Welcome to Week 4 of Blog Party Bliss and you are in for a treat. Today, we are featuring the talented Heather of Vivid Hue Home. Ya’ll make yourself at home and invite your friends. Take it away, Heather!

I was over the moon excited when asked to be a style contributor for Simply Baby Furniture.  Our current topic is, “Do you style your nursery Mix n Match or Matchy Match?”

My regular Vivid Hue Homies already know that I love to have fun with mixing colors and patterns.  I’m not afraid to paint a ceiling turquoise, add a green and white sofa and toss in some orange and yellow pillows (yes, I have done that).  So, it seems like a no brainer that I’d sooo be a mix n’ matchy nursery styler.

Now, my kids are no longer *babies* but I haven’t quite sent them off to college yet either  (they’re four and six).  They no longer have nurseries…they have a big boy and big girl room now.  But I went back and dredged up some photos of their original baby rooms and I was shocked at how traditionally gender specific I had styled them.

Meet Boy Jack

Photo Courtesy of Orchard Cove Photography
Photo Courtesy of Orchard Cove Photography

I styled this room on a complete budget.  The window treatments were styrofoam boards that I staple gunned a Dwell Studio sheet around.  I finished the treatment with with grosgrain ribbon trim and then literally nailed the board into the window sill (ha).  The “J” above the bed was purchased from a craft store then handpainted into a khaki and trimmed with turquoise polka-dots.  I framed number prints from Anthropologie using Ikea unfinished frames that were hand painted.   I scored the rug from Anthropologie on sale for $100 buck-a-roos because it had a tiny smudge.

Even though I kept pretty conservative to a little boy’s “baby blue” wall color, I was big on mixing prints and patterns even “way back then” (four years ago).  I also wanted to make sure I used items that could grow with Jack as he grew.  I never wanted his room to be too “babyish.”  (In fact, we still have that rug in the house!).

Meet Girl Vivi
Photo Courtesy of Orchard Cove Photography

Though we no longer live in this house, at the time, this was a completely open space before she was born.  We converted it into a baby room for Vivi by adding two french doors and a transom window above.  (She was too little at the time to need/want the privacy and I loved the open space).  We painted the room girly pink and I added a few fun touches like stenciling the back wall, putting a pom pom trim on her lamp shade, hanging a needlepoint that was given to me when I was a baby and framing photos of her grandmother–also named Vivian.

Again, I used the same method of mixing and matching the patterns but I stuck to a baby girl’s color theme at the time.

Meet Vivid Hue Now

It’s amazing how my taste has evolved over time.  Or maybe it’s more fun to *pretend* that I would actually go off the charts and style a room more daringly if I had to do it over again.    I had some fun and put some thought into how I would decorate the room if I had a chance for a redo today  (don’t get any ideas…I’m DONE having kiddos…).

I have always loved the room styled by Tamara Kaye-Honey, of House of Honey and designer of Nurseryworks in the Hampton’s 2012 Designer Showhouse.

Tamara Kaye-Honey, of House of Honey and designer of Nurseryworks


Tamara Kaye-Honey, of House of Honey and designer of Nurseryworks

Get the Look

Nurseryworks Uptown Crib –  SimplyBabyFurniture.com | Makelike Lush Wallpaper – Walnut | Threshold Criss Cross Rug – Target (cost effective version of rug pictured) | Nurseryworks Uptown Changer – SimplyBabyFurniture.com | Moroccan Pouf – Rosenberry Rooms | Sputnik Atom Chandelier – Overstock | Nurseryworks – Vetro Rocker Slate SimplyBabyFurniture.com

Tamara Kaye-Honey, of House of Honey and designer of Nurseryworks
Tamara Kaye-Honey, of House of Honey and designer of Nurseryworks
What type of nursery styler are you?  Are you willing to push the boundaries or do you stick to the prim and proper?
This has been a joy and a real treat to be featured here today.  Please continue to check back each week.  I’m sharing this forum with some very talented designers and bloggers.  Hop on over to their spaces in the meantime.

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Cindi and Emily

xoxoxo Heather | Vivid Hue Home



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I'm a Southern girl that is blessed with 3 munchkins, two of them multiples (twins!). Besides my faith and my family, my favorites are sweet tea, flip flops and road trips to the coast. I've always been a "people person" with curiosity to explore, come up with ideas and a communicate effectively-especially through writing, blogging and various social media channels.

5 thoughts on “Blog Party Week 4: How Does Your Nursery Roll…Matchy Match or Mixy Matchy?

  1. Love. I think I want to model my room after that nursery. Heather, don’t you need to take a trip to Austin?

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