Decorating the Nursery–Where to begin?

When it comes to decorating your nursery, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start.  Should you paint the room first, then try to find things to match?  Or vice versa?

Once you’ve cleared the first trimester and have found out what you are having, or committed to not finding out, start pulling together ideas.  My favorite website for inspiration of all kinds is Pinterest.  Check out our Neutral Nesting, Sugar and Spice or Snips and Snails to start.  You’ll also find great ideas from some of our favorite pinners and bloggers like Project Nursery, Lil Sugar and Andrika King of Nursery Notations among others.

If you need help pulling together ideas or figuring out what you need, consider hiring an interior designer.  There are many designers, like Sherri Blum, CID of Jack and Jill Interiors or Celebrity Nursery Designer Shalena Smith of Gaga Designs who specialize in decorating nurseries and children’s rooms.  Many of  your favorite boutiques offer in-house design services as well.  Jenette di Fazio in our own retail store in Newport Beach at Fashion Island offers design consultations in store and in your home.  Check our store locator for a boutique in your area that offers design consultations.  No store in your area?  Several top online nursery retailers offer phone consultations and more.

Left:  Fabulous custom nursery by Newport Cottages Fashion Island designer Jenette di Fazio, pictured at right.

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