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Greta's Bright, Colorful Nursery

Bright, Colorful Nursery

We're big fans of nurseries that are full of fun color and whimsy, like this beautiful space by Natali Alexander of Serendipity Do for her daughter Greta. With the gender being kept a surprise until birth, Natali designed the room to work for either a boy or a girl, and we love that it still has so much personality. This nursery is sure to bring smiles and inspire so much imagination. Jessica Claire captured all of the beautiful images, and you can see more in the full gallery. Read on below for the details from Natali:

"As a professional event planner and stylist, I most often use my design skills for fleeting, although (hopefully) fabulous endeavors rather than permanent installations. When we found out we were pregnant I jumped at the opportunity to style something that would have a little more staying power than my usual projects. I originally finished the nursery not knowing if we were having a boy or girl and then added a few pops of pink once our darling Greta was born. Even though it was technically 'gender neutral' I wanted it to be anything but neutral! One of my favorite details is the Eames 'Hang it All', which drove the overall color palate and the multiple refinished pieces which were painted in bright pops of color to coordinate and pull the overall look together. The room was captured beautifully by the incomparable photographer and personal friend, Jessica Claire."

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vendors & sources

Room Design:
Room Photography and Birth Announcement Images:
Los Angeles Print:
World Roots and Mod Alphabet Prints:
Love, Dream, and Shine Prints:
Clouds Mobile:
California State Letterpress Print:
GRETA Letters, Changing Pad Cover, Brightly Colored Baskets, Hamper and Toy Basket:
Crib and Turtle Wall Light:
Crib Sheet:
Striped Rug:
Eames Hang it All and Teal Glider and Ottoman:
Wall Paint Color: Jadeite by Dunn Edwards
Finishing, Floors, Furniture Refurbishment and Custom Shelving Units: Sergio Garcia
Changing Table, Dresser, Toy Chest, Small Wire Rack and Letterpress Tray Shadowbox: Vintage and/or previously owned repurposed pieces