The “Big Pieces”
Crib Bedding – The Land of Nod On the Dot Bedding fits the theme perfectly. It is mod, crisp, and fun. At $199 its very affordable compared to other popular options.
Accent Wall – I would like to paint an accent wall of stripes to add some interest to the room. I recommend painting three walls a light grey and painting the accent wall grey, gold, and blue (all pulled from the bedding) I haven’t nailed down the exact colors yet, and won’t until I can sit down with the actual bedding and my trusty Benjamin Moore color wheel. I’d like to hang a book ledge on the accent wall to display at least four of M. Siasek’s This Is… books.
Crib – A Mod nursery really wouldn’t work without a mod crib. The Baby Mod Crib available at Walmart fits the bill perfectly, and for $281 it doesn’t bust the budget.
Rug – When baby starts crawling, his room will become his pay area and he will need a nice soft surface to play on. The shag rug I have selected is a nod to the vintage theme and adds some warmth to room. This budget friendly rug from Overstock.com may work, but I am afraid it will be a bit too bright. I think something along the lines of this rug from Rosenberry Rooms may work better. If we can't find an affordable yellow rug, a cream colored shag rug will work and may be easier to find.
Chair and Dresser – The chair (similar to the one pictured but with lighter wood and brown leather) was a rare find a great deal! I have tasked the homeowner with scouring Craig’s List and local thrift stores to find a dresser like this, this or this to compliment the chair. Hopefully lightning will strike twice.
Window Treatments – I am really digging all things chevron at the moment and I think floor to ceiling chevron drapes would add to interest and boost the eclectic feel of the room. I think either grey and white or blue and white fabric would work well. I found a couple of Etsy sellers (This Litte Home and Nena Von) that make custom drapes and have fabric that I think would work (approximately $130-150 per pair).
large felt world map or blocks inspired by famous world architecture.
Storage – In keeping with the travel theme and to add some additional color to the room, I’d like to bring in a couple of these little suitcases (available at Land Of Nod or http://www.paper-source.com/) for storage. Luggage tags could be used to identify their contents such as diapers, baby toys, burp cloths, and keepsakes.
I am really excited about this design and I can’t wait to see it all in place - and share the final room with you!