Peaceful Peter Rabbit Nursery

  • The crib.1/17
  • The nursery.2/17
  • I was blessed to have a book shower!  I love to read and now so does Baby!3/17
  • The hutch gives a good place to display sweet little items.4/17
  • The little glass plates were a Mast General Store find.  Lovely bunnies!5/17
  • The rocking horse was my nephew's.  I didn't repaint it as I like the "worn" look of a few dents and paint chips.6/17
  • The chest originally belonged to my great grandmother.  Different people in my family used it through the years and I inherited it from an aunt when she passed.  It was an odd green color and my husband repainted it the same as the room's trim color.7/17
  • I inherited the chair from my grandmother and had it recovered in a neutral tan.  The outfits hand from a peg rack my husband made and I made the picture board above.  It's simply a cork board covered with some fabric and ribbon I found to match the nursery.8/17
  • Night light.9/17
  • These little glass animals are priceless keepsakes of mine given to me as a child by my now late father.10/17
  • A friend made the beautiful baby quilt as a gift.11/17
  • Peter Rabbit bedding.12/17
  • The changing table and hutch.13/17
  • The little highchair is practically an antique.  It was used by my grandfather when he was a baby. While it's still in great condition it hasn't been repainted in many years.  I like that about it though and love the look it adds to the room so I didn’t repaint it!14/17
  • Painted on wooden plaques these large pictures hang on either side of the curtains.15/17
  • I love these pictures!  Another made in the USA find!16/17
  • My dad built the little bookcase long ago.  When I was little I had it in my bedroom and then in my playhouse.  It was made of dark wood so my husband painted it this pretty shade of bright baby blue.17/17

A Project For

Nathaniel

Age

Born July 28, 2011

Location

SC

Description

Peaceful Peter Rabbit Nursery

Design Inspiration

I have always loved Peter Rabbit. I've never been big on any "cutesy" cartoon characters (Mickey Mouse etc.) but I've always loved the classic look and idea of the Beatrix Potter tales. I wanted to use simple, soft colors for my nursery but I wanted a bit of a theme too so that's how I decided to put together my Peter Rabbit nursery!

Decorating Style

I was going for a "Pottery Barn style" nursery. I wanted the nursery to look like my style and go with the rest of the house. I wanted a clean, classic look with simple, pretty colors, nothing too bright. When you think of a brand new baby you think soft, calm, quiet, not loud and bright. Boy or girl I like softer colors for a nursery.

Project Details

Crib - DaVinci Anastasia 4-in-1 Convertible in Espresso. Dresser/Changing Table - DaVinci Kalani Combo in Espresso. Hutch - DaVinci Emily II / Kalani in Espresso. Bedding - Pottery Barn Kids Peter Rabbit. Window Coverings - Pottery Barn Kids Gingham Panel With Blackout Liner. (Hold the cursor over each picture for diy info and specific project details.)

Favorite Items

I love all the little special decor pieces! I especially love the pieces I was able to reuse that are old and neat, stuff passed down through my family. The chair has been the most comfortable seat in the house! It is small and is such a great place to nurse or hold a little one for book time.

Advice

You'll be most happy with a style that's really your own. Incorporate items that are special to you or that you had as a child yourself. Pick up different decor items here and there. A room looks the prettiest when it all "goes together" not when it's completely "matchy matchy". Any time you can redo and reuse items it saves big in lots of ways! Reduce, reuse, recycle! So much of my nursery is USA made and that's always a great thing!

5 Comments

  1. 1

    Oh my, I totally dig those Beatrix Potter posters! And those bunny plates are just adorable.

  2. 2

    Wonderful theme! I was a Peter Rabbit fan myself. And I say even the colors you used for the room fit oh so perfectly and give the room that Peter Rabbit book feel.

  3. 3

    Nice colors and lovely prints. I, too, loved the illustrations on my Peter Rabbit books.

  4. 4

    Beautiful! What color is the paint color on the wall?

  5. 5
    avatar mattandlesaa@gmail.com

    Hi Chrissy, so sorry to just now see your comment. The wall color is Sherwin Williams “Favorite Tan”. :) – Lesa

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