Before & After: Beige Room Glammed Up for a Baby Nursery

Before & After: Beige Room Glammed Up for a Baby Nursery

Carrie McBride
Sep 3, 2014

Project by: Britt F. Gage/For You, By Me
Location: Queens, New York City

Britt Gage was hired to bring some glamour to this space in anticipation of Felicity Adele's arrival in the world. Her parents wanted something with personality and pizazz. about a glitter wall?

From the designer:

It's an interesting experience creating a room for someone who you haven't met, or rather, hasn't even been born yet. But meeting with Bridge & Will, proud parents-to-be of the princess of their two-story Queens home, it was easy to see the sweet and sassy lady who would be gracing their presence so soon.

Both parents work in the music business and spend their days going to hip-hop festivals and baseball games, though rest-assured Bridge doesn't miss a week getting her nails done weekly. When B found out that her little future Beyonce was a girl, two words stuck out to her: glitter wall. They wanted a room that was fit for a mini musical superstar — some glamour, some femininity, something unique, and as much love as that teeny space could fit.

Cool gray walls with pops of yellow gave the room the girly touch with iron safety pins and lighting showing a hint of badass music chic. One animal-print bedsheet transformed into a zoo of friendly faces to greet the infant, with an empty nook-turned-clothes hang and reading bench to hold all of her new favorite things. A jewel-studded chandelier, a light and lovely mosquito net and honey wood accents completed this animal kingdom fit for this beat-boppin' "Bey"-by.


  • Chandelier, shelving: Home Depot
  • Iron safety pins: Ballard Designs
  • Pillows: Pier One
  • Throw: Restoration Hardware
  • Knobs on the hand-me-down dresser: Anthropologie
  • Crib: Buy Buy Baby

Thanks Britt F. Gage!

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