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The Nursery

By Blake Miller and Lauren Blake

Posted: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

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Beth Keim’s client loved this birch tree wall paper so that was where the playful designer decided to begin. “When you have a client who is not afraid of pattern and color, creating a room filled with whimsy is a dream job,” says Keim, who used modern shapes and gloss finishes to accent the fun wallpaper and fabrics. Her plan? To create a room that could work for a boy or girl and would continue to be fun for them as they grew. “Nurseries to kid’s room should be an easy transition and having fun with it will make it a space any little kid will love to spend time in!”

What inspired the funky and eclectic vibe of the room?
“Working with a client's personality is of the utmost importance as well, and this adventurous client was game for just about anything as long as it was striking. The "F.U.N" sign has been on my radar for a while and I have wanted to find just the right person and space to use it in. For me it made the room! Filtering in like, yet mis-matched fabrics and colors all seemed to work, even the orange rug with the red fixture.”

How is it possible to create a gender neutral nursery that still exudes a sense of character?
“A gender neutral nursery is often requested, this color palate could go either way. Its fun vibe does set a tone for the space, but more importantly its main element, the tree wall paper, can easily be updated to a big boy or girl room later.”

What do you see for this room as the baby grows up?
"It's youthful, yet at the same time can transition to an older kid space or even a fun adult guest room.”

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