DBK Consultation Giveaway Winner

November 8th, 2013

Jessica won the DBK design consultation giveaway and we’ve been talking about her space.  She and her husband are expecting their first child in March and they just moved into a storybook Tudor home this summer. She had yet to get to the nursery, so we began chatting.

Jessica is a graphic designer.  She was wanting something bright and cherry with typography artwork and an aqua and orange color scheme.


The above is a shot of the room in it’s current state.  As you can see, she has great bones.  Beautiful wood floors, a great window and lots of natural light.

After a few back and forths we landed on this:

Hawkins Nursery

After my nursery post a few weeks ago, I’ve decided a Target crib might be the way to go.  They have great designs that won’t drain your bank account.  Found adorable bedding from Layla Grace that goes perfectly with her color scheme requirement.

Gliders are insanely expensive.  It’s a mean trick.  But West Elm has come out with two and this frame and fabric choice was too perfect.  My designer discount brings it to $680 which is still pretty steep.  Believe it or not, Walmart has some great Pottery Barn knock offs (love this one).

I love the texture (and price point) the IKEA pendant brings to the table  Surya (trade source) as always comes in nicely, all paired with great selections from Etsy.  Not to forget, blackout shades seem to be a nursery must.  These gross-grain romans from Pottery Barn are currently on sale, and designers get a discount on top of that.

She also asked if a dresser she’s had since the fifth grade could be useable:


Absolutely! I would paint this white (maybe Benjamin Moore’s Brillant?) and add these for the drawer pulls:

Anthro knob 2

Dotted Zinnia Knob from Anthropolgie (designers get 15% off!)

Or this sweet one:

Anthro knob

Through the Woods Knob from Anthro

One other problematic area  for Jessica was the adjoining bath.  Ready for the befores?

nursery_bathroom1 nursery_bathroom2

This bathroom also has fantastic bones (built-in storage, modern pedestal sink).  All  you need is some cosmetic, love like this:

Hawking Bathroom Renovation

Good luck Jessica! I hope this leaves you inspired to tackle that nursery.

*All imagery via DBK and personal to client

Katy Signature-01

5 Responses

  1. Thank you so, so much Katy! We LOVE it. Can’t wait to make our “befores” into “afters”! Perhaps we’ll keep a piece of the hideous pink floral wallpaper as a souvenir, though…

    • Katy says:

      So glad you like it! The floral wallpaper thrown in a small frame could make for some cute artwork and a great story 🙂

  2. Alyson Shirley says:

    The flower wallpaper isn’t quite as bad as the pink skirt around the sink. Great ideas, Katy! Can’t wait to see what Jessica’s after looks like once implemented.

  3. Susan Wallis says:

    Love it!

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