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Having a baby while you have a toddler in tote during a pandemic can seem overwhelming and is a big task at hand. Insert CAROLYNLEONA. After we designed our Raleigh clients’ first nursery, we were brought back on board to design their second baby’s room. The first nursery incorporated a true Southern feel with blush pink, brass, and magnolia wallpaper.

Our goal was to repurpose the dresser, crib, and mobile, while giving the space a fresh identity. We painted the walls, designed the window treatment and added the ceiling medallion with a ceiling fixture, while jazzing it up with additional furniture, art and accessories.

In addition to giving the space a fresh new look, we wanted to make sure that the overall design was more gender-neutral than the first nursery we designed for this client. We accomplished this look by layering lots of textures versus color. We incorporated tons of woven materials such as a rattan side table, lion-head art on the walls, woven cactus hamper, and beautiful natural cactus wall art.

We decided to paint an accent wall, floor to ceiling, base and trim in Benjamin Moore New Providence Navy to give the space a nice, bold pop of color against the neutral furniture and natural accents.

A small (but not impossible) design challenge in this space were the windows. Since the windows were off-centered, we created wall to wall custom drapery to elongate the window. This custom drapery is black out lined which also helps with the overall acoustics of the room. Talk about a sleeping baby for the win!

Do you have any nursery design questions or challenges? Email us at and we’d be happy to help!


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