Nursery styling part #1 – white furniture forms a base

We are lucky enough to have built in cupboards across one entire side of the nursery.  When we purchased the house they were a horrible fading pine colour, however the actual doors and shelves themselves were in fantastic nick.  We decided to have the entire built in wardrobe painted in a gloss effect in Wattyl’s White Delight (the same colour as the skirting, architraves, doors and windows frames).  We kept all large furniture items (other than a comfortable chair for nursing) in white – perhaps to be used in a boys room one day(?!?) and allowed us to style the remainder of the room in bright colours for our little girl.  Once the cot, change table, nursing chair & side table were in place I was able to visualise the room and get going on the fun part!






I nursery - change table




I nursery - side table



xx catherine and grace

The details:

* Grey fabric storage cubes – Papaya

* White & black photo frames – RIBBA frames from Ikea

* Cot – Stoke Mini available from Baby Village (by far, in my opinion, the most outstanding children’s furniture and equipment store in Sydney – extremely knowledgable staff, a wide range of products in various price points, including the top of the range in any product type, as well as good prices and great sales)

* Change table & change mat – Grotime Kimberly in white purchased from Baby Kingdom

* White gloss floating shelves above fireplace & change table – Bunnings

* Replica Philippe Starck Louis Ghost armchair in clear – available from from Matt Blatt

* White & grey side table – old pine bedside table customised by catherine and grace with Wattyl’s White Delight & Snowdonia interior paint finished with a clear gloss and crystal knobs (see related post).

* Grey nursing armchair – purchased from Oz Design Furniture (see similar designs here)

* For details on all other items see Nursery Styling part #2


It’s a girl!

I have always known that if I was lucky enough to have a baby I would want to find out as soon as possible whether it was a boy or a girl.  Truth be told…this is mainly because I wanted to have the nursery up and running and ready to go by the time he or she arrived.


At around 14 weeks pregnant my husband and I found out I was carrying a girl.  What fun – let the nursery styling begin!

When we moved into our place in December 2011 I had the entire interior repainted.  While most of the house was given a coat of Wattyl’s White Delight, I chose Wattyl’s Snowdonia (a beautiful grey) for the two front rooms which form part of the original 1890s workers cottage.  Skirting, architraves, doors & window frames were given a semi gloss coat of White Delight.

The second of the two original rooms was to become the nursery.  I have always loved bright pink and grey so I was thrilled to be able to indulge my fantasy of a bright pink and grey nursery.  I decided on a blue/green bright turquoise to break up all the pink and complement the main two colours.  So for the next few months I carried these around in my pocket…

Nursery colour swatches

…and then I got stuck in!

xx catherine and grace


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