The Nana-Nursery Diaries…The Rug

When designing a room, I find it essential to create a “mood board” containing all of the elements: styles, colors, fabrics, etc. This helps to create some cohesiveness in the overall design (at least, in my scattered mind…). And, I always need a “jumping off” point, some piece of furniture, architectural detail or fabric design that inspires the design for the space. In this case, it is this beautiful iron changing table I mentioned in last week’s post.

Nana Nursery Changing TableThe color is a dark pewter/bronze, so I’m working my color scheme around it. With changing table in place, what I needed next was an accent rug, something soft underfoot for baby to play on. But, since this is a guest bedroom as well, I needed to find something that wasn’t too “baby-ish”. After quite a bit of online shopping and a few trips to actual stores (that happens less and less these days it seeems…) I discovered this Sorel Rug “old world style” beauty online from Jerome’s Furniture in California.

Nana Nursery Changing Table and Sorel Rug FurThe colors are spot-on…a perfect blend of creams, grays and beiges, and the style of the rug is that “worn down, well-loved” look that is so popular today (without the scratchy exposed backing of rugs that actually do have worn-out spots). Now, a lot of the neutral nurseries I looked at online had pastel rugs, which were quite pretty (but we all know that pastel really isn’t my calling card…), and since I knew I was going to have darker furniture elements in the room, I wanted something with “weight” to anchor those pieces. What absolutely drew me to this gorgeous rug was the circular pattern with the floral and scroll inlays…

Nana Nursery Diaries Rug Detailwhich has now inspired the overall design of the room: vintage, old-world travel (I have maps, I have globes, mommy & daddy-to-be love to travel…perfect!) Plus, it doesn’t hurt to have a bit of a pattern to hide spills and stains…after all, this is a baby (and I’m sure…Bartlet the Frenchie’s)#Bartletthefrenchie room! This rug certainly fits the bill and more, thanks to Jerome’s Furniture , a family-run business based in southern California.

The Nana Nursery Diaries Sorel Rug Jeromes FurnitureThey have loads of furnishings and rugs and decorative accents to choose from online…very reasonably priced…believe me…I had a tough time deciding! So, with rug and changing table now in place (I know, amazing, right?!)…

Nana Nursery Diaries Sorel Rug and Changing Table…I need some help from you! Time to choose a paint color for the walls above the wainscoting-which will remain a soft, creamy white. Can you take a look at these Benjamin Moore paint samples and tell me what you think? The top three are Harbor Gray, (more true gray) London Fog (more beige) or Revere Pewter (slightly darker taupe undertones). I love them all and they are all in the rug!

Nana Nursery Paint ChipsSo many colors, so little time…I will update again next Friday…and every Friday until we are done! Have fun Friday everyone! Susan

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Comments

  1. Lisa Mokaba says:

    Beautiful!! I like London Fog but they are all lovely!

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  2. I would go with Harbour Grey. It would give some weight to the lower wall area.

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  3. Pat @ Perfectly You says:

    This room is going to be so pretty! I can’t wait to see it all! Any of your color choices will work, but I’m voting for London Fog 🙂 That changing table -What a find!

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    • Thanks Pat! That changing table was…are you ready for this…$45! I am so in love with it-that’s why I am going with the old world style, and why the rug works so perfectly! I am leaning towards the London Fog as well. Fun having so many choices!

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