Britta has created the most divine space for her 4-month-old daughter, Katja (on Instagram as @lovely_katja) with a modern and elegant take on the traditional pink nursery…
Tell us a bit about you:
My name is Britta and I’m a Graphic Designer with a passion for styling and photography. My talented husband, Kurt, taught me photography and is an amazing artist and videographer. We also have a two year old son, Remco. We love to travel and are always going on adventures with our kids and lots of camera equipment. We document everything and will have great videos for the children when they are older. We are starting a production company called Tiny Little TV, featuring cute kid videos on YouTube.
How would you describe your overall style?
I love mixing styles, contemporary and traditional. I like the contrast of a modern crib and an elegant detailed rug. The modern square frames look lovely next to a gold baroque mirror.
What “look” or theme did you set out to achieve with your child’s room?
I would describe the style as modern eclectic without a specific theme, however, I can’t seem to pass up any cute unicorns. The original color palette was blush, yellow and grey. After purchasing a few items the color palette changed to blush, white and gold.
Where is your favourite place to shop for kid’s decor?
I find new shops on Instagram and Etsy. My favorite pieces in the room are the personalized pillows from Mella and Moi. I also love the faux unicorn head from Pockets with Posies. Katja stares at the unicorn when I rock her to sleep.
What did you save on / get for a bargain or DIY?
I was inspired by a pricey crib with colored slats. I decided to save and DIY a more affordable Babyletto crib. We painted the bars of the crib teal for my son’s nursery and then painted them blush for Katja’s room. A simple change looks so different in the new space.
What item was your biggest splurge?
Since we repurposed the furniture from my son’s nursery, we splurged on the wall design. Inspired by some wall textures in a model home, I searched Pinterest and found the Inhabit living wall tiles. This was the perfect solution for a neutral wall with an interesting pattern.
How long did it take to put it all together?
I began by taking photos of the room and started experimenting with different colors and designs in Photoshop to visualize the space. My husband installed the wall tiles, chandelier and painted the room and crib.
We were delayed by our new bundle of joy, since the baby came a couple weeks early. During nap time, I made decorations and began styling the space. It took about four months from concept to completion.
Since I wanted it to be Instagram and Pinterest worthy, I was struggling to finish the project. Thanks to some beautiful IG accounts, now I know it can be ever-changing. I can add pieces and move things around. It doesn’t need to be final and I love that. With the neutral white walls, we can easily switch up the decor or color palette when Katja gets older. Big thanks to my husband, this is my favorite room in the house. I hope Katja loves it as much as I do.
Get the look
Here’s a list of what Britta used to create Katje’s pretty pink nursery:
- Wall panels @inhabitliving
- Crib @babyletto
- Crib Sheet @restorationhardware1
- Glider @babyrelaxofficial
- Pillows and bunny @mellaandmoi
- Unicorn wall decor @pocketswithposies
- Wooden pastel toys @sunshine.and.pine
- Wooden wink eyelashes @myletter_deco
- Skurar Shelves @ikeausa
- Unicorn rocker @rockabyerockers
- Chandelier @westelm
- Petal Rug @rugs_usa
- Bunny Girl Doll @scarlysavvy_closet
- Glitter baby shoes @katespadeny
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