Design Inspiration for Nurseries

Okay, I’m pretty sure my mom just spit coffee all over her computer. No, I’m not making any big announcements here…that shop has closed for the Winter…but with some of my favorite bloggers currently pregnant (Michelle, Natasha, Emily and Sarah), I do have nurseries on the brain. Can we talk about how many pregnant bloggers that is?! Remind me not to drink the water in their areas!

I digress. Even though I’m not having more babies, I still love a beautifully designed nursery….bright, serene, modern, vintage…I love them all! So when Glidden introduced their new MyColortopia widget for nursery inspiration, I couldn’t resist playing along (you can play, too).

After taking the fun five question quiz, it came up with this series of colors and combinations for my hypothetical Baby Sugarplum.

They pretty much nailed it for me…I love the pink and blue for a girl’s nursery, and the blue and orange would be perfect for my boy. In fact, I think I’ll file that combo away for when my son’s room needs an update. MyColortopia has tools for every room in the house, not to mention serious bloggers as contributors (like Kate and Stefanie, hello!?) I love these mood boards put together by the other contributors as inspiration (click the links for resources).

Lindsey’s Board
Melissa’s board

Nicole’s Board

Okay, this post is giving me baby fever! Let’s get to the rest of the good stuff before my ovaries start twitching! As if designing the nursery of your dreams wasn’t cool enough, Glidden Paint (available at Walmart) has partnered with the makers of the new movie, ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ (only in theaters) for a sweepstakes giving away a $2,500 Walmart gift card! That’s right, $2,500 to paint and furnish your dream nursery! I totally want to see that movie, by the way.

Here’s what you do:
* Go to Circle of Moms and comment on the post for your chance to win.
* Sweepstakes runs from now until June 7, 2012.
* Winner will be chosen the week of June 18, 2012 on
Good luck my little baby mamas!
***I have been sponsored by Glidden brand paint to write this post, but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. ***

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  1. I absolutely love the color scheme in the first room!

    Posted 5.23.12 Reply
  2. LOL! I'm pretty sure my mom would react the same way if I wrote a post like this! You crack me up!

    Posted 5.23.12 Reply
  3. Ha! Ovaries twitching… You crack me up 😀

    Posted 5.23.12 Reply
  4. HA! Love the intro! I mean, you might need to get knocked up again just so you can design a fabulous nursery again! 😉

    Posted 5.23.12 Reply
  5. My post was nursery related today too. I'm off to take the quiz!
    Thanks for posting.

    Posted 5.23.12 Reply
  6. Pamela R wrote:

    Oooh this is perfect! I too am pregnant and planning a nursery for a sweet little boy! I'm off to take the quiz 😀

    Posted 5.24.12 Reply
  7. Tiffany wrote:

    Ha, I'm also pregnant…having another girl. I'll definitely check the quiz out, though I think I already have a fabric picked out.

    Posted 5.24.12 Reply