Home design inspiration: wallpaper in a nursery



The designer has upholstered seven rooms in this Wellesley home, including this nursery for the client’s second daughter.Sarah winchester

Cara Fineman’s clients love the colors and patterns, so much so that Fineman has carpeted seven rooms in the family home in Wellesley, including this nursery for girl number two. “The woman is fashionable with great taste,” says Fineman, director of DAG Design. “The whole house is fun and dynamic. Not wanting to duplicate the pink and blue palette she used in her older sister’s bedroom, Fineman concocted a new scheme by pairing pink with orange. “I designed it with the little girl growing up in space in mind,” says Fineman. “She’s going to love it when she’s 6, 10 and maybe even 16.”

1 Loloi’s undyed wool rug is neutral, as are the alpaca crib cushions (which come out at bedtime), so as not to compete with wallpaper.

2 The Kartell table introduces a third color linked to the work of art. “It’s perfect for a kid’s room because it’s sturdy enough for Legos and the top comes off so you can fill it with toys,” says Fineman.

3 The HomeGoods Crate & Barrel rattan chair and fringed ottoman bring natural elements that play with colors and a bohemian vibe that harmonizes with the rest of the home. “I love that you can see the wallpaper through the open back of the chair,” says Fineman.

4 Abstract paintings by Laurie Fisher (top) and Julie Hansen (bottom), both acquired through art consultant Libby Silvia, add sophistication without feeling out of place, thanks to the shapes and colors playful.

5 The custom colors of the Stray Dog Designs metal cage pendant coordinate with the wallpaper, while the open design echoes the painting below.

6 While the stylized Casa by PC botanical wallpaper was the starting point, Peter Dunham’s bold ikat Roman shade fabric sealed the deal. “When I showed this fabric to the client, she jumped on the whole pattern,” says Fineman.

Marni Elyse Katz is a regular contributor to Globe Magazine. Send your comments to [email protected].


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