by Elisabeth Myrick
photography by Elisabeth Nixon Photography
Unlike most rooms that are inspired by the perfect bedding or a specific accessory, Andi’s nursery came together backwards.
Before the bedding, accessories or anything else was picked out (other than the theme – Paris!), the Harrisons chose a very subtle pink as their base color (Ballerina Pink by Behr). From there, the rest fell into place with the perfect contrasting color (Pinkelicious by Behr) and gorgeous accessories from Hobby Lobby. The result? A fabulously feminine space for baby Andi, made age appropriate now, and easily updated as she grows.
After choosing the Paris theme, Brooke took one look at the blank walls and knew they needed something more than just artwork. She found tons of inspiration pictures for the chair rail and framing and shared them with her husband. After hours of research, measuring, cutting and painting, it is one of their favorite parts of the room!
Another favorite piece is Andi’s bedding. Finding something sophisticated yet still appropriate for a child, and at a decent price was impossible! Brooke enlisted the help of both Andi’s grandmothers, shared some inspiration pictures and they worked together to source the perfect fabrics and sew the amazing crib and daybed bedding.
Items in the room
Large monogram: Purchased from Etsy store scrappinplus and painted by the Harrisons with extra bedroom paint.
Bedding: Created by a collaboration of both of Andi’s grandmothers’ talents.
Chandelier artwork: Framed over crib: Hobby Lobby.
Crib: Cribs-4Life in Altamonte Springs.
Ballerina bust (pink and black): Hobby Lobby.
Side table: Craigslist. It was a dingy yellowish white; the Harrisons painted it with an oil-based gel paint from Glidden.
Name letter blocks: Hobby Lobby.
Eiffel tower figure: Hobby Lobby.
Trunks: Hobby Lobby.
Clock: Hobby Lobby.
Paris box on dresser: Marshall’s.
Fluer-de-lis: Hobby Lobby.
Various frames: Hobby Lobby.
Newborn photos: Courtesy of Deborah Toole Photography.