Thursday, November 1, 2012

I am so excited to reveal a mini mood-board I recently created for a client who is pregnant with twins! 

The momma-to-be loves color, definitely walks on the modern side, and wanted a nursery that would easily transition into toddler-hood.  She requested that we re-use her existing crib and changing table/dresser, and that we find a lounger large enough to snuggle with both babies at once.  And finally, it had to be a space that could accommodate babies of either gender!
Its no secret that I love how well gray and yellow play together, and I love how modern yet playful the right shades of both can be. So I started with the warm gray wall color as a soft neutral cocoon which not only allows us to have a lot of fun with the art and accents, but will also temper all of the colorful toys that eventually will find their way into the space!  All of my clients trim, including the built-in window seat is bright white so I knew that the wall color could be a bit more daring than if she had stained wood (which would feel too heavy and dark when paired with a moody paint like this!).

Next I started pulling modern geometric fabrics in my favorite shades of citron.  The trick to keeping at tight color palette like this from being too "matchy-matchy" is varying the tints of our main color.  The roman shade and window seat fabrics have more yellow in them while the rug and pillow fabrics have more green.  Together they are creating layers of color which add depth and interest. 

And finally, I turned to etsy for some art inspiration.  Shop twoems has been a longtime favorite of mine and I knew her bold and colorful prints would bring the perfect amount of whimsy and color to the space while another favorite shop amberalexander provides a more sophisticated note.