Traditional and Classic Baby Boy Nursery

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I was going for a very classic, traditional, and french-looking nursery for our first sweet baby boy. I wanted to use things that were meaningful in his room for personalized touches.

Design Inspiration

I was inspired by the Father of the Bride 2 Nursery and also the Art for Kids French furniture line look.

Decorating Style

Traditional and Classic. Timeless.

Project Details

I used Sherwin Williams Silver Strand for the walls and ceiling. The bedding fabric is a silk supioni called "Marais Stripe" in Ciel by Kravet. The bed crown was purchased from Horchow. The dresser/changing table was an antique that we had painted and glazed. The mirror and round hanging frame belonged to my sweet grandmother and were hanging in her house when my mom was a little girl. They were both originally a brassy gold color, but we had them painted and glazed in an ivory cream to match the rest of the room. The clothing rack was in my nursery when I was a little girl. The four framed Beatrix Potter prints were purchased from and were chosen because I used to love Peter Rabbit growing up! The large stuffed giraffe is one of my favorite touches, and we purchased it from Melissa and Doug on The crystal chandalier just adds the final touch to the room and we had it put on a dimmer to get a dreamy look.

Favorite Items

Probably the mirror which belonged to my grandmother. If she were still around, she would be so excited that we were using it in this room!


Try to find special things that you already have. And forget about having a "theme." Just fill the room with things that have special meaning to you and that you love and cherish, and you will love the finished result.


  1. 1

    LOVELY!!! I’ve always told my friends to stay away from classic as it would make the nursery seem old and boring.  But I think you have just proved me wrong!

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    I love that mirror :)  I wish I had gone back to Portland and salvaged some of my mom’s stuff before we put the house on sale.  I love the giraffe, how much is it?  Good job!

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    What a beautiful room. My daughter is expecting in February 2011 and is interested in this crib. Could you tell me who she could contact for more information.? Thanks!

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    The crib is the Adele Crib from Restoration Hardware baby and child ( I must say that I was not pleased at all with the customer service. It was backordered until mid-July, and then it got pushed back 3 more times before I finally received it in mid-September. So be careful ordering backordered items from them–order early! It was worth the wait when it finally came, but caused me much anxiety and stress!

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    Beautful! This looks like the nursery for twins that I saw in a magazine for Art for kids. It is a classic! I love the Beatrix Potter prints, your wall shelves….and the adorable smocked outfts. That is the way I dress my little one also! Lucky little prince!

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    I absolutely love your nursery, what an amazing job you did! I was wondering where did you get the book shelf?


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    This is the most beautiful baby nursery I have ever seen!

    More beautiful than the nursery featured in Father of the Bride 2. Really.

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