Design number 1: Feeling blue
In what must have been a feat of patience and restraint, Toronto designer Meredith Heron waited until her son, Luke, was nearly two years old before she decorated his nursery. “By then, he had a personality and I knew what would suit him,” explains Meredith. She treated the nursery’s main wall with wide horizontal stripes in deep indigo and creamy white. “I’m a bit obsessed with horizontal stripes,” she says. Obsession aside, decorating with stripes serve a purpose in the small seven-by-10-foot space. “They create depth and make the room look bigger,” says Meredith. The handsome result – much like its occupant – was worth the wait.
- Wide horizontal stripes in indigo and white and a classic Jenny Lind crib create a focal point in this nursery. Homeowner and designer Meredith Heron’s mother made the crib’s quilt, giving specific instructions that it not be just for display but actually get daily use.
- Meredith had the bolt of blue plaid fabric sitting around for ages and realized the nursery was the perfect place to finally use it; she had the crib’s skirt and the drapery sewn from it.