Name: Parker JamesLocation: Olivebridge, New YorkRoom Size: 14′ x 14′

Parker’s nursery combines all of the things that I love — the warmth of wood, clean, bright white walls, and colorful artwork, accents, and accessories. Hopefully it’s a space that fits Parker for a while and isn’t too gender specific (it’s the only extra bedroom we currently have in the house so he may have to share it one day.)

Perhaps more importantly, what does your little one think of the space?He loves it! This sculptural and colorful piece set the color palette and inspired me to hang some prints from my Curiosities Series which also have a similar color palette. It’s fun to let that be the starting point to inspire colors, textures, and shapes to make use of in the rest of the space. Do you have any advice for parents creating a room for their child?I don’t think it’s necessary to spend a lot when you’re setting up a nursery. What is your favorite piece or element?The first thing we had to start creating Parker’s room was a gifted Artecnica mobile (designed by Clara von Zweigbergk). His favorite thing to do when he stands up in his crib each morning is to pull back the curtains and look outside while he waits for us to come in. I love that his mom, Dana, was able to fill the space with toys and artwork that are fun and interesting for a small, developing mind, yet the space still feels comfortable for the adults who inhabit it as well. Readers, you can see more of Dana by visiting her website, Dana McClure. Open Slideshow

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How would you describe the look and feel of this room?A playful mix of wood and color, art-inspired, cozy, layered. • MORE KIDS’ ROOMS ON APARTMENT THERAPY• SUBMIT A BABY OR KID’S SPACE

(Image credits: Bob Martus Dana McClure) The floor is a dark brown and we have a wall of light pine. These could be books, old vintage clothes, a baby blanket or some special keepsake that evokes warm memories. What was the biggest challenge decorating this room?The biggest challenge was figuring out a way to make all of the different woods work together. The best pieces are usually old, gifted or repurposed. Read on to learn more about this cozy, layered space…

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