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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

8.19.2008

Colgan Nursery

Speaking of smaller works of art, look how Atlanta decorator Tyler Colgan incorporated a painting into the changing table niche of her baby's nursery. Inspired! Whether it's a family heirloom or a flea market find, I love the idea of using fine art in this unexpected way.

See more of the Colgan family's 1950s ranch makeover at cottageliving.com. Photography above is by Megan Thompson.

BTW: If you are shopping for baby wares in Atlanta, be sure to visit B. Braithwaite.

18 comments:

Ms. Wis. said...

It looks like the lamp shade is lined with the wallpaper. Now that's attention to detail! Plus, can't you just picture a desk in that space when the baby is older.

Style Court said...

Ms. Wis -- great idea.

I read that Tyler had been collecting paintings and other objects all her adult life, taking them from apartment to apartment, so how great to be able to use one of the paintings here, if that's the case.

simply seleta said...

This is the coolest changing station I've ever seen.
L-O-V-E IT!

Style Court said...

You're an expert Seleta :)

Anonymous said...

That house is gorgeous and soo welcoming. Thanks for the link! I love the use of space.

Be the change..... said...

I love when people turn closets with awful bifold doors into niches for desks, beds or in this case changing tables. It's so easy to do and looks so custom!

girl meets glamour said...

So very darling, this is just a great idea!

~Kate

Style Court said...

So glad everyone has a positive reaction to what Tyler did. I love it and I think the light fixture and art (plus continual pattern) just make it!

simply seleta said...

Ha ha, that's funny. I once read that an expert is defined as one who intensely studies a particular subject every day for a minimum of five years. So......given my nine year run, I guess I've made diaper changin', chillin' raisin' expert status. LOL.

Cote de Texas said...

Actually, I'm shopping for a baby like that. Know where I can get one that cute? this is cutest nursery I think I ever saw!

Style Court said...

And Joni i think you will like the check upholstery Tyler selected for her living room too. But nothing is as sweet as that picture with the baby :)

katiedid said...

What a doll! This space is so adorable. That painting is the perfect foil for the pendant light with the cute polka dots. :)

Cote de Texas said...

I have been lusting over that picture of their living room. those chairs just do something to me! why?????? I'm crazy.

then I had a client just email me that picture and say, I like these chairs. Wow. Karma. If she only knew.

Style Court said...

The chairs are so you Joni! Very J. Lanham too :)

Elizabeth said...

I know I'm very late to the party on this one but I can't seem to track down more info on the wallpaper. Do you happen to know? I know you get hit up with these annoying questions all the time so I apologize! I'm just keep coming up empty handed! Thanks!


Elizabeth

Style Court said...

Hi Elizabeth -- I'll see if I can find out!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you! I know you're very busy so I hate to bother you and was hoping it would be a quick answer for your sake. This is about the closest I can find:

http://www.decoratorsbest.com/detail.aspx?ID=61407

The scale and color on this is off from the picture so I'm pretty sure it's not it. I'm working on a nursery for baby boy #2 and just have this idea set in my mind (hoping the wallpaper also comes in a fabric to do the reverse of the pic). Maybe I need to be a little more flexible!

Thank you again! Don't spend over 5 minutes on this! You're way too busy!

Style Court said...

Hi Elizabeth!

I don't want to give up. Most of Cottage Living's images have been moved to this site:

http://www.myhomeideas.com

So far I've found part of Tyler's house but not the nursery. This may just require an email. Let me see...

Warmly,
Courtney