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Mood Board Contest: Woodland Nursery by DeNai Jones

Another stunning entry… This time, it’s of a nursery for a little boy built around a woodland theme. I hope you’ve been clicking on all the images and reading the notes on some of these boards, you don’t want to miss out on the details!

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Name: DeNai Jones
Occupation: Designer & Founder of Petunia Pickle Bottom
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State/Country: California
Theme: Woodland Explorer/Boys Nursery
Inspiration: My son and the evolving baby industry I am privileged to design for. I am a big fan of decor8 and just had to submit a mood board for the contest! My hope was to include everything from the crib, changing table, storage, wallpaper, paint, mobile for the crib, mom’s chair, and other unique pieces created by some amazing artists. Clean design without a lot of fuss. My paint choice is a pallette of cool browns and beiges for the center wall (and opposing wall) framing the crib.
“The Cole and Son wallpaper is to be used on the two opposing walls (windows on both walls). The wallpaper gives the impression of the outside living within the walls; and the background being nature outside the windows. Sleek, simple shelving holds interesting pieces from nature walks as well some artistic pieces. The mobile I created is a step away from the ordinary. I have an aversion to brightly colored stuffed animals that sing sacchrine music. I chose the Egg Birdhouse by J. Schatz suspended from a couple of twigs. I think these would be intersting shapes for a baby to look up upon. The owl night light is an amazing creation and would give a wonderful glow to the room at night. I think crickets would have to be on the CD player for the babies “white noise” sleep music. ” -DJ

“Part of my inspiration was from the Wondertime Magazine spread. Kids whiling away the hours in nature, building, creating, and daydreaming. My friend let me borrow one of her letterpress blocks–mushrooms. I have a certain fascination with the different varities of mushrooms. I am in love with the simple baby rocker as well as the mom’s chair. Both are examples of clean line and function.” -DJ

“The flooring I chose is similiar to what I have in my own house. I love the distressed and no fuss look; and the sheep skin rug makes a perfect textural centerpiece for the room. The owl and tree stump pillows are perfect accessorie pieces that I fell in love with a few months back.” -DJ

“The changing table I chose offers storage as well as a tidy changing station. The changing station can be removed once baby is out of diapers. My quick brainstorming sketches show the room layout and mobile idea. The crib would be placed on the back wall, changing table in corner, mom’s rocking chair kitty korner, sheep skin rug center. Owl light and pillow tree stumps anchor the corners.” -DJ

Thank you for entering the decor8/Amy Butler mood board contest, DeNai! I’ll post as many entries as I can fit in today, and then that’s it, the contest will wrap up and tomorrow we’ll all get to vote for our new winners. Yeah!

(images by denai jones)

Posted by decor8 in contests on June 14, 2007

Your comments...

  1. Anonymous commented
    June 15th, 2007 at 12:04am

    I love the changing table! Who makes it?


  2. Anonymous commented
    June 15th, 2007 at 12:05am

    I love the changing table. Who makes it?


  3. Neutral Dwelling commented
    June 15th, 2007 at 2:42am

    Your board is fantastic! I also love natural surroundings.

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