A Baby Blue Beauty for a Boy's Nursery - It's Eco-Friendly, Too! March 20 2012 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_4819" align="alignnone" width="600" caption="An Eco-Friendly Blue Nursery Fit for a Baby Boy"]Eco-Friendly Blue Giraffe Nursery. Organic nursery decor.[/caption] We are loving the shade of blue wall paint in this nursery and were pleasantly surprised by two things. First, the wall treatment is not actually paint but a wall clay that was used to give this nursery the smoky blue hue you see here. Second, the clay has no VOCs and is made from 72% recycled content from stone quarries. Fabulous in two ways! The nursery was the brain child of a team of designers for Healthy Home 2010, one the first designer showhouse's of its kind to support sustainable interior design. In order to participate, showcase designers had to adhere to design guidelines that supported a "green" endeavor. The fabulous smoky, blue walls were created by Keren Navarro, President of Twig and Feather, Inc, using a combination of American Clay’s reclaimed shell-based Marittimo clay plaster in Kentucky Moon and Wild Horse Smoke - all VOC free! The other elements of the nursery are just as stunning and eco-friendly, including an area rug from Orley Shabahang, furniture from Q Collection, a glider from O Ecotextiles, window treatments from Hartman and Forbes, and lighting from Visual Comfort. All of these baby decor products are made from materials that are organic, 100% natural, recyclable, or otherwise sustainable. We love the lifelike giraffe and the modern block print rug that gives this nursery both the classic and modern touches it needs to feel perfect. Thanks to Nesting Newbies for providing the scoop and helping us discover alternative wall decor. See our other articles on the best shades of blue paint for your baby nursery for more ideas for your blue nursery. Photography done by Nick Novelli of Novelli PhotoDesign.