Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Nursery: Ceiling and Light

After a long search for wallpaper for the nursery walls, then wallpaper for the ceiling we decided to paint the ceiling. I went through several designs (these were just the beginning).....
I could have (and might have, ahem) gone a little crazy with the design but since Patrick volunteered to take on the challenge we decided to keep it somewhat "simple"- straight lines.
I knew I wanted to do tone on tone and gray, but after that I was relatively open to the exact shade. We had trim paint left over so I decided to use that as the darker color. I also liked that is was a gloss finish, something unexpected since the lighter color was an eggshell finish
I know the light fixture above was a favorite of many of you but don't worry, it went to a good home- our guest bedroom (which reallllly needed it). For the nursery light I knew what I wanted from the moment I saw it a year and half ago at Market.
I instantly loved the whimsical feel of the recycled styrofoam fixture but I knew it would have to be the right room. When we found out we were pregnant I knew just where it would find a home.
I know it is a little out there, a sentiment many, including the electrician, have conveyed to me but I could not love it more. It is unique and adds a playfulness the room needed.
Here is a picture of the full ceiling and light.
No, it is not your eyes playing tricks on you, it does look like the lines to the right are slightly uneven. I can assure you, after hours of taping, leveling and measuring the lines are perfect. It turns out that sometimes you don't know you have a huge dip in your ceiling until you decide to draw attention to it. C'est la vie.
So while I do still dream of wallpapered ceiling I could not be happier with the way things are looking overhead.

21 comments:

lizziefitz said...

The light is wonderful! Such a delight to see something new and whimsical AND recycled. I love how the ceiling turned out , great contrast with glossy and flat paint.

Meg @ Nutmeg and Co. said...

I love the organic shape of the light. You can always do whimsy in a nursery! Nice job on the ceiling too!

laxsupermom said...

How fun! The ceiling looks great, and I love the light! The soft shape is perfect for a nursery. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I just saw this cloud light fixture in another nursery yesterday and love it! Looks great and can wait to see the rest!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

What a lucky baby! The room is looking fabulous.

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

OMG!!!! I'm in love with this!!!! I'm saving this and I'll use it for inspiration, Marianne.

Love the colors... I knew your nursery would "rock"!!! :-)

Have a GREAT day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Rebecca Gibbs @ gibbgabb said...

oh it's really lovely! The glossy stripes are a great alternative to papering! and that fixture! I've never seen anything like it...you've got a lucky kiddo! :)

Carrie said...

It looks so good! I think I saw you walking this morning ;) You looked great!

Mary said...

The ceiling looks amazing! And that light fixture is SO unique and intriguing. . . I keep staring at it over and over again. I love it all!!

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

GORGEOUS! Great job! Hope you are feeling good!

Heather (love your space) said...

looks amazing, and I am in LOVE with that light fixture!!!

p-l-a-i-d said...

That ceiling is awesome! I love what you did with it, and how the light fixture compliments it perfectly.

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

It looks SUPER!!! Listen, my electrician questions every single fixture I have him put up and he always agrees that it's awesome in the end. Some people have no vision. :-)

And it took 4 days to install our living room drapes due to an uneven ceiling. Even after all the exhaustive measuring, the pins had to be moved a hundred times to get it right. (I wouldn't have noticed in a million years!)

Baylor Says...

LLH Designs said...

Oh my goodness! The ceiling looks awesome!!! Kudos to your husband! He must be very patient! (And must love you tons!)

xoxo,
Linsey

Laurie Fulkerson said...

Marianne, I am so happy for you! Your nursery looks great! Knew it would. Can not wait to see that beautiful baby boy- if he looks like his Mama, he's going to be gorgeous! Just wanted to say Hi and I am so glad things are going well for you! Still passing your name on!!!

carolina postcard said...

That is one cool ceiling! I can't wait to see it all together, and good for you for going with your gut. Very chic!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Soo fun and whimsical!! Perfect for a nursery!

under spanish moss said...

Your little one is going to love it! Well maybe one day...but you sure will love it. We adore the colors you used. It turned out great! What a fun light. Job well done.
Angela and Renee

LindsB said...

Hottest nursery ceiling I've seen out there! Hell, its the hottest ceiling I've ever seen maybe- and I LOVE the light fixture! Screw anyone who says otherwise :)

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So pretty Marianne. Good luck with the delivery.

georgia b. said...

this is so cool! do you have photos of the finished nursery?