With the baby girl coming in September, it was clear that we'd need to do some shuffling around in order to make everyone fit in our 3 bedroom condo. The most logical solultion was to have the girls share the big bedroom & A go to the smaller room. Girls room! Fun! If it was up to me alone, the nursery would be pink & girly & ruffles...but it isn't, we have a very opinionated Mini Quiche J involved as well! Who happens to hate anything pink and girly and ruffles.
This is more like it - turquoise blue & lemonade stand posters depicting dragons & dinosaurs (which she drew all by herself). So clearly, a frilly room is out of the picture! Which actually makes for a fun design dilemma for me. Add in the fact that it's a shared nursery/
big girl pre-teen room & I think I have my work cut out for me.
I've been pinning & saving different fabrics and color schemes for quite awhile now and am to the point where I am tired of it. I need to order samples and go from there.
One thing I do know is that turquoise is going to play a big role in the space, likely through the wall color. I'm going to get a few samples to test out, but right now I'm leaning towards Benjamin Moore Copper Patina. A pale turquoise that leans more towards green & has an almost gray cast underneath as well.
I would love to pair it with corals and yellow, so I think I'm going to try to "sell" it to J as Under the Sea - not a theme, mind you (no fishies to be found) - Caribbean Sea blue, coral reef, sunshine, palm tree, etc, etc. Think it will work??
If the coral doesn't fly with J, I think I'll swap it for orange, which I do love with turquoise. This duvet from Urban Outfitters could end up being a great starting point for the rest of the room/fabrics/colors.
I'm then going to group the various fabrics together and let her pick her favorite grouping & go from there! I want her to be excited about the room & feel involved in the decorating. We're having a painting party in a couple of weeks and she is ready to get started!