Nursery Wow

Recently, I have been receiving several requests for nursery design ideas from readers. In addition, a close friend of mine from Junior High School is having twins! As a designer I have designed dozen’s of nurseries for my clients and have three of my own children. I am so excited to share some Nursery Wow with you and a few of my favorite baby rooms!

As with any room you are designing I suggest determining what the Wow Factor will be. When I design baby rooms I find there can be several wow factors because we want to create a space that our babies will enjoy looking at. Above, chevron wall wow with radiant pops of color, ceiling decor above the crib and a hip hanging chair create a fun atmosphere for baby and parents. Here is quick tip to achieve instant wow on your nursery walls, use personalized wall decorations (the letters on canvas are a favorite of mine).

Let’s face it, girl baby clothes are crazy cute and their rooms are fabulous and fun to create. I finally found my favorite boys room pick. Above, the ceiling is a perfect place to create a wow factor for your baby , I love how the wallpaper comes on to the wall as well with molding to finish the look. The lighting is also the perfect choice to accentuate the ceiling. This room doesn’t stop there; bold stripes with a wall gallery keep your interest while a pop of orange on a retro chair and bedding add to the fun.

Above, Organic baby boy bliss with deep charcoal walls, fabulous trees and pops of aqua and chartreuse  The woven wood drum light is the perfect compliment to this modern organic nursery. I am often faced with designing rooms before we know the gender of the baby. These two rooms are examples of how it can be achieved. Twins, simple and modern with oval cribs, built in shelves and colorful books, ready for a boy or a girl. Next, a turquoise wall is the perfect backdrop for a colorful alphabet in many shapes and sizes, I just love it. A simple modern crib, pops of orange, a vintage rocking chair painted in a sunny yellow passed down through their family, creates true baby bliss.



Above, a bird’s eye view is the best way to enjoy this baby retreat. Soft and peaceful in color and textures. I love the pale mist green wall, fabulous area rug, modern crib and mini crystal chandelier.Some more ceiling wow in golden stripes, fabulous modern drum light and a whimsical fun animal theme, all ready for baby. Below, I don’t know about you but right about now I need to see some PINK. Hot pink is fine too and so is this sweet little baby girl enjoying her room. I love the wall detail here combined with babies portraits and the wainscoting.



Twins!! A luxurious french inspired nursery with classic choices and a fabulous blue chandelier. I would definitely have to hem the skirts or else I would be tripping on them during late night feedings but other than that I love the feeling of luxury. Below, Is my favorite girl’s room pick. The perfect lighting fixture, soft colors, monogram on the crib, pure vintage modern bliss. For more baby bliss and inspiration check out our pins here. I would love to see what you come up with, send us some photos!Image via {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10}

  • Janine

    Beautiful! I love the french twin cribs and the chandelier.

    • Cathy Wolfram

      I put this room on especially for my friend having twins and I’m so glad you liked it as well.

  • Abby

    I never would have thought you use this kind of lighting in my nursery, chandeliers. Thanks for getting me out of the box.

    • Cathy Wolfram

      Hi Abby, chandeliers are so versatile these days. Home office’s, hallway’s, bedrooms’s and nurseries. Anything goes.

  • Shannon Heart’s

    Love the first nursery!

    • Cathy Wolfram

      That’s my favorite to. I have a two year old and a teenager so when the baby’s out grown the crib, replace it with a hip upholstered headboard and its ready for the next stage, how cool.

    • Cathy from Adore Your Place

      My favorite as well!

  • Cathy from Adore Your Place

    I always tell my clients when deigning a nursery its not just for the baby, it is so important that Mom loves the design in the room as well.

  • Claire

    The alphabet room is so adorable. I could handle this DIY.

    • Cathy from Adore Your Place

      I love the alphabet room also, you can do it Claire!!