Rocco's Nursery

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We think Rocco’s nursery in Windermere is adorbs! It’s the epitome of today’s modern nurseries. Mom Shannon Gunn did a super job putting all of the elements together. From vintage family heirlooms to new sentimental accents, Shannon personalized the room with panache.

Photos by Amy Smith

Don’t take our word for it. We asked the team at Anne Rue Interiors in Lake Mary to give us the dish on new trends in nurseries, with Rocco’s leading by example.

Gray Is the New Blue, Pink and Yellow
Gender-neutral paint colors, such as gray and beige, are on trend right now. Bring in a pop of color with accessories. We love lemon yellow, teal and orange. Use the color in small doses, like Rocco’s mom did, for maximum impact. We love how she put it in unexpected places, such as the picture frame, Buddha statue, stone floor cushion and ottoman.

No Theme Like Ice Cream
Sorry, Pooh Bear; today’s nursery is all about texture, color and patterns rather than theme. Mixing prints gives a room personality and depth. These horizontal paint stripes are current and interesting. It’s an easy way to get impact without a huge price tag. Rocco’s bedding is a perfect mixture of stripes, chevron and circles. A definite “do.”

Personal Touch
Show your personal style with knickknacks, such as the elements on Rocco’s wall. Display Mom’s favorite grade school record. Hang sentimental items, such as the headphones that Rocco wore for his newborn photo session. Or, create a photo transfer of your family pet on a wood frame.

Design Consultation
Mom Shannon wants to know … What should I do for window coverings?
Whether for a boy or girl, this is ultimately a baby’s room. Mom can bring some softness to the room by adding a full-length drapery valance in a solid fabric. Charcoal gray (or a darker color) to contrast the wall would be fab for Rocco’s space. Or, bring in your third color by having draperies in a lemon yellow or orange.

Anne Rue Interiors Recommends:
Love the art grouping; it’s kitchy, modern and fresh. However, you may want to scale it down to the size of the dresser. A grouping, picture or mirror shouldn’t be wider than what it’s grounded by. Move the guitar to a different wall, and bring the other items in a bit.

When you have stripes on the wall, keep the furniture simple and solid. The color-blocked painted pieces compete with the walls. When you upgrade Rocco into a regular bed, bring in some dark wood tones.

Anne Rue Interiors offers complete interior design services, including space planning, furniture layout, specifications and model merchandising. Whether you are building a custom home, remodeling or simply redecorating, Anne Rue Interiors welcomes the opportunity. www.annerue.com

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