If you’ve been on Pinterest for more than a minute lately, you’ve probably come across this amazing nursery designed by Dina Bandman for this year’s San Francisco Decorator Showcase. I thought it would be fun to take on the challenge of “scaling down the design” to make it a pretty guest or girl’s bedroom.
Photography: Christopher Stark
This was a tricky one because that wallpaper and lucite crib are pretty amazing (and pricey) elements. But, I love the idea of taking inspiration from an over-the-top designer room and figuring out ways to use pieces of it in real life. This is my loose translation of the space on a smaller scale.
See my last “Scaling Down the Design” post here.
That is FABULOUS! 😊
I’ve been drooling over this nursery, and I think you did a nice job of creating a more attainable space that would better flow with most of our homes. Thanks for you hard work!!
Your interpretation is so pretty!! I love that the lemon theme is not overstated, but still really pops in your room. Love!
P.S. The link to the bed isn’t working right now. It’s a gorgeous piece!
Emily Clark says
Thank you! And thanks for the heads up on the bed. I’ll work on getting that fixed.
Scaling down a design is definitely smart-design, Emily! Honestly, I like the scaled down version better! Thank you for opening up my eyes to creative ways to make a room beautiful!
Wow! I couldn’t see how to scale this down and then…I actually like your room better. What beautiful elements! Thank you for the continuous inspiration-love this series!
Emily Clark says
I’m so glad you enjoy it. Thanks!
Emily I love what you’ve designed! This yellow is so cheerful. You certainly have an eye to adapt a concept for the common people. Love your blog posts!
Kathryn W says
I’m with the others! I like yours better. These are always so good!
I’m with everyone else! I like yours better. These posts are always so good. :-)
Love these posts. :)
This is a great post! I like to see how you took elements from a somewhat busy room and made them work for a real space. Gorgeous! I much prefer the ‘scaled down version’. Nice job.
Karen L. says
I love yours better, too. Way easier to live with especially over time. I just can’t do something that will feel dated very quickly.
Ohmygosh! It looks fabulous. You are always so clever!
Wonderful interpretation! As others have said, yours is the better one, less busy and fussy (although the original is also terrific).
Is Wales Gray actually a green color?
Emily Clark says
It’s a greenish-gray, but I’d double check that in person ;)
Here’s a better look: https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/find-your-color/color/1585/wales-gray?color=1585
Amazing! You did a great job (as always) and honestly, I love yours so much better. So much more practical, yet very fresh. And would be so much easier down the road to change out the accessories for a whole new look.
Once again, Emily, you’ve blown me away with your scaled down version which is WAY better than the original and much more practical. Thank you for continuing to inspire!
I can’t believe you tackled this nursery! I’ve been obsessed with it and find myself constantly studying the details. I wanted to use it as a muse for my own little girl’s room but couldn’t reinvent mentally it without that paper/fabric. You’ve done a beautiful job, and now the wheels in my head are finally turning.
I love all the elements you chose. Well done! Although I think I’d have to try to free-hand a lemon tree on as a feature wall :)
Dawn Scheurich says
I like your design better!! The inspiration room is a little over the top for me, and yours is much more refined—great job!
Amy Tompkins says
Wow! The 90’s are back.😀
I picture your design as what would work for the babie’s big sister’s room.
I love when you do these posts.
michelle decker says
Any idea of the source of the mirrored closet doors?
[email protected] says
This is fabulous! I love it all!
I LOVE your take on this! I so enjoyed this happy (but not too “baby”) design! I just found (via Erin Gates) this lemon wallpaper, which you can purchase as standard wallpaper or in a removable paper. It comes in all kinds of colorways, and could be a good resource for anyone hoping to achieve this look!
This is a gorgeous nursery! I love the wall design with the lemons and how it’s matching the drapes. All the aspects of this room go together perfectly! Great job. I’m having a baby girl soon and have been looking for inspiration online on how to design my child’s room. Ideally I’d enjoy having some yellow in the nursery since it’s bright and playful color. When searching for ideas to decorate my daughter’s room I saw this article https://housetipster.com/housetips/1483/yellow-accents-in-your-home-decor It also has a room with a lemon inspired design. I’m hoping to design the nursery similar to yours with half of the room with green paint and the other half with a lemon wall design. Has anyone tried this before?