MEET ARIZONA NATIVE ALEX EVJEN:
What you need to know about Alex is that she's a down to earth Greek gal that loves talking about REAL life. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, is a mother of two, a wife to Ryan, a stylist and an official Pinterest Ambassador. She's been blogging about fashion and sharing snippets of her life since 2009 at AVE Styles. She also styles photo shoots for photographers and works with companies like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus to style beautiful imagery for Pinterest.
We always start with a design board. Alex already had a crib and dresser so we knew we would be working around those pieces giving the place a mid-century look. We slowly started adding more and more pieces until we felt like we came to a good place. As usual design boards are never set in stone and changes had to be made. We originally wanted a large cactus in the corner, but we couldn't find one that big without needles so we had to go with the smaller one shown in the reveal pictures, which was needle-free.
Alex, had just moved into this home, so don't judge her for the green color. She quickly painted it a white (Sherman Williams Westhighland White) when she moved in. We later added the deep navy wall as the nursery design progressed.
You can also see the window was arched and didn't have great blinds. Below shows how we hung a roman shade above the arched window to hide the arch, then added curtains to warm it up. We love how it turned out! To see more pictures and details head to Alex's blog.
Photos by: Rennai Hoefer
Rug - Hickory Rug, Burgundy
Changing Pad Cover: Zara Changing Pad Cover and Topper
Light - Celestianna Chandelier
Chair and Ottoman: Huggy Mid Century Arm Chair & Ottoman Set
Bookcase: Micah 71" Standard Bookcase
Planter - Case Study Ceramic Hex Wood Stand
Lamp Shade - Mason Table Lamp Base
Lamp Shade - White Shade
Hanging Planters: Urban Outfitteres
Roman Shade - Real Simple Natural Roman Shade
Curtains - Alton Solid Grommet Window Curtain Panel
Curtain Rod - Cambria Premier Window Hardware
Crib: Baby Mod
Vintage Dresser: Similar Here
Tree: Fiddle Leaf