Ruby's Grey and Red Nursery

by Shannon

Baby Ruby's Vintage Modern Grey and Red Nursery

Baby Ruby's Vintage Modern Grey and Red Nursery

Ruby's grey and red nursery color scheme is perfect because of my love vintage decor. I knew that the cool shade of grey and the warmth of the red would work well with a wide variety of the antiques in my current collection as well as the ones that I would add in the future.


Immediate aesthetic results were important but I also didn't want to get stuck with a restricted palette of just a few colors.


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Grey is an excellent, neutral background color for a variety of accent colors including the red that I have used for this project.




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Rather than using a single theme or inspiration piece, we chose to blend the best elements of a vintage and modern look that complement each other but are not pieces of a collection or a "matched set".




Red and grey is lovely in combination with many popular baby girl nursery themes





For instance, my mom and I made all of the baby bedding. I just picked out fabrics that I liked and made sure that they all went together. The Apple and Pear print is by Alexander Henry and I found it at JoAnn Fabrics.

red polka dot crib sheet baby nursery bedding apple green pink yellow pears


How to make crib mobiles



I also made the baby mobile using scrap fabric into pinwheels and a craft ring covered in ribbon.





The bright red and white polka dot fitted crib sheet is framed with a bumper made of fabric with a fruit print edged with white eyelet lace. The background of the fabric is baby blue and covered in yellow and lime green apples and pink pears with touches in the same shade of red as the crib sheet.

Ruby's white crib is one of the vintage touches in the room and looks perfect with the red and white ties that attach the bumper to the rails.




red polka dot area rug baby nursery bedding apple green pink yellow pears

FLOOR COVERING

My mom made a rectangle shaped area rug that we keep on the floor next to the baby's bed. It has all of the colors of the baby bedding as well as a "dotted" pattern of sorts.




NURSERY FURNITURE & STORAGE

We felt that the best color for the furniture for Ruby's grey and red nursery would be a clean white. The armoire, "changing" table and crib are all "vintage" and have been repainted.

If you will notice, the polka dot design from the red portion of the baby bedding is repeated in the colorful storage bins.
vintage white antique baby diaper changer pink polka dots storage bins




LIGHTING

My dad and husband installed the light fixture which was from Ikea. The crystal beads of the chandelier add some sparkle to the room. The table lamp next to the SUPER comfortable chair is less formal but very colorful and fun!

WINDOW TREATMENTS

The fabric of the window valance is the same bright red color as seen in the baby bedding. The rich red looks amazing next to the gray wall color.

I really liked the sweet touches of vintage including book ends that I found on Etsy and old vintage prints found at a thrift store.

I hope that you have enjoyed your tour of Baby Ruby's nursery and that you weren't disappointed to find that the color scheme of her room was not limited to those colors alone! If you have questions or comments regarding the baby bedding or any of the decorations please send them to me using the space provided by Unique Baby Gear Ideas and it would also be nice if you would give my entry into the nursery pictures contest a vote!

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Thanks so much for sharing Ruby's nursery with us, Shannon. Your eye for color is amazing and I enjoyed my visit to your gallery of baby pictures and maternity photos so much! Best wishes to you, Ruby and the rest of your family!



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Red and Gray
by: Kelly

I love the colour combination you used and the crib and armoire are lovely, too. Thanks for the inspiration, the ideas and the example of the DIY pinwheel mobile.

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Red and Grey
by: Leigh

Could you tell me more about the crib bedding? My daughter wants to do a Snow White theme in a vintage style that is not baby-ish.

Thank you
Leigh

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beautiful!
by: Christina Sylvester Skinner

When I read the title I was a little curious because I'd never think to put those two colors together but you pulled it off beautifully! It's so soft and lovely with a touch of vintage whimsy. LOVE!! The fabric for the bedding is ADORABLE!

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Such a lovely vibe
by: Brooke Hawkins

Love your nursery. So fresh and clean. The details are amazing.

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The Crib Mobile
by: Anonymous

This is a lovely room! I love the way that the crib mobile seems to "float" over the baby's bed with no visible hanger.

What a great idea to avoid any unnecessary blocking of artwork over the crib! Did you use nylon fishing line or is it just...magic! :-)

Soon to be mommy of two!


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AWESOME
by: Anonymous

Love this room...very personal with great details

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one of a kind
by: Elizabeth

This is a one of a kind room, and great for inspiration for a boy or girl! If you changed the red out for a crisp blue the vintage bed would work for either gender. I do love the light, which will be perfect for any little girl to grow up with.

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So adorable
by: Marcia

This nursery is very creative and so fun and different! Love it!

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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

Very very cute.

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Very Taleted
by: Anonymous

You and your mom are very talented. You are so lucky to have someone to help you with such a beautiful project.

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Fabulous
by: Anonymous

This nursery looks Fabulous! You did a Fabulous job Shannon!

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Ruby's nursery
by: Anonymous

Very cute!

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Whoah.
by: Anonymous

Beautiful!

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So Tasteful
by: Anonymous

Ruby is sure to enjoy this room for many years to come! Its a great room that both parents and child can enjoy!

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Love it!
by: Anonymous

I'm expecting again and I think I have gotten some great ideas from your room! I love that you made a lot of the pieces.

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Love it
by: Anonymous

Love it wish I could go back and do something like this with my girls room.

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BEAUTIFUL!!
by: Debbie

I love it! Not so "babyish" that Baby Ruby will out grow!!

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LOVE!
by: Faith

Love the room. It's so 'you'!

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Love this!
by: Anonymous

So creative!!! I love the color palette and all of your handmade touches! Gorgeous!

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Looking Good
by: Victoria

I love this classy nursery! It's vintage, it's cheery, and yet so simple. Nice work!

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adorable.
by: Theresa

Shannon, I love the look of Ruby's room. Thanks for sharing.

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Just Darling!
by: Anonymous

Shannon's one of the most creative people I know - and in the most beautiful of ways!

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love it :)
by: Kendahl

Nursery looks great Shan :) I think my favorite part is the crib and armoire. Love the finishing touches!

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