Over the years, we have featured a few sophisticated and modern nurseries that I would happily live in myself, and today’s project is no exception. When redesigning this small room for her newborn son, Anna Weaver decided to choose a rich, dark navy for the walls and bring in plenty of warm, bright colors for contrast. I love some of her clever details, including the curtains — simple canvas drop cloths sewn with pop-pom trim — and the patterned rug layered over the carpet. While dark nursery walls are unusual, I think they work well here to create a relaxing, welcoming space for both the new baby boy and his parents. Nicely done, Anna! — Kate
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Basic Steps: I love mixing the old and new. My style is pretty modern, but I wanted this space to feel cozy and welcoming. I wanted a masculine and moody room for baby #2, and the navy walls did just that. This room began with the rug. It was all the inspiration I needed to create a playful boy’s room. If you’re looking to create a similar space on a budget, take some time to thrift for some of your key pieces. That mid-century modern dresser was exactly what I needed for this little nursery, but it wasn’t easy to come by (especially for less than $50). — Anna
Paint: Valspar’s Dutch Licorice
Crib: Baby Mod
Drapes: DIY project (they are actually a painter’s drop cloth cut in half, stitched with a pole pocket and embellished by hot glueing pom-pom trim)