didn’t want white for a boy, I was totally ok with it though!  But that could be a deciding factor for you!

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