Designer and creator of Caden Lane, Katy Mimari recently shared with us the pictures from her most recent nursery design! Who is the nursery for? Herself and her baby girl on the way! Naturally, Katy chose one of her own crib bedding sets for the room (from her newest Ikat Collection) and used this to build out her color palette. With bold and bright pink and beautiful tiffany blue, this fun and funky nursery exudes what Caden Lane is all about! Check out the images below and hear some helpful tips from Katy for designing something similar in your own home.
Where do you start when designing a room? Describe your design process.
Well – each time is different, but I’d say I pick a color palette and go with it! I started the design process of our new Ikat Collection before I found out I was expecting, but I always find myself designing the fabrics with a “potential” nursery in mind! So, when I found out I was expecting a baby girl… I was already half way through the design process! I think when decorating any nursery or child’s room, it should start with the textiles & bedding, and move from there. Think of it as your color wheel to accessorize. I love bright & colorful children’s rooms, they grow with the child so easily, and you’ve got the rest of the house to keep in the “neutral” color palette!
How did you decide on your color scheme?
I can’t get enough of pink and teal! And not the traditional light pink… bright, bold, & beautiful! The teal has two shades, which I used throughout the room, and I love the peachy chevron wall – pink would have been the obvious choice, but I think the peachy color is so much less expected and funky!
What is your favorite part about the room?
Okay, the chevron bedding, obviously right? But… I will say, I’m LOVING the wall art! It was so inexpensive to make, and I’ve always loved inspirational quotes & sayings, and if I had to sum up 6 words of advice for my baby girl, “Dream Big, Sparkle More, and Shine Bright” would be perfect words of wisdom! The frames were inexpensive finds too – I ordered them online and painted them with the different colors to match. I then bought the glass from the dollar store, and printed the wall art on photopaper! I think all the wall art in total was less than $100! I also love that the entire room was designed with growth in mind. I imagine the frame collage wall over her big girl bed, and the hot pink dresser covered with pictures of her friends & favorite finds…. And I don’t have to worry about finding bedding to coordinate b/c the same fabrics as the crib bedding come in twin/full/queen too!
Do you have any advice for someone wanting to design a similar room?
Don’t be afraid of color! Two, three, even four colors can take a room from weak to WOW! I wanted the dark pink to be a strong accent color in the design, so I looked for accessories that featured the darker pink. When I found that AMAZING scalloped dresser from Newport Cottages, I knew that was KEY in tying in the dark pink on the bumpers… it matches perfectly! Oh – one more great DIY tip! I hot glued the rosette trim I found at a local craft store to solid white curtain panels… I love how it frames the windows, and it was a cheap alternative to custom curtains!