Eddie’s Nursery

  • Vintage drafting stool as side table and Nate Duval "Sweet Home Chicago" print1/5
  • Edward Holland abstract tree print + handmade paper crane mobile2/5
  • View from doorway3/5
  • View from behind the crib4/5
  • View from back wall5/5

A Project For

Baby Boy Edward


6 months


Burr Ridge, IL


Designing a second nursery in our house (his older brother was under two years old when Eddie was born) was all about minimizing extra clutter and unnecessary large items that would have to be stored later (especially if his older brother moved from his crib to an adult bed anytime soon). Therefore, I designed the room around the Bloom Alma Mini Crib. I wanted a smaller, collapsible crib, and I absolutely loved the color. From there, I decided on icy blue walls, orange, navy, and varied shades of green accents (I hand made the simple paper crane mobile with fishing line, 3m hooks, and cranes purchased on etsy.com), and a few neutral pieces to anchor the room. The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose "Babies" prints give a sweet, light touch to the space over the changing table, while the large scale Edward Holland abstract tree print ties the colors of the room together (icy blue, white, lime green, grass green, and an accent of purple).

Design Inspiration

Grass and sky on a summer day. The grass green crib sprouting from the nubby hand hooked rug, the icy blue walls with the deeper navy "night" reading nook, the paper birds in flight over the crib and in front of the abstract tree print.

Decorating Style

Eclectic, though I always lean toward more modern, clean lines.  I try to have at least one vintage piece in each room, and I favor industrial light fixtures and hardware. Etsy.com is my go-to resource for wall accents or art installations. I also frequent art fairs in the summer hoping to find unique pieces.

Project Details

Bloom Alma Mini Crib: http://www.bloombaby.com/collection/main.php?sID=83

nuLoom Chelsea Chevron Hand Hooked Rug: http://www.wayfair.com/nuLOOM-Chelsea-Chevron-Charcoal-Rug-NUJHK04A-XX-L167-K~NLO3134.html?refid=GX21919340220-NLO3134&gclid=COedo7PQ_bUCFYk7MgodlDUAhw

Paper cranes in shades of green hand-made mobile: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/89513460

Vintage MOD Dresser with Chevron Print: http://www.etsy.com/people/ShabbyMaggie

The Animal Print Shop by Sharon Montrose "Babies" Prints: http://www.theanimalprintshop.com/Art-for-Nursery/

Little Castle Mesa Swivel Glider and Recliner: http://www.littlecastleinc.com/gallery/product/58

Ubbi Diaper Pail in Orange: http://www.giggle.com/bath-potty/diapering/Ubbi-Diaper-Pail/PRH333,default,pd.html?start=4&cgid=giggle&q=ubbi

3Sprouts Organic Storage Bin: http://www.3sprouts.com/collections/storage-bins



  1. 1

    I love those green paper crane mobile. Mainly because I really love the legend behind paper cranes.

  2. 2

    Love – love – love this nursery — crisp, fresh,relaxing.
    Eddie’s Nursery is a place I would love to live in

  3. 3
  4. 4

    Thank you, Ross. I didn’t know the legend, but researched after your comment — very cool!

  5. 5

    I love the color scheme of this nursery. What are the paint colors on the walls?

  6. 6

    I believe the light blue is Benjamin Moore “ice blue”. I will have to look at the paint can and get back to you on the dark blue. Thanks!

  7. 7

    what’s the dark blue paint color? thanks!

  8. 8
    avatar Courtney Johnson

    The dark blue is Benjamin Moore “gentleman’s gray” (2062-20).

  9. 9
    avatar Courtney Johnson

    The light blue is Benjamin Moore “icy blue” (2057-70). The dark blue is Benjamin Moore “gentleman’s gray” (2062-20). Thank you!

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