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Setting the scene Nursery

Setting the scene

A whimsical, neutral nook with a few pops of color for good measure.

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New mom and blogger at M Loves M Mara Ferreira worked with online design service Havenly to fashion a sweet spot in which her son Augustine can grow. Ferreira stuck with neutral colors for all her “big” items, then wove in pops of color to liven things up a bit—and the result is anything but dull.

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On making a statement
“The wallpaper gives contrast to the room and makes it a little more masculine for our little guy.”

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On inspiration
“I wanted to create a room that was light, bright and peaceful. Since we didn’t know our baby’s gender before he was born, the design needed to work for a boy or a girl. I love bohemian California spaces and felt like that style would suit perfectly.”

Ferriera-28On purchase items with potential beyond babyhood
“I think it’s important to make sure you have functional and versatile pieces. Augustine’s chest is such a stunning piece that we can use in other rooms also, and the glider is perfect for the nursery but could work in our living room, too.”

Ferriera-32On taking advantage of discount stores
“The marble side table is from Target! It looks so expensive, though.”

Ferriera-31On creating a soft place to land
“You definitely need a place to sit and rock the baby. Our glider was the final piece to arrive for the nursery, and I was so happy once it did! You can’t not have a glider in a nursery.”

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On making space for baby
“Having baskets for toys and blankets is crucial.”

Ferriera-39On bringing in the elements
“I love this mirror. The wooden detail adds an earthiness that balances out all the white.”

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