Tropical Baby Nursery

Baby Nursery – what a great delight in a family’s life.  This adorable unborn child is already loved and the parents are so thrilled that they want to make everything beautiful and perfect for the arrival of the baby’s birth.

This is my newest grandson’s nursery.  The wait for this child to arrive was 15 years so of course this happened to be a huge event for my daughter and son-in-law…..well and of course myself and other family members

Since my daughter was raised in Florida, a tropical theme was her roots so even though she now lives out west in the desert, she still wanted to make it  a tropical dream…..and that we did.

When she knew it was a boy….the decorating began.  Everything was made by my workroom, SBD Workroom here in Florida as well as the tropical fabrics came from Florida and the seashell trim.  The sheers, the awning type cornice and the blackout roman shade were all done in Florida, wrapped and crated and sent to the new parents.  Everything was well thought out from design, to sleeping of this new baby and convenience for the parents to be able to attend him.  The pieces of artwork are originals painted by me, Sandra Bunn, especially for me new grandson and tropical theme.  The huge baby safety pin was purchased and then I added the baby’s name and hand painted each letter with a sea creature that also hangs from the pin.  This was absolutely fun and of course personal.

If you would like to have anything like this or another theme designed for you, please give me a call.

Tropical Baby Nursery

Tropical Baby Nursery

Baby Nursery with tropical theme

Baby Nursery with tropical theme


Tropical Water color original artwork by  Sandra Bunn

Tropical Water color original artwork by
Sandra Bunn


Nursery with tropical theme for boy or girl

Nursery with tropical theme for boy or girl

Dressing your Walls

Faux Finish, Trompe l’oeil, and Wallpaper are some ways to dress up your walls instead of just plain paint.  All of these give your home a more finished look and feel when you add to all the walls or maybe just an accent wall.

Faux Finish –  Personally, I would hire a professional to do any type of faux work.  “Sponge” in a DYI seminar is not pretty and it looks like it is unprofessional project.  Also, the product in which is used on the walls makes a huge difference.  Professionals have the proper product that they use to achieve the process for the faux finish.  There are many techniques. Here are a list of a few: 

Venetian Plaster (not from the big box stores), Limestone, Leather, Glaze, Sparkle,

Luster stone, Fresco, Metallic, Marble, Wood grain – Faux Bois,

Silver, gold and all the metals leaf (no photos shown)

There are many others….if you can express it to the professional, I am confident that they can come up with a sample to achieve what you had in mind.  Don’t worry, there are plenty of faux finishes for the contemporary palette too.  Any traditional faux can be adjusted to work completely for contemporary.

Trompe l’oeil – Fool of the Eye.  This is where you for sure hire a professional artist that specializes in artwork for the walls or ceiling.  Be sure to view their portfolio and places that were already done by them.

This can represent many things.  A particular scene or ambiance that you want to achieve in a particular room.  Old Masters, Old world, wine country, tropical….you name it.  Just think of your room as a big blank canvas!

Any room can have this done….even the smallest of rooms such as a powder room.

Wallpaper – Wallpaper is on it’s way back in!  Of course, I never quit using it but it sorta got away from the center of attention due to faux finishes and DYI programs on TV showing nothing but regular paint on the walls.  Wallpaper if you choose wisely can last a long time where you are not going to date yourself.  Using grasscloth or simple muted patterns can be a long time investment.  If you choose to have a big blast….then go for that loud fun pattern and change when you are tired of it.

Here are a few photos to give you some ideas.  All of these samples were from

Unlimited Painting in Lake Park, Fl.

Faux Bois

Faux Bois

Crocodile Leather

Crocodile Leather




Metallic Strei




Venetian Plaster


Venetian Plaster with Stencil


Luster Stone


Waxed Rough Venetian Plaster


3 color Glaze




Smaller Fresco