Room to Bloom · Sep 16, 2018

a green woodland nursery for oona

Today I’m super excited to share a green based woodland nursery design I completed a little while ago for a little girl. Oona’s bedroom is adjacent to her big sister’s room (which I posted about here), though much smaller. I really like small nurseries, they feel nice and snug and somehow fitting.

The design brief was to create a cosy and beautiful nursery that worked well with the adjacent bedroom in terms of colour, as they are interconnected. Green is an accent colour there, so we decided to make this the nursery’s main colour, which also works well with the oak floor and aspect of the room. A beautiful whimsical woodland wallpaper design sets the tone and provides lots of detail to gaze at. The colours pull together the other finishes in the room.

As there was limited space, we prioritised room for a cot and clothes storage. A vintage single wardrobe in dusty green blends with the background to keep things feeling spacious. The cot is a simple, open design in a similar tone to the floor, minimising contrast which helps the space feel calm. A two-tone wall creates a cosy corner and backdrop for the cot. To tone the yellow oak floor down a little, we used a light, bear shaped rug which provides a soft surface for play.

For now, some floor cushions, a toy basket and a house shelf give Oona enough to play with. An small book ledge for favourite books is easily accessible. In the future, a cabinet or book shelf can be added to provide more storage.

The result is a calm yet fun to interact with space, that will adapt easily as Oona grows up.

images: design & styling room by bloom, photography by brett charles

with thanks to lidor: wooden animals, wooden alphabet blocks, maileg bunnies; and to wijs west: shoes

for further sources, please follow me on instagram, where I tag lots of the products that I use in my designs x

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