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!