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Gallery Round Up: Inspired by Dad!

My first childhood sleeping quarters was not much more than a maple crib with deer embellishments and a rocking chair. If I were to guess, mom chose the crib, dad picked it up from the store, mom urged “the baby will be here any day,” and over a span of a week or so dad would assemble my crib. I have to ask myself how things would be different if dad were in charge of my nursery. Would I fall asleep staring at Billy Joel and Van Halen posters? Perhaps some duel boxed stereo speakers that would double as night stands? Whatever he’d choose for his only daughter’s nursery, I know it would be nothing short of Rock & Roll.

These days we have to give the ladies some credit. They’re passing up tradition and letting dad have more say in the nursery. Here are some rooms from our Project Gallery that reflect dad’s interests!

Sonny’s Nursery was inspired by his dad’s love for the New York Yankees. It’s ready for Opening Day!

No need to pack away those treasures from last year’s Comicon. Thomas’s Nursery is kid friendly and dad approved! My favorite detail is in the pillows. The patterns allude to the way vintage comics are shaded. Instead of full color fills, shapes would be colored with tight and even dots and stripes to save on ink.

When you first walk into Grant’s Nursery you may not see an overwhelming theme. Take a closer look and you’ll see several nods to his dad’s interest in Africa. After decorating, both mom and dad felt equally represented in this modern and warm space.

Does your baby’s nursery have a dad-inspired theme? Let us know in our comment section below or by uploading to our Project Gallery!

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  1. avatar Lyddy says:

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  3. avatar bibzees says:

    I love the comic book theme!!!
    Luckily my husband says “go for it” when it comes to decorating…that being said, when we had a boy, I had someone paint the Green Monster from Fenway Park on his wall :)

  4. avatar Tina says:

    When we designed our little boy’s nursery, Tom had a hand in almost every aspect of the room. But I have to say that I did more of the color coordinating and most of the design decisions. He is just hopeless with colors and wouldn’t know what a pompom is or how this crib bedding would look with that chair. I still say that most of what you see in our Adam’s nursery has been picked out by Tom, and I’m proud of the fact that he was so involved in designing and preparing it!

  5. avatar Shelly says:

    My husband is a diver so when we heard we were having a boy I knew the room had to reflect a little of dad onto his son. We created the nursery together using a sea theme. It warmed my husband up when our son started becoming aware of his room and pointing out and enjoying the sea creatures.

  6. avatar Elison says:

    Personally, I am disappointed that there are less and less dads who are designing their kids’ nurseries. The most we get here at PN are those who helped paint the walls or refurbished an antique piece. I do wish dads put out their creative energies, especially for boys’ room. Masculine yet understated is just so sexy :) In between now and the time that happens, I guess we just have to settle for these dad-inspired rooms.