I found the inspiration for my baby’s nursery before I was even pregnant, and way before I knew if I was having a boy or a girl. It was one of the first things I found on Pinterest, and it was a colour wheel quilt.
I learned it was a quilt designed by Joelle Hoverson, who owns Purl Soho in New York. I had never made a quilt before, but I was hell-bent and determined. I bought the book with the pattern, I bought the fabric bundle to make the quilt, and after some reading and researching, and then lots of cutting and sewing, I wound up with my own. It doesn’t bear close scrutiny, but I was happy with how it turned out!
I love the pattern because it’s contemporary and colourful and beautiful. I could see it hanging on a wall as a lovely focal point, and from there, I started to build the nursery around it. This one little image on Pinterest spawned the entire vision for the nursery: contemporary and clean, but warm and inviting. Most of the nursery will be soft grey and white—with a bold statement like that colourful quilt, I didn’t want too much to fight with it, visually—with punches of colour taken from the quilt. When we found out we’re having a boy, we decided to focus on teals and turquoises as our accent colours, with pops of other colours. I’ll be posting more on the nursery as it it progresses, as I have a lot of DIY projects and furniture makeovers planned or already in progress (both DIY projects and furniture repurposing are very budget-friendly ways to build a nursery).
Plus, the finished nursery will be featured in an upcoming issue of Canadian Family. I can’t wait to see how it comes together (and to show it to all of you!).
Some of us find inspiration for our nurseries, like I did, in one statement piece for the wall. Others use other nurseries as inspiration (we love these 13 nurseries!), specific pieces of furniture, or even just one colour as a starting point.
I want to know: what inspired you most as you planned your nursery?