Finley’s Nursery

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Description

What happens when mid-century modernites find out their having a baby? They start planning the ultimate modern nursery, of course! Stefanie and Reed Smith are self-proclaimed modern thrifters - always looking for the deal of the mid-century! With a budget of $1,500 they set out to create a bright, airy nursery. Enjoy!

Design Inspiration

I was initially attracted to owls and based them loosely on the inspiration for the room. We had recently just moved to a new house when we found out we were having a baby. Even though we knew she was going to be a girl, I decided to use the faded seafoam as an hommage to the old house (the home she was conceived in) to give the room lightness.

Decorating Style

Mid-century modern, minimal with a vintage twist. I tend to lean towards a bright, clean and airy element with a touch of grounded sophistication and texture. I like modern design that is classic and timeless - and never fussy. When mid-century modern is done right it can be paired with any style. Try it, you'll see!

Project Details

Paint - Ralph Lauren: Faded Seafoam

Bedding - Breeze Baby by Sweet Potato

Changing Table - Vintage Haywood Wakefield

Crib - Pali Italy from Baby Love in South Florida. Locally owned and AWESOME!!! http://www.babylove.com/

Rocker - Eames Molded Plastic Rocker RAR from Design Within Reach: http://www.dwr.com/product/eames-molded-plastic-rocker-rar.do?keyword=rocker&sortby=ourPicks

Artwork - Reed Smith Art, Blue Ant Studio, Friends With You

*Tee-Pee* - NEW ADDITION!! On clearance at Super Marshalls/HomeGoods in Plantation, FL for $35!!!

Favorite Items

The Eames rocker and the mural. The mural was created by Finley's parents, Reed and Stefanie Smith.

Recently we've added some new artwork that she loves - some Friends With You posters that we picked up in South Beach. More pictures to come of Finley's Nursery - Part Deux! Check out Friends With You: http://www.friendswithyou.com/

Advice

The image with the tee-pee is a glimpse at the room "in use" now. Don't worry if over time you decide to move things around a bit as you get to know the lay of the land. The room will grow with your baby - that's the test of a real nursery! As long as you have all of the pieces and seperately they look good - together they'll be fantastic!

8 Comments

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    i love your room! can you tell me what color paint you used on the walls as well as where you got your crib sheet set?

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    The art is a bit startling, in context of a baby’s room. But I know it will still be great in a kid’s room. I would carry the owl image around the room somewhere else so the painting feels at home. It’s a funky cool modern room.

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    Very beautiful nursery. It looks stylish and doesn’t look the least like a budget nursery. I’m undecided about the owl-themed mural or artwork though. Part of me likes it and finds it artistic and creative, but part of me thinks it’s rather dark and not quite right for a baby.

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    My favorite is the display shelf by the window. I love the wood in dark stain and the cute and pretty what-nots you have displayed.

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    Hi – I just saw all of the comments! Sorry…here’s the answers to your questions. Hope they aren’t too late!

    Also, I am going to try and upload some additional photos of the room “in use” by our daughter, Finley, who is now 7 months old!

    Paint – Ralph Lauren: Faded Seafoam (RL Number: VM125)

    Sheets – Breeze Baby by Sweet Potato

    Owls – All collected over the 9 months of pregnancy from thrift stores, HomeGoods, etc.

    Art – My husband and i painted the mural together. He is a local artist in South Florida. Here is a sampling of his work: http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1986/3722/1600/paintings%20on%20wall.jpg 

    On the adjacent walls, the prints (you might not be able to see) is an educational illustration of iconic design pieces, the ABC’s of design, if you will – designed by Blue Ant Studio.

    http://blueantstudio.blogspot.com/2010/02/modern-nursery.html

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