Thursday, February 7, 2013

Boy's Room Fabric Options

I had posted about this scarf that my Mom had given me over the summer and how much I loved the colors. I'm thinking that if we end up having a boy then it would be a perfect opportunity to get the scarf framed and use it as art in the room.

I decided to have some fun and play around with some fabric and trim options just in the event this scarf does end up in a boy's room in our home at some point...


I really didn't have any intentions of this but I like how these fabrics took on a loose nautical vibe when put together and I also added in some fun trim options that I could add to a valance or shade.

Now I'm wondering if somehow I could swing using this with a girl's room too - mmmm...

Fabric sources (clockwise from top): Duralee, Duralee, Thom Filicia, and Duralee

Trim sources (top to bottom): Stout, Robert Allen, Stout

18 comments:

  1. Love this combo. I totally think you could make this work for a girl. I have a vintage scarf that came from mom mother too and I would love to frame it. Your baby is going to have one sweet nursery!

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    1. You should frame it Andrea - I'd love to see where you put yours.

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  2. Love the color combo - I'm sure you will create a really unique nursery for your new baby!!!

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  3. Fun, fun, fun! And yes I do think you could flip things around and give it a sophisticated girly look, maybe play up the emerald green and pale blue... Have fun pulling this space together Holly, I know it will be darling!

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  4. I love the new take on nursery style - from sweet to sophisticated. I think you could pull off anything talented friend, you have a great eye and such a way with pattern! It's going to be fun watching it come together!

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  5. This scheme is something they could age into as well...

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    1. You're right Hannah, I do think this would have longevity. I've always liked nurseries that weren't too cutesie but there is also part of me that believes a kid should be a kid so I don't want it to look too grown up either - but this might be a good mix with some fun art mixed in.

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  6. I love these colors! I actually think the scarf would be perfect inspiration for a girl or boy room -- are you finding out whether it's a girl or boy beforehand?

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    1. Nope - we're not finding out Jenn. We didn't find out with Sheila either and enjoyed the last minute surprise :)

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  7. You could totally do this for a girl's room, too! Love the whole scheme...can't wait to see the finished product, no matter what you end up having or what scheme you end up using :)

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  8. I really like what you've put together! And congrats on the future little one!

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  9. Yay! But wait, does this mean you are not finding out the sex and staying surprised? I thought you were over 18 weeks...or have you just not had your appt. yet?

    I love the idea of pulling inspiration from (and framing) your Mom's scarf. And I totally think you could make this work for a girl. That navy trellis fabric is girlie enough (but masculine when paired with what you have here) and you could swap out that orange rope design for something a bit more floral like. Love the soft blue triangles too! So cute for either sex, isn't it so fun!!!??

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    1. Nope we're not finding out Sarah - there is a small part of me that would like to but I love that build up in the delivery room.

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  10. Lovely! Such a great palette and I love the fabrics you pulled for it. So excited to see this little one's nursery come together.

    -Lane

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  11. I think you could totally swing the palette towards a girl! It's such a great colour combo...

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  12. Thanks everyone for your great feedback on these fabrics I pulled together. I think I might just have a scheme started if we have a boy.

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  13. Love this...not baby sweet and could totally transition into the teenage years. Even if you don't end up using it in a nursery, this scheme would work in almost any other room in the house. (I might steal it from you!)

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  14. I would absolutely use that color palette for a girl! Love!

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