Five years ago we designed a vintage carnival nursery for twin girls and it has remained one of our favorite projects to date! Our design inspiration all started with our client's love of murals with clouds and hot air balloons. We decided to paint a whimsical sky on her vaulted ceiling & suspend model hot air balloons to create a dream like scene.
Here are some before/after photos of the room...
That picturesque window was just screaming for a custom treatment!
We designed a balloon style roman shade (only appropriate) with a ribbon valance and the sweetest tassel fringe to finish. Our color palette included a Robin's egg blue, candy apple red, and a medieval gold, keeping it all muted to continue our shabby chic style. We pulled together some fun textures, circus stripes, and daring patterns to bring a playfulness to the room.
How darling are those pennant banners above the crib? We wanted something unique to display the girls' names & this was the perfect wall decor that completed the room. We also love the custom bedding and swoon over those hot air balloons!
Remember, when designing a room with a specific theme in mind, have fun with the little details. It's the small things that help make the room larger than life!