Safari Themed Nursery
I posted our Safari Themed Baby Girl's Nursery on Instagram, plus shown it around here and there. People have been loving it loads, so I thought to bring you the entire concept, helping you may visualize how it all came together.
Neutral, Dusty Pink Safari Nursery
As you may see, the overall concept was a light, chic, sort of rustic, subdued color scheme of dusty pink, creams and soft taupes. For depth and interest I added antique brass, you know, my favorite <3 The scheme began with the absolutely gorgeous wallpaper, which I've been coveting, forever. Its the perfect combination of chic and whimsical, right? What I love the most about it is that the actual objects, in this case the animals, are quite blurred into the background, which is great because although they are the focal point, they're not overpowering. Next, I usually go ahead with choosing the main piece of furniture, the crib, and I am very keen on having a curved design, for a change. This one is by Restoration Hardware Baby and Child. Everything else was designed around it. I chose the rest of the essential nursery pieces, creating the ideal space plan with a curved chair, ottoman and my genius addition, a super chic rattan, low lounge chair and ottoman, ideal for the baby as she grows. I say it is the perfect alternative to the popular Serena and Lily Rattan Hanging Chair.
Fabrics & Finishes Concept Board
Fabrics & Finishes Concept Board
I genuinely LOVE fabrics. Actually, that's an understatement because I am obsessed with them. We've got over 6 thousand filed for future use. Whoa! Once the space plan and furniture scheme are completed, I select the fabrics that will be used to upholster the furniture, throw pillows, down to the bedspreads as they literally help set the ambiance for the entire space. I noticed I prefer subtly patterned fabrics — solids should have some hint of design, making them interesting. The ottoman, chair and even the crib sheet fabrics may be considered "solids" but they all have some sort of pattern to them. When it comes to color, at Synonymous we love a monochromatic look where everything sort of subtly blends with each other. Study the concept board above and you'll see what we mean :) In a nursery like this, we'd keep the ceiling light, maybe with white paint like Benjamin Moore's "Simply White" or "White Dove". If you want to go all out, covered in an ivory silk wallpaper would be incredible. Wish-full thinking, but I'd totally do it. These elements surrounding the actual shell of the space would most definitely grow with the child, so it wouldn't be a waste.
When using interesting / busilly patterned wallpaper in a space, consider painting the room's moulding + trims (baseboards, crown-moulding, etc) a very close match color to that of the wallpaper's backgound shade. This will help unify the look. The ceiling may always remain a white color. Remember this approach works for practically any scheme, but some exceptions may apply depending on what you're trying to achieve.
By the way, how cute is this little bathroom featuring the same wallpaper used in our safari nursery? The perfect amount of awesome, busy and chic for a compact space. Design by: Jenny J Norris Interiors
Crib: Restoration Hardware Baby and Child
Pink Ottoman: Duralee Palmdale Ottoman
Globe: Canvas, Upholstered Globe
Wallpaper: Purchase through Synonymous — Send us a product inquiry through our contact page
Animal Artwork Series: Purchase through Synonymous — Send us a product inquiry through our contact page
Whimsical Sconces: Purchase through Synonymous — Send us a product inquiry through our contact page
Brass Tree Accessory: Purchase through Synonymous — Send us a product inquiry through our contact page
Rattan Lounge Chair and Ottoman: Purchase through Synonymous — Send us a product inquiry through our contact page
Side Table: Custom designed In-house by Synonymous
Fabrics: Fabrics featured on this design may be acquired through the Synonymous Custom Pillow Service