Tiny Tot Thursday: black and white nurseries

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Here is a color combination you don’t see often in kids rooms: black and white. Is this too adult for you or do you like it with a punch of color?

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Keeping rugs and some decor or furniture adult friendly can help when the child transitions to older ages…

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Changing pillowcovers are easy and affordable ways to change a look without breaking the bank…

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Adding color to the wall will make the nursery more gender specific while keeping the main items and decor gender neutral…

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Wall decals are easy to use and removable when the room takes on a new theme or color scheme…

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Using graphic patterns and designs can make the space fun for a child and not too serious….

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You can soften the palette by adding gray to the mix…

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Black rugs can hide unsightly stains that you may not have time to promptly clean…

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{Images via project nursery, Photography by Monica Wang & Annawithlove, design sponge, love and lace blog, creating really awesome free things and style me pretty}

Just a blush, black & gray collage…

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I made a collage using a blush, gray, black & white color scheme and mixed different styles for seating. Adding a throw of sorts to any caged seating makes it more comfortable and withstanding the use of sofa or dining sets adds interest. Try swapping out the head chairs of a formal dining area or adding a bench to one side of the table. Mixing tables or lamps can also keep a space eclectic. The goal in design is to make a space feel collected over time and not bought in one store.

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Random Pretty Pictures: bright contrasting colors…

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Turquoise & highlighter yellow…

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Hot pink and hunter green…

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Yellow and emerald…

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Jewel tones…

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Kelly green and violet….

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Coral and sage…

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Yellow and magenta ..

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Gray, green and aqua

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{Makeup artist Amrezy on Instagram}
Peach and mint…

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Cobalt blue and blush…

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Turquoise and red….

What color combos are you feeling lately?
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Color Schemes: Coral, peach, black & gray

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I haven’t contributed to this series in eons but when I came across this color scheme on Design Seeds, I knew I had to find more inspiration so here goes. The dark tones keeps it tailored and masculine but the peachy hues keeps it sweet. This can work well for a nursery, bridal party attire and tablescapes.

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{Images via Subtle Finish, Andrea is the VP of Merchandising for Design and Vintage sales at One Kings Lane via The Coveteur, Chicago Home and Garden, HGTV & Glamour}

Color Schemes: Plum/Grape & Daisy…

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One week ago today my Milwaukee Bucks beat the Lakers. I can’t stand that team so I was estatic. Here’s another opportunity for me to gloat, lol. Purple & yellow…

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{design: David Kaihoi for House Beautiful photos:Ngoc Minh Ngo}

I soooo wish the bookshelves had books with yellow spines somewhere in there. Can you imagine how much more fabulous this space would be with color coordinated books like this?

{Emily Walker of H&H. Photo via Odi et Amo}

In the background you see framed fabric. Here’s another view of that room.

{The Classic Invitation}

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Color Schemes: Purple & Pink Christmas Holiday decor…

I had a conversation on twitter about the chance that a purple and pink tree could turn out tacky. Frankly, depending on how it’s decorated, any tree regardless of hue can become tacky. So here is a round of inspiration in a non traditional scheme that’s sure to make any girl happy. Above, I adore the display of cards on ribbon with ornaments and the ornaments and candles over the mantle. Simple easy decor ideas…

Tree decor design tips: Use beads (think Marti Gras) or ribbon instead of garland, use different sized bulbs to create more dimension, and instead of a star, use foliage and glittered branches at the tops of the tree…

{Lonny mag}

 

I prefer ribbon a little differently but the hues are still pretty…