Hunting Boy’s Preppy Nursery

  • Custom Linen Bedding1/18
  • Canvas Photos2/18
  • Changing Table and Diaper Shelf3/18
  • Hunting Dog Wall Decal4/18
  • Antler Chandalier and Pine Crib5/18
  • Pine Crib with Custom Linen Bedding6/18
  • Custom Wall Art7/18
  • Custom Deer Applique Pillow8/18
  • Rocker and Deer Applique Pillow9/18
  • Hunting Dog Wood Art10/18
  • First Stuffed Animals11/18
  • Changing Table Wall12/18
  • Duck Floor Pillow13/18
  • A Preppy Hunting-Themed Nursery14/18
  • Antique Chair with Stuffed Animals15/18
  • Deer Wall Hooks16/18
  • Boy's Hunting Themed Nursery17/18
  • Plaid Wall and Mallard Decals18/18

A Project For

Little Mister Flinn (Name TBD)

Age

Due April 1, 2012

Location

Missouri

Description

A friend described the nursery as what would happen if Ralph Lauren went to Bass Pro Shops. It's a hunting-themed nursery with a preppy touch and absolutely no camouflage. 

 

Design Inspiration

The inspiration for this nursery was my husband, who's an avid outdoors man, a Burberry tie from his closet, and our Labrador Retriever.  The room reminds me of my husband's combination of sophistication and ruggedness.  I wanted our son to have a boyish, fun room that he could grow into, and not a baby-ish room he'd outgrow in a couple years.

Decorating Style

Classic, comfortable, and affordable.  I like combining farm house accents with European antiques; neutral pallets with bright accents; and designing on a budget.

Project Details

The room started with the plaid wall.  My husband had actually suggested  that if we had a boy we could paint him a novacheck plaid room to match his favorite tie.  When we got down to designing it, the Burberry pattern would be far too difficult for us to paint ourselves, so we came up with a more simple plaid-like design.  It took my husband just a few days, and a lot of patience, to paint it and I love the result.

 

I wanted to add a textured barn-wood looking wallpaper to add an outdoors feel to the room.  The paper is hung on a wall with a large 5 x 6 window.  When we hung the wallpaper it didn't seem to go well with the plaid wall, but once we added the wall decals and the antler chandelier it all made sense.  The chandelier tied the two themes (preppy and  hunting) together.  I'm really please with how both personalities meld together in this room.

 

All of the furniture was either handed down from a relative or an antique we bought for our daughter's nursery.  Each piece has a story, which I love.

 

Rocking Chair and Ottoman - Pottery Barn Kids (2009) with White Canvas Slipcover (http://www.potterybarnkids.com/

 

Antler Chandalier - Home Depot  http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&productId=202188190&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&ci_sku=202188190&ci_src=14110944&cm_mmc=shopping-_-googlebase-_-D27X-_-202188190&locStoreNum=3012

 

The custom wall art with the deer head and "Flinn" on a plaid background was created by Mackenzie Designs.  http://mackenziekdesigns.com/

 

Barn Wood Wallpaper - Sherwin Williams.  We ordered samples online and looked at samples in the Sherwin Williams store.  We chose a paper that was thick and textured to add dimension to the wall and give it a more realistic wood-grain look. 

 

Paint - Sherwin Williams. The base which covers three walls is Languid Blue.  The blue stripe is Tempe Star and the orange is Energetic Orange.  The cream was Lowe's Divine Cream left over from our daughter's toddler room make-over.   Any time you can use leftover paint from a previous project it's a great way to save money.

 

Fabrics - I found the soft linen for the bedding, quilt and throw pillow at JoAnn's Fabric.  The duck fabric and hounds tooth came from a discount fabric store in Springfield, MO called FM Stores.  They have loads of designer fabrics heavily discounted.

 

Deer Wall Hooks - World Market  http://www.worldmarket.com/home/index.jsp

 

Canvas Prints - A photographer friend (www.PrestonsPhotography.com) turned some photos we had of our dog into black and white, but left his orange collar in color for me.  Then I used a coupon for www.CanvasonDemand.com to order two prints to hang above the changing table.

 

Favorite Items

I can't pick just one, but since you asked I'd have to say the plaid wall.  I really enjoy bragging on my husband's work!

Advice

Painting tips:  Use Frog tape, draw the entire line before taping, and paint over the seam of the tape with the base color first.  Doing these three things creates a really straight line.

 

Custom Bedding / Textile Tips:  When having custom bedding made show the seamstress a few photos of what you have in mind and give them a budget.  They will likely work with you to achieve close to what you want within your budget and give you tips on how to save money.  The lady who made all the textiles for this nursery even gave me coupons to get the fabric I wanted cheaper.

 

Wallpaper Tips: Hanging Wallpaper - Get lots of quotes!  Our first quote came in three times more than the last one.  Hire someone who hangs wallpaper full time and ask lots of questions. In the Springfield, MO area we used James Ward (417-725-6862) and highly recommend him.

13 Comments

  1. 1

    Nice work!! You two are a good team! Scott and I will be excited to hear when your new little blessing arrives. He’s going to love his room!

  2. 2

    I love it!! Where did you find the wall decal?

  3. 3

    Amanda,

    Thanks Amanda. The wall decal was on Etsy. Here’s the link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/81562258/duck-bird-goose-hunting-hunter-scene

  4. 4

    What an absolutely handsome room you have designed for Baby Boy Flinn! Great job you two!

  5. 5

    Very classy and sophisticated room. This is just the kind of room that would grow with the baby.

  6. 6

    Wow, I absolutely love your nursery. Great color, great theme. I can’t decide on my favorite element. I love that everything has personal significance to you and your family. The photos of your dog are fab too.

  7. 7

    Really cool antlers chandelier. Love those deer knobs/hangers, too. And while I am against hunting as a sport, I really like this nursery.

  8. 8

    Melanie,

    Thank you Melanie. I really appreciate your kind words.

  9. 9
  10. 10

    Love the shelf that holds the diapers, did you buy it or make it?

  11. 11

    Awe man! I think she stole the buck silhouette for the pillow from regan’s brain! Not cool.

  12. 13

    Hi there! Where did you get the pillows from?!

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