Lila's Teal, Pink & Chevron Nursery!

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!

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Comments

  1. TM says:

    What type/color is the teal paint you used? I’m painting my baby girl’s bedroom teal, but I am having a hard time deciding on the right shade. I LOVE the teal in this bedroom :)

    • Katy says:

      The colors I used are from Sherwin Williams!

      Tantalizing Teal SW6937
      Gaiety Peach (for the chevron) SW 6872

      Hope that helps!
      Katy

  2. Emily Hernandez says:

    I love the room! Where did you find the fabric that you used for the changing pad and the crib sheet?

  3. Dusty says:

    Love love love the Wall art. I would love to know more about where you were able to find the frames etc. and where I could get the printables. Seriously love everything about this space. Amazing job!

  4. Stacey says:

    I love the curtains. Where did you get those from?

  5. Ashleigh says:

    Love this! I’m in the process of redoing a nursery into a big girl room, so much fun! I was wondering where you got the crown from? I’ve looked all over!

  6. Kayla says:

    Do you know what the paint code is for the cream color on the chevron wall?

  7. Pamela says:

    Where did you find the canvas print of the blue chair with pink chevron cushion?

  8. Cassie says:

    Obsessed with this nursery! Would you happen to have the code for the bright pink paint you used? I’m getting ready to paint my craft room and these colors would be perfect!

  9. Julie says:

    Do you have a pattern you use to make the chevron on the wall? How wide are the lines?

  10. Jayme says:

    Where did you find the rug?

  11. Tara Eilers says:

    I absolutely love the “LOVE” picture, would you mind sharing where you found these prints? WE are getting ready to move our oldest daughter(8) into her own room( no more sharing with her soon to be 6 sister). I have been “hoarding” frames for about 6 months and now am trying to figure out what to put in them, if anything.

  12. Holly lancaster says:

    Im about to repaint my daughter dresser what color would u say this is?

  13. Summer says:

    I absolutely LOVE this room! The colors are amazing together. Where did you find the bookcase?

  14. brooke partain says:

    I’m decorating my daughters nursery now, and I love these colors! But. Can’t find a crib set in these colors anywhere. Where did you get this one?

  15. Courtney Whitehead says:

    Can you tell me where to find this ottoman?

  16. Courtney Whitehead says:

    Can you tell me if y’all sell the pendent flag that is draped on the wall?

  17. Alicia says:

    Hi, I love everything about this room! I would like to know where did you get the crib from?
    Thank you!

  18. Audrey says:

    I love the design. Where did you get the mirror from? I love the white mirror.

  19. Audrey says:

    What size is the rug?

  20. Jennifer says:

    Is this bedding set available already made or did you buy the fabric and have it made?

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