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Monthly Column published in the KC Magazine of Kane County under the "Living By Design" section

Vignette Home Decor, Inc.
Batavia, IL

Vignette Home Decor, Inc.

Conceptualization to Execution

Originally Published:
September 2014 - Kane County Magazine

Create the ultimate nursery! 



When designing an “Ultimate Baby Nursery” the sky can be the limit. There’s so much to choose from and so many adorable items to play on your excitement, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. To stay on track we recommend keeping in mind the following before you start your project.

As you plan your nursery, remember it should be just as unique as your newborn child. Themes are fun, but purchasing an “out-of-the-box” nursery collection really isn’t. Just like considering your child’s name, put some thought into the room. The nursery featured in this column has a sophisticated “Hollywood Glamour” theme, with touches of whimsy like the dress-up jewelry and beaded pillows.

Warning: do not fall into the children’s furniture trap. On more than one occasion through the years, we have found furniture collections “designed for children” that end up more expensive than their adult counterparts. In many cases, you can find a similar, if not exact, look from adult furniture at a lesser price. Try not to get caught up in the moment, it could cost you up to 50 percent more!

Speaking of cost, have a realistic budget. While not all nurseries are the same, they all require the basics: a crib, chair, and storage.

Where you go from there will really depend on how extravagant you want your nursery to be. Nurseries add up quickly once you start purchasing rockers, bedding, lamps, window treatments, area rugs, paint, wall decor and all the other wonderful things for the room. Conservatively, we recommend a budget on $2,500. Although once you enter the “ultimate baby nursery” territory, like the one shown in this article, your budget will need to be north of $10 thousand dollars.

Most of all, have fun with it. Whether you are having a boy or a girl, this is a joyous time in your life and you want the memories of getting the nursery ready to be a happy experience and not one looked back on with regrets.

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