APIP BLOG NestPrints FINAL Post

For our final inspiration, A Pea in the Pod and Curated Nest bring you Pretty in Prints.

Make sure you check back at our Cozy & Chic post to learn more about our collaboration, as well as Vintage Blush where we discuss how fashion influences interior design.

Pretty in Prints is for the bold ladies who love pattern, contrast, and anything glam. Here’s the designer how-to for the nursery style board shown, inspired by A Pea in the Pod’s own pretty prints. Erin and Lina (co-founders of online store and design shop Curated Nest), suggest starting with black and white as a foundation, then accenting with 1 or 2 pops of color for richness.

Navy and coral make for a sophisticated combo, and using a beige for the crib instead of stark white create a warm feel. Then, you can mix in metallic finishes for a bit of glam.

The key to mixing prints is scale and balance! Create harmony by mixing large and small patterns, like a large floral print and with a small scale geometric. They won’t overwhelm each other, instead giving you a stylish designer look.

Can you guess that we love playing around with colors too?! Our leopard print maternity skirt can easily be styled with a black, beige or white top, but pairing it with our Daniel Rainn Bell Sleeve Top in Rosette makes both pieces pop.

Still unsure about designing your nursery? Want more ideas and tips? Is this not your first rodeo? We have the answers you need. Read on for more from Erin and Lina. And exclusively for our followers: Use code PEAINTHEPOD10 at checkout to receive 10% off at Curated Nest.

A Pea in the Pod:  Since today is all about prints and patterns, tell us difference between coordinating and matching.
Curated Nest: Anyone can go to a store and buy a matching set (boring!). Coordinating is like assembling an awesome outfit. For example, your shoes and purse don’t need to match exactly (can you say power-clash?!). Having variety in your nursery adds personality and richness. We love mixing textures, colors and patterns to create a luxe, layered look. It’s okay to use different finishes, as long as you bring the room together with a couple of common elements, like a unifying color palette.

A Pea in the Pod: Thoughts on splurge or save?
Curated Nest:
Splurge on items you can use for the next baby or somewhere else in your house. A cool Bone Inlay dresser may be pricey, but it can continue to look fabulous in your house long after your baby is using it. That chest can be used in another room as a focal point, without anyone ever knowing there was once baby poop on it! Now a rug however… let’s just say wait to get that hand-knotted Turkish one until your kid leaves for college.

A Pea in the Pod: How would you describe Curated Nest’s style?
Curated Nest: Elegant, chic, and sophisticated, with touches of whimsy and youthfulness (and humor!). We try to embrace lots of different styles and trends – different nurseries for different families. We’ve heard people call our Curated Rooms the “anti-nursery”, because they’re not babyish and have a more adult aesthetic. We like that our nurseries will be unique and stylish for a baby, but will also grow with your child. 

A Pea in the Pod: What about a nursery for the second baby? Reuse or buy new?
Curated Nest: Your second or third baby won’t mind the hand-me-down crib. But, to jazz it up, we suggest mixing in new bedding, wall décor and accessories for a totally new feel.

We want to thank Curated Nest for showing how fashion inspires nursery design and great tips on creating a special room for your little one. Keep coming back to get inspired for all of your 40 weeks of chic.

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