Forest Friends Nursery for Alexander

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When I found out I was pregnant with a boy I immediately started thinking of his nursery. Though at first I wasn't sure which design direction to take, I was certain of what I didn't want: "Baby CEO", primary colors, plaid, or anything sports related. I wanted Alex to have a bright and happy room in which he could transition from infant to toddler.

Design Inspiration

Being a design professional I have access to a myriad of cool products, and my inspiration for Alex's nursery palette and theme came from a wallpaper runner by UK company Harlequin; once I had secured the wallpaper everything fell into place. I framed the wallpaper as art, used it to recover a lamp shade and made it into memento boxes.

Decorating Style

My style is traditional with a fresh twist. I like rooms to have a collected look as if it has evolved over time.  I love to combine different pieces, styles, and textures.

Project Details

Wallpaper (framed as art): Jungle Jamboree by Harlequin

Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams Extra White and Sherwin Williams light French Gray

Crib, Dresser, and Bookshelf: Restoration Hardware Baby

Rocking Chair: Oak, custom designed and made in Nicaragua

Floor Lamp: Restoration Hardware Baby. The barrel burlap shade is covered in Harlequin wallpaper.

Lambskin Rug: Crate and Barrel.

Art: Framed Harlequin wallpaper, vintage Italian prints, painting by Houston artist Anita Nelson.

Hanging Rabbits: Pottery Barn Kids

Rocking Elephant: Pottery Barn Kids

Lulu the Lamb by Baby Style: Right Start

Drapery: Custom

Drapery Hardware: West Elm

Bedding: Serena & Lily

Monogrammed Pillow: Pottery Barn Kids

Stuffed Animals and Toys: Restoration Hardware Baby and Right Start

Treetop Baby Gym by Skip Hop: Right Start

Laundry Basket: Pottery Barn

Favorite Items

Lulu the Lamb.

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