Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nursery Color Inspiration


My husband being of French descent grew up reading 'Les Aventures de Tintin,' of which he had every copy written by Herge and thankfully saved by his father. When my son turned 3 his dear Papi gave him the whole collection creating another avid reader of Herge. Although I may not have grown up reading Tintin, I have enjoyed the gorgeous comic illustrations especially the covers. Years ago I copied the most appealing covers to frame for Charlie's room, but sadly I never got around to actually completing my project. So, when I found out I was having another boy I thought of my original plan right away. Not only am I framing these beautiful images, but I'm using the 'L'ile Noire' cover as my color inspiration. Note that the ocean is a lot darker with a tinge of green on our cover than in the image above. 

The room is currently a the warm shade of cream, which matches the cream above to perfection. So I plan on using the stencil pattern below...

Image of Stencil Pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils

In this color to match the color combination of the sky...

Riviera Azure Benjamin Moore Paints

The white of the stencil above will be cream and the the inner sections blue. That is all I have for now, so onto bedding, chair upholstery and possibly a new color for the dresser...

Blue Lake Benjamin Moore Paints 

Hope you all had a great weekend! 


  1. i can't wait to see your nursery come to life. one thing i know is it is going to be beautiful, and there will be a whole lot of love being poured into every detail. what a lucky baby. i still get so excited for you when i think about what you have gone through to get where you are now. :)

  2. that stencil is fabulous! I can't wait to see what you do with the room!

  3. So happy for you and cannot wait to see pictures!

  4. What a wonderful inspiration! Great color palette.