Now, on to some reader questions! Alise has decided to decorate her nursery similar to the pink and navy board (shown below) but has received some concerns about painting the room such a dark color. I think a navy room would be delightful, and I often think about going navy should we be so blessed with a baby #2 in the future, but I can certainly understand the pushback. I would consider a few things before making the decision. (1) Does the room get a lot of sunlight? Vivi’s room has two large windows, and because of the location within the house, it is always very bright in there, and I am considering getting extra lining for her curtains to make it more cozy for daytime naps. This being the case, I think a dark color would work well. (2) If you plan to get a lighter/brighter crib, a bright rug, and use white curtains and bright accents throughout the room (similar to the style board), I think it will look quite smart and crisp. (3) If painting the entire room navy seems daunting, then perhaps think about painting one or two walls navy, and the other two white. This could also be done as a first step to see what you think about it before painting the entire room. Below is a photo of a nursery with one wall done in navy (also consider Jenna Lyon’s ever – present nursery with the black accent wall) – it looks really nice and the white accents just pop so perfectly!
Second question of the day is from Sheri, who wants to do a room similar to the Steve McQueen Vintage board, but she wants to know a wall color. Benjamin Moore’s Soft Mint would be a great choice, as it looks like a vintage blue, and would make the red accents really pop. It would also go nicely with the olive green chair as well. Hope that helps!