Proud as a peacock

A Vibrant approach to creating an elegant & comfortable nursery.

The brief for this room was to design a beautiful unisex nursery that was practical and maximised the limited space available.

My inspiration stemmed from the elegant rocking armchair which I knew would offer either parent the comfort they needed in the middle of the night when baby was awake.

The material of the armchair reminded me of a peacock’s feathers and had a luxurious velvet texture which was very soft to touch and so I built the room design from there, bringing in jewelled colours of vibrant blues and greens.

A simple black out white linen blind ensured the room was dark when baby needed to nap but also allowed the curtains to take centre stage.  The deep mint tones of the curtains complemented the chair and by hanging them as high as possible, give the illusion of a larger room.

I added touches of metallic and kept pattern to a minimum to ensure the room remained relaxing and calm.

Soft lighting and a simple storage unit in jade green meant everything was at arms reach for the parents along with offering flexible and concealed storage.

I kept the cot and changing table a crisp white to contrast against the deep grey on the walls. Finally, a very large sheepskin rug covered the floor and gave a supporting hug to anyone who happened to step into the room.

The nursery room was small so I spent quite a lot of time sourcing the right sized furniture to maximise the use of space. The dresser is functional with drawers and shelves plus it has a deep changing station so safe to place baby on.
— Fiona
I chose a deep grey paint for the walls to create a cosy and warm feeling in this room
— Fiona
I kept pattern to a minimum as I didn’t want the small room to feel too chaotic. The interest is sprinkled through in the depth of colours introduced
— Fiona
The owl light offers just enough illumination to tend to baby in the middle of the night without blasting sharp bursts of light into sleeping eyes
— Fiona
The texture of the sheepskin rug is an ideal sensory station for baby to roll about and play on
— Fiona
Soft toys and wooden wheels played centre stage in this room. Both are timeless and will grow with this child as they get older
— Fiona
I’m an avid fan of books in childrens rooms, even from a very early age. These bookshelves add interest to the room, hold the book and also serve as storage for creams and lotions thanks to the depth of the shelf.
— Fiona