Ruby Jane's Bright & Cheery Nursery

Ruby Jane's Bright & Cheery Nursery

Janel Laban
Nov 11, 2009

Name: Ruby Jane
Age: 3 months
Location: Tempe, Arizona

Color Inspiration: Three months ago, after a long wait and with no notice, we got a call telling us a baby girl was being born across the country and we were chosen to be her parents. I adore my three-year-old son, but a baby girl brought out my love for all things girly.

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Color Inspiration continued: I already had and loved the rug. I was just waiting for a chance to use it. When we chose the name Ruby Jane for our little miracle baby, I knew I wanted to take on the challenge of creating a girly space using red instead of pink as the dominant hue. The room is quite small and gets little natural light during the day, so my goal was to make it a bright and cheery space for my little one. Using mainly items we already had, and buying second-hand, we spent less than $100. Now it's my favorite room in the house!

Tip For Using Color: I love to use everyday, regular objects to bring color to a child's room. Things like marbles, buttons, colored pencils, or balls of yarn look great in jars or other containers. My son's room has various colored license plates on the wall. In Ruby's room, I put out colorful shoes (Crocs) in a wash tub and hung her bright-colored hair clips on the wall. I use those hair clips every day and they bring color into the room without buying more "stuff" for her small (10x10) space.

Colors Used: Wall color - Behr Warm Muffin (#330D-4)
Trim color - Glidden Swiss Coffee

Baby Hammock - Amby Baby

Rug - Crate and Barrel Outlet

Crib sheet/skirt - Pottery Barn Kids Callie Collection in Red (Item numbers 95-5315155 PK and 95-5373006 PK)

From IKEA:
JORUN FORM Duvet cover and pillowcase (used green/white fabric for baby hammock sheet, curtain tiebacks, baby blanket - top of wine rack, throw pillow backing, bumper slipcover and ties, bulletin board covering above changing table)
DVALA King pillowcase, red (used to cover changing table pad)
KOMPISAR crib bumper pad
LENDA curtains, bleached
NYTTJA frames (5x7), red
REGOLIT pendant lamp shades
HEMMA cord set

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